Healthy Lifestyle

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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Ingredient Spotlight: Matcha

Ingredient Spotlight: Matcha

Japanese buddhist monks have been drinking matcha during their tea ceremonies for centuries, due to it’s amazing health benefits and ability to create an ‘alert calm’. The word ‘matcha’ in Japanese literally means powdered tea - and that’s exactly what it is. It is made by grinding green tea leaves into a fine powder, to which you add hot water. Because you are actually consuming the leaves (instead of taking them out with a tea bag), matcha has increased levels of antioxidants and nutrients when compared to steeped green tea. It also has moderate caffeine levels, making it a great...

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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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