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Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

Marie Sykes is an Ontario based writer with a background in research and a love for holistic wellness. She's especially interested in boosting awareness for women's health issues. Once a shunner of gyms, Marie has found an appreciation for weight training and HIIT circuits. She enjoys trying cuisine from all over the world, and she also enjoys not caring two cents what other people think her body should look like.
 · 2 min read

The 10-second Towel Stretch To Help Instantly Relieve Knee Pain

Consistent knee pain afflicts many people at different stages of their lives. As we get older the likelihood of pain increases; life takes a serious toll on our joints. Chief amongst the ailments that affect our knees is osteoarthritis. The condition now affects 52.5 million Americans, with the numbers increasing every year. This form of […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 3 min read

6 Egg-Cellent Breakfast Ideas to Help Smash Weight Loss Goals

When I meet with a new client that is trying to lose weight, one of the first things I will change is their breakfast. One of the most effective ways to help my clients lose weight and improve their health is to stabilize their blood sugar through a better breakfast. Why Toast, Pancakes or Cereal […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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Is Dawn Dish Soap Toxic? Here’s How To Spot Chemicals In Your Soap

If you ever tried reading the label on your dish soap you might feel like you’re reading a foreign language, since many ingredients are listed by their chemical name. Unfortunately, most people don’t think about the common ingredients in dish soap which are linked to cancer, asthma, neurological problems, skin irritation and other health problems. […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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What Expecting Parents Should Know About the “Gentle” C-Section

When this photo shared by a doula went viral last year, we embarked on this new trend of a “gentle” C-section. This wholesome and raw photo depicted how heartwarming it truly is for parents to welcome their newborn in a clear drape or window cesarean section.  This option is now being offered in many hospitals, […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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Mom-Of-Six Calls Out English School for Feeding Her Kids Bread And Butter at Lunch Because She Owed $23

According to the head teacher at Ravensdale Junior School in Mickleover, Derbyshire, the school had merely been following the dinner-debt policy. Children will be given bread and butter if their families owe over £10 ($13 USD) in school dinner debts. Speaking to Mail Online, the 31-year-old Katrina Dakin said it was ‘disgusting’ for the school […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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The Human Cost of Insulin in America

This article was originally published March 21, 2019 and has since been updated When Frederick Banting, Charles Best and J.J.R. Macleod of the University of Toronto invented insulin medications in the early 1920’s, it meant type 1 diabetes would no longer be a terminal illness. The researchers happily sold the patent for their discovery for only […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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WATCH: Viral Pediatrician Shows You How to Hold and Calm a Crying Baby

Finally, your eyes start to shut and your mind begins drifting into a care-free world of no responsibilities. For the first time in weeks, your spouse isn’t even snoring. But, within what feels like five minutes, something pulls you from your slumber. You squint turning on your lamp and look at your clock – three […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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Cannabis Ages Brain By Almost 3 Years, Study Claims

Cannabis has many research-based health benefits. But it’s not without its fair share of controversy. Strains with high THC potency have been linked to psychosis in younger populations (1), rare addictions (2), and cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome among frequent users (3), for example. Reefer Madness propaganda aside, there are some legitimate concerns about safe cannabis use, […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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How Mothers Are Impacted When They Lose a Child

Mother of four, Patty Holliday of Northern Virginia lost her firstborn son to the aftermath of a congenital heart condition. By 9 months old, little Jacob had a heart transplant surgery that bought his family more time with him. But, the Hollidays lost Jacob to a type of cancer common among heart transplant patients. “Fourteen […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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Effects of THC on Damaging Alzheimer’s Proteins

By now we’re sure you have heard about a special little compound known as THC. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC )is what’s responsible for the majority of marijuana’s psychological effects. Time and time again, THC is proving to be a powerful compound. This active component is well known for providing pain relief, making it useful in many conditions. […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team