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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?

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?

Recent Articles

Filling Multiple Roles for One Goal: An Interview with Dr. Beau Daniels, DC

Dr. Beau Daniels, DC, is one of those people. He wears multiple hats in the medical and sports arenas, integrating them all in a way that fills the holes he sees in the healthcare system for athletes. His tireless efforts are spearheading the way to a complete health system for both athletes and weekend warriors.

Let’s Look into the ‘Food as Medicine’ Trend

We often think about our muscles’ straining and our breathing when exercising. But what we don’t usually consider is how our bodies’ underlying mechanisms assist us. While we can’t see it, our bodies support us by firing innumerable chemical reactions, including hormones. Even though they aren’t as visible as muscles, one’s ability to exercise can be significantly impacted when these hormones are affected. This is especially true for women, who often undergo hormone fluctuations as a part of their bodies’ natural functions.

Let’s Look into the ‘Food as Medicine’ Trend

Did you know that your gut is constantly talking to your brain? Just think of how many times you’ve relied on the so-called ‘gut feeling’ before making a life-changing decision. Does the gut own the gift of foresight, telling us which road to take when at a crossroad?

A Businessman’s Passion for Healthcare: An Interview with Mr. Restee Collins

Restee Collins is an experienced businessman with a passion for healthcare. By collaborating with key people within the medical industry, he applies his sales savvy to enable preventative diagnostics and medical services for people across the country.

Your Gut Communicates Regularly with Your Brain

Did you know that your gut is constantly talking to your brain? Just think of how many times you’ve relied on the so-called ‘gut feeling’ before making a life-changing decision. Does the gut own the gift of foresight, telling us which road to take when at a crossroad?

Can Depression Affect the Immune System?

People are vulnerable to many disorders throughout their lives, such as depression, which can alter and harm your immune system and overall health. But how does depression affect the immune system?

What are the Best Vegetable Protein Sources?

While it will take some effort to determine which vegetable options will be most helpful to you, rest assured that the effort you put in will be worth it— understanding how to optimize your diet is a major step forward for those who want to take charge of their health. So, what are the best protein sources in vegetables?

Will Free Weights Hurt Your Body in the Future?

If you’re like most people, free weights aren’t the wisest approach to bodybuilding. After all, you’re lifting heavy objects and straining your muscles, so it’s only natural to worry that you might hurt yourself!

Do I Have Good Genetics for Bodybuilding?

Many people believe that genetics play a prominent role in determining how successful someone can be in bodybuilding. While it is true that genetics can influence factors such as muscle size and bone density, many other variables come into play when it comes to building muscle. So, if you’re wondering whether or not you have good genetics for bodybuilding, the answer is that it depends on a variety of factors.

Can Your Stress Kill You?

Our willingness to accept stress into our daily lives reveals how little we understand stress’ effect on our lives. Stress is not a benign yet negative emotion; it’s a serious mental illness with serious effects on our physical health.

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The Dreams Chair: Taking the Fear out of Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Sónia Santos

The Dreams Chair: Taking the Fear out of Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Sónia Santos

Dr. Sónia Santos is a pediatric dentist in Lisbon, Portugal. With 20 years of professional experience, she has found a delightful way to ease children’s anxiety.
“I want to help children overcome their fear of the dentist, so in my storybook, I transform the scary dental instruments into animals,” Dr. Santos explained.
With the obstacle of fear out of the way, dental visits can be pleasant, and children are open to learning good dental habits and experiencing good health.

Caring for the Caretakers of the World: An Interview with Dr. Mona Orady

Caring for the Caretakers of the World: An Interview with Dr. Mona Orady

Women are incredible, powerful and strong creatures. They could run the world if they wanted to. Yet, why is it that women are always underserved and unheard? Dr. Mona Orady grew to be very familiar with this topic after listening to her mother’s circle of friends vent about their struggles as women in society. She would often hear the grown-ups complain about not getting the proper healthcare, and how they would feel uncomfortable about being treated by male doctors.

How Focus Helps You Cope with Stress

How Focus Helps You Cope with Stress

Experts agree that the best way to fight this vicious cycle is to change the things your mind is focusing on, either through various “focus-shifting techniques” or mindfulness exercises like meditation. By interrupting the body’s fight-or-flight feedback loop, temporarily occupying your mind with something other than the source of your stress can increase productivity and significantly reduce anxiety.