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Understanding the Thyroid and Tips for Improving Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits just below the voice box. The thyroid’s responsibility is to extract iodine from the foods we eat and convert it to thyroid hormones. It does this by combining iodine and the amino...

What Is Potassium and Why Do We Need It? Plus, 15 Foods High in Potassium

Can you answer these two questions: what is potassium and why do we need it? We didn’t think so. Chances are, you, like many other people, tragically underestimate the importance of potassium. When dissolved in water, this mineral becomes highly...

How to Maintain an Optimal Electrolyte Balance

Water, as you almost surely know, is entirely essential to your health and well-being. At birth, our bodies are made up of an average of 78% water, according to information provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water School. As...

What Is Lavender Used For?

Lavender is a beautiful shrub with lavender flowers. Botanically it is known as Lavandula, which covers over 45 recognized species of the lavender plant. Lavender is in the mint family, and this fragrant shrub is cultivated across Asia, India, eastern...

6 Common Questions About Probiotics, Answered

Chances are you’ve heard of probiotics, a now-famous type of friendly bacteria that extensive research shows can benefit your health on a multitude of levels. According to data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), four million adults living...

Cordyceps: An Amino Acid-Rich Medicinal Mushroom

More and more people now know about the incredible health benefits of medicinal mushrooms, like cordyceps. You can find mushroom teas, powders, capsules and more featuring cordyceps and extolling their extraordinary perks. A downside of all this attention is that...

What Are Collagen Peptides and in the Collagen Peptide vs. Amino Acid Debate—Who Wins?

It seems everywhere you look collagen protein powders and supplements formulated with collagen peptides are appearing on shelves in natural health food stores. But why? Where is the demand coming from and is collagen “the most important supplement you can...

5 Frankincense Oil Benefits Scientists Want You to Know

If you’re interested in natural health, you may already be familiar with some of the ways essential oils can benefit your health—for instance, treating headaches. Essential oils like frankincense have been used around the world for centuries to treat a...

5 Signs of Amino Acid Deficiency and How to Treat It

You probably know that between 60% and 70% of the average human body is composed of water. But did you know that protein makes up approximately 66% of the non-water components of your body? As you may remember from biology...

Fenugreek Benefits for Men and Women

Herbs and foods from around the globe continue to make their way into mainstream America as they are touted for their extraordinary health benefits and healing properties. The latest food to be making the rounds on social media is fenugreek....