Research is increasingly showing a mind-body connection. Did you know, for example, that depression could be a result of bacteria in your gut? In 2012, scientists at University College Cork discovered that brain levels of serotonin, or the ‘happy hormone,’ … Continue reading The Gut Bacteria and Depression Connection
You’ve been told since you were a child to drink your milk and eat your spinach. Calcium keeps bones and teeth strong! As a child you probably drank – or choked down – your milk at the urging of your … Continue reading Calcium Supplements – Bad for your heart? Blah for your bones?
An 18-year-old woman developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a.k.a. “wet lung” after just three weeks of vaping. This is the first reported case of a teenager developing the condition after using e-cigarettes. Wet lung is an immune system disorder that affects the … Continue reading A Teen Developed ‘Wet Lung’ After Vaping For 3 Weeks
First Lady Melania Trump is recovering from kidney surgery following an embolization procedure Monday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to a statement … Continue reading Melania Trump Undergoes Kidney Surgery – What Is Embolization?
Even though you didn’t push a baby out of your vagina, sex is probably the last thing on your mind after a C-section. Sleepless nights and a wailing infant do not exactly make a sexy soundtrack. Plus, your hormones are … Continue reading Sex After C-Section: When Can You Have Sex After A C-Section?
If you’re over 50 years old and have blurry or wavy vision and/or a blind spot in the center of your vision, you may have Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The good news is it’s painless. The bad news, AMD is kind … Continue reading Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Frustrating Condition to Live with and Treat
Rooted in science and expert opinion, our content translates dense topics into easily digestible, actionable health advice. Piecemeal, the concepts are sound and effective. But overall health must be viewed holistically. One of the most integral components is your mind. … Continue reading Why Mental Health Is Crucial for Men
You know what the “S” in STD stands for, right? True to their name, the vast majority of sexually transmitted diseases stem from sexual contact. But there are non-sexual behaviors that can carry risks too. “People are always asking me … Continue reading 6 Ways You Can Get an STD—That Aren’t Sex
According to research conducted at Harvard University, omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is officially one of the top 10 causes of death in America, claiming the lives of up to 96,000 people each year. Out of the 12 dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors … Continue reading 13 Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits and Side Effects
Pot has the overriding perception as the chill-out drug. In fact, almost a third of marijuana users in the U.S. say the main purpose of it is to reduce anxiety or stress, a recent Marist poll found. But that’s not … Continue reading Why THC Makes You Paranoid
Debra stared at the computer until her eyes went blurry. She closed them and shook her head. Why couldn’t she concentrate? Pulling out her smartphone, she checked her Facebook page. Funny. Her friend had posted a picture of her daughter … Continue reading Focus, Fatigue, and Facebook: Why You Just Can’t Concentrate
Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois, of NYC’s Blue Smoke eateries, weighed 345 pounds when he knew he needed to make a change The executive chef lost 100 pounds by exercising and changing his diet Bourgeois adopted a ketogenic-inspired diet and practices intermittent … Continue reading Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois of NYC’s Blue Smoke Restaurants on His 100-Pound Weight Loss
Next to back pain, knee pain is one of the most common complaints among both older adults and younger athletes. Knee injuries are one common cause … Continue reading Knee Pain Relief: 6 Natural Treatments, Including Exercises
You probably know that postpartum depression is a serious problem that can affect new moms. But if you’re a new dad or dad-to-be, you might not actually suspect that your partner could be at risk — or that you could … Continue reading Postpartum Depression Symptoms – Signs of PPD For Men and Women
Skipping booze, sugar, and processed grains and eating only whole foods—think produce, unprocessed grains, lean protein, and healthy fats—for just seven days can trigger long-lasting changes. “A lot of times when we reach for a cookie or a drink, it’s … Continue reading This Quick Cleanse Could Mean Major Results