The Awesome Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The Awesome Health Benefits of Having a Pet| How Dogs, Cats, Fish and more support your muscle and bone health, relieve stress, support the cardiovascular system by decreasing blood pressure and lowering the risk of heart attacks and even add years to your life. Booyah! Click through for the post.

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Do you have a pet in your life? A fur child you adore that adds a ton of happiness to every day? Or a scaly little lizard with a huge personality that makes you laugh? What about an aquarium full of googly eyed fish, wiggling their glorious, colourful tails? No matter the species, pet’s bring us so much joy… but I bet you didn’t know that they actually come with a ton of huge health benefits too!

Let’s talk about all of the magnificent ways that pets support your well-being:

The Awesome Health Benefits of Having a Pet| How Dogs, Cats, Fish and more support your muscle and bone health, relieve stress, support the cardiovascular system by decreasing blood pressure and lowering the risk of heart attacks and even add years to your life. Booyah! Click through for the post.

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What You Need to Know to Find a Healthy Pet Food

What You Need to Know to Find a Healthy Pet Food - What your dog and cats need to eat in order to be healthy. Ingredients to avoid, and how to find a healthy pet food.

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If you’ve taken a spin around mshealthesteem.com you can probably tell that I believe in feeding our bodies with kindness. We all deserve a nourishing, healthy diet that we adore. But what you may not know is that I’m also a huge advocate for feeding our pets a healthy, nourishing diet as well. Something that isn’t as easy as it seems.

With a multi-billion dollar industry that often sacrifices nutrition for the sake of cost and convenience and a dizzying plethora of options, how do you pick a healthy pet food?

Here’s what you need to know:

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Superfoods That Might Not Be As Good For You As You Think

What if your favourite healthy superfoods aren't so super? What if there are some potential health and environmental concerns you should know about? Find out why Soy, Spirulina and Greek Yogurt might not be as awesome as they're cracked up to be here.

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We love superfoods! These healthy food options are everywhere. Google the word superfoods and you will find tons of lists boasting nutritionally dense foodie superstars and how to add them to your diet.

But what if some of them aren’t as super as they seem? What if a few of the most popular superfoods out there come with some downsides that aren’t as well known? Sometimes if it sounds too good to be true… well, you know how that saying goes.

So, at the risk of bursting your bubble (sorry)…

Here are 3 superfoods that might not be as super as you think.

What if your favourite healthy superfoods aren't so super? What if there are some potential health and environmental concerns you should know about? Find out why Soy, Spirulina and Greek Yogurt might not be as awesome as they're cracked up to be here.

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Celebrating 5 Years with Graves Disease and Tips to Build Your Best Life

Celebrating 5 Years with Graves Disease and Tips to Build Your Best Life

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This time five years ago I was trying to absorb the fact that I have Graves Disease, an incurable, but thankfully treatable, autoimmune disease.

Like many diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, my life drastically changed after my diagnosis. Initially I was devastated and angry. But five years later I can honestly say that Graves Disease has changed my life for the better. 

Really, I changed myself for the better. But knowing I would be spending a lifetime with Graves Disease truly motivated me to examine my life and foster changes that would allow me to thrive in my circumstances. And there are so many ways that you can too! Even if you don’t have a chronic illness.

Don’t wait for a disease to make yourself a priority. Let’s talk about how to truly make yourself feel fantastic, inside and out.  

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Healthy Food Swaps Infographic

12 Healthy Food Swaps to help make you healthier

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Changing your diet can seem incredibly daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start. The overwhelming idea of revamping the way we eat everyday can leave us feeling like a deer caught in headlights; we know that we should make a move, but we’re so intimidated that we simply stay where we are. But in all honesty, eating a diet made up of healthy food is not only one of the best things that you can possible do for your general well being, it’s actually not as complicated as it seems. Sometimes it can be as simply as making some healthy food swaps. Making healthy swaps over time can truly make a huge difference.

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How to Meal Prep with Kelli Magrath

How to Meal Prep with Kelli Magrath

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Are you having trouble balancing your busy world and creating a healthy eating lifestyle that works for you? Interested in planning ahead but not quite sure how to meal prep like a pro? Want to create a killer meal planning routine? Kelli from Nutrition Not Restriction has you covered!

This inspiring health-esteemie beauty is a meal planning and prepping pro. So I asked her to share her wisdom with us.

How did she get started? Severe, acute pancreatitis kept her in intensive care for 6 weeks and nearly took her life. Afterwards, she became inspired to build a fulfilling, healthy lifestyle. Becoming a meal planning and prepping queen has helped her to achieve that. She’s living proof that you have the power to make incredible, health fostering changes. Here are some tips and tricks to get your started.

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Eat this when you take Antibiotics (and to Foster a Healthy Gut)

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As many of you know, I’ve been recovering from pre-pneumonia. Which means I’ll be nursing a cough and feeling a little low on energy for a while. It also means that I had to take antibiotics in order to fight off the infection. And I’ve recently become obsessed with Miso and Yogurt Kefir Parfaits (they’re all over my insta). Those two things might seem unrelated, but trust me when I say that it’s 100% deliberate. Antibiotics may be a rare necessity but they also change the way we should be nourishing our bodies…

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The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Healthy Hair

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Healthy Hair - What you eat can be the difference between dull, thin, brittle locks, or gorgeous, shiny, thick tresses. Here are the best foods for healthy hair!

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I used to have a cabinet full of hair products. I wanted that sexy, healthy hair look. Hair spray? Check. Colour infuse shampoo? Check. Leave in conditioner, deep conditioners, wave spray, shiner spray… check, check, check, check. My collection was extensive. And my main goal was to load up on all the self-care products I could, and spend as little as possible. Today my standards have changed… and so has my knowledge on what truly makes our bodies (hair included) shine.

While there are certainly a ton of products that can give you that luscious, healthy hair look, it’s hard to out-condition a bad diet. Hair products can definitely help our hair shine; but eating the right foods can create gorgeous hair for the inside out.

It’s also worth considering what we’re putting on our hair. Remember, the self-care products we use on a daily basis often expose us to known or probable human carcinogens, reproductive and developmental toxins and endocrine disruptors (source). It’s worth our while to feed our body with kindness, so that it has the tools it needs to provide us with the healthiest glow possible. And cutting down on the products we’re using, whilst ensuring that we select healthier options, can also make all the difference as well.

In short, health comes from the inside out first and foremost. Self-care products should be a secondary way to support and nourish our bodies, from the outside in.

So what should we add to our diets to nourish our bodies and help to create gorgeous, healthy hair?

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Healthy Hair - What you eat can be the difference between dull, thin, brittle locks, or gorgeous, shiny, thick tresses. Here are the best foods for healthy hair!

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