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5 Nature Places You Need to Check Out This Month

Want to make this month the best one yet? Instead of adding more tasks to your to-do list or more events to your calendar, add more nature to your life. Nature holds a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional health benefits and while there are plenty of studies to support

This Natural Anxiety Remedy is a Must For These Influencers

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or frustrated, you should turn to nature. Yet so few of us actually do. Instead, we turn to social media, food, work, Netflix, and everything which hinders our connection with nature and ourselves. How would you feel if you replaced one hour of Netflix with

Try This Easy 5 Step Lavender-infused Honey Recipe

Lavender and honey not only make life sweet, they also can improve your physical and mental health. From helping improve your immune system to regulating blood sugar levels to improving your quality of sleep, these two have a lot to offer. So why not combine them into a lavender-infused honey

The Anxiety Cure Top Medical Experts Are Raving About

Nature has the power to heal. It’s an innate truth many of us know, but one which is hard to practice in the modern world. So many of us work in front of computer screens and then leave work, only to scroll socials or watch Netflix. In fact, Americans spend

Your Brain on Nature: How Time Outside Transforms Your Prefrontal Cortex

Have you ever spent an entire afternoon inside scrolling on TikTok? Afterwards, you probably feel tired, disoriented, and had trouble focusing. These feelings are technology fatigue and it’s not harmless–it has serious side effects to the prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is responsible for many cognitive functions. It allows you

Three Spices that Improve Your Digestive Health

What if I told you that your favorite kitchen spices, like black pepper, cumin, and turmeric, are more than just mouthwatering flavor-boosters—they might actually help you lose weight, lower inflammation, and improve your digestive system? Today, we’ll be discussing three culinary medicinal spices that help you improve your digestive health.

How Soil Quality Affects Your Health

You might be what you eat, but you’re also what your food grows in! An often overlooked element to growing and eating healthy food is the soil quality. There is such a thing as good soil and it impacts your crops, the Earth, and yourself. Today, we’re going to dive

Glutathione, the Underrated Antioxidant You Need in Your Diet

Your goal in life isn’t just to live longer, but to live longer and healthier. In order to do that, you have to move your body, spend enough time in nature, and fuel your body with the right fuel. Part of that fuel should consist of antioxidants. Antioxidants are powerful

5 Ways Nature Therapy Can Transform Your Health

In a world of Zoom calls, late nights watching Netflix, and social media scrolling, we’ve lost touch with the natural world around us. The average American spends 93% of their time inside (and that stat was before the pandemic) and 2 out of 5 Americans report feelings of anxiety and

10 Easy Summer Gardening Tips

It’s summer. The sun is staying out longer and so should your gardening gloves! While spring is when you start your garden, summer is when it faces the biggest foes: drought, deer, and more pests. Luckily, these gardening tips can make sure your garden thrives in the summer sun. Health

3 Medicinal Herbs You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Medicinal herbs are a hot topic for a good reason. They provide a variety of health benefits without the adverse effects of pharmaceuticals and other health solutions. Some herbs, such as rosemary and mint, are well known for their medicinal effects but there’s others that are just as effective but

How to Attract Bees to Your Garden and What to Do With Bee Pollen

The busy bee provides us with three superfoods that we can enjoy in both food and supplement form: bee propolis, bee pollen, and royal jelly. But how do you attract more bees–and superfood–to your garden? Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of bee pollen and how to