Chronic Illness and Body Image: How to Remain Positive | The Health Sessions

Chronic Illness and Body Image: How to Remain Positive

This article is written by Avery T.   Chronic illness is broadly defined as a condition lasting more than 1 year and requiring ongoing medical attention. Whether it be mental or physical (or a combination of both), many Americans live with chronic illness—40% to be exact. Chronic illness often presents a variety of challenges, but what … Read more >



How to Fully Engage Your Senses to Promote Healing | The Health Sessions

23 Ways You Can Engage Your Five Senses for Healing

All day long, your five senses pick up sounds and smells, feel the sun on your skin and distinguish beautiful colors around you. You’re probably not even aware of this, until bright lights or loud music make you want to cover your eyes or ears.

When you’re living with chronic illness, chances are, you’re no stranger to sensory overload. In that case, your brain receives more input from your senses than it can process and organize, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, tired and brain fogged. But did you know that you can also ‘hack’ your senses to drastically improve your overall wellbeing?

Take a look at why engaging your five senses – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch – supports your health and happiness.

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9 Breakfast Salads Worth Waking Up For | The Health Sessions

9 Breakfast Salads Worth Waking Up For

I bet the thought of having a salad for breakfast has never crossed your mind. Especially if you’re not a big fan of eating first thing in the morning, a bowl of leafy greens and other crunchy veggies probably doesn’t sound that appealing. But breakfast salads have plenty benefits worth waking up for.

Naturally, leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and disease-fighting nutrients like chlorophyll. This pigment giving plants their vibrant green colour is known for its blood-building properties and wound-healing abilities. Getting more leafy greens into your diet also supports healthy bones, reduces inflammation and protects you against heart disease and cancer. And since statistics show most of us still don’t eat enough veggies, breakfast salads are a great head-start to get those health-boosting nutrients in!

You can go sweet by adding fresh fruit to your salad or choose the full-on savory route with eggs, smoked salmon, spices or herbs. No matter if you follow the autoimmune protocol, a low-carb diet or simply enjoy a hearty meal, get inspired by these 9 breakfast salads to get you off to a flying start! 

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How Parties Can Be Incorporated into Your Healthy Living Goals | The Health Sessions

How Parties Can Be Incorporated into Your Healthy Living Goals

This article is written by Frankie Wallace. 

The pandemic has kept the entire world apart for over a year now. Social distancing guidelines, quarantines and canceled events have left everyone starving for social interactions.

Why the desperate need to see and interact with others? Because humans are social creatures — especially when it comes to bonding as a group over some delectable food. It’s a fact that anyone living with a chronic illness already knew far before a pandemic tore the world apart.

Now that restrictions are starting to lift and group events are coming back into focus, it’s leaving many with the age-old question: how can you attend a party — especially one laden with deliciously tempting junk food — while still sticking to your healthy living goals? Here are a few tips to help you find an answer uniquely suited to your own situation as you begin to venture out and attend events once again.

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5 Vital Ways to Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure | The Health Sessions

5 Vital Ways to Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure

This article is written by Nicola Hopkins. 

Understanding your blood pressure (BP), its effects on your body and the tools you can use to control it can have a substantial impact on your life. It is widely known that high blood pressure (hypertension) is a health issue, but so is a low BP (hypotension). For those with endocrine disease or postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), it is a variation in blood pressure that can cause problems such as dizziness and fainting.

Here we offer a basic introduction to blood pressure and the steps you can take to maintain your health.

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