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The Many Health Benefits of Probiotics

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Most people spend a lot of time trying to get rid of bacteria in their lives, but what if we told you not all bacteria is bad for you? In fact, your body relies on millions of healthy, helpful bacteria to keep you safe and healthy every day. And by giving your body beneficial probiotics, you can improve the population of helpful bacteria inside your body that are necessary for your continued health. Eating foods rich in probiotics can not only prevent illness but also treat some disorders and imbalances. Learning which foods are high in probiotics, as well as

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Brain, Wellness,

The Benefits of Cold Showers for Your Health, Body and Mind!

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If you could do one thing each morning to improve nearly every aspect of your health, would you do it? Well my cautiously courageous reader, that one thing is simply plunging yourself into a crisp icy cold shower in the grey hours of the morning. Even the Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss take cold showers every morning. Still with me? Good! You are quite the little adventurer. This character building activity you so boldly agreed to do does indeed have numerous health benefits at the low cost of a few gallons of water and the bravery of your soul.  

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The Best Krill Oil Supplements To Buy Online

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What is Krill Oil? You’ve probably heard about taking Omega-3 fish oil for heart health – it’s a very common supplement, taken by millions of people every day, but have you heard of krill oil? Boasting the same vibrant Omega-3 fatty acid profile as fish oil, krill oil is significantly more sustainable than fish oil harvesting. In addition, krill oil is substantially less likely to be contaminated by high levels of mercury. So just what is krill? Well, krill is a type of sea-dwelling, tiny crustacean. They look like tiny shrimp, and they live all over the world, feeding on

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Is Your Gut Healthy? Find out with Viome

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What exactly is “gut microbiome testing”? Whenever you feel alone, realize that you are anything but, because you have literal billions of little critters living in your intestines. While your first response might be terror or disbelief, these little guys are far too small to see or feel. Beyond that, gut microflora play an important role in the development or prevention of a lot of bodily processes, such as: Metabolic function Brain function Development or prevention of coronary artery disease Potential role in autism Immune health Gastrointestinal illness, like irritable bowel syndrome Mental illness, such as anxiety and depression Potentially

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12 Tips to Improving Your Sleep: The Ultimate Sleep Guide

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“I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” How many times have you heard someone say that? It makes it sound like sleep is just an option we choose from the menu and not a hardcore necessity of life. So which is it? Something that’s nice to have a lot of, but getting by on the bare minimum is a-ok? Or should we learn how to sleep faster? Or do we absolutely NEED full nights of quality sleep? Let’s take a look shall we? So, in this article, we’ll explore: · Importance of sleep (hint: we talk about REM & non-REM) · What

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The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Immune System

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The most dangerous threat to your immune system may not be what you think it is. This threat isn’t some flesh eating contagion or some vindictive virus seeking to destroy all humankind. In fact, this threat to your immune system is one of the most easily modifiable lifestyle risk factors, meaning you can control whether it becomes a dangerous threat or not. What is this malicious menace that threatens your ever vital immune system? And how in the world can you be in control of it?  Simple.  That which can become a dangerous threat to your immune system is a

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Brain, Wellness,

5 Simple Tips and Tricks to Beat Depression

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Depression is felt in many ways. There is the feeling of hopelessness, the aches of physically not feeling well, and the lack of motivation to even get dressed some days. While depression can be serious and truly debilitating, taking antidepressants is not the answer. There are natural ways to treat your depression that can be more effective than pharmaceuticals, without the side effects. Be Physically Active: While you may feel more like staying in your PJ’s and hiding under the covers, this isn’t going to get you anywhere, figuratively or literally. Getting up and moving, especially when you don’t feel

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Nutrition, Wellness,

The Surprising Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Vinegar is no novel ingredient to humans.  Despite it being a common product used for cooking or various other purposes around the house, vinegar has long been touted as a natural remedy for many different conditions.  This has led to a drastic increase in the use of products like Apple cider vinegar.  Apple cider vinegar is becoming very popular in the health and nutrition industry due to some of the research coming out demonstrating its various health benefits.  Here I will touch on a few of the ways that apple cider vinegar can improve your overall health. Lower Blood Glucose

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Nutrition, Wellness,

5 Proven Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Vinegar is French for sour wine.  Pretty aptly named don’t you think?  Apple cider vinegar, which I guess could be considered sour apple wine, is one of those things I put in the MacGyver category of products.  Along with baking soda and coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, like MacGyver, does so much with so little.  So next time you have to keep a train from derailing, diffuse a bomb, or perhaps become stranded in France, be sure to have these three little miracle products on hand. So what is this stuff? Apple cider vinegar is a simple concoction of crushed apples

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Fitness, Wellness,

How to Increase Your Testosterone Over 40

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As age creeps up to the 40 mark, our bodies change, including our levels of hormones like testosterone. In fact, the average male over age 40 has a 1-2% decrease in testosterone levels.  That’s life.  What isn’t life, is thinking that there’s nothing you can do about it.  Testosterone is a hormone, and a pretty important one, as are all hormones.  When testosterone levels are low, men can experience decreased sex drive, decreased bone density, muscle loss, increased body fat, hair loss, fatigue, and depression. A low level of testosterone is considered anything below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL), as