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Strawberry leaves forever!

Strawberry leaves have a long history of being used as an herbal remedy. Wild strawberries have more condensed healing properties, but conventional ones will get the job done. Strawberry leaves, like other leaves and herbs, can be used to make a healing tea to treat diarrhea, aid in digestion, combat nausea, and settle an upset stomach. Tannins in strawberry leaves have low pH levels and serve as a strong digestive. One cup of strawberry leaf tea contains enough tannins to ease symptoms. Strawberry tops are also loaded with caffeic acid, a compound that alleviates inflammation which is good news for arthritis sufferers. Infusing your water with the leafy tops of strawberries also adds flavour, and helps to use up those excess pieces that are headed to the compost bin. This works especially well if you’ve cut off too much of the strawberry meat. To make, place your cleaned strawberry tops into a lidded container and top with water. Let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours, and sip (
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Morning Beauty Boost! Even if coffee is your thing

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Is it TRUE Beauty is Pain!?

  It is always about the lines, and in Episode 6 of TRU Beauty Confessions Michelle and Zhana take on the saying, “no pain, no gain,’ at least when that comes to the world of beauty and the body. Is a healthy, fit body not within our reach, if for whatever reason we can no longer sweat it out with the latest hardcore fitness phenomenon!? We look at how ‘gentle’ does not just benefit your overall well being but gets the results you are looking for. Zhana explores the unrealistic view of her body through the eyes of the dance world, while also breaking down physical barriers as to what is possible. She shares how she frees herself from a limiting medical and societal narrative by listening to her body. Zhana walks us through her journey from illness, to discovery, to recovery, and now a whole-body vitality. We are excited to share Zhana’s beauty secrets and exercise tips that anyone can do from home to start their own healthy and healing fitness journey. Zhana is a stretching instructor

The Power of Hydration for Skin

Many people underestimate the power of drinking water and the positive affects it can have on your skin and your overall health. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, protecting you, storing lipids and water, preventing fluid loss and serving as thermoregulation. Drinking more water is the most natural way to get that beaming, glowing and healthy skin we all want. Let’s take a look at 7 ways drinking water helps improve skin. 1. Sagging Skin Rapid shedding of fat or extreme weight loss may cause sagging skin. Many people tighten their skin by water fasting, but this is an unhealthy method and can actually do grave damage to your skin. By drinking ample amounts of water day-in and day-out, you can slowly tighten your skin and maintain a healthy glow. 2. pH Balance It is important to maintain a good pH balance in your skin. The pH of any substance ranges from 0-14 with 14 containing the most alkaline and 0 being highly acidic. A pH value of 7 is neutral and is the exact pH valu

Beauty and the Liver! Why a healthy liver is a must for gorgeous skin.

We often over look this organ. Why is a healthy liver so important to great skin? This is one topic we discuss in Episode 5 of our TRU Beauty Confessions on the EPN Network ‘Walking in Beauty. 5 Beauty Must-Haves' with our guest Natural Health Practitioner Christina Bigelow. Read on to learn more. Listen on Spotify, Apple and Google here! The liver acts as the main biochemical synthesizer and detoxifying organ. It's responsible for cleaning toxins and wastes from the blood, and separating out the useful nutrients to synthesize hundreds of biochemicals that the body needs for daily functioning. The liver detoxifies harmful substances in two steps: First, enzymes and oxygen are used to burn toxins, especially fatty ones, so they are more water soluble, making them easier for the body to eliminate. Second, it combines partially processed toxins with sulfur or amino acids so they can be removed through bile or urine. Keeping the liver working optimally is very important

Dumping the Beauty Baggage!

Episode #01: Beauty Baggage with Celeste Morriseau & Kate Waugh TRU Beauty Confessions is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts About the Episode: In launching this dig into the beauty narrative, we felt it would be necessary as a starting place to get clarity of who we may be speaking to in our wider community. We sat with women from varying backgrounds, ages and lifestyles. We will be unpacking the truths involving our relationship with beauty and the way this impacts how we treat ourselves and others, the way we see ourselves, and feel in our bodies. We realized there can be no Green Beauty movement without understanding that true beauty is much more than skin deep. This is not a cliché but an intellectual understanding that beauty is a vibration or a frequency, it is something that we are able to ‘feel.’ This feeling of ‘beautiful’ is what unlocks our individual magic and prowess in our everyday lives. We will explore the four pillars

Is Aging Skin Truly Inevitable!?

Noticeable changes in the skin including wrinkles, pigmentation spots, and loss of elasticity are considered a natural part of aging, but what is aging? Current medical science explains starting in what is called middle age, the bodily systems become more vulnerable to daily wear and tear. During the latter half of our life span, an individual is more prone to have problems with various functions of the body. It is interesting to note that as far as scientists know, currently there is no hormone or code that causes death or self-destruction. We have ‘Aging Theories’ that range in hypothesis from preprogramed cellular divisions determining our life span, to a loss of molecular changes in the protein molecules of body tissues, or the over abundance of free-radical activity resulting in degenerative disease. Although Haas and Levin from Stayin Healthy with Nutrition state signs of age come with changes in our bodily systems resulting in poor delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues