Turns out America’s drinking water woes expand far beyond lead. A class of common chemicals used in everything from nonstick pans and stain-treated carpets, clothing and furniture to fast-food packaging is a source of widespread contamination in certain pockets of … Continue reading PFAS Contamination: Legislation to Help Clean Drinking Water
Sweating, both literally and figuratively, stinks. No guy wants to go through the day worrying if he’s emitting BO, or that he can’t lift his arms without revealing serious pit stains. To find out what products are most effective at … Continue reading 5 Best Deodorants and Antiperspirants for Men 2021
Now that fall is upon us, many are left wondering how to effectively manage hyperpigmentation as the weather turns dry. Hyperpigmentation may seem like a summer thing and a nonissue during the fall and winter months, but this isn’t the … Continue reading Hyperpigmentation Can Get Worse in Dry Weather
Melatonin is a hormone that your body naturally produces. It plays a role in regulating your sleep-wake cycle. There’s also a lab-made version of melatonin that’s available as an over-the-counter supplement. Some people use melatonin supplements to help with sleep … Continue reading Is It Bad to Take Melatonin Every Night? Are There Risks?
Growing up in India, the changing seasons often meant fighting a blocked nose, congestion, and a fuzzy feeling in the head. India is a country of many seasons, and every seasonal change brings with it a wave of colds and … Continue reading Traditional Indian Remedies for the Common Cold
People with asthma face unique challenges when it comes to COVID-19. However, research suggests that people with asthma are not at higher risk for contracting the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or developing COVID-19 if they do contract an infection. Dr. Payel … Continue reading Expert Update: COVID-19 and Asthma
You may find this hard to believe, but chances are your indoor air is worse than the outdoor air you breathe. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s often 2 to 5 times worse. (Sometimes, it’s 100 times worse. Yikes!) But take a … Continue reading The Best Houseplants that Remove Pollution
Cannabidiol, widely known as CBD, is a cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. CBD doesn’t contain any THC, meaning that it’s unlikely you’ll feel “high” when taking it. While research is still being carried out to determine the potential effects … Continue reading The 5 Best CBD Oils to Help with Stress in 2021
What exactly is dewy skin? Essentially, it’s hydrated, fresh (think: post-exfoliation) skin that has a kind of glow to it. “Dewy skin refers to skin that is supple, glowing, and smooth,” explains Annie Gonzalez MD, a board certified dermatologist at … Continue reading How to Get the Best Skin of Your Life
Many people rely on energy drinks for a much-needed pick-me-up to power them through the day. Yet, most popular energy drinks are loaded with added sugar — many even more than soda. Some also harbor artificial colors and sweeteners, which … Continue reading Best Natural Energy Drinks 2021
If your bedroom, kitchen, or a designated corner of your living space has been your office for the past year, it’s possible your body is feeling the effects. One Call, a healthcare network management company and ancillary services provider for … Continue reading Simple Solutions to Improve Your Home Workspace
I learned self-care and mindfulness the hard way. After I lost my father, I let 2 years of grief build up because I believed I was “too strong” for help. I couldn’t see how grief was affecting me. I was … Continue reading Self-Care in a Cup of Tea: Healing from Grief and Finding Myself
Originally developed in 1893, Lava® is one of the best-known heavy-duty hand cleaners in the world. Over the years, Lava has earned a reputation as the brand to use on extremely dirty hands, no matter where you are or how … Continue reading Heavy-Duty Hand Soap: Removing Toughest Grease and Grime
If you have dry, rough or even cracked skin, chances are you’ve tried urea cream or a product containing the component. If not, this may be the ingredient that finally helps to get your skin the hydration it needs. For … Continue reading Urea Cream Benefits Dry, Cracked Skin and More
When it comes to scoring a totally flawless mani, the actual polish used is just as important as the polishing technique. In other words, no matter whether you’re a nail painting novice, expert DIYer, or like to BYO polish to … Continue reading The 5 Best Nail Polishes of 2021
We now know that most diseases today are due to inflammation. (1) Inflammation damages your cells and arterials walls and can cause all kinds of problems, including chronic inflammatory conditions like cardiovascular diseases and arthritis. (2) By reducing inflammation, your … Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe with Pineapple
Most of us have researched home remedies for acne at one point or another. Those pesky bumps flare up from time to time, even into adulthood. If you experience whiteheads, blackheads or just small bumps on your face, then you … Continue reading Comedones: Comedonal Acne Symptoms, Treatments and More
With its bitter taste and garlic-like smell, neem oil has the ability to act like an all-natural pesticide that deters both insects and diseases. Loaded with nutrients, neem oil is also used in natural skin care products because it contains high … Continue reading Neem Oil for Skin and Plants: How to Use, Benefits and More
When the term “brain food” comes to mind—no pun intended—chances are you maybe never considered how exactly nutrition can impact your life. Sure, eating vitamins is great and all, but nutrient-dense food can provide a whole host of benefits that … Continue reading A Psychiatrist Explains How Food Impacts Your Mental Health
Researchers at the CDC say women tend to have stronger side effects to COVID-19 vaccines than men. Experts say this isn’t unusual with vaccinations because the estrogen in women’s bodies is designed to elicit a stronger immune response. They add … Continue reading Why Women Experience Stronger Side Effects to COVID-19 Vaccines
The natural skin care industry is one of the fastest-growing markets in beauty. There are plenty of reasons to use natural skin care instead of traditional products, like avoiding potentially harmful synthetic chemicals. Plus, it’s an eco-friendly option. Whether it’s … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know to Start a Natural Skin Care Routine
It’s that time of day — or night — again. With your nighttime routine completed, you turn out the lights, push back your covers, and snuggle into bed. How do you settle down under the covers? By this point, your … Continue reading What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About You?
In a podcast episode with Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO, FACOG, I talked with the board-certified gynecologist and obstetrician, hormonal health expert, and best-selling author of books like “The Hormone Fix” and “Keto Green 16” about some of the major stress … Continue reading Stress Hormones: How Diet Affects Hormonal Balance
Over the years, women have read plenty of “health tips” and “wise words” that don’t exactly check out. In fact, there are a number of women’s health myths out there that can be confusing and, yes, even dangerous. So let’s … Continue reading 15 Women’s Health Myths That Are Dangerous
About 70 percent of adults in the U.S. will experience some type of traumatic event at some point in their lives, and among these people about 20 percent will go on to develop the condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) … Continue reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: PTSD Symptoms, Treatments
What Is the Candida Diet? Candidiasis, commonly referred to as “candida,” is a fungal infection that can affect men and women of all ages in various parts of the body. It most commonly occurs in the mouth, ears, nose, toenails, fingernails, gastrointestinal … Continue reading Candida Diet: Guide to Foods, Supplements to Combat Fungi
This calculator is for informational purposes only. You should consult a healthcare provider before making any health decisions: Whether you’re hoping to maintain your current weight, or to lose or gain weight, knowing the amount of calories to consume each … Continue reading Calorie Calculator: What Are Your Daily Caloric Needs?
Working out is one of the healthiest things you can do for your heart, so imagine exercising intensely for a decade—like cycling at least 25 hours a week—and then finding out you have, of all things, a heart problem. That’s … Continue reading The Heart Problem AFib Is on the Rise – Symptoms, Treatments
The COVID-19 vaccines in use now have been touted for how well they work—the Pfizer vaccine trials found its product to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections after both shots and the Moderna 94.1 percent effective after the … Continue reading Can You Spread Coronavirus After Vaccination?
Here are just three of the many producers offering the Good Stuff, plus how to cook it right. Beef: Meet Regenerative Ranching’s Underdog THERE’S ONE big reason the meat you eat at a steakhouse tastes sublime: sourcing. Steakhouse owners know … Continue reading Best Proteins – Beef, Chicken, Salmon Nutrition & Recipes
Myth: Taking a COVID Vaccine Will Give You COVID No, a COVID-19 vaccine will not give you COVID-19. According to the CDC, none of the vaccines in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. Instead, … Continue reading COVID Vaccine Myths Debunked by Experts
If you could get the support you needed to fight bacteria from a natural resource, why wouldn’t you? Interestingly, most prescription medicines are actually modeled after essential oils derived from plants, and whenever possible, I suggest opting for a natural approach … Continue reading Top 4 Antibacterial Essential Oils
This dietary tool is said to be “borrowed from the bodybuilding world” because it can offer benefits such as gaining muscle mass and helping with exercise performance and recovery. According to proponents of this approach, why do you need to reverse … Continue reading Reverse Dieting: Does It Help or Hurt Weight Loss?
Have a fever? Take an antibiotic. High cholesterol? Use a statin. In pain? Pop an opioid. Feeling blue? Try an antidepressant. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 74 percent of doctor’s visits end with a scribbled prescription. It’s … Continue reading Common Drugs That Steal Your Body’s Nutrients
A 2016 review of studies found a link between meditative movements (such as tai chi and yoga) and improved sleep quality. This improved sleep quality was further linked to a better quality of life. But why does stretching have this … Continue reading Before Bed: 8 Stretches to Do at Night to Sleep Well
The most common reported side effect following vaccination is pain at the injection site. Trial data has shown that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are safe and generally well tolerated. No deaths from anaphylaxis following either vaccine have been reported. … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects: What to Know Now
If only we could lounge around all day like cats — loafing about, slowly getting through the day, and draping our bodies on a variety of surfaces as we get some restorative shut-eye. It sounds like a dream. Unfortunately, society … Continue reading The 6 Best Products for Power Napping in 2021
This especially trendy probiotic is known for supporting overall digestion, promoting healthy blood sugar, and even helping your body avoid yeast infections, says Dewsnap. Bonus: Since L. acidophilus also produces the enzyme lactase, yogurts containing it may be easier for … Continue reading 5 Best Probiotic Yogurts, According To Nutritionists
Gentle cleanser in the morning. “In the morning, I never want to put anything too harsh on my skin as I don’t want to strip the skin of its natural oils. Since I cleanse my skin in the evenings, the … Continue reading A Dermatologist Anti-Aging Skincare Routine For Acne-Prone Skin
People often wonder whether yoga can help you lose weight, or whether it’s just that the more lithe body types tend to gravitate to yoga. The short answer is yes, yoga can likely help with weight loss. But yoga doesn’t … Continue reading How to Practice Yoga for Weight Loss
Maybe this isn’t a surprise to you, but apples are one of the best fruits you can eat. They’re high in fiber, have about 100 calories per fruit, and are easy to eat on the go. Plus, they are super … Continue reading 7 of the Best Apple Types – Sweet, Popular Apples
Prior to the pandemic, my diet was generally quite healthy, but without a normal routine, it worsened significantly. I found it much harder to avoid pizza, pasta and unhealthy snacking, all of which contributed to feeling worse. After six months … Continue reading The Diet and Workout That Gave Me Shredded Abs in 11 Weeks
After her diagnosis, she took the advice of her oncologists at the Cleveland Clinic and underwent a mastectomy followed by many rounds of chemotherapy. I can still remember seeing my mom’s hair fall out and thinking she had aged 10 years … Continue reading 10 Natural Cancer Treatments to Consider
What causes cancer? While we definitely don’t know everything that can trigger this disease, what is clear is that more people are dealing with this disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will … Continue reading What Causes Cancer? 11 Unexpected Triggers
Sweat and body odor can be caused by several different factors, but using a natural deodorant can help lower the smell that bacteria and sweat give off, despite how they got there in the first place. What Causes Bad Body … Continue reading 5 Natural Deodorant Remedies, Plus Make Your Own
Triceps are the ultimate hybrid muscle. Not only are they responsible for arms that look both strong ad sexy, they also contribute mightily to some big lifts like the bench press and shoulder press. The triceps are equal “show and … Continue reading 3 Triceps Workouts, Best Exercises and Top Training Tips
Toxins are poisonous substances that negatively affect our health. We expose ourselves to toxins on a daily basis, from sources like pollution, processed foods, and pesticides. And when we don’t release these toxins, it’s reflected in our health and the … Continue reading Top 5 Detox Bath Recipes
It’s happened to most women at one point or another. After plunking down hard-earned cash for a manicure, you walk out of the nail salon and promptly smudge a nail or have it chip in just a day or two. … Continue reading Are Gel Manicures Safe?