Food, Healing, and Independence

Nihal Elwan is the Founder and CEO of Tayybeh, a social enterprise that empowers Syrian refugee chefs by providing an opportunity for employment, financial independence, and a sense of community, all while offering delicious and authentic local Syrian cuisine. In this episode, Nihal Elwan shares her experience founding Tayybeh, her incredible career fighting for woman’s […]

Quick Tips For A Healthier Gut

A healthy gut is the key to optimal health! In this episode, Sam and Natalia dive into the importance of gut health and a few tips you can start implementing now to support your gut so that you can feel your best. “80% of your immune system is working in the gut.” – Natalia Want […]

Best Budget Food for Students

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Between schoolwork, studying for exams and paying tuition fees, it can be difficult for students to eat healthily. Eating healthy can be incredibly challenging for a student on a tight budget. Still, the right tips will help balance the demands of student life and eating healthy. Stick To Whole Foods Fruit, vegetables, whole grains, proteins […]

Boost your Brain Power with These 3 Key Nutrients

Our food choices affect our heart, liver and other body parts, including our brain. A healthy diet can improve brain performance and preserve brain function, so you must consume healthy fats like nuts, fatty fish, lots of fruits and vegetables, and very low amounts of processed and sugary foods. Eating high-fibre whole grains and legumes […]

How to Meal-Prep & Take Back Your Time

Meal prepping allows you to remain healthy while on-the-go. Time and time again, many individuals find themselves making a pit stop at the closest fast food restaurant and feel trapped with this sub-par nutritional option. After all, you are what you eat—consuming processed, greasy fast food on a consistent basis will lead to increased body […]

How to Take Care of Your Body: Optimizing Your Health Habits

You only get one body, so it is a must that you take good care of it. A happy, healthy and active lifestyle is crucial, and the following tips will help you take care of your body: Get Enough Sleep Adults should average 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Quality sleep is essential […]

11 Best Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory

Certain foods will boost your brain and memory, so consuming these items is essential as your brain is the control center of your body. Your brain keeps your heart beating and lungs breathing, and this also allows you to move, feel and think.  For these reasons, it is a must that you keep your brain […]

The 5 Best Diets for Women Over 50

As a woman ages, her body will undergo significant changes with several side effects. New and different approaches may need to be taken to maintain a healthy life. You may need to consider a specific diet to ensure you receive all the necessary nutrients.  Women can alter their diets to better adapt to the natural […]

How can diet help manage PCOS?

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PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects about 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age. If you’re one of many affected, there are diet and lifestyle changes you can make to reduce or overcome your symptoms. What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is characterized by hormonal imbalances, it involves not only the reproductive hormones, but […]