Adult Health

Low Cortisol Levels: What it Means and Why

Low Cortisol Levels: What it Means and Why

TweetFind out the truth about this vital hormone… We often read about the “dangers of stress“, and how stress can increase your risk of health problems. This is usually the result of cortisol, the hormone produced by your body when you experience a sudden stressor. Too much cortisol can be bad for your health, which is why it’s vital to keep your stress under control. But did you... »

The Love Hormone: 10 Ways to Make More Oxytocin

The Love Hormone: 10 Ways to Make More Oxytocin

Tweet10 ways to make more oxytocin, because sometimes your body just needs a reminder that you feel love. Hormones play very important roles in human health and sexuality! Testosterone, for example, is more than just the male sex hormone, but it also helps to increase muscle mass and bone density. Estrogen is vital for not only female reproductive health, but also the growth of new tissue around t... »

Dopamine and Serotonin: The Best Couple in Town

Dopamine and Serotonin: The Best Couple in Town

TweetDopamine and serotonin are 2 of the neurochemicals that make you happy. Here’s how they work: The brain is a curious, complex thing. When it works right, it can do amazing things! Your body produces chemicals that help your brain to function properly. These neurochemicals play many important roles in your overall health and wellbeing. Two of the most important neurochemicals are dopamin... »

Citrus Fruits for Erectile Dysfunction

Citrus Fruits for Erectile Dysfunction

TweetCitrus fruits for erectile dysfunction– yup, it works. Ahh, sex, what a wonderful part of life! So much of our time and effort is invested into thinking about sex, trying to get sex, and improving our sexual performance, but it’s so worth it. Sex is one of the most enjoyable activities around. As we grow older, our bodies begin to have problems. We gain a bit of weight, our hormon... »

Take February 2016 by Storm in NYC (fitness, milkshakes, and life)

Take February 2016 by Storm in NYC (fitness, milkshakes, and life)

TweetGroundhog Punxsutawney Phil Didn’t See His Shadow, but You Can Still Make Like Snowmageddon for February 2016 and Take it by Storm So our Groundhog friend didn’t see his shadow this week, predicting spring is closer than we think.  Still, let’s face it, February will likely not win “Month of the Year.” While it’s the shortest, it only grants us one Federal holiday, which this year happens to ... »

High Fiber Diet Linked to Lowered Cancer Risk

High Fiber Diet Linked to Lowered Cancer Risk

TweetHere’s more proof you need to eat more fiber! It’s a well-established fact that fiber is excellent for your health. Fiber offers an extensive range of health benefits, including: Improving digestion Reducing cholesterol, sugar, and chemical absorption Boosting heart health Controlling appetite Speeding up weight loss and the list goes on… According to a brand new study out of Harv... »

10 Thermogenic Spices to try for Weight Loss

10 Thermogenic Spices to try for Weight Loss

TweetTheremogenic spices are the new “it” way to drop small extra weight. You’d be amazed by how much flavor the right spices can add to your food. Sure, garlic, salt, and pepper are great to cook with, but why not try new and creative spices like garam masala, coriander, or turmeric in your cooking? You’ll find that they can transform even the simplest food, making them ex... »

10 Worst Acid Reflux Foods to Avoid Before Bed

10 Worst Acid Reflux Foods to Avoid Before Bed

TweetBe wise with your late-night snacking! Acid reflux is a painful condition, one that affects up to 60% of the adult population every year (according to Healthline). That’s a lot of people having trouble sleeping! Acid reflux is the result of poor diet, excess weight, stress, smoking, and many other problems, but it’s most noticeably affected by your food choices. If you want to sle... »

7 Worst Chinese Takeout Dishes

7 Worst Chinese Takeout Dishes

TweetThe worst Chinese takeout dishes aren’t the ones you’d expect. When you want something quick and delicious, Chinese is one of the best types of takeout to order! There’s something wonderful about the fried noodles and nice, flavorful meats, and stir-fried veggies that makes it easy to scarf down an order for two all by yourself. Sadly, Chinese food is nowhere near healthy! W... »

Link Between Refined Soy and Cancer, Inflammation

Link Between Refined Soy and Cancer, Inflammation

TweetIt’s not as safe as you might think… Soy is a vegetarian and vegan alternative to animal proteins, thanks to the fact that it contains all the amino acids needed to build muscle. For those looking for a non-animal based protein source, it’s considered one of the best around. It’s found in protein bars, protein shakes, and many other fitness and health foods. But, according t... »

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