How the body works

The function of sleep.

It may come as a surprise to you, but sleeping is actually a productive activity, despite the fact that we lay there still. As the brain gathers data throughout the day, learns new skills and forms daily events into memories, it requires time to sort and organize. This occurs while we sleep. Our brains go… Continue reading The function of sleep.

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What causes dark circles under your eyes

We've all experienced it. Those dark circles under your eyes that sneakily appear after a late night. But, is lack of sleep really the only reason? Aside from fatigue, which is an obvious one, here are a few more reasons why you might be seeing dark circles under your eyes. 1. Dehydration - check the… Continue reading What causes dark circles under your eyes

Happiness

The peeing mantra

Peeing and mantra...not exactly two words that would have anything to do with one another, let alone in the same sentence. What is it exactly? Well, here's how it came about. A while back I was having a conversation with someone about some of the things we do that make us happy. We got talking… Continue reading The peeing mantra

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Is it true? Three words that can change your life

Have you ever heard of the phrase, "Change your thoughts, change your life” ? Easier said than done, right? We know that having a positive mindset and joyful thoughts are the keys to accessing the abundance of whatever it is we desire; Success, love, happiness, health. But why is it so difficult to change our… Continue reading Is it true? Three words that can change your life

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How to make Infused Water

Tired of tasteless and boring water? Try infusing it with flavours and colours that will not only make it look and taste good, but will add healing value. Every food and herb has a benefit to the body.  What better way to consume some of that than to infuse your water! Here are a few… Continue reading How to make Infused Water

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Tips to drinking more water

We all know water is important in maintaining good health and avoiding diseases, yet many people are still challenged with drinking enough of it. Here are a few tips to get you drinking more water: 1.Add flavour Sometimes all you need is to add a bit of flavour to your water to make it more… Continue reading Tips to drinking more water

How the body works

What is Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease occurs when the kidney's lose their ability to function.  Normal Kidneys  help the body regulate chemicals, water, blood pressure and help to filter toxins. Kidney failure (whether acute or chronic) is when the kidneys lose their ability to function properly. This can occur for many reasons, including: Infection Blood-clotting disorders Diabetes Decreased blood… Continue reading What is Kidney Disease

How the body works

The function of the kidneys

The powerhouse of the urinary system, the two bean shaped organs known as the kidneys are located in the upper abdominal cavity and rest against the back muscles.  Some of the key functions of the kidneys are: Waste removal: The job of the kidneys are to remove toxins, waste, excess salts and urea out of… Continue reading The function of the kidneys

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Why Feeling Stuck is not always a bad thing.

"AH AH AH CHOO! Oh no! I think I'm stuck. But all I did was sneeze?!" There I was, 18 years old, hunched forward in pain, and literally stuck. I had no idea what happened.  I tried to ignore it, hoping it was just a passing hiccup, but trying to ignore pain works as well… Continue reading Why Feeling Stuck is not always a bad thing.

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What stops you from achieving your dreams?

We all have dreams yet, for some, achieving those dreams is an uphill battle.  What is it that prevents people from achieving what they desire? Fear is a big one.  How about distractions? Self-doubt? … (feel free to stop me any-time).  The truth is we all have something that stands in our way of achieving what we… Continue reading What stops you from achieving your dreams?