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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’s the Connection Between Broccoli and Cancer Prevention?

Your mom was really onto something when she insisted that you eat your broccoli. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF), high-quality research has linked broccoli and the bioactive compounds it contains...

Staple Paleo Diet Food List, Plus 8 Indulgent Paleo Recipes

If you’re thinking of trying the paleo diet, you need to equip yourself with this staple paleo diet food list. To achieve your paleo diet goals, you’ll want to ensure you always have plenty of fresh, nutritious paleo foods on...

Psoriasis Diet: Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

An autoimmune disease, psoriasis is a condition in which the immune system attacks healthy skin tissue, resulting in a faster turnover of cells. Because the body can’t get rid of the excess skin cells quickly enough, they build up, resulting...

The 16 Best Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer” because there are no specific symptoms or warning signs....

A Science-Based What the Health Review: Fact-Checking 7 Major Claims Made by the Documentary

The headline-grabbing documentary What the Health makes a strong case that going vegan will improve your health on just about every level. If you cut all animal products out of your diet—meaning no more meat, poultry, dairy, or fish—you’ll also...

Understanding Digestive Plant Enzymes and 6 Benefits Not to Miss

If you are one of the millions of people that experience digestive distress, acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD, and you are considering adding digestive plant enzymes to your diet, keep reading. Across the globe, the incidences of gastrointestinal diseases are...

Everything You Need to Know About Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is a condition that develops when the body does not have enough iron, which is essential because it produces hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen. Anemia occurs when the body produces low...

How Brain Chemicals Affect Your Emotions

Our brains are very intricate, splendid organs with a network of connections and pathways that work harmoniously together so we can think, feel, and react. Neurons within the brain control all that goes on in the body, helping us take...

Nutrition and Mental Health: How the Food You Eat Influences Mood and Emotion

You’ve probably heard the expression, “you are what you eat,” but can nutrition affect your mental health? Most definitely. Science is showing that eating healthy food not only benefits the physical body, but is excellent for the brain too. Since...