Cutting out sugar: How to deal with sugar detox symptoms

The average American consumes 270 calories of added sugars, which translates to roughly 17 teaspoons daily. This amount is a far cry from the amount recommended in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, which notes that less than 10 percent of a person’s daily caloric intake should come from added sugars. According to the American Heart Association, this translates to roughly no more … Continue reading Cutting out sugar: How to deal with sugar detox symptoms

Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

When it comes to the brain’s chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), nothing compares to dopamine. A neurotransmitter that activates the brain’s pleasure and reward centers, dopamine plays an important role in stimulating motivation, mental energy and drive. Because of its effects on the brain’s pleasure centers, it’s not surprising that many unhealthy and even dangerous habits, such as drug use … Continue reading Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

Warts: Causes and 10 natural remedies

Warts are noncancerous, rough bumps that form on the skin. In most cases, a pathogen known as the human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for warts, which it causes when it enters a cut or break on the skin. Most warts are harmless and will disappear on their own after a certain period. However, some people might choose to remove … Continue reading Warts: Causes and 10 natural remedies

Stages of hair growth and superfoods that promote hair health

The condition or appearance of the hair reflects the state of an individual’s overall health. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a steady supply of key nutrients to maintain their structure and natural shine. However, there are multiple factors that influence hair growth, and knowing what these factors are could help determine the health … Continue reading Stages of hair growth and superfoods that promote hair health

Herbal remedies: Saw palmetto for hair loss prevention

Saw palmetto is a small, shrub-like palm endemic to the United States. Known for its medicinal properties, saw palmetto has been used for centuries to treat reproductive issues and hormonal imbalance. Today, saw palmetto is used as an ingredient in many hair growth products and supplements, as it is thought to prevent hair loss. This could … Continue reading Herbal remedies: Saw palmetto for hair loss prevention

Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Vitamins are nutrients found in food that help the body function effectively. Two types of vitamins exist: Water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins B and C, dissolve in water, while fat-soluble ones dissolve in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, are best absorbed by the body when eaten with foods containing high … Continue reading Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Vegetarian health and nutrition: 7 Nutrients you can’t get from plants

Eating only plant-based foods as a vegan or vegetarian confers numerous health benefits, including improved heart health and a decreased risk of various diseases. But humans have been eating both plants and meat for thousands of years. In fact, many nutrients that are important for overall health can only be found in meat, fish and dairy products. … Continue reading Vegetarian health and nutrition: 7 Nutrients you can’t get from plants

Higher vitamin D levels, stronger immune response protect children from COVID-19

How COVID-19 affects children is a topic that’s getting traction, especially with recent studies saying that the disease is less severe in children than in adults. So far, health experts have observed that fewer children contract the virus. Hospitalization rates in children are also lower than those in adults. In a new study, Petra Zimmermann and Nigel … Continue reading Higher vitamin D levels, stronger immune response protect children from COVID-19

Living near Nature may help improve your mental health amid coronavirus pandemic, study suggests

Living near nature might just help mitigate some of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s mental health, according to a study by researchers from the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). Published recently in Ecological Applications, it revealed that more frequent use of green spaces, such as parks and forests, and the presence of a green window view from within the home were associated with greater levels … Continue reading Living near Nature may help improve your mental health amid coronavirus pandemic, study suggests

An essential dietary component for immune health: Natural sources of vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble micronutrient found in a wide range of plant-based foods. Considered a vital nutrient for overall health, vitamin C plays a key role in various bodily functions. For instance, vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues, as well as the absorption of iron. It also fortifies the immune … Continue reading An essential dietary component for immune health: Natural sources of vitamin C