hearty

adjective

: genuine; sincere; wholehearted; abundant; nourishing

soul

noun

: the spirit and essence of a person

hearty+soul

proper noun

: a community of genuine people empowering one another through holistic health

who we are

A small team of wellness warriors, healthcare practitioners and digital marketers that live and breathe natural health. You can find us whisking up some matcha tea or trying out a new bottle of essential oil at our headquarters in snowy Toronto. We appreciate being sent warm and loving vibes from all our readers around the world.

why we’re here

It’s hard to trust everything you read online about natural health, but we’re looking to change just that with our community.

The reality is, not all of us can be experts. That’s why we hire and partner with actual healthcare practitioners and ask them to share their knowledge with our readers. Whether it’s fitness experts, medical doctors, reiki masters, dentists or culinary nutritionists – we have them all ready and waiting to guide you and answer your questions.

our promise

To share the most valuable, accurate and relatable holistic health information in the world

frequently asked questions

Will you tell me to avoid Western medicine?

Definitely not. The truth is that no system is perfect, whether holistic or conventional medicine that you find at the doctor’s office. Instead, we encourage our readers to seek an integrated approach and marry the best of both worlds. It is this balance that is often missing and that we’re hoping to help restore.

Why do you use ads on your site?

Trust us, we’d love not to have them. But hosting and maintaining a community of millions of readers isn’t cheap and the ads are a big reason we’ve been able to keep providing high quality natural health content to our readers for free. (It also helps keep the lights on in our office!) Hopefully one day in the future we won’t need them at all.

How do I know your articles can be trusted?

In addition to working with contributors who are accredited healthcare practitioners, we have a naturopath, holistic nutritionist and medical researcher on staff who vet every piece of content before it goes out. And where possible, we also try to make sure our articles are backed by peer reviewed, clinical research.

But, we’re also human so if you happen to catch the occasional error in a piece of content please let us know! Simply email us at community@theheartysoul.com with the article link and we’ll get it fixed immediately.

Will you tell me to become a raw vegan and never touch a pepperoni pizza again?

As with all things in life, you have to find the balance and the system that works well for you. We understand that no two people are the same, so you won’t find us preaching any type of approach. We’re here to provide you with education and information to help make the choice that’s best for you.

Why are your headlines so dramatic sometimes?

We truly believe that the information we’re providing could change someone’s life, but in order to make an impact you have to be seen and heard by people who are looking for those answers. For that reason, we write our headlines to get the most attention possible

Do you make money/commission off of the links your post in your articles?

Often times we do, and for good reason. We genuinely stand behind these products and would never recommend anything to our readers that we would not personally use. Please view our affiliate disclosure below to learn more. 

Can I get in touch with you?

Definitely, we’d love to hear from you. Check out our contact us page to get in touch with the right person on our team.

affiliate disclosure

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on the Hearty Soul:

  • As we’ve grown from a tiny two person blog to a small publishing company we have had to compensate for the additional costs associated with running our publication, and offering high quality affiliate links helps us to offset those costs, hire qualified staff, and support ongoing research and work.

  • Any/all of the product links on theheartysoul.com are affiliate links of which we receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price remains the same (or lower) for you. Oftentimes, we are able to get our readers a better deal than is available anywhere else to the general public.

  • All products recommended have been vetted by our in house wellness team and are items we stand behind as high quality and value.

  • Our first priority is always providing valuable information and educational resources to help you create positive changes in your life and will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.