Julie Hambleton has a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the Western University, Canada, is a former certified personal trainer and a competitive runner.
Julie loves food, culture, and health, and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others make positive changes and live healthier lives.
Many of us grew up eating oatmeal, also known as porridge, for breakfast. Especially those of us from cold-climate places, we know how warm and inviting a bowl of hot oats can be on a cold winter morning. We’ve also been taught that oatmeal is a healthy breakfast, particularly for those with heart problems. Recently, […]
Pumpkin seeds are a small but mighty superfood that has been enjoyed for centuries. Not only do they taste delicious, but they also offer a wide range of health benefits. So if you’re looking for a delicious way to add a healthy crunch to your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks – look no further. This […]
Mucus is a sticky, gel-like substance that our bodies produce naturally. It plays a crucial role in protecting our respiratory system from harmful particles, such as dust, smoke or bacteria, by trapping them in the airways. However, when mucus builds up in the throat and chest, it can cause discomfort, coughing, and difficulty breathing. To […]
Broadleaf Plantain, scientifically known as Plantago major, is a common medicinal plant found worldwide. It is a member of the Plantaginaceae family and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for various health benefits. Let’s explore more about this special plant: The benefits, uses, and possible side effects of broadleaf plantain. Broadleaf Plantain: Its […]
Have you ever heard of boiling whole walnuts? If you haven’t, you might be surprised to know that this is a traditional culinary trick passed down for generations. Boiling whole walnuts is an ancient technique that our grandmothers often used to enhance the flavor of walnuts and make them easier to digest. Let’s have a […]
Walking is a simple yet highly effective form of exercise that provides numerous health benefits. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll or a brisk power walk, incorporating walking into your daily routine can improve cardiovascular fitness, strengthen muscles, aid in weight management, reduce stress, and boost overall mental well-being. However, despite its many advantages, people often […]
One of the number one predictors of longevity is a sharp mind. People who maintain their brain health as they get older tend to live longer and, unsurprisingly, happier lives. The question is, what should you be doing now, at 20, 30, 40, 50, or beyond, to keep a healthy brain long into old age? […]
Jack LaLanne, born in 1914 in San Francisco, California, was a pioneer in the fitness industry. He is known as the “Godfather of Fitness,” “The First Fitness Superhero,” and the “Grandfather of Fitness.” It is from his name where the phrase “getting jacked” comes from. With his unwavering dedication and passion for health and wellness, […]
Chickweed, scientifically known as Stellaria media, is a small, delicate herb that is native to Europe but is now found throughout North America and many other parts of the world. Despite its prevalence, very few people are aware of the valuable benefits this herb provides. Let’s discover what chickweed is, where it grows, and uncover […]
Fennel, commonly known as Foeniculum vulgare, is a flowering plant that belongs to the carrot family. It is native to the Mediterranean region but is now cultivated in many parts of the world. The ancient Romans supposedly referred to it as “the herb of sight” due to its alleged benefits for eye health. Some new […]
Many of us grew up in the era when weight loss became an industry. Since then, we have been bombarded daily with diets, fitness routines, supplements, and more that promise the same thing: Weight loss. What does a healthy body look like, however, and what can one do to achieve it? Unsurprisingly, the answer is […]
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move one’s legs. It is often accompanied by uncomfortable sensations in the lower limbs. This condition affects millions of people worldwide and can significantly impact their quality of life. In search of relief, individuals often turn to unconventional remedies, such as […]