If you’ve been in a drug store lately and dare set foot in the vitamin aisle, you’ve likely left feeling incredibly confused. Packaging boasting of more energy, better sleep and overall health, are some of the many promises that this plethora of over-the-counter vitamins promise you. For a little peace of mind, we decided to clear a few things up about what vitamins not to take, and more importantly, how to know.
The thyroid seems to come up in conversations regularly, and there is good reason for that, as it is responsible for secreting the hormones that regulate growth and development in the body. Defined as the large ductless gland in the neck, the thyroid regulates through the rate of metabolism in the body. While scientists aren’t 100% sure about the relationship between metabolism, hormones, and weight changes, they have proven that the purpose of these hormones are to regulate your body’s metabolism, which can ultimately lead to weight gain or loss. Let’s start out by breaking down the two major types of thyroid issues.
We’ve heard a lot about probiotics and the many health benefits that come along with their regular use. Now it’s time to dive into prebiotics. What are they? How are they different from the famous probiotic and where can we find them? Since the names make it confusing enough, it’s important to note that they are both very different.
We dedicated our last two posts to probiotics and the many ways they provide health perks to the human body. Let’s take it a step further and talk about the signs that can alert you that your gut health may be in danger.
In our previous post, we discussed the basics of bacteria and the inner-workings of the gut. In this post, we are taking it a step further, and we are going to dissect a few of the many health perks of having a balanced gut with good bacteria.
If you keep up with health trends, then you have likely heard a lot of fuss about probiotics over the past few years. The recent burst of probiotic news is due to the many studies that link the balance or imbalance of digestive system bacteria with a person’s overall health. Probiotics are the live microorganisms that can be ingested through fermented foods or supplements and if balanced correctly, can promote some major health benefits. While we typically think of bacteria as germs, probiotics are considered “good” and necessary for your gut health to thrive.
As we discussed in a previous post, it’s key to check nutritional labels before you make a purchase that could send your sodium levels through the roof. Nobody wants that swollen feeling you get when you retain too much water, so here are a few ways to avoid that pesky excess weight…
There is a lot of talk about water weight, and for good reason, as the topic can be fairly confusing, however; we are here to clear up a few details surrounding the mysterious weight that has a tendency to come and go in our lives.
In a previous post we shared some of the many ways to better our health simply by stepping outdoors or sitting beside an open window. Because nature is bursting with benefits, we have a few more tips that are sure to keep you lacing up your sneakers and going on an outdoor adventure.
Spring is here and while we may not have seen a steady stream of sunlight just yet, it’s right around the corner. The April showers are coming to an end, which makes now the perfect time to start planning your outdoor adventures. While you were cooped up indoors all winter long, there are a lot of benefits that you were missing out on. Here are a few perks that go along with getting outdoors.