We generally view herbs and spices as things we simply add to our food in order to enhance the flavor. What you may not realize is that these tasty extras may be boosting your mental and physical health in the process. Herbs and spices were once used for medicinal reasons and with more and more people now choosing natural products opposed to the synthetic medicine they have certainly become more sought after in recent years, particularly in the form of health supplements. A lot of research has been carried out to determine the positive effects which herbs and spices can…

We can often tell when someone has a cold; they sniff, cough and sneeze. We then have an expectation that our friends will share their own person antidotes from warm water, honey and a splash of whiskey to high potency Vit C daily for 5 days. Either way, with a cold, we can feel it, and we’re aware to take some steps to shorten the lifecycle. But what about High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) it’s often called the Silent Killer because we can’t feel it, we can’t see it, yet the effects on the body if left untreated, can be fatal….

Stretch Marks during pregnancy is one of the most common issues that most of the pregnant mamas experience throughout their journey to motherhood. You will hardly find mamas who haven’t gone through this itching as well as irritating skin issue during pregnancy, and even after delivery. If you are going to experience the taste of mommyhood for the first time in a few months and at your wits’ end what to do with those stubborn stretch marks, this post is exclusively for you. Yes, you read it right! Here are the Causes, Prevention, and Ultimate Treatment of Pregnancy Stretch Marks….

Unless you live in another universe, you have most likely heard of the health benefits of probiotics, and are aware of their rising popularity.  Probiotics are microorganisms that provide a number of benefits to your health. They have been proven to enhance your digestive system by supporting the intestinal flora you already have, as well as boosting brain health, promoting heart health, giving you better-looking skin, and reducing depression. Some of you may prefer to take probiotic supplements, which are readily available, but there are numerous sources of probiotics you can add to your daily diet plan. Yogurt: The most…

The quickest way to shed excess body fat, build lean muscle and reveal a toned physique is to try a combination of high-intensity interval training and strength training exercises. Most people are often hesitant to start weight lifting for fat loss because they equate it to having a “bulky” and “thick” body. However, muscle is metabolically active and actually has the potential of burning calories even when you’re resting. Hence, the more muscle you gain the more fat you’ll burn. Common strength training misconceptions It’s also important to remember that muscle is denser than fat, and thus you shouldn’t rely…

You might know about the benefits of coconut oil as a healthy alternative to vegetable cooking oils. It’s full of good fats and adds a smooth, rich flavor to foods but did you know that coconut oil is also a powerful weapon to have in your beauty arsenal? Coconut oil has been used for generations as a natural skin and hair conditioner. It has so many uses, you’ll find yourself reaching for the bottle several times a day to enjoy its many beautifying benefits. 1. Clean Up Coconut oil is a natural cleanser that is gentle on your skin. It…

How often do you experience hiccups? In most cases, a number of individuals experience hiccups but fail to seek any form of medication. The Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm and the muscles, which separate the chest from the abdomen. The hiccup sound will be produced when the muscle spasms and the vocal cords snap shut. What Causes Hiccups? Hiccups may be caused by a number of factors like; too much eating, sudden changes in temperature, drinking too much alcohol, and drinking of carbohydrate drinks. Besides these, hiccups may also occur when you swallow air with sucking on candy…

Despite how hard you work to make those gains and keep up with a healthy lifestyle, everyone, including you, will fall off the wagon at some time.  Be it a few beers or too many happy hour appetizers after work on Fridays, there are times the “devil’s water” and fried foods creep into our lives. We work and therefore, every so often, we have to play hard, too.  This train of thought is fine if you embrace the fact that it will lead to some work down the road. What you need to be aware of is that playing hard…

I am an IT professional and I spend most of my time sitting in front of the computer. I know sitting down for extra hours is not considered good for health but there is nothing I can do about it and I have to sit for those long agonizing hours. Eventually, I paid the price for sitting down too much and I became obese. I came to know various other health-related risks and I am going to discuss them in detail. But, before I go ahead and explain them, let us first get to know how sedentary lifestyle can harm…

Health supplements and natural products have been used in weight-loss fads for years and years. From matcha powder, to cayenne pepper, and the lemon detox diet, these trends have come and go in popularity over the last decade. The latest trend of using tea for weight loss has sparked debate throughout the world. Is it really a miracle product? Or does it simply raise questions about the changing face of online marketing? The Deceptiveness of Social Media Health Trends If you live on planet Earth, maybe you’ve seen me. If you’re an Instagram participant or a twitter member, or even…