For Those Who Care: The Impact of Plastic Neutrality
We are literally drowning in plastic - especially those in vulnerable communities. It's easy to assume your contribution to plastic waste is minimal; you bring your own reusable shopping bags to the grocery store, say no to plastic cutlery with your takeaway food, and choose glass jars of almond butter over plastic ones. Undoubtedly, these small changes add up for the good! But if you take an audit of the products you use every day, you'd probably be astonished to see all the single-use plastic that's hidden in plain sight. But what if we went “plastic-neutral''? What if both brands and individuals made a vow to offset the amount of plastic they produce or use, and help to divert it from our waterways and landfills? And is plastic neutrality just for the large corporations or can we make an impact as individuals by offsetting our own plastic consumption?
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Biotin for Postpartum Hair Growth: Goodbye Baby Bangs!
Postpartum hair loss is more common than you'd think! It differs for each new mother, but hair growth in the months following the baby can be characterized by unruly, thin, frazzled hair AND the dreaded "baby bangs"! If you're a new mom wanting to grow the same luscious locks you had pre-pregnancy or are hoping to avoid postpartum hair loss altogether, here's everything you need to know about biotin and our favorite hair-growth supplements.
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Diabetic-Friendly Supplements to Help Manage Blood Sugar
Many diabetic people are looking for a natural and gentle alternative to help manage their blood sugar levels and other common symptoms of diabetes. In fact, 30–70% of adults with diabetes in the United States use alternative medicine, with one-third using it specifically to improve diabetes-related symptoms. However, there is still debate as to which supplements are truly a safe and effective method of blood sugar control, and which are best left on the shelf. Here are five dietary supplements that may be worth adding to your diabetes management plan (and three you should avoid).
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How Intermittent Fasting Improves Long Term Memory
Intermittent fasting can do some pretty incredible things for your brain! As intermittent fasting continues to become more and more popular in the health and wellness community, new scientific studies are being done to support it. A recent study revealed intermittent fasting enhances long-term memory retention and may help to slow cognitive decline in older adults. Want to boost your brain function? Here are the many reasons why you should give intermittent fasting a go!
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10 Home Remedies for Managing Stomach Ulcers
Gut health is becoming a major area of focus for physical and mental wellness. Studies are revealing how the processed foods we are continually served are impacting our guts, and how gut health influences our entire bodies. Though the frequency of stomach ulcers has been on the decline in the last decade or so, that doesn't make them any less painful or alarming! If you suspect you may have a stomach ulcer or are looking for natural ways to prevent or speed up the healing process for stomach ulcers, keep reading to learn about natural remedies you probably already have in your kitchen!
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The 20-year-old’s Guide to Preventing Joint Pain
I know I can't be the only one who, in their mid-twenties, has inexplicable joint pain at the end of the day. Most of my day is spent working from home with the occasional walk or home workout routine, but I'm certainly not doing any high-impact exercise or heavy lifting that would cause knee pain! Surely I'm too young to have arthritis - right?! It has me wondering if this is normal for someone my age? What could be the cause of my joint pain and what can I do to relieve it? Are there supplements to improve my joint health and prevent it from getting any worse? Here's what I learned.
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Ocean-Friendly Supplements for Those Who Care
The desire for more natural integrative medicine paired with people buying more and more nutritional supplements makes it critical to understand how this impacts the ecosystems and waterways from which they are sourced. In addition, how sourcing, packaging, and shipping affect these communities should be given ample consideration. Overfishing, unsustainable farming practices, carbon emissions, and plastic pollution are all potential damages that can be brought about by supplement companies. If you still want to support total body wellness and also care about the Earth's oceans and ecosystems, here are some questions you can start asking of supplement companies. We’ve also included some ocean-friendly supplements to get you started.
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Is Collagen Destroyed by Heat?
Is collagen destroyed by heat? Yes it is! So in a billion years or so, when the sun goes supernova, all collagen will be destroyed (along with everything else, sorry to say!). Oh, were you thinking about a slightly less incendiary situation? Like "can I put collagen in my coffee?" Well that's a bit more subtle, isn't it! Let's delve into what collagen is, what its health benefits are, and whether or not heat destroys it.
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Get that 'Dolphin Skin' Glow at Any Age
Many of the top beauty trends of 2021 are all about achieving that youthful, natural, fresh-out-of-the-water dewy glow. The wildly popular dolphin skin trend is no different. When it comes to achieving healthy hydrated skin, topical products, and makeup can only get you so far. The rest comes from the inside out! Be ready to learn the must-have products and supplements to maximize your skin's glow!
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6 Reasons Why You Need More Glycine
Glycine is a little-known, yet incredibly important supplement many people overlook. It's an amino acid used to create proteins and support tissue growth throughout your body, including the gut. Without glycine, the gut lining becomes permeable and weak, causing the leaky gut syndrome, stomach pain, and digestive issues. Here are all the ways in which your gut depends on glycine and how you can get more of it!
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Best Superfood Staples For Your Pantry
It seems like every fitness or wellness blogger has their own go-to superfood they swear by! It can be hard to tell if it's a gimmick or brand deal, or if it's actually a true powerhouse product that's worth the purchase. We believe supplements should be backed by science and add true value to your mealtime, health, and wallet instead of hindering it. Here are some of our favorite supplements that are affordable, easy to use, versatile, and most importantly, effective and worth adding to your pantry.
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8 Ways to Trigger Autophagy
Just like that drawer of broken electronics starts to fill up and the pile of clothes in need of hemming gets taller and taller, our bodies need a little spring cleaning and maintenance too! Cellular waste and dead cells can accumulate and ultimately lead to a whole host of different diseases and impairments. Luckily, our bodies are equipped to remove and replace damaged and dead cells through a process called “autophagy”. Here are eight things you can do to trigger autophagy and improve your mental and physical health and longevity!
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