Your Guide to Shilajit
Plant of Life
by Jessica Gray
4d ago
Have you ever heard of Shilajit? Known as mumie, moomiyo, and the “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness”, Shilajit is a sticky tar-like substance that forms at the highest elevations on Earth. Typically found the cracks of the Himalayan mountains, Shilajit is created through centuries of decomposition of plants, and oozes from the cracks of mountains during the warmer seasons. Throughout the millennia, Shilajit has been a staple adaptogen in Ayurvedic medicine.  Composition of Shilajit  Shilajit, containing 15-20% fulvic acid, vitamins, and over 84 minerals, truly stands ..read more
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Finding Your Flow State
Plant of Life
by Jessica Gray
1M ago
Have you ever been so engrossed in a task that time seemed to simply almost vanish? And what felt like mere minutes to you, actually turned out to be hours? If so, then you, my friend, have just experienced what is known as the “flow state.” What is a Flow State? The term “flow state” was coined by famous psychologists, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura, and is used to describe a mental state where one is totally focused in their task at hand. At this mental zone, your productivity soars and time distorts, where you are completely immersed in your activities, often without even reali ..read more
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How Stress can Manifest in Pets 
Plant of Life
by Jessica Gray
1M ago
Most times, pets are our go-to companions during a stressful day. Just seeing our dogs’ wagging tails or listening to our cats’ soft purrs can brighten up our mood. But did you know that our pets can often experience stress too? In fact, studies have found that more than 70% of dogs experience anxiety, that’s why it’s crucial for us to acknowledge and help our pets through their hard times as well.   The First Step   Recognizing stress in our pets is the first step in supporting their overall well-being. Just like humans, pets can exhibit various signs and symptoms when the ..read more
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All About Your Gut 
Plant of Life
by Jessica Gray
3M ago
Your gastrointestinal system is a complex system in our body. It includes the stomach, colon, and intestines. There are over 200 types of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in your gastrointestinal system. Some are important and beneficial, helping you to absorb and digest the food, and others are harmful and may pose a threat to your overall well-being.   The trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi mentioned above are classified as your gut microbiome. A fun way to think of your gut microbiomes is to think of them as a sports team. There are tons of different players, with different ..read more
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The Importance of Hormone Balance
Plant of Life
by Jessica Gray
3M ago
Feeling Off?  Hormones are crucial the one’s body and its proper function. They act as the chemical messengers that deliver signals to help regulate the body, ensuring that each system is carrying out their tasks effectively. When hormones aren’t released properly, a plethora of negative symptoms can take a toll on your wellness from insomnia to skin breakouts. Here, we’ll discuss the importance of a healthy hormone balance and natural solutions to reset your systems.   What is Hormonal Imbalance?  Your hormones oversee different processes throughout your entire body rangin ..read more
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Mastering Pain with CBD
Plant of Life
by Jessica Gray
3M ago
Have you ever woken up with a sore neck, got a sudden migraine, or lived with a constant reoccurring throb down your lower back? Pain is a universal experience, but as annoying and unpleasant as it can be, did you know that pain is intended to protect you?  What Is Pain?   Pain is our body’s natural response when our body is harmed or injured. Its main role is to protect you and alert the brain of any possible dangers. Pain typically starts at the site of the injury or at the site of inflammation. Your nerves then will send countless electrical messages to your brain through you ..read more
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The Healing Magic of Sleep  
Plant of Life
by Jessica Gray
3M ago
When it comes to sleep, it’s often overlooked. While many tend to focus more on healthy diets, and an active lifestyle, it may shock you that sleep might take the crown as the most vital element of them all. The influence of sleep extends across our entire body, with the ability to enhance our cognitive function, mood, and immune system, among other notable functions.   What’s Happening When We’re Sleeping?   While you sleep, your body is actually hard at work. It goes through a series of routines to make sure our bodies are recovering and are prepared for the next day. The ..read more
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How Colours of Sound Can Help You Sleep 
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by Jessica Gray
4M ago
The Perfect Noise To Lull You To Sleep  Do you ever have a hard time falling asleep? You’re not the only one! Roughly 40% of Canadians have trouble sleeping at any given time. Sometimes it can seem like you’ve desperately tried every trick in the book – from counting sheep to sleeping masks, but a good night’s sleep still seems hopeless. What if the secret is simply some noise?  Often, noise can disrupt our sleep, such as the bustling city streets or the loud barking from your neighbor’s dogs. However, did you know that some noise, specifically colour noise, can be surprisingly benef ..read more
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CBD & Sex: Your Guide to Better Intimacy
Plant of Life
by Jessica Gray
5M ago
Can CBD Improve Sex?   Cannabidiol (CBD) has taken the wellness industry by storm, known for its potential in alleviating stress, soothing pain and aches, among others. However, did you know that recent studies have found that CBD may possibly play a positive role in the bedroom as well? In this blog, we’ll explore how CBD works with our stress levels and hormones to bring more pleasurable sexual experiences. Get ready to level up your bedroom game once you balance your systems from the inside out.  Easing Pain   When it comes to sex, pain is a big issue, especially for wom ..read more
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2024: What’s Trending in Wellness
Plant of Life
by Jessica Gray
6M ago
As we step into the new year, it’s a time of reflection, anticipation, and the ever-fascinating endeavor of predicting what the new year encompasses. From technological innovations to shifts in fashion, wellness, and culture, our world is in a constant state of evolution. Here are our predictions for what will be in, in 2024.   A Focus on Recovery  People are starting to realize the crucial role recovery plays in one’s daily routine. Whether it be recovering from a long run or from a chaotic weekend, give your body the rest and care it needs. The recovery process is incredibly i ..read more
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