Probiotics–Bacteria that’s GOOD for you?

Probiotics–Bacteria that’s GOOD for you?

Have you ever heard someone say how yogurt contains healthy “live cultures” or “bacteria”? Probiotics are bacteria naturally found in the body that help it run smoothly as opposed to the ones that make us sick. Many fermented food or drinks like kombucha or yogurt contain healthy probiotics. Fermentation is chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeast, or other microorganisms.

Some Time in Silence

Some Time in Silence

“Meditation is an exercise of your original face. An exercise of that which is the looker, the seeker, the feeler, the knower, the pure emptiness which all these objects arise.” – Ken Wilber

What’s Sweat?

What’s Sweat?

I’ve never been able to sweat at all in the past, even if my heart rate was up while I was running the mile in middle school. In fact, it kind of boggled my mind when I would go to the gym and notice people dripping sweat. Were they working their body to a degree I never had?

Adversity… Good or Bad?

Adversity… Good or Bad?

We’ve all heard the phrase “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”. If this is true, why do we usually to avoid struggle at all costs? What if we started looking at the difficulties in our lives in a different light? What if instead of looking at adversity as tearing us down we focused on empowerment and the invaluable lessons we’ve learned through it?

Q&A with a Reader – Maria’s Eating and Exercise Habits

Q&A with a Reader – Maria’s Eating and Exercise Habits

I’ve been pen pals with a girl named Maria who and lives in Denmark! She’s very health conscious and I thought it would be fun to interview her for a blog. If this is something you guys like, let me know – it could be a regular thing!

Homemade Pudding

Homemade Pudding

I’ve always been a fan of pudding but those pre-made packs you buy at the store are always so full of artificial colors, additives, ect. It didn’t even occur to me I can easily make my own homemade pudding at home until recently! All it requires is a few ingredients and about five minutes.

The Soy War

The Soy War

I’m constantly hearing arguments about whether soy is or isn’t healthy. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. Here are the arguments.

The Happiness Formula

The Happiness Formula

The “happiness formula” was created by Lyubinsky, Sheldon, Schkade, and Seligman who study positive

The Progress and Adaption Principal

The Progress and Adaption Principal

The human brain learns if pleasure or pain immediately follows behavior. However, if we are rewarded a few days

The Negativity Bias

The Negativity Bias

Research shows that we react to negative events more strongly and quickly than equally positive events.