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4 Simple Ways to Create a Healthier Home Environment

Did you know that health is about way more than what is on your plate? That’s right, your relationships, career, level of fitness, and hobbies all contribute to your well-being – it’s what Health Coaches call primary food. Your home environment is no exception! Read More

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Black Garlic: A New Superfood?

At first glimpse, you might not be so enthralled to put black garlic on your dinner plate. But looks can be deceiving. Does it resemble little jelly-like pebbles of coal? Sure. But its sweet, non-acrid taste and nutritional benefits might make you a believer... Read More

Amina Aliyu

Healthy or Not? Nutella.

What’s in your favourite spread? Is Nutella Healthy? Nutella is a chocolate flavored Hazelnut spread originally made in Italy since 1964. It is a sweet and tasty spread which is loved by many children and adults all around the world. If you are a Nutella lover, have you ever stopped to ask yourself, “Is Nutella healthy?” Well, read on and find out a few things about Nutella. Read More

Amina Aliyu

Healthy or Not? Dates.

As we all know, dates are a whole food that contains sugar, fiber, vitamins, minerals and is generally nutrient rich. But did you know that dates have up to 80% of sugar content? Masha Allah, that’s a lot! In fact, that’s a higher sugar content than most chemical filled junk food that you can find in your local supermarket. I’m sure that the next question you’re going to ask is “So does that make them bad for us?”. That’s what I’d like to address in this article. Read More

Amina Aliyu

Healthy or Not? Stevia

Many people have been asking me questions about stevia (Steviana), assuming it must be healthy since it’s an herb, right? My views on the topic are quite divided. Even though it’s a plant, we don’t use it as a whole plant, like the Native Indians did hundreds of years ago. Read More

Amina Aliyu

The Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is the spice used in curry powder, and it’s the ingredient that gives curry its yellow color. It’s been used for centuries as part of Ayurvedic Medicine, originating in India. Ayurveda is a form of traditional medicine, practiced in India initially, but has now gained popularity in many parts of the world. There are many health benefits of using turmeric, we’ll go over those in more detail, in this article. Read More

Amina Aliyu

All You Need To Know About Hydrogenated Fats

Hydrogenated fat, also called “Trans Fat” or “Partially Hydrogenated Fat”, belongs to a group of fats with a really bad reputation, and rightfully so. It’s the worse type of fat you could possibly eat. Why you ask? Well for one, hydrogenated fats raise your LDL level - also known as bad cholesterol, and at the same time lower the levels of HDL - the good cholesterol. It’s worth noting that good cholesterol helps to remove bad cholesterol from your bloodstream, preventing it from depositing in your blood vessels, eventually clogging them up. Read More

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5 Examples of Everyday Mindfulness (That Aren’t Meditation)

Mindfulness has entered our everyday conversations in a powerful way. But what does it really mean? Jon Kabbat-Zinn, the creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), defines it as such... Read More

Amina Aliyu

What are Sugar Cravings? (Part 1 of 3)

A sugar craving is simply the body asking for energy. Nearly everyone craves sugar, the difference is what people do when they experience such a craving. Some of us go right away for the most accessible sweet treat, be it a candy bar, a cake or a cookie. Others who are more health conscious may go for a carrot, or a homemade nuts and seeds energy bar. There are many healthy alternatives that you can use to help alleviate your sugar cravings. Read More

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Set an Intention, Not a Resolution

Is it almost the New Year already? It seems like just yesterday we were setting resolutions, hopeful about accomplishing new goals and making positive changes in our lives. But while we often do our best to stay focused, resolutions don’t often pan out the way we’d like. Read More

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