The Healthy Truth: Year-end roundup

Healthy-truth-round-upDear Friends,

It’s that time of the year when we reflect on the past twelve months – but also look forward to the New Year. In 2016, I began my journey of sharing with you my insights on health and so far I’ve been having a blast!


I have shared stories from my life to help you better understand your own health issues, along with wellness tips and recommendations that I myself have found useful.

When I began The Healthy Truth, I wanted it so be something that people would return to each week for the latest in health. But more than that, I wanted to be someone you felt comfortable coming to. I wanted to speak to you, the reader, as a friend and I wanted you to trust me, in return, as a friend.

I hope I have managed to accomplish that in the short amount of time that I have been writing these weekly blog posts and I hope that in the New Year you will continue to keep me and The Healthy Truth in mind as a resource to help improve your health.

As we reflect on the past year and move on to the new one, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a roundup of the top Healthy Truth posts. Below you will find some of the most popular posts with useful information that I am sure can be easily incorporated into your new 2017 health routine.

Before I sign off, I’d like to wish all of you and your families a very happy holiday season and a healthy and safe New Year. As for me, I’ll continue to provide you with the latest in health in the coming 2017.

Until next year!

-Emily Lunardo

The Healthy Truth: Health and wellness trends for 2017

As 2016 is coming to a close, it’s that time to start looking forward into 2017 health and wellness trends. Each year, there is always a certain health fad everybody is crazy about all of a sudden. For example, in 2016 we saw a rise in wearable technology, waist trainers, and detox teas (not the best health trends, that’s for sure), and foods like avocado and kale. Continue reading…

The Healthy Truth: Combating holiday stress

How was your Black Friday? Did you have to squeeze your way into line-ups, drive around parking lots for hours to find a spot, or maybe even yell at a person or two? As you can tell, the holidays have begun with the Thanksgiving and Black Friday kick-off.
If you managed to finish all your holiday shopping – good job! You’re ahead of the game and can relax a bit. If you still have a list longer than Santa’s, then you’re in for a few stressful weeks. Continue reading…

The Healthy Truth: 30-day challenge

I challenge you to take control of your life and health over the next 30 days. With the holiday season approaching, many of us tend to throw our diet and workout efforts out the window, but it shouldn’t be this way. Our bodies need care 365 days a year, and with all stress and eating associated with holidays, it just doesn’t make sense to hit pause at this time. Continue reading…

The Healthy Truth: How to prevent and avoid stress

The title of this week’s piece may throw you off a bit as you may be thinking to yourself, “You can’t possibly avoid stress!” For the most part, you aren’t that wrong. Stress is, essentially, an inevitable part of life. It affects all aspects of our life to some degree. But before I explain how you can go about avoiding it, it’s important to understand what exactly stress is. Continue reading…

The Healthy Truth: Everything you need to know about aging (based on science)

Aging is inevitable, this much we know. But then why does it seem like some people never look a year older while others look 10 years their senior? Aging is something that is frequently discussed but not very well understood, and the anti-aging business is always prospering. Every company suggests that they have found the fountain of youth with a new cream, serum, injection, or pill, and yet we all aren’t looking that much younger. Continue reading…

The Healthy Truth: Healthy aging tips


Aging is inevitable, that is the honest truth, but it doesn’t have to be a downhill spiral.
No matter how old you are, taking charge of your aging is never too late. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you overcome any possible fears you may have about aging and navigate your aging journey gracefully. Continue reading…

The Healthy Truth: Essential oils for healing

Have you heard about the “new” health craze? I use the quotations because it’s actually a very old technique, which happens to be gaining quite a momentum in recent years. I’m talking about essential oils that seem to be all the rage nowadays. Continue reading…

The Healthy Truth: Fit and detox teas

Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you I’m obsessed with tea (I’m drinking some right now as I write this). I have a tea for just about anything. Sore throat? I have a tea. Feel a cold coming up? I have a tea for that, too. People are honestly amazed at my tea collection and at the fact that I could essentially “treat” anything with some sort of tea. Continue reading…

Author Bio

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.


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