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Pet Therapy: A Healing Dose of Cuteness

If you have a pet, you already intuitively know the value they bring to your life. From companionship to protection, to fun, to caring, your pet gives you so much to appreciate. But if you find yourself in the hospital or confined by a chronic illness ...


Are Heart Threatening Energy Drinks A Ticking Timebomb?

Heart Threatening Energy Drinks: A Ticking Time Bomb? The chances of you walking into any food store in the United States and not seeing racks filled with heart threatening energy drinks is very slim. For many of us, these drinks are considered life-sa ...


Do You Need A Zinc Supplement? Zinc Health Benefits And Dosages

Zinc plays a crucial role in so many metabolic functions and acts as a cofactor for various enzymes. Therefore, the symptoms of zinc deficiency can vary depending on the enzymes and metabolic functions affected. Mild zinc deficiency is quite common but ...


The Mystery of The Thymus Gland

The Mystery of the Thymus gland The thymus gland protects you long after it's gone. Many people have never heard of this particular gland and for good reason. It begins to disappear around puberty. During its short existence, it plays a significant rol ...


Could Bile Acid Issues Cause IBS?

Bile is a dark greenish-yellowish-brownish liquid composed of acids, salts, proteins, and other substances. It’s produced and secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. The acid in it, what we’ll refer to as bile acid in this article, is nece ...


Five Stress-Relieving Sunflower Seeds Recipes

Sometimes stress is unavoidable. Sometimes the most stressful things in your life are things you are committed to, things you can’t do without. In this case, the best way to cope with stress is to fortify your body to handle stress as healthily as poss ...


Meditation Benefits That Go Beyond Stress Relief

By now, you’ve probably heard just how important meditation is for fighting stress. But have you heard about the miraculous meditation benefits you can gain beyond that? Once viewed as a religious practice, meditation is now gaining major publicity wit ...


Healthy Snacks Are Important for Your Health

Hunger pangs can be a beast. Whether you get the munchies after school or work or your stomach starts growling at midnight, healthy snacks are essential to have around. Let’s face it, people get hungry. And the more active you are, the hungrier you get ...


Are You At Risk For Early Menopause?

On the surface, early menopause may not seem like a big issue, but women that go through menopause early—between the ages of 40 to 45—are at a higher risk of certain health problems. Before we get into the health concerns associated with early menopaus ...


The Secret Power of Microgreens

Debuting in the 1980s, microgreens have been steadily growing in popularity as more and more people become increasingly conscious about the foods they eat. Also known as micro-herbs or vegetable confetti, these tasty greens can make any dish more color ...


The Real Dangers You Should Know About Eating When Bored

It’s finally here! Your day off from work. Time to sit back, relax, and watch some television. Perhaps binge on some of the shows you’ve been missing and snack on some delicious food. As the day progresses, you might discover you’re eating more than us ...


How To Do Meal Prepping The Healthy Way

If you’re like everyone else in the world, then you’re probably really busy. And when you’re busy, often the last thing you feel like doing is cooking a big meal at the end of the day. Unfortunately, this has given rise to some very unhealthy eating ha ...


How To Stop The Flu In Adrenal Fatigue

Stop the Flu! Ensure Adrenal Health First Over the years, more and more people are getting the flu vaccine to stop the flu. In fact, government agencies and medical professionals are often advising people to do so. Studies conducted in 2017 and 2018 in ...


A Guide To Muscle Building Nutrients And Supplements

When it comes to muscle building nutrients, protein grabs all the attention. This is because protein is loaded with amino acids which your muscles are made of. However, there are other nutrients that help promote muscle growth as well. Hormones play a ...


Why You Should Look Into High Intensity Interval Training

Not all cardio is created equal. To choose the correct form for you, you must take a few factors into consideration. Think about your goals, your motivation factor, and your commitment to your workout. Ask yourself the following questions: Are you only ...


Natural And Effective Sleep Problem Solutions

Having a good night sleep gives you a great boost of energy you need to start your day. In the world of smartphones and busy lifestyles, the importance of getting a good night’s sleep is often ignored. Over 30 to 50 percent of the American population e ...


Serious Side Effects: Post Finasteride Syndrome

Post finasteride syndrome occurs among men who have been prescribed finasteride for hair loss or prostate enlargement. The medical industry claims that oral intake of finasteride can help regrow lost hair and curb prostate enlargement. However, though ...


5 Tips to Eliminate Bloating

Bloating is a common digestive issue many people deal with. Especially in the modern world, where stress is the norm and too often, we find ourselves reaching for fast food and highly processed foods for a quick fix. Yes, bloating can be a sign of a se ...


Winter Exercise Tips To Keep You Moving

Yes, we know it's cold outside! And we understand that exercising under these conditions can be a little intimidating, but don’t let the cold weather stop you from staying healthy. You want to feel your best all year and not just when the weather permi ...


Peptide Therapy: A Promising New Emerging Science

Peptide therapy is an exciting new approach for many age-related conditions. Peptides are found naturally in the body and result from a combination of at least two amino acids. They are small versions of proteins. They function primarily as signaling a ...


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