health

About Special Diets and Nutrition

You can be malnourished even if you're overweight.

Special Diets and Nutrition – Are You Missing Nutrients? Do you eat fish? Do you enjoy fresh vegetables? Do you eat a special diet in an attempt to eat healthy? There is so much dietary advice floating around in the ether right now. Some of the advice comes from “official” sources, some of it seems… read more

Guest Blog: Laura of The Whole Ingredient

Having been a vegetarian on and off since my teenage years, deciding to try out veganism came to me as a self-styled ‘seven day trial’. I needed to make a change, and be proactive about who I wanted to be. Encouraged by my husband, who had adopted a vegan diet for health reasons a year… read more

Sleep — Quick Guide

Sleep is a PureLiving Pillar

“Sufficient sleep is not a luxury—it is a necessity—and should be thought of as a vital sign of good health.” Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS, Director, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as memory problems,… read more

Personal Post: Count the Coincidences (I count 5)

I think my life is magical, because I choose to see it that way.

Personal Story I was recently in the northern woods of Minnesota, picking up our daughters after a month of summer camp. Coincidentally my birthday fell on the day before camp ends, the same day they have a huge celebration called International Day. This event brings about a dozen different camps (all are immersion language camps) together to celebrate their… read more

Sleeping 8 Hours a Night Improves Your Mood

sleep 8 hours a night to improve mood

Sleeping 8 Hours a Night Improves Your Mood The coffee cup with the proverbial “Don’t talk to me” message always makes me a little sad. I actually saw a post online by a business owner that said she “cannot deal” with people before noon. What a way to spend your life, depending on a chemical,… read more

Illness & Injury–Break the Cycle

Illness and injury are a bad cycle. Are you caught in it?

Illness and injury are a bad cycle. Are you caught in it? Illness and injury can go hand in hand, unfortunately. If you are injured, you may be unable or unwilling to exercise as much, and a lack of exercise, in turn, affects our immune system, our digestion and elimination, and many other facets of… read more