23 Science-Backed Tips for Deeper, More Restful Sleep

Pierre Van ZylFeatured, health

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Inside: 23 science-backed sleep tips for deeper, more restful zzz’s that work even if you have kids!  Have you ever woken up with an “aha” solution to a problem? If so, you’re not alone. Dreams are linked to some of the most important breakthroughs in history, including the Theory of Relativity, the shape of DNA, and […]

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Melatonin for Sleep: Does It Work & Is It Safe for Kids?

Pierre Van Zylhealth

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Inside: The benefits and uses of melatonin. Plus, is melatonin safe for kids? As someone who has lost a decent amount of zzzz’s to sleeping baby ninjas and early rising toddlers, I’ve dedicated a significant amount of time to researching and testing ways to improve sleep. Studies show that deep, good quality sleep makes us […]

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18 Uses for Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Pierre Van Zylhealth

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So, the other day I was talking to a friend about this homemade deodorant for sensitive skin, and she wondered aloud if she really needed to buy “a whole bag of this diatomaceous earth stuff just to make deodorant.” And I was like, WAIT, YOU DON’T HAVE SOME ALREADY?? Clearly I have failed as a friend, […]

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Natural Remedies for Cellulite

Pierre Van Zylhealth

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Although in some indigenous cultures cellulite is virtually unheard of – even among women in their 60s and beyond – we don’t live in one of them. I have some cellulite, and if you’re a woman reading this there’s a 90% chance you do, too. In my previous article (link above) we dove into the […]

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What Is Cellulite and What Causes It?

Pierre Van Zylhealth

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“But why?” <– If there was a phrase that should be taped to my forehead, it’s probably that one. I’ve never given a lot of thought to cellulite because I considered a normal part of life – about ninety percent of…

Cod Liver Oil for Kids: Benefits, Risks & How To Choose One

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When my firstborn was a wee squishy baby, my Facebook feed was filled with photos of toddlers (and older kids) having hilarious reactions to their first taste of cod liver oil. It was considered the original superfood by the mamas in my community, and “the more the better” was our motto. Things have changed, though, […]

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Synthetic Vs. Natural Vitamins: Why It Matters & How to Tell the Difference

Pierre Van Zylhealth

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Have you ever found yourself standing in front of a store shelf, picking up bottle after bottle of “natural” vitamins and flipping them over to read the label? If they answer is yes, you may already know that most so-called natural vitamins include significant amounts of synthetic ingredients to make them appear more potent. How […]

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Easy Jam Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

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Thumbprint cookies are considered a holiday recipe in some families, but in mine they’re considered a recipe for making any day a holiday. Like Tuesday, or Nap Day, or even My Child Folded Laundry Without Me Asking Day. Soft and buttery, each cookie can be filled with your favorite jam. Or if you’re like me, […]

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Why I No Longer Recommend Prescript Assist (And What I’m Using Instead)

Pierre Van Zylhealth

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I’ve been recommending spore-based probiotics for years and giving them to my own family. Prescript Assist was one of my top choices because it was clinically validated and several practitioners I deeply respect reported good results with it. However, it was reformulated in 2017 and – although I usually go by the adage that if you […]

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How to Deal with Stress (12 Science-Backed Ideas)

Pierre Van Zylhealth

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Have you ever read advice that said “Let the stress go” and just felt MORE stressed because you have no idea how to do that? Or maybe you read this post about how stress can throw off hormone balance and wondered if it’s even possible to reduce stress without renouncing civilization and moving into a yurt. Well then, […]

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My 6 Healthy Carry-on Travel Essentials

Pierre Van Zyleat, Escape, flying, health, healthy eating, meal prep, Move, refined sugar free, relax, Snacks, superfood, tips, top tips, Travel, water, wellbeing

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There’s just something about travel that seems to stop all health plans – it usually involves a lot of sitting around, breathing in other people’s germs, eating bad food and generally feeling like crap. I’d love to know how celebrities look so polished when they land after a 15 hour flight from LA…what is that…

My Day on a Plate

Pierre Van Zylactive wear, beauty, day on a plate, eat, Food, health, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, Recipes, refined sugar free, water, Yoga

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I feel like these blog posts have been done over and over again, but still, I find myself clicking on other people’s regularly. What is up with that? There’s something so intriguing about what other people put into their mouths every day. Let’s be honest, we know they don’t eat the same damn thing everyday,…

What is Testosterone and How Does It Affect the Body?

Pierre Van Zylblog, health, Testosterone

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We get a body at the moment we are born. But have you ever noticed how, while we get manuals and help guides – and in some cases a 24/7 toll-free customer service number – for every other important item we own, no one has ever offered you are “body 101 manual?” This doesn’t always matter […]

What is Serotonin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Pierre Van Zylblog, health, Serotonin

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Hormones and neurotransmitters are fascinating chemicals that govern a wide variety of bodily functions. As long as they remain in balance, things go well, but too much or too little can cause many unpleasant symptoms and disrupt important biological processes. One of the more important neurotransmitters is serotonin.What is Serotonin?Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT), first isolated […]

What is Endorphin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Pierre Van Zylblog, Endorphin, health

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Most people associate endorphins with runners. There is some truth to that, but this neurological chemical is a lot more intricate than that. Understanding the intricacies behind endorphins may help you control it and use it in a productive way. What is Endorphin?Endorphins (or beta-endorphins) are neuropeptides that are vital for the body (Source). One of […]

What is Cortisol And What Are Its Effects on the Body?

Pierre Van Zylblog, cortisol, health

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What is Cortisol?Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone that is secreted by the adrenal gland. There are two types of Cortisol plays a key role in what is known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis). Your stress response system is sometimes more commonly referred to as your “fight or flight” response and more recently as the […]

What is Dopamine and How Does It Affect the Brain?

Pierre Van Zylblog, dopamine, health

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What is Dopamine?Dopamine is one of many chemicals in the body, but as a Slate article notes, it’s implicated in some real biggies: sex, lust, love, addiction, gambling, heart health, breastfeeding, body movement and mental health. Dopamine’s widespread effects have to do with how it affects the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter and neurohormone – […]

Best L-Theanine Supplements in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest L-Theanine Supplements, blog, health, review

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L-Theanine is a dietary supplement often taken to produce a calming effect that promotes concentration. It falls into a category of supplements called “nootropics,” which are designed to increase mental performance. Some also claim it has a mood enhancing effect, making you feel more at peace. Choosing the best supplement from the sea of options out […]

Best Citrus Juicer in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest Citrus Juicer, blog, health, review

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There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning and drinking a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice. A citrus juicer can be an appliance to have in your kitchen, but how do you know which one is the best? In this guide, we will go over some of the reasons to buy a […]

How to Soften Brown Sugar?

Pierre Van Zylblog, brown sugar, health, how to soften brown sugar

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Our country has recently been going through a health craze. Medical science has given us real evidence that the way that we take care of our bodies has a real impact on how we feel and how long we will live. I have joined this pursuit and am currently excited about trying to figure out […]

What Are Empty Calories and How Do I Avoid Them? (Food List)

Pierre Van Zylblog, Empty Calories, health

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Calories are our bodies’ fuel. They give us the energy we need to keep going and help our bodies function properly so we can stay healthy and active. Through eating a well-balanced meal, we get the calories we need to energize our body and our mind. If you’ve ever dieted before, you also probably know that […]

11 Best Hangover Foods (Tested Methods)

Pierre Van ZylBest Hangover Foods, blog, Hangover Foods, health

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After a night of heavy drinking, googling “How long do hangovers last?” and regretting not drinking more water may be your go-to activities. After all, there’s no real cure for a hangover once it’s set in, is there? Though time may be the only thing that will make you feel completely human again, there are actually […]

11 Best Hangover Foods (Tested Methods)

Pierre Van ZylBest Hangover Foods, blog, Hangover Foods, health

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After a night of heavy drinking, googling “How long do hangovers last?” and regretting not drinking more water may be your go-to activities. After all, there’s no real cure for a hangover once it’s set in, is there? Though time may be the only thing that will make you feel completely human again, there are actually […]

Best Ginkgo Biloba Supplements in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest Ginkgo Biloba Supplements, blog, health, review

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If you find that your memory and mental sharpness aren’t what they used to be, you may be looking for a supplement or treatment that can improve your cognitive ability and slow this almost inevitable part of the aging process. You may have heard that ginkgo biloba, one of the most ancient and researched natural […]

Best Nootropics for Focus in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest nootropics for focus, blog, health, review

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Virtually anyone can benefit from a greater ability to focus. In this article, we will look at 5 nootropic supplements that can increase your concentration:What Are Nootropics, and How Can They Help Me?The Benefits of NootropicsSource: biogoldindustries.net”Nootropic” can refer to any compound that is consumed for its beneficial effects on the brain (source). Such a […]

Best Exercise Budget Friendly Bike in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest Exercise Bike, blog, health, review

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We all know how important regular exercise is, but sometimes going to the gym is such a hassle. With an exercise bike, no longer will you need to worry about finding time to head to the gym or getting outside to ride. They provide the opportunity for a fantastic workout, all from the comfort of […]

Best Olive Oil Sprayer (Mister) in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest olive oil sprayer, blog, health, review

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Olive oil could be considered a diverse kitchen food because it works well for cooking and flavoring your favorite dishes. The health benefits of olive oil include reducing bad cholesterol and lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Using an oil mister to include olive oil in your diet could be healthier and more […]

How to Get a Thigh Gap? (Solution)

Pierre Van Zylblog, cellulite, health, thigh gap

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Fitness is a topic of discussion in just about every publication you will see. From magazines to talk shows, fitness has always been a trending topic. As a woman, I am constantly drawn to the latest fix to rid myself of unsightly cellulite and to acquire the elusive thigh gap. Cellulite is the bane of all […]

Best Manual Blood Pressure Cuff in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest manual blood pressure cuff, blog, health, review

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High blood pressure is a widespread, potentially serious health problem. However, blood pressure readings naturally vary throughout the day and can be affected by a myriad of factors. Exercise, sleep, stress, foods, alcohol, and medication are just a few of the things that can temporarily elevate or depress blood pressure. As a result, it is […]

Best Nootropics For Memory in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest Nootropics For Memory, blog, health, review

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Nootropics are becoming the trendy supplement of the moment. With people working longer and harder than ever, the ability to “unlock” your brain’s potential and increase memory and focus throughout the day are quite appealing to a lot of people.Nootropic supplements can help with that. Here are some of the best nootropics on the market […]

The Best Stress Balls in 2020

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Do you ever get the feeling of distress, anxiety or soreness? If that is the case then, perhaps you could consider having a stress ball as a remedy for distress. This article gives you an account of the best stress balls that you might consider. They include:RatingProductPriceMy Rating Gaiam Restore Hand Therapy Exercise Ball Kit […]

Best Nootropics for Anxiety in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest Nootropics for Anxiety, blog, health, review

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Nootropics are a group of “smart drugs” designed to positively and safely impact the brain function. They have wide-ranging functions including boosting memory retention, increasing nerve growth, and improving information transmission between the brain’s cerebral hemispheres among other functions. Among the available nootropics, some are notable for their anxiety-relieving effects. Here’s a list of five of […]

Pregnancy Symptoms: When Do Pregnancy Symptoms Start

Pierre Van Zylblog, health, Pregnancy symptoms, signs of pregnancy

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Are you getting some signs that could indicate your pregnancy? Many early symptoms might confirm that you are pregnant within a few weeks after conception. Although your midwife or ob-gyn will confirm your pregnancy during your first visit in the 8th week, you may actually show some early signs even by the time of 5-6 […]

What is Oxytocin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Pierre Van Zylblog, health, Oxytocin

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Valentine’s Day always gets me thinking about oxytocin, commonly called the “love hormone.” Although it is strongly associated with women, childbirth and lactation, men also produce this important hormone. What’s fascinating about oxytocin is how many physiological functions, behaviors and emotions are affected by this one hormone in both men and women. Endocrinologists and social […]

How to Get Rid of Shin Splints?

Pierre Van Zylblog, health, how to get rid of shin splints, shin splints

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The term “shin splints” has become sort of a catch-all term for pain below the knee that often plagues athletes. As a runner myself, I have found this loose definition to be confusing and unhelpful. For this reason, I decided to put together this guide to everything you ever needed to know about shin splints. This […]

Best Running Shoes For Achilles Tendonitis in 2020

Pierre Van ZylBest Running Shoes For Achilles Tendonitis, blog, health, review

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Pain in the Achilles sucks and keeps a runner from achieving their full potential. This is why treating your body right is of paramount importance for athletes. Achilles tendonitis occurs due to various causes including increasing mileage too soon, not stretching the calves as well as running on surfaces like sand and mud. A poorly […]

6 Indoor plants for your creative space

Pierre Van Zylclean air, design, health, Home + Office, homewares, indoor plants, inspiration, interiors, nature, nature time, plants, wellness

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When full-time hustling is your jam and big cities are your playground, nature and plant time can be hard to come by. And whilst your concrete jungle ways may be good for your business and your bank account, spending most of your life indoors can have some pretty serious impacts on your health and cognitive…