Exactly What You To Eat During Your Time Of The Month

Many of my patients struggle with sugar cravings during their periods. As in, “OMG, that chocolate cake screamed my name and I devoured two pieces the day I got my period.” Research shows what I see repeatedly: Sleep problems, digestive issues, and yes, food cravings can all be not-so-nice accomplices during your period. As if these aren’t […]

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3 Things To Do To Preserve Your Memory From Failing Later

Memory loss is not a normal part of aging; it does not have to be our fate (despite what you may have heard from doctors or articles). There’s another way to think about brain aging. The brain responds to all the same insults as the rest of the body—stress, poor diet, toxins, lack of exercise […]

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Inflammation Linked To Lack Of Motivation In New Study

Our moods and motivations are dictated by a number of factors—and according to new research, inflammation is one of them. Scientists at Emory University found that our brain’s dopamine system (the engine behind our motivation) is directly affected by inflammation. Chronic, low-grade inflammation, to be exact. This new paper proposes this dopamine-motivation-inflammation connection is “an adaptive mechanism to help the […]

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The Shocking Connection Between Sleep Deprivation And Sexual Health

It probably doesn’t surprise you to hear this, but sleep is very, very important. Besides being the powerhouse miracle fuel behind everything we do, sleep keeps our hormones balanced, rhythms in sync, and our egos sane. And now, according to new research, we have reason to believe that sleep influences our sex lives (or at least, teenagers’ sex lives). […]

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High Testosterone Levels Deadly For The Heart

High testosterone levels can drastically increase a man’s risk of heart failure and stroke-causing blood clots, a new study reports. Men with a genetic predisposition to high testosterone levels have a nearly eightfold increased risk of heart failure and twice the risk of thromboembolism (blood clots that can block veins or arteries leading to the brain or lungs), researchers found. […]

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Highly Processed Food Not Unconnected To Early Death

People who get many of their meals from packages may have heightened risks of heart disease, stroke, and premature death, two large studies suggest. The findings, published online May 29 in the journal BMJ, are the latest to point the finger at “ultra-processed” foods. They include not only “junk food” — like chips, sweets and fast food — […]

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4 Easy Breathing Practices To Reduce Stress & Tension

It’s easy to get stressed from day-to-day to-do lists and ongoing projects. It’s helpful to have some expert-approved techniques to calm your nervous system so you can recharge for what’s to come. Sophrology is a wellness philosophy that blends teachings from Western and Eastern meditation practices to provide mental and physical relaxation. Florence Parot, an […]

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What To Eat At Every Stage Of Your Cycle

Keeping our hormones balanced is an essential component of our health as having too much or too little of certain hormones can lead to things like irregular periods, weight gain, and acne. Eating in a way that supports our hormone health can help keep our hormones in check. Nicole Jardim, women’s health and functional nutrition […]

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Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Dementia

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 50 million people worldwide have dementia. Dementia is a condition characterized by difficulty with memory, thinking, and doing everyday activities. As for its causes, Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common causes of dementia and is the leading cause of death in the U.S. “In the next 30 years, […]

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5 Ways To Find Healing Again

We all want to find ways to heal our ailments, but conventional medicine doesn’t always have the answers. No one knows this better than New York Times best-selling author Kelly Turner, Ph.D., who has been studying what she calls “radical remissions” for years. She joined me on the mbg podcast and described this term as “the remission from cancer that […]

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