Sleep is essential for our mind and body to function correctly. Studies show that not sleeping enough can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and mental health problems1. Despite the fact that we all know sleep is good for us, falling and staying asleep can be difficult. It turns out [...]
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We often hear about superfoods but not all of them reach the same level of superpowers as another. Turmeric is one that certainly belongs on the list. It is a golden spice that has received a lot of attention from scientists in recent years. The benefits it provides are proven and form the basis for [...]
A common problem that many women deal with on a monthly basis is pain associated with their menstrual cycle. Some women may consider it to be a nuisance, but it can sometimes impact that affects their quality of life. Although most women suffer from it, very few realize that eating the right foods can improve [...]
Although most people would consider healthy hair to have volume, movement, and shine, hair loss is normal for everyone at any age. How Much Hair Loss Is Normal in A Day When you wash your hair in the shower, any strands of hair that are disconnected or loose will gather at the drain. While this [...]
Most people would agree that taking a daily multivitamin is important for your health, but what you might not realize is that the type of multivitamin you take is equally as important. Even if you live a healthy lifestyle, it's a struggle to eat all the fruits, vegetables, protein, and fiber that are necessary to [...]
Our eyes are very complex, sensitive organs that require a careful combination of nutrients, protection, exercise, and rest for optimal function. The National Eye Institute estimate that in the years between 2010 and 2050, the number of individuals affected by the most common eye diseases — including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and [...]
Did you know that artificial sweeteners are added to about 6,000 different beverages, snacks, and food products1? Originally designed as less fattening alternatives to regular sugar, artificial sweeteners are regularly used (and sometimes even marketed) as the “healthier choice,” but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Fortunately, there are a few sweeteners found in [...]
When was the last time you experienced the sensation of abdominal bloating or swollen fingers? This is an issue that is often associated with water retention. Bloating can often be caused by SIBO1, otherwise known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: "Methanobrevibacter smithii, Methanosphaera stadtmanae, and other Methanobacteriales, which are speculated in SIBO, are able to [...]
Many of us will deal with low-grade inflammation at some point in our lifetime. Not only can it make you uncomfortable, but it has also been linked to a number of health-related issues including Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and other degenerative conditions1. Most people are familiar with turmeric because it's a key [...]
Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you went in there in the first place? It happens to all of us. We all forget things on occasion, but you should never take memory loss lightly. Although there are no guarantees when it comes to preventing memory loss or dementia, certain activities might [...]