How to Keep Sebum in Balance (Plus Why It’s Important for Skin & Hair)

When it comes to fighting acne breakouts and keeping skin moisturized, we hear a lot about the effects of different products and lifestyle habits on our production of sebum. What is sebum exactly, and why is balancing it one of the keys to maintaining healthy-looking skin and hair? Sebum is defined as “an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands.” It’s basically your […]

Homemade Ketchup Recipe (and Sugar-Free!)

Our most popular condiment, ketchup seems like an innocent addition to our burger or to accompany our sweet potato fries, right? Well, it’s pretty full of sugar and sodium. Per tablespoon, ketchup contains 4 grams of sugar and 190 milligrams of sodium. Four grams of sugar may not seem like much, it all of it comes from added sugar rather […]

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Celery

Whether in soups, vegetable trays or topped with peanut butter, most people at least occasionally consume celery in one way or another. That’s a good thing, because the benefits of celery — not to mention celery seed — include that it’s high in antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, as well as fiber and certain vitamins and minerals. Many years ago, parts of this vegetable were actually […]

Panic Attack Symptoms + 10 Unexpected Triggers

Have you ever experienced panic attack symptoms? If you have, then you know that the sensations are so intense it feels like you could be having a heart attack or other serious health issue. Panic attacks are characterized by a fear of losing control or surviving a disaster, even though there is no real danger in that moment. There are […]

Building Strong Quadriceps: Exercises, Stretches + Ways to Avoid Injury

The quadriceps are considered to collectively be one of the most powerful muscles groups in the whole body. The primary role of the “quad” muscles is to bend and straighten (extend) the knees — exactly why quadriceps strength and flexibility is important for numerous movements and activities, such as walking (including brisk walking for exercise), squatting, jumping, climbing, cycling and running. In […]

How to Hack Brain Chemicals to Boost Happiness

Most people understand that the brain regulates mood, but how exactly does that happen? While scientists continue to explore and learn about how brain function is linked to emotional health, they do know that brain chemicals play a critical role. Our brain chemicals serve as messengers, sending signals to nerves throughout the brain that impact the way we feel. Did […]

The Paleo Diet Beginner’s Guide, Including Best vs. Worst Foods

In the past few decades, our diets have changed dramatically. Processed foods are more common than fruits and vegetables, and it’s impossible to go more than a few miles down the road without spotting a dozen new fast food chains that have cropped up. Enter the Paleo diet plan, a diet that seeks to ditch the modern convenience foods in […]