23
Apr
The Truth About Breakfast

While there are many competing opinions about what should make up a healthy breakfast, most experts agree that a well-balanced breakfast is a positive way to jumpstart the body and mind to carry us through the many tasks we’ll face in a day. Most would agree, also, that certain things should be avoided. Unfortunately, the [Read more...]

23
Apr
What Inactivity Is Doing To Your Brain
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  Have you ever noticed that the less you do something, the less you feel like doing that thing? That phenomenon is known as the law of diminishing intent. When you get into a pattern of inactivity, it can be a hard habit to break, even when you know about the many benefits of exercise. [Read more...]

20
Mar
3 Tips to End Seasonal Allergies
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Runny nose. Itchy, watery eyes. Endless sneezing. Constant nose blowing. Total exhaustion. These are the typical symptoms of seasonal allergies that are all too common this time of year. Conventional medicine doesn’t have a lot to offer. Antihistamines like Benadryl and Tavist D can help, but they can cause drowsiness. Nasal decongestants frequently have side [Read more...]

12
Mar
5 Questionable Food Ingredients to Avoid [Infographic]
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Click image to see a larger version5 Questionable Food Ingredients to Avoid via Rockwell Nutrition

21
Feb
10 Healthy Food Recipes That Will Seem Like Guilty Pleasures
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It’s not always easy to eat healthy. Saying no to tasty treats and greasy meals in favor of lettuce and water can leave an aspiring dieter feeling a bit unsatisfied. Fortunately, we’ve got 10 recipes that’ll keep your will power, and your figure intact. Almond-Honey Power Bar “Breakfast is the most important meal of the [Read more...]

19
Feb
4 Ways To Keep Your Body Young
4 Ways To Keep Your Body Young

Our bodies age. That fact is inescapable. But our modern world is riddled with factors that cause our bodies to age well beyond their natural pace. No one wants to feel old in their youth, and science has discovered a number of ways that we can keep our bodies and our minds young. From eliminating [Read more...]

16
Feb
Silent Killers of Your Metabolism [Infographic ]
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Your metabolism is responsible for turning calories into energy. A slow metabolism can lead to a build up of calories, stored as fat for later use. Ultimately, this leads to unwanted weight gain and, if unchecked, obesity. In the following infographic, we’re highlighting a number of factors that are wreaking havoc on your metabolism. Before [Read more...]

9
Feb
Betaine HCL Uses and Benefits

Betaine HCL (betaine hydrochloride) is made from beets and is used to increase acid in the stomach to aid with digestion. Some people have problems producing enough gastric juices for digestion. This condition is called achlorhydria, or hypochlorhydria. Below is Wikipedia’s definition of this disease: “. . .hypochlorhydria refers to states where the production of [Read more...]

9
Feb
Calendula Cream for Acne

Calendula cream is used for soothing various skin problems. It works by improving blood flow to the affected areas. It may not stop the real cause of acne but it can help with healing the skin and in preventing further flare-ups. Can Calendula Cream Really be Used to Treat Acne? According to the National Institute [Read more...]

8
Feb
Oil of Oregano: Uses, Health Benefits, and Side Effects

Oregano was used as a culinary herb in Italy for hundreds of years before American soldiers, during World War II, developed a taste for what they called “the pizza herb.” It is also used as a culinary ingredient in several other countries including Greece, Egypt, Spain, and the Philippines. Hippocrates, the man considered to be [Read more...]