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05/24/2017 06:30 PM
6 Healthy Living Tips from Around the World
The particular ways people maintain their health is due in no small part to their culture. People from different countries can really learn untapped health habits from each other, widening their health resources and learning how to live a more well-balanced life. Read on for some of the ways people around the world stay healthy. […]

05/24/2017 05:00 PM
Harness the Power of Daydreams and Your Brain Will Reap the Rewards
We often hear about the benefits of mindfulness. But it turns out taking a break and letting your mind wander can be just as important for mental health. Mind wandering is an experience shared by all humans, and it consumes roughly 47 percent of our waking hours. Daydreaming, imagination and fantasy are shown to be […]

05/24/2017 04:00 PM
Do You Have a Dead Butt?
If you’re like one of millions of Americans, you spend a large portion of your days sitting. And the results are serious. You are killing your butt. We sit a lot. Think about it. Wake up in the morning and sit down for coffee and breakfast. Sit in the car on the way to work. Sit […]

05/24/2017 12:00 PM
What is Magnesium Spray?
Magnesium spray is certainly making its rounds in the health and wellness world right now, but if you haven’t yet been clued into its benefits, you might be wondering why on earth you’d want magnesium in a spray bottle. It’s no secret that magnesium is good for you. But what you might not know is […]

05/24/2017 09:00 AM
Are You Using The 5-to-1 Fiber Rule?
When people think fiber, they think constipation. And it’s true: If we could get Americans to eat just the minimum recommended daily intake of fiber-containing foods, we could save our country $80 billion—and that’s just from the effects on constipation alone. But that’s not all. “Accumulating evidence indicates that greater dietary fiber intakes reduce risk […]

05/23/2017 04:00 PM
What Happens When You Stop Exercising
We often focus on the benefits of exercise, but have you ever considered the effect a lack of exercise has on your body? Without regular, light activity, the body begins to slip out of balance and out of health. Here are seven ways even a week of not exercising affects your health: Insulin levels increase After a week of […]

05/22/2017 05:00 PM
20 Foods To Boost Brainpower and Improve Memory
Have you ever considered your brain health when making food choices? Well, it turns out that what we eat has a large effect on our brain and memory. The foods below contain nutrients that will benefit your body and mind. 1. Turmeric Research shows that turmeric has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which improve cognitive […]

05/22/2017 04:00 PM
8 Sure Signs It’s Time for a Tech Detox
This past summer I visited Yosemite National Park for the first time. And yes, as cliche as it sounds, it was truly the most stunningly majestic landscape I have ever experienced. Every vista literally struck me with a deep and profound sense of awe. But, when I turned to exclaim my awe to one of the […]

05/21/2017 04:00 PM
5 Foods That Actually Offer Skin Protection
Summer is almost here, which means sunny days are ahead! Unfortunately, it also means a higher potential for sun burns and skin damage. Since deadly skin cancers have nearly doubled in the last few decades, taking precautions to protect your skin is essential. If you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors this summer, be sure […]

05/20/2017 06:30 PM
6 Mood-Boosting Foods
Can you eat your way to a better mood? More and more scientific research is saying so. Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is important for your general health, so why should it be any different for your mental health? From depression-fighting seeds to anxiety-zapping greens, read about the best nutrients for your mood. Related: […]

05/20/2017 05:00 PM
7 Health Benefits and Uses for Licorice Root
If I were stranded on a desert island and could only take one herb with me, it would be licorice. It is one of my favorite herbs, not only because of its unique taste or its profound healing powers, but also because it was one of the first herbs I ever used, and I believe […]

05/20/2017 03:30 PM
Beet Juice May Help With Heart Disease
Did you eat your beets today? If not, did you drink them? Related: Replace Your Coffee With…Beets?   The benefits of beetroot juice are vast and the scientific knowledge of its effects on the body continue to grow. The newest perk to add to the list is how beet juice can help with heart disease […]

05/20/2017 06:00 AM
What Pregnant People Should Know About Fish
Which fish should pregnant women eat? For optimal health, the key is looking at both mercury content and omega-3 fatty-acid levels.

05/19/2017 06:30 PM
7 Health Benefits and Uses for Milk Thistle
If you’ve ever pulled weeds from your garden, you’re probably familiar with milk thistle. And attempts to remove it may not have gone so well because of its prickly stems and burrs that stick to clothing. Despite its outwardly pesky nature, milk thistle is one of the most powerful liver medicines available. While not a […]

05/19/2017 05:00 PM
How to Prevent Nighttime Bathroom Trips from Disrupting Your Sleep
It’s pretty difficult to get a restful night’s sleep when your bladder is constantly interrupting you by forcing you to take multiple trips to the bathroom throughout the night. According to WebMD, anyone who has to take more than one trip to the bathroom during the typical 6 to 8 hours spent sleeping might have what’s […]

05/19/2017 04:00 PM
Exercise Slows Down Aging at a Cellular Level
The fear of getting older has led to a decades-long rise of anti-aging products, but those interested in slowing down the sands of time may be going about it all wrong. In 2015, the “anti-aging market” hit $140.3 billion dollars in global sales and is expected to hit $216 billion in the next 5 years. […]

05/19/2017 09:00 AM
How to Change Your Gut’s Enterotype
If whatever gut flora enterotype we are could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, can we alter our gut microbiome by altering our diet? Yes. Indeed, diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut. Concern has been growing that recent lifestyle trends—most notably the high-fat and […]

05/19/2017 06:00 AM
What Your Poop and Pee are Telling You About Your Body
Ever wonder what’s going on inside your body? Sometimes it may seem hard to tell without blood tests, doctor’s appointments and expensive screenings. However, there are numerous ways you can assess your health every day without even leaving your house (or bathroom). Going to the bathroom might seem like a standard daily task, but it’s […]

05/18/2017 05:00 PM
Health Benefits and Uses for Feverfew
I have lived in two semi-desert regions in Canada. Yes, Canada has desert regions! Even many Canadians don’t believe me when I tell them that there is desert in Canada, but the intense heat, dry landscape and small cactus plants dotting the mountainsides (and sometimes my shoes) support my claim. Unlike some desert regions that […]

05/18/2017 04:00 PM
8 Superfoods for Weight Loss
Losing weight should be just as much about being healthy as it is about looking good in a swimsuit. Though nearly all superfoods—as part of a healthy, balanced diet—will help support weight loss, some are particularly good at keeping your belly full and flat. Read on for some of the best superfoods for weight loss. […]

05/18/2017 03:30 PM
Psoriasis Treatment: Does Your Diet Matter?
Psoriasis is complex to treat. In fact, Physician Paul Bechet once said it’s “the antidote to a dermatologist’s ego” (1). It’s an autoimmune disease that causes chronic pain and itching that can severely impact quality of life. Many foods and supplements are rumored to help with psoriasis treatment. But does research support these claims? This […]

05/18/2017 10:00 AM
10 Reasons to Love Okra
Okra is definitely a superfood. It contains lots of valuable nutrients and it’s high in fiber. You can enjoy the benefits of this vegetable by making it a common ingredient in your soups and stew. Here are 10 reasons to love okra. Helps prevent and manage diabetes You probably know that diabetes cases are increasing […]

05/17/2017 06:30 PM
5 Dangerous Eating Habits
Our relationship with food is complicated—and often a little confounding. Even the healthiest eaters are prone to occasional food transgressions—a dinner downed in front of the TV, a lunch wolfed down on the way to an appointment, a snack attack that sneaks up on us. As long as such lackluster eating experiences are the exception, […]

05/17/2017 05:00 PM
Why Does Standing Make You More Sore Than Walking?
You know that physical activity makes your muscles sore, so why does standing seem to make you more sore than walking?

05/17/2017 04:00 PM
For Sexual Health, Does Pubic Hair Matter?
When it comes to pubic hair, there is no right way. Some people go full bush while others prefer to keep it tidy. Some banish it altogether. Luckily for us, what we do with our pubic hair is largely a matter of preference. And whether you opt to shave or to abstain, what you do with […]

05/17/2017 09:00 AM
What’s Your Gut Microbiome Enterotype?
The human gut has “a diverse collection of microorganisms making up some 1,000 species, with each individual presenting with their own unique collection of species.” But it wasn’t known whether this variation is on a continuum or if people cluster into specific classifiable types until a famous study analyzed the gut flora of people across […]

05/16/2017 06:30 PM
8 Things Your Feet Say About Your Health
From vitamin deficiencies to thyroid issues, your feet can tell you a lot more about your health than you might expect. Read on for some of the things our feet say about our overall health. 1. Hairlessness You don’t have to look like a hobbit by any means, but a complete lack of hair on […]

05/16/2017 05:00 PM
Everything You Need to Know About Making Your Own Kombucha
Kombucha is increasingly becoming the beverage of choice, providing a sweet and slightly carbonated alternative to less-than-healthy soda. And, for good reason—it is reported to boost energy, improve digestion and boost the immune system. While there is little research on the health benefits of drinking kombucha, a study in the medical journal Current Microbiology found […]

05/16/2017 06:00 AM
What Are the Differences Between the Left and Right Brain?
Do those myths about people being either right-brained or left-brained hold any merit? Not exactly. The left hemisphere of the brain is responsible for writing, language and logical reasoning while the right hemisphere is responsible for creativity, impulsiveness and intuition. But every person uses both sides of the brain equally. Keep reading the infographic below […]

05/15/2017 06:30 PM
The Spice that Could Help Boost Memory in Just One Hour
Now there’s one more reason to enjoy your favorite curry dish. Turmeric, a spice commonly found in many Indian curry dishes, has been found to improve memory and cognition in as little as one hour. In an exciting study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the effects of one of turmeric’s active ingredients known as curcumin […]

05/15/2017 05:00 PM
Is It Safe to Cook with Aluminum Foil?
Aluminum foil has been a household staple for decades—since the 1910s in fact. We grill with it, wrap our candy bars in it, cover leftovers with it, nestle our burritos within it. The fact of the matter is, most households find aluminum foil an indispensable staple of the modern kitchen. However, is all our aluminum […]

05/15/2017 03:30 PM
Boundless Salad Recipes for National Salad Month
Eating a salad is an easy way to get lots of vegetables into your body—what better way to celebrate National Salad Month than trying a new delicious salad each day. Vegetables are the most important building block when it comes to alkalizing our bodies. A good salad can be ruined when eaten with an unhealthy salad […]

05/15/2017 12:00 PM
6 Easy Stretches to Do in the Morning to Feel Great All Day
Do you feel lazy and tired every day? Well, that might change if you can learn to love moving your body. The stretches below have the potential to keep you cheerful and energetic all day. In fact, you need to stretch more as you grow older. Stretching will prevent joint pain and help you maintain […]

05/15/2017 06:00 AM
What You Should Know About Birth Control When You Have a Disability
, People with disabilities have sex! Contrary to what society may assume, the reality is that, as human beings, most of us are going to find a way to get it on whatever our ability status. And if you’re getting it on and unplanned pregnancy could be a concern for you, birth control is always […]

05/14/2017 06:30 PM
The Top 3 Diseases That Kill Women (and 13 Ways to Prevent Them)
Do you know which health conditions women in the United States are most likely to die from? The answer may surprise you. Keep reading to find out—and in honor of Women’s Health Week, learn what preventative steps you can take right now to lower your risk. 1. Heart Disease Accounting for one of every three […]

05/14/2017 03:30 PM
5 Health Benefits and Uses for Juniper
On a cool, crisp autumn afternoon hiking in the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains, my husband, Curtis, remarked on the scent of juniper wafting through the pure mountain air. Thousands of juniper plants with indigo-blue berries blanketed the earth around our feet. With every step we took, the rich, clean aroma of juniper intensified. We stopped […]

05/13/2017 05:00 PM
What to Do With Extra SCOBYs from Kombucha
Kombucha has grown in popularity in the U.S. over the years, and for plenty of good reasons. Not only do the probiotics produced in the fermentation process lend to great gut health, but sipping on some ‘buch also boosts the amount of antioxidants, B vitamins and vitamin K2 in your diet. By brewing your own, […]

05/13/2017 10:00 AM
Does Echinacea Really Fight Colds?
Echinacea is a popular herbal supplement. It’s used as a natural remedy for preventing and treating the common cold… but does it work? This article reviews the known benefits of echinacea. What Is Echinacea? Echinacea, also called purple coneflower, is a flowering plant from the Asteraceae family. It’s native to North America and was first […]

05/12/2017 06:30 PM
9 Remarkable Healing Properties Of CBD
Cannabis has been stigmatized for decades, but scientists and society cannot deny that the plant’s active ingredients, known as Cannabinoids, provide a natural remedy to a host of health issues. While CBD, extracted from the cannabis plant, is structurally similar to THC, part of the allure is that it won’t get you high.  “CBD is now […]

05/12/2017 09:00 AM
How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
In my video below, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains. The tobacco folks rarely talk to the alcohol, nutrition, or sexual health folks, “with no apparent recognition that, far from being unique and separate, the behaviours they all address comprise a typical Saturday night out for large […]

05/12/2017 06:00 AM
5 Harsh Truths Nobody Tells You About Happiness
Ask any number of people what happiness means to them, and you’ll probably get a bunch of answers that generally can be drilled down to some of the same things: good relationships, less financial and work stress, and more leisure time. And sure, all those things are important, but people tend to pursue them in ways that […]

05/11/2017 06:30 PM
10 Powerful Cancer Fighting Herbs
When it comes to cancer, we can never have enough weapons at our disposal to fight it. And, while the internet is full of misinformation on herbs and cancer, I thought it was time to get down to the best, research-documented herbs to help those fighting the disease. Here are my 10 research-proven anti-cancer herb […]

05/11/2017 04:00 PM
8 Health Benefits of Antioxidant-Rich Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a popular medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years. It is best known for treating skin injuries, such as burns and sores, but may also have several other therapeutic properties. Here are 8 health benefits of aloe vera that are supported by science. Improves Health Aloe vera is a […]

05/11/2017 03:30 PM
Are Your PMS Symptoms Normal?
Pop culture’s influence on how people understand menstruation is pretty sad. Not only does misinformation about basic biology overflow (ahem), but turn on any sitcom and you will see the most tired “it must be that time of the month” jokes about periods and PMS still in full effect. Not only does this misinform, but […]

05/11/2017 10:00 AM
6 Telling Signs Your Workout Is Too Easy
Is your workout routine giving you the results you want? If it’s not, you’re probably doing exercises that are too easy for you. Now, before you assume that your workout is challenging enough, realize that most people find it difficult to gauge their exact activity level. In fact, in this study, 46 percent of participants […]

05/11/2017 06:00 AM
Top 17 Vegan Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are the equivalent of nutritional gold. That’s because they are nature’s anti-inflammatory nutrients and are used in most chemical functions in the body. While fatty fish is frequently considered the best source of this essential fatty acid, it is not the only source. If you’re looking for some plant-based sources of Omega-3s, […]

05/10/2017 06:30 PM
Are You Deficient in Magnesium?
Magnesium is the partner mineral to calcium. Typically wherever calcium is needed in the body, magnesium is also required. Magnesium is Nature’s relaxation and anti-stress mineral, since it plays an important role in helping our bodies combat stress. It is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle and nerve function, yet experts estimate that […]

05/10/2017 05:00 PM
This Vegetable May Cause You to Gain Weight
Eat your vegetables and you’ll be fine, right? According to recent research, that is not universally true. Your health and fitness powerfully depends on which veggies you eat. In recent years, Harvard released a study that points an accusatory finger at one vegetable in particular for widening our waistlines. This study followed 130,000 people over the […]

05/10/2017 02:00 PM
Is Yeast Good or Bad for You?
Yeast has been used for fermentation and baking for thousands of years. Archeologists have found grinding stones and baking chambers for yeasted bread in ancient Egyptian ruins, as well as 4,000-year-old drawings of bakeries and breweries. Despite yeast’s long history, today bread and other yeast-leavened products are sometimes viewed as unhealthy. Is eating yeast actually […]

05/10/2017 12:00 PM
Is Intermittent Fasting the New Calorie Cutting?
When it comes to dieting, a lot of people choose to eliminate certain types of foods, rather than counting calories. The calories in/calories out theory has kind of been disproven at this point. There’s obviously a difference between the calories you’ll find in an avocado, which is a wholesome, whole food, and those you’ll find […]

05/10/2017 09:00 AM
Why Athletes Should Eat More Chlorella
Sedentary women who start walking briskly on a treadmill for 45 minutes a day for a few months may cut their risk of upper respiratory tract infections in half. How exactly does exercise improve our immune system? Approximately 95 percent of all infections are initiated at the mucosal surfaces—the moist surfaces, like our eyes, nose, […]

05/09/2017 06:30 PM
11 Natural Treatments For Depression
As an MD, I’ve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy prescription-writing behavior. I don’t mean to diminish the pain someone who is depressed might experience. But tears are healthy. Sadness doesn’t always […]

05/09/2017 03:30 PM
Is It Time to Break Up With Your Gym?
Taking care of our bodies is just as important as taking care of our minds. Whether we do daily stretching, at-home aerobics, jogs around the block or pump iron at the gym, our bodies appreciate the movement and attention we give them as a way of staying healthy. Unfortunately, living the gym life is not […]

05/08/2017 06:30 PM
All Your Poop Questions, Answered
We all have questions about our poop, but, unlike politics, relationships and television shows, few people feel comfortable talking about their bowel movements over coffee (although, come on, poop and coffee? What a match!) So, for those of you who feel a little timid around toilet talk, here are the answers to a handful of common […]

05/08/2017 05:00 PM
6 Incredible Reasons to Get More Massages
While regular massages may feel extravagant and indulgent, they are an excellent tool for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are 6 excellent reasons to justify your next deep tissue appointment. Counteracts sitting If you work sitting down all day, odds are your posture has suffered. Shoulders and neck hold tension when stressed, while prolonged sitting leads […]

05/08/2017 04:00 PM
21 Vegetarian Foods That Are Loaded With Iron
Iron is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in many bodily functions.

05/08/2017 02:00 PM
Certain Antibiotics Linked to Early Miscarriage
Going to the doctor to be treated for a bacterial infection is never a walk in the park, but pregnant people might have an added risk when taking certain antibiotics for these types of infections, new research has shown. It turns out that a number of antibiotics are linked to an increased risk for “spontaneous […]

05/08/2017 10:00 AM
What 100-Year-Olds Say About Aging, Happiness and Positivity
Do you feel old? It turns out that many 100-year-olds don't.

05/08/2017 06:00 AM
13 Effective Substitutes for Eggs
For various reasons, some people avoid eggs. Fortunately, there are plenty of replacements you can use instead.

05/07/2017 03:30 PM
Mo’ Money Does Mean Mo’ Problems, Science Says
It is said that stereotypes often have some roots in the truth, and research has shown how at least one of them has scientific data to back it up. The stereotype under the microscope is that of the rich person who appears to have it all: money, an awesome crib, all the “stuff” they could […]

05/07/2017 02:00 PM
Is Guar Gum Healthy or Unhealthy? The Surprising Truth
Guar gum is a food additive that’s found throughout the food supply. Though it has been linked to multiple health benefits, it has also been associated with negative side effects and even banned for use in some products.

05/06/2017 06:30 PM
8 Natural Mosquito Repellents
Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent, consider using a natural option instead. DEET, also known as diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks. And research proves that the main ingredient in commercial mosquito repellents leaves more than a bad odor. According to a Duke University study, it damages brain cells, can cause behavioral changes […]

05/06/2017 04:00 PM
How to Grow Your Own Ginger
Ginger is a spice well-known for its amazing health benefits and unique, spicy flavor. But did you know ginger is actually very simple to grow yourself? The ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) is native to tropical rainforests of Southern Asia and is related to turmeric, cardamom and galangal. Despite this fact, you don’t have to live […]

05/06/2017 03:30 PM
6 Health Benefits and Uses for Echinacea
Who hasn’t turned to this stunning beauty for help preventing or fighting off a nasty virus or to shorten the time spent suffering from a cold or flu? Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia) has become the go-to herb for just such occasions for good reason: it works. Native Americans have known this for centuries. This herb’s […]

05/05/2017 06:30 PM
6 Health Benefits and Uses for Elecampane
Few people have ever heard of elecampane, yet as this herb proves itself powerful in healing more and more conditions, it’s just a matter of time until elecampane takes its rightful place in the spotlight. It is a striking plant, growing to four or five feet tall and sporting large yellow flowers that look like […]

05/05/2017 01:30 PM
7 Ways To Avoid Gas from Beans
There are hundreds of varieties of legumes, and every one of them is good for your body in some way. Some of the varieties include peas, lentils, garbanzo bean/chickpeas and peanuts (yes, peanuts are a legume). Why Eat Beans, Peas, Lentils and Peanuts? High in protein: 1/2 cup (4 ounces) of beans is equivalent to […]

05/05/2017 09:00 AM
Find Out If Your Doctor Takes Drug Company Money
The vast majority of physicians in the United States take gifts from the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to the Sunshine Act, you can find out exactly how much your physician (or any doctor) gets from which drug companies. A long-time editor of a prestigious medical journal started his editorial on physicians’ conflicts of interest by describing […]

05/05/2017 06:00 AM
7 Benefits of Artichokes You Didn’t Know
Pop quiz: Which of these two foods has more fiber, oats or artichokes? If you thought oats have the highest amount of fiber, you’re incorrect! Artichokes have more dietary fiber than any vegetable or grain. A medium-sized artichoke has 7 grams of fiber – 28 percent of daily recommended fiber. But the benefits of artichokes don’t […]

05/04/2017 06:30 PM
The Best Natural Remedies for Gout
Gout is a form of arthritis that usually results in pain in the big toe but can also affect other small joints in the feet and hands. Those who experience it know that it can even make simple tasks like walking painful and difficult. It can form when uric acids build up in the joints, […]

05/04/2017 04:00 PM
What’s the Best Sleep Position?
It makes sense that your sleep position can have an impact on your overall health, right? We've all woken up from time to time with a crick in our necks or a weird leg cramp, and it is no fun at all. Spending eight hours on your side or on your back puts pressure on nerves and muscles, and we can feel the effects of a wonky sleep position the next day.

05/04/2017 02:00 PM
Chronic Constipation: 10 Proven Remedies for Relief
Chronic constipation is a common and uncomfortable complaint. It’s rarely dangerous and can often be prevented and treated at home with diet and lifestyle changes. This article explores ten research-backed methods of easing chronic constipation… all of which can be done yourself at home. Acute vs. Chronic Constipation Constipation refers to difficulty in moving the […]

05/03/2017 05:00 PM
What to Do If You Wake Up in a Bad Mood
We have all, each and every one of us, woken up in a bad mood at some point. And sometimes it’s hard to know why. Maybe you had a bad dream or a restless night of sleep. Maybe you had an argument the night before. Maybe you drank too much wine. Maybe the weather is […]

05/03/2017 02:00 PM
What’s the Difference Between Sulfured and Unsulfured Fruit?
Dried fruit has many health benefits and provides a nutritious option when you’re looking for a sweet snack. But have you ever wondered why some dried fruit is sulfured and some isn’t? Read on to find out the pros and cons of sulfuring fruit, and what other choices you have. What is sulfured fruit? Sulfured […]

05/03/2017 12:00 PM
This Stress-Free Gym Program Lets You Nap For The Entirety of the Class
How would you feel about a gym program that encouraged not grueling physical effort, but sleep and serenity? That’s exactly what a new “napercize” program aims to accomplish. The program, dreamed up by David Lloyd health clubs in the United Kingdom, is primarily aimed at parents, as well as anyone else who seems to lack […]

05/03/2017 09:00 AM
How the Industry is Making Money Off of Your Health
The whole food is greater than the sum of its parts. How, then, do unscrupulous marketers use evidence that ties high blood levels of phytonutrients with superior health to sell dietary supplements that may do more harm than good? In my video below, I discuss a famous study that started so many down the wrong […]

05/02/2017 07:00 PM
6 Remedies to Keep You Regular
Bowel health is not what you would call a water cooler topic of conversation. Waste elimination is a private matter and often a private struggle for many people. Professional opinions vary on how many bowel movements an adult should have, ranging from three a day to three a week.  I believe if you are not […]

05/02/2017 04:00 PM
Why You Should Try Tai Chi
Some doctors like to call it “medication in motion” because of its many benefits to the mind and body. Head to a major urban park on a spring morning and you’ll likely encounter a group of people practicing tai chi. It’s a beautiful, soothing thing to watch. The participants appear to be intently focused on […]

05/01/2017 06:30 PM
What NOT to Say to Someone With a Chronic Illness
Who among us hasn't put their foot in their mouth on occasion? Sickness and disability can make you feel uncomfortable and tongue tied. Here's what you need to know about people who have a chronic illness: they're people just like you. They don't necessarily want to talk about their health every minute of the day and they don't need anyone to remind them of it when they're out trying to have a good time.

05/01/2017 04:00 PM
Is It Better to Skip Out on Sleep or Exercise?
Sometimes you just can’t do both. Should you sleep in for an extra hour (or go to bed earlier) to try to catch up on lost shut-eye? Or should you wake up and fit in a much needed workout? So many of us are forced to make this decision every morning, and it’s a tough […]

05/01/2017 12:00 PM
24 Easy 3-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes
Smoothies are a great way to get lots of fruits and veggies. But some smoothie recipes aren’t easy to prep since they have too many ingredients. Well, here’s a list of easy 3-ingredient smoothie recipes you can make today. Pineapple green smoothie 1 cup of fresh baby spinach ¾ cup of coconut oil 1 cup […]

04/30/2017 06:30 PM
Tips for Cooking with Detoxifying Burdock Root
Burdock is one of those herbs that people seem really surprised when they find out how versatile the whole plant can be. Its roots and leaves are frequently used in Asian cooking, but they, along with the seeds, can also be dried and used in tinctures, infusions, salves and balms, and infused oils. Burdock is wildly versatile; let’s […]

04/30/2017 05:00 PM
Foggy Brain? Try These 5 Tips for Clear Thinking
Do you ever feel periodically confused and forgetful? Do you have periods when you simply cannot focus and all your thoughts seem a little sluggish and muddled? That’s called brain fog, and it’s a sign that something is a little off. Symptoms of brain fog include low energy, irritability, headaches, poor focus, forgetfulness and difficulty […]

04/30/2017 04:00 PM
Health Benefits and Uses for Cilantro
Is there any herb more versatile and yet more underrated than cilantro? Often excluded from the herb section of gardens, this plant deserves a second look. It is a key ingredient in cuisines from almost every continent, and it gives you two delicious yet entirely distinct flavors: one from the leaves and one from the […]

04/30/2017 01:00 PM
The Hidden Food Ingredient Linked to Pain and Inflammation
There’s a food additive so ubiquitous in the food industry it is found in most packaged foods, restaurant sauces and even many foods that have been “certified organic.” That ingredient is carrageenan. While the additive starts out harmless enough (it comes from the seaweed known as Irish moss) it is then processed to extract the […]

04/30/2017 10:00 AM
8 Surprising (And Easy) Memory Boosters
The key to remembering where you put your keys? It could be as easy as these simple tweaks to your daily routine.

04/30/2017 06:00 AM
31 Clever Uses for a Lemon
Don’t throw that lemon half away! Lemons may be small and sour, but they’re a powerful cleaning, beauty, cooking and healing tool. Let the infographic below be your guide to citrus success! Infographic via OnStride Financial 

04/29/2017 05:00 PM
8 Health Benefits and Uses for Garlic
I remember a call with my mother about a decade ago in which she continually bragged about my three-year-old nephew. She was telling me how much he still enjoyed being cuddled and then paused. “But,” she said, “frequently the smell of garlic coming off of him is overwhelming. He just loves the stuff!” My nephew […]

04/29/2017 04:00 PM
Is Your Period Normal? 4 Things to Look For
One of the most fascinating, irritating and mystifying experiences anyone with a uterus has is the wonder of menstruation. This reproductive process dominates a significant portion of our lives, can disrupt everyday activities and—at the end of the day—can be both embarrassing and confusing. Our parents or sex ed teachers might do the best they […]

04/29/2017 12:00 PM
Running for One Hour Could Add 7 More Hours to Your Life
There are a lot of great things to be said about running. It’s a good excuse to get outside, it’s great for your heart and it can set you up for a consistent exercise habit thanks to that “runner’s high” sensation. Scientists have long known that exercise helps people live longer, but now there’s evidence […]

04/29/2017 10:00 AM
13 Amazing Benefits of Walking
You don’t need to train for a marathon, spend hours on an elliptical, or turn your guest room into a gym to get fitter, healthier and happier. Keep reading to find out how a brisk walk can make major improvements to your physically and mental health. Walking reverses damage from prolonged sitting. If you go […]

04/29/2017 06:00 AM
14 Everyday Uses for Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that can be used for several purposes, including keeping skin, hair and nails healthy.

04/28/2017 06:30 PM
8 Incredible Health Benefits and Uses for Rosemary
I keep a rosemary topiary in a pot at my front door and run my hands through its branches regularly to send the delightful smell wafting through the air. While rosemary is known by most people as a seasoning for meat and poultry dishes, more and more research confirms its many health benefits. Officially known […]

04/28/2017 05:00 PM
6 Ways to Alter Your Diet as You Age
Are you eating the same foods you were eating in your 20s and 30s? Well, sticking to your old ways can cost you. As you may know, the body experiences rapid changes after age 50. Its ability to absorb nutrients fades, metabolism slows down, bone density declines and immune function weakens. To combat these changes […]

04/28/2017 01:00 PM
Top 10 Health Benefits of Flaxseeds
For centuries, flaxseeds have been prized for their health-protective properties. In fact, Charles the Great ordered his subjects to eat flaxseeds for their health. So it’s no wonder they acquired the name Linum usitatissimum, meaning “the most useful.”

04/28/2017 09:00 AM
Plant-Based Diets for Diabetics Improves Quality of Life and Mood
My Why Is Meat a Risk Factor for Diabetes? post shows that meat may play a role in increasing the risk of diabetes, and How May Plants Protect Against  Diabetes? discuss the potential protective role of healthy plant foods. But plant-based diets not only appear to guard against getting diabetes in the first place, they may successfully treat […]

04/27/2017 06:30 PM
8 Natural Remedies for Adrenal Fatigue
Today’s lifestyle, replete with the demands of home, work, family, finances and more, can fatigue your body’s primary stress-handling glands, the adrenal glands. These triangular-shaped glands sit on top of the kidneys and are located in the solar plexus region of your abdomen. They secrete hormones that help us cope with stress, but when the […]

04/27/2017 04:00 PM
Diet Soda Could Mean a Higher Risk of Dementia and Strokes
Diet soda drinkers enjoyed a period where their preferred beverage was seen as superior and more healthy than its sugar-laden counterpart, but those times have come to an end. The dangers of artificial sweeteners are more widely known nowadays, meaning consumers must ask themselves if any kind of cola is worth the risk. New research […]

04/27/2017 02:00 PM
Make Big Decisions Using Mindfulness and Methodology
How can we be more mindful when we make big decisions? It’s especially difficult given that much has been written lately about how we are all prey to mental mistakes, and rely on assumption, bias and judgment. While behavioral science research shows we rely on faulty intuition and are swayed by authority and public sentiment, […]

04/27/2017 12:00 PM
10 Amazing Reasons to Love (and Eat) Grapefruit
Grapefruit is rarely mentioned as a superfood extraordinaire.  Nutrition authors rarely give it a place on their top foods lists.  Few people even consider grapefruit for its health-promoting properties.  Yet, this humble citrus fruit deserves to take its rightful place among the superfood giants. Here are 10 health benefits of grapefruits and why you might […]

04/26/2017 06:30 PM
32 Surprising Sources of Toxic Heavy Metals
Heavy metal is a serious threat to the health of your body and brain. I’m not referring to Ozzy Osbourne or Metallica here, although too much head-banging has probably damaged more than a few brain cells.  I’m referring to the metals found in food, water, air and many commercially-available products. Products you or your family […]