Health

26 MAY 2017

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” What does that mean when it comes to water? Water has been described as a neglected, unappreciated, […]

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5 MAY 2017

Doctors Think Heart Disease Is More About Inflammation Than Fat

We can sometimes forget why, exactly, we work so hard to protect our health. Because despite the fact that we’ve created this wonderful, inspiring community of healers, chefs, and yogis, the world is still facing some major health challenges. Heart disease is still the leading cause of mortality for both men and women—responsible for one […]

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1 MAY 2017

What NOT to Say to Someone With a Chronic Illness

Who among us hasn’t put their foot in their mouth on occasion? Sickness and disability can make you feel uncomfortable and tongue tied. Here’s what you need to know about people who have a chronic illness: they’re people just like you. They don’t necessarily want to talk about their health every minute of the day […]

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1 MAY 2017

Without Bees, You Can Say Goodbye to These Breakfast Foods

It has become clear that bee populations are declining more rapidly than expected. In fact, as Colony Collapse Disorder progresses, 1 in 4 native bee species are at risk for extinction. And this is bad news for our diets. New research from the working group at UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and […]

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1 MAY 2017

Health Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths

Most of us know about the importance of iron and calcium for our bodies, but what about magnesium? It is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many […]

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17 APRIL 2017

Are Energy Drinks Good or Bad for You?

Energy drinks are intended to boost your energy, alertness and concentration. People of all ages consume them and they continue to grow in popularity. But some health professionals have warned that energy drinks may have harmful consequences, which has led many people to question their safety. This article weighs the good and the bad of […]

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5 APRIL 2017

Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics

We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother […]

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31 MARCH 2017

If You’re Dehydrated, Your Vagina Might Be Too

“Drink more water” is probably one of the most common pieces of health advice out there. Among other things, experts say, it can help improve your skin, help you feel more energetic, and boost your immune system, so clearly there’s a lot of benefit to it. But you’re not alone if you find you end […]

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29 MARCH 2017

A Naturopath’s Guide To Avoiding Constipation

You feel bloated, congested, and maybe a little gassier than usual. You’ve spent the majority of the day trying to get some form of bowel movement happening so that you can have substantial relief, yet every trick under your belt fails dismally. You’re desperate and do not want another day of feeling toxic. Sound familiar? […]

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20 MARCH 2017

Common Foods and Drinks That Can Trigger Migraines

Migraines affect up to 15% of adults worldwide. They differ from an average headache in severity and symptoms, and can greatly reduce the quality of life of people who suffer from them. Despite decades of research, the exact cause of migraines is still unknown. It is clear that diet won’t cause a person to start […]

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