A Healthier Life

By Ramesh Prabhu | Natural, alternative approaches to a better body, a better mind, and a better you!

How broccoli protects your gut

Broccoli is now known to improve gut health; new research has uncovered a potential molecular mechanism to explain this protection " which is good …

Microbiome

Blueberries boost children's brainpower, study finds

Children should eat blueberries before taking exams to benefit from a short-term boost to brain function, new research shows.<p>A study revealed that primary school-age children performed tasks with 10 per cent greater speed and accuracy after taking wild blueberry drinks.<p>The fruit, which contains …

The Brain

6 Super Healthy Seeds You Should Eat

Seeds contain all the starting materials necessary to develop into complex plants. Because of this, they are extremely nutritious.<p>Seeds are great …

Healthy Eating

New Study Finds Sugar Increases Risk of Depression in Men

Men who consume over 67 grams of sugar are at an increased risk for depression and anxiety.<br>Read More

Sugar

How long does digestion take? Tips for better digestion

Digestion is a process where the body breaks down food into smaller particles to absorb them into the bloodstream.<p>Complete digestion of food takes …

Nutrition

Manage Your Stress by Monitoring Your Body’s Reactions to It

Jack is well-known in his company for delivering growth through high-performing, cross-functional teams. Where others get stuck in silos, he fosters innovation through collaboration. But these days, when you exit the elevator on his floor, you sense fear wafting through the halls. He’s nine months …

Mindfulness

Doctors Have No Explanation: This Natural Remedy Cures Arthritis, Sciatica, and Destroys Cancer Cells

The traditional Chinese medicine has used the combination of honey and cinnamon for thousands of years, and this mixture has a long tradition of use …

Alternative Medicine

The Healthiest, Most Delicious Granola You Can Pick Up at the Grocery Store

There are a few breakfast staples that we can't live without, and granola is definitely one of them. The crunchy, sweet texture makes it the perfect thing to munch on in the morning (or any time, really), and it can be eaten in so many different ways — with almond milk, on top of a smoothie bowl, …

Eating

These 5 Ancient Ayurvedic Rituals Will Flush Your Belly Bloat

It works....

Healthy Eating

8 Foods That Contain Probiotics (And They Aren't Yogurt)

Bet you never even knew about these.<p>Everybody knows that yogurt is a good source of probiotics ― even people who don’t really know what probiotics are. But yogurt isn’t the only food that can fill your probiotic needs. There are actually a host of other options out there that are getting more and …

Nutrition

The 10 Best Types Of Protein For Hormone Balance

When it comes to hormonal balance, certain protein sources serve you better than others. Eating protein provides your body with amino acids that are …

The Secret to Losing Weight Might Be In Your Poop

A new study indicates that understanding your gut health is crucial to shedding pounds<p>You work out regularly. You eat well. But you can't seem to lose any stubborn pounds. What’s going on?Well, research published in the <i>International Journal of Obesity</i> suggests that it’s not as simple as getting …

Weight Loss

What Are Mitochondria and Why It’s Crucial To Take Care Of Them

Posted by Lori Shemek; September 4, 2017<p>Have you been seeing the word <b>‘mitochondria’</b> thrown around lately? Get ready because you’re going to hear a …

The medical world is taking inflammation (even more) seriously thanks to a new study

There’s a reason why inflammation is one of the biggest buzzwords in the wellness space: Experts say keeping it at bay via anti-inflammatory foods, …

Medicine

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Microbiome

Best cardio exercises for fat loss

Best cardio exercises for fat loss<p>Cardiovascular exercises are usually the easiest way to lose fat. Cardio coupled with weight-training is one of the …

Here's What Happens When You Drink Red Wine Every Night

Rights & Freedoms

​How This Man Lost 60 Pounds, Dropped to 10% Body Fat, and Finally Found His Six Pack

​Carl McNair is 45 years old—but he’s in better shape now than he’s ever been<p>When Carl McNair decided to get back in shape, he started where many people do—the treadmill. Once he made his way back into a gym, he had the goal of completing one mile. For one month, five days a week, all he focused on …

Fitness

6 Secrets to a Happier Life

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME's special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Whether you’re a web designer, …

20 Foods That Turn Back Your Metabolic Clock

Think of these foods as Peter Pan’s dirty little secret.<p>We’ve discovered the Fountain of Youth—and it’s in your kitchen.<p>Although scientists haven’t …

Healthy Eating

The 7 Best Inflammation-Fighting Foods + How To Use Them In Everything

We’ve all heard of inflammation, but what does it mean in terms of our health? Put very simply, inflammation is our immune system’s response when …

Scientists just found another worrying link between sugar and depression

Lately, the science has really been stacking up evidence against consuming sugars in excess.<p>In addition to being linked to conditions like obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, eating high levels of sugar has been associated with mental illnesses like depression. In a study published July 27 in …

Sugar

6 New Healthy Meal-Delivery Programs to Kick Off the New Year

While New Year’s resolutions often begin with a strong commitment to wiping the slate clean and eating well, by week two of January, bad habits have often come back with a vengeance. (Office vending machine cookies, anyone?) This year, though, why not turn to a meal-delivery program to put the mind …

Eating

The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese

Potentially harmful chemicals that were banned from children’s teething rings and rubber duck toys a decade ago may still be present in high concentrations in your child’s favorite meal: macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese.<p>The chemicals, called phthalates, can disrupt male hormones …

Research

You Can Make Each Of These Plant-Based Dinners For Less Than $1 Per Serving

<i>One of the chief complaints many people have when trying to eat healthier is the perceived expense of it all—all of the crazy powders and potions and</i> …

Recipes

12 Enlightening Facts About Body Fat

<i>The human body is an amazing thing. For each one of us, it’s the most intimate object we know. And yet most of us don’t know enough about it: its</i> …

Body Fat

If nutrition labels looked like this, your attempts to quit sugar might actually work

Nutella. So sweet, so delicious. So continental. And sure, sugar is its first listed ingredient, but it’s made of nuts, and those chipper health bloggers on Instagram are always eating nuts! How much sugar are we talking about anyway?<p>Oh. Yikes.<p>This image, which resurfaced on Reddit earlier this …

Sugar

Magnesium is essential to your health, but many people don’t get enough of it

Ask most people to name a nutrient lacking in the American diet, and the top answers would probably be calcium, vitamin D or fiber. Though all nutrients are essential for good health, few are more crucial to focus on than magnesium — because we don’t usually get enough in our diet and none of our …

Vitamins