American Heart Association: Smoking Harms Brain Health

As if you needed another reason to avoid or quit smoking, new research from the American Heart Association (AHA) found evidence that smoking harms brain health. We all know that smoking can lead to a whole host of health problems, including: higher risk of heart disease DNA damage lung and respiratory damage fertility and pregnancy issues cancer emphysema dementia so much […]

Can Walking Speed Indicate Dementia Risk?

It’s no secret that as we age we slow down both physically and mentally, particularly if we don’t take the necessary steps to keep both our bodies and minds in shape and sharp. In fact, there’s loads of evidence that physical and mental decline are often related, including a new study published in May 2022 that found an association between […]

Top 22 Cooling Foods & Herbs (Plus Benefits)

If you were to ask a practitioner of traditional medicine, “How can I reduce my body heat?” they’re likely to recommend adding more cooling foods and herbs to your diet in order to bring things into balance. What are cooling foods, and how do they work? A variety of fruits, veggies, herbs and other foods that you likely already include […]

What Is Autophobia? How to Treat the Fear of Being Alone

What is a fear of being alone called? When fear of being alone is intense enough, it can be called “autophobia,” which describes someone who is irrationally afraid of solitude, isolation, and being ignored or abandoned, especially during an emergency. If you consider yourself to be an extroverted type of person, you probably prefer to be in the company of […]

Home Remedy for Sunburn, with Aloe and Lavender Oil

This homemade sunburn spray will help soothe any sunburn. The ingredients mix perfectly to create a sunburn home remedy that will reduce inflammation while rehydrating the skin. Keep this handy in the summer months, as the sooner you apply it to your own or a loved one’s sunburn, the better. Key Sunburn Relief Ingredients Liquid aloe vera juice: Among the several sunburn […]

Kiwi Nutrition: 10 Surprising Benefits + More Vitamin C than Orange

If you’ve never tried a kiwifruit, you might be on your way to the grocery store after reading all of the ways it can enhance your health. That’s because kiwi nutrition provides an insane amount of health benefits. For instance, did you know that kiwi is one of the most nutritious vitamin C foods around? It’s true. In fact, just one cup […]

Baked Asparagus Recipe, with Portobello Mushroom

It can be difficult for me to understand when someone says that they don’t like vegetables. But then I hear about the overcooked, mushy asparagus they associate with vegetable time, and I can understand their distaste. To remedy this, I have a few tricks up my sleeve. First, pick up some fresh asparagus at your local farmer’s market or supermarket. […]

The Surprising Benefits of Boredom

A boring life may not be something many of us strive for, but the truth is, occasional boredom may actually have a number of health benefits. That’s right — allowing yourself to be bored more often can pay off in terms of your productivity, creativity, and ability to handle stress. On the other hand, if you force yourself to be […]

Alpha-Linolenic Acid: Plant-Based Omega-3 Supports Heart, Cognition

It’s no secret that heart disease is an epidemic in the United States. After all, the American Heart Association reports that nearly half of Americans have heart disease, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it continues to be the No. 1 killer in the U.S. The good news is there are many ways you can prevent and combat this deadly condition […]

Natural Ear Infection Remedies

Are you struggling with symptoms of an ear infection and wondering how to cure an ear infection fast? Ear infections, whether they afflict adults or more commonly children, can be really unpleasant and outright painful. Ear infections can be in the outer, middle, or inner ear. For this article, I’m going to focus on the most common type of ear […]