One of the most nutritious foods on the planet gram for gram, spirulina is a blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, that’s been praised for its many benefits. Spirulina is a complete protein, contains all the essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty … Continue reading Spirulina Benefits: Superfood or Super Skin Care?
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?
Pregnancy is a time of excitement, but it can also be a time of uncertainty or worry. If you work, you may be stressing about telling your boss you’re expecting. You may even have concerns about certain job duties that … Continue reading Working While Pregnant: Restrictions, Long Hours, More
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
This medicinal mushroom has been a staple in holistic medicine for centuries and has long been revered for its potent anti-aging, health-promoting properties. In recent years, research on the cordyceps mushroom has turned up even more impressive findings, reporting that … Continue reading Cordyceps Benefits, Uses, Supplements, Dosage and More
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to make face masks one of its primary recommendations for preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — some people are turning to plastic face shields … Continue reading Why Plastic Face Shields Aren’t a Safe Alternative to Face Masks
Pregnancy is an exciting — and stressful — time. Your mind races with a zillion questions and concerns ranging from mild (but not silly — there are no silly questions when you’re pregnant) to very serious. A common question is … Continue reading Coronavirus and Pregnancy: Symptoms, Treatment and Risks
A new study from the American College of Physicians found that taking low-dose aspirin on a daily basis may improve pregnancy outcomes for people who previously experienced pregnancy loss. The report, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, … Continue reading Low-Dose Aspirin May Help People With History of Pregnancy Loss
This commonly occurs when someone is recovering from an injury. Frozen shoulder sometimes occurs when someone is wearing a sling or cast, healing from surgery, suffering from arthritis or experiencing a limited range of motion for another reason, such as a result … Continue reading Frozen Shoulder Symptoms, Natural Treatment and Exercises
You rely on your immune system to protect you from infections and keep you healthy … and here’s where gut health comes in. Every day pathogens — like infectious bacteria, viruses, and toxins — threaten your health. Your immune system has … Continue reading 7 Unhealthy Gut Triggers and 5 Steps to Improve Gut Health
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 You Receive the Vaccine?
The U.S. this week started requiring travelers to show negative Covid-19 tests before flying to the United States from abroad. Now the Biden administration is “actively looking” at whether to mandate Covid-19 tests before domestic flights, a senior Centers for … Continue reading Covid Testing: Airlines Push Back On Testing For Domestic Flights
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends multi-layer cloth masks for the general public. The ideal mask blocks both large respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes — the primary method by which people pass the virus to others — along … Continue reading Best and Worst Face Masks For Covid-19 Virus Protection
In the United States, the herb’s extracts are used to make weight loss supplements. What does the research suggest about C. fimbriata, and is it safe for consumption? What Is Caralluma Fimbriata? Caralluma fimbriata is an edible succulent cacti that … Continue reading Caralluma Fimbriata Uses, Potential Benefits and Side Effects
With the Pfizer BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine currently being administered to select groups, the buzz around the COVID-19 vaccine is palpable. Public response to the idea of a vaccine has also grown more favorable, with a national … Continue reading What to Expect From COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
Most women first begin developing menopause symptoms about four years before their last period. Symptoms often continue until about four years after a woman’s last period. A small number of women experience menopause symptoms for up to a decade before … Continue reading Menopause: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and More
Pain will usually become less severe as the injury heals. However, chronic pain is different from typical pain. With chronic pain, your body continues to send pain signals to your brain, even after an injury heals. This can last several … Continue reading Causes of Chronic Pain
Newborn hygiene care, including bathing, skin care and changing diapers, is important for your baby’s health and comfort. Bathing and skin care Giving a small, wiggly baby a bath can make a new parent nervous, but by being calm and … Continue reading Newborn Hygiene; Bathing, Skin Care and Changing Diapers
It’s also not surprising that I’ve been bombarded with news over the past few months about how to bolster my immune system. I can’t scroll through my Instagram feed without seeing some influencer bragging about an immune-boosting smoothie or a … Continue reading How To Boost Your Immune System – 5 Tips From Experts
But let’s back up a second: A rapid test manufactured by Abbott Laboratories was given emergency use authorization by the FDA in August 2020. Now, 50 million of these tests are being produced and distributed nationwide every month. Here’s how … Continue reading How Reliable Is the COVID-19 Rapid Test?
Heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is done when coronary arteries, which supply your heart with oxygenated blood, become blocked or damaged. If these arteries are blocked or blood flow is restricted, the heart doesn’t work … Continue reading Heart Bypass Surgery or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
There are several general guiding principles that lay the foundation for the ethical standards further detailed in the statement. These guiding principles include: Protecting Patient Health In line with the Hippocratic Oath, espousing the belief to “First, do no harm” … Continue reading What Are the Principles of the Declaration of Helsinki?
People living with diabetes know that poorly managed blood glucose levels can lead to a variety of health complications, many of which involve problems in the feet. In severe cases, diabetes can lead to loss of feeling in the feet … Continue reading The Best Shoes for Diabetics
I’ll never forget the day of my HIV diagnosis. The moment I heard those words, “I’m sorry Jennifer, you’ve tested positive for HIV,” everything faded to darkness. The life I’d always known vanished in an instant. The youngest of three, … Continue reading My HIV Story: Getting to Undetectable
Bay leaves grow on a group of evergreen plants that belong to the plant family called Lauraceae. These plants produce aromatic leaves that are used in cooking and for other purposes. They are available whole/fresh, dried or ground into powder. … Continue reading Bay Leaf Benefits, Nutrition, Side Effects and Use
People experience depression in different ways. It may interfere with your daily work, resulting in lost time and lower productivity. It can also influence relationships and some chronic health conditions. Conditions that can get worse due to depression include: arthritis … Continue reading Depression: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and More
Two pharmaceutical companies say they’re ready to begin vaccinating people before the end of December, if their vaccines are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. What does that mean? The two companies have applied to the FDA for emergency … Continue reading Who Gets the COVID-19 Vaccine First – When Can You Get It
Some earwax is good for your ears, so often the best policy is to leave it alone. And a few drops of water may be all you need to get rid of a blockage. Earwax, a bodily emanation that many … Continue reading Got An Ear Full? Here’s Some Advice For Ear Wax Removal
Ever wonder if you can get a cough from an air conditioner? We’ll take you through how the cold and pressure may lead to cough or potentially even a cold. Have you ever wondered if you can get a cough … Continue reading Signs Your Air Conditioner Makes You Sick
Currently available evidence indicates that COVID-19 may be transmitted from person to person through several different routes. In the scoping review published by La Rosa et al , the human coronaviruses primary transmission mode is person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets … Continue reading Transmission and Prevention of COVID-19
Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. This update incorporates recent evidence to inform the duration of isolation and precautions recommended to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to others, while limiting unnecessary prolonged … Continue reading Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19
Although COVID-19 originated in China, the country has made striking improvements. Since the country’s first case, the government adopted strict measures to prevent spreading the virus. As a result, life in China has returned back to normal to a large … Continue reading How China Recovered From COVID-19 Without Vaccine
To be properly protective, COVID-19 vaccines need to be given to most people worldwide. Only through widespread vaccination will we reach herd immunity – where enough people are immune to stop the disease from spreading freely. To achieve this, some … Continue reading Should COVID-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory? Two Experts Discuss
According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, over 30 million people living in the United States have diabetes. That’s almost 10 percent of the U.S. population. And diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, … Continue reading How to Reverse Diabetes Naturally and Treatments