Kelsey Clarke

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Women with heart disease are dismissed. And it's killing them

It’s time to challenge centuries of bad science, social norms and a lack of women in medicine and research<p>Hysteria was an ancient term used to describe uncontrollable emotions, resulting in the admission of many women to asylums for symptoms such as a “tendency to cause trouble”. The source of the …

Medicine

"Seed Cycling" Might Be the Key to Balancing Your Hormones

In my years as both a wellness writer and a full-time adult woman, I've come to the overarching (and pointedly vague) conclusion that hormones are… …

Wellness

Researchers reveal how disrupting gut-brain communication may affect learning and memory

The connection between food and memory is one of those fundamentally human experiences we can all relate to. A compelling new study from the …

Neuroscience

9 Common Bedtime Habits That Could Be Ruining Your Whole Day

Don't just use a face wipe and fall asleep.<p>If you often feel rushed, tired and anxious, you probably look forward to relaxing in bed at the end of a long day. What you might not realize is that your habits at bedtime might be the reason your day was so crappy in the first place.<p>From the quality of …

Breast Cancer

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

Robin Williams' son addresses his father's struggles in emotional documentary trailer

The debut trailer for HBO’s new Robin Williams documentary teases an intimate look at the beloved comedian during his best and darkest hours.<p>A first …

Robin Williams

How what you do as a new mom impacts your baby’s microbiome for *life*

Your baby might have your eyes, your nose, or your laugh. Another thing you pass along to your newborn? Your gut.<p>Your microbiome (AKA the system of …

Microbiology

This Graphic Shows What Really Matters in Preventing Cancer

Living a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent cancer. (No cancer is <i>completely</i> preventable, though; genetics and bad luck are factors, too.) But …

Cancer

The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere

At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social …

Exercise

Why Is My Period Pain Getting Worse? 9 Surprising Things You Didn't Realise Were Contributing

Many of us have experienced (and bemoaned) period pains at some point. For some, it's light cramps for a day or two, letting you know your time of …

Women's Health

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have said.<p>The test, called a liquid biopsy, screens for cancer by detecting tiny bits of DNA released by cancer …

Cancer

This common toothpaste ingredient wreaks inflammatory havoc on your gut health, according to new research

Though you don’t eat toothpaste as a straight-up snack (even if some new flavors <i>do</i> sound weirdly enticing), the cleaner for your pearly whites can …

Wellness

What We Got Wrong About Intermittent Fasting — Plus 6 Tips to Do It Right

Let’s get the facts right for our own health, but also because we need them in order to eat healthy.<p>The intermittent fasting craze came in like a …

Holistic Medicine

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Loss

If you're trying to lose weight, you're probably searching for the best ways to cut calories from your diet. Using no-calorie sweeteners instead of …

Nutrition

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

Meditation

How do you change your mindset to be more positive?

<b>Excellent question!</b><p>There are so many reasons for not having a positive mindset. We fail at something, we don’t achieve what we set out to do, we …

7 Small Words And Phrases That Make A Big Impact On My Mental Health

Don't call something a "problem" — call it a "challenge."<p>Here are some of the most effective changes I've made:<p><b>BTW, here are some helpful posts about therapy:</b><p>• Here's How to Know if You Could Benefit From Therapy<p>• A Beginner's Guide to Starting Therapy<p>• 17 Things Therapists Want You to Know Before …

3 things that brought this woman back from Alzheimer’s

<b>Mom and son created an action plan for dementia; a year later and she's back to her old self.</b><p>Anyone who has experienced Alzheimer’s in a loved one …

Here's How to Tell The Difference Between a Headache And a Migraine

Not all headaches are created equal.<p>Not all headaches hurt the same.<p>Some, like migraines, make the sides of your head throb for days on end.<p>Others, …

How bacteria are changing your mood

<b>If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.</b><p>And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.<p>Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our …

Microbiology

Is walking actually good exercise? Five health experts weigh in

We humans need to exercise in order to stay healthy. Exercise protects against disease and early death, and keeps us mobile and able to perform daily tasks.<p>Walking is an easy, free, and enjoyable form of exercise. But is a nice stroll enough to confer the life-saving benefits we know come from …

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Healthy lifestyle before getting pregnant can reduce risk of birth difficulties, warns scientist

Most women know the importance of eating a balanced diet and living a healthy lifestyle when pregnant.<p>Out goes the wine and cigarettes, in comes …

Pregnancy

9 Unexpected Signs Of Hormonal Imbalance In Young People

When your hormones are balanced, it means all the body's little chemical messengers are working in harmony to keep your health on track. But once …

FDA approves new drug that prevents migraines without side effects

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new migraine drug on Thursday.<p>Aimovig, known generically as erenumab, is the first drug in a new class of headache medicines. It's been shown to stop migraine headaches before they start.<p>The drug would be approved for patients who have tried other drugs …

Headaches

I do yoga twice a week and it's totally transformed my body and health

Whether you're devoted to the downward dog or don't know your child's pose from your tree pose, it's time to get more acquainted with yoga.<p>From …

Yes, Your Period Messes With Your Digestive System — Here’s Why

Periods are typically not a great experience in general, but add in the additional insult of gastric distress, and it's a whole new level of …

Wellness

The 5 Most Simple Healthy Habits to Lose Weight

Sometimes, the success or failure of your weight loss program depends more on your daily habits than on the food choices you make. The little things …

Fitness

How Your Mental Health Can Affect Your Digestion

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like it, visit shape.com.</i><p>It's pretty much accepted these days that in many cases, mental …

Wellness

10 Superfoods For Everything From Allergies To Muscle Pain

Illustrated by Caitlin Owens.<p><i>We've all trolled the internet at midnight wondering if our symptoms are normal, or if a bowl of cereal qualifies as</i> …