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Among Other Benefits, Cannabis Sativa Provides a Vital Source of Protein

By Jhena Waring Here’s Why You Should Consider Adding This Plant-Powered Miracle Crop to Your Diet What Is Hemp? Hemp is a variety of the infamous Cannabis sativa plant, a flowering plant that is cultivated widely due to its varied functions. It’s a source of industrial fibre, seed oil, and is used for recreational and …

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The Role of Plant-Based Diets in Asthma Prevention and Treatment

By Safiyyah Bazemore New Research Cites Benefits of Plant-Based Diets For Asthma Treatment and Prevention Asthma, the chronic disease of the lungs caused by inflamed and narrowed airways, is characterized by symptoms including shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. The respiratory condition affects over 300 million people around the world, and many suffer …

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Kampo: A Modern Japanese Medicinal System with Traditional Chinese Roots

By Jhena Waring What is Kampo? Kampo is a traditional Japanese herbal medicine system, used to treat chronic and acute disease alike. Its guiding principle is the balance of physical and mental health; body and mind. The body and mind are seen as inseparable, and health is achieved by balancing these two entities. Kampo Through …

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Ayurveda: The Holistic Intersection of Mindful Living and Eating

By Jhena Waring Ayurveda, translated to “science of life,” is a system of holistic medicine. It focuses on intentional living, through the cultivation of complete mind-body harmony. Dating back 5,000 years from India, it continues to be one of the world’s most powerful mind-body health systems. Navi Gill, a Vancouver-based Ayurvedic Therapist & Lifestyle Consultant, …

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