By Mansal Denton, guest author Summary The vagus nerve is connected to many regions of the brain and body, which regulates functions in the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest). When the vagus nerve is functioning properly, it can help to...
Of all the health trends in the past few years abstaining from certain types of calories seems to be the most common. Fasting has been a growing trend for many years with Silicon Valley types leading the charge ....
Burnout is a collection of symptoms that is just as it sounds: nothing left to keep the fire going.  It’s becoming increasingly prevalent (which is no surprise) in the younger generations that are in the job force today.  Even...

Mind + Body

Exercise and Memory

New research has unlocked the mechanisms behind why exercise can improve the memory. Long after the exercise is completed, there are lasting effects from...

Glucosamine for Longevity?

In the ever-present battle to stay healthy as we get older, a common supplement may now hold extra properties to reduce overall mortality.  It’s...

Witch Hazel

Witch-hazel has been a popular remedy for hundreds of years. With its unusual life cycle and its intimidating, yet reverent name, witch-hazel is a...

Caffeine, Theanine & Tyrosine enhances Physical Performance

 The combination of caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine is proven to improve mental performance.  Now, a new clinical trial has discovered that this well-known...

Heart + Soul

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

If you’re feeling anxious, relief may be closer at hand than you think.                 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found evidence that exercise...

Social Eating Better for Heart

Eating socially is an important part of human life, and a gathering with friends, family, or coworkers can bolster the spirits.  Sometimes, though, it’s...

9 Ways to Manage Stress (Besides Meditation!)

Stress management is an important part of being well, but it can often take a backburner to the usual wellness-oriented tips like eating well,...

FAMILY + SOCIAL

Do More with Less

With Amazon Woot, you can save hundreds on Refurbished Items in all categories!

One person's returned item is another person's treasure! Check out the savings on Amazon’s own Woot website offering huge savings and deals across all categories!

Nutrients + Diet

Boosting Liver Health through Fasting, Supplements

Fasting to improve liver health has been a mysterious factor for interventions with liver disease, but it wasn’t clear exactly why fasting had this...

Intermittent Fasting: Not a Win for Belly Fat?

Intermittent fasting is a hot-button topic with people usually staunchly falling into two categories (those who think it’s the best thing since not eating...

How to Quit Caffeine without Withdrawals

By Mansal Denton, guest author Even though my friend Cameron was sitting across the table from me deeply engaged in conversation, my eyes were closing...

WORK

MONEY

Are You Biased—to Left Digits?

Value is a tricky concept.  It varies from person to person, the degree of need, availability, and presentation.  We’d like to think that there...

Parenting

As we all spend more time indoors for the approaching winter, an important part of our lives will be focused on keeping our immune...

ENVIRONMENT

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

Making Icy Roads Safe: for Us & the Land

With winter weather upon us as we head further into December, the familiar sight of road de-icing trucks and snowplows are once again lining...

A Better Bulb for Blue Light

Seeing people wearing amber glasses (meant to help block the harmful effects of the blue light from devices and lightbulbs) has become more commonplace...

Fitness

Why a Massage Gives Greater Muscle Gains

Massages aren’t just for the stressed mind and body. Their benefits can also extend to intentionally stressed muscles.  New research from Harvard suggests that...

Do We Really Need 10K Steps a Day?

Do you often find it hard to hit the 10,000 steps per day that’s been recommended as the best way to keep yourself healthy? ...

Why You Can't Underestimate the Cold During Exercise

Bundling up for winter sports is a no brainer, but how many of us take the same amount of time to dress when we’re...

Spiritual

Why a Spiritual Journal is Important

We write down all of our appointments, our lists, even the food we’ve eaten--but when was the last time we stopped to write down...

Why you shouldn't trust free healers online

The internet can be a great resource for anyone looking for connections to people offering services to provide healing.  It can also be a...

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