The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin

 

 

Fall is here! That means pumpkin is taking over everything from our grocery stores and pantries to coffee shops and holiday gatherings. We cook with it, make our houses smell like it and even put it on our bodies – we can’t get enough of the delicious orange fruit (yes, it’s a fruit).

Which is a good thing, because the health benefits of pumpkin are equally as good as the taste and smell.

Here are just a few of the reasons we’re stocking up on pumpkin this year…

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Treating Fall Sinus Problems

Why Are Sinus Problems Worse in the Fall?

FallĀ is here! For many, this is considered one of the best times of the year – the leaves are turning, the weather is starting to cool, Starbucks has released its seasonal drinks and the change in seasons means that the holidays are just around the corner.

For others, the falling of leaves means an increase in allergies and chronic headaches caused by blocked sinusesĀ – a potentially miserable part of the year for serious allergy sufferers. Continue reading →

SUMMER SUPERFOODS – 7 Foods to Boost Your Energy This Summer

Summer is not the time for wasting the day away in bed or committing to a Netflix marathon. Summer is the time to get up, get out, and spend your days hiking, swimming, biking, and keeping up with a full season of activities. You can try caffeinating your way through the day with coffee or energy drinks, but the most quality energy you can get is from nutrient-packed foods like nuts and salmon.

We compiled a list of our top 7 Summer Superfoods that can help keep your energy levels up throughout your busy summers schedule.

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SUPER HERBS & SPICES – BASIL

Continuing our Super Herbs and Spices Series, today we are looking into the health benefits of one of nature’s oldest and most widely used herbs — basil.

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The Professional’s Power Breakfast

We’ve heard it over and over again – “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Well, there’s truth to that, especially if you are a professional who works ten-to-fifteen hours a day, an artist on tour, a politician on the campaign trail, a teacher lecturing all day, or a lawyer burning the midnight oil preparing to speak in court. Breakfast is the meal the fuels our day, but most importantly for the professional, provides our bodies with essential vitamins and nutrients to keep everything working on all cylinders…especially our professional voice.

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Fight Allergies Naturally – Spring Time Allergy Superfoods

As the seasons change and spring approaches, allergies are on high-alert – but not everything outdoors is out to attack us. In fact, certain foods are actually effective natural antihistamines.

Here are five of some of nature’s best allergy fighters:

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Earache or Blockage? How to Clean Your Ears – Ear Health Part 2

Pain or blockage in your ears can be both painful and annoying. Often caused by an excess of ear wax production, and the use of objects like q-tips that push wax further into the ear canal, the blockage can often be accompanied by difficulty hearing, itching, and sometimes dizziness, which should be addressed by an ENT specialist. There are some at-home remedies to help move things along though.

When your ears are feeling a bit more full than usual, try to break up the excess ear wax with some of the following gentle at home remedies:

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