Answering all of your health, wellness, fitness, and personal questions.
How to Power the Brain
Over five million North Americans are going to die or suffer needlessly from a variety of ailments this year. Don't be one of these statistics. Brain Fuel by Joe Schwarz is full of little-known information gathered from the scientific community that you SHOULDN'T BE WITHOUT.
What it’s like to be a Young Writer
Writers are either glorified in a romantic blaze of sexual poetry and moonlight skies under a French music serenade, or their vilified under immense stress, gross pay and little to no career-based recognition. You’re either the next Stephen King, John Green or J. K. Rowling revolutionizing the literature world, you’re a no-body clinging onto youthful dreams of a far-away dreamland.
Coffee Enema Facts
If you’re like me two days ago, you’re probably thinking what on earth is a coffee enema? It seems like every day a new piece of news about the health benefits of coffee comes out, but you’ve probably never heard of a coffee enema. Or maybe you have and you’re looking for more information on it. Anyways, I thought that I was pretty hip on alternative health treatments, but this was something I’d never heard of. So what is it? What good does it do? Read on to learn what a coffee enema is and some of benefits and risks associated with the coffee enema.
Life Hacks for More Energy
Maintaining higher energy levels is a challenge. Between work, household work, family, relationships and more, it seems like your time and energy is always being spread super thin. Sure the occasional energy drink can rev up your engines, but those sugar packed bevs aren't the healthiest options to increase your energy. Instead, opt for securing a morning routine, drinking some lemon water, or even just breathing deeply. Yup, those quick and easy alternatives are just a few of the life hacks for more energy, designed to get you through your daily activities with a positive attitude and a increase in energy.
Funny Things That Only Happen to Yogis
Yoga is so much more than just a workout - it’s a lifestyle. It changes you as a person—it contributes to your self-development and it improves your overall health. Through yoga you can meet your future friends, soulmates (and I don’t mean just your yoga mat) and even start a new career you never knew existed. Once you’re in it, you’re a yogi for life. And the results are phenomenal.
How I Learned to Love Myself
"Can you put your hands up for me? Now suck in. What size pants are you wearing?” “A size 2.” “Impossible. You must be closer to a 4. Especially for runway, they need you at a size 0 since European designers are always smaller. What did you have for breakfast? Put your hands down now.”
Best Vegetarian Cookbooks
People who love vegetables indirectly prefer high protein food for themselves. A diet high in protein provides a great collection of amino acids that further act as the building blocks of the cells. A diet high in protein makes the immune system strong against infections and facilitates the functions of all body organs. Cooking method is very important to maintain the protein content in vegetables and non-meat dishes. Vegetables and meat are rich in protein. However, the protein of meat is not destroyed by any cooking methods, while the amino acids of vegetables and many other non-meat proteins are destroyed by some. For example, thiamin is an amino acid that gets destroyed by excessive cooking, leaches out in water, finally evaporates with the steam released during cooking. So when it comes to vegetarian cooking, finding recipes that are well-rounded in nutrients is vital to a healthy lifestyle. Here are few of the best vegetarian cookbooks to help create well-rounded, meat-free meals.
Top Artists to Listen to While Working Out
If you need motivation to get yourself in exercise mode, there is nothing better than some good music. It could be the rhythmic beat of the drums, or the pleasant memories that the song elicits, but whatever the reason, if it works, just go with it. The choices of workout music are endless and music selection is very personal, but the goals of working out are always the same—keep your heart rate up and sweat as much as you can; Therefore, the goal of music choice should be pick what puts you in the best frame of mind to achieve those goals. When your mind wanders, your workout goes by that much quicker and music helps you do that.
The Scoop on Poop
Whether you are dropping the kids off at the pool, in a meeting, pinching one out, or praying to the porcelain Gods; the renowned Japanese author, Taro Gomi, said it best: everyone poops. A quality BM is normal and necessary.
Foods to Fight Anemia
Anemia is defined as the occurrence of decreased numbers of red blood cells in the body. Red blood cells are crucial to the body’s functioning; they carry hemoglobin which contains iron molecules. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Of all blood disorders, anemia is the most common. It affects more than three million Americans, and is more common in women than men.
Best Foods for Healthy Skin
What are the best foods for healthy skin, probably not your go to snacks found at the corner store like chips and cookies. Have you ever struggled with acne, unwanted wrinkles, dry and scaly skin? It can be difficult to properly care for healthy skin despite all the demands we place on our skin in our everyday lives surely don’t help. Luckily, we can help ourselves by choosing foods with huge benefits to work with our cells instead of against them. A large majority of the foods that will help your skin seem brighter, younger, clearer are all foods found in nature and at our local grocery store. Skin care is, of course, a holistic responsibility, and it includes proper hydration with a strong cleansing routine. We, however, can make it a lot easier to attain healthier skin by just simply eating the right foods.
Positive Effects of a Horrible Lifestyle
Life is full of vices. If you go through your day, how many things do you do that you could probably do differently or better? Do you park as close as you can to where you need to go or do you give yourself the opportunity to take a bit of a walk? Do you purchase a candy bar from the vending machine or do you take the time to pack yourself some healthy snacks? Pick you nose when no one is watching? Pass gas when you think no one can hear or smell? So let's say that you do a whole a range of 'horrible things.' Let's say that you are the picture of 'sloth'....what would happen if you found out that some of the unhealthy things you do, could actually be pretty positive in the long term? That would probably make you feel much better about yourself and there is nothing wrong with that. So yell at your boss, put your feet up, unwrap that Twinkie and let's see how right all of your wrong doings actually are.