10 Health Dangers of Bromine

Bromine is a chemical compound frequently used in flame retardants, baking ingredients, cell phones, plastic, dye, soda, and prescription drugs. Despite the warnings from the Centers for Disease Control about the serious, long-term health effects from constant exposure, use of the chemical shows no signs of slowing down. [1] Why should you care? Because research has identified … Continue reading 10 Health Dangers of Bromine

The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition

Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral with a very important role in human nutrition. Many of the human body’s normal physiological functions require a small, but vital, amount of selenium.[1]Selenium rich foods are fairly common, so obtaining a sufficient amount from diet alone is not a challenge for most people. However, supplements are popular for those … Continue reading The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition

How Does Gluten Affect the Brain?

The widespread occurrence of gluten sensitivity, wheat allergies and celiac disease have been well documented. Many of the related problems such as gastrointestinal discomfort (IBS), rashes, problems with nutrient absorption and bone loss have been reported and observed. Fortunately for many, following a gluten free diet can relieve these indications and revitalize health. But, aside from … Continue reading How Does Gluten Affect the Brain?

5 Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds — great at the ballpark, helpful during a long drive, and a native plant to North America that has become a staple to cultures worldwide. Despite their small size, sunflower seeds are a dense source of vitamins and minerals and essential oils. Not only are they a great snack, sunflower seeds offer several … Continue reading 5 Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

7 Tips for Creating a Healthy and Positive Work Environment

For most people, work occupies a substantial part of their life. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, people spend nearly nine hours on work-related activities during their day.[1] Other studies, such as a 2014 survey by Gallup, suggest that the average number was actually closer to forty-seven hours per week. Add … Continue reading 7 Tips for Creating a Healthy and Positive Work Environment

20 Health Conditions That Mimic ADHD

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactive disorder, is diagnosed through mere observation of symptoms and not by any sort of scientific testing. There are no brain scans, blood tests, or biological readings to determine the presence of ADHD, just a myriad of behavioral and psychological symptoms. [1] Although many of the symptoms arise from an underlying cause, most … Continue reading 20 Health Conditions That Mimic ADHD

6 Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is that eastern practice involving odd positions and stretches that may seem slightly strange, though many people swear by once they’ve tried it. It’s well known to be relaxing and a healthy way to exercise. However, there are also lots of wild claims about it. What’s true and what isn’t? Fortunately, there has been … Continue reading 6 Health Benefits of Yoga

How to Meditate: Learning the Best Meditation Techniques

Throughout human history, nearly every culture and civilization has described the mental and physical benefits of meditation. The popularity of this ancient practice extends beyond yoga studios and places of worship. Research shows meditation offers many health benefits, including reduced blood pressure, better posture, improved cardiovascular health, reduced feelings of stress and anxiety, and enhanced … Continue reading How to Meditate: Learning the Best Meditation Techniques

8 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Our lives are so hectic that sometimes we look for anything that can help us cope. A busy, stressful life can not only affect you mentally, it can also begin to reduce your body’s defenses against disease and invading organisms. While reducing stress levels can go a long way in helping us manage our day-to-day … Continue reading 8 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

3 Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health Through Your Gut

Many of you already know your gut is home to countless bacteria and there’s about 1,000 different species living inside your intestinal tract? All these bacteria help make up what’s called the microbiome. It’s well documented that maintaining your gut’s flora can go a long way in improving your overall physical health and, now, more … Continue reading 3 Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health Through Your Gut