Your Gut Might Know Best Why You Feel Depressed

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, and it has been in the news a lot lately. The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, along with countless others, from depression are examples - very sad and upsetting!

Read This Before Giving Your Kids the Salt Shaker

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 90% of U.S. children ages 6-18 years eat too much sodium daily. The CDC also reports that 1 in 6 children (aged 8-17 years) have high blood pressure (hypertension).

Should You Ditch Your Kitchen Towels for Paper Towels?

Are you one of those people who will practically go through an entire roll of kitchen paper towels in one day? Or are you more environmentally conscious and use reusable kitchen towels?

The Lectin-free Diet – Fad or Fact?

If there is one thing people looking to manage their weight don’t lack is diets! The Scarsdale Diet, Watermelon Diet, Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Low-Carb Diet, Paleo Diet and countless others have all had their proverbial “three minutes of fame” before being tossed in to the dustbin of popular culture. Most, if not all, have also had well-known celebrity endorsers who took to the airwaves to swear how each literally changed their lives.

Caught on Camera: How This Embarrassing Snoring Video Changed My Life

This video below of me snoring is not pretty! Neither are the pictures of what I looked like when I used to snore.

The Prescription Every Child Needs

When you think of prescriptions, you most likely think of necessary drugs a doctor gives you for a certain condition or illness. But what if you were given a prescription of healthy foods by your doctor for certain conditions?

Why Parents Need to Know About Vyvanse

If you or a family member has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (often called ADHD or ADD), you most likely have heard about Adderall or Ritalin, both of which have been on the market for decades. And if you have college-age children, you probably have also heard that many students use these medications, sometimes without the proper prescription from a doctor, in an attempt to gain a “competitive edge” in their academic performance. This practice is similar to how some athletes take pharmaceuticals to improve their performance.

It’s Not for Everyone, but Star Fruit May be the Star of Fruits

I grew up eating tons of tropical fruits, like ackee, guinep, guava and dragon fruit. But I don’t recall ever trying star fruit. So I decided to learn more about this fruit which is now in season but can be obtained year round.

You Need To Take a Deep Breath For This One: How To Eat Mindfully.

When it comes to your health and wellness, sometimes you might forget that you need to be mindful of simple activities like breathing and eating.

A Millennial Shares His Thoughts on Suicide. This is a Must-Read!

Suicide has been in the news lately. We have lost two famous people to suicide this week- Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Earlier in the year, we also lost Avicii. And there are many others who were not famous who also committed suicide.

Newsflash! Ladies, Even If You’re No Longer of Childbearing Age, Your Ovaries Are Still Very Important

In very sad news, a 58-year-old woman named Lucinda Methuen-Campbell committed suicide four years after undergoing surgery to correct a bowel disorder. She received a vaginal mesh implant during the surgery performed by an internationally recognized surgeon known for fixing bowel problems with this type of implant.

The Workout That Almost Ended This Boy’s Life

We often equate success with exceeding our limits, pushing ourselves to the extreme no matter how painful it may be. This is especially true when it comes to working out. You may have even heard your trainer say: “No pain, no gain!”

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