For a Sweeter Pineapple, Flip it on its Head!

Pineapples are one of nature’s sweetest foods, filled with naturally occurring sugar, vitamins, minerals, and digestive enzymes. But there’s a way to make pineapple even sweeter, if you can believe it! Turn it upside down! Unlike other fruits which are smaller and more evenly shaped (think grapes, berries, apples), pineapples are large and oval-shaped, causing […]

What a Social Media Break Can Do for Your Health

Generations ago, the term social media would have been unrecognizable. Now, an existence without it is unfathomable. It’s our social connection, our news source, our entertainment, our bulletin board to announce to everyone, “Look world! I’m living my best life!” But how exactly does social media affect us? Going as far back to 2015, a study […]

Walking (even for just two minutes) After a Meal Can Reduce Risk of Diabetes

Sometimes after meals, all we want to do is lay down and digest our food. But being sedentary is not necessarily the best way to assist the digestive process, nor does it help blood sugar regulation. Walking after meals, on the other hand, has significant health benefits.Nothing too extreme, of course. You don’t have to […]

Could the Ringing in Your Ears be Tied to Your Gut?

Tinnitus (constant ringing in the ears) has commonly been treated solely as an ENT issue (ear, nose, and throat), even though the root cause is unclear. Many cases of tinnitus are thought to be caused by hearing disruption or problems in the inner ear, often from noise exposure.Tinnitus can range from annoying to debilitating, causing […]

Heavy Metals Found in Both Packaged and Homemade Baby Food

When it comes to toxic heavy metals (think: mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium), homemade baby food may not be any better than store-bought.A new report released exclusively to CNN tested 288 foods from stores and farmer’s markets in the U.S. These included fruits, vegetables, grains, teething foods, cereals, and rice cakes. All were tested for heavy metals (mercury, […]

Where You Live May Play a Role in Fertility

Conception is harder for some couples than others, and according to researchers, those who live in less affluent or economically deprived neighborhoods may have 20% more difficulty. Many studies have shown the effect of one’s neighborhood on births. However, until now, very little research has been done on how one’s living environment or location can […]

Ultra-Processed Foods Are Bad for Your Brain

A new study found that consuming ultra-processed foods (when more than 20% of one’s daily calories contained processed food) could increase cognitive decline.What makes a food ultra-processed? Ultra-processed foods are any “industrial formulations of food substances (oils, fats, sugars, starch, and protein isolates) that contain little or no whole foods and typically include flavorings, colorings, emulsifiers, […]

Shocking Findings on Serotonin and Depression

In a shocking twist, new research suggests that, despite common understanding, there is no direct link between serotonin (referred to as the happiness hormone) and depression.Though depression can have many root causes, it’s often treated as a chemical imbalance (e.g., not enough serotonin). Previous randomized controlled trials with over 2,000 participants confirmed that SSRIs (selective serotonin […]