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Haley Knox
Waste Less, Every Day: Simple Changes for Sustainable Living

Waste Less, Every Day: Simple Changes for Sustainable Living

Every day we take part in activities that involve consumption such as eating, commuting and dressing ourselves up in the latest fashions! This consumption impacts the environment in various ways that can be hard for us to visualize. A great way to understand our impact is to look at our “Ecological Footprint”, which measures the amount of nature's resources consumed by an individual in a given year. The average Canadian has a footprint of 7.7 hectares, which is way above the sustainable goal of 1.7 hectares. Fortunately, there are very simple changes we can make to our daily lives to...

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Our 4 Favourite Natural Substitutes for your Bathroom Essentials

Our 4 Favourite Natural Substitutes for your Bathroom Essentials

It seems we have so many things lying around the house these days. We are always being tempted to buy some new product that promises to be the next big thing- from the new all-purpose cleaner that promises not to leaves streaks on our mirrors to the new toner that promises to shrink all our pores. But what if we could cut down this list by using a natural product or ingredient we may already have laying around the house? Here are 4 of our favourite bathroom essentials to get you started: Coconut oil What is it conventionally used for?...

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The Science Behind a Juice Cleanse

The Science Behind a Juice Cleanse

The words “cleansing”, “detox” and “toxins” are thrown around a lot in the health world. Generally, we hear that it can be beneficial to do a cleanse as the seasons change so that we can detox and help to effectively eliminate the buildup of toxins in our system. But what does that really mean? We’re here to help unpack these terms to help bring some clarity to the juice cleanse process! Toxins The word “toxin” is defined as “any poisonous substance” (1). Generally, there are two categories of toxins: internal and external. Internal toxins are our own body’s by-products of...

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Omar Shaheen
3 Ways to Keep Your Hormones in Check

3 Ways to Keep Your Hormones in Check

Written by Stephani Fenkanyn Remember Goldilocks who visited the three bears? Turns out our bodies have something in common with that blond, mischievous, little girl who entered the bears’ home looking for something just right! Like her, our body loves when our hormone levels are “just right”. Not too low, not too high, but that just right amount, to help keep everything else in check. The human body is programmed to maintain homeostasis, or otherwise described as ‘internal balance’. Hormones play an integral role in maintaining this balance by responding to direction and acting as messengers throughout the body to...

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