The Pure Blog
Sleep: Why We Need It & the Effects of Sleep Deprivation
Are you losing sleep over, well, not getting enough sleep?
Sleep. The thing that young ones fight, old ones crave, and we all need plenty of. In fact, we’ll spend about a third of our life sleeping! However, getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done, and chronic sleep shortage can result in much more than a bit of brain fog and grogginess.
Stress & Anxiety: Understanding the Difference
Stress & Your Gut
High levels of chronic stress can have negative effects on various systems in your body including your gut health. But the good news here is that there are ways that you can mitigate that response and give your body better stress support.
Here’s what you need to know about stress and your adrenal glands, the impact it can have on your gut, and what you can do to manage both your stress and gut health in a safe and healthy way.
Best Herbs & Nutrients for Vision
Being able to see is something that many of us tend to take for granted. But our eyes are just as subject to damage and disease as any other part of our bodies, especially as we age.
Luckily, healthy vision support can come from natural herbs that have been used in traditional medicinal practices for thousands of years, as well as essential nutrients that you can find in whole foods and supplements.
Why We Love Maca
The maca root has been used for thousands of years as a natural aphrodisiac and herbal medicine. Now, research today is beginning to confirm what people have known for centuries: this little root is a powerhouse when it comes to sex drive, mood, energy, and overall vitality.
Here are all of the many reasons we love the maca root, plus how to reap the maca benefits by choosing a good supplement.
The Best Herbs for Menopause
What Are Adaptogens and Which Ones Should You Be Taking?
If you’re a health and wellness freak (like us!), chances are you may have already heard of adaptogens. More than just a buzzword in the wellness world, adaptogens are purported to have many benefits, such as helping your body and mind adapt to life’s stressors. If you are curious about what they really are and which ones you should be taking, here we bring you the long and short of it.
Ashwagandha: An Amazing Adaptogen
The world’s great holistic health systems incorporate many elements, including acupuncture, massage, exercise forms, meditation, and careful attention to diet. However, herbs are also a major factor, because they contain unique phytochemicals, each of which supports vital body functions. The goal of these herbs is to promote balance between body, mind, and soul. One of the most amazing of these herbs is Ashwagandha.
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Have you ever felt consistently stressed out? Sadly, chronic stress is a common side effect of being human in the modern world. But as ordinary as it may seem, chronic stress isn’t exactly natural. When you feel stressed on a more-or-less regular basis, real health issues begin to emerge.