Health magazine called 2018 the year of “high-fat fads, meat-only meals, and Bible-inspired eating.” What are were two of the most popular diets that contributed to this reputation? The ketogenic diet and the “Carnivore diet” (aka the Paleo diet). Given the fact that millions of people are now proponents for these two low-carb diets, let’s talk … Read morePaleo vs Keto: Differences & What They Have in Common
Numerous studies have found that omega-3s from foods and/or supplements can help improve your health. They fight inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis, reduce levels of triglycerides and protect the brain. That, along with many other reasons, is why you want to avoid an omega-3 deficiency. These important fatty acids also needed for proper cardiovascular and neurological … Read moreOmega-3 Deficiency Symptoms + 3 Steps to Overcome Them
This post was originally published on this site What diet is best for kidney disease? According to the American Society for Nutrition, “The renal diet is commonly recommended for those with late stages of chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease.” Many people with these kidney conditions are undergoing renal replacement therapy, also called hemodialysis, but … Read moreRenal Diet Foods List and Eating Plan for Kidney Disease
This post was originally published on this site Can you take supplements on keto? Definitely, and there’s many reasons why you should. Keto supplements offer benefits like helping you get into ketosis faster, mitigating keto flu side effects, and controlling your appetite. Keto supplements — such as exogenous ketones, a multivitamin with electrolytes and a … Read more10 Best Keto Supplements and How They Work
Thinking of visiting your dermatologist for a chemical peel? Then you’re probably wondering if there’s actually any evidence that a chemical peels is good for your skin, or if peels are really just a waste of money and a bunch of hype. Starting in the mid 1990s, chemical peels were one of the most common … Read more4 Potential Chemical Peel Benefits + the Various Types to Consider for Skin Health
ACL tears and sprains are some of the most common injuries among athletes who play “high-risk sports,” including basketball, soccer and football, as well as skiing. But believe it or not, the majority of ACL injuries occur through non-contact mechanisms, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (1) And while male athletes may get the … Read more6 Ways to Boost ACL Tear Recovery
This post was originally published on this site Torn meniscus and other meniscal tears are common sports and fitness injuries that vary in symptoms and severity, including the amount of pain they cause. Why are athletes susceptible to knee pain, runner’s knee and injuries that cause meniscus tears? Because contact sports and certain types of exercise tend … Read moreTorn Meniscus Symptoms, Causes & Natural Treatments
The soapwort plant is most well-known for creating a foamy lather that has gentle cleansing properties. In fact, soapwort is one of the most concentrated sources of compounds called saponins in the world, which studies suggest fight bacteria, inflammation and have astringent properties. Some records show soapwort may have been used as a washing agent … Read more5 Soapwort Uses & Benefits (Cleaning, Skin Care & Beyond)
Can you build muscle on keto? Or does going low-carb always mean you’re bound to experience muscle loss? When it comes to the connection between the keto diet and muscle loss, findings from various studies might surprise you. There’s now good evidence that when done correctly and paired with the right types of exercise, building muscle … Read moreTips for Building Muscle on Keto (Yes, It’s Possible!)
A 2014 report published in the North American Journal of Medicinal Sciences tells us that “The use of water for various treatments (hydrotherapy) is probably as old as mankind.” The history of hydrotherapy as a medicinal practice dates at least all the way back to ancient Greece, where warm water spas were used to help … Read more6+ Hydrotherapy Benefits (Pain Relief Is #1)
Harvard Medical School — which considers their own Harvard Healthy Eating Plan to be one example of a balanced, plant-based diet — reports that “The latest and best scientific evidence shows that a plant-based diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and healthy proteins lowers the risk of weight gain and chronic disease.” (1) … Read morePlant-Based Diet: Disease-Protective + Promotes Major Weight Loss
This post was originally published on this site For most people, mistletoe brings to mind none other than Christmas. But besides serving as a festive holiday decoration, did you know that mistletoe is also used in herbal medicine and has been for hundreds of years? It’s a little known fact that there is actually more than … Read more6 Potential Health Benefits of Mistletoe (Plus, Its History)
This post was originally published on this site Starting in the 1970s, when the Atkin’s Diet book was first published, low-carb diets have caught the attention of many people trying to lose weight and improve their health. The ketogenic diet (KD), which is both very low in carbohydrates and also very high in fats, has … Read moreIs the Keto Diet Safe?
This post was originally published on this site What are the health benefits of arugula? This vegetable is an immune-boosting vegetable that packs a nutritional punch, especially considering its tiny number of calories. Like other leafy greens, arugula salad is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat, especially when you add other vegetables to … Read moreArugula: Top 10 Arugula Benefits for the Heart, Gut & More
This post was originally published on this site According to a 2017 article published in the Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, “Serratiopeptidase is a leading enzyme which has a very long history in medical as an effective anti-inflammatory drug.” (1) Starting in the 1950s, proteolytic enzymes in the same family as serrapeptase began being used as … Read moreSerrapeptase: Beneficial Anti-Inflammatory Enzyme or Just Hype?
This post was originally published on this site Adenosine 5′ monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an enzyme that is known as the body’s “master regulator of energy metabolism.” Why? It works as an energy sensor within our cells. Researchers believe that as we age, AMPK activity significantly decreases. This is one reason why we experience … Read moreAMPK: The Energy-Boosting, Hormone-Balancing Benefits of AMPK
The goal of comfort care, another way to describe medical care for the dying or seriously ill, is to help honor the wishes the patient. Caring for the dying during the end-of-life stage commonly involves a combination of medical, social, emotional, spiritual and practical support. Doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, aids and spiritual advisers can all play … Read more6 Best Steps to Care for the Dying
This post was originally published on this site The goal of comfort care, another way to describe medical care for the dying or seriously ill, is to help honor the wishes of the patient. Caring for the dying during the end-of-life stage commonly involves a combination of medical, social, emotional, spiritual and practical support. Doctors, nurses, social … Read more6 Best Steps to Care for the Dying
This post was originally published on this site Nootropics (also known as “smart drugs”) have risen in popularity over the past decade. One product you may have recently heard more about is piracetam. Like other nootropics, the makers of piracetam claim that it can help improve cognition function by boosting memory, neuroplasticity and more. Most … Read moreWhat Is Piracetam? Plus, 5 Possible Benefits
This post was originally published on this site Made famous by the Atkins Diet and other similar weight-loss plans, low-carb diets are most well-known for shedding pounds fast. And despite what might initially come to mind when you think about low-carb diet plans — for example, eating loads of meat, cheese, oil and butter — research suggests … Read moreBenefits and Risks of a Low-Carb Diet — and How Low Is Too Low?
In 2003, the first commercially successful electronic cigarette debuted in China. Today, millions of consumers regularly use “electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), especially electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes). Juul e-cigarettes, apparently created to help adult smokers quit smoking more easily, are now the most popular “vaping device” among teens and young adults. While the vast majority … Read moreWhat Juuling Does to Your Body (It’s Not Pretty)
Hydronephrosis (swelling and urine retention) in one kidney occurs in about one in 100 people. There’s also some evidence that about two percent of all prenatal ultrasound examinations reveal some degree of hydronephrosis, making it “one of the most commonly detected abnormalities in pregnancy.” (1) Things that put you at risk for hydronephrosis include: having … Read moreHydronephrosis + 5 Natural Ways to Help Relieve Symptoms
This post was originally published on this site Researchers believe that humans, and many other animal species, too, developed the capacity to produce ketones (or ketone bodies) in order to prolong survival during periods of caloric deprivation. (1) Ketones are beneficial for our muscles, brains and other tissues during times of stress — such as … Read moreExogenous Ketones: How They Help During Dieting or Exercising
This post was originally published on this site In the United States, every year roughly 100,000 people will develop primary hyperparathyroidism. (1) If you’re over the age of 50, a woman or have a history of kidney stones, calcium or vitamin deficiency, you’re at an increased risk for developing this condition. What are the symptoms … Read moreHyperparathyroidism Causes & Symptoms + 6 Natural Remedies
Nootropics — or as many people like to call them, “smart pills” — are “cognitive enhancers” that claim to improve learning capability, motivation, concentration and creativity. But do nootropics really work, and are they safe? In recent years there’s been a major surge in popularity in nootropics, especially among college students, recent grads and even … Read more6 Best Nootropics (or Brain Supplements) to Boost Learning, Creativity & More
The poppy plant (species name Papaver somniferum) has been valued for its ability to produce medicinal oil and seeds for thousands of years by civilizations around the world. The ancient Greeks and Romans even documented their use of poppy seeds as far back as 3,000 years ago. Where are you most likely to come across poppy … Read morePoppy Seeds: Healthy, Beneficial Food or Dangerous Opiate?
Today, women living in the United States are more likely to be killed by a spouse/partner than anyone else. Men commit the vast majority of violent and non-violent crimes in the U.S, including nearly all mass shootings. And men are much more likely to face accusations of sexual harassment and abuse. That includes instances occurring at home, in … Read more5 Ways to Stop Toxic Masculinity
Brain zaps — also sometimes referred to as brain shivers, brain shocks or head shocks — are described as being one of the most unbearable withdrawal symptoms when stopping certain depression and anxiety medications. Brain zaps get their name from the uncomfortable sensations they cause that are described as feeling like sudden zaps, electrical buzzes, tremors, shakes or … Read moreBrain Zaps + 4 Brain Zaps Natural Remedies
Spending time with positive, rather than negative, people isn’t just more enjoyable — the company you keep also has deep implications when it comes to your overall well-being. Both positivity and negativity tend to be contagious, which means surrounding yourself with negative friends, family members and coworkers will tend to worsen your mood and outlook. … Read more6 Health Benefits of Positivity + Positivity Exercises to Try
Cardiomyopathy, a condition that commonly results in an enlarged heart and reduced blood flow, affects as many as 1 in 500 adults living in developed nations like the U.S. (1) What can you do to help lower the chances you’ll experience cardiomyopathy and give yourself the best chance of fully recovering? Not all cases of … Read moreCardiomyopathy + 6 Natural Ways to Manage Cardiomyopathy Symptoms