Did you ever wonder how yoga changes your brain? As it turns out, that post-session happiness you feel isn’t just in your head. Using brain scans, scientists can now prove that yoga actually changes your brain chemistry. And that’s a good … Continue reading How Yoga Changes Your Brain (And It’s a Good Thing!)
High-intensity interval training , also called HIIT workouts, have become known in the fitness and medical world as one of the most effective means of improving cardiovascular health, respiratory endurance, as well as metabolic function. Research shows that HIIT workouts … Continue reading 4 HIIT Workouts, Plus the Major Health Benefits
Since we last ranked New York’s best places to eat vegan food, the field has become even more crowded. The East Village is now a hotly contested culinary territory, with empire-builders Matthew Kenney and Ravi DeRossi engaged in some sort … Continue reading The Absolute Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in NYC
Gone are the days when your only sparkling water options were giant, two-liter seltzer bottles beneath rows of soda at the grocery store: The age of fizzy water has officially arrived. (Fun fact: Sparkling water is actually expected to be … Continue reading 11 Best Sparkling Water Brands Of 2019, According To Dietitians
Sometimes you just need a nice pretzel amiright? But as you’re chowing away on your salty snack or biting into that chewy doughy goodness of a soft pretzel, you may ask yourself: Are pretzels actually healthy? How are pretzels made, … Continue reading Are Pretzels Healthy? Nutritionists Weigh In
You may have heard that drinking milk helps with heartburn. Or maybe your aunt swears that eating a slice of bread is the quickest way to provide relief from that prickly sting. But when the burning sensation starts, do home … Continue reading Why Drinking Milk Doesn’t Help Heartburn, According to an Expert
We’ve all heard stories about the guy who stops drinking soda and quickly drops 10 pounds in a few months. Although the results may seem too good to be true, small lifestyle changes can result in big-time fat loss. When … Continue reading 25 Weight Loss Tips for Men – How Men Can Lose Weight
Having your leg or calf seize in the middle of the night is a pretty brutal way to wake up. Of course, a charley horse is pretty painful any other time, too. The pain of a charley horse—which refers to … Continue reading How to Get Rid of a Charley Horse – Stop Leg Cramps Fast
The greatest moment in the history of supplements came on September 1, 1998. That’s when a sportswriter challenged Sammy Sosa on how he could compete with the androstenedione-assisted Mark McGwire. In reply, Sosa uncorked a shocker: He owed it all—wink—to … Continue reading 10 Best Supplements for Men – Creatine, Whey Protein, More
Hitting the gym these days can almost be considered a religion. Just about every man and his dog head to their chosen place of iron-clad worship … Continue reading 13 Best Gym Clothes Brands For Men In 2019
There are so many yoga mats on the market, it can be really hard to choose the one that’s right. As a yoga teacher, many students and friends ask about the best yoga mats to use. Without a one-size-fits-all answer, … Continue reading Best Yoga Mats in 2019 – Top 10 Detailed Yoga Mat Reviews
We’ve all been there — sick in bed, simultaneously feeling hot and cold with a high fever. All we want to do is feel better if only this darn fever would break. Looking for a natural remedy for a fever? Turns … Continue reading How to Break A Fever (and How to Get Rid of One)
Poll the dietitian community about their oatmeal-eating habits and you might think that eating the whole grain is a requirement for the letters “R.D.” after your name. Me included. I make my oatmeal with milk, raisins, banana, hemp seed, and … Continue reading Is Oatmeal Good for Weight Loss – Can Oats Help You Lose Fat
Mercifully, Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian have pulled through and offered up a report entitled What’s Trending in Nutrition that features “The 10 Superfoods for 2020.” (No word yet on their plans to address your other two questions.) AND THERE … Continue reading Are Superfoods Real – The Healthiest Foods
Not only can diatomaceous earth provide incredible health benefits for humans, it’s also known to boost pet health. One of its main uses in pets (especially dogs) is diatomaceous earth for fleas. What is diatomaceous earth? Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a … Continue reading Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas (on Your Pets, Carpet and Beyond)
The clary sage plant has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb. It’s a perennial in the genus Salvi, and its scientific name is salvia sclarea. It’s considered to be one of the top essential oils for hormones, especially in women. Many claims have been … Continue reading Clary Sage Oil Uses, Benefits and Potential Side Effects
Ingredients: 1 glass of warm or hot water (12–16 ounces) 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice ½–1 teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 dash cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon raw, local honey (optional) Directions: Warm the water. … Continue reading Secret Detox Drink Recipe: Cleanse and Rejuvinate
Having your leg or calf seize in the middle of the night is a pretty brutal way to wake up. Of course, leg cramps are pretty painful any other time, too. The pain of a charley horse—which refers to any … Continue reading How to Stop Leg Cramps at Night — Get Rid of a Charley Horse
Can everyday habits, products (coffee!) and strategies actually help your memory? Sometimes, yes, says P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.B.B.S., director of Duke University’s Neurocognitive Disorders Program and MH brain health advisor. Here, he weighs in on which popular memory products and … Continue reading Which Natural Memory Boosters Really Work?
Thanks to the delicious dip known as guacamole, most likely you are familiar with the beloved avocado. But have you ever tried avocado oil or did you even know it existed? We previously ranked the benefit-rich avocado as one of … Continue reading Avocado Oil: 6 Health Benefits and How to Use for Cooking
Guar gum beans which have uses spanning several industries are grown all over the world for food, household and industrial/manufacturing applications. Today it’s estimated that food-industry applications account for the vast majority (more than 70 percent) of the world’s supply … Continue reading Guar Gum: Healthy or Unhealthy Food Additive?
Whether it’s to make an artistic statement, pay tribute to a loved one or highlight an important moment in your life, getting a tattoo can be a creative and even therapeutic experience. But it’s important to know about scary tattoo … Continue reading 4 Scary Tattoo Risks Most People Don’t Think About
Did you know that many of the same oils you cook with can also be applied to your skin, such as to help heal dryness, sun damage and clogged pores? Grapeseed oil is one such oil. Why is grapeseed oil … Continue reading Grapeseed Oil for Skin: Benefits and How to Use
Once upon a time, being a vegetarian was pretty black and white. You didn’t eat meat, and that was that. These days, though, there seem to be 50 different shades of vegetarianism. “There’s more of an emphasis now on plant-based … Continue reading 7 Types Of Vegetarian Diets, Explained By A Nutritionist
Butt toning is my favorite subject, and as a certified trainer with 10+ years of experience teaching barre, I’m going to help you build your butt in the most effective and enjoyable way. Strong hamstrings are the secret sauce to … Continue reading 20 Butt Lifting Exercises – Best Butt Lifting Workout For Women
There’s no denying that probiotics are ~buzzy~ in the food world right now. And for good reason: They support digestion, keep you regular, and promote overall … Continue reading 10 Best Probiotic Yogurts, According To Nutritionists
The ketogenic diet is super popular these days, but following it can be challenging. The plan requires a lot of diligence, as eating too many carbohydrates can knock you out of fat-burning mode, also known as ketosis. Keto dieters eat … Continue reading 10 Best Low-Carb Nuts and Seeds for Your Keto Diet
If you’ve ever fallen victim to norovirus — commonly known as the stomach flu or the throw-up bug — you know there’s absolutely nothing worse than pooping and puking your guts out for days. But if you’ve dealt with it … Continue reading Stomach Flu – Can Grape Juice Prevent Norovirus?
Think about how easy detergent pods have made doing the laundry or using the dishwasher: You just pop one in and it’s good to go. There’s no having to worry about if you’ve used too much or too little product—you … Continue reading Single Dose, Encapsulated Skincare Is The Newest Skincare Trend
Of all food categories, it may be safe to say that ensuring the purity of baby foods and making sure there are no toxic ingredients or metal in baby food should be one that’s a major priority. However, a national … Continue reading Metal in Baby Food: Study Finds 95% Contain Heavy Metals
Safflower is considered to be one of the oldest crops in existence, with roots tracing all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Greece. Today, the safflower plant remains an important part of the food supply and is often used … Continue reading Safflower Oil Benefits, Uses, Risks, Side Effects and How to Use
In October 2019, the company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) — makers of the world’s top-selling baby powder — recalled a batch of baby powder after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in at least one bottle. That’s right: baby … Continue reading Baby Powder Asbestos Dangers: Should You Worry?
There’s no such thing as a must-do exercise. This is the truth about fitness, even though not everyone understands that. Walk into any gym, and you’ll see a host of guys doing barbell deadlifts, for example, and somewhere in that … Continue reading 5 Overrated Gym Exercises — And the Moves You Should Do Instead
Imagine building bigger, stronger muscles without ever lifting a weight. Imagine walking into a gym, putting on a bodysuit covered with electrodes, and going through a “workout” without breaking a sweat. Imagine those electrodes zapping your muscles into higher levels … Continue reading Can truSculpt Technology, EMS Suits Make Your Workout Shorter?
The outdoor fitness park at Muscle Beach South Beach (MBSB) in Miami sprouts from the coral sand at the intersection of Ninth Street and Ocean Drive. A cadre of improbably toned bodies float off the bars, performing freestyle-calisthenics moves like … Continue reading Miami’s Muscle Beach South Beach Fitness Park Is Better Than Ever
Acne is caused by four main things: oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores and bacteria; however, hormones, medications, diet and stress can can all contribute to this health concern as well. Home remedies for acne can be a great … Continue reading Tea Tree Oil for Ance: How to Use It … And Does It Work?
Peppermint oil is one of the most versatile essential oils out there. It can be used aromatically, topically and internally to address a number of health concerns, from muscles aches and seasonal allergy symptoms, to low energy and digestive complaints. … Continue reading Peppermint Oil Uses, Benefits, Side Effects and More
Without a doubt, soy is one of the most controversial products on the planet. In fact, ask a handful of health experts “is soy bad for you?” and you’re likely to get a dozen different responses. While some claim that … Continue reading Is Soy Bad for You? Or Is It Good for You?
They say “patience is a virtue,” but choosing patience seems especially painful when you’re trying to grow out your hair. Luckily hair oils can help speed up the process. Not only do they help to stimulate hair growth, they also … Continue reading The 12 Best Hair Growth Oils
Without question, peanut butter is one of the best foods out there—you can spread it on bread for a sammie, add it to smoothies, spoon it on oatmeal, or in my case, simply grab a spoon and eat it straight … Continue reading Do You Really Need To Refrigerate Peanut Butter?
Weight training is like eating your veggies: You know it’s good for you, but with so many varieties to choose from, how do you pick what’s best?! Is lifting heavy the way to go? Or maybe working with fewer pounds … Continue reading Is It Better To Use Heavy Or Light Weights?
Riding the current wave of organic eating, there are now so many distinct foods and herbal products in the market that has become difficult to understand which ones are best for you. Hundreds of businesses are selling a similar thing. … Continue reading Top 5 Organic Superfood Brands in the World
If you’re on the lookout for gluten-free grains that pack a nutritional punch, you’ll definitely want to try amaranth. The grain is gaining popularity today because of its startling health benefits. It has an earthy and nutty flavor, helps you … Continue reading Amaranth Benefits, Nutrition, Seeds and How to Use
We all know that eggs are delicious. But did you know they can also reduce your risk of a laundry list of diseases, protect your skin and eyes from UV damage and improve liver and brain function? It’s true, and … Continue reading Egg Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits and Risks
Some things seem specifically designed to put you in a bad mood, like parking tickets or 40-minute wait times when you call customer service. But there is another rotten mood culprit out there: the bad mood foods that you’re eating. … Continue reading 10 Bad Mood Foods, Plus Healthy Swaps to Make
Did you know that chronic stress can affect your body’s ability to recuperate from physical, mental or emotional stress? This is likely why most people have dealt with adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives. Many proponents of this … Continue reading Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms, Diet and Natural Remedies
If you’re like most people, you at least occasionally deal with acne breakouts, skin dryness, redness and signs of uneven skin tone. If so, you probably wonder about possible underlying causes of these skin conditions in hopes of finding a … Continue reading Face Mapping: What Science Says & How It Works
Most of us were raised to believe that tooth decay and cavities were pretty much our fault because we had eaten too much candy and hadn’t brushed our teeth well enough. Plus, they were irreversible. Wrong (mostly)! More and more … Continue reading Homemade Probiotic Toothpaste