It’s all about that side-to-side

Sounds like click-bait right?

That’s what alot of neuroscientists believed at first... I mean, how could something as simple as moving the eyes be responsible for silencing an onslaught on anxious and stressed thoughts?

But you’ll see, it makes a lot of sense once you understand some of the basic…


Part 2 of our Moon investigation series

Throughout history, the Moon has been given its fair share of proposed influence on the day-to-day lives of human beings. Dating all the way back to 400 B.C., …


Part 1 of our Moon investigation series

Celestial bodies such as the Moon and the Sun have played a significant role in many cultures and popular mythologies throughout the world. …


How the world’s most popular — not-so-healthy — fizzy drink began on a serious quest to improve people’s health…

Coke-Cola. One of the most renowned and recognized beverages (and brands) in the entire world.

In fact, consider some of the following facts about Coke:

  • Coke owns 42.8% of the total market share for carbonated drinks in the US
  • Globally, the average person consumes a Coke product every 4 days


Lessons on how our ancestors (and indigenous peoples) got it right

Two years ago, a group of highly esteemed doctors and ethnobotanical researchers set out to examine whether or not individuals who adhered to a more traditional lifestyle, were more likely to live longer and have better health.

What they found via their investigation of the Pohnpeian population within Micronesia was…


Start by making your world smaller

All we hear nowadays is:

Think big, Dream big, Travel the world, Do it all, See it all, Be it all, … Okay, I hear them, I can relate to some of those statements. I sure can. But

what if this gives you stress,

what if this makes you feel…


Tame your insomnia and ease your anxious thoughts with these night-time teas

Judging by the length of history many herbs have with helping us to sleep, we humans have always struggled to get quality shut-eye. Although there is a cupboard full of herbs for sleep I have chosen my five favourites to share with you.

A note on safety:

*These herbs are…


The science of phytoncides and their important lesser-known impact on human health

If you’re anything like me, you get stressed out because of work — or your kids or parents or even an unexpected traffic jam or small injury. Stress is an ongoing issue in our modern world.

Sometimes when we’re stressed getting outside and taking a walk can help. Our mind…


On anxiety disorders, treatment options, and seeking help

Anxiety is a mental condition characterised by emotional changes, feeling of stress, worried imaginations which lead to physical changes such as increased blood pressure.

Sometimes it is the normal response of the body towards any harmful stimuli or situation. Anxiety occurs in response to a certain condition, such as stress.


Expert insights from physician and professor at Duke University, Dr. David Casarett

Article originally published on the sofi blog on August 21st, 2021.

Our goal with sofi talks is to examine the relationship between people and plants from all different perspectives. At sofi, we share the belief that by creating a discussion that revolves around a diverse array of perspectives, and by…

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