Which Foods Can Help With Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is a silent disease. Often, there are no symptoms, so that’s why it’s tested regularly by your healthcare professional. It’s better to catch it before it gets out of hand.

Beyond the standard advice to reduce salt and caffeine, there are some foods and drinks that can help too. I’ve rounded up a few for you. You may be surprised at them.

And if you haven't tried a smoothie bowl yet, you're going to love this week's recipe!

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The True Health Benefits of Exercise

“Move more” has been a common mantra for health for decades. But, what does that even mean? What kind of exercise counts? How much do I need? 

Maybe the biggest question here is: “What are the true health benefits, anyway?” 

In this week's post, I want to share with you the real, proven health benefits of exercise. Because there are some; there actually are lots!

Plus, if you do heavy workouts and need a replenishing drink, I’ve included a delicious recipe for you too.

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Can't Meditate? Here are 9 Other Ways to Break Free From Stress

If you love meditating and do it regularly, you’re still going to want to read this post.  

While the health benefits of relaxation techniques like meditation are amazing, there are other ways to relax as well. You may want to try something new or share some of these ideas with a friend or family member who might want to de-stress but just can't seem to meditate. 

Either way, I have you covered with nine non-meditation ways to break free from stress.

And, this week’s recipe relaxes you and smells ah-mazing!

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How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

Stress is everywhere these days. We feel it when we wake up, when things happen during the day, and we even take it to bed with us.

It’s chronic. And it’s not awesome for your health.

When we’re stressed our body reacts in a couple of ways, one is by releasing the stress hormone cortisol.

And you can imagine that there are natural ways you can lower it.

So check out my list of recommendations to reduce cortisol. Then indulge in my de-stressing dessert recipe.

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Mindfulness and Meditation...Do They Really Work?

Mindfulness and meditation are health buzzwords nowadays. Everyone, even those who aren't health practitioners, tout the amazing effects of being mindful and practicing meditation.

But, just because it’s popular doesn’t mean you should do it...or does it?

As a practitioner, I recommend it. This post gives you the lowdown on why it may be something you should start (or do more of).

And I bet you can't wait to see what kind of "recipe" I have for you on mindfulness and meditation, can you?

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The Stress Mess: How It Messes With Your Health

Ahhh, the "stress mess."

Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when stress is the worst? Maybe it affects your sleep, or maybe you get sick more often.

Yes, stress can definitely mess with your health.

Today I talk about some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress is messing with your health.

Oh, and I have relaxing recipe for you (two ingredients - no stress!).

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