Have you ever wondered why food tastes different depending on your mood? Believe it or not, the food you eat can affect how your mind feels.
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Finding the Fountain of Youth – Advances in Cosmetic Dermatology with Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr.
Dr. Bitter Jr. enlightens us on IPL (i.e., Intense Pulsed Light) and BBL (i.e., BroadBand Light), the two cosmetic therapies improved and perfected by himself, and helps us understand the benefits of preventative cosmetic treatments.
The Effects of Gardening and Plants on Your Wellness
The benefits of gardening are two-pronged. It provides exercise for the whole body in a healthy environment. And this exercise, in turn, improves mental health, helping you feel happier and think more clearly. Gardening is not only easy to get into, but it might be just the wellness habit you need to truly thrive amid the pressures of the new normal.
6 Ways to Make Working a Desk Job Healthier
In a Center for Disease Control and Prevention report, one in four American adults sits for longer than eight hours every day. On average, Americans sit for about 11 hours each day.
So how can you make your desk job healthier by eliminating the health issues such as the risk of cardiovascular diseases and other health issues caused by sitting for long hours in the office?
A Plant-based Diet Could Improve Urological Health in Men
A plant-based diet (PBD) can prevent and treat some of the causes of erectile dysfunction. Loeb noted that the environmental and health benefits of plant-based diets recommend them for men concerned about prostate cancer risks.
5 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut
There are a myriad of signs that your gut is unhealthy. Here are a few of the most common and recognizable symptoms:
The Benefits of Probiotics
The benefits of probiotics are vast. They help improve your gut health, they can be used in the treatment or prevention of allergies and ulcers and they also play a role in the production of specific vitamins like Vitamin K2. Probiotics can even be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But what exactly are probiotics, and what do they really do for you
How Does the Gut Affect the Brain?
The brain and spine constitute the central nervous system (CNS) and are the body’s control center for nearly all daily tasks. However, as scientists study the relationship between the gut and the brain, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the CNS is not the only controlling factor in digestion and emotions.
What You Drink Impacts Your Gut Health
Anyone who drinks coffee on a semi-regular basis is likely to be subject to a barrage of well-meaning warnings centered around the adverse effects of coffee. It may cause dependency, stain your teeth, heighten anxiety, etc. Here’s one not often mentioned: coffee impacts gut health
Foods to Improve Gut Health
It is vital to keep your gut healthy. Your gut is an integral part of your digestion because it releases vitamins, and the good bacteria produced in your gut prevents harmful bacteria from forming in your body. In fact, your gut contains about 70% of your immune system. Since the foods you eat have a massive impact on the bacteria produced in your gut, you must eat foods that create the good bacteria necessary for digestion.
Why Diets Don’t Work for Everyone
One study found that 95% of people who lose weight on diets gain the weight back within one to five years when they return to their everyday lifestyles. So, what makes diets so ineffective?
The Surprising Health Benefits of Walking
The good news is that walking can provide a surprising array of health benefits, and it’s one of the easiest exercises to add to your daily routine!
Lipid Markers Can Predict Cardiovascular Events 20 Years before they Occur
But what if there was a way to predict the risk of a cardiovascular event 20 years before it occurred? According to promising research, it turns out that lipid markers may help do just that.
Empowering Cancer Patients: Exploring Integrative Oncology with Dr. Heidi Rula, MD
With Dr. Rula as our guide, let’s explore integrative oncology—what it is and how it benefits cancer patients.
The Human Side of Plastic Surgery: Addressing the Vanity Stigma with Dr. Karan Dhir
In this article, award-winning board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Karan Dhir will share his perspective on the human side of plastic surgery. Dr. Dhir is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in facial, nasal and neck surgery. He notes that plastic surgery should not be viewed as a vanity procedure but rather to address physical needs and health issues.
Spring Is in the Air! So Is Pollen: An Interview with Dr. Priya Bansal, MD
Dr. Bansal practices at her Asthma and Allergy Wellness Center in St. Charles, Illinois. An accomplished physician, she was recently elected to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology board of directors. She is also on the faculty of Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.