Are Oats Gluten-Free? The Truth About Oats & Gluten

Oats are often praised as one of the healthiest breakfast options around — but many people are also confused about how oats are made and what makes them different from other cereal grains, including wheat. Left wondering — “Are oats gluten-free?” — some people choose to give them up altogether without knowing the full story. So what’s the verdict on […]

Salt Water Flush Recipe

Are you like 20 percent of the public that suffers from constipation? It’s nothing to be ashamed about, so even if high-fiber foods don’t always do the trick, consider a salt water flush. Sometimes called a “salt water cleanse” or a “master cleanse,” it’s designed to help you cleanse your colon and digestive system by bringing on a forced bowel movement. The key part […]

10 Underappreciated Healthy Habits to Unleash Your ‘Life Force’

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is like your body’s internal battery. A fundamental precept of traditional Chinese medicine, the word translates roughly to “life force” or “vital energy.” Qi circulates throughout your body along pathways known as meridians, which connect all the organ systems. Acupuncture and acupressure help restore qi by treating specific meridian points throughout the body. Other ancient medical systems […]

Tips for Working Out in the Heat Safely (Plus Its Benefits)

When nicer weather returns, it’s exciting to move your workouts outdoors, adding plenty of fresh air and scenic sights to the experience. However, working out in the heat can cause dehydration and overheating when it’s not done with caution. There are ways you can work out in the heat safely, staying cool and maintaining healthy hydration levels. With these simple tips, you […]

Cook with Cumin Seeds to Help Digestion & Immune System

You are probably familiar with the earthy, nutty and spicy flavor of cumin seeds or ground cumin. After all, humans have been using cumin in culinary dishes since ancient times — but did you know that cumin seeds have also been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, from digestive issues to respiratory conditions? In Sanskrit, cumin is known as Jira, meaning “that […]

12 Major Benefits of Ginger for the Body and Brain

With its zesty, peppery flavor and its extensive list of health benefits, ginger root is equally parts delicious and nutritious. It’s one of the most used dietary condiments in the world today, versatile, easy to add to recipes, and has been associated with everything from beating motion sickness to better brain function. The health benefits of ginger are largely due […]

CBD at the Dentist

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Vitamin D May Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reported that the rate of colon cancer has nearly doubled since the 1990s among people younger than 50 years old. New research finds evidence that vitamin D might be an inexpensive and easy way to help prevent young onset colorectal cancer. Notably, the findings didn’t indicate a significant association between total vitamin D intake and risk of colorectal cancer […]

The most potent medicine for mental health might be in your pantry

Food influences your brain directly and indirectly. When food is broken down by the microbiota into fermented and digested materials, its components directly influence neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine, and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which travel to the brain and change the way you think and feel. When food is broken down, its constituent parts can also pass through the gut […]