This Might Be Your Best Nut For Gut Health

You’ve probably heard that nuts are good for your health. They’re often touted as a high-protein, low-sugar food that’s the perfect addition to any meal and makes a great on-the-go snack. But which type of nut is the healthiest? The competition is tough. But according to a new study showing that walnuts have a protective effect […]

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Reviewing Our Perspective On Stress & Anxiety

Are you on a mission to eliminate all stress and anxiety from your life? If your answer is “yes,” you’re not alone. Our culture is currently obsessed with optimizing mental health in order to feel good all the time. But could this desire to be stress- and anxiety-free actually be setting us up for suboptimal mental […]

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This Cognitive-Behavioral Approach Could Be Critical To Losing Weight

We’re not calorie counters here, and quick-fix diets aren’t our thing. Instead, we’re all about focusing on how food fuels us, nourishes us, and makes us feel. But sometimes, getting to our healthiest selves requires us to lose a bit of weight, and we get that. The thing is, hitting our happiest and healthiest weight […]

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Brand New Reasons To Stay Away From Heartburn Drugs

Most people have experienced some form of indigestion in their life—you know, the acidic burn following pizza, wine, and ice cream that serves as a painful reminder that you can’t eat like a college kid anymore. It’s estimated that at any time, 25% of all adults in the U.S. suffer from frequent bouts of heartburn, aka […]

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1 In Every 300 Persons Have This Alteration In Their Sleep Cycle

Are you early to sleep and early to rise? According to a new study, you might have a specific alteration in your sleep cycle, called advanced sleep phase, that affects one in 300 people. Advanced sleep phase has everything to do with the circadian rhythm, also known as our body’s internal clock. The circadian rhythm, among […]

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Deficiency Of This Common Nutrient May Increase Your Dementia Risk

It’s become clear in the past few years that nearly every aspect of our lifestyle could influence our risk for developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. In fact, recent studies have linked everything from being overweight, not spending enough time with friends and inadequate sleep to an increased risk for cognitive problems. Various nutrients have also been shown to […]

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Does The Placenta Have Its Own Microbiome?

There’s a debate going on in the world of microbiome research, and it all has to do with one question: Does the placenta have its own microbiome, or not? A recent study, published in Nature, concluded that there is no placental microbiome. The University of Cambridge researchers conducted multiple rounds of careful testing on the placentas of […]

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The Red Wine Ingredient That Might Protect Against Depression

Red wine lovers, rejoice: Savoring that palliative glass after a stressful day might be doing a bit more for your health than simply helping you unwind, according to new research. A new study published in the journal Neuropharmacology revealed that a plant compound found in red wine called resveratrol might be protecting you from symptoms of depression and anxiety. […]

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Attaining A Healthy Weight Before This Age Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

At this point, you probably know that carrying excess weight on your body—particularly extra body fat around your middle—can increase the risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and dementia. And now, research suggests that being overweight may actually cause certain areas of your brain to become thinner. In a new study of over 1,200 participants published […]

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What Every Thyroid Patient Needs To Know About Sleep

According to the American Thyroid Association, about 20 million Americans currently have some form of thyroid disease. This small but mighty gland in the middle of the upper neck can cause a lot of problems when it’s not functioning properly; just a few symptoms of thyroid disease include irritability, nervousness, fatigue, muscle weakness, unexplained weight loss […]

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