Healthy Life

The Unexpected Ways How Becoming Vegan Changes Your Outlook on Life

Before we became whole food plant eaters, vegan was an odd word describing an odd person.

Are the animals that important?

What’s the big deal about eating some animal products?!

Do you really need to see the world in black vs white, meat eaters vs vegans?

Nah…

We stopped eating animals but not for anybody or anything else but for the personal health gains that eating vegan offers.

Than, however, something strange happened.

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Cooking Is Not a Chore, It’s a Privilege

A friend asked us recently how can he eat healthfully when he had only 15 minutes in the morning for preparing and eating his food.

Naturally, at first, we gave ideas about what he could do so in such a short time.

Prep some sandwich dip in advance, prepackage smoothie ingredients and freeze them…

Later that day, however, it dawned on us.

You never ever don’t have time for cooking and eating.

You prioritize not to.

What we eat determines our health and the state of our health determines our happiness. So, well, discarding food as a chore is, frankly, at best ignorance.

Ignorance that may cost us a lot down the line.

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Diet and Asthma: Why Plant Foods Might Hold the Cure

Asthma is a condition which is affecting more and more people each year.

It basically is chronic inflammation of the lungs which makes them sensitive to certain inhaled substances.

Obviously, the obvious cause has to be the rising levels of air pollution.

Can it also be, though, that the food we eat could have a direct connection with how severe the asthma attacks are or if we develop asthma at all?!

Personally, we have seen first hand how after going plant-based, Andy is now off his allergy medication.

So we decided to explore and once again discovered how centering your diet on whole plant food is the path towards great health.

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7 Lifestyle Ideas That Will Boost Your Immune System

We alone define our wellbeing. The way we choose to live is the way we choose our health to be.

There are of course many factors that are out of our control. Genetic factors, for example. Yet, we are able to make significant changes no matter what diseases stand in our family history.

Whether they are going to manifest or not depends to a great extent on the way we live, what we do, what we eat, what air we breathe in. The greater our knowledge about a disease is, the better our chances are to prevent it.

It is the same with our immune system. The lifestyle we lead influences the function of the countless immune cells that guard our well-being.

Even simple changes matter and we are responsible to do our best in it.

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Practical Tips for Clean Drinking Water

In this post, we explain why we are so concerned about water purity, how our concerns initially arose and what do we do to solve the problem.

We all know, at least on some deep unconscious level, that water from the tap is not really that safe to drink.

Are chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride, which are added to tap water, really safe? Is the water filtered well enough before it reaches our tap? Are the pipes completely free from corrosion?

We all seek ways to access clean, potable water that is free from both bacteria and chemicals. And it is because of such doubts that the bottled water industry is on the rise today.

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How to Choose Non-Toxic Kitchen Utensils and Accessories

The fact that the quality of our food affects directly our health and well-being is unquestionable.

Certainly, the most important part of eating good food is to buy quality ingredients. At the same time, the tools we use to prepare our food can have a huge impact on how healthy it is.

That is, we believe that we should be quite careful not to contaminate our food with toxins while we cook it.

Plastic has been known to leach toxins into food and, as it is so ubiquitous, we embarked on a quest to detox our kitchen from most plastic items.

The main reasons why we want to reduce, if not, completely remove plastic from our kitchen utensils are:

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Tips for Dental Plaque Removal and How to Prevent Its Formation

Our oral health affects our general well-being in numerous ways.

We all understand that as the most of us take that extra effort to brush their teeth at least once a day.

Despite our best brushing efforts, however, dental plaque still manages to permanently stick to our teeth.

Over time, plaque naturally hardens and leads to the formation of tartar (dental calculus) around our gum line.

Tartar formation depends on what we eat and how well we clean our teeth, as we will explore in this article.

The bottom line is that its accumulation can lead to various adverse effects on our oral health, many of which we actually experienced:

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Our Guide for Plastic-free Cooking Appliances

We’ve all heard that plastic is probably not the healthiest material to process and store our food in.

The thing is, though, that most kitchen appliances today are almost exclusively made from plastic.

And that begs the question: should you bother to look for plastic-free options or it’s not that important after all.

It all depends on the appliance and what are you gonna do with it.

Here’s how to choose.

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune system

There is always that time of the year when seasons change.

Temperatures swing from high to low and so often our bodies cannot adapt quickly enough.

It is clear that cold and damp weather is the time when we should be more careful. This is the time when our organism is most susceptible to infections and our immune system has to work overtime.

Then add into account all those other obvious risk factors that suppress our immune system.

The polluted air we breathe in. Our Diet. The level of stress in our everyday life and insufficient rest most of us get. And all those negative emotions as well.

Clearly, we should do our best to help our immune system cope with all that.

Is there anything that can boost our immune system and we don’t get sick so often?

Yes! There is and it can be so easy and natural. Harmless and inexpensive as well without side effects. 

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How to Choose a Blender: Some Not-So-Popular Health Considerations

Anyone who looks to improve their diet nowadays has considered buying a blender at some point.

Most of us have a blender on the countertop right now.

How should you choose your blender, though?

Any place that sells blenders will aim to sell you the most powerful and practical one.

Here are some considerations about why you need not spend extra money on the top models.

The common-or-garden models will do just fine.

Even more, they might be better for you.

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6 Health Considerations to Bear in Mind about Food in Plastic Packaging

Packaging plays an undeniably important role to protect and preserve our food, to keep it fresh, clean and safe.

There are different kinds of packaging such as paper or plastic. But which material is predominantly used? We all agree here – plastic.

If you look around in every shop, all you see are plastic wrappings. Be it fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, bread, water… Even hot coffee, tea and other drinks for on the go are served oftentimes in plastic cups.

At the same time, the plastic packaging contains a number of chemicals that can be harmful to our health if they leach into the food we eat.

They are linked to disruptions of the endocrine system, play a role in unlocking allergies and asthma, among others. The chemicals are known to disturb the hormonal balance in our bodies and are especially toxic to young children.

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Why You Should Consider the Packaging of these 4 Common Types of Food

Plastic packaging is a necessity when it comes to preserving and protecting our food during its long journey from the manufacturer to our plates.

At the same time, plastic is known to leach toxins into the food that comes into close contact with it, especially when the plastic is heated or scratched.

Even more, usually the time our food spends in its packaging throughout the distribution chain is a lot longer than the time it spends in our homes.

Therefore, we need to choose those foods that have had the least contact with synthetic packaging.

Check out our 6 Health Considerations to Bear in Mind about Food in Plastic Packaging for more information.

Here follow our considerations about packaging when buying certain types of food.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Non-Toxic Cookware

Cooking is that uniquely human invention that allows us to pack a lot of nutrition into a single meal.

Food is instrumental for our health and for said food to be healthy, we need to make sure that it is not compromised by very utilities we use to cook it.

We can choose from a wide variety of cookware today. And since you are here, you probably know that much of it may be contaminating your food.

Our aim with this article is to provide you with the best information and advice about how to choose the cookware which keeps you healthy!

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4 Ways to Purify Your Tap Water

Clean water is a necessity for great health.

At the same time tap water is being polluted with all kinds of chemicals.

Some, such as chlorine, are added to sanitize the water and avoid outbreaks of infectious disease but also sanitize and damage our guts.

Other chemicals, such as those from industrial operations, find their way into the water supply and should be avoided.

People are aware of this problem and probably that is why bottled water sales are up.

However, bottled water is more difficult to obtain and is not necessarily pure.

Filtering water at home is way easier and is just as (or even more) healthier than buying bottled water.

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Dental Hygiene Tips for Excellent Oral Health

There hardly is anything in our bodies that we put more effort in prevention about than our teeth!

Most people we know of would brush their teeth at least once a day, many use mouthwash or floss. We simply know deep in our minds that keeping our teeth in good shape is vital to our survival, to the basic ability to feed ourselves.

Yet so many people, despite their best efforts, still have issues with their teeth. We know. We do.

Oral health is dependent on many factors. We already covered the role of diet, specifically sugar, and what is dental tartar and why it should be cleaned

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