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What a White Toenail Fungus Means (and how to treat it)

What a White Toenail Fungus Means (and how to treat it)

TweetFind out what’s causing the fungal infection… Toenail fungus is, sadly, a fairly common problem. The CDC states that fungal infections of the foot are a lot more common than fingernail infections, which is why up to 18% of the population in the world experiences them at some point in their lives. Don’t worry: the white toenail fungus isn’t a truly serious threat to your heal... »

How the Mediterranean Diet Can Make You Smarter

How the Mediterranean Diet Can Make You Smarter

TweetA simple diet for a healthier brain! The Mediterranean Diet is one of the top-ranked diets in the country. Not only is it a balanced diet—one that involves all the food groups, with plenty of healthy fats, proteins, and minimal carbs—but it’s also one highly nutrient-rich. It doesn’t deprive your body of any important vitamins, minerals, or antioxidants. Instead, it focuses on add... »

Weight Loss Secret: Time Restricted Eating

Weight Loss Secret: Time Restricted Eating

TweetTime restricted eating may be the answer to steady weight loss. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a simple way to lose weight? Some weight loss secret that allowed you to burn fat without having to totally overhaul the way you eat? According to research out of the University of Birmingham, there may well be. The Alabama university was the first to test time restricted feeding on human... »

Is Your Sedentary Lifestyle Affecting Your Children?

Is Your Sedentary Lifestyle Affecting Your Children?

TweetBe active to have more active kids! Parenting is hard work. It’s exhausting to spend hours at work and at the gym then come home and try to be a good parent who spends time with their kids. You may try to read, play, and study with your kids, but that’s often easier said than done. After all, you’re pretty wiped at the end of a long day. You probably want nothing more than t... »

Zinc the New Disease Killer?

Zinc the New Disease Killer?

TweetA simple nutrient; a potent force for good… The human immune system is a highly complex system. It’s made up of BILLIONS of microscopic cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, antibodies, T-cells, beneficial bacteria, lymphocytes, and so many more. Our bodies fight dozens of diseases and pathogen incursions every day. You have no idea how much work your immune system does to protect ... »

The Spicy Secret to Fighting Breast Cancer

The Spicy Secret to Fighting Breast Cancer

TweetEat hot foods and stave off breast cancer… Breast cancer affects a staggering number of women every year. According to BreastCancer.org, roughly 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. And it’s not just minor tumors or growths—it’s INVASIVE breast cancer, the type that is aggressive and requires seriously preventive measures. It’s estimated that 2016... »

Obesity Isn’t the Fault of Flavor

Obesity Isn’t the Fault of Flavor

TweetDelicious food isn’t to blame! What is it about the holiday foods that make it so hard to resist? We spend all year dieting and being strict with our eating habits, but the moment Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner rolls around, all our self-control flies out the window. We devour all the delicious holiday foods we can, telling ourselves, “It’s just once a year” or some ... »

The High Price of Healthy Eating

The High Price of Healthy Eating

TweetIt may all be in your mind… It’s a New Year, which means it’s time to take stock of your diet and eating habits and see if there is something that needs changing. Perhaps you need to cut back on the amount of processed food, or you need to add more veggies and fruits to your diet. Maybe it’s all about cutting back on calories or adding more healthy fats. Whatever the case, y... »

Cardiovascular Exercise Makes You Smarter?

Cardiovascular Exercise Makes You Smarter?

TweetMore fitness for body AND brain… Running is one of the best activities for those who want to lose weight, get in shape, and improve their overall health. It promotes better muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strengthens the core and lower body, improves circulation, releases endorphins, and so much more. It’s truly an amazing form of exercise, one that offers A LOT of health benefit... »

10 Levonorgestrel Side Effects to know about

10 Levonorgestrel Side Effects to know about

TweetIs your birth control doing you harm? Levonorgestrel is the medication that is released by the Mirena birth control device. The Mirena intrauterine device is placed in your uterus in order to release levonorgestrel, which acts as a contraceptive and reduces heavy menstrual bleeding. It’s supposed to be effective for up to five years, but the big question is, “Is it safe?” Wi... »

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