Vegan, Plant-Based, and Cruelty-Free…What’s the Difference?

  What’s the Difference Between Plant-Based, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free? If you’re keeping up with nutritional and product-purchasing trends, you may have found a lot of people these days who are becoming vegan, and others who consider their diet/lifestyle plant-based. But what’s the difference? And aside from both labels, where does cruelty-free come in? We’ve explored some knowledgeable sites on the subject to find the answers, so come on in and and decide which best describes your diet and lifestyle choices! First of all, let’s take a look at the true definitions of each from those who most closely align with them.…

The Best DIY Homemade Beauty Masks For Healthy Skin

  Do-It-Yourself Homemade Beauty Masks for Optimally Healthy Skin The best beauty masks are easily made at home with simple products you have in the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet. Some of them only require two ingredients or even just one! Follow along with each video demonstration and accompanying description to see which one would be best for you to try first! Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner Although this isn’t a mask, the results you get from it outperform any mask any day. This is easily the best toner you’ll ever use – and it’s made from straight apple cider vinegar right outta your…

The Best Stretches for Back Pain

The Best Stretches for Back Pain May Vary Depending Upon the Location of or the Reason for Your Pain Chronic back pain is the 2nd leading cause of disability in the United States. There are numerous reasons we may suffer from back pain, including but not limited to degenerative disc disease, pinched or compressed nerves, ligament or muscle pull/strain, and a lack of proper exercise. Regardless of the reason, however, anyone who has experienced back pain recognizes how debilitating it can be. Some of my friends have insisted the pain from their back injuries was so severe, they could not…

Our Favorite Healthy Hot Drinks and Soups for Cozy Fall Nights

Well, the first day of autumn is just around the bend and the nights will soon be getting much cooler. If you’re like us, it’s time to bust out the blankets and cozy socks and get ready for some hot bevvies and soups to warm our bellies! We’ve shared our favorite hot drinks and soups for healthy autumn nights below! Garlic Soup If you’re the least bit under the weather or just need a kick of garlic to set you straight, give Wellness Mama’s Soothing Garlic Soup a shot. (This one isn’t vegan and calls for chicken broth and butter, but you can easily…

How To Tell If You Have Worms & What To Do About It

  If you’ve ever had a pet with worms, you’re a little bit familiar with the nutrient-robbing parasites. What you may not realize is that some of the horrid little creatures can infect humans as well! Let’s take a peek at some of the signs and symptoms of worms in humans and what you can do about them. Unexplained Weight Loss If you’re eating the same amounts and types of foods you usually eat and keeping up the same amount of exercise, you shouldn’t be losing much, if any, weight. If you’re consistently losing weight in a noticeable way, keep…

Multiple Orgasms for Men: Are They Possible?

Multiple Orgasms: Yes, Men Can Have Them, Too! It’s a widely held (and erroneous) belief of modern day Western culture that only women can achieve multiple orgasms (the experience of having several non-ejaculatory orgasms in a row during one session of sex play). Turns out men can have them too, and they’ve been doing it for over four thousand years! Whether you’re a guy yourself or the partner of one, chances are exploring this skill will enhance your love life substantially! So Men Can Have Multiple Orgasms…Okay, But How? We’ve explored the topic with the experts and found some key concepts to consider.…

When Gut Yeast Becomes a Problem

What is gut yeast and how can I tell if I have an overgrowth? When the delicately balanced ecosystem of “good bugs” and “bad bugs” (bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms) that busily line our intestines gets thrown out of rhythm, the problem of yeast overgrowth may occur. A diet high in sugar (or other simple carbs) or the prolonged use of antibiotics, steroids, or birth control pills are the most common culprits of this situation, which can lead to a variety of problematic symptoms, chronic illnesses and other disorders. Take a Simple Yeast Test at Home Although it may not be considered…

The Superfoods You Need in Your Life – Some May Surprise You!

What is a “Superfood?” Dr. Oz describes his favorite superfoods as “short on calories and dense in nutrition.” Although some so-called “superfoods” may or may not always contain the powerful nutritious punch their advocates suggest, others are highly recommended by doctors and nutritionists alike. We’ll examine the benefits of each of Dr. Oz’s (and some of Dr. Axe’s, WebMD’s, and other sites’ favorites) recommended superfood list, which is as follows: Garlic – According to an interview with NaturalNews, Director of North American Institute of Herbal Medicine Paul Bergner states that “garlic is anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral, as well as anti-protozoan,” which Bergner…

The 7 Most Popular Uses of Tea Tree Oil

What are the Most Popular Uses for Tea Tree Oil? Known for its strong, unique aroma, Wikipedia describes tea tree oil as, “…also known as melaleuca oil or ti tree oil, tea tree oil is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colorless and clear. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queenslandand the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.” Where can I get it? Sold in its purest form in health food stores and grocers throughout the United States, tea tree oil is usually suggested for use after being diluted. Interested folks can…

Why Dry Brushing Your Body is Healthier Than You Think

  While many have been dry brushing for years already, others are new to the idea. Why would someone want to brush their skin instead of using soap on a washcloth? Some use soap only in the private zones and brush everywhere else, while others soap up to a healthy lather everywhere after dry brushing first. It’s up to you how you go about it. Most, however, prefer to brush in the morning to get the circulation going and prep the body’s systems for a busy day! Dry Brushing Aids Several Bodily Systems Some advocates of dry brushing the body…

Healthy Tips