Wellness Pursuits

How we feel physically, mentally and emotionally affects the way we age. With so much information (much of it conflicting) available on the Web, we all need a resource to carve out the best advise for us to consider. Wellness Pursuits is just that. We are on a daily quest to bring you, our dear readers, the most useful, solid information we can find. We hope that our insights will raise your awareness so you can make better choices and help guide you to Feel Your Best.

5 Benefits of More Plants in Your Home

5 Benefits of More Plants in Your Home
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Houseplants can instantly transform your home into a luxurious, lush retreat that you never want to leave. And, while you’re enjoying all the beauty, texture and color that indoor plants bring, they will be busy improving your health behind the scenes. Here are 5 benefits to having more plants in your home. 1. […]

If You Have These Health Issues – Avoid These 7 Vegetables

These 7 Vegetables Are Harmful If You Have These Health Issues
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying vegetables are bad for you. They’re usually good, for most people. Unfortunately, being diagnosed with certain health conditions means avoiding some of our favorites. The following are seven veggies you need to be wary of. Each of the vegetables on this list are pretty popular. Here’s […]

7 Signs You’re Low in These 3 Vitamins

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Feeling a little off, achy or low in energy? It might be more than stress from worrying about the coronavirus. You could be suffering from a vitamin deficiency and not even know it. You may even be on the road toward one of numerous devastating, yet equally preventable, diseases. Check out the warning […]

5 Unusual Reasons You Can’t Sleep

(WellnessPursuits.com) – We’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones who occasionally have a hard time falling asleep at night. Tossing and turning, only to realize you only have a couple of hours left before you need to get up is frustrating. Falling asleep is a natural process, but disruptions can really impact our well-being. […]

4 Warning Signs When Choosing a Partner

4 Warning Signs When Choosing a Partner
Relationships are so complex because each of us brings our own brand of life experiences to them. We’ve all experienced challenges in life, and in doing so have made some internal decisions on how to behave. While life’s challenges have made many people stronger, some people have developed coping behaviors that are not healthy for […]

Danger! 9 Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency You MUST Know About

Danger! 9 Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency You MUST Know About
(WellnessPursuits.com) – So many health complaints that many of us experience from time to time are from non-serious causes. I, like you, have my share of occasional aches and pains, fatigue, crankiness or dealing with a foggy brain now and then. None of these issues plague me on a daily basis, but they can still be […]

How To Make Probiotics Actually Work For You

4 Ways To Optimize Probiotic Effectiveness
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Taking probiotics can boost our gut health. But are those probiotics as active as you’d like them to be? You might accidentally be lowering their effectiveness, but it could be easy to fix. Here are four of the most important ways we can optimize the efficiency of our probiotics. 1. When We Take […]

Danger! 6 Foods You Must NEVER Reheat in a Microwave

(WellnessPursuits) – A microwave is a great kitchen tool to make food preparation and reheating easier. While the microwave is great for saving us time, there are some foods that should never be reheated in a microwave. In many situations, it simply removes all nutritional value, rendering your food useless in terms of vitamins and […]

What Makes Some People So Likeable?

What Makes Some People So Charming...
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We strive to continue to look and feel healthy as we get older… and perhaps this sounds strange, but hopefully we also become more conscious of the effect we have on others. Although humans are social beings by nature, since the pandemic, we have found ourselves spending most of our day in a […]

Tired All The Time? – This Could Be Why…

Tired All The Time? - This Could Be Why...
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Sure, I’m healthy, but I’ve still been pretty tired almost every day — even after a good night’s sleep. I finally had it, so I went in search of answers. I had to first eliminate the possibility that I had a medical condition that might be causing it, so off to my family […]

Why You Need More Vitamin D

The Anti-Aging Power of Vitamin D
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Vitamin D can play an important role in keeping you youthful by boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation and protecting against some forms of cancer. Vitamin D also helps keep bones healthy and assists in the absorption of calcium. Here we are in difficult times. Are you getting enough Vitamin D? What Makes […]

5 “Healthy” Choices That Actually Age You

5 "Healthy" Mistakes That Age You
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We try to eat right. We try to exercise. We live in a remarkable age of information where we have a real chance of helping our genes give us a long, healthy run at life. We have access to abundant fresh food, and hopefully we can also make time to get in some […]

These 7 Super Herbs Turn Your Meals Into Super Food

These 7 Super Herbs Turn Your Meals Into Super Food
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Over the last couple of decades or so, there’s been a lot of talk about “superfoods” and their ability to do miraculous things for the body. Eating these foods can boost your energy, fight illness and even protect against things like cancer and heart disease. Super Herbs are the new superfoods of 2021. […]

Want a Happy Life? – 3 Things To Avoid

Want a Happy Life? - 3 Things To Avoid
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Wow. Sounds pretty negative. Actually this may be the most positive thing you read today. This may be just the thing you’ve been needing so you quit shooting yourself in the foot. Hey, nobody does everything wrong all the time. You’re probably pretty happy and successful in a lot of areas. If you’re […]

7 Symptoms Of Inflammatory Diseases

7 Symptoms Of Inflammatory Diseases
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We have heard over and over that we need to reduce internal inflammation to improve our immune system. What we may not realize is that unless we eliminate the cause(s), we will likely develop life threatening chronic diseases. Signs and Symptoms That You Have Inflammation: Chronic joint pain Repeated bouts of Allergies or […]

Good Stress vs Bad Stress – Why You Need to Know The Difference

Good Stress vs Bad Stress - Why You Need to Know The Difference
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We’re human… we’re busy. Whether we’re working for someone or for ourselves, or we’re managing the challenges of our home and families, we’re all very busy. Someone or something is pretty much trying to get our attention throughout the day. Busy is GOOD. Feeling driven to accomplish things is GOOD. Not good is […]

The Bizarre Link between Your Gut and Parkinson’s

(WellnessPursuits.com) – What would you think if we told you your gut health might make a difference as to whether or not you’ll develop Parkinson’s disease? Researchers have begun to think just that, and your appendix may play the biggest role. It might seem like a bizarre connection, but that useless tiny organ attached to […]

Men Love It When Women Do These Things

(WellnessPursuits.com) – A lot of us think we have a decent idea of what the men in our lives want, but do we really? Men and women can be wired so differently, sometimes we might as well be speaking different languages. Need a little help deciphering the male mind? You’re not alone. Thank goodness we […]

ER or Urgent Care? When to Choose Which and Why

ER or Urgent Care? When to Choose Which and Why
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Emergency room (ER) visits are up 50% over the last two decades, a fact that has led to increased wait times and frustration for people who need medical care. In many cases, the increase can be traced to the influx of patients with preventable and non-emergent illnesses. As much as they may try […]

A Lasting Relationship Has These 3 Essential Things

A Lasting Relationship Has These 3 Essential Things
(WellnessPursuits.com) – The health of any of our relationships is measured by how well we meet each other’s needs. According to Psychology Today, there are three universal relationship needs: Companionship Affection Emotional support If any one of these important keys are missing, the relationship may suffer. Meeting your partner’s emotional needs is of particular importance. […]

6 Brain Aging Foods To Avoid

6 Brain Aging Foods To Avoid
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We generally choose the foods we eat based on taste, appearance and their health-providing qualities. In addition, we often consider foods to support heart health, liver and kidney function, weight loss, glowing skin, good digestion, and try to avoid those that might cause cancer, diabetes, etc. How often do we choose or reject […]

Say These 5 Things Instead of “Sorry”

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Many of us utter, “I’m sorry,” when someone bumps into us, then use the same phrase when we upset a loved one. While it’s important to express remorse when we hurt or harm someone, an apology isn’t always necessary — or effective. Consider these alternatives next time you’re tempted to say, “I’m sorry,” […]

This Sea Salt is Contaminated with Plastic

Sea Salt Contaminated With Plastic - Is Yours?
(WellnessPursuits.com) The bottom line is that there is a very high likelihood there are micro plastic particles in your fancy sea salt. Considered a healthier alternative to table salt, sea salt is derived through evaporative means. Producers collect seawater and evaporate it until only the salt is left (at least that’s what is supposed to […]

These Foods Can Lower Your Stress Level

These Foods Lower Your Stress Level
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Hey, we’re all under stress. Good stress, bad stress… stress. It’s called life. If you’re busy, you can be sure stuff happens that can turn a merely busy day into a day of stress. So what do we do to lower our stress? We grab as much time as possible to do relaxing […]

How to Regain a Sense of Happiness After Difficult Times

How to Regain a Sense of Happiness After Difficult Times
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Happiness is precious. We all live a somewhat tumultuous life where both good and bad things happen. When those difficult times hit, we weather them as best we can and eventually strive to regain a sense of happiness. Sometimes it seems hard to do. I scoured the web for some answers of what […]

These 3 Shower Habits Can Cause Skin Breakouts

3 Shower Habits That Cause Adult Acne
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Gone are the days in which acne is a problem suffered only by teenagers. Adults everywhere are suffering from skin breakouts in unprecedented ways. Effecting a reported 40-50 Million Americans, acne is the most common skin disorder in the US. What if we told you that your day-to-day showering habits could be the […]

Help! Why Am I Always SO Hot?

Help! Why Am I Always SO Hot?
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Does it seem like you’re always sweating — even when you’re not actually doing anything? Does it sometimes feel like your whole body is on fire? The good news is that you’re not alone. The bad news? A medical condition or another health factor might be to blame. Here are some of the […]

7 Habits of Unhappy People

(WellnessPursuits.com) – It’s time for a truth bomb. Even the happiest people we know have had some pretty awful things happen to them. The difference between our happy friend and those who seem to be in a foul mood all the time isn’t a lack of experience. So what exactly is it that causes unhappy […]

The Link Between Diet and Depression

The Link Between Diet and Depression
(WellnessPursuits.com) – When you find yourself feeling more depressed than usual, do you gravitate to binging on sugary, processed foods? These two things could be more connected than you think. Let’s take a closer look at the link between diet and depression. Stress Can Lead to Binge Eating Stress can cause cortisol levels to rise, […]

Symptoms of 10 Hidden Health Conditions

Symptoms of 10 Hidden Health Conditions
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Common illnesses tend to be just that – common, with the same signs and symptoms we’re usually really good at recognizing. Some illnesses, on the other hand, can be symptom-free in their early stages. And worse? Their symptoms might even mimic other conditions, leading you down a path of misdiagnosis and poor treatment. […]

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