Maria Sykes Profile Overview

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.
 · 5 min read

Lady Gaga Shines a Light on Fibromyalgia: “Chronic Pain Is No Joke”

How has fibromyalgia affected one of the best-selling musical artists of the 21st century? In “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” a documentary released on Netflix, Lady Gaga describes the pain that’s characterized her life with fibromyalgia for the past half-decade. “I have chased this pain for five years,” Gaga said. “I can still be me, and when I […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 7 min read

Fodmaps Diet: If Chronic Bloating or IBS Is Ruining Your Life, Try This

Do you suffer from abdominal bloating, altered bowel habits, and recurring abdominal pain and discomfort despite following a relatively “clean” and healthy diet?  Does it seem as if certain foods trigger your symptoms, but it’s hard to pin down exactly which ones? If so, you may be one of the 7-10% of people worldwide who […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 5 min read

The Benefits of CBD for People with Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders

If you are someone who struggles with sleep, has struggle with sleep, and continues to struggle with sleep… nothing – I repeat, nothing – fills you with envy more than listening to someone talk about the unbelievably soothing slumber they had the night before. The reason sleep loss is about so much more than bags […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 4 min read

Teen Spends 2 Nights in Burn Unit After Run-In With Giant Hogweed Plant

Giant hogweed, which can rather appropriately reach impressive heights of over 4.3 meters (14 feet), is a white-topped plant that, at a glance, looks entirely innocuous. Sadly, Heracleum mantegazzianum is actually capable of causing serious injury to anyone that touches it. The Twitter account of the Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech University explains that 30 of these monsters have been found […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 6 min read

How to Help Prevent 8 Common Eye Issues

Our eyes are marvelous organs that allow us to see the world around us. Taking care of our eyes is essential for maintaining good vision and overall eye health. Let’s look at how to prevent eight common eye issues and get a better understanding of our eyes and eye health. By following these tips, you […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 9 min read

25 Reasons To Go & Pick Dandelions Right Now

Who hasn’t seen those pesky yellow weeds pop up in the garden from time to time? Yet try as you might – from picking them to poisoning them – nothing keeps them at bay for too long. Perhaps it’s time you embraced the tenacious dandelion and all the benefits it can bring. Dandelion has been […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 4 min read

Is swearing, being messy, and staying up late linked to intelligence?

There are so many stereotypes when it comes to the idea of intelligence. For instance if you have a dirty room, a dirtier mouth, or can never seem to get up from bed in “good time” because of your late nights, there have probably been those around who associate some or all of those traits […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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Rub This Peppermint and Baking Soda Mixture Anywhere You Need Relief From Mosquito and Bug Bites

Summer, everyone’s favorite season, but with summer, there also come bug bites. Somehow, it seems impossible to avoid getting a mosquito or bug bite during summertime. Isn’t that annoying? That itch is so frustrating! To combat the annoying itch, most of us use creams specially created for this purpose. But, did you know you can […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 6 min read

8 Great Ways to Support Vision Health

Our eyes are some of our most precious organs, so it’s natural to want to protect them. But we’re living in a digital world, where for many of us, staring at a screen takes up half of our day. It can be tough to care for our eyes properly. Weak eyesight can be triggered by […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 3 min read

Scientists have just discovered Earth’s twin planet – and there might be something living on it

Looking up into the night sky and seeing unfathomable numbers of stars has always made us, as human beings, question both our place in the universe and whether we are alone in it. Scientists pondering exactly these questions have discovered a new Earth-like planet orbiting the nearest star to our solar system. The discovery was […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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9 Home Remedies to Help Get Rid of Bedbugs

Do you ever sing that cute rhyme saying “Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite” to your kids, and then wondered why? Are bed bugs a real thing to fear in this modern day and age, or just a thing of the past? Unfortunately, bed bugs are real critters. And not only do they […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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You Are Not Gluten Intolerant- You’re Glyphosate Intolerant?

This article was originally published on April 2, 2019, and has since been updated. It wasn’t that long ago that someone with Celiac disease would have a hard time ordering meals at restaurants or finding safe gluten alternatives for themselves at the grocery store. Now, gluten-free options seem to be the norm almost everywhere you […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team