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06/24/2017 05:00 PM
Foods to Avoid and Foods to Eat for Diabetes
If you’re diabetic you probably already know that you need to avoid sugar, but what other foods should you avoid, or reduce, in your diet? Having diabetes or trying to prevent it doesn’t mean you have to avoid all of your favorite foods. It usually just means finding healthier alternatives or different ways of making […]

06/24/2017 04:00 PM
Why and How To Experience Awe in Everyday Life
When you look back on the times you felt the most awe-struck, what do you remember? Perhaps you experienced an extreme sense of awe when viewing the Grand Canyon, or walking through the streets of Manhattan looking up at the towering skyscrapers above. Or, perhaps you experienced it while enjoying some live music… hearing the […]

06/24/2017 06:00 AM
6 Things All Nutrition Experts Agree On
A vegetarian, a paleo dieter and a Mediterranean Diet proponent walk into a conference…sounds like the start of a joke, but it actually resulted in some common ground between nutrition and food systems experts last week. Put together by food and nutrition education nonprofit Oldways, the Finding Common Ground Conference brought together a committee of […]

06/23/2017 09:00 AM
Does Intravenous Vitamin C Help Terminal Cancer Patients?
In 1975, a remarkable case was reported of a 42-year-old man suffering from a malignant form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who experienced a dramatic regression of the cancer after being given large doses of vitamin C intravenously. He seemed cured, so they stopped the vitamin C. The cancer came surging back. They restarted the vitamin C […]

06/22/2017 05:00 PM
The Beverage that Cuts Risk of Dementia in Half
Perhaps the Queen of England’s afternoon tea break has helped to keep her mind sharp as she aged, That’s because tea contains natural compounds that are increasingly linked to a healthy brain. Tea-totallers aren’t the only ones who can benefit from this good news. More and more research shows that drinking tea can help reduce […]

06/22/2017 03:30 PM
Carotene-Rich Cantaloupe Keeps You Hydrated and Refreshed
It is cantaloupe season! This is the time to eat lots of this delicious, juicy fruit while it’s in its peak and reap the health benefits carotene. Melon season is from June to August, so there is plenty of time to eat lots of cantaloupes. Research found about cantaloupe when they measured the carotenoid contents of six […]

06/22/2017 10:00 AM
The Only 5 Exercises You Need For A Full Body Workout (No Equipment Needed)
Full body workouts are the best. They allow you to enjoy all the benefits of exercise in a very short time. In fact, it will take you less than 20 minutes to complete the workout below. Perform two sets for each exercise. And take one-minute rest between sets. High knees This exercise will activate every […]

06/21/2017 12:00 PM
7 Ways To Improve Focus and Concentration At Work
In today’s world, it can seem more difficult than ever to focus and get things done. That’s partially because there are simply so many distractions today that never used to exist. In fact, according to Fast Company, the human attention span is roughly eight seconds (less than that of a goldfish) and that it’s decreasing […]

06/21/2017 09:00 AM
Eating More to Weigh Less
What happens if you add fruit to your regular diet, eating three apples or pears as between-meal-snacks every day? Fruit is low in calories, but it does have some. It isn’t calorie-free. So, if you add food—even healthy food—to people’s diets, won’t they gain weight? No, subjects who ate three apples or pears every day […]

06/20/2017 06:30 PM
10 Cancer Signs You Might Be Ignoring
That nagging cough you just can’t shake; that small sore that just won’t heal; that new mole that looks a bit strange—these issues may seem too trivial to bother your doctor about. Indeed, more than half of adults shrug off these issues as minor inconveniences and don’t make an appointment with their physician to get […]

06/20/2017 03:30 PM
Is Your Insomnia Genetic?
A new study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, identified seven genes that researchers say increase our tendency towards insomnia.

06/20/2017 10:00 AM
10 Foods High In Potassium That You Don’t Eat Enough Of
Potassium is a nutrient that plays an important role in many bodily functions. Unfortunately, many people aren’t getting enough. This article looks at its importance and lists 10 of the best foods high in potassium. Why Are High Potassium Foods Important? Potassium is a mineral necessary for all living cells. It helps to maintain fluid and electrolyte […]

06/19/2017 05:00 PM
10 Crucial Reasons to Take Care of Your Liver
That big, brownish blob in your abdomen? That’s your liver. And although it doesn’t look like much, it’s pretty incredible. The liver performs over 300 different functions in the body, making it second only to the brain. Related: 15 Ways to Boost Your Liver for Great Health   But do you have any idea what […]

06/19/2017 12:00 PM
15 Refreshing Fruit Infused Water Recipes (Infographic)
Cucumber water isn’t just for the spa. Drinking fruit-infused water is one of the best ways to increase water intake. The recipes below will keep you hydrated and give you lots of nutrients. Here are 15 fruit infused water recipes. Cucumber basil and strawberry You will need one sliced strawberry, three basil leaves, four cucumber […]

06/19/2017 06:00 AM
8 Reasons to Start Your Day With Lemon Water
When life gives you a lemon, slice it in half, squeeze the juice into a glass of water and drink it first thing in the morning.

06/18/2017 06:30 PM
The Reasons Why Women Get Intense Period Cravings
As any woman can tell you, PMS is not the most fun time of the month. Cramps, bloating, crankiness, and on top of it, we get these powerful, incessant food cravings. It’s a lot. But when you think about it, food cravings can be particularly odd, and they can really challenge your commitment to a diet […]

06/18/2017 02:00 PM
10 Yummy Ways to Use Leftover Rice
Do not fear leftover rice! Here are some ideas for putting it to delicious use.

06/18/2017 10:00 AM
The 6 Worst Foods for Sleep
Quality sleep is one of the pillars of good health, along with physical activity, proper hydration, low stress and healthy eating habits. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night, certain foods you’re consuming might be to blame. These 6 foods can have an adverse affect on your sleep quality, and […]

06/18/2017 06:00 AM
6 Morning Habits for a Happier, Healthier Day
It’s never easy to overhaul your routine…especially your precious snooze button time. But these six morning habits can have some amazing effects all day long. Keeping reading to find out how you can upgrade your morning, and try out the ones that you think will work for you. Have sex Start your day by staying in […]

06/17/2017 04:00 PM
Is Breast Cancer Treatment Always Necessary? Doctors Wonder After New Study
Many of us have been raised with the idea that being cautious is always better when it comes to cancer. But, new evidence is actually showing that the opposite may be true, particularly for cancers of the breast and prostate. A new study recently found that many women who are treated for early-stage breast cancer […]

06/17/2017 02:00 PM
9 Things to Start Doing at Night
Try adopting some new bedtime habits for better sleep, better sex, and a better morning.

06/17/2017 12:00 PM
Probiotics Are Linked to Reduced Symptoms of Depression
Our guts are intricately connected to our brains. This explains why we get butterflies in our stomachs when we’re worried about an upcoming public speaking event, or why we feel digestive discomfort when work is stressing us out. According to Harvard Health Publications, the gut-brain connection works both ways. The brain can have a direct effect on the […]

06/17/2017 10:00 AM
7 Ways to Repel Mosquitoes Without Putting Anything on Your Skin
Mosquitoes don’t love humans – they love the carbon dioxide, sweat, and body odor that humans exude. If you want to prevent mosquito bites, there’s not much you can do about how much carbon dioxide you give off, since every breath you take releases CO2. But you can change the amount of skin you expose, […]

06/17/2017 06:00 AM
6 Herbs To Support Your Digestive Health
Is indigestion affecting your ability to go about your day normally? Well, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with poor digestion. The most common problems include being gassy, too full, acidic stomach and diarrhea. The good news is, you can eliminate most digestive problems using herbs. Below are 6 herbs you should consume regularly to […]

06/16/2017 06:00 PM
6 Health Benefits and Uses for Valerian
In my early adult years, I managed two health food stores–one of which I owned. After trying a product called Nerves and Stress, I decided to stock it in the stores. It contained valerian, which is known to relax the nervous system and alleviate the tension linked to stress. Many of my customers who complained […]

06/16/2017 12:00 PM
If Your Allergies Just Got Worse, That’s Because A Pollen ‘Superburst’ Has Engulfed the Country
If you’ve been suffering from terrible seasonal allergies over the past couple of weeks, you’re not alone. According to, a leading site for sufferers of seasonal allergies, this spring’s conditions have meant mayhem for people allergic to pollen. In fact, they’re calling this year’s pollen activity a “superburst.” Sound scary? Here’s what that means […]

06/16/2017 10:00 AM
Are There Foods with Negative Calories?
What are some dietary strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity? Large portion sizes are often targeted, so restriction of portion size is an important element of many diet programs. But it’s hard to get people to eat less food. A more effective approach may be to shift the emphasis from the quantity of […]

06/16/2017 06:00 AM
Is Coconut Sugar Actually Healthier Than Cane Sugar?
If you try to maintain a nutritious diet, you’ll probably have noticed coconut sugar appearing in more and more health food products. Coconut sugar is a whole-food ingredient. It is derived from the palms of coconut trees (not to be confused with palm sugar, which is derived from the palms of the sugar palm tree), […]

06/15/2017 06:30 PM
5 Health Benefits and Uses for Tarragon
One of the fines herbes of French cuisine — along with parsley, chives, and chervil — tarragon is a frequently overlooked herb in North American cooking. I went most of my life without tasting it, except in the occasional Béarnaise sauce, for which tarragon provides the characteristic flavor. Now, however, I always keep a tarragon-infused […]

06/15/2017 12:00 PM
11 Facts About Your Thyroid
Increasingly common — yet often overlooked — thyroid disease affects millions and can affect multiple systems in your body. Here’s what you need to know about your thyroid now, as reported by Jill Grunewald. 1. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that controls metabolism and energy, and is hailed as the “master […]

06/15/2017 10:00 AM
How to Ditch Your Air Conditioner Without Melting
During the summer of 2015—one of the hottest summers in recorded history—I went without air conditioning. I don’t say this to brag: the decision was made mostly out of laziness. At the time, I was living in an apartment with big, beautiful casement windows. Big, beautiful casement windows that required a special air conditioner—one that, at […]

06/14/2017 06:30 PM
What’s Your Intelligence Type?
Have you ever taken an IQ test to measure your intelligence? Your results may not have given an accurate picture of your real strengths. The IQ (intelligence quotient) test has been criticized for favoring people with strong mathematical or logical reasoning abilities. Whereas, it often disregards those who are skilled in areas like art or […]

06/14/2017 10:00 AM
Lead Contamination of Tea: Which Types to Avoid
China is one of the world’s biggest tea exporters, but their rapid industrialization has raised concerns about contamination with lead, a toxin that can affect almost every organ in the body. The more lead there is in the soil, the more lead there is that ends up in the tea leaves. And, the closer to […]

06/14/2017 06:00 AM
8 Ways to Sustain Your Energy
The weight of daily responsibilities and the burdens of chronic stress have produced an epidemic of adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue — or non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, as it is known in some circles — is not a widely accepted diagnosis in medical schools or among most conventional physicians. It is not Addison’s disease, a rare condition in […]

06/13/2017 02:20 PM
6 Habits That Help Balance Blood Sugar
With so many Americans suffering from obesity and diabetes, it is becoming more important than ever to be aware of your food’s effect on your blood sugar levels. Having high or low blood sugar can lead to myriad issues, such as decreased insulin sensitivity, mood swings, stress, headaches, and mental fogginess. But, luckily, these 6 […]

06/13/2017 02:00 PM
Digestive Enzymes Are The New Probiotics. Here’s What You Need To Know.
Probiotics are, and will always be, important, but a new supplement seems to have taken hold of the wellness community: Digestive enzymes. It seems like pretty much everyone is talking about enzymes, and for good reason. People with chronic conditions may benefit from their use, and it’s suspected that even otherwise healthy individuals may derive […]

06/13/2017 10:00 AM
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sweat
Sweat is a common partner to exercise, but outside of the gym, we rarely celebrate perspiration as a positive or desirable thing. If we think of sweat at all, we consider it an embarrassing bodily function, a sometimes-stinky annoyance, a socially undesirable bit of physiology. On an exciting first date, palms can get sweaty just […]

06/12/2017 03:10 PM
Can’t Fall Asleep? Try These Things ASAP
Tossing and turning? You’re in good company…or at least restless company. A recent Consumer Reports survey found that 27 percent of people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep most nights. Sixty-eight percent struggle with sleep at least one night a week. And though we’re spending more and more on sleep aids every year ($41 […]

06/12/2017 12:00 PM
5 Things All Successful Diet Plans Have In Common
Which diet is the healthiest? This is a question we can debate for hours and still not come to an agreement. So instead of focusing on whether a Paleo or a plant-based diet is better, why don’t we look into why certain diets work. After all, there are folks who have had success with both diets. […]

06/12/2017 10:00 AM
6 Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bites
Mosquito bites are a fact of life in summer, but you don't have to suffer from post-bite itching. Try these effective natural remedies for mosquito bites.

06/11/2017 06:30 PM
This Sport May Be the Key to Beating Your Depression
Depression can be a severe mental illness, and it is finally starting to get the medical attention it deserves. As one of the most common mental disorders in the world, odds are you know someone who has suffered from its debilitating symptoms at some point. But, for a lot of people, prescription medication just isn’t […]

06/11/2017 04:00 PM
Where to Find Healthy Sources of Electrolytes
One of the most frustrating things about trying to keep up in the health and wellness arena is knowing what all those buzzwords mean. There are some words that don’t mean much at all (like “toxins”) and others that describe a very important component of daily health – those are the terms we should make […]

06/10/2017 05:00 PM
How Caretaking for My Diabetic Partner Almost Ruined Us
Most Type 1 diabetics are diagnosed at a young age; my boyfriend was diagnosed at the age of 29. He didn’t “get” diabetes because he was overweight or unhealthy. It was a freak situation; he was genetically predisposed to diabetes. It was triggered later in life after the antibodies protecting him from a cold fit like a jigsaw […]

06/10/2017 02:00 PM
7 Household Uses for Cayenne Pepper
The fiery bite of cayenne pepper can make food sing with flavor, but did you know that this dried spice also has many practical uses around the home, too? Here are the top seven ways you can put cayenne to work around your home. 1. Protect your bird feeder According to a plant regulatory officer […]

06/10/2017 12:00 PM
Running with Compression Tights Isn’t the Cure for Muscle Fatigue
Those who enjoy hitting the pavement every now and then are always searching for ways to improve their running experience. Both new products or techniques can promise leaps and bounds in running performance, comfort and recovery. Compression tights, an accessory lauded for their supposed reduction in muscle fatigue, have come under recent scrutiny. According to […]

06/10/2017 10:00 AM
10 Health Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.

06/10/2017 06:00 AM
How to Choose a Water Filter
Our step-by-step guide will help you find a filter that’s best for you.

06/09/2017 05:15 PM
51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda
Thanks to it's natural ability to help regulate the pH of other substances, baking soda, aka sodium bicarbonate, is the perfect candidate to replace many toxic cleaning products. This list of 51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda offers something for everyone to try out easily to reduce the pollution caused by harsh chemicals in cleaners. You can even use baking soda in place of some personal care products, for deodorizing anything from sneakers to vacuum cleaners, and keeping your septic system healthy!

06/09/2017 05:00 PM
6 Health Benefits and Uses for Sage
While it is easy to forget about sage until Thanksgiving dinner comes around once a year, this herb is such an impressive natural remedy that you might want to give it some year-round attention. As early as the tenth century Arab doctors prescribed sage (Salvia officinalis) as capable of producing immortality. While it may not […]

06/09/2017 12:00 PM
Are We Witnessing the End of Birth Control Pills?
The birth control pill has undoubtedly liberated women in a multitude of ways. It is one of the major factors responsible for women’s increasing equality, and it unquestionable gave women a certain level of autonomy they didn’t enjoy prior to its creation in planning their lives and careers. But if you take a look at […]

06/09/2017 09:00 AM
The Healthy Food Movement: We Can’t Let Big Food Win
Dietary changes appear to be shifting universally toward a diet dominated by higher intakes of calorie-dense foods, including corn syrup, sugar, animal products, and oils. This is all thanks to global agricultural policies that have built in a long-term focus on creating things like cheap corn. “Consumption of foods high in saturated and industrially produced […]

06/08/2017 06:30 PM
The Vitamin That Targets and Kills Cancer Stem Cells
While the search for possible cures for cancer continue in laboratories around the world, exciting new research turns our attention to a commonly available, inexpensive vitamin. That’s because a humble vitamin has been found to seek out and destroy cancer stem cells, which are cells that are believed to drive the creation of new cancer […]

06/08/2017 05:00 PM
How Technology is Pulling Us Out of the Opioid Crisis
Opiate overdoses now claim more lives than auto-accidents. In fact, last year in the U.S., almost twice as many people died from opiate overdoses than car wrecks. It’s clear that we are in the midst of a problem of epidemic proportions. This leaves most people wondering: How will the country face and overcome the opiate […]

06/08/2017 12:00 PM
11 Health Benefits of Cherries
They're packed with antioxidants and offer many health benefits, including help with insomnia, joint pain and belly fat.

06/08/2017 10:00 AM
4 Knee Stretches and 3 Knee Strengthening Exercises to Relieve Pain
Do you struggle with knee pain? The exercises below will stretch and strengthen your knees and the muscles attached to them. Realize that these exercises won’t make your knee pain magically disappear. You may need to see a doctor if the pain is severe. But if your pain is mild, these exercises may be all […]

06/07/2017 05:00 PM
4 Warning Signs You’ve Got Chronic Inflammation
You stumble to the bathroom in the morning, and as your eyes adjust you notice a cluster of pimples on your face. Ugh. As the day drags on, you can’t shake your sleepiness, your appetite is insatiable even though you’ve been popping potato chips, and you just feel crummy. It might just be a bad […]

06/07/2017 09:00 AM
Resveratrol Supplements May Not Be as Beneficial as We Think
“If one searches the Internet for anti-aging interventions, a vast array of techniques are offered, from starvation regimes to dietary supplements and growth hormones. All are for sale, but none so far have been proven as the magic bullet, despite exorbitant claims on many of the websites.” Resveratrol is one supplement you’ll likely come across, a […]

06/07/2017 06:00 AM
Your Organic Milk Might Contain Algae and Fish Oil
Millions and millions of gallons of organic milk contain industrial-brewed ingredients to beef up nutritional values.

06/06/2017 06:30 PM
7 Nutrients Your Brain Needs To Stay Young
Omega-3s are not the only good brain nutrients; there are numerous others that can help your brain stay young and a wide variety of foods in which to find them.

06/06/2017 05:00 PM
11 Health Benefits and Uses for the Herb Plantain
On a daily basis, most of us walk past or trample on one of the most profoundly therapeutic herbs without giving this natural medicine much consideration. But this weed, as we are inclined to call it, could be the answer to what ails you. This potent plant is known as plantain—not the banana-like fruit, Plantago major […]

06/05/2017 06:30 PM
17 Ways to Build Better Blood
Your blood feeds every cell, tissue, gland, organ and organ system in your body. Without strong, oxygen-rich blood these systems can become compromised. Here are 17 ways to build stronger, richer, healthier blood: Get moving The best way to build oxygen-rich blood is to exercise. Not only does exercise help your heart pump blood, it […]

06/05/2017 12:00 PM
5 Cardio Myths You Should Stop Believing
Do you know cardio addicts who don’t look like they work out? Or maybe you’re one of them. Cardio is very rewarding when done properly. It helps relieve stress, build endurance, improve heart health and melts excess fat. But most people don’t enjoy all these benefits because of misinformation on the web and magazines, spreading […]

06/05/2017 10:40 AM
7 Easy Home Fixes That’ll Improve Your Health
It may not be spring cleaning season yet, but you don’t need to do a huge cleanup to see major improvements. In fact, there are some small upgrades you can make to your home right now that can improve your health, boost your focus, reduce stress and even help you slim down. Ready to get […]

06/05/2017 06:00 AM
10 Sleep Mistakes You’re Probably Making
Getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done. Maybe you’ve tried all of the typical recommendations and still can’t get that quality shut-eye. Well, don’t be discouraged yet! There are still some things you might not have tried—for instance, cleaning your bedroom while brushing your teeth. It helps! Check out these nine other […]

06/04/2017 02:00 PM
Childhood Obesity Increases Health Risks Later in Life
The effects of adulthood obesity are common knowledge nowadays, thanks to extensive research on the subject. We now know that obesity is linked to conditions such as heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes and even sleep disturbances. Since the rate of childhood obesity has tripled since the year 1971, more and more is being discovered about […]

06/04/2017 10:00 AM
How I Became a Morning Person (And How You Can Too)
There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who spring out of bed at dawn, totally refreshed and looking like they live in a face wash commercial…and the rest of us, who hate those people. Whether you’re a morning bird or a night owl is mostly built into your genes (and there are […]

06/03/2017 06:30 PM
6 Health Benefits and Uses for Red Clover
As a child I would spend hours on the lawn looking for four-leaved clovers, lucky charms that would make my dreams come true. Although I occasionally found a four-leafed and even one time a five-leafed clover, I can’t say what role, if any, these had in shaping the life I currently lead. But if clover […]

06/03/2017 02:00 PM
10 Natural Ways to Beat an Ant Invasion
The ants come marching one-by-one, two-by-two, and gazillion-by-gazillion into our home whenever it’s rainy, snowy, too hot or too cold. My husband favors chemical warfare to get rid of the determined critters, who make a beeline from our bathroom window to his vanity. I prefer to get rid of the little rascals the natural way, so […]

06/03/2017 12:00 PM
Swiss Chard is a Leafy Green Not to Be Missed
Swiss chard with its deep green, red, purple and yellow leaves and bright stalks is one of the most nutritious leafy vegetables. It has been popular in Mediterranean meals for a long time and is now gaining popularity in North America. The nutritional benefits of Swiss chard include its many polyphenol, betalain and carotenoid antioxidants, […]

06/03/2017 10:00 AM
A Surprising Way to Deal with Anxiety
Maybe "Keep Calm and Carry On" isn't the best advice for coping with anxiety. Some research suggests that looking at your anxiety from a different perspective might work better.

06/02/2017 06:30 PM
10 Habits That May Be Harming Your Gut Health
We’re learning more every day about how important gut health is to our overall wellbeing. In fact, scientists now suspect that gut health could play a role in a huge spectrum of conditions from acne to depression to attention disorders. Related: The Crucial Link Between Gut and Brain Health Gut health is important for many reasons, […]

06/02/2017 05:00 PM
Can You Choose to Love? Science Suggests You Can
Love may often feel spontaneous and sometimes even out of control. But is it, really? Research is starting to show that you can change the intensity of love you feel towards others. Similar to emotions like fear or sadness, love can be influenced simply by how you think about a situation. Is love under your […]

06/02/2017 03:30 PM
In the Bedroom, You’re Only as Old as You Feel
We are all familiar with the saying “you’re only as old as you feel.” To an extent, it appears to be true. The younger we feel, the more vitality we exude in our everyday lives. We can also alter our perspectives by looking through a more youthful lens at our situations. New research is suggesting […]

06/02/2017 12:00 PM
How Fit You Are May Determine How Much You Sweat
Have you ever been at the gym and noticed the person next to you looks like they’ve just been hosed down, the ground beneath them a puddle of sweat? Perhaps you’ve caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and seen the same image? Even though people might get super-grossed out by perspiration, it’s a […]

06/02/2017 09:00 AM
What is the French Paradox?
The so-called French Paradox is a term coined back in the 1980s by three Frenchmen to explain a curious finding: If you chart death from heart attack versus the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol countries consume, there appears to be a straight line. The more animal foods populations eat, the higher their death rates […]

06/01/2017 06:30 PM
If Air Pollution Causes Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s, Why Are We Still in Denial?
When you think of factors that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s disease you probably think of genetics or traumatic brain injury. Even if you created a lengthy list of factors, you might never list air pollution—but more and more research shows that air pollution is involved in these brain diseases, which now […]

06/01/2017 05:00 PM
Switchel: The Sports Drink You’ve Never Heard of
If you’ve ever searched for a healthier, natural version of your favorite sports drink, you’re in luck. No, not coconut water — switchel. Switchel is the healthy, tasty, power-boosting beverage you’ve been looking for. Never heard of it? Well, it’s been around for 200 years or so, so now might be a good time to […]

06/01/2017 10:00 AM
Top 8 Natural Appetite Suppressants
Do you feel the urge to eat even when you’re not physically hungry? Chances are you have an increased appetite. And that is not necessarily a good thing if you’re trying to lose weight. Increased appetite can make it virtually impossible to maintain healthy eating habits. But before you blame your genetics, realize that habits […]

06/01/2017 06:00 AM
The Most Versatile Ingredients In Your Kitchen
When it comes to grocery shopping, a top priority is often to get as much “bang for your buck” as possible. Whether you are cooking, cleaning or whipping up a fabulous at-home facial, there are few grocery store ingredients that can compete with these when it comes to versatility. Every time you’re at the grocery store, […]

05/31/2017 06:30 PM
6 Reasons You Should Sleep Naked
If you regularly sleep sans pajamas, you’re in the minority. The vast majority of us sleep swaddled in some sort of clothing, be it shorts, a tee shirt or a full-on onesie. According to a national sleep survey from 2012, only 8 percent admit to sleeping naked. But did you know that sleeping naked is […]

05/31/2017 04:00 PM
8 Ways to Avoid Car Sickness on Your Next Road Trip
Do you dread road trips because they come with a side of the dizzies? Try some of these ways to avoid car sickness, so you can enjoy your travels more this summer!

05/31/2017 09:00 AM
Why Evidence-Based Nutrition Saves Lives
Randomized placebo-controlled trials are considered the gold standard of scientific evidence. In such studies, half of the subjects get the active treatment, and the other half unknowingly get a sugar pill instead. This works great for evaluating new drugs, but a concern is that evidence-based medicine has made a leap from considering randomized controlled trials […]

05/30/2017 06:30 PM
5 Gut Instincts You Shouldn’t Ignore
The quirky urge. A funny tingle. That little voice in your head. These are your gut feelings talking. But what are they telling you, and should you listen? Here’s how to make the most of your own innate wisdom. Most of us have experienced the sense of knowing things before we know them, even if […]

05/30/2017 05:00 PM
11 Health Benefits and Uses for Oregano
Oregano is one of the most versatile and potent herbs. Its wide-reaching and research-documented therapeutic properties make it the herb of choice for what ails you. Here are 11 health benefits of oregano: Antibacterial Agent Research reported in the journal Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease showcased oregano’s effectiveness against Klebsiella oxytoca and Klebsiella pneumonia. […]

05/30/2017 02:00 PM
Does Diet Affect Eczema Treatment?
There are many recognized triggers of eczema. However, the role that diet plays is a murky area of research. This article reviews the current evidence surrounding eczema treatment. What is Eczema? Eczema, also referred to as atopic dermatitis (AD), is a chronic and recurrent inflammatory skin condition that causes itchy, red, and swollen patches of […]

05/30/2017 09:11 AM
4 Vegan Dog Food Recipes That Will Keep Your Puppy Healthy and Balanced
As explained in Good Nutrition for Healthy Vegan Dogs, vegan caregivers can be confident that it’s possible to feed your canine friends a nutritionally-complete plant-based diet. With some basic awareness of dog nutrition and a little help from the remarkable products that are available on the current market, it’s easy to keep animal-based foods out […]

05/29/2017 05:00 PM
These Vitamins Protect Your DNA From Air Pollution
What if there was a vitamin that could actually protect your genetic material against damage from toxic substances in our air? Well, according to recent research, not just one vitamin can do this but a whole set of vitamins have this amazing protective ability. According to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health […]

05/29/2017 04:00 PM
You’re Never Too Old to Start Biking Again
Remember when you were twelve and you would just get on your bike and fly? It was so liberating, propelling yourself ever forward with the wind sweeping through your hair. Do you ever miss that feeling? Unless you are a diehard biker, you probably have a bike from the 80s stashed in a dusty corner […]

05/29/2017 02:00 PM
Richest Americans Live Up to 15 Years Longer Than the Poorest
The health–wealth gap continues to divide us, a new mega-study finds. Money can’t buy love or happiness. But it may buy health and a longer life. In a new mega-review of 26 studies, U.S. Census information, and Social Security records published in The Lancet, Boston University Center for Global Health & Development researchers compared extensive data on […]

05/29/2017 12:00 PM
28 Day Beginner Lunges Challenge
Lunges are underrated. This exercise tones the thighs, calves, butt and core. In fact, if you want to lose belly fat, forget crunches and start doing lunges. As I’ve mentioned before, workout challenges are a great way to build consistency. I highly recommend you take on this challenge if you’ve been struggling with inconsistency. Here’s […]

05/28/2017 06:30 PM
Could Cupping Be the Solution to Your Back Pain?
Our bodies require a lot of upkeep. Muscles get tight, joints get stiff, organs become overworked, your Qi becomes stagnant. That’s where cupping comes in. Cupping is the therapy that leaves weird, circular hickeys on your back, as anyone who watches the Olympics knows. It’s in the same realm as massage and acupuncture, but it remains […]

05/28/2017 05:00 PM
How to Break Up With a Friend
Breakups are never easy. And even though being on the receiving end of one can be terribly painful, doling one out can be super-challenging and heartbreaking, as well. There are times in our lives, however, where ending a relationship is exactly what we need to do to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. […]

05/28/2017 03:30 PM
Why Do Thyroid Disorders Affect Women More Often Than Men?
Although millions of men experience thyroid dysfunction, women are 10 times more likely to have a thyroid imbalance. The reasons are uncertain, but according to integrative physician and gynecologist Sara Gottfried, MD, the phenomenon is linked to female hormones, since estrogen dominance (a condition in which estrogen levels are high relative to progesterone) has been […]

05/28/2017 06:00 AM
13 Tips on How to Use Tea Tree Oil
The tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used by the aborigines of Australia for thousands of years to treat ailments such as cuts, burns and infections. It’s not the same plant that’s used to make black and green tea. The name was likely first coined by Captain Cook, who drank an infusion made with tea […]

05/27/2017 06:30 PM
10 Yoga Poses to Help Stop Stress in Its Tracks
A yoga practice is great for beating stress in general, but you don't have to be a yogi to get some of yoga's stress-busting benefits.

05/27/2017 05:00 PM
6 Health Benefits and Uses for Stinging Nettles
Nettles, or stinging nettles as it is also called, is considered a nuisance weed largely due to the tiny hairs on its stem. These tiny hairs impart a stinging sensation when people make the mistake of trying to bare-handedly yank them out of the ground. And, while they may be the thorn in the sides […]

05/26/2017 06:30 PM
The Health Benefits of Steam Rooms and Saunas
Not only do saunas and steam rooms both increase the heartbeat and improve circulation, they also have their own individual health benefits.

05/26/2017 05:00 PM
7 Health Benefits and Uses for the Herb Mullein
I live in a semi-arid desert region where the threat of wildfires is always present every spring and summer. A careless cigarette butt thrown out a window or an irresponsible bonfire in an ill-chosen setting can cause a single spark to travel the root system of the forest floor and initiate a wildfire that can […]

05/26/2017 04:00 PM
4 Signs You Need to Be Nicer to Yourself
We can probably all agree that the world could stand to be a nicer place. To have more patience with other people, be more giving to those in need and slow down our leaps to judgment are all essential paths to creating a kinder, gentler world. But what about how we treat the one and […]

05/26/2017 12:00 PM
The Tricky Way Coffee Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight
Coffee: One day it’s good for us, the next day we’re supposed to avoid it like the plague. The reality of coffee’s health factor is that it probably lies somewhere in the middle. Drinking coffee (real coffee, not sugary lattes) has actually been correlated with healthier blood sugar levels and normalized insulin production, and some […]