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While having “stuff” can be helpful to our daily routine, having too much stuff can be stressful and hinder us from our goals. It is stressful due to the space all that extra stuff is taking up in your home, the extra time it takes to keep it clean and organized, and the extra work that it will take to move it. It also costs more money because you have bought more stuff (obviously), but also because you have more stuff to maintain, fix, and/or replace. This extra stress can take its toll on our mental well-being.
Most people know that the feeling of having too much stuff is not a pleasant one. But in case you need some convincing: This study found that having too much stuff affects your brains ability to focus and process information, while this other study found that wives who used clutter words to describe their home had higher stress levels and were more likely to feel depressed.
So where do you start? And how do you decide which items to get rid of and which to keep? This article will get you well on your way to becoming the proud owner of a crap-free home.
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There has been a lot of negativity towards gluten-free diets lately. We have seen tons of articles on how eating gluten-free isn’t any better for our health (unless you have Celiac’s disease). While it may be true that the gluten-free products themselves aren’t necessarily healthier, there are still reasons why going gluten-free can benefit your health. Here are 5 reasons why a gluten-free diet can be healthy, that has nothing to do with gluten itself.
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Some recent information has come to my attention regarding Green Pasture’s Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil. Continue reading for full details on why I will no longer be recommending this product.
While white potatoes are not necessarily unhealthy, some of us need to avoid them due to their nightshade properties, high carbohydrate content, or for other health reasons. But fear not; you can make an excellent substitute for mashed potatoes using cauliflower, and its super simple! While cauliflower may not be the most obvious potato substitute, you will be surprised what a delicious and nutritious dish you can create with them.
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Stress is defined as a state of mental and/or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. While stress has always been a part of the human experience, our ancestors were not exposed to most of the types of stress we deal with today. We also have significantly higher stress levels in our lives compared to even 25 years ago (source). Because of this, it has become increasingly important for us to be able to manage stress efficiently. Read on to learn about how to better manage stress through dietary and lifestyle changes.