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08/20/2017 10:00 AM
Why People Shouldn’t Take Fish Medicine
As an alternative to expensive antibiotics, people have taken to taking amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, penicillin and other drugs meant for fish. Here’s why it’s a bad idea.

08/19/2017 06:30 PM
How to Craft Your Perfect Morning Routine
Have you always envied morning people? Do you dread your alarm going off in the morning? To make your mornings the best part of your day, it’s easy to make subtle shifts in your routine so that, over time, you’ve created a morning ritual that helps you wake up, center and feel happy to be […]

08/19/2017 12:00 PM
Trouble Sleeping? Human Evolution May Be Partly to Blame
It’s easy to blame all of our sleep problems on our not-so-healthy lifestyle habits. And it’s true that our tendencies to stare at glowing screens, drink caffeine or alcohol, not get enough exercise, and not eat a healthy diet can negatively impact our quality of sleep. Sleep quality, however, is influenced by much more than just […]

08/19/2017 10:00 AM
5 Tips for a Healthier Smoothie Bowl
Not all smoothie bowls are created equal. MyFitnessPal shares five tips to making a healthy — and delicious — bowl. They’re trendy and colorful, but are açaí and smoothie bowls actually good for you? Exactly how the nutrition stacks up isn’t an easy question to answer: Certain ingredient combinations can ratchet up carbs faster than […]

08/18/2017 06:30 PM
5 Best Essential Oils to Ease Depression
Coping with depression can be difficult, but there are natural remedies that can help. Essential oils quickly access the brain via the olfactory system that begins in the nose. Once there, their natural chemical constituents go to work to help restore brain hormonal balance. While there are many excellent essential oils that can help with […]

08/18/2017 04:00 PM
How to Pack a Safer Lunch for Work or School
How much time passes between when you take your lunch out of the fridge in the morning and when you eat it? If it's more than two hours, you should definitely read on for the safest ways to pack and store your lunch bag.

08/18/2017 03:30 PM
The Best Way to Enjoy Garden-Fresh Green Beans
Fresh crunchy green beans are one of the most exquisite and expensive vegetables. They are also one of the most popular garden plants in the world.  They are bursting with flavor and have many health benefits: 1) Good for Weight Loss Green beans are a good food to add to a meal for weight loss as the […]

08/18/2017 02:00 PM
Morning Person or Night Owl? 6 Benefits of Both
Rise and shine or rise and whine? Whether you enthusiastically jump out of bed shortly after the sun comes up or prefer to stay up late and sleep in largely depends on your circadian rhythm—though it averages about 24 hours, many people have either a slightly longer or slightly shorter cycle, making them more likely […]

08/18/2017 09:00 AM
Treat Infant Colic by Changing Mom’s Diet
Colic, characterized by prolonged periods of inconsolable crying, affects up to 40 percent of young infants. The condition is often dismissed as trivial by the medical profession, but should be treated seriously. It can contribute to postpartum depression, interfere with breastfeeding, and even lead to the death of the infant at the hands of a […]

08/18/2017 06:00 AM
5 Easy Fitness Tips to Help You Change Your Lifestyle
If you are one of these people who are looking for the most efficient ways to be fit and healthy, these fitness hacks can ultimately help you achieve your goals.

08/17/2017 06:30 PM
How Lying Affects Your Brain
Contrary to the warnings of Disney productions, when you tell a lie your nose will not grow. However, a study by researchers at University College London and Duke University shows that lying does affect you physically and makes it easier for you to lie in the future. This may seem straightforward to some people. If […]

08/17/2017 11:00 AM
The Best 3-Day Home Workout Routine
I’m a big fan of morning workouts so I find home workouts very convenient. I mean, I can jump out of bed and start exercising in minutes. But exercising at home without a routine doesn’t work well for most people. Folks only do one or two workouts then quit. The routine below will help you […]

08/17/2017 06:00 AM
Lactose Intolerance: What You Need to Know to Live a Normal Life
Does dairy give you digestive discomfort? Lactose may be the culprit… but that doesn’t mean you have to give up milk and cheese forever. This article explains what you need to know about lactose intolerance. What is Lactose? Lactose is a natural sugar found in dairy products. When eaten, it travels to the small intestine […]

08/16/2017 04:00 PM
6 Reasons to Track Your Period & How to Do It
If you’re looking to improve your life, your health and your happiness, it’s important to first balance your hormones. That’s where tracking your monthly cycle comes in. Think tracking your period is only for women who are trying to get pregnant? Think again. What goes on during your cycle says a lot about what is […]

08/16/2017 09:00 AM
Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate
High blood pressure is not the only harmful effect of too much salt—it’s also been tied to stomach cancer, kidney stones, bone loss, obesity, and direct damage to our kidneys, arteries, and heart. But there is a consensus that dietary sodium plays a significant role in raising people’s blood pressure, a dispute that has now […]

08/15/2017 06:30 PM
Here’s What Eating Late at Night Does to Your Body
Alright, we’ve gotta talk about it. That thing you do, late at night, by yourself, in the dark… Don’t be ashamed, eating late at night happens to the best of us. Whether you eat a full meal or just a little snack, chowing down late at night can have some weird side effects on your […]

08/15/2017 05:00 PM
Added Sugar vs Fruit: What’s the Difference?
You know that excess sugar is harmful to your health, but what about the sugar in fruit? Let's talk about the difference between added sugar and fruit.

08/15/2017 04:00 PM
Which Lifestyle Changes Really ‘Save The Planet’?
The biggest impact that any of us can have is by prioritizing how we vote, agitate, lobby, invest, protest and innovate for changes that move beyond our own individual impacts.

08/15/2017 10:00 AM
Back-to-School Anxiety: A Parent’s Guide
Back-to-School anxiety hits students of all ages. But you and your children don’t have to suffer in silence. Dr. Victor Schwartz, associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and Medical Director of The Jed Foundation, walks us through the roots of school anxiety, and what we can do to help students handle their […]

08/14/2017 05:00 PM
Your Poop May Contain Clues About Your Stress Levels
We’ve all probably been there before. When we’re going through a particularly rough time or stressful series of events, we may notice a change in our bathroom habits. Perhaps we’re plagued by constipation, diarrhea, worsened odor, painful bowel movements… all of these are signs that something is out of balance. And while it’s good advice […]

08/14/2017 02:00 PM
2 Visualization Techniques to Help You Achieve Your Goals
In my experience, visualization can be an excellent tool for achieving success. My dear friend and business coach Larry Miller of Momentum Coaching taught me two visualization techniques that not only helped me accomplish my business goals, but encouraged me to practice positive affirmation every day. When you imagine and truly believe in the success you deserve, […]

08/14/2017 12:00 PM
7 Natural Ways to Treat Hypothyroidism
Did you know that the thyroid hormone affects every cell in your body? Yes, all the cells in your body have thyroid hormone receptors. This hormone helps regulate body temperature, metabolism and heart rate. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid problem. It occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. And this […]

08/13/2017 06:30 PM
The Top 10 Acupressure Points for Headaches
Headaches can seriously interfere with a person’s quality of life, particularly when they occur on a regular basis. Regardless of the type of headache you may be experiencing, there are some excellent acupressure points that can help you to relieve the pain and get back to things you enjoy in life. While the following is […]

08/13/2017 01:00 PM
Why You Should Get an Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat
The number one rule of yoga? Do no harm. Yoga shouldn’t physically injure you—if it does, you’re doing it wrong and you need to practice safer alignment. It also shouldn’t injure or harm others—it is a practice of love and universal acceptance. But when your yoga practice is hurting the environment? That’s when a lot […]

08/13/2017 10:00 AM
6 Simple Ways to Lose Belly Fat, Based on Science
First, let’s clear up a big misunderstanding: Overweight does not equal unhealthy. There are plenty of overweight people who are in excellent health. Conversely, many normal weight people have the metabolic problems associated with obesity. That’s because the fat under the skin is actually not that big of a problem (at least not from a health […]

08/13/2017 06:00 AM
Is Eating Raw Garlic Good For You?
Vampires may not like it, but garlic is a favorite for many other humans. A common ingredient used for preparing Italian dishes, sauteed or stir-fried vegetables, and a variety of sauces and marinades, this savory bulb is a potent way to spice up any number of meals. But is eating it good for you?

08/12/2017 06:30 PM
5 Myths to Stop Believing About Loneliness
All of us have felt lonely at one point or another. As the most intelligent species on the planet that also happens to be extremely social, it’s only human that we experience loneliness at various points in our lives when we’re faced with unexpected or unwanted circumstances. Loneliness, however, remains somewhat misunderstood among many of us—perhaps because we don’t […]

08/12/2017 12:00 PM
Endometriosis and Diet: What You Can Do About It
Endometriosis is a painful condition that can greatly impact your quality of life. Diet changes are said to help relieve symptoms, but does the evidence support these claims? This article explores the role of diet in endometriosis treatment. What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when tissue that’s normally found inside the uterus grows in other parts […]

08/12/2017 10:00 AM
Testosterone Tweaks for Men & Women
Men are confronting an epidemic of low “T,” while some women are struggling with too much. Here are natural strategies for right-sizing your levels.

08/11/2017 06:30 PM
5 Surprising Ways to Quell Inflammation
Whether you experience the swelling of a cut or a more serious condition like arthritis, diabetes or cancer, inflammation is involved. While redness, swelling and heat may seem fairly harmless, inflammation has been linked to a growing list of diseases. And, while the process itself may be the immune system’s means of healing, when inflammation […]

08/11/2017 06:27 PM
How to Counter the Inflammation of Aging
One of the most recognized consequences of aging is a decline in immune function, illustrated by vulnerability to dying from the flu and poor response to vaccinations. But, about 20 years ago, a paper was published showing that the immune cells of 80-year-olds produced significantly more pro-inflammatory signals. This suggests the worst of both worlds—a […]

08/11/2017 12:00 PM
15 Ways To Protect Your Kidneys, According to Chinese Medicine
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the kidneys are known as the Minister of Power because they are considered to be our most important storehouse of essential energy. Another name for the kidneys is the Root of Life, due to the Chinese view that our original prenatal energy is stored in the kidney organ-energy system.

08/10/2017 06:30 PM
How Spirituality Can Benefit Your Health
Spirituality can mean something different to each of us. It can mean participating in an organized religion or it can be an individual practice you value, such as yoga or taking long walks in nature. It often involves some way of looking at your purpose in life or what’s beyond our immediate experience. Many traditional […]

08/10/2017 05:00 PM
What is Inflammation?
Everywhere you turn, inflammation is cited as the cause of another serious health condition or a factor that needs addressing to obtain great health. But, what exactly is inflammation, you may be wondering? Inflammation 101 Inflammation is the body’s means of self-protection, whether it be from harmful microbes like bacteria, fungi or viruses, toxic exposures […]

08/10/2017 04:00 PM
What is Cyclospora?
Infections from the food-borne parasite, Cyclospora, have more than doubled over the last year. Here's how to know if you should get tested for Cyclosporiasis.

08/10/2017 11:30 AM
10 Superfoods That Balance Hormones and Reduce Inflammation
Hormonal imbalances and inflammation are common conditions in the U.S. They are often the culprit behind symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, high blood pressure, headaches and bloating. Unfortunately they can also increase the risk of more serious diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. The good news? Eating certain foods will help balance your hormones and […]

08/10/2017 06:00 AM
Why Young Women Should Stay Away from Soda
Frequent consumption of sugary drinks—including soda, fruit mixes, and sweetened iced tea—has been linked with an early start to menstruation in girls, according to new research. The study followed 5,583 girls and found that those who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drinks a day had their first period at 12.8 years old, 2.7 […]

08/09/2017 04:00 PM
The Best Apps to Keep You Focused & Productive
The internet is a glorious thing. But, we all know it has at least one dark side—it is a huge productivity suck. Maybe you open up your browser and innocently stroll over to YouTube or Pinterest or Facebook to check out what’s new. Three bleary-eyed hours later, you’re lying on your back in the bottom of a […]

08/09/2017 09:00 AM
Treating Acne with Barberries
We hear a lot about traditional Chinese herbal medicine, but less about the herbs used in Japan, where there is a root called Rhizoma coptidis that appears to have similar anti-acne activities to drugs like Accutane, a drug infamous for its side effects that has been pulled from the market. But there are side effects to […]

08/08/2017 06:30 PM
How Gentle Exercise Transforms Your Brain
In our Western world, we’ve been taught that when it comes to exercise, it’s “no pain, no gain.” But, research shows that this mindset may actually be antiquated. More and more research shows that when it comes to exercise for brain health benefits, a better mantra might be “no pain, all gain.” That’s because the […]

08/08/2017 10:00 AM
6 Healing Herbs to Help You Sleep Deeply
We all lose sleep every now and then. It could be due to excitement, anxiety, drinking too much coffee and so on. But if you have trouble falling asleep or sleeping deeply every night, you need to do something about it. Now, over-the-counter sleep medication is always the first solution for most people, but these […]

08/07/2017 06:30 PM
Why People Rave About Cannabis Yoga
While some yoga purists may sneer at getting high before class, combining cannabis and yoga may open up a world of benefits for yogis and tokers alike. Cannabis and yoga boast similar endgames. Cannabis is relaxing and can help turn down the volume on a hyperactive mind. Yoga is relaxing and aims to tame a hyperactive, […]

08/07/2017 04:00 PM
Health Benefits of Omega-3s
Omega-3 fatty acids have been extensively studied for their potential health benefits, some of which are due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Because reducing inflammation levels in the body may help lower the risk of certain chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, omega-3s have been investigated for their possible disease-prevention benefits. Here are […]

08/07/2017 12:00 PM
8 Plant-Based Diets Myths You Should Ignore
Plant-based diets have many benefits. But some people aren’t willing to try them because of misinformation. In this article, we’ll tackle the most common myths about plant-based diets and let you decide whether a plant-based diet will work for you or not. Plant-based proteins aren’t good for building muscles Plant-based proteins won’t make you lose […]

08/07/2017 09:00 AM
Legalizing Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Use Among Teens
One major argument against marijuana legalization is that it would mean more kids getting high. The science seems to indicate that this isn't true.

08/06/2017 05:00 PM
Is Your Diet Increasing Your Colon Cancer Risk?
If you’re eating the Standard American Diet, a ketogenic diet, Atkins or another high fat diet, then you may inadvertently be increasing your colon cancer risk. That’s because research shows that high fat diets increase the risk of this serious form of cancer. Recent research in the medical journal Stem Cell Reports found that eating […]

08/06/2017 03:30 PM
Gender Equality Means Better Cognitive Functioning
The idea that female-identified people should be equal to their counterparts is a lasting and ongoing struggle in many parts of the world. In areas that show greater equality between genders, however, there is new science indicating how ladies are reaping all kinds of benefits—including higher cognitive functioning. Not only is offering equal opportunities and treatment the […]

08/06/2017 10:00 AM
10 Ways A Daily Walk Can Change Your Mind And Body
Just because it's easy doesn't mean it's not effective! Skip the "no pain no gain" warrior attitude and pleasantly walk your way to wellness.

08/06/2017 06:00 AM
7 Viable Steps to Reclaim Control of Your Life
Stress and burnout present themselves in different ways, including weight gain, irritability, poor sleep and anxiety. Eventually, the emotional exhaustion from feelings of having too little control and too many demands can lead to major health breakdowns. Before you become the proverbial frog in boiling water, it’s time to make some changes and reclaim control […]

08/05/2017 06:30 PM
Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency
Are you dragging yourself around, struggling to find enough energy to complete your daily tasks? If so, you might have an iron deficiency. The Role of Iron in the Body Most people are aware that we need the mineral iron to have adequate energy levels, but iron plays other important roles in our body too, […]

08/05/2017 04:00 PM
5 Vegan Foods That Support Breast Milk Production
August is National Breastfeeding Month, and is bringing awareness to myriad issues that affect breastfeeding women. Breastfeeding isn’t easy, and for many new moms, breast milk production is a major issue. While there are very few hard-and-fast solutions when it comes to breast feeding (or any parenting issue, for that matter), eating the right foods […]

08/05/2017 02:00 PM
7 Mighty Benefits Of Writing By Hand
While pen and paper may seem poised on the edge of obscurity, writing by hand offers a bevy of brain-boosting perks that should not be lost to technology.

08/05/2017 06:00 AM
Outdoor Allergens: Minimize Your Exposure Even In Warm Weather
Outdoor living is the best … except when you suffer from allergies. Being outside often means exposure to pollen and mold, which can cause sneezing, wheezing, reddened itchy eyes, coughing, and a whole host of other unpleasant symptoms. While there is currently no known cure for allergic rhinitis, you can still do plenty to control […]

08/04/2017 06:30 PM
5 Reasons to Track Your Mood and How to Do It
Being in a bad mood is the worst, isn’t it? In sharp contrast to those days where you’re on top of the world, finding yourself in a funk can really take the wind out of your sails. And it’s made that much worse if you’re not exactly sure what caused the funk in the first […]

08/04/2017 02:00 PM
8 Feng Shui Tips for Wealth and Abundance
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of creating harmonious environments based on principles of energy, movement and balance. It can be a life’s study in its own right, but there are also many practical, day-to-day ways we can apply Feng Shui to our lives. It’s not a one-stop cure for everything that ails you. […]

08/04/2017 11:30 AM
5 Powerful Skincare Products In Your Kitchen
Don’t have a personal esthetician on speed dial? No problem. You don’t even need to go as far as the spa—just the kitchen. Whether you’re going natural with your skincare or need a powerful skincare treatment in a pinch, you can find plenty of inflammation fighters, toners, cleansers and exfoliators right in your fridge and […]

08/04/2017 09:00 AM
When Drugs and Diet Don’t Lower Diabetes Deaths
“People with type 2 diabetes are at elevated risk for a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease, premature death, blindness, kidney failure, amputations, fractures, frailty, depression, and cognitive decline.” In other words, the higher people’s chronic blood sugars are, the more heart attacks and strokes they have, the shorter their lifespans, and the […]

08/03/2017 06:30 PM
5 Ways to Keep Stress From Affecting Your Brain Health
You may have heard that once you hit a certain age, your brain is finished developing. Worse than that, you may have heard if you develop a brain disease, there is nothing you can do except hope for some miracle drug to help restore your brain health. Fortunately, more and more research shows that we […]

08/03/2017 05:00 PM
Here’s Why You Feel Tired All the Time
You open your eyes blearily against the rays of sun coming through your bedroom window, and glance at the clock, hoping to get an early start on the day. But it’s 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning—you’ve somehow slept for 12 hours! If it seems that no matter how much rest you get, you never wake […]

08/03/2017 04:00 PM
10 Mental Health Apps for Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are scarily common in the United States. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about 18 percent of the US population suffers from some kind of anxiety-related disorder… And millions of those individuals go undiagnosed or untreated. If you need help relieving anxiety or depression, you should talk […]

08/03/2017 06:00 AM
What Is Betaine HCl And Does It Help With Digestion?
Betaine HCl is a supplement linked with many health claims. In particular, improving poor digestion from low stomach acid. But are these claims backed by science? Is it safe and effective? This article explores the current evidence for betaine HCl supplementation. What is Betaine HCl? Betaine hydrochloride (HCl) is a dietary supplement made from a combination of […]

08/02/2017 06:30 PM
Why Sunday is Guaranteed Your Worst Night Of Sleep
Whether it’s multiple awakenings, problems falling asleep, long waking hours during the night and/or early rising in the morning, we now live in a full-fledged sleep-deprived society. According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), 50-70 million U.S. adults experience some sort of sleep disorder. As a former insomniac, I can attest to how destructive and scary […]

08/02/2017 05:00 PM
Is Manuka Honey Worth the Money?
Manuka honey is being touted as one of the greatest superfoods, thanks to its reported therapeutic properties. But, is there any truth in the reports? Does Manuka honey warrant the higher price tag and the status it receives among its proponents? I decided to get to the bottom of Manuka honey claims to find out […]

08/02/2017 04:00 PM
Don’t Let Busyness Kill Your Creativity
To be creative is to be human. But, in order to be creative, we need to be able to daydream, to be idle, to experience boredom. And that’s becoming more or more challenging every day. The majority of Americans focus intensely on a tight schedule of work, errands and chores all day, only to go home and distract their weary […]

08/02/2017 09:00 AM
Preventing Skin Cancer from the Inside Out
More than a million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year, affecting about one in three Americans in their lifetimes. As I discuss in my video Preventing Skin Cancer from the Inside Out, although the chief risk factor is UV exposure from the sun, alcohol consumption may also play a role. Most of […]

08/01/2017 06:30 PM
This Habit Doubles Your Risk of Memory Loss
Before you hit the nearest buffet or pile on the food at dinner time, you might want to reconsider. According to research, you could be getting more than you bargained for when you overeat. That’s because scientists found that eating meals of a large portion size can double your risk of memory loss and cognitive […]

08/01/2017 05:00 PM
7 Habits That Could Be Making Your Anxiety Worse
Habits are hard. The good ones are hard to get into—and the bad ones are hard to break—and as we grow up and mature and start to feel the stresses of life, we can become reliant on certain kinds of behaviors and habits to make life easier for ourselves. Unfortunately, these behaviors could be the stepping […]

08/01/2017 04:00 PM
5 Ways Hypnosis Leads to Sustainable Weight Loss
If you have trouble losing excess weight, it’s likely that your body and mind are conspiring to keep that extra weight on you. When you’re bored or sad or upset, the brain’s natural tendency is to make the body do something to feel better, and food provides the immediate gratification. However, bodies of research show that hypnosis works in […]

08/01/2017 06:00 AM
Will You Live to Be 100? (Infographic)
What are the odds you’ll live to see your 100th birthday? This flow chart will tell you if you’re on the right path. If not, there are a dozen tips to get you back in the aging game. Infographic via Saving Spot  

07/31/2017 04:00 PM
FOMO Is a Real Issue, and It’s Hurting Our Health
With the rise of social media culture, a new form of mental anxiety has arisen—FOMO. FOMO—anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website (Oxford Dictionary)   If you are unfamiliar, FOMO is an acronym for “fear of missing out.” It is what […]

07/31/2017 02:00 PM
10 Simple Ways to Improve Insulin Sensitivity
Insulin is a hormone released by the pancreas. It promotes absorption of blood sugar into the cells (fat, liver and muscle cells). When blood sugar levels spike, the body reacts by secreting insulin to lower them. Someone is considered insulin sensitive when their body requires small amounts of insulin to absorb blood sugar. And someone […]

07/31/2017 12:00 PM
Peppermint, a Powerful Herb With Countless Health Benefits
The stimulating aroma of fresh peppermint is a popular flavoring for toothpaste, tea and of course gum.  It also has numerous health benefits from digestion relief and increasing memory to keeping mosquitos away. My garden always has a big patch of mint growing in it for my salad, teas and smoothies. Why should you add some to […]

07/31/2017 10:00 AM
7 Ways to Thrive as an Introvert
Have you ever felt out of place in a group because you don’t tell loud, animated stories like the extrovert across the room? Society seems to encourage extroversion, which can leave introverts feeling a bit awkward. It’s not that introverts are antisocial or don’t like being with people. The issue is more about where they […]

07/30/2017 05:00 PM
Can a Vegan Diet Fight Depression?
In a recent post on Forks Over Knives, Karl Hoppner shares his story of recovery from four years of clinical depression with a plant-based diet. In his depression, Hoppner says he was sleeping a lot, working minimally, eating fast food and smoking marijuana. “Months would go by where I could not get myself out of bed, and […]

07/30/2017 06:00 AM
How Strength Training Balances Your Hormones
Several factors influence the delicate balance of our hormones: aging, stress, nutrition, body composition, and insulin resistance, to name just a few.

07/29/2017 06:30 PM
4 Herbs That Heal Your Kidneys and Urinary Tract
Most people have experienced a urinary tract infection or other UTI issue at some point in their life. And, with the growing resistance of the superbugs that cause them, it is more important than ever to keep the urinary tract healthy and strong. Here are some of my favorite herbs for this purpose: Bearberry (Arctostaphylos […]

07/29/2017 05:00 PM
Want to Improve Your Sleep? Work on Fulfilling Your Life Purpose
When it comes to good sleep, the list of lifestyle recommendations that facilitate it seems to be endless. Experts have us convinced that blissful sleep depends on how healthy our daily habits are—from eating well and exercising regularly, to relieving stress and creating the perfect sleep environment. Daily habits are of course important, but now a new study suggests that we […]

07/29/2017 05:55 AM
10 More Amazing Benefits of Hugging According to Science
Bottom line: Hugging is a reciprocal act that allows us to give and and receive comfort.

07/28/2017 06:30 PM
Science Says You Can Buy Happiness (By Buying Free Time)
They say you can’t buy happiness… but is that really true? We already know that buying a bunch of stuff throughout your life doesn’t mean that you end up a happier person—and can even lead to developing unhealthy shopping dependencies that give us a quick rush, but no long-lasting satisfaction. But stuff isn’t the only […]

07/28/2017 12:00 PM
5 Food Dos and Don’ts To Make Your Period Less Painful
Many women experience cramps, mood swings, acne, tiredness and general ickiness during and around their period. But as it turns out, you may be making your period symptoms worse by eating the wrong foods. Certain foods can cause inflammation, bloating and tiredness, which during your monthly period can lead to discomfort. On the flip side, […]

07/28/2017 09:00 AM
Plant-Based Diet for Chronic Kidney Conditions
Chronic kidney disease is a major public health problem affecting about one in eight Americans, increasing the risks of disease and death even among those with only mild decreases in kidney function. Low-cost, low-risk preventive strategies that anyone can do are needed to address the epidemic of kidney disease. Diet plays a role in kidney […]

07/27/2017 06:30 PM
4 Herbs That Build Strong Bones
Thanks to dairy marketing bureaus and their massive marketing budgets, most people think of dairy products to build strong bones. But eating more of these foods may not be the best way to boost your bone health and ward off osteoporosis. When it comes to building strong bones and preventing bone diseases, herbs really shine. […]

07/27/2017 03:10 PM
The Art of Kaizen: How to Trick Your Brain Into Being Motivated
Change can often be difficult. Changing your job, your diet, or even your car can sometimes seem so overwhelming you hesitate to start. An ancient Eastern philosophy called kaizen offers valuable insights into how you can disrupt your fears and more easily move through change. Why is change hard? A brief look at how our […]

07/27/2017 11:30 AM
How to Maximize Your Iron Absorption
The foods and minerals you eat can have a significant influence on how iron is absorbed in your body. Paying attention to some key foods will help you absorb as much iron as possible from your diet. How Does Iron Absorption Work? Iron is the only nutrient you ingest that is strictly regulated by your […]

07/27/2017 10:54 AM
6 Dangers of Low-Fat Diets You Should Know
Many health-conscious people don't eat enough fat. Here are 6 health dangers of low-fat diets.

07/26/2017 06:30 PM
4 No-Cook Recipes for Hot Summer Nights
Let’s face it: no one really wants to cook on a hot summer evening. So what do you do when you’re hungry? You whip up one of my favorite recipes that are fast and easy, and better yet, involve no cooking. Guacamole Salad Serves 2 to 4 This is one of my favorite salads. It […]

07/26/2017 04:00 PM
Can You Do Crossfit for Your Brain?
Micro-dosing your body with exercise is scientifically proven to deliver results, but what about your brain? Could high-intensity interval training (HIIT) work for for improving the neuroplasticity of your brain? Here are 3 tips for boosting brain function with age: First of all, exercise your body. Your body and mind are connected. You cannot improve […]

07/26/2017 09:00 AM
Fennel Seeds for Menstrual Cramps and PMS
Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean, fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful menstruation. We call them seeds, but they’re actually whole little fruits. It’s hard to create placebo seeds, so researchers used fennel seed extract to put it to the […]

07/25/2017 06:30 PM
9 Hobbies Proven to Help Anxiety & Depression
When it comes to addressing your depression and anxiety, working with your doctor on a treatment plan is wholly recommended—but that doesn’t mean your treatment plan should be comprised entirely of a traditional combo of therapy and medication. Mental health professionals and researchers are increasingly recommending alternative therapies in conjunction with therapy and medication as […]

07/25/2017 04:00 PM
This Food Should Be Listed As a Top Allergen
Sesame allergies need to get more attention. Allergist say that sesame allergies are on the rise, and the reactions can be just as severe as a peanut allergy.

07/25/2017 10:32 AM
Are Public Pools Really Safe and Sanitary?
It’s mid-summer and hot. Depending on where you live, it could be 100 degrees or hotter, and a neighborhood pool can offer much needed relief. But perhaps you’ve reluctantly wondered what kinds of bacteria and unpleasant bodily fluids lurk in the water. Below is everything you never wanted to know about what can be found in […]

07/24/2017 06:30 PM
6 Herbs & Spices That Boost Your Brain Health
If you want to give your brain a boost, consider your spice rack. When it comes to brain health, herbs and spices are showing great promise for enhancing memory, and even protecting against serious brain disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Here are my picks for the top brain-healing, memory-enhancing herbs and spices: Ginger Since brain […]

07/24/2017 02:46 PM
5 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Sugar
Quitting sugar isn’t easy. Research shows that sugar can be even more addicting than cocaine! But this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to detox from the sweet stuff. Read on for tips to cut sugar out of your diet, plus incentives to skip the dessert. Sugar has been linked to obesity, inflammation, type 2 diabetes, cancer, […]

07/23/2017 04:00 PM
Is Coconut Oil Really as Unhealthy as ‘Beef Tallow and Butter’?
Why the recent AHA study demonizing coconut oil isn’t saying anything new.

07/23/2017 02:00 PM
Sense of Smell May Play an Important Role in Obesity
There’s nothing quite like catching a whiff of some really good food. Whether you’re entering a restaurant, passing by your next door neighbor’s barbecue shindig, or visiting your mom at Thanksgiving, you probably know what it’s like to instantly crave whatever delicious aroma that filters through your nostrils. But could your sense of smell be powerful enough to influence your […]

07/23/2017 10:00 AM
Low Carb or Low Fat? It Doesn’t Make a Difference.
Study shows that neither style of diet has an advantage over the other.

07/23/2017 06:00 AM
Has Abundance Destroyed Our Appreciation For Food?
Many of us are fortunate to have well-stocked kitchens, and yet food and eating has never been so stressful since the days when we didn't have enough.

07/22/2017 06:30 PM
6 Foods That Help Alleviate Sugar Cravings When You’re Quitting Sugar
Most of us have witnessed the addictive properties of sugar: one innocent piece of cake at a birthday party, and next thing you know, you’re hoarding Swedish Fish in your desk drawer with red-stained fingers. Unfortunately, all the sugar we’re eating is really not healthy. Since sugar is so addictive, many people have a hard time nixing it […]

07/22/2017 04:00 PM
Lutein-Rich Foods May Reduce Heart Disease Risk
When it comes to heart disease most people know they should eat less fried food, cut back on meat, reduce their sugar intake, and increase the amount of vegetables they eat. And, these are all important ways to help prevent heart disease. Now, new research in the journal Atherosclerosis found that some vegetables are better […]

07/22/2017 02:00 PM
The Health Benefits of Regular Acupuncture
According to Chinese legend, wounded soldiers who were struck with arrows often recovered from the puncture wound to discover other afflictions had also gone. And, so began the art of acupuncture. Since its inception over 5000 years ago, there have been thousands of research studies proving the healing effects of needling the body in specific […]