3 Simple Ways to Protect the Ocean This Summer

We’ve all walked the beach or boardwalk before and trampled through a ridiculous amount of garbage and debris. Paper receipts, plastic bags, coffee cups, cigarettes, plastic water bottles, aluminum cans, fast food containers...the list goes on and on. . . . Planning any beach getaways or activities this summer? Make sure you follow these 3 simple ways to protect the ocean and keep our beaches clean. 

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Holly MacKinnon
How To Be Present

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, The Teaching of Buddha

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Holly MacKinnon
Naturopathic Alternatives to Prescription Drugs

Chemicals. Side effects. Overdosage. These are some of the biggest issues with prescription drugs, just to name a few. We’ve allowed ourselves and our health to be ruled by pharmaceutical companies, but why? Who says they have all the answers? What did we do before there were prescription drugs? How did our ancestors cure ailments and illnesses? We have one word for you. PLANTS. 

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Holly MacKinnon
Kombucha Health Benefits

Ah, kombucha. Sweet, tangy, delicious kombucha. The kombucha craze has been in full force for a while now, but this fizzy drink is nothing new. Kombucha has actually been used as a medicinal tea for thousands of years! But what exactly is it? How is it made? What are the health benefits and why is it good for us? 

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Holly MacKinnon
Self-Care Routines

Creating self-care routines for those days you just need a little pick-me-up is vital to maintaining a positive and healthy sense of self. If there’s one major point you take away from this article, let it be this: SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH. Let’s just make that very clear. Self. Care. Is. Not. Selfish. 

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Holly MacKinnon
The Truth About Gut Bacteria

Did you know there are about 40 trillion bacteria in your body? That may sound insane, and even a little frightening, but not all of this bacteria is bad. In fact, most bacteria found within your intestines, known as gut microbiota, are super important for your health.

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Holly MacKinnon