Hemp oil, as popular as it is as of late, seems to be associated with a sense of obscurity. What exactly is it? What can it be used for? Well, to provide some clarification, hemp oil “is a nutty and flavorful oil that is extracted from the stalks or seeds of the hemp plant. There … More So, how do you use hemp oil?
Eating enough veggies can be hard. Especially if you’re like me, and you find them to be rather bland. And, despite my knowledge of the benefits of consuming copious amounts of greens, I still struggle to do so. I eat vegetables daily, but I would like to eat more, and I would argue many of … More How to sneak more vegetables into your diet
One of the biggest downsides of being intolerant to dairy is not being able to sip on delicious, milky beverages that seem to just hit the spot. Specifically, ones from Starbucks, because they’re bloody delicious. Not to worry, though. It just so happens that after some experimenting and luck, I’ve managed to construct my own … More Here’s how to make a Starbucks-worthy, dairy-free steamer
As promised, today’s post will go into detail as to what exactly a gastroscopy is, similar to yesterday’s post about a colonoscopy. I had never heard of a gastroscopy prior to being told I would be having one done. From my understanding, it involves a small camera being inserted into your esophagus, through your mouth, … More And what about a gastroscopy?
In lieu of yesterday’s post, I thought it might be useful to go into detail and explain what exactly a colonoscopy is, in case anyone is unfamiliar with the term. I won’t go too into detail, though. Don’t get your knickers in a knot. In my own words, a colonoscopy is a procedure that involves … More What exactly is a colonoscopy?
Earlier this week, I had a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy done. And, to answer your likely immediate question, no, it wasn’t the most pleasant experience. These procedures were performed because of my stomach/digestive issues, and considering I’ve never had any sort of gastric procedure performed before, I was a little unsure of what to expect. … More Curious as to what a colonoscopy entails?
Deodorant, as fickle as it may seem, is something pretty well all of us rely on as a component of our hygiene routine. Yet, from my understanding, many of us aren’t using the correct type of deodorant. One aspect of deodorant that is worth keeping in mind the next time you’re staring at the hundreds … More Are you using the right deodorant?
Pore vacuums seem to be all the rage in the beauty world as of late. I’ve been seeing ads for different versions of them across my social media accounts for some time now, and after doing some research and looking up reviews, I decided to order one for myself. I will be honest in stating … More Looking at buying a pore vacuum? Read this first
When marijuana became legal in Canada last fall, a lot of questions and concerns were vocalized regarding the effects of cannabis and how it may interfere with other daily activities. One significant concern that was raised by many was how cannabis and driving don’t mix, which, in my opinion, is an incredibly warranted claim. To … More What you need to know about CBD oil and driving
Makeup is what I consider to be my saving grace. It’s something that has given me confidence when my skin isn’t looking its best, and, for many people who use it, it’s a means to express creativity and artistry. One thing I’ve learned over the years in regards to makeup application is that less is … More Makeup application: less is more
Considering the current weather fluctuations happening in the province of Ontario, it might be difficult to consider the fact that warmer weather and sunnier days are on their way. But, they’re a comin’, and it’s wise to make a mental note that sun and heat aren’t necessarily the best elements for the skin. I thought … More Slather on that SPF
For many of us, our skin likely isn’t looking the way we would like it to. Especially if you’re residing in a colder climate, because chances are by this point in the year, your skin is starting to closely resemble that of a snake’s. Not to fret about your reptilian state, though. Thanks to an … More Here’s why you should be using hemp oil on your skin
Chemotherapy, as we’re all aware, is a harsher than hell drug that takes all sorts of tolls on the human body. Granted, its ability to cure cancer arguably outweighs the negative side effects, but nonetheless, it is a very aggressive drug. Both of my parents have had cancer in the past, though only my mother … More The long-term effects of chemotherapy no one tells you about
Setting aside time to do things for ourselves is something I firmly support. Life can get chaotic, and the importance of taking some ‘me time’ has never been so valuable. Unfortunately, ‘me time’ may be something that commonly gets axed in our lives. We get caught up in other duties and responsibilities, and before we … More How to make more time for yourself
I’ve had my fair share of bad luck with diffusers. I’ve gone through two in the past year, one of which seriously ruined the top piece of my Maple dresser on my room because it had a fit and somewhat exploded all over the wood. So, I’ve been looking for a durable, decently priced one, … More Product review: VicTsing’s Mini Essential Oil Diffuser
Chips are one of those things that most of us have a love/hate relationship with. As delicious as they are, they’re also extremely addictive, and before you know it, ‘just a handful’ has turned into you slouching off of your couch, crumbs everywhere, and a feeling of despair as you stare into the empty plastic … More Here’s how to make your own potato chips
Productivity is something that is of extreme value to most of us, but determining how to enhance the ways in which we are productive can be challenging. Luckily, and article originally published on Made By Hemp’s website offers seven ways to better our productivity, and the strategies the article offers are simple and easily adaptable. … More Seven ways to boost your productivity
As wonderful as massages are, they tend to be a little pricey. They serve as fantastic gifts and are a wonderful way to treat ourselves, but, for the most part, they’re not something the average Joe pursues consistently. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars yearly on massages, I thought I would do a little research … More Here’s how to give a proper massage
Body positivity is, in my opinion, perceived in one of two ways; a positive movement involving confidence and acceptance of oneself, or a negative message that perpetuates the ideology that being overweight and unhealthy is okay and praised. I was chatting with my sister about the two sides of the concept. My sister, who happens … More Body positivity: progressive or dangerous?
Being nauseous is a rather unpleasant experience. You convince yourself that you’re fine and that you’re not going to vomit all over yourself, however, despite your efforts, you find yourself unable to control the demon in your gut that is trying its very best to escape out your mouth. And, if you’re like me and … More Kick that nausea to the curb
Sleep is important. Everyone knows that. What some of us may not be aware of, however, is sleep hygiene. And, as it turns out, sleep hygiene is pretty important, too. So, what exactly is sleep hygiene then? Does it involve washing sheets, blankets and pillowcases regularly? Not quite. Sleep hygiene refers to “a series of routines, … More How to practice better sleep hygiene
I’ve come to the conclusion, the older I get, that my ears hate me. Okay, that’s a bit dramatic. Perhaps I should say I’ve come to the conclusion that my ears are ridiculously sensitive and tend to reject just about every earring I’ve ever tried wearing. I had my helix’s pierced last summer, and as … More Sensitive ears? Try labret earrings
I am a serious fan of Emilia Clarke. The woman exudes class, elegance and sophistication, and she’s also hilariously goofy and down-to-Earth, based on what I’ve seen from interviews and talk-show appearances. While most of us likely know her as Daenerys Targaryen from HBO’s Game of Thrones (she also goes by Khaleesi of the Great … More Just when you thought Emilia Clarke couldn’t get any better
A few days ago I woke up with a sore throat. I have a tendency to catch strep throat and/or bronchitis relatively often, so I assumed if I started to feel any worse the diagnoses would be one or the other. A few days later I went to the walk-in as I progressively began to … More How to get over the flu, fast
For some of us, staying in shape takes top priority. For others, perhaps staying in shape is a little lower on the priority list. Regardless of how strongly you prioritize overall wellbeing, I’m here to offer you some good news: staying in shape doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and almost anyone can retain their … More Staying in shape on a budget
I have wanted to get a massage for quite some time now, however, I couldn’t quite justify the cost of getting one done. So, when my sister generously gifted me with a one-hour massage at Grand Wellness in Brantford for Christmas, I was pretty stoked. I finally got around to booking myself to go for … More Thinking about getting a massage? Read this first
23andMe kits have been around for a while now, and for Christmas, I got my mom and dad each their own kit to send off in hopes of learning a little more about their ancestry and health histories. Prior to purchasing the kits, I wasn’t all too familiar with how exactly the DNA extraction process … More Are 23andMe kits worth the money?
Health and wellness seem to be on everyone’s mind at the beginning of each new year, likely because new year’s resolutions are often affiliated with healthy living. But, as the month’s progress and the year moves forward, many of us, both intentionally and unintentionally, allow our resolutions to slip from our focus and permanently move … More This year’s wellness trends
If you’re a Pinterest user, you can likely attest to just how useful this social media platform can be in a variety of ways, whether it be for recipe inspiration, home decor advice, or fitness regimes. Apparently, though, Pinterest can be used for a lot more than lifestyle reasons. In fact, a recent study from … More Can Pinterest help people suffering from chronic pain?
Endometriosis is hard enough to deal with. But, even worse, women who suffer from this condition face a multitude of barriers and obstacles in finding help and relief from their suffering. Affecting roughly 10 per cent of reproductive-aged women (approximately 200 million women and teenagers globally), endometriosis is “a systemic, inflammatory disease that occurs when … More Why aren’t we helping women with endometriosis?