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Our favorite holistic places in Nashville

By Veronica Williams

  In the past 10 years, holistic health has increased in popularity all around the country. Getting your hands on herbs, whole foods, oils, information, and workshops is becoming easier than ever. Veronica Williams travels around Nashville to see what all it had to offer. When you are looking for products that are all natural, […]

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Two vaping-related deaths confirmed in Tennessee

By Rachel Rowney

Medical professionals warn of e-cigarette health risks, as second ‘vaping’ related death occurs in the state. According to The Tennessean “So far, 57 cases of lung illness linked to vaping or e-cigarette use have been detected in Tennessee. Nationwide, the outbreak has sickened more than 1,600 and killed 34, according to the Centers for Disease […]

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Eight budget-friendly, healthy restaurants in Nashville

By Lindsey Joe

Eating out can be expensive and worrisome for the waistline.  But the battle between high-quality food and reasonable prices shouldn’t be a decision we have to make. Lindsey Joe at the Meal Planning Method picks eight restaurants in Nashville that offer healthier options that won’t blow your paycheck. 1. The Centennial.  It’s not typical to […]

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Youth Villages: Adoption in Tennessee

By Brittany Farrar

PURE Living Nashville is proud to work with a number of organizations and non-profit groups to offer advice, share information and improve our readers’ wellbeing. Brittany Farrar, Regional Director of Programs, Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee, writes about what we can expect from her series of upcoming articles, and what Youth Villages does for families […]

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PURE Living Nashville issue one out now!

By Paul Rowney

Firstly… why PURE Living Nashville at all? As the publisher and owner of Nashville Health and Wellness Magazine for the past two years, it became apparent that its remit was too narrow. Health and wellness on a personal basis is essential to a long and happy life. But one crucial element was missing in our […]

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Climate change: the good and bad news…

By Editor

The phrase ‘climate change’ is an umbrella term for a number of substantial changes that are impacting our world. Here, we illustrate the ways that the planet is adjusting (as a result of human behavior). The good news: With Fall upon us, it’s a fitting time to celebrate our nation’s trees. Last year, Climate Central […]

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YMCA explores idea of new East Nashville location

By Rachel Rowney

The YMCA is in discussions to open a new East Nashville facility, as a result of significant population growth in the area. As The Tennessean reports, “The facility would be at MDHA’s Cayce Place mixed-income housing development near Historic Edgefield and Nissan Stadium, off Shelby Avenue.” The YMCA is committed to working with communities on […]

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Coal company sets sights on TN’s federally protected lands

By Rachel Rowney

In December 2016, the U.S. Department of the Interior declared about 75,000 acres of East Tennessee ridgelines in the North Cumberland Plateau unsuitable for surface mining under federal law. Now, a coal mining company is requesting permission to mine on a portion of the protected area. When the designation was announced three years ago, then-Interior […]

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The importance of gut health

By Leah McGee

Gut health is important for a multitude of reasons, and yet it is so easy to take advantage of on a day-to-day basis. It is hidden from the human eye, and yet nearly impossible to determine its integrity until you’re left feeling, well, crappy. Common symptoms of poor gut health include gas, pain, constipation, diarrhea, […]

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Human trafficking in Tennessee

By Katie Thompson

Working for an anti-trafficking organization based in Nashville, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is: “Is human trafficking a big issue in this area?” My answer is always: “yes, unfortunately.” Often, this surprises people. Although rapidly growing, Nashville is comparatively a small city. It is vibrant and creative and characterized by good […]

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Eco-friendly beauty products we love

By Rachel Rowney

When it comes to beauty regimes, we often do not think about the impact on the environment of our makeup, cleansers or sanitary products. Whereas many people focus on the ingredients themselves, it’s also important to consider the packaging that these products come in, and how we can minimise waste. Reusable makeup remover pads Using […]

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Five CrossFit gyms to try in Nashville

By Rachel Rowney

A high-intensity, strength and cardio workout, CrossFit has emerged in recent years as one of the nation’s favorite ways to exercise and join a community of fitness enthusiasts. PURE Living Nashville highlights five CrossFit gyms across the city. CrossFit 615 One of East Nashville’s favorite spots, this gym provides a space with over 4,000 square […]

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