Category Archives: Lifestyle & Aging

4 Nutrients That Support Healthy Hair

Do you want hydrated, voluminous hair? Read on! Today, we’re going to discuss nutrients that can help you maintain healthy hair from the inside out.   Vitamin A Vitamin A is a necessary micronutrient that plays a role in many bodily functions, such as boosting your immune system. Vitamin A also plays a role in […]

What Affects Cholesterol More: Diet or Exercise?

If you’re worried about high cholesterol, you may be wondering, “How can I lower my cholesterol level? Where do I even begin?” Not to worry! While high cholesterol can be scary, lowering your cholesterol can also be relatively straightforward. The secret is diet and exercise. While simple, in theory, implementing a diet and exercise regimen […]

Why Do I Have Acne?

Many people experience bouts of acne during adolescence. However, adults can have acne that is just as frustrating! What’s worse – it can be hard to treat. Over-the-counter creams and face wash products are effective for some people, but not everyone. Prescription treatments have better results but often come with serious side effects. So, what […]

5 Ways Zinc Can Support Your Overall Health

Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral and an essential nutrient for humans.   Without adequate zinc daily, we can experience issues in our general health and wellness. In today’s post, we recap five major systems of the body that zinc plays a role in and what might occur if we don’t consume enough!   Immune System […]

10 Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

When it comes to makeups, lotions, soaps/shampoos, and other beauty products, the ingredients list can get confusing. What the heck is diethylhexyl phthalate anyway? In the United States, oversight of cosmetics is painfully lacking. Luckily, we’re here to help guide you through some dangerous ingredients you should avoid when shopping for personal care products. Here’s […]

5 Foods that Support Your Immune System

With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy immune system. There are many things you can do to boost your immune system or to keep it from falling behind. Lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can be incredibly powerful in maintaining the strength of the immune system. Today, let’s focus on […]

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Today, it seems that people are willing to try any health trend that comes along, no matter how odd it sounds. From eating only plants to eating only meat, from juice cleanses to detoxes…it can seem like every diet promises to promote health, lose weight, and improve fitness.  Many dietary strategies, however, don’t focus on what you […]

Memory, Aging, and How Sleep Can Help

There is a wealth of information supporting the notion that plenty of sleep (typically 7-8 hours each night) is necessary for proper brain function. But how much sleep do we really need? And why is sleep so important for brain activity and overall health?  Let’s take a look at how sleep supports brain health by examining… its […]

What are Macros?

Macronutrients, also called macros, are becoming more widely talked about in health and nutrition topics. Nutritionists often develop meal plans for patients based on macros, rather than calories alone. A healthy diet consists of the right nutrition, rather than limiting the intake of foods. That’s not to say that calories aren’t an essential factor for […]

Histamine, Allergies, and Your Immune System

With the coronavirus on everyone’s mind these days, the slightest sniffle, sneeze, and cough can be alarming. In today’s article, we aren’t going to dive into the science of viral infections. Instead, let’s take a look at another source for runny noses, scratchy throats, and red eyes…histamines!   What is Histamine? Histamine is a molecule […]

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