Bacteria. A word that sends shivers down our spine. We have heard countless times how bacteria can cause harm, but have you heard about "friendly" bacteria yet? Yes, bacteria is not always a bad thing. Humans have more bacterial cells (a LOT more) than human cells. Bacteria live on the skin, in the nose and ears, and, most of all, in the gut.
Let's recap. Let me introduce you to THE GUT and the MICROBIOME.
Hormones have profound effects on your mental, physical and emotional health. These chemical messengers play a major role in controlling your appetite, weight and mood, among other things, but many people overlook hormonal issues when evaluating why they suffer from various health issues, and they tend to forget that hormones play a key role.
When the delicate balance between all these hormones gets lost due to aging, exposure to environmental toxins, illness or severe stress, physical symptoms begin to disrupt daily life activities.
A healthy diet is the foundation of balancing hormones naturally. Hence, consuming a nutrient dense diet which is a perfect combination of carbohydrates, proteins and good fats becomes essential. Those suspecting their body chemistry may have lost its hormonal groove can often find relief from making dietary changes that promote hormone health.
I know summer hasn't arrived yet, but I truly believe smoothies are a great option all year round. Smoothies are a great way of providing your body with lots of vitamins, minerals and goodness in a tasty and colorful way.
The fact that you can easily replace a meal with a smoothie is another plus, and is a great option for when you don't have lots of time to enjoy a proper lunch or breakfast.
They are easy and fast to make. You just 'throw' all your ingredients on and let your blend do the rest, and you can add fruits, vegetables, seeds, grains, basically whatever you want. Combinations and recipes are infinite, and you will have so many options on the internet that you could probably try a different recipe every day for 10 years without repeating yourself.
If you’ve noticed that you’re often sick, feel fatigued or have other importuning symptoms you can’t figure out, it may mean your immune system is weakened.
Attempting to boost the various cells of your immune system is especially complicated because there are so many different kinds of cells in the immune system that respond to so many different microbes in so many ways. Which cells should you boost, and to what number? So far, scientists do not know the answer.
But despite its complexity, there are everyday lifestyle habits you can focus on to help give your immune system what it needs to stay in balance, and to fight off an infection or illness without triggering an immune disorder.
Just as the way you feel during your waking hours often hinges on how well you sleep at night, so the cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine.
Beyond making us tired and moody, poor sleep has immediate negative effects on our hormones, exercise performance, and brain function, and over the long-term, chronic sleep loss can wreak havoc on mental and physical health, increasing our propensity for obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Stop loading up on caffeine or sneaking in naps and use our top tips to help get the shut-eye you need to manage your health.
The Holidays are over and we all know what that means. If you feasted on tons of Christmas cookies, ham, and the holiday cheese plate, it’s safe to say your body may be feeling the need for a reset.
Holiday bloat is a real thing thanks to consuming more carbs, sugar, and alcohol than normal, plus later hours entertaining or socializing, and constant excuses to skip the gym. The good news is that you don’t have to resort to a restrictive diet or force yourself to work out for hours on end to get rid of bloating.
Men all around the world are facing a health crisis, yet it’s rarely talked about. Men are dying too young. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15-39 years of age. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.
Well, now November has started and that means millions of men will be growing their facial hair into an array of fantastical designs to raise awareness of men’s health problems including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
The keto diet involves dramatically decreasing your intake of carbs and instead getting most of your calories from fat.
If you need a break from eating eggs every morning then you can also try the smoothie route. Since the keto diet limits carbs, smoothies that contain high-carb ingredients like fruits, yogurt, honey, and milk don’t usually fit into this style of eating. Well, not these recipes!
We want to contribute to spreading Breast Cancer Awareness as much as we can, and that is why we want to share with you a quick guide about how to perform a breast self-exam.
Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to find a breast cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully.
Urinary tract infections or UTIs are among the most common bacterial infections in adults and may involve the lower or upper urinary tract or both. While men can get UTIs, they mainly occur in females. It is estimated that 50-60% of women have suffered from at least one UTI.
Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. But you can take steps to reduce your chances of getting a UTI in the first place.
Well, well, here comes another detox water recipe, folks! What a surprise, right? This one is vegan-friendly, no sugar, low carb, gluten-free & keto-friendly!
I'm all about strawberries. They are one of nature’s “super foods”. They are loaded with vitamins and contain very high levels of antioxidants called polyphenols.
In this recipe you will also find limes. I confess, limes are kind of my drug. If there's something I cannot miss in my house is limes.
Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat several medical conditions.
Korean Red Panax Ginseng is packed with uniquely potent vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients that support health and wellbeing like no other superfood can.