Posts in the ‘Food & Health’ Category

What We Can Do to Alleviate Acid Reflux

Have you ever had heartburn? You know, that annoying burning sensation in your chest that can take place after a heavy meal. When this happens you might even burp and experience a sour aftertaste in your mouth. You may feel your throat burn, too. Well, in case you get this every now and then and

Natural Ways to Boost Our Immune System

These days every time we listen to the news there is something new on the spread of coronavirus. While the unknown about a new disease can be daunting, the reality is that the regular seasonal flu is actually far more dangerous for the general population. Therefore, with the current cold and flu season in full

What to know when choosing non dairy milk alternatives

Many of us have been drinking cow’s milk growing up and continue to do so as adults. One very common argument is that it is not natural to consume it (cow’s milk is meant for rapidly growing calves, after all), and that humans are the only species that consume milk into adulthood. However, if you

10 Top Ways to Cleanse Your Body (and Mind) After Holiday Indulgence

Feeling a little off-balance after a few steady days of holiday indulgence? If your answer is yes, then know you’re not alone. For so many of us, consuming sweets and heavy foods are what the holidays are made of, and it’s only natural to feel a little sluggish afterward. But never fear! There are some

Garlic: The Ultimate Superfood

No doubt you must have heard about the benefits of garlic for our health. Throughout ancient and modern history, garlic has been used for medicinal purposes to treat and prevent numerous conditions and diseases. Luckily, this pungent bulbous plant is widely used in our healthy Middle Eastern diet. You will hardly find a Lebanese kitchen

Not-So ‘Pretty in Pink’: The Politics of Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of it. Every October since 1985, the world has been awash with pink. Pink ribbons, pink t-shirts, pink marathons. Even pink food and drink. The branding of every major company turns a pink tide, clamouring to show their support. Our kids come home

The Rise of the Veggie Burger

There is a plant-based revolution taking place in the culinary world and the latest dish to get a vegan makeover is the classic hamburger. In fact, veggie burgers are now all the rage and for good reason! Cutting animal products out of your diet has scientifically-proven benefits for your health. It is also better for

The Best Self-Care Habits to Help Manage Stress

Finding routine self-care habits to manage stress is an incredibly important, yet personal, journey. Stress is a hormonal response from your body that occurs when an event in your life, whether physical, spiritual, or mental, is categorized as a danger. While we all experience short-term stress occasionally, long-term stress is a serious ailment that can

Rise of the Zero Waste Stores

Every time I make it down to my local supermarket and browse around for supplies I tend to get a sinking feeling. Most of the items I seek come packed in some form of plastic, paper, foam (polystyrene), tin or glass. In one shopping trip we amass so much soon-to-be trash! So, is all this

7 Smoothie Recipes to Rock Your Summer

In our recent blog, ‘Six Ways to Eat and Drink Right for Hydration’, we discussed the important ways of getting the liquid levels you need to keep your system in balance during the summer months. No one likes to be sluggish, woozy, and covered in crocodile skin, am I right? Some of the ways we

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