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Want a Healthy, Happy Brain? Eat These Foods

What you eat impacts a lot more than just the number on the scale. Of course, what you eat significantly impacts your physical health — things like your weight, your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, and your metabolism — but it also affects your brain. Your brain is a complex organ that has the ultimate control over the rest of your body. It is the powerhouse that regulates your mood, emotions, cognitive abilities like memory and [...]

7 Reasons to Consider a Vegetarian Diet

If you’re currently struggling to lose weight, and it seems like nothing is working, then maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Opting for a vegetarian (or mostly vegetarian) diet could help you shed those last few pounds and keep them off. On average, vegetarians (people who do not eat meat, poultry, or seafood) and vegans (people who do not eat any animal products, including eggs, milk, cheese, and yogurt) have lower body mass indexes than meat eaters. [...]

Best Exercises for Losing Fat

If you’re trying to lose weight, you might be frustrated with the amount of time it takes to actually shed the pounds. And as you move through your weight loss journey, you’ll learn that some exercises will burn fat faster than others. When you’re at the gym, stick with these activities to get the most bang for your buck. With no further ado, here are the activities that burn the most calories.   HIIT: HIIT, or High-Intensity Interval Training, is an excellent [...]

Which Foods Prevent Inflammation?

You’ve probably heard about inflammation and how certain foods contribute to it, but what exactly is inflammation and why do you want to avoid it? Most importantly, what lifestyle factors could you change to take control over inflammation?   What is Inflammation? Inflammation refers to the immune system’s response to a potentially harmful substance (an antigen), such as a virus or bacteria. When your body detects an antigen, a cascade of biochemical reactions is initiated that ultimately results in the production of [...]

Trying to Conceive? Keep up with your Dental visits

There are so many things to consider when you are trying to get pregnant. You’ve likely heard it all before: eat a healthy diet, make sure you take the essential supplements, maintain a healthy weight, time intercourse with your fertility window, and the list goes on. One aspect that often gets overlooked is your oral health. Most people don’t think of “dentists” when they think of fertility, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored! Proper oral health practices are [...]

The Dangers of Belly Fat and Ways to Get Rid of it

When you’re trying to lose weight, you may think that all fat is equal. A pound off your thighs is just as beneficial as a pound off your belly. In fact, belly fat is much more dangerous than any other kind of fat simply because belly fat is different from every other kind of fat in your body. There are three kinds of fat: triglycerides (the fat that circulates in your blood), subcutaneous fat (the layer directly below the [...]

Is Your Holiday Food Hurting You?

Is Your Holiday Food Hurting you? (Food Reactions and Leaky Gut) Have you been experiencing symptoms like bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, or aches and pains? If so, it’s possible you have leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut is less a diagnosis and more an indication that you have something wrong that still needs to be diagnosed. Leaky gut is, in other words, a symptom of a larger problem. Most diseases originate in the gut in some form or another, so [...]

5 Foods To Cleanse Your Liver Post Holidays

Do you know which organ in your body takes the hit when you choose bad foods or caffeine/alcohol overload? It's your liver. It does the double-duty protecting you from the toxins plus keeping you healthy. As one of the essential organs in your body, it has many vital functions.  Here are some of the crucial jobs of the liver. Make protein for blood clots, hormone production Metabolise drugs Detoxify chemicals Help in digestion of fats Destroy old blood cells and recycle its protein [...]

Can Probiotics Influence Fertility?

We are mostly made of bacteria. In fact, there are about 40 trillion bacteria in your body, most of which reside in your intestines. Our bodies are constantly working to make sure the good bacteria outnumber the bad bacteria. This delicate balance is pivotal to our overall health. One kind of bad gut bacteria contains a compound called endotoxins. These endotoxins can leak into the bloodstream. While they’re not large enough doses of endotoxins to directly cause disease, they [...]

7 Ways to Destress While Trying to Conceive

When you’re actively trying to get pregnant, you may be under an unusually large amount of stress. The 28 days between checking pregnancy tests results can feel like a lifetime. Plus, you’re focusing on your diet, taking the right supplements, and tracking your ovulation. You want to just relax, since everyone seems to tell you that’s when you’ll get pregnant, but relaxing is hard when you’re focusing all your mental energy on bringing a baby in the world. But [...]

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