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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...

What Is Trypophobia? Is It a Real Phobia or a Faux-Phobia?

If you’ve ever experienced intense disgust or horror at the sight of small clustered holes, you may have trypophobia. So what is trypophobia? It is the fear of small holes or clusters of dots or bumps. Often, the offending image...

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...

7 Hormone Imbalance Treatments and 13 Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances

Hormone imbalances can occur at any age, and left untreated imbalances may cause potentially serious health consequences. Effective hormone imbalance treatments are available, and natural remedies may help to get your body back to producing hormones optimally. What Are Hormones?...

Can Amino Acids Alleviate Asthma Symptoms?

Statistics shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that 1 in 12 people living in the United States have asthma. And for a variety of reasons, asthma rates are rising every year. Asthma—a condition in which...

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...

Can Amino Acids Be Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders?

The connection between amino acids and mental health disorders is becoming increasingly clear. A team of researchers at the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation published findings in Nutrition Journal on the connection between nutrition and mental health that highlighted the variety of...

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...

Can Eating Dark Chocolate Help You Lose Weight?

One of the top questions searched for on Google is “can eating dark chocolate help you lose weight?” The answer from researchers is “yes.” But this comes with a caveat—you need to eat chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa to...