HEALTHY BENEFITS OF HAVING FRIENDS

Whether you need a shoulder to cry on, a partner in crime, or just somebody to vent to and relax with, best friends are truly invaluable and a vital aspect of leading a happy and fulfilled life. Now don’t get me wrong, alone time and...

The Meaning of Alzheimer’s Month

As June—Alzheimer’s Month—comes to an end, I’ve been struggling trying to write an article about Alzheimer’s. It’s very personal for me, as my mother in England is in a wonderful nursing home that specializes in taking care of people with advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia. The...

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

  In honor Women’s Month here at eco18, we are taking today to talk about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Human Immunodeficiency Virus, more commonly known as HIV, is a virus that attacks the cells of your immune system that help fight off infections. However,...

Top 10 Inflammation Fighting Foods

Inflammation has a positive and negative affect in your body. Inflammation has a positive side because it helps your body respond to stress. But chronic, low-grade inflammation is thought to be one of the leading causes of disease, premature aging, and illness.   You can help your body...

Can you die of a broken heart?

Heartbreak.   Whether you’ve lost loved ones or pets, experienced a brutal break-up, or had your heart broken due to devastating news around the world, we’ve all been there. Heartbreak hurts.   But can you die of a broken heart?   Take the recent death of the beloved mother daughter duo,...

Natural Remedies for a Healthy Thyroid

  A properly functioning thyroid is essential to your overall health. If your thyroid is working overtime it’s known as hyperthyroidism; if it’s underactive, it’s known as hypothyroidism. These two thyroid disorders can affect way more than just your metabolism: they can be the cause of...

Weird Remedies for NYE Hangovers

Happy New Year….ouch. Did the New Year bring along a throbbing headache, dehydration and a sensitive stomach for you? Us too. While our go-to hangover remedy would rely on: carbs, greasy food and an electrolyte filled (probably artificially colored) beverage, that’s not everyone’s cup of...

Vegan Baking 101: Holiday Cookies

The holidays are full of yummy treats! I mean if there was ever a reason to wear those elastic waist pants outside of your own home, holiday treats are it. Cakes, pies, and Santa’s personal favorite (trust us, he told us himself): cookies. Unfortunately, those cookies...