The Real Reasons You're Not Sleeping Properly
The Real Reasons You’re Not Sleeping Properly
You know that perfectly rested feeling you get after a good night’s sleep? Have you noticed in contrast how awful you feel after a terrible night’s sleep? How about after multiple nights of terrible sleep? Adequate rest and sleep are paramount to your good
health and, at the core, to basic survival.
Sleep Quality Matters
The quality of your sleep affects your attention span, your cognitive acuity and even your mood. That means that your ability to …
5 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail
Have you ever wondered why most diets fail? Perhaps you’ve tried every diet out there, only to be disappointed over and over again. You work so hard, you’re so hungry, and you spend hours in the gym, all for just a few lost pounds. Or, maybe you’ve even gained weight despite a lot of effort. It just doesn’t seem fair, but you’re definitely not alone. Here are five reasons why most diets fail:
Reason #1: Bio-individuality
It’s true that dieting works for some people. Many times, those people a…
8 Simple Habits to Improve Your Digestion
Good digestion. When it’s all working smoothly, we tend to take it for granted, but when things get out of balance it can quickly become all we think about. Heartburn, bloating, nausea, diarrhea - we may make jokes about them, but these symptoms of poor digestion can make us feel downright miserable, not to mention antisocial. Digestive disorders have risen dramatically in recent years, likely because our fast-paced lifestyles contain many elements that contribute to problems, such as high stres…
Wine's Affect on Your Gut
Right now, as you're reading this, trillions of bacteria are thriving in your gut. These little companions outnumber your own cells-you're actually more bacteria than you are human. Feeding the good bacteria in your gut can give you some glorious health benefits: staying lean, feeling happy and even being more social. For example:
- Mycobacterium Vaccae, a bacterium that's naturally in the soil around you, significantly increased happiness in lung cancer patients who took it as a probiotic.
- A …
Combating Seasonal Allergies
If you have seasonal allergies spring time can be very difficult. It's estimated that 25% of all humans deal with seasonal allergies. Besides relying on standard over the counter approaches like antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays, there's a lot you can do to find relief.
Although seasonal allergies are triggered by exposure to airborne substances, especially pollens, the underlying cause is likely a mix of genetics and environmental exposure. Filter your indo…
How Alcohol Affects Body Composition
Is it really possible to enjoy your social drinking and maintain a healthy body composition? The answer may surprise you. We know many use alcohol as a way to relax at night or loosen up at parties, events and especially after a long week at work. But how much of an effect does it really have on your waist line? Several studies have shown that there is a connection to weight gain and alcohol consumption due to the amount of calories in alcoholic beverages, but how much alcohol one is consuming, …
5 Secrets to Aging Well
How to stay active and energized by understanding the aging process
It’s a fact of life that everyone gets older – no matter who you are, where you live or how much money you earn, it happens to all of us. But while many people dread getting older, aging doesn’t have to be a slow, gradual decline toward the end. In fact, studies of ‘Blue Zones’ – places where residents live longer than anywhere else in the world – have shown that people can live full, rich and healthy lives well into their 90s …
The Body Fat-Cancer Connection
While many people associate excess weight with cardiovascular issues like heart disease and high blood pressure, research is now showing the connection between excess weight and an increased risk of 13 types of cancer, including bowel, breast, endometrium, esophagus, gallbladder and more. It is now known that next to smoking, being overweight is the single biggest preventable cause of cancer, according to a 2017 study in the British Journal of Cancer. The research study tracked 43,000 people for…
The Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors
Proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) are used to treat disorders such as GERD and peptic ulcers. They typically help reduce the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, acid reflex, bloating, and nausea. Their use is so common that they are now one of the top 3 drugs sold in the U.S. PPI's could help reduce some of the symptoms but they can also produce some problems for those people who consume this drug on a regular basis.
Adverse Effects of PPI
The most common side effects with PPI's are abdominal pa…
What Healthy Eating Really Looks Like
Today there is much confusion around nutrition and what type of diet you should follow. If you look around you'll see many touting specific diets such as keto or paleo or some other diet promising weight loss. If you're one who is sick of all the diet rhetoric out there, you will appreciate this blog. I've seen many diets come and go and all the fanfare that comes with them. It seems everyone likes to grab onto the latest craze because it's new and interesting. What about good solid eating advic…