Body Vs Mind

Helpful Tips for Students to Take Care of Their Mind and Body

In 2020, be it college students or all of us, we have all learned a very pivotal lesson – adapting to a situation when everything goes haywire. Because of the COVID-19, thousands of universities and schools around the world were…

What Is Cortisol and How to Lower Cortisol Levels Naturally

  Introduction: Cortisol is one of the leading hormones that adrenal glands produce. Because it is released in times of emotional and physical stress, it is known as the “stress hormone”. It can increase your heart rate, blood sugar, breathing…

Doing a headstand a day strengthens the body and clears the mind

BY: SYDNEY MCINNIS  It’s so easy to fall into a monotonous routine. People lose sight of the importance of taking care of their body and psyche. Instead of falling into a hole that can be really hard to crawl out…

Natural Ways to Feel Better During the COVID-19 Lockdown

It doesn’t look like COVID-19 is going anywhere. There are already new strains that have been discovered in the UK, the US, and elsewhere. Vaccines may slow it down, but it’s likely that people will be locked down, told to…

The Social-Distancer’s Guide To B.C.’s Top Weekend Getaway

2020 has been a real sunavabitch. It’s not news, it’s hardly even worth the breath it takes to point that out anymore. Nonetheless, it’s been an undeniably overwhelming time for most. More than ever, folks are realizing how necessary a little…

Legalizing marijuana lowers the rate of drug-related car accidents, study says

BY: MIROSLAV TOMOSKI A recent study out of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health — published in the American Journal of Public Health — shows that states that have legalized medical-marijuana reduced the number of drug-related car accidents. The study was conducted…

Safer Vaping with Organic E-Juice?

Find out how to identify legitimate certified organic e-juice and which ingredients should be checked for a safer, cleaner vaping experience.  Nicotine-delivery devices like e-cigarettes and vapes have become a popular choice for those who wish to quit smoking or…

Apparently urine therapy is a thing, and yes, it does involve drinking your own pee

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  After using the toilet, we don’t exactly think twice before flushing. But maybe we should. Urine therapy makes the most of urine and is believed to cure an array of illnesses including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and even…

Laughter yoga boosts the mind and helps you live longer

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh? Most of us will do anything to rouse laughter in ourselves or others. It’s probably one of the greatest human pleasures – and now it’s being used as a form of…

For Canadians, free health care doesn’t come without a price

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  One of the most important relationships is the one you have with your doctor. It could very much save your life. But when waiting rooms are swelling with sick people, doctors sometimes speed through check-ups, and can…

Cats are proven to naturally alleviate anxiety and depression

BY AILEEN ZANGOUEI Cats are simultaneously our cuddliest, furry friends and the world’s biggest assholes. But when they’re not waking us up at 4 a.m. by plunking their entire bodies on our face, or knocking anything and everything that’s glass…

Our elderly need a pot fix, but not from our government

BY: NADIA HARRIS  Marijuana is a holistic form of medicine that has had a tumultuous history in our modern society. It has been unjustifiably mislabelled as the herbal equivalent of a shit disturber, particularly in the minds of our baby…

5 superfoods that actually work and aren’t just a trendy marketing fad

Superfoods often get a lot of bad press from skeptics for, well, not quite living up to their name. But what is it that makes a superfood ‘super’ exactly? Does Beyoncé need to wear a t-shirt sporting various foods? Do…

Our daily demands and stresses have led to a new phenomenon known as ‘Time Famine’

  In the not-so-distant past, aspiring futurists and technological pundits assumed that there would eventually come a point when science and technology would forever change our lives. Robots and computers would do all the boring work and chores for us,…

Health benefits that show how spending time outdoors is vital to our happiness

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Shelter may be one of our basic needs, but it doesn’t hurt to get out a little. Actually, it’s kind of necessary. Exposure to the sun calibrates your body’s circadian clock. This basically regulates everything from appetite…

10 Things that will help you catch some zzz’s with ease

Are you having trouble getting to sleep when you want to? Well, I pretty much consider myself an expert on the topic. Okay, so that’s an exaggeration. One thing I can tell you is that I have had trouble sleeping…

Feeling stressed-out and craving an Italian getaway? Sign up for a ‘F**K It’ Retreat

Ah, the gorgeous offerings of Italia; the taste of luscious wine, the beautiful landscapes’ rolling hills, quaint little cobblestone villages, spaghetti for days, and a ‘Fuck It Retreat’ where you can learn to say ‘Fuck It’ and as the cool kids…

Sick of your crappy life? This is the most inspirational shit you’ll read all day

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Happiness is in your hands. Sure, there are psychological preconditions and lifestyle factors that act as determinants of mental illness and unhappiness. However, what we choose to do with our state of mind is largely in our…

Trame Therapy is a natural, vibrational way to alleviate anxiety

BY AILEEN ZANGOUEI Imagine waking up, and immediately wanting to go back to sleep. You’re so tired already and the day hasn’t even begun. You’re tired because you think of all the things that have to be done today, and…

Study finds that dancing is the most effective activity for preventing Alzheimer’s

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO If you’re looking to sharpen your brain, you can put down the crosswords and sudokus and opt for a night of dancing instead. While any and all physical activity is beneficial, a study published in Frontiers of…