The Truth About Organic Food

Organic Labels

We’ve all heard the controversy over organic food. On one hand, people claim that choosing organic is a must for optimal health and that anything else is poison. On the other, are those who claim that the “organic” label is nothing but a marketing ploy—that there are no real differences between organic and conventionally grown […]

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Sleep

Whey do we sleep?

Sleep. You need it. It’s critical for your health. And I’d bet you aren’t getting nearly enough. Whether it’s due to a bad mattress, noisy neighbors, a baby, a clingy pet, a demanding career or whatever the cause, lack of sleep can have very serious consequences. The National Geographic Channel recently outlined the grave danger […]

How to Be Mindful: A Beginner’s Guide

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Did you know you can use the power of your mind to lose weight, improve your health, live longer, and sleep better? This is not some kind of New-Agey hocus pocus. I’m not talking about stress reduction (as important as it is). What I’m referring to is a simple, scientifically-validated technique that only takes moments […]

Sugar Addiction: 7 Effective Ways to Stop Sugar Cravings

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Obesity is epidemic. Cases of metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, are skyrocketing at an alarming rate. Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic illnesses grip the American population. Two-thirds of us are sick, and if trends continue this number is only likely to increase. The culprit? While there is no single cause, one dietary demon […]

14 Science-Backed Tips to Live Beyond 100

The average lifespan of Americans is 79.8 years.

Want to know the one thing all of longest lived people in the world have in common? They all live in what are called “Blue Zones.” These are the areas in the world that have the highest concentration of “supercentenarians”—people who have lived long, healthy lives and are now more than 100 years old. Now, […]

Natural Remedies and Health Supplements for Stress

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Stress is the body’s way of responding to risky and threatening environments and experiences. No one is spared from stress – but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Because of the ‘fight or flight’ response, the body and mind are more alert during times of stress and produce greater amounts of adrenaline and cortisol. […]

Health Supplements for Increased Muscle Strength

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Health experts often emphasize the importance of regular exercise to promote heart-health, lose excess weight, and prevent chronic disease. To achieve these, we are advised to eat a balanced, healthy diet that is low in calories and fat, and to engage in regular physical activity. However, it must also be pointed out that muscle strength […]

Health Supplements for Increased Athletic Endurance and Recovery

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Very active individuals such as athletes do not only need to increase their strength and speed – they also want to improve their endurance and recovery.  To achieve these goals, they are often advised to eat a healthy diet that includes enough carbohydrates and lean proteins, and to spend more time doing intensive workouts to […]

Health Supplements and Remedies for Travel Sickness

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Travel sickness, also called motion sickness, occurs when one experiences unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and dizziness while travelling. Depending on the mode of travel, it is also called air sickness, car sickness, or seasickness. For some people, travelling can be a nightmare, especially if they experience severe symptoms such as having pale skin, […]

Health Benefits of Amino Acid Supplements

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Amino acids are important to health because they are the building blocks that make up proteins. Proteins are substances involved in many critical processes and are structural components of every cell in the body. They are found in muscles, tendons, ligaments, nails, hair, body fluids, and many other organs. They are also found in the […]