Essential oils: Just because they’re natural, doesn’t mean they’re safe for you

Essential oils smell lovely. Their manufacturers claim that they naturally do everything from relieving anxiety to stimulating work productivity, depending on whether you buy lavender or lemongrass oil. The oils are found in many soaps, shampoos and lotions as a nice alternative to synthetic chemical scents, and they even have antibacterial and skin-healing properties. But could the oils be harmful?

This Story Of a Young Bodybuilder Teaches Us All Something About Supplements and Safety

The story I’m about to discuss is regarding a young man, who prefers to remain anonymous and will be referred to as “J,” who had a very challenging experience from taking a particular supplement. I think it’s important to share this story.

America’s Most Popular Vegetable Oil May Be Bad For Your Brain

A recent study found evidence suggesting that consuming soybean oil may have a negative effect on the brain and influence neurological conditions such as autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety and depression.

Would You Like Some Plastic With That Bottled Water? 

It’s pretty unbelievable how much plastic we use. Reportedly, since the 1950s, about 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide!

How to Fight Fat If You’re Low in This Fat Cell Hormone - Adiponectin

I recently came across some funny quotes about hormones. “I’m pretty sure they call it PMS because that’s way easier to say than estrogen produced manic depressive bipolar disorder prone to psychopathic rage.”

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.

Going Vegan May Help Your Gut Hormones Do Their Best Job

If you’re used to eating meat, dairy and other animal foods, you may find that following a vegan diet, which is plant-based and avoids all animal foods, can be very challenging. Despite the increasing presence of vegan restaurants with meat alternatives like the Impossible Burger and vegan bloggers giving us plenty of #veganinspiration, giving up meat and cheese can be challenging.

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.

Men Need Progesterone Too

If you are a woman trying to get pregnant and are reading online about fertility, you have likely come across several articles about progesterone.

How To Keep Your Thyroid Active But Not Overactive

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. So it makes perfect sense that it is a major health concern for most people.

Model Gigi Hadid Has Us All Asking, What is Hashimoto’s Disease?

Models face tremendous scrutiny when it comes to their weight and appearance, especially female models. They are often criticized as being either “too fat” or “too thin.”

Toxic chemicals that you should banish from your home before they mess up your hormones

If you’re like most people, there are so many different chemicals in your home. Cookware, cleaning products, shower curtains, furniture, carpet and paint are just a few of the items in your home that may contain toxic substances. But while “chemical” has become somewhat of a dirty word, not all chemicals are “bad.” There are natural chemicals found in fruits and veggies, for example, in very small amounts. It’s more so the amount you are exposed to that you need to be cautious of -- especially if they are “endocrine disruptors.”

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