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4 Powerful Adaptogens for Better Energy, Mood & Sleep

Last time around, we talked about how adaptogens bring you back to balance, and increases our energy without leading to a crash. To reiterate our point, an adaptogen is any substance, generally from an herbal or a plant-based food, we ingest that balances the body. So you may wonder, what are some adaptogens you can ingest to improve your health and vitality? Today, we're back with ...

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Weight Gain? 5 Common Mistakes Vegetarians & Non-Vegetarians Make

I've edited this article as it was dated, and I've received a few comments and took what readers said into consideration. While I agree with readers that the content of this article could be better, I did not feel that the comments were kind and constructive so I removed them from the page. Also, I've just realised that quite a few people have been reading this article, even though it was written ...

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How This Fast Casual 2.0 Vegetarian Restaurant Is Changing the Future

As the New York Times mentioned, the hippies have gone mainstream. Vegetarianism and wellness are the “it” word these days. The poster child of a healthy, happy, beautiful girl sipping on green juice, eating organic kale, doing yoga and meditating seem to be the “ideal” to strive for these days. ;) While some of you may secretly think that green juice tastes crappy and that raw salads are ...

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Adaptogens: Better than Caffeine? (Part 2)

Last time around, we learned what adaptogens are, and how they work in balancing our body. We’ll pick up today from where we left off and cover why adaptogens can increase our energy without leading to a crash, and how they work in balancing our body. You might think that adaptogens may only cause a short term effect, if any, but this may not be the case – in fact, drugs and caffeine are ...

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Adaptogens: Secret to Better Mood, Sex, and Health? (Part 1)

There are lots of talk about adaptogens in the wellness world these days. It's the new "buzzword", well at least in the "West." Adaptogens have gotten particularly popular these days. Examples include GOOP's collaboration with Moon Juice's Amanda Chantal Bacon on their $30 adaptogenic "Dusts," and Nootrobox's use of nootropics. Actually, adaptogens have been used in centuries in China and ...

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Raw Coconut Lemon Icecream Cake

In all honesty, the origin of this Raw Coconut Lemon Icecream Cake is simply that I wanted to make a really good lemon meringue pie that is healthy with minimal ingredients - something I can just use straight from the refrigerator. I try to limit the amount of coconut oil and nuts in this cake since the succulent coconut meat itself is already quite fatty, even though the fat is actually good ...

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3 Tips to Super Charge Productivity After Lunch

This article has originally appeared on Huffington Post You’ve made it halfway through the day! Your day started at 7 AM and lunch is right around the corner. You go to your favorite salad place and wait in line to order food. Ten minutes passes by and you finally get to the front of the checkout line. Then you patiently wait for food. You’re told: good food takes time (even ...

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10 Travel Tips to Stay Healthy On the Go

Earlier, I was traveling to Bali (more to follow), and being in airports and hotels made me realise how challenging it can be to travel healthily. Many of you may be traveling quite a bit, be it for work or vacation. While you may have cultivated your top health habits, flying can be challenging for all of us. Plane rides can be intense on your physical health, moods, and sleep ...

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