While it’s possible to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need from careful food selection and a nutrient-dense diet, research shows many women still experience at least one type of nutrient deficiency, if not more. What vitamins should … Continue reading Best Vitamins for Women, Including Minerals
It’s can be tempting to skip the stretching aspect of training when you feel like it’s not providing any real payoffs. However, a large body of research shows that there are in fact many benefits of flexibility exercises and stretches … Continue reading Benefits of Flexibility and How to Become More Flexible
When it comes to following a healthy, balanced diet, a common question is: “How much protein do I need?” So how many grams of protein per day do you need? Protein foods are essential for building muscle, burning fat, supporting … Continue reading How Many Grams of Protein Per Day Do You Need?
Researchers say helping others can make you happier as you age. They say that’s because this type of behavior helps release a mood-enhancing hormone known as oxytocin. It was previously thought that this neurochemical was predominately released in younger people. … Continue reading Your Personality May Affect Your Brain Health as You Age: Here’s How
About 50 percent of adults suffer from ongoing bad breath at some point in their lives. (1) Bad breath is not only embarrassing, it can sometimes also be a sign of a serious health problem — although, in most cases, it’s not. I … Continue reading How to Get Rid of Bad Breath with 6 Natural Remedies
It’s official. You need surgery. You may have many thoughts and questions running through your head, whether it’s a minor, same-day procedure or a complex operation that requires you to stay in the hospital overnight. You may even feel anxious, … Continue reading Preparing for surgery? What You Should Know
More than 39.5 million Americans (that’s 1 out of 5!) — and 3 of every 10 Americans in families earning more than $75,000, and a full quarter of women — regularly wear a smart watch or wearable fitness tracker, according … Continue reading Do Fitness Trackers Help You Become More Active?
Algal oil is the oil that is derived directly from algae. It contains DHA, which accounts for 97 percent of the omega-3 fats in the brain. Unfortunately, not enough Americans get enough sources of this essential fatty acid. Algal oil … Continue reading Algal Oil Benefits, Nutrition, Uses, Dosage and More
Have you heard about the keto diet? It’s possibly the best diet for weight loss, and it can even reverse insulin resistance and reduce cardiovascular risk factors, according to recent research. No wonder more and more people are starting to … Continue reading Keto Smoothie Recipe with Healthy Fats and Low Carbs
Caring for people with long-haul COVID-19 is helping to bring increased attention and legitimacy to conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, which are sometimes wrongly characterized as being “all in the head.” Here, anesthesiologist, researcher and human performance … Continue reading Taking Long-Haul COVID-19 and Other Chronic Conditions Seriously
Let’s be honest: Pumpkin-flavored everything has taken over. Whether we’re talking pumpkin lattes, pumpkin butter or pumpkin cakes, this vegetable has exploded onto the food scene — and I love it! Is it possible that this healthy gluten-free pumpkin bread … Continue reading Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread (Paleo-Approved)
After 9 months of nausea, weight gain, back pain, and general discomfort, the day is finally here: delivery day. And, if you’re anything like me, you are more than ready. I was trying to evict my daughter as soon as … Continue reading How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Baby During Delivery
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition marked by extreme shifts in mood. Key symptoms include: episodes of mania, or an extremely elevated mood episodes of depression, or a low mood Older terms for bipolar disorder include manic depression and … Continue reading What’s Bipolar Disorder? How Do I Know If I Have It?
A new study has found a link between poor sleep, unhealthy diet, and overeating in women. Unhealthy diet is a risk factor for heart disease. Researchers believe this may explain why poor sleep is linked to increased risk for heart … Continue reading How Your Lack of Sleep May Be Affecting Your Diet – and Heart Health
Yoga is a go-to remedy to reduce tight-muscle tension. But there’s so much more to it. For instance, today we can actually see how yoga changes your brain. And while it’s true that sometimes we put too much focus on … Continue reading Best Yoga Poses for Your Gut to Transform Your Health
I bet you’ve heard of the candies known as jujubes, juju fruits or Jujyfruits. Despite having “fruits” in their names, these variations of chewy, colorful, artificially flavored candies are anything but healthy. So why do these unnatural products have the … Continue reading Jujube Fruit Benefits, Nutrition Facts and How to Use
Who needs a hair mask? Well, it’s great for just about anyone, but can definitely offer hair health benefits for anyone who spends a lot of time in the sun, pool or adds color or other chemical products to their … Continue reading DIY Mask for Damaged Hair
An emergence of new therapies to treat stomach cancer has received FDA approval in recent years, according to Dr. Lionel Kankeu Fonkoua, a Mayo Clinic oncologist. Over the last year, immunotherapy has been incorporated into the treatment for stomach cancer. … Continue reading Using the Immune System to Treat Stomach Cancer
What are the symptoms of Omicron? For our analysis, we took the health reports from contributors reporting positive cases in the ZOE COVID Study app in December 2021 as Omicron became dominant and compared them with data from early October … Continue reading Omicron Symptoms: What Are They and How Long Do They Last?
Getting a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating a balanced, nutritious diet and exercising. Though sleep needs vary from person to person, most adults require between 7 and 9 … Continue reading 10 Top Benefits of Getting More Sleep
When you hear the word diet, you probably think of something that’s hard and confusing to follow, leaves you feeling deprived, and involves a list of foods to avoid, right? Well, what if there’s another way to lose weight that’s dramatically … Continue reading Time-Restricted Eating Benefits, Beginner Tips and Side Effects
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
Maybe your current boo told you to up your game (ouch). Maybe you’ve always harbored sneaking suspicions that you’re subpar in the sack. Or maybe you just want to join the Greats. Regardless, you’re here because you think you’re bad … Continue reading How to Be a Better Lover: 20 Tips for Sex & Relationships
Aches and pains in your muscles and joints can make it debilitating to go about your daily routine. Investing in a heating pad is a medication-free way to address this pain without leaving the comfort of your own home.1 These … Continue reading The 3 Best Heating Pads of 2022
Often confused, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) aren’t actually the same thing. An infection —which is when bacteria, viruses, or parasites attack the body —comes before a disease. And while an infection may result in zero … Continue reading Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Types, Symptoms and Treatment
Frozen shoulder (also referred to as adhesive capsulitis) is a condition often diagnosed when someone experiences ongoing shoulder stiffness and pain that lasts at least several weeks at a time. It’s most likely to develop when inflammation increases around the shoulder due … Continue reading Frozen Shoulder Symptoms, Natural Treatment and Exercises
Wintergreen oil is a beneficial essential oil that’s extracted from the leaves of the Gaultheria procumbens evergreen plant. Once steeped in in warm water, beneficial enzymes within wintergreen leaves called methyl salicylates are released, which are then concentrated into an … Continue reading Wintergreen Oil Benefits, Uses and Possible Side Effects
When your place of employment happens to be Allure, everyone and their grandmothers tend to treat you like a living, breathing beauty encyclopedia — not a humblebrag, just the honest truth. Not a single day goes by when at least … Continue reading 5 Best Mascaras of 2022 To Amplify the Look of Your Lashes
Eczema and psoriasis are both long-term skin conditions that don’t have a cure. In eczema, the immune system comes to the skin and releases chemical inflammatory markers that cause the skin to become red, weepy and itchy, according to Dawn … Continue reading Podcast: Breaking Down the Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis
Eat this, not that — never that — and try this one weird thing to look younger, right? Advice spans the spectrum from dubious to scientifically supported, but there is an approach that sidesteps it all: eat less. Either in … Continue reading From Fasting to a Pill? Scientists Explore the Biology of Caloric Restriction
Can 10 minutes of exercise a day really have an effect on longevity? It can be difficult to discern what advice is right these days. Exercise science is a relatively young field. That’s why it feels like every day there’s … Continue reading 10 Minutes of Exercise a Day Could Save Your Life if You’re 40+
Although you’re probably not aware of it, many skin care and beauty products contain chemicals that are commonly irritating. One example is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which is added to things like cleansers and soaps. What is sodium lauryl sulfate? … Continue reading What Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate? Where It’s Found and Risks
There are two comments about my body that I’ll never forget. One was from a guy I briefly dated, who told me that my soft belly wasn’t “that bad.” Another was from a roommate who said that for as often … Continue reading 3 Organizations Promoting Radical Acceptance
Despite treatments that include medications, surgery and neurostimulation devices, many people with epilepsy continue to have seizures. And the uncertainty of when a seizure could occur affects their quality of life. But what if these people could anticipate a seizure and take … Continue reading Seizure Forecasting Device with Epilepsy
Data capturing the experiences of 2 million women globally highlights the concerning prevalence of intimate partner violence, especially for young adults. These domestic violence statistics suggest that intimate partner violence was already highly prevalent across the globe, even before the … Continue reading Domestic Violence Statistics Show Alarming Global Problem
Executives wanted: Must be able to climb to great heights, go the extra mile, sprint to the finish, push for results, hit the ground running, do the heavy lifting, tackle the situation head on, and swim with the sharks. Today’s … Continue reading 7 Tips for Busy Executives to Stay Healthy
If you’re hoping to conceive, don’t leave it to luck. Know how to get pregnant — starting with predicting ovulation and do’s and don’ts for maximizing fertility. Some couples seem to get pregnant simply by talking about it. For others, … Continue reading How to Get Pregnant Advice
The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep your baby’s skin as clean and dry as possible. If your baby’s diaper rash persists despite home treatment, your doctor may prescribe: A mild hydrocortisone (steroid) cream An antifungal cream, if … Continue reading Diaper Rash: Diagnosis and Treatment
Americans may be a coffee swilling crowd, but tea drinking has a long history stateside. From classic souther iced tea to the global impact of the Boston tea party, this simple sip has had a starring role on the American … Continue reading 8 Luxury Tea Brands to Start Your Day the Best Way
Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that twist and turn. They usually develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin. They result from a weakening in the blood vessel wall or from faulty valves. They … Continue reading Varicose Veins and Spider Veins: Causes and Treatments
Foods & drinks Everyone is different. What might trigger diarrhea for one person could be fine for another. With this in mind, here are some foods and drinks that may cause diarrhea: Alcohol. Drinking alcohol can cause diarrhea in some people. … Continue reading Trigger Foods That Can Cause Diarrhea and Treatment
Fruit Juice The fiber in whole fruit fills you up and slows down how your blood takes in energy. Without that fiber, you’re just drinking nutritious sugar-water that can quickly hype you up — and bring you down just as … Continue reading Foods to Avoid If You Have Anxiety or Depression
Eat french fries every day for a month? Sure, as long as it’s for science. That’s exactly what 107 people did in a scientific study, while 58 others ate a daily serving of almonds with the same number of calories. … Continue reading French Fries Vs. Almonds Every Day for a Month: What Changes?
Walnuts, which are full of omega-6 and healthy omega-3 polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), are not just a nutritious nut to snack on— they’re also used to make a healthy cooking oil. Although walnut oil tends to be a bit pricier than … Continue reading Walnut Oil Benefits, Nutrition, Recipes and Side Effects
Appetizers and starters are often more difficult to plan than main meals. After all, you want the appetizer to be tasty, but not overly filling and ruin any appetites; you want it to complement, but not take over the flavors … Continue reading Olive Tapenade Recipe: A Mediterranean Diet Staple
It’s important to have a well-stocked first aid kit in your home so you can deal with minor accidents and injuries. Your first aid kit should be locked and kept in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children. … Continue reading What Should I Keep in My First Aid Kit?
What Is Stevia? Stevia is a sugar substitute made from the leaves of the stevia plant. It’s about 100 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar, but it has no carbohydrates, calories, or artificial ingredients. Not everyone likes the way … Continue reading Stevia: Health Benefits and Risks
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones. Its name comes from Latin for “porous bones.” The inside of a healthy bone has small spaces, like a honeycomb. Osteoporosis increases the size of these spaces, causing the bone to lose … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Reducing Your Risk