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12 Subtle Signs There’s Something Wrong With Your Metabolism

You’ve probably heard people blame their inability to lose weight on their slow metabolism. But what you might not have heard is what the metabolic process really is: how your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. And one of the biggest factors in this daily cycle? Your thyroid. As the Obesity Action

8 Healthy Habits Approved by Medical Professionals

As humans, we’re all creatures of habit. But often times, habits—smoking, drinking, slamming snooze (twice) every morning—are frowned upon. Not all habits, however, are negative. In fact, some can actually improve your life. Don’t believe us? We consulted with a pantheon of doctors to find out which tricks you should take up as soon as

These 6 Health Problems Are Caused by Your Lack of Sleep

Though most people know they should be getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night, that doesn’t mean they actually are. On the contrary, a Gallup poll found that a whopping 40 percent of Americans are getting less than seven hours of shut eye every night. Understandably, sleep is hardly a priority for people

10 Conditions You Didn’t Know Were Contagious

Anyone who’s ever caught the flu from a coworker or come down with a cold after standing next to someone sniffly on a crowded train can attest to the fact that humans are walking disease vectors. However, while you may be aware of some of the more common ailments you can get from close contact

10 Signs You’re Not Healthy (Even If You Think You Are)

Thinking that you’re healthy and actually being healthy are two very different things. You can go to the gym every week, floss after every meal, and go to sleep every night before 10 p.m., and still, you might be suffering in silence without even realizing it. But now is the time to learn about these

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

As our age increases, unfortunately, our brain power decreases. But the good news is, there are plenty of ways you can keep your mind sharp as the years march on. In fact, a 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that even older patients in the early stages of memory

6 Ways You’re Putting Yourself at Risk of High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a nationwide problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 102 million American adults live with total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is the cut off for healthy cholesterol. Worse yet, a third of those whose cholesterol is soaring above the safe zone have

10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Bad for Your Health

We all know smoking, binge-drinking, tanning, and eating fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are bad for us. But you probably didn’t realize that some far more innocuous habits (like burning incense) and even others you thought were good for your health (like taking certain supplements) are actually doing damage. To find out if

7 Natural Remedies for Sore Throats

We’re all familiar with that scratchy, itchy, painful-to-swallow feeling we call a sore throat. Some episodes of pharyngitis come with colds or the flu, while others stand alone to create your misery. No matter what the cause, these natural remedies served up by top doctors will have you feeling better in no time. The best

These 5 Common Foods Can Cause Inflammation

Of the 10 leading causes of death, eight of them have been linked to the same underlying cause: inflammation, a chronically on-high-alert immune system response. What’s more, certain types of foods can trigger it more than others. “Inflammation is not a state that can be induced by one meal or snack,” says Jaclyn London, MS,

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