When Blaine and I were scrolling through Netflix on the weekend, trying to find something to watch, Blaine just about jumped off the couch in excitement when he saw that ‘John Q’ was recently added. I was a little clueless as to why Blaine was so thrilled to see this title, and when I informed … More Have you seen ‘John Q’?
I should probably clarify the question that exists within the title of today’s post. When I say cat’s claw, I’m not referring to a literal cat claw that can be found attached to the pad of their foot; rather, I’m making reference to cat’s claw as an herb, and if you haven’t heard of it, … More What in the heck is cat’s claw?
I’ll admit I perhaps wasn’t entirely aware of each and every benefit the consumption of spinach offers, but here we are with a part two post. Apparently, spinach is one hell of a superfood, so much so that it requires two separate posts to cover all of the wonderful advantages that come with eating it. … More Let’s hear it for spinach, again (part two)
If you’ve been around the block a time or two, you’re probably aware of the fact that spinach is considered to be a superfood. Superfoods are foods that go above and beyond in terms of the nutrients they offer, and spinach is one of the more well-known superfoods if I had to guess. I mean, … More Let’s hear it for spinach (part one)
One of my dearest friends recently set out on a lifelong goal of becoming a certified yoga instructor. She travelled to Costa Rica to do so and completed an intensive and thorough course to earn her yoga teaching credentials, and in chatting with her about it and everything the course entailed, I’ve come to not … More Should you do yoga?
There is a strong chance you’re heard the term fat-shaming before. In simple words, it essentially involves making someone overweight feel like a complete piece of shit because of their size, invalidating their own emotions and the fact that they’re a human being in the process. Socially, we have been conditioned to perceive overweight people … More Why are we fat-shaming people trying to lose weight?
I figured I’m doing all of you a bit of a disservice by sharing the arm component of my workout routine in yesterday’s post and stopping there. I’m no gatekeeper, and so I deemed it only fair to share the entirety of my workout routine with all of you, including the leg, butt and ab … More How about legs and abs?
Alas, the time of year has come in which quite a few of us find ourselves feeling a wee bit under the weather thanks to the common cold, flu and other delightful viruses. As of late, sickness amongst young children here in Canada has been overwhelming, and it breaks my heart to know of babies … More Here’s how to combat a cold before it festers
Anyone who knows me personally knows I rarely leave the house without my obnoxiously large water bottle. I get chirped quite frequently by my family and friends for going out in public with a literal water jug, but I have no shame and couldn’t care less if people think I have gills or some shit … More On the hunt for a reusable water bottle? Look no further
It is arguable that when most of us hear the phrases ‘body image’ or ‘self-esteem’, our minds typically wander in the direction of fathoming women, or a woman. We associate issues with confidence and how we perceive our bodies predominately with the female sex because we have been socially conditioned to affiliate these problems with … More Why do we continue to ignore male self-esteem issues?
This past Friday, I woke up feeling like an absolute bag of dog shit. For all of you literal folks out there, no, I don’t know what a bag of dog shit feels like. But, if I had to guess, I am inclined to think that because of the scent of dog crap trapped within … More The COVID diaries: Lauren edition
It isn’t a secret that I have bowels that would challenge the likes of nuclear weaponry. My digestive tract is absolutely fucked, and this isn’t an exaggeration; since I have recovered from my eating disorder, I’ve had more than my share of stomach-related issues, and years later, they’re still with me, making their presence quite … More Natural remedies for a gut on the warpath
I will be honest in admitting that the sole reason I purchased my first diffuser approximately five years ago was that I thought they were cool. No word of a lie, I went out and bought one of these fuckers because I found the combination of the vapour they release and the changing colour features … More Should you be using a diffuser?
Sleep is something that is absolutely essential to the health and overall function of the human body. It provides an opportunity for our minds and bodies to rest, heal and regenerate, and without it, we’re pretty much useless, not to mention going too long without sleep can literally kill you. Despite the significance of sleep … More Having trouble sleeping? Read this
I believe I first started getting acne when I was around the age of 13. I could be off by a few years; I didn’t exactly make note of when I first noticed a volcanic eruption occurring on my face, if you can imagine that. Fast-forward to now and I’m still dealing with acne. I’m … More Dealing with a stubborn zit? Read this
When I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease about a year ago, I learned a lot. I educated myself on the disease itself, as well as treatment, and believe me when I tell you that when I started exploring treatment options, I was scratching my head as I have never heard of some of the … More Here’s why you should be using an infrared sauna
Without fail, I burn the first time I’m outside in the sunshine for the entire duration of the day while working on the farm. It happens every year; I usually get a solid burn on my shoulders, back, and the back of my neck, and from there forward I tend to tan and don’t typically … More Read this to learn about some sunburn remedies
It’s an issue that has been relevant, arguably, since the beginning of time; women’s health and a lack of concern and priority is nothing new, although, I do believe the issue itself is worsening in terms of severity as of late, specifically referencing the looming potential of The Supreme Court overturning the Roe versus Wade … More The time is now to do better for women’s health
I’m willing to bet that the majority of us are familiar with dandelions, mainly as a result of recess during our childhoods. At least, my childhood recesses consisted of attacking one another with the flower and smearing yellow up and down our arms as if an infant took a massive shit upon us. Perhaps I … More Should you be eating dandelions?
Allow me to stipulate that I do not make frequent use of tanning beds. I don’t make any use of them, actually, however, I have a bit of a dilemma that is requiring me to do so. I work on our family’s farm year-round, and, in the summer months, I tend to get a tan … More Never been tanning before? Read this
Health is a topic that, I would say, has direct relevance to all of us. Health is a rather pivotal aspect of life in terms of its quality; poor health isn’t something we wish to possess, therefore we strive to be as healthy as we possibly can, in most cases, and to certain extents. For … More Start doing these things to feel healthier
Pizza pockets are like the GOAT of the food world. They’re insanely good, and while I realize that store-bought versions of this delicacy are stuffed with synthetic materials and chemicals, I personally don’t give a shit. They’re delicious, regardless of how many hazardous materials they contain, and I think they may contain cocaine or some … More Here’s how to make homemade pizza pockets
I mentioned in yesterday’s post regarding sternum injuries that I would update you once I learned what exactly it is that I did to my own. I spoke with my doctor’s office today and was informed that nothing of tremendous concern showed up on my chest x-rays, therefore my sternum itself and the surrounding muscle … More Here’s how to treat a bruised sternum
In case you’re wondering why the title of this post states ‘Lauren edition,’ allow me to explain. It is possible you’re scratching your head reading that because you may be under the impression that there is one specific way to treat Lyme disease. Unfortunately, this, generally, is not the case. Lyme disease is a real … More Lyme disease treatment: Lauren edition
This past Monday was Blue Monday. In case you’re unfamiliar with what exactly Blue Monday is, it is referred to as, essentially, the most depressing day of the year. I didn’t notice myself feeling more depressed than I normally would on this year’s Blue Monday date, but I thought I would dedicate a post to … More Need a pick-me-up? Read this
It’s safe to say that within the realm of health and wellness the development of new and unfamiliar words is a relatively common occurrence. Whether it be a condition, a disease, a treatment, or something else, there are some rather funky terms used in the context of health, and dry brushing might have you scratching … More What the heck is dry brushing?
I mentioned in a post a little who ago that I recently found out that I have something called a Baker’s Cyst in my left knee. More specifically, in the back of it, which I find quite interesting considering all of the pain in my knee is in the front, but the human body doesn’t … More Need a knee brace? Look no further
Emotions are something that all of us have, but they aren’t something all of can say we have tremendous and rigorous control over. Some of us fare better than others in this department, which is understandable considering we as people all have varying levels of sensitivity, but I thought it might be useful to discuss … More Here’s how to better manage emotions
For about six months now, I’ve been having some rather significant pain in my left knee. I hurt this same knee playing rugby several years ago, and while it’s been good in terms of not bothering me too terribly, I may or may not have been rather intoxicated at a wedding of good friends of … More Not sure what a Baker’s Cyst is? Read this