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Superfoods

Superfoods

The human body is a complicated machine that requires many nutrients to properly function daily, which can be challenging to achieve on a busy, hectic schedule. Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to proper nutrient intake—no single food or superfood can offer us all the nutrients our bodies need. But combining certain foods in our diets might help us turn this mountain back into a molehill!

Resting Heart Rate and What It Says about Your Health

Resting Heart Rate and What It Says about Your Health

Your heart is an amazing muscle. It works non-stop, day and night, pumping blood all around your body. And it doesn’t just pump blood – it also controls blood flow, ensuring that every organ and tissue gets the oxygen and nutrients it needs. When you exercise, your heart rate increases as your body demands more oxygenated blood. But when you’re at rest, your heart rate slows down as your body doesn’t need as much oxygenated blood. This resting heart rate is a good indicator of your overall fitness level and health.

Exfoliation and How Often You Should Do It

Exfoliation and How Often You Should Do It

Keeping your skin healthy and beautiful can be achieved in many ways. Besides moisturizing and cleansing, exfoliation is a significant step towards the perfect skin of your dreams. Like any other process, it takes time for improvements to show, but the result will pleasantly surprise you.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

How does aromatherapy impart all of its wonderful health benefits to us? By stimulating the olfactory system, which is the part of the brain that processes scent. This stimulation triggers a response in the limbic system, which controls emotions and memory. In this way, aromatherapy can affect mood and stress levels.

Do You Know about the Benefits of Weighted Blankets?

Do You Know about the Benefits of Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets, also known as gravity blankets, became quite a hit in the last few years, starting right before the pandemic. Many people are quickly discovering the benefits a weighted blanket can bring, and as the weighted blankets became easier to acquire, their popularity increased.

Pre and Post-workout Stretching Routine

Pre and Post-workout Stretching Routine

We’ve all heard how valuable stretching is before starting a workout session. But is there any proof backing this belief? For example, have you ever heard someone saying, If you do not stretch before your workout, you will hurt yourself or tear your muscle? This is the favorite phrase of every PE teacher, after all. But is there any truth to these words?

What Does 'an Attitude of Gratitude' Do for Your Health?

What Does ‘an Attitude of Gratitude’ Do for Your Health?

The importance of an attitude of gratitude cannot be overstated. So often people say that it’s important to focus on the positive or to try and be thankful for what you have, but do we really understand just how important or beneficial an attitude of gratitude is? Probably not. However, thanks to new research, scientists are discovering that having an attitude of gratitude makes your life happier and healthier.

Different Types of Saunas and Their Benefits

Different Types of Saunas and Their Benefits

Saunas are one of the best ways to relax and let your problems melt away, even for a short time. And the best thing about them is that you can build one inside your own house so that you can relax at any time of the day!

The Business of Beauty: An Interview with Dr. Gregory A. Buford

The Business of Beauty: An Interview with Dr. Gregory A. Buford

Dr. Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, runs BEAUTY by BUFORD, a prestigious plastic surgery practice in Lone Tree, Colorado. By combining science and art, he gives each patient a natural, refreshing appearance that exceeds their expectations. Patients are cared for with integrity, compassion and empathy. Dr. Buford knows the depths of this business, which focuses on enhancing beauty and self-esteem and, sometimes, calls for protecting the patient by saying ‘no’ when those two goals are not as desired.

Easy and Healthy Fall Recipes!

Easy and Healthy Fall Recipes!

Leaves are falling, a breeze is sweeping in, tickling loose strands of hair, and the coziest time of the year is here! Imagine sitting on a soft chair, next to a window, sipping on a warm, delicious soup. Doesn’t it just sound lovely? Maybe you already have the chair and the window, but not the soup or a tasty treat to enjoy. Maybe the time commitment or confusing ingredient list is a good reason to skip making that yummy meal.

The Best Citrus Fruits to Consume

Better Citrus Fruits for a Better Life

Ready to add some micronutrients like vitamins and antioxidants to your diet? Look no further than citrus fruits! Their health benefits are astounding, and many of them are the perfect snacking size! Citrus fruits have been used to add flavor and zest to baking and cooking recipes, help you get your daily need of fiber and even contribute medicinal value worldwide.

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Kian Karimi Spotlight

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Dr. Raquel Zita Gomes

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Dr. Arash Hakhamian

Dr. Arash Hakhamian

Born in the city of Tehran, Iran, Dr. Arash comes from a family of Dentists and Doctors. Spending much of his childhood in his father’s dental...

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Restoring Vitality With Regenerative Medicine: An Interview With Dr. Hassan Bennani, MD

Dr. Bennani is currently the Founder, CEO and Board Member of LBL, an organization that conducts clinical research and provides protocols for regenerative therapy. For the past 9 years, he has studied and researched the human body’s ability to regenerate and repair itself. “The first year, I traveled all around the world to conferences. I wanted to meet face-to-face with every scientist talking about the topic. I went to Asia because they are advanced in all regenerative medicine. There are societies around the world for this. People are really getting into it. It’s the future of medicine,” he explained.

7 Healthy Living Tips for the Holidays

The crunch of the leaves under your feet and the smell of pumpkin spice wafting out from your nearest coffee shop is a sure sign that the holidays are near! Each holiday season, traditions, nostalgia and excitement fill the air, and temptation often gets the upper hand. Looking after your mind, body and soul can be daunting when you’re up against rich Thanksgiving meals, boozy end-of-year parties and all the series you still need to catch up on. Poor choices and impulsive decisions do not have to put a damper on your holiday. So what if you could “have your cake and eat it too” using a few healthy holiday tips this coming festive season?

Blocking Noise, Blocking Mold, Protecting Health: An Interview with Natalia Chudy

Natalia Chudy is an Acoustical Consultant at Florida-based Acoustiblok®, Inc., which sells noise-abatement materials for businesses, schools and other organizations with loud, disruptive noises generated from the inside or the outside.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

The inevitable aging process comes with significant changes in how your body produces hormones, especially sex hormones. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can ease the burden of the natural decline in the production of sex hormones as your age, as it can help balance estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels in your body.

Everything You Need To Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

What exactly is PCOS, and how can it affect the body? More importantly, how can women manage its symptoms?

Do Children Need Milk for Strong Bones to Develop?

As parents, we want our children to get all the nutrients they need for healthy growth. But one question that often comes up is whether or not kids need to drink milk for strong bones to develop.

Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Health Benefits

Many people have been trying to answer the question: which is healthier: brown rice or white rice? And while it’s true that both bring many health benefits to the table, besides the delicious taste you can infuse your meals with. However, before picking a winner, you have to consider the benefits white rice and brown rice can bring to your health. Some are similar, but some differ. That is why we have to take a deeper look into the world of rice.

How Healthcare Technology Has Changed Over the Years

It’s hard to imagine healthcare without modern technology. Everything, from the big medical machines that scan our bodies to the highly specialized medicines and antibiotics that defend our bodies from infections and viruses, is critical for how we experience healthcare. But much of this modern technology is a recent development, which begs the question: what did medical healthcare look like before some of this advanced technology was created? And how will healthcare continue to develop in response to new technology?

What are the Causes for Appendix Rupture?

Coming across the experience of a major organ failing, whether in a loved one or yourself, can be an extremely harrowing step in the trajectory of our lives. Often, there is a temptation to give into fears about our health and only see the dire aspects of the situation. Fortunately, we live in an age where medicine benefits from many great advances, and research has provided medical professionals with the understanding and the means to treat health problems even as serious as a ruptured appendix.

Is Alone Time Important for Your Health?

Social interactions may be rewarding, sure, but so is alone time. Many people dread being left out of their friends’ latest adventures, but the fear of missing should not overcome the fact that spending time alone is essential for solid mental health.

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