Health is Wealth

As much as I focus on mental health, your health is a multi-faceted and is more than just one aspect. Health is wealth, truly, so here I focus on the physical and social aspects of well-being.

look up: balance presence online and offline

I’m beginning to adopt a bad habit. It’s one I tend to critique others, especially when I see it in others all around my college campus. I could say the same for really anywhere I might go, and I know I’m not the first one making this observation. The habit? Texting or checking my phone while …

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why I avoid eating refined sugar

Who isn’t all for having a sweet tooth? Eating dessert first? Treating yo’self to some delicious cookies, cakes and candy? I have to eat something sweet every single evening, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it. While I love bitter chocolates and coffees, and I’m always down for some plant-based savory comfort foods, there is …

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is self-diagnosis more harm than good?

We’ve all been there at some point: we begin to feel off, a symptom we’ve never had before, and in the search for quick answers, we go online and try to self-diagnose ourselves. We start off thinking we’re healthy and just having an off day, and then end up thinking we’re on the verge of …

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what is functional medicine?

If you’re someone struggling with chronic health concerns, there might be an answer to your questions: functional medicine. I’m not about to spew on about full-blown magical cures to every problem out there, but I am suggesting that treating health through a new, wider perspective could help many people find true wellness. For some people, …

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4 activities for a spring break wellness retreat

Even if you aren’t going to a tropical destination for spring break, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing week off from the daily stresses life bring. And what better way to celebrate the (hopefully soon!) arrival of spring than a wellness retreat? No plane tickets required. Your only requirement is to allow yourself …

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the danger of pinterest health scams

Scroll through your Pinterest feed, and chances are you’ll stumble upon a post claiming to have a secret drink or diet to help solve all your health woes. Or, more simply put, Pinterest health scams. Just take these two ingredients every morning and your stomach will always be flat! Drink this concoction before going to …

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connective craze: is collagen healthy for you?

Based on the scoop I’ve learned about the latest supplement trend, I won’t be scooping into a tub of Vital Proteins any time soon. Across social media, people are toting the benefits of collagen powders and products. Instagram models share their morning smoothies and bulletproof coffees, proudly advertising for health brands coming out with new …

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get in my belly: pre and probiotics

If we’re talking about physical health, we cannot forget our gut instinct, and that requires pre and probiotics. Our digestive health is the center of all other bodily functions. Not only are we dependent upon digesting the food we eat, but our gut is also deeply connected with our mental health, immune system and more. …

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pearly whites without fluoride

I have a confession to make: as often as I discuss adopting healthy practices and taking care of yourself, some things I let slide…like going to the dentist twice a year. I only go once, that’s fine enough. I’ve been lucky enough to not have any major issues with my teeth. Knock on wood I …

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being okay not being okay

In a world that’s constantly about getting up and going, being productive and accomplishing everything you can in each twenty-four hour span, not feeling okay just plain sucks. It makes you feel even more defeated than you already do, beating yourself up for not feeling physically and/or mentally inadequate. As I often do, I found …

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