Goal Setting & Forming Healthy Habits

On average, it takes a minimum of 66 days to form a habit. Once a habit is formed the behaviour becomes automatic. Imagine not thinking about doing things for optimal health but reaping the benefits of enhanced vitality.

What if healthy habits became as effortless as remembering to brush your teeth? Regular repetition of a good or bad thing creates a new habit.

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The Health Risks Of Being A Stress Case

Cortisol, along side adrenaline, non-adrenaline, testosterone, DHEA, estrogen, and progesterone are produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisol plays a role in blood sugar management, memory, reducing inflammation, stress, and sleep. Cortisol is most commonly known for it’s role alongside adrenaline for the “fight or flight” response. Prolonged stress can cause a chronically high cortisol level. If this occurs, the imbalance may also play a role in the proper function of other hormones. Like most things in the body, our hormones work synergistically with one another. If one thing becomes out of balance, it is likely for something else to soon follow.

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Women’s Hormones: Why are so many women struggling with hormone imbalances?

A hormonal imbalance is when there is either too much or too little of a certain hormone. Even tiny changes can have very serious impacts on us. Throughout our lives, there are periods or hormonal changes that occur naturally. These transitions happen in puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. However, in today’s modern world there are some serious hormonal imbalances occurring for many women.

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Easy Homemade Cacao Butter Chocolate

Raw cacao is a great source of antioxidants. It has anti-aging properties, it boosts ones mood, it is full of healthy fats, helps to regulate hormones, relieves stress, and it even increases energy levels. There is a difference between what you buy at the store and what you can easily make from the comfort of your own home. Check out our recipe and helpful tips for making easy homemade chocolate that will provide you body with a variety of health benefits.

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The 5 Ingredients To Avoid In Store Bought Nut Milks

Like most foods, not all nut milks are created equal. Sometimes, during processing, things are done to cut production costs, prolong shelf life, and improve texture and taste, at the expense of nutritional value. Many nut milks on the market contain a measly 2% nuts! Instead, their thick, creamy, texture is coming from gums, carrageenan, and other additives that are cheaper to produce and easy to incorporate as fillers.

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10 Things That May Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts

Firstly, if you are making a conscious effort to shift your diet and lifestyle to live healthier and feel better, good for you! Those numbers on the scale are a very small part of your health. You should measure your progress with how you feel. Has your energy level increased since you started eating better and exercising? Has your complexion improved? Do your clothes fit better? Has your sleep improved? Can you lift heavier weights, walk further, run faster!?! It is important to acknowledge ALL of the progress you have made before you even look at the scale.

Do you struggle to lose weight despite your best efforts? Are you eating well, exercising, and still not seeing the numbers on the scale budge?

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Banana & Chocolate Cashew Cheesecake

This decadent dessert was made for my moms birthday celebration on the weekend. It is dairy-free, gluten-free, & vegan. Sweetened with banana and maple syrup. Full of protein, healthy fats and fibre to keep blood sugar levels stabilized. I didn’t get any pictures of it sliced up because it got gobbled up so fast! I hope you enjoy the recipe, comment below if you have any questions!

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From Lifting Weights to Surgery Dates: Living Life with a Chronic Invisible Illness

He explained that surgery would be too risky and that no form of therapy including seeing a chiropractor, massage therapist, or physiotherapist, would help lessen my symptoms. He informed me that I had chosen the wrong career path and that my body wasn’t built to have muscle. He encouraged me to limit the use of my arms and to only use them when necessary. He told me that I would never work out again and that I could come back when I’m “fully disabled.” I burst out into tears thinking that this was going to be the way I lived for the rest of my life.

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Anti-Aging Facial Serum

Do you ever get overwhelmed with all of the anti-aging beauty products out there? A lot of these products cost anywhere from $50 - $300 and still contain nasty chemicals that do nothing but hinder your health. There are natural ingredients that help fight the signs of aging and can be used in simple yet effective homemade beauty products. Check out the simple recipe for this anti-aging facial serum.

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Coconut Sugar & Coffee Exfoliating Scrub

Decreasing our exposure to chemicals is becoming increasingly important. The area of our lives where we can have control is with our food, home cleaning supplies, laundry detergents, food storage containers, and with our cosmetics. I am sharing with you my super simple Coconut & Coffee Exfoliating Scrub, a product that works great and that doesn’t include synthetic chemicals or preservatives commonly used in today’s beauty care products.

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The Immune Boosting Soup You Need to Get Through The Cold & Flu Season

This gluten-free & dairy-free chicken noodle soup is easy to prep in advance and takes minimal hands on cooking time. It also has several immune boosting ingredients to keep you feel happy and healthy this cold and flu season.

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