Healthy Lifestyle

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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Haley Knox
Ingredient Spotlight: Ginger

Ingredient Spotlight: Ginger

“GET MORE GINGER!” is proudly displayed on the windows of all our Village Juicery locations. Why is that? Ginger is one of the most powerful foods on our planet, and has been used for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties among many different cultures. Belonging to the same plant family as turmeric, ginger is highly anti-inflammatory and contains many potent antioxidants due to its active chemical component, gingerol. Let’s explore the benefits of this warming and delicious spice, all of them backed by scientific research! 1. Anti-Inflammatory Inflammation plays a role in almost every major disease, so it is...

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Chia Seeds: Why and How to Use this Super Seed

Chia Seeds: Why and How to Use this Super Seed

You may have first heard of chia seeds due to their ability to sprout from pots shaped like everything from Kermit the Frog to Barack Obama. Or, perhaps you’ve heard talk of their many nutritional benefits. There’s no doubt chia seeds are incredibly popular right now. So what’s all the hubbub about? Well, to understand that, let’s first take it back. Like, waaaaay back. Because as early as 2600 BC, the Aztecs used them as a beverage, ground into a flour, pressed for oil and even included them in medicines. The Nutritional Benefits of Chia Seeds So, why were the...

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