What Causes Photosensitivity To The Skin? (7 Sun Sensitivity Causes)

St. John’s Wort, Lemon Juice and Other Things That Increase Your Skin’s Sun Sensitivity When it comes to your skin’s sun sensitivity, the right nutrients and vitamins can really make a big difference. With summer just around the corner, it’s officially outdoors season. That means sand, sun, vacations and, if you’re not careful, skin damage. Talk about a downer. We all know that we’re supposed to apply sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays, which cause skin cancer and the vast majority of premature aging. But your photosensitivity—how sensitive your skin is to the sun—isn’t just … Read More

13 Most important Vitamins You Need For Your Body (& Why!)

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13 Most important Vitamins You Need For Your Body (& Why!) There’s been a lot of talk lately about the value of vitamins. By now, you’ve read the headlines, based on the recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology study, proclaiming things like, “You’re wasting your money on vitamins!” and “Yet another study shows vitamins don’t deliver!” It’s true that the research was damning, showing that bestsellers like Vitamin C produced no real change in study participants over time. But while people may agree to disagree about whether certain supplements deliver results, one thing is true beyond a doubt: … Read More

Omega XL Review

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Omega XL is an ultra popular supplement as of late due to the fact that pretty much every person who takes supplements takes fish oil, and Omega XL claims to have 22X more Omega-3 fatty acids than standard fish oil. Everyone and their mother is switching from standard fish oil supplements to Omega XL, but does it live up to the hype or is it a scam? In this review, we’re going to break down exactly what’s inside the bottle, why there’s so much excitement around this supplement, and whether or not it deserves all the attention. I always try … Read More

17 Ways To Burn Fat Without Running (That Actually Work)

17 Ways To Burn Fat Without Running

17 Ways To Burn Fat Without Running (That Actually Work) Imagine if you could make one easy change to your lifestyle and almost instantly start noticing changes in the way you look. Better yet: What if I told you I had 17 of these super simple changes… …and each of them could help you burn more fat on a daily basis. Wouldn’t you be super excited to read about these strategies? If you would, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what I’m going to share with you in this post: 17 immediately actionable fat burning techniques that you can use … Read More

Surprising Foods That Could Decrease Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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7 surprising foods that could decrease risk of breast cancer Breast cancer is on the rise. This deadly form of cancer strikes at a rate of one in eight women. This year alone, nearly 266,120 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed, with 40,920 women expected to die from it. And while breast cancer can affect both women and men, a man’s breast cancer risk over the course of his lifetime is only one in a thousand by comparison. By 2030, the number of new breast cancer cases is expected to increase by 50%. But according to research from … Read More

Comfrey Benefits & Side Effects (Is Comfrey Safe To Eat Or Put On Skin?)

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Comfrey Benefits & Side Effects (Is Comfrey Safe To Eat Or Put On Skin?) Aging. Sickness. Lack of energy. Death. Since the beginning of time, people have looked to the natural world for a cure to the problems of humanity. And within that history, comfrey has spanned the centuries. The comfrey plant has been used to treat a variety of ailments since 400 BC—and maybe even earlier. The Greeks and Romans used it. The Native Americans used it. Fast-forward to modern day, and comfrey still holds a space in some alternative medicine and wellness communities. But what is it, what’s … Read More

What Are the Symptoms of Calcium Deficiency? (9 Signs You May Need More)

What Are the Symptoms of Calcium Deficiency

What Are the Symptoms of Calcium Deficiency? (9 Signs You May Need More) When you think of calcium, bone health is probably the first (and last) thing that comes to mind. But calcium is responsible for much more than just our bones. It helps keep blood pressure and cholesterol in check, regulates our heartbeat and ensures our muscles can relax properly. In the U.S., 81% of adolescent girls are not getting enough calcium from their diet. Among adults, 43% also run low on this nutrient. These stats are worrisome considering the role of calcium in the body. Kids with low … Read More

The Essential Oils Primer for Athletes and Fitness Buffs

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The Essential Oils Primer for Athletes and Fitness Buffs The Egyptians used them to embalm the dead. A 12th-century physician recorded how these oils were distilled and utilized in Spain. And in 2018, essential oils are quickly becoming popular among athletes and others looking to reach peak performance in a more natural way. One recent study showed that essential oils boosted lung function and athletic performance. Other anecdotal evidence points to these oils’ abilities to relax sore muscles, decrease post-workout pain and energize your body. Simply put, essential oils aren’t just for aromatherapy anymore—and that’s a good thing. So what … Read More

Turmeric and Ginger Benefits & Side Effects

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Turmeric and Ginger Benefits & Side Effects Herbal supplements are no longer just for the most serious wellness fanatics. Today, nearly 80% of the world’s population is consuming them. In the U.S. alone, nearly $7.5 billion was spent on botanical remedies in 2016. That’s the 13th year of steady sales increases for herbal supplements. Perhaps no two herbal supplements have shot to fame as much this year as ginger and turmeric. Supplements high in turmeric witnessed close to $50 million sales in 2016. Ginger has made the Top 10 list of herbal ingredients in America yet again. So what’s all … Read More

Anti Aging Plant Extracts (A Longevity Miracle, Or No Great Benefits?)

Anti Aging Plant Extracts

Anti Aging Plant Extracts (A Longevity Miracle, Or No Great Benefits?) The Fountain of Youth has long been an elusive idea that men and women have chased after in an effort to find a way to achieve beauty, strength and a longer, healthier life. But age happens to us all, and we haven’t yet found the all-elusive Fountain of Youth—despite avid searches dating back all the way to the Greeks. But that’s not to say there haven’t been plenty of attempts (and some promising results). Aging impacts us in many ways, and it’s not all about looks. As our cells … Read More