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    Wait, Plants Don’t Purify The Air?

    Plants Don't Purify The Air

    It has never been more popular to have houseplants, which is why uncovering one of the biggest myths about plants comes as a shock. Recent research shows that plants don’t purify the air.

    What The Research Shows

    The study released late in 2019 found that while plants can remove VOCs from the air, that the amount required would be unrealistic for the average room. This is in addition to the fact that you must understand proper watering for each plant or you increase the risk of root rot and mold which will add toxins to the indoor air.

    Keep Your Plants

    While the air purification properties have been heartbreakingly debunked, you should still keep your plants. Not only are plants beautiful, but adding any natural elements to your home can make your home feel warm and welcome. Nature has a variety of mental and physical health benefits, so the more plants the merrier. In addition to plants consider natural elements such as an indoor water feature, wood, sand, seashells, dried or fresh flowers, metal, and more.

    Not to worry as there are a variety of things you can do to improve indoor air quality. Open the windows at least once a week to let fresh air in, replace air filters at least every 3 months, minimize products with synthetic fragrances, dust and clean regularly, and more!

  • Stretch Your Way To Better Health
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    Stretch Your Way To Better Health

    With cardiovascular diseases on the rise, a small study out of Milan is making major headlines. Here is how you can stretch your way to better health. Improved Cardiovascular Health While…

  • Not All Water Is Created Equally
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    Not All Water Is Created Equally

    It might sound dramatic but not all water is created equally. This is well highlighted in Netflix’s new documentary Down To Earth. Tap Water Can Be Problematic An essential natural resource,…

  • How Long Will Masks Be Required
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    How Long Will Masks Be Required?

    Let’s face it, no one enjoys wearing masks. But it is something small and easy we can do to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Testing remains limited so you could…

  • Signs It’s Time For A Probiotic
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    Signs It’s Time For A Probiotic

    You can take probiotics daily to maintain your gut bacteria but you can also take it as needed, or for 2 or 3 weeks when your bacteria is off balance. Here…

  • Surprising Causes Of Gut Distress
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    Surprising Causes Of Gut Distress

    If your digestion is recently out of whack one of the first things that comes to mind is what you have been eating. While food and beverages are high on the…