Healthy Living

Acne and Diet: Does Carb Intake Play a Role?

Acne is often a concern among adolescents, teenagers and, increasingly, adults — particularly women. While this chronic inflammatory condition associated with oily skin may not last a lifetime, acne pustules and cysts can leave red marks and mild to deep pitting that, unless treated, can be carried into old age.


5 Simple Steps to Boost Immunity for Healthy Traveling

After months of preparations and planning, you are finally ready for your long-waited escapade. The last thing that you want is to fall sick and not able to visit the places you planned to go and all the foods that you wanted to eat. A healthy body is crucial for you to fully enjoy your vacation. Hence, it makes sense to be prepared. And you can help your body get ready for travel by boosting your immune system before (and during) your trip. Here are these simple tips to ensure a healthy body while traveling!


Glutathione: How to Boost Your Levels of this Critical Antioxidant?

Have you ever heard of glutathione? If not, I’d suggest you educate yourself on this important antioxidant. This natural antioxidant is protective from damage and regulates many important functions, including cell proliferation and apoptosis (death). It is, in fact, our cells’ most abundant antioxidant. Glutathione also assists in the synthesis of genetic material and proteins and activates gene expression.


How to Enhance the Heart-Health Benefits of Fish Oil

Fish oil is rich in polyunsaturated omega-3 fats. These days, even mainstream medicine is heralding the health benefits that fish oil offers.

The latest scientific evidence shows that when consumed in combination, omega-3 fats and olive oil offer greater benefits than either nutrient alone.

 


10 Tips for Back Pain Relief

Back pain is one of the most common health issues everyone will deal with at least once in their life.  Unfortunately, many of us become culprit to back pain more often than not. According to the National Institutes of Health, lower back pain is the number one cause of job-related disability.


Shiitake Mushrooms: Anti-Cancer, Anti-Aging, and More

Shiitake mushroom (Lentinus edodes), once little-known outside of East Asia, is a frequent sight these days in the produce section of Western supermarkets. While prized for its texture and flavor, it is shiitake’s health benefits that render this fungus priceless.


A Brighter Year Starts from a Better You

It’s the beginning of a brand-new year! As the parties, countdowns and fireworks fade off, you might be left with your thinking box, figuring out the goals that you would like to achieve for this year.

A brighter year starts from a better you, and of course, better health status. If you've decided to change a habit - whether it's quitting smoking, lowering your blood pressure, becoming more active, or doing something else to improve your health - congratulations! Making that decision is the first step toward making a change. However, have you been planning goals that you found overwhelming and hard to achieve? Or have you ever given up on the new year resolutions that you excitedly set for yourself?


 	A Healthier Twist to Festive Foods (Part II)

In the previous article, we have discussed some interesting and healthier modifications to commonly prepared holiday dishes. Since Christmas is around the corner, that can only mean a line-up of feastings. While we immerse in the traditional joyous ambience, let’s explore healthier yet fun ways of preparing the festive favourites!


A Healthier Twist to Festive Foods (Part I)

It’s December, the last month of the year, where families and friends will gather over festive foods to celebrate the holidays and look forward to a new year! However, with all the foods and parties, we risk losing the health level that we have worked hard to achieve.

Are there ways to make the lovely foods healthier? We discussed about how to eat mindfully in the previous article, let us now look at how we can modify some festive recipes into healthier, “less sinful” dishes.


You Should Consume These 10 Probiotic Foods if You Want a Healthy Gut

Our digestive system is home to roughly 100 trillion bacteria. A balance between good and bad gut bacteria in the intestine is important for health. Recent studies found that the imbalance of gut bacteria types may play a role in the development of obesity, metabolic syndrome, certain cancers or even some mental disorders! Probiotics are live microorganisms that give health benefits when they are at the right place. Bacteria that are beneficial on our skin might be harmful when they are in our gut. Now, let’s take a look at the 10 common food sources that can transport the good bacteria into our gut.


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