The Wellness Project: Blog

What Water Shortage Means for the Environment

For millions of years, clean fresh water was plentiful enough for humans, animals, and plants to thrive, each getting their fair share and more, up until human waste started creeping into every corner of the world. In under 400 years, “civilized society” has managed to make life worse for all living things. Water pollution, water

Why Water in Cosmetics Is Ruining Your Skin

Water, or as it’s usually called on the labels of cosmetics, aqua, is almost always listed at the top of the ingredients list of beauty, skincare, and haircare products. The labels usually list the ingredients in descending order of concentration, which means that the anti-aging cream you just paid $50 for is 70% to 90%

12 Ways You Can Help Protect Our Water Resources

Much of our water supply comes from rivers, lakes and reserves. Yet half of the world’s most important rivers are severely depleted and polluted. The flora and fauna that naturally filter our groundwater are rapidly disappearing, and climate change and population growth compound the pressure on our water resources. It is an increasingly discussed fact

What Would Happen If We Didn’t Drink Enough Water

We all know that, along with oxygen, water is the essential substance for our body, but have you ever wondered why? Water does a whole lot more than just quench our thirst; it makes all our bodily functions possible. Let’s take a closer look at the effect of dehydration on each of our organs. What

Never Thought About How Much Water it Takes to Produce Energy? You Will Now.

When we think about protecting our water, we often think of direct pollution. There’s been viral pictures and videos of the plastic accumulation, of the sewage run off, of the oil spills. Those are all, obviously, incredibly bad and require our attention. But another thing that has a massive impact on our oceans and freshwater

What to Check when Buying Bottled Water

Although it’s always better to steer away from bottled water, we often have no other choice. In some countries where tap water is extremely contaminated, people consume a large quantity of bottled water, and many of us have never thought of checking the labels to know what we’re ingesting. Behind the advertisements and brand promises,

Have You Ever Considered a Water Birth? Here’s What You Need to Know.

“Water is revered in every culture for its life-sustaining and healing properties. Women have been using water in labour and birth for millennia .  Ancient Egyptian petroglyphs depict water births of babies destined to become priests or priestesses.  The oral histories of indigenous peoples on every continent – from New Zealand to Mongolia, Panama to

Never Drink from Plastic Water Bottles Again

If you have a plastic water bottle nearby, take a close look at it. Do you spot an expiry date? You’re probably thinking: wait, water doesn’t expire or go bad, so what’s this date for? The answer is the bottle itself. After a certain while, the plastic starts blending into the water, giving away its

12 Indoor Plants to Make You Happier and Healthier

We spend more and more of our time indoors. That’s a fact. Because of that fact, most of the 10,000-20,000 litres, or approximately 23,000 breaths you take each day happens in enclosed spaces. For the most part, especially for those of you spending a large portion of that breathing time in offices, that air is

The Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

As you already know, the importance of water is undebatable. Unfortunately, however, you can’t always trust the water you’re drinking, whether it’s tap or bottled. It’s either contaminated with pollutants or with harmful substances such as fluoride and chlorine, not to mention the harmful particles found in plastic water bottles. Plastic particles found in bottled

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