Is Hemp Milk the Milk Alternative For You?

Actress and owner of natural health company Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, is a fan of making her own hemp milk, one of the many plant-based milk alternatives out on the market now. Hemp milk is said to have a mild nutty flavor or even grassy taste and not be as creamy as other milk alternatives, like almond milk. To spruce up her hemp milk a bit and balance some of the grassy flavor, Gwyneth adds dates, which are naturally sweet and nutrient-rich, and coconut oil.

You Don’t Have to Completely Surrender to the Skies. Be a Proactive Flyer, Especially If You Have Heart Disease

If you are a control freak, you are probably apprehensive each time you fly in an airplane. Because all you can really do is sit back, relax and let the pilot do his or her job until you reach your destination.

Think Chickpeas Are Boring? Think Again!

If you’re in good health, there’s nothing wrong with giving in to a craving or treating yourself every now and then. But it’s even better if you can find healthy alternatives to junk foods you could be craving. And if you get really creative and enlist the help of the Internet, you may be surprised at what you find and come up with.

Ladies, Listen Up! You Especially Need to Be Proactive About Hearing Loss.

You have five basic senses -- sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. And if you’ve never had any major issues with these senses you most likely have taken them for granted. In other words, you don’t really know how precious these senses are until you lose one.

Avoid Potassium Depletion When Taking Diuretics

Social media sensation and rapper Cardi B received some backlash last summer. Not for her daring song lyrics, risque outfits or what some consider as her ‘outrageous personality,’ but for promoting a tea detox product.

Should You Have Soy Milk? Well, It Depends

Navigating the world of cow’s milk alternatives is, quite frankly, overwhelming! There are many milk options to choose from, including almond milk, oat milk, rice milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, cashew milk and more! And there is a lot of conflicting information about which one is best for you.

Stomach Acid! It’s a Delicate Balance. Be Proactive

Back in 2015, former speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, stated that we “spend more money on antacids than we do on politics.”

My Husband Eats a Lot of Veggies, But Fava Beans Can’t Be One of Them!

Who could forget Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins as the cannibal in that unforgettable movie, “Silence of the Lambs?” His calm delivery of what has been recognized as perhaps one of the most famous lines in a movie will always be cemented in my brain: "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." Prior to that movie, I don’t think many people in the US, including myself, had ever heard of fava beans even though there is evidence that it was one of the first foods cultivated by man. But it is important to know about this bean because it may be both good and dangerous for our health.

Are You a ‘Protorexic?’ You May Need to Change Your Protein Consumption

It has been suggested that the term ‘protorexia’ was coined to “describe an unhealthy fixation with protein-heavy foods and supplements, such as protein shakes and chicken,” according to one source. The overemphasis of a single nutrient like protein may be unhealthy. The key lies in balancing the nutrients. You have to have the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, water, minerals, vitamins and fats in order to properly nourish your body.

Think Testosterone is Only Good For Sexual and Physical Prowess? Think Again!

We’re all familiar with the role that testosterone (T, for short), plays in a man’s physical development and the ongoing functioning of his body once he reaches adulthood. These include well-known and typically “manly man” attributes such as muscles; secondary sex characteristics such as pubic and facial hair; the Adam’s apple; a deeper voice than a woman’s; aggressiveness; and sexual function. T also helps maintain strong bones, keeps physical energy levels high and may improve mood.

Preventative Strategies for Cataracts Everyone Should Know

Imagine the difficulty of having to put contacts lenses in a baby’s eyes! Well, the parents of baby Micah Weathers had no choice but to be up for the challenge. When baby Micah was born, his mother noticed something in his eyes that “wasn’t quite right.” She saw small specs on his pupils. A medical professional then diagnosed Micah with cataracts in both eyes.

Why You May Want to Play Catch-Up...On Your Sleep

A recent report emphasizes the health issues associated with not getting enough sleep. One of these issues, which I particularly find concerning, is diabetes. A lack of sleep can have an impact on your insulin (which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood) levels.

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