Health & Wellness

The Mystique and Significance of the Dream State

It’s universal. All of us dream. Scientists have been studying the dream state to fully understand this aspect of the human consciousness in order to realize its significance in our lives with no definitive answer aside from theories. Species in the animal kingdom dream as well and experience varying phases of sleep. So, what are …

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Exploring the Benefits of Forest Walking and Mother Earth’s Other Remedies

There are several studies about the positive effects on the brain and body when we are in touch with nature. Today, I will tell you about one of them, showing the benefits of forest walking and other remedies found in nature to incorporate in our lives.  We are at that point in human history where …

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Jungle Chronicles: Immersive Eco-Tourism in the Heart of the Amazon

Do you know that the Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest on earth covering an area of five and a half million square metres? The Amazon rainforest, often referred to as the “Lungs of the Earth” is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Its rich ecosystem supports millions of species of plants, …

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Nutritious Eating, Not For All: Increasing Cost of Nutritional Food

“Let them eat cake,” said Marie Antoinette. Quite the cynic. Or was she?  In fact, what she said was “qu’ils mangent de la brioche.” Let them eat brioche, a type of cake made from flour, butter, and eggs. French law, at the time, dictated that basic bread prices be fixed to prevent bakers from selling …

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Nova Scotia: A Blue Zone?

Graduation. Marriage. Retirement. These are some of the many milestones in life we anticipate. But there is one significant milestone that is not commonly shared. Some along Nova Scotia’s South Shore celebrate its advent. They’re a piece of living history. They’re centenarians or super centenarians. Living to 100 years old, or more, is no easy …

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Screen Time Before Bed: Why It Should Be Avoided

Technology has become a necessity of life. We can’t imagine our lives without phones, tablets, laptops, and computers as they help facilitate everything from communication with friends and family to education, learning, and entertainment. According to a recent study, adults in the US have screen time of 11 hours per day, which increased to 19 …

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Maple Syrup: An Anticipated Canadian Tradition

“I am passionate about tea, running, the idea that we are bound only by the limits of our imaginations, and maple syrup.” – Misha Collins Who doesn’t like maple syrup? In Canada, it is referred to as liquid gold and for good reason. It is packed with antioxidants and healthy minerals, such as zinc, magnesium, …

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How To Strengthen Your Core

Having a strong core is essential for maintaining good posture, balance, and stability in everyday movements. Your core muscles provide the foundation for all other movements in your body, including those of your limbs. Moreover, a strong core can reduce the risk of injury, back pain, and other health problems. In this context, strengthening your …

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