If you enjoy a glass of vino after a hard-earned day, here’s how you’re doing right by your body. You might get sick less often While it’s no replacement for a healthy diet loaded with all of the illness-fighting vitamins and nutrients you need, research has found that wine possesses immune system-boosting benefits. “The antioxidants
Coughing is a routine bodily function, but when it lasts for an extended time, it can get in the way of everyday life and be worrying. A chronic cough can be wet and produce phlegm or dry and tickle the throat. Got a chronic cough that just won’t go away? One of these medical reasons
Forgetting to slather on SPF is perhaps the biggest sin we commit against our skin, but these seemingly innocent moves can also sabotage even the healthiest complexions – check them out!
Probiotics are live micro-organisms that support healthy populations of bacteria in your digestive tract. When the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut is off, you can develop diarrhea, constipation, bloating and other ailments. Probiotics help restore order in the gut, according to a new paper on probiotics in Frontiers on Microbiology. But
It’s an age-old question: Why is yawning contagious? Countless studies have backed up how yawning is contagious. But an experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford, Rohan Kapitány, wasn’t convinced. He didn’t ask why is yawning contagious. Instead, he asked: What if yawning isn’t actually contagious? The truth might surprise you! After reviewing the literature,
When a friend or family member is struggling, our natural instinct is to take action and give them what we consider “helpful” advice. But here’s how to help someone with depression: hold off on the guidance and just listen. “Listening with compassion allows your friend to express the wrenching physical and emotional aspects of depression,”
In the addiction recovery industry, the word ‘meditation’ has become a buzzword. When you or someone you love is in their journey towards drug or alcohol addiction recovery, then you want to improve on every level to obtain long-term sobriety. This involves recovering your spiritually and mentally as well as physically. Meditation is an efficacious
If you’re constantly wondering: ‘Why am I always cold?’, iron-deficiency anemia might be to blame. Red blood cells need iron to carry oxygen into the blood, and low levels of iron could hurt your circulation, says registered dietitian nutritionist Alyssa Tucci, RDN, a registered dietitian in New York, NY. ‘Coldness in extremities—hands and feet—is most
Your brain takes a beating when anxiety gets out of hand. Here’s how stress affects your brain—and how to calm back down again. Effects of stress: Your brain doesn’t learn as well Neural stem cells in the hippocampus—a structure important for learning and memory—typically develop into neurons. But under chronic stress, these stem cells instead
Allergies are hypersensitive responses from the immune system to substances that either enter or come into contact with the body. Nearly half of Americans have some type of allergy—how many of these allergy myths have you fallen for?