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An Unsuspecting Reason Why Your Hair Is Thinning

An Unsuspecting Reason Why Your Hair Is Thinning

Eating less red meat is an undeniable trend of 2019. Reasons vary from cutting out inflammatory toxins in your diet, to wanting to lower your carbon dioxide footprint, to deciding against unethical farming practices.

 

However, cutting out red meat from your diet also means you are likely eliminating your main dietary source of iron. 

 

Having sufficient iron in your system is critical to hair, bone and nail health (to name a few things). When your body lacks iron, it cannot make hemoglobin (the protein in your red blood cells), and cannot transport oxygen around the body for growth and repair. 

 

So if you switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet, you may experience thinning hair as a result.

 

Luckily, there are many iron-rich plant-based solutions! Incorporate more beans (like lentils, soybeans, kidney beans) and leafy greens (such as spinach, swiss chard, kale) in your diet to increase your iron intake from non-meat and non-dairy sources.

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Banana Hot Drink: a natural sleep aid you haven’t heard of yet

Banana Hot Drink: a natural sleep aid you haven’t heard of yet

You’ve tried all the tricks in the trade to fall asleep and stay asleep. Investments in pillow sprays, trying out new meditation rituals, breathing exercises and more. Many of these may take some trial and error and extra effort. But we have one easy and natural sleep remedy that you may not have heard of yet.

 

Introducing, the banana hot drink

 

Here’s how to make it:

 

  1. Wash the entire banana (including the peel)
  2. Cut into 1 inch-thick chunks. 
  3. In a large cup or bowl, add boiling hot water to the banana chunks.
  4. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes, and enjoy.

 

Why it works:

 

We all know that bananas are a rich source of magnesium, a reliable and popular sleep aid. Magnesium regulates neurotransmitters and cues your body and mind to relax. Banana peel actually has 3 times more magnesium than the banana itself. So letting it seep in water will allow the peel to release all of its sleep-inducing goodness. 

 

Try it out!

 

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A Toothache Home Remedy That Works

A Toothache Home Remedy That Works

When you experience tooth pain it can feel like it’s never ending. However, some minor toothaches and pains can be treated right at home (or at least mitigated until your dental appointment).

Next time you have that unbearable ache again, try this natural toothache remedy to decrease the amount of discomfort you experience!

  1. Grab a black tea bag and soak it in hot or warm water 
  2. Remove the soaked tea bag, squeeze out excess water, and place the warm tea bag directly on your teeth and gums for temporary and natural relief

Why this works: with Black tea contains high amounts of tannic acid – black tea contains astringent tannist, which reduces swelling and gives you temporary relief.

TIP: Gently chew the teabag every once in a while to get some of the tea out of the bag and around the tooth. The tannic acid in the teabag will go to work on the pain and reduce swelling.

​Image by Nathan Dumlao