Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body? It makes up about 25-30% of all protein in our bodies. Collagen is high in glycine, proline, and arginine which your body, incidentally, needs to produce
The Magic of Mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms have long been a mainstay in traditional Chinese medicine as well as being used in many other countries for their health benefits. There are quite a few varieties of mushrooms used medicinally, and you may have heard of
Digestion: Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone
You might not realize it, but the digestive tract is one of the most complicated systems in the human body. But, your body knows what to do and is happy to do it when given the right conditions. If your system is out of whack and any of the above symptoms ring a bell with you, read on for some effective ways to get things moving again.
To Sleep or Not to Sleep? That is the Question.
Sleep is probably the most under-rated protective health measure out there. Without deep, restorative sleep, your body cannot complete the processes of healing and regeneration that are meant to take place during sleep. The number of hours of sleep necessary varies some but it is generally advised to get between six and eight hours of sleep per night.
Bigger Isn’t Always Better
One of the most common challenges, usually faced by men over the age of fifty, is an enlarged prostate. Symptoms of this uncomfortable condition can include a weak urine stream, trouble urinating, frequent or urgent need to urinate, frequent nighttime urination, and not feeling that all urine has been emptied after a trip to the restroom.
Oh Sugar, Sugar!
Summer is quickly approaching and that’s great news—especially for those that enjoy all the thrills the warm weather brings: swimming, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, etc.! Along with all that summer fun come lots of sweet treats. From ice cream to cotton candy to sweet tea, it seems there are endless possibilities to satisfy that sweet tooth during the warm months. But, while it’s OK to enjoy those things from time to time, we all know that indulging in these things regularly can wreak havoc on our blood sugar.
The Eyes Have It
Did you know that blue light has both advantages AND disadvantages? I know! We seem to always hear about how bad it is, but it has some benefits, too. And, it’s everywhere. It’s not just being emitted from electronic devices with screens. Actually, the sun is our main source of blue light. Our devices emit only a fraction of what the sum emits, but we spend much more time with our devices and we are in much closer proximity to them than the sun. That is why the blue light from devices has become such a problem. And that is why they are potentially such a danger to our eyes and our vision.
Got Cold Feet (With No Reason to Run)?
Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash While having cold feet might make you think of a certain Julia Roberts movie where her character ran from the altar, this kind of cold feet doesn’t involve a ring. If you have cold feet or cold
Tired But Wired? Your Adrenals May Need Some TLC
Do you find yourself more tired than you should be? Is your sleep interrupted? Are you easily overwhelmed? Has your motivation left the station? If you can answer yes to most of these questions, you may be suffering from tired out adrenals. Enter adrenal burnout.
Managing Menopause Symptoms Naturally
Ladies, I don’t have to tell you that the symptoms of menopause aren’t exactly fun. If you’re reading this, you’ve likely already experienced some symptoms and are looking for natural ways to mitigate them.