TAG: Well-being

Goji Berries – The Facts

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Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, grow in China and Tibet and have been used in traditional Chinese medicine. These orangey-red berries have a flavor somewhere between raisins and cherries, though slightly bitter. They can be eaten cooked, raw, dried, juiced, or in teas and wines. Goji berries have been marketed as a cure-all for everything, but despite the hype, there hasn’t been sufficient research undertaken to draw any definitive conclusions about these health claims. Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, so they may help protect against cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and many other illnesses, but most studies of… read more

The Need to Rewind The Clock

Taking Back Time

We shouldn’t have to remind ourselves to be balanced, but unfortunately as imperfect creatures who too often get lost in the daily grind, we need to prompt ourselves to be better adjusted. Though the act of actually telling yourself to be more balanced may seem counterproductive, it is necessary that we realize stress triggers take up time and channel our focus in negative ways. As important as the many things around us are, it is also essential to take a moment to self-sustain. Not getting enough rest, heavy schedules and too much work to do can have detrimental effect on health… read more