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How Breathwork Can Support Us In Challenging Times

These past years have been intense, to say the least. With so much chaos and confusion, a very clear shift is happening in the world. A lot of the old ways don’t seem to feel satisfying to us anymore. A lifetime of work with just 2 weeks holiday a year doesn’t feel like a fair trade, people are starting to ...

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8 Reasons To LOVE Cats Claw

Jess Lewis | Cats Claw gets its name because of its curved hook-like thorns. This is a plant that has been used for thousands of years in South and Central America, and here’s why! Cat’s claw is known for its medicinal properties and it is used for a multitude of reasons ranging from speeding up the healing of wounds, boosting ...

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6 Reasons You Need Dragon’s Blood In Your Life – Backed by nearly 150 Studies

Jess Lewis | Gathering of Minds I came across Dragon’s Blood a few years ago after a shaman gave me a bottle to use in case I ‘needed to use it for healing’. At the time, I had no idea of how powerful Dragon’s Blood was, but after doing a bit of research I quickly realised it was more than ...

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Guayusa Tea: How This Amazonian Ceremonial Tea Is Helping People To Ditch Coffee (Plus Science Studies)

Jess Lewis | Gathering of Minds Every single day, before dawn, members of the Kichwas tribe gather together around a communal fire and drink Guayusa (Guayusa Ilex, pronounced Gwhy-YOU-sa). Kichwas people believe it is Important for the body to receive Guayusa first thing in the morning when they first wake up. They then share the dreams that they’ve had during ...

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What You Need To Know About The Connection Between Sugar & Your Mental Health

By Alanna Ketler | We have come to realize that sugar consumption negatively impacts health, and is a leading cause of obesity, type II diabetes, and heart disease, but new research is emerging that shows how too much sugar can also be directly related to depression, playing a major role in our psychological health as well. For most of us, sugar is ...

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HOW SWIMMING IN COLD WATER COULD OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE TO STRONG PAINKILLERS

ALANNA KETLER | Would you believe that swimming in cold water can be just as effective as strong painkillers? Sometimes it really is that simple, and we can use the environment around us to help to cure what ails us. Cold therapy is a relatively new trend that has been gaining traction, in large part due to Wim Hof, or more commonly ...

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6 ACTIVATED CHARCOAL USES & BENEFITS

AMANDA MONTEIRO | The world seems to be absolutely infatuated with activated charcoal. You can find it everywhere these days, from ice cream and hamburger buns to lemonade, crackers, and even hot dogs! Because it’s being incorporated into so many foods, it’s being portrayed as safe to consume, but as with any supplement, it’s important to be aware of how your pre-existing medical ...

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11 POWERFUL HEALTH BENEFITS OF SHILAJIT

ANNA RODGERS | “There is hardly any curable disease which cannot be controlled or cured with the aid of shilajit.” – Vaidya Charak, famous ancient Indian from the first century A.D It looks and smells like tar and, in fairness, it tastes a little like tar too. Yet this wondrous, ancient resin-like substance just may be one of the best things you can ...

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WHAT YOUR TONGUE IS TELLING YOU ABOUT YOUR HEALTH – WHICH TONGUE ARE YOU?

SHARMINI GANA | Every person’s tongue is unique, with distinct characteristics that reflect their inner health. Ever been to a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor or an acupuncturist and been asked to stick out your tongue? There is a reason for this. TCM believes the tongue is a microcosm of the entire body and will reflect its excesses and deficiencies. The shape, colour, coating, and ...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT KOMBUCHA: THE WONDERFUL FERMENTED TEA YOU SHOULD BE DRINKING

ALEXA ERICKSON | A few years ago, I found myself strolling through the grocery store with a friend when they directed me to the kombucha section. They strongly recommended I purchase a bottle of the good-for-your-gut elixir, which I did, even though my only knowledge of kombucha at the time was that (I thought) it consisted of magical mushrooms. Fortunately, that one impulse purchase led me ...

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