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12/10/2017 07:30 PM
Natural Ways to Stop Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to develop or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual performance. Also known as impotence, this condition affects up to 30 million men of all ages throughout the United States. With so many men affected, it’s no surprise an array of pharmaceutical and herbal drugs exist with the promise of an […]

12/10/2017 06:00 PM
6 Hacks to Make Your Periods Less Horrible
Ugh, THAT time of the month. Having your period is never, uh, fun. A woman’s period can range anywhere between being a mild inconvenience to an overwhelming pain in the uterus… and lower back… and breasts. No matter where you fall on that scale, odds are you don’t look forward to your monthly flow. But your periods […]

12/10/2017 11:00 AM
How to Make Sense of the New U.S. Nutrition Labels
Consumers in the United States may have to wait until January 1, 2020, to see the new nutrition label on all foods, but the wheels are in motion.

12/09/2017 07:30 PM
5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Take Charge of Your Health
Health plays a big role in our overall sense of wellbeing. Obviously. If you’re not feeling well, you’re not going to feel happy. But for a lot of people —especially folks dealing with bigger health challenges than just a bout of flu, for example— getting healthy again can seem almost impossible. There are plenty of […]

12/09/2017 11:00 AM
6 Home Organizing Tips for ADHD Relief
If you or a loved one lives with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) there are ways to ease the symptoms while in your home. Dr. Mark Haffey, EdD, director of the Haffey Center for Attention and Memory in Amherst MA, offered up good advice for making your house a place of support for those with […]

12/09/2017 07:00 AM
What if You’re in a Relationship and Attracted to Someone Else?
It doesn’t matter how in love you are, how mature you are, or how much you enjoy sex with your partner. It’s pretty common to feel attracted to someone else even if you’re in a happy, healthy relationship. But when is the attraction natural and harmless, and when is it something more? Ask yourself these […]

12/08/2017 07:30 PM
8 Essential Oils to Help with Emotional Healing
Aromatherapists and natural medicine practitioners know that high quality essential oils can have dramatic effects on the mood of their clients. But, are the mood-enhancing effects of essential oils all in the head? Well, that depends on whether you mean the placebo effect or brain hormone balancers. A growing body of research shows that the […]

12/08/2017 10:00 AM
3 Things You Can Do to Shake the Salt Habit
The two most prominent dietary risks for death and disability in the world are not eating enough fruit and eating too much salt. Eating too little fruit kills nearly five million people every year, and eating too much salt kills four million. There are three things we can do to lower our salt intake. First, […]

12/07/2017 07:30 PM
Does Brain Inflammation Cause Suicidal Thoughts?
It’s easy to think there is something mentally wrong with us if we experience suicidal thoughts, but new research shows that there may be a physiological reason for those detrimental thoughts and the major depression behind them. According to new research in the Jan 1, 2018 edition of the medical journal Biological Psychology found a […]

12/07/2017 05:00 PM
5 Weird Ways to Boost Creativity
Those of us in a creative profession don’t have the luxury of waiting around for the muse to visit. Creativity is our lifeblood and needs to be respected as any other resource. Whether you need creativity for your work, life, or both, try some of these ways to help keep your mojo flowing. 1. Look […]

12/07/2017 01:00 PM
How to Be a Good Host Without Burning Out
The holidays are just around the corner! If you read that and thought, “Not again…” trust me, you’re not alone. Wonderment runs high this time of the year, but so does the stress that comes with hosting while trying to keep up the merriness the whole time. The holidays can be complicated, no matter how to you […]

12/07/2017 11:00 AM
Foods That Boost Focus and Concentration Without Caffeine
Coffee is definitely the most popular drink for boosting focus and concentration. Unfortunately, for some folks, caffeine causes jitters and heart racing. Not to mention that high caffeine intake may lead to anxiety, heart palpitations and insomnia. The good news is there are a lot of foods and drinks that boost focus and concentration without […]

12/06/2017 06:00 PM
Why You Should Drink Hot Lemon Water
We all know that we need to drink enough water. After all, we are made up of approximately 65 percent water so we need to replenish our supplies. But, is there any real benefit of adding lemon to our water or drinking hot lemon water to start our day? The short answer is yes. Every […]

12/06/2017 05:00 PM
Got a Headache? These 4 Essential Oils Can Help
We’ve all had a headache, and it’s never a fun experience. Headaches can be caused by any number of things, from stress, hormonal imbalance, low blood sugar, dehydration, poor nutrition, poor posture and more. They’re a real pain in the neck. The issue is, most over the counter pain relievers that we use to provide […]

12/06/2017 01:00 PM
4 Steps to Ease Anger and Frustration
Anger. It gets to every single one of us. We all have those moments when frustration bubbles up inside and there’s nothing you want to do more than stomp your feet and huff a little bit. But is that really the best course of action? Here are some ways to vent that anger and frustration that won’t […]

12/06/2017 10:00 AM
Protein Combining is a Myth
All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth, and vitamins from the plants and micro-organisms that grow from it. The calcium in a cow’s milk (and in her 200-pound skeleton) […]

12/05/2017 07:30 PM
5 Cannabis Products Changing the Way We Think About Marijuana
There’s a renaissance happening in the world of cannabis products, due in large part to the growing trend of legalization across the country. As new markets come online, consumers are demanding new types of products. In markets which are legalizing, the fastest growth demographics are among women and adults over 50. In response to these […]

12/05/2017 03:00 PM
Prevent Stomach Ulcers with These 5 Tips
It’s truly a joyful time of year, or, at least, that’s the intention. But the rich foods, celebrations and stress can quickly overload your body and put you at increased risk of getting an ulcer. Ulcers, also known as peptic ulcers, develop along the lining of the stomach. These sores are most commonly caused by […]

12/05/2017 11:00 AM
5 Iconic Holiday Cookies Made Healthier
You may be asking who in their right mind would want to make a cookie healthier? True; it’s a treat, a splurge, an immutable indulgence. However, healthier doesn’t necessarily mean lower in fat or calories or less delicious. It means using wholesome, natural, unrefined foods to create natural treats that work for multiple dietary styles. […]

12/04/2017 07:30 PM
5 Most Common Deficiencies & How to Fix Them Naturally
Nutritional deficiencies are more common than you probably think. While Americans tend to consume more than enough calories, we are, as a population, generally lacking in the nutrition department. We are eating mostly empty calories that provide little nutritional value. But even the slightest deficiency in minerals and vitamins can have profound consequences on your health. In […]

12/04/2017 01:00 PM
6 Signs Inflammation is Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts
Are you frustrated because you’ve been eating well and exercising regularly, but you’re still not losing weight? Inflammation might be sabotaging your weight loss efforts. But before I show you how inflammation hinders weight loss, realize that inflammation isn’t your enemy. There are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation occurs when […]

12/03/2017 07:30 PM
Owning a Dog May Help You Live Longer
According to a 2016 Gallup poll, 44 percent of Americans own a dog. That is a pretty significant number. In fact, dogs are easily the most popular pet among US pet owners—sorry cat lovers. But what is it that makes dogs so great? Well, they’re fun loving, energetic, make excellent companions and… may actually help […]

12/03/2017 06:00 PM
Is Your Diet Soda Making You Fat?
While it’s tempting to choose diet soda during the holidays in an effort to prevent that holiday weight gain we’re all so familiar with, it would be wiser to avoid it like the plague. That’s because diet soda like almost all diet products on the market contains aspartame. And while aspartame has had a publicity […]

12/03/2017 03:00 PM
9 Principles of Healthy Neighborhoods
Stress plays a vital role in undermining wellness — whether it’s caused by commuting, isolation, homogeneity, lack of exercise, or estrangement from nature — so it’s not surprising that stress reduction is the common thread connecting these nine principles of healthy neighborhoods.

12/03/2017 07:00 AM
9 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels
This article looks at 9 ways you can change your lifestyle and boost your energy levels naturally.

12/02/2017 07:30 PM
Did the Sugar Industry Lie to You About Cancer for 50 Years?
Has the sugar industry been part of a more-than-50-year cover up about the detrimental health effects of sugar? It definitely looks that way. A new article published in PLOS Biology tells a tale of deceit, deception and corruption so scandalous you might be tempted to think you’re reading fiction, not the stuff of a prestigious […]

12/02/2017 01:00 PM
How to Retrain Your Mind to Love Your Body
When you look at your body in the mirror, where do your eyes go first? Odds are, your gaze goes straight to your “trouble spots”—the places you’d love to change, if only you had the time, the money or the energy. Maybe you straighten your spine, fluff your hair or use your hands to smooth […]

12/02/2017 11:00 AM
How Many Servings of Vegetables Should You Eat per Day?
This article looks at the evidence to determine how many servings of vegetables you should eat each day to get the maximum benefits.

12/01/2017 10:00 AM
White Rice Pales in Comparison to These Antioxidant-Rich Grains
Why does switching from white rice to brown rice enable overweight individuals to significantly reduce their weight, their waist size, their blood pressure, and the level of inflammation within their bodies? We think it might be the fiber. Brown rice has four times as much dietary fiber as white rice, including prebiotic types of fiber […]

12/01/2017 07:00 AM
15 Best & Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick
Being sick is never fun. While reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep can help you get through a nasty bout of seasonal sickness, food can play an important role, too. Of course, some foods are better than others. Here are some of the best and worst foods you can eat when you’re feeling under […]

11/30/2017 07:30 PM
6 Maligned Vegetables You Should Reconsider
When I first dated my husband, Curtis, he ate exactly 4 vegetables: iceberg lettuce, carrots, broccoli and tomatoes—but only if those tomatoes were on pizza or slathered in sauce. While he wasn’t a fan of broccoli he figured he should eat something healthy. Like many people, Curtis just wasn’t a big fan of vegetables. But […]

11/30/2017 05:00 PM
Survival Tips for the Transition to Winter
As temperatures drop and we count down to the shortest day of the year, many of us can’t help but feel a sense of dread. It means winter is coming. And depending on what part of the world you live in, winter can feel like a very long time. Winter doesn’t have to be a […]

11/30/2017 01:00 PM
The Remarkable Health Benefits of Potatoes
We have come to rely on potatoes as a comfort food; they have become a very popular part of our meals. Potatoes have gained a reputation as being fattening, but studies have shown that you don’t have to gain weight eating them. Potatoes have some surprising health benefits such as helping with weight loss, lowering […]

11/30/2017 11:00 AM
6 Potent Remedies That Support the Liver
You’re as healthy as your liver. A liver that isn’t functioning optimally can weaken your immune system and cause lots of health issues. A healthy liver, on the other hand, will remove toxins, break down hormones, help digest fats and much more. High alcohol consumption isn’t the only bad habit that can hurt your liver. […]

11/29/2017 07:30 PM
Top 3 Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs and Cats
Your dog or cat may be curious about the pumpkins sitting on your front porch, but it might also be collecting bacteria. While it’s best they don’t eat that pumpkin, canned natural pumpkin (unsweetened—not pie filling), pumpkin seeds and cooked fresh pumpkin have many benefits for dogs and cats. There is good reason that pumpkin is […]

11/29/2017 10:00 AM
Avoiding Adult Exposure to Phthalates
Most of the attention on phthalates, a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals found in PVC plastics, has been focused on fetal and child health, particularly regarding genital and behavioral development. Recent data have shown, for example, “incomplete virilization in infant boys” and reduced masculine play as they grow up, and for girls, an earlier onset of […]

11/28/2017 07:30 PM
8 Unique Ways to Prevent and Heal Tooth Decay
For the holistically minded, you may be shocked when you get a poor report at your bi-annual dental check-up. How did you get a cavity? Why do you need a crown? And is there another option than a root canal? The dentist isn’t a favorite place for most people. And these reports are terrifying, to […]

11/27/2017 07:30 PM
8 Winter Sources of Vitamin C
Let’s face it: most of us don’t eat enough fruits or vegetables this time of year. Yet these foods are essential to get adequate vitamin C and we need more vitamin C to ward off colds and flu and to keep our immune systems strong. You can still get your daily dose of vitamin C […]

11/27/2017 05:00 PM
5 Hacks for Getting Outside This Winter (Without Getting Cold)
What’s the one thing that stops most of us from getting outside in the winter? The COLD! I know I go stir-crazy if I am inside for months on end, so staying inside during the winter is a no-go. But what to do about the cold? How can we combat that bitter nip of cold […]

11/27/2017 03:00 PM
5 Foods Proven to Make You Happier
Can you find happiness in your fridge? Yes—as long as you’re eating the right stuff. Looking for a pick-me-up? Here’s what to nosh on: Broccoli This veggie contains a trace mineral called chromium, which in addition to helping you metabolize food, also increases your brain’s levels of serotonin, norepinephrine and melatonin, helping it regulate mood. […]

11/27/2017 01:00 PM
7 Reasons You Have Swollen Feet and Ankles
Swollen feet and ankles can cause worry and discomfort. But before you start thinking of the worst, realize that innocent acts like standing for long hours can cause your feet to swell. Feet and ankles swell when the body retains excess fluid in the lower legs. This can happen due to a number of reasons. […]

11/26/2017 07:30 PM
5 Hacks to a Happier Life
As we begin to contemplate the state of our lives in preparation for the New Year, it’s helpful to clarify what actually makes us happy. So, what is it? What makes you truly happy? No, we’re talking bigger than puppy kisses, dark chocolate and riding bikes. We are talking about what it takes to make large […]

11/26/2017 11:00 AM
5 Ways to Get Healthier & Happier With Age
In our culture, everything happens at the speed of youth. Whether it’s cell phones, computers, songs, movies, books or opinions, it seems that only the newest models and latest releases matter. Whatever it is, if it’s been around for a while, it’s probably lost some value along with its straight-out-of-the-package luster. And that might be […]

11/26/2017 07:00 AM
9 Ways to Increase Fertility Naturally
By Kristin Ohlson, Experience Life If you’ve been trying to start a family without success for the past year or more, you’re not alone. As many as one in 10 Americans will experience infertility, according to RESOLVE, a national infertility association. While the causes are not completely understood, research suggests contributing factors may include poor […]

11/25/2017 07:30 PM
6 Natural Remedies for Hemorrhoids
We may hesitate to speak about it openly, but nearly 75 percent of adults will have hemorrhoids at least once in their life. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anus and rectum, which may be accompanied by unpleasant symptoms like itching, bleeding and pain. Hemorrhoids can have many causes, such as straining to pass bowel […]

11/25/2017 06:00 PM
4 Natural Remedies for Female Sexual Dysfunction
Female sexual dysfunction ranges anywhere from pain upon intercourse to inability to orgasm to low libido, and it’s a lot more common than you’d think. A shocking 43 percent of American women suffer with some type of sexual dysfunction. Equally as troubling, a whopping 24-37 percent of women regularly have trouble reaching orgasm. And while many women accept […]

11/25/2017 05:00 PM
How to Make Friends When You’re Retired
When you’re working full-time, things like sleeping late and pajama days have to wait for the weekend. Roll onto retirement, when going to movies on a weekday morning is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. The only question is, who will you go with? One advantage to having a job (besides the paycheck) is that it […]

11/25/2017 03:00 PM
Weighing the Cancer-Fighting Abilities of Vegan, Paleo and Ketogenic Diets
Here are the benefits — and challenges — of using a vegan, Paleo, and ketogenic diet to prevent and heal from cancer.

11/25/2017 11:00 AM
6 Side Effects of Too Much Cinnamon
Here are 6 possible side effects of eating too much Cassia cinnamon.

11/25/2017 07:00 AM
Why Are Fried Foods Bad For You?
This article explains why commercially fried foods are bad for you and provides some healthier alternatives to consider.

11/24/2017 07:30 PM
Are Your Heart and Brain Getting Enough Vitamin E?
If you read the news you’re probably aware that vitamin E is important for heart health, but what is the big deal about this nutrient? And, why should you care? To answer these questions let me begin by telling you a few basics. By definition vitamin E, like all vitamins, is critical to life. You […]

11/24/2017 06:00 PM
5 Ways to Make Sex More Mindful (and Better)
Do you know what the most powerful sexual organ in your body is? Here’s a hint: it defies gender barriers. That’s right, it’s your mind. If your mind isn’t in on the game plan, you can shower yourself in all the rose petals and chocolate-covered strawberries you want, sexual arousal will remain pretty elusive. And that […]

11/24/2017 10:00 AM
Lead Contamination in Bone Broth Too?
There are toxicological issues associated with production and processing of meat, such as the presence of various toxic contaminants—from dioxins and PCBs to cooked meat carcinogens. Carcinogenesis, the development of cancer, may be the main concern, but there are a number of other toxic responses connected with the consumption of meat products. Lead, for example, […]

11/23/2017 07:30 PM
11 Natural Remedies for Tendonitis
So you’ve been diagnosed (or suspect) tendonitis—now what? Tendonitis is an irritation or inflammation of the tendons which are essentially thick bands in the body that attach bones and muscle. It can occur anywhere in the body but is an especially common problem in the elbows, knees, thumbs, shoulders, hips or Achilles tendons. Here are […]

11/23/2017 06:00 PM
What is Rising CO2 in Our Atmosphere Doing to Our Food?
Research is starting to build what shows to be a disturbing trend in the nutritional quality of our food. As carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are rising in our atmosphere, the amount of minerals and proteins in plants are dropping. And this could have far-reaching effects on human health and the health of our planet. A […]

11/23/2017 05:00 PM
Plus One Minus One: A Minimalist Approach to Habits
Habits. They’re great when they serve us (brushing teeth, taking a shower, exercising), but not so great when they don’t (smoking, eating badly, watching too much TV). Most people think you need willpower to let go of old habits or install new ones. But there’s more to it than that. How Willpower Works First, let’s […]

11/23/2017 01:00 PM
7 Tips for Decluttering Your Home This Fall
Last weekend, I recruited a few friends to help me clear out our garage before the heavy Wyoming snows start coming in. And let me tell you, it felt good.  Spring isn’t the only season for deep cleaning. In fact, decluttering in the fall helps reveal peaceful indoor space—something we all need more of when the weather gets cold—and […]

11/22/2017 10:00 AM
Nicotine in Nightshade Vegetables Linked to a Lower Risk of Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder striking 1 percent of our older population and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. While we don’t really know what causes it, we do know that people with a smoking history only appear to have about half the risk. Of course, “[s]moking is hugely damaging […]

11/21/2017 03:00 PM
4 Exercises for People With Hypermobility
Did you grow up showing your friends the cool trick where you bent your thumb all the way down to touch your forearm? Combine that with a couple other hyper-flexible joints and you can rightly claim to be hypermobile! But you’re not alone in your hypermobility—it affects about 20 percent of the population. It’s good […]

11/21/2017 11:00 AM
Can You Blame Your Genes for Bad Eating Habits?
It’s possible that at least some of the blame for bad eating habits, such as a preference for French fries, greasy burgers, chocolate bars, and potato chips, can be directed toward your genes.

11/20/2017 07:30 PM
8 Ways to Decompress Before Holiday Stress Strikes
Here it comes—the holiday season. The planning. The parties. The family. The deadlines. The bills. The societally-imposed pressure to be in good cheer for nearly a month and a half! Let’s be real—it’s exhausting. Wonderful, yes, but the juggling that happens during the holidays is an annual feat tantamount to an Olympic-style marathon. But the […]

11/20/2017 06:00 PM
7 Yoga Poses to Help You Sleep
It’s 12:00 midnight—you’ve put the finishing touches on tomorrow’s presentation, done some much-needed laundry, and put the kids to bed (though how long they’ll actually stay in bed is anyone’s guess). You retreat underneath the covers, eager to capture a few hours of shut-eye. The problem is, your eyes—and your brain—refuse to close. Sound familiar? […]

11/20/2017 05:00 PM
Another Good Reason to Eat More Mushrooms
New research suggests that two antioxidants found in mushrooms may help protect us from age-related health issues, like Alzheimer's.

11/20/2017 03:00 PM
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases with Workplace Bullying and Violence
Bullying is no laughing matter. Nearly 1 in 3 students are bullied in the United States, but it’s not just something that children endure. Bullying is defined as unwanted and aggressive behavior that reflects a real or perceived power differential between two parties, and adults can fall victim to it, too—especially in the workplace. New […]

11/20/2017 01:00 PM
10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Ease Anxiety
If you feel anxious all the time, know that you’re not alone. It’s estimated that anxiety disorder is affecting 40 million adults in America. Talking to a therapist or taking medication has been proven to help reduce anxiety. But there are also other underutilized methods that ease anxiety. In fact, some of these methods will […]

11/20/2017 08:30 AM
An Introvert’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays
Excited children, holiday songs and family conversation: these are the sounds of general wintertime cheer, right? Well, that could depend on if you’re an introvert or extrovert. While extreme shyness or isolation are stereotypes of introversion, one of the biggest tells of a true introvert actually lies beyond what we can readily see. It turns out […]

11/19/2017 07:30 PM
9 Daily Habits to Help Prevent Osteoporosis
While osteoporosis may be common, that doesn’t mean it is a necessary part of aging. With a few dietary and lifestyle improvements you can build strong bones resistant to the disease. Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become porous when they are weakened by large withdrawals of minerals, including calcium, over long periods of […]

11/19/2017 03:00 PM
This Bee Product is a Powerful Natural Immune Booster
Cold and flu season is in full swing, which means it’s time to start bringing on immune boosters again. Some of us will chug freshly squeezed orange juice. Others will slam shots of elderberry kombucha. A few will start force-feeding themselves and their family pungent raw garlic, all in a martyrish effort to avoid getting […]

11/18/2017 07:30 PM
A Natural, More Potent Antibiotic
If you could pick one item for your natural medicine cabinet that could ward off cold and flu viruses, eliminate warts, cold sores, athlete’s foot, dandruff, respiratory tract and sinus infections, what would you choose? If oregano oil doesn’t come to mind, it’s time you gave this overlooked and potent remedy its rightful place in […]

11/18/2017 03:00 PM
What the Color of Your Pee Says About You
Every time you flush the toilet after urinating, you are also flushing away an important clue about your health.

11/18/2017 01:00 PM
How to Tell if You’re Getting Enough Protein
Protein is essential for life. It energizes us, helps our bodies heal from injury, and keeps us satisfied throughout the day. Proteins are also the building blocks of muscle. ”Protein is the building block of DNA, and every single part of us has DNA,” says Monica Auslander, founder of Essence Nutrition. Unfortunately, many vegetarians do not […]

11/18/2017 07:00 AM
The Best Detox is Free and Easy
Why you can skip the fancy detox drinks and foods ... and let your body do the work.

11/17/2017 07:30 PM
The Popular Food Combination that is Making Us Fat
Take a look at most households, restaurants or fast food joints and you’ll see a common combination in peoples’ food choices. Most people choose a high protein food with a sugary beverage or dessert to accompany or follow the meal. There are the burgers and sodas, steak dinners with cakes or pastries afterward, and many […]

11/17/2017 01:00 PM
6 Car Safety Tips From NASCAR Drivers
When it comes to experts on car safety, there is no better source than those who drive over 200 mph. NASCAR drivers are some of the most skilled drivers in the world. On top of winning, these drivers put a lot of emphasis on car safety to make sure their cars are ready to perform […]

11/17/2017 10:00 AM
Is Something in Tobacco Protective Against Parkinson’s Disease?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the landmark 1964 Surgeon General’s report on smoking, considered one of the great public health achievements of our time and the first of 30 other such reports from the Surgeon General on smoking. Major criticisms of the report include a “[c]avalier treatment […]

11/16/2017 07:30 PM
Can Micronutrients Treat ADHD?
Little is known about what causes Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), leaving many children or adults with the condition suffering without sufficient treatment options. But recent research now shows what many nutritionists have suspected for a while: nutritional deficiencies are linked with ADHD, so eliminating these deficiencies may be the key to its successful treatment. […]

11/16/2017 06:00 PM
8 Healing Benefits of the Herb Thyme
Not only is thyme a fragrant and versatile herb for cooking, it has a wide range of therapeutic uses thanks to the potent antiseptic compound, thymol, found in the plant’s leaves. Thyme is an effective and well-known remedy for coughs and sore throats, but more and more research is piling up about thyme’s anti-microbial, anti-cancer […]

11/16/2017 11:00 AM
5 Best Stretches to Ease The Pain of Sciatica
Sitting all day or lying on the bed isn’t the best way to deal with sciatica nerve pain. In fact, lack of movement can weaken the spine and back muscles, which may cause additional pain. Stretching, on the other hand, can alleviate the pain. You need to stretch the lower back, glutes and hips since […]

11/15/2017 07:30 PM
How to Overcome Loneliness When You Live Alone
Living alone, whether by choice or by unexpected circumstances, is both a blessing and a curse. There are so many advantages—mainly, the utter and complete freedom you have to do as you please. Do you want to spend the evening shamelessly dancing around your kitchen with the music turned up high (within reason of course)? […]

11/15/2017 06:00 PM
Can’t Poop? Here’s What to Do…
Uh oh. Your moment has come and gone, but all is still quiet on the southern front. Constipation—it’s a rough situation. The bloating, the heaviness, the lethargy, the suspense—becoming irregular is never a pleasant experience. But, whether it is induced by movement, stress or a lax diet, a missed poop-ortunity happens to all of us […]

11/15/2017 03:00 PM
Tasty Pomegranate Recipes for National Pomegranate Month
It is National Pomegranate month, so let’s enjoy this magical fruit in all sorts of tasty ways. Pomegranates are more than delicious; they are good for us, too. Related: 7 Health Benefits of Pomegranate Let’s start the day with a pomegranate smoothie. Creamy Pomegranate Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup pomegranate seeds 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 tablespoon chia […]

11/15/2017 11:00 AM
Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?
A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of DHA supplementation of pregnant and breastfeeding women failed to find any clear and consistent short- or long-term benefit for psychomotor, mental, visual, or physical development. Perhaps DHA supplementation during pregnancy has no effect because the body wisely protects the growth of the baby’s brain by drawing off […]

11/14/2017 07:30 PM
11 Warning Signs You Have A Food Intolerance
Do some foods just not sit right with you? Have you noticed that it is not just a one-off, but rather part of a trend or pattern of symptoms? Food intolerance (also known as food sensitivity) is much more common than you think. Up to 10 percent of people experience it to some degree, yet most don’t do anything about […]

11/14/2017 06:00 PM
The ‘Placebo Effect’ Might Be the Cure You’ve Been Looking For
The placebo effect incredibly powerful, and we can harness its power, even when we know that we're using it.

11/14/2017 05:00 PM
What Is Swedish Death Cleaning (and Why Should You Be Doing It)?
My mom was a hoarder. Not in the same league as the people featured on Buried Alive (thankfully), but certainly enough for it to be noticeable. She had clothes dating back the mid-seventies that no longer fit her, kitchen appliances she hadn’t used in decades, piles of unopened tea towels, the list goes on. Even […]

11/14/2017 11:00 AM
Personalized Cancer Treatment Boosts Survival
Since President Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971 with high hopes of disease-conquering breakthroughs, the disease continues to take its toll. More than one-third of Americans have a lifetime risk of developing cancer. Yet in the decades since the country waged its war, the standard of care for cancer patients hasn’t changed much. The incremental […]

11/13/2017 07:30 PM
5 Food Combinations To Avoid
Five key types of food combos to avoid and what they can teach us about how to eat for better health (and less digestive distress).

11/13/2017 05:00 PM
Yoga Pants Are Surprisingly Harmful
Whether you practice yoga or not, you are probably well aware that yoga as an entity strives to reflect the values of peace, mindfulness and inner balance. In fact, one of the 5 fundamental pillars of yoga philosophy (one of the yamas) is the concept of ahimsa or ‘non-harming of self and others’. That means […]

11/13/2017 01:00 PM
10 Breakfast Mistakes That Sabotage Weight Loss
Research shows that people who skip breakfast can weigh more than those who eat it. Plus, breakfast-skippers usually eat sugary and high calorie foods later in the day. Now, you may think that eating breakfast is the secret to losing weight. But it’s not that simple. You have to eat a healthy and filling breakfast […]

11/13/2017 07:00 AM
Magnesium Citrate and Oxide: Benefits, Dosage and Side Effects
Magnesium is an essential mineral thought to several potential health benefits. This ranges from improving energy levels to treating constipation. This article explores the uses and possible side effects of the most common forms, magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide. Why is Magnesium Essential? Magnesium is critical for many processes in the body, including energy metabolism, […]

11/12/2017 07:30 PM
The 4 Microbiomes That Keep You Healthy (And How to Best Support Them)
You’ve heard of the microbiome. It’s that vast world of bacteria that calls your body ‘home.’ And there aren’t just millions of them. Not even just billions. There are trillions! The bacteria in our microbiome actually outnumber the cells in our body. Like it or not, we are in a very symbiotic relationship with our […]

11/12/2017 06:00 PM
Why You Need to Go on an Artist Date This Weekend (and Every Weekend After)
In her book, The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron guides you —over the course of 12 weeks— through the process of recovering your creative self. Although aimed primarily at artists, the step-by-step approach will work for anyone looking to transform their life and overcome limiting beliefs. I’ve worked through the book twice, both times with significantly […]

11/12/2017 05:00 PM
Want to Be Friendlier? Grab a Warm Beverage in Your Favorite Mug.
It’s been said that a little warmth goes a long way, and that adage seems to be true when it comes to your favorite warm beverage. Do you want to become a friendlier person? All you need is some hot coffee. Yes, really. An experiment done at the University of Colorado Boulder discovered something interesting. People who […]

11/12/2017 03:00 PM
When Rushing Becomes Unhealthy (And How to Slow Down)
Even when there's a lot to do, it’s still possible to stop racing through life.

11/12/2017 11:00 AM
Study Finds Pesticide Residues Linked to Infertility and Miscarriage
When it comes to difficulty conceiving or carrying a child to term, few people consider pesticide exposures as a possible source of problem, but new research suggests that’s exactly what we should do. Of course there can be many possible factors for infertility or miscarriage, but research shows that pesticide residues warrant consideration as well. […]

11/11/2017 01:00 PM
5 Things You Must Do Before Starting a New Workout Program
There’s nothing quite like that burst of inspiration you get just before beginning a new workout program. Your energy is through the roof, so you run out and buy the fitness tracker you’ve always wanted; before you know it you’re in the gym ready to rock! This inspired energy is a wonderful asset. But it can […]

11/11/2017 11:00 AM
How Walking Can Help You Lose Weight and Belly Fat
This article explores how walking more often can help you lose weight and belly fat.

11/10/2017 07:30 PM
5 Natural Ways to Get Clean Without Showering
Showering. It’s become somewhat of a standard rule to take one every day. Of course, hygiene is important, but a daily shower isn’t always necessary, and it can really dry out your skin. Unless you have a very physical job or you workout regularly, you shouldn’t shower any more than two times every three days. And if […]

11/10/2017 06:00 PM
Is Listening to Too Many Podcasts Unhealthy?
It took me a while to hop on the podcast train. What can I say, podcasts seemed boring. Why would I want to just listen to people chatter on for hours when my favorite music or audiobook was a mere swipe away? It was not until I was faced with a long road trip, 170 hours […]

11/10/2017 03:00 PM
Volunteers Provide Peace of Mind for Hospice Patients and Their Pets
The hospice healthcare team could see their patient was suffering but wasn’t ready to let go. When they asked what was troubling her and if they could help she started to cry. The day before the patient had been told that the home she had arranged for her dog Magic after she died was no […]