A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bladder infections. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria getting into the urinary tract, causing inflammation and pain when urinating. Conventional treatments for UTIs include antibiotics, which are known to cause both acute and long-term adverse side effects. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to treat … Continue reading 8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections
The extended Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns have changed the routines of regular Americans. Many now sleep in and wake up in the afternoon instead of waking up early and preparing to go to work, thanks to the remote work setups and lockdowns meant to slow the spread of the disease. This change in routine, however, negatively affects … Continue reading Follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly to stay healthy during coronavirus lockdowns
It’s not easy to lose weight, and it can be harder if you eat a lot of salty foods that cause water retention. To promote weight loss, eat more of the 27 superfoods listed below. Belly fat or visceral fat can be found inside your abdominal cavity, wrapped around your internal organs. While it can be hard to determine exactly … Continue reading Want to lose belly fat? Eat more of these 27 superfoods
Sore throat, congested nose and lack of taste: these are just some of the hallmarks of the common cold, and they can make eating difficult. But recuperating from a cold as soon as possible depends on eating the right foods and stocking up on immune-boosting nutrients. In a recent article published online, registered dietitian Jaclyn London … Continue reading 15 Foods that will help your body heal when you have a cold
When it comes to environmental toxins, most people would recognize the dangers associated with pesticides, exhaust fumes, and contaminated water. But, even to this day, the general population is not aware of the toxic metals in our food supply – mainly because there are no labeling requirements. In reality, one of the greatest threats to our … Continue reading How to reduce heavy metal toxicity for optimal health
Source: Transient vs. Resident Probiotics: What’s the Difference? by Dr. Edward Group The popularity of probiotics is soaring, and for good reason: the tiny microorganisms living in your gut have a huge impact on your health. But did you know that there are two different kinds of probiotic supplements? They are called resident and transient strains. If … Continue reading Transient vs. Resident Probiotics: What’s the Difference?
If you want to avoid starvation when SHTF, you need to have a well-stocked pantry of nutritious meats and organic produce for long-term storage. The problem is that a lot of food won’t last for very long without undergoing some sort of food preservation technique. Fortunately, drying is one of the best food preservation methods … Continue reading A crash course on food drying for preppers
Immune function declines with age, and this decline is said to be largely influenced by the composition of a person’s gut microbiota. The gut microbiota protects the digestive system from external pathogens by modulating immune responses. However, aging reduces the diversity of the gut microbiota, and this leads to unfavorable conditions, such as frailty, increased susceptibility to … Continue reading Researchers look at the benefits of probiotic supplementation in elderly
Anxiety is linked to various mental and physical disorders, especially those caused by stress. Many natural therapies offer relief, but a recent study suggests that maintaining a healthy gut microbiota as a novel treatment for anxiety. In a review, a team of scientists from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China examined the relationship between the gut and anxiety … Continue reading Understanding the “gut-brain axis” – Can people with anxiety benefit from probiotic foods and supplements?
Isoflavones, also referred to as phytoestrogens or plant estrogens, are natural compounds found in plants and plant-based foods. They have a very similar structure to that of estrogen and they work like the hormone. For this reason, some women take them to relieve menopause symptoms. The estrogen receptors of the body treat plant estrogens as if they … Continue reading Are plant estrogens really the answer for menopausal women in need of natural hormone support?