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5 Maca Root Benefits (Plus, a Tasty Maca Powder Recipe!)

Maca is a cruciferous root vegetable that looks a lot like a common turnip, if turnips came in yellow, red and black. It grows high up in the Andes Mountain region of Peru in rocky soil. It thrives in heat, wind or cold conditions that would make other plants curl up and quit living. Maybe […]

How to Choose the Best Magnesium Supplement

It’s estimated that nearly half of the U.S. population is consuming less than the recommended amount of magnesium in their diets. Why is magnesium so important you ask? Low levels of magnesium have been linked with migraine headaches, stroke, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease. This essential mineral is found throughout […]

Black Seed Oil Benefits

You may already be familiar with castor oil, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, red palm oil and many other oils currently on the market. However, one of the most widely-used oils with great medicinal properties is Nigella Sativa, more commonly known as black cumin. The shrub of this plant produces a fruit with tiny black seeds […]

How to Get Rid of (and Prevent) Pinworms

This post was provided by our friends at ParaGuard. Is it really important to wash your hands if they seem clean? Is hygiene truly so important, or is some of it simply hype? Tiny organisms, invisible to the naked eye, are present everywhere. Belying their tiny size, those microorganisms can cause big problems. Germs and […]

4 Ways Omega Fatty Acids Can Benefit Your Pet

Omega fatty acids play a pivotal role in companion animal health and may help relieve symptoms related to skin disorders, arthritis, allergies and a variety of other conditions. While more research is needed before omega supplements are considered a mainstream treatment option for cats and dogs, many veterinarians are open to recommending them. Read on […]

5 Food Myths You Should Stop Believing (Plus a Recipe for Banana Protein Pancakes!)

This post was provided by our friends at Puori. Common food myths can fool people into believing unhealthy foods are good for them. These myths can actually cause the opposite outcome you desire. Do your homework before eating certain foods, and remember we can all have different responses to them. Let’s face it: we often […]

Improve Your Memory with These 5 Supplements

As you age, it’s common to become a little more forgetful. “Changes in memory are thought to be caused by various factors including changes in brain function, physiological changes in both brain tissue and neurons, and decreased blood flow to the brain,” says Guru Ramanathan, chief innovation officer and SVP for GNC. In addition, hormones […]

Summer Drink Recipes to Keep You Cool and Healthy

This post was provided by our friends at Terra Origin. The summer heat is here, and this year it seems stronger than ever! It can be really tempting to grab sugary beverages to quench your thirst, but before you know it, the calories quickly add up and you haven’t had lunch yet! Lucky for us, […]

How to Make Chocolate Keto Pancakes in Under 15 Minutes

This post was provided by our friends at Kiss My Keto. Just because you’re on a keto diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some chocolate-flavored pancakes. Made with coconut and almond flours and enriched with chocolate-flavored collagen peptides, these chocolate keto pancakes are both keto-approved and delicious. They’re also incredibly light and fluffy—as pancakes should […]

The 6 Best Probiotic Foods and Their Benefits

When was the last time you thought about the bacteria in your stomach? Probably the last time you came down with a case of food poisoning, right? Well, it’s time to start thinking about what’s going on in your gut more often. That’s because science is unlocking secrets about the powerful connection between the health […]

The Definitive Guide to Cooking Oils

When it comes to cooking oils, there is a whole world beyond olive oil. But with so many different options to choose from, how do you know which one to reach for? While some oils are considered all-purpose, good for sautéing, roasting and more, other varieties are more suitable for salad dressings and marinades. And […]

Why We Need Fermentation Now More Than Ever 

This post was provided by our friends at Genuine Health. Fermentation’s popularity is growing in culinary and nutritional circles, but it’s been around since the Neolithic Age. We have our ancestors to thank for learning to harness the process, eventually mastering methods to improve the nutrition of their foods, not to mention the taste and more […]

4 Best Shampoos for Dry Hair

Dry, damaged hair certainly doesn’t inspire confidence. Trying to restore luster and shine to dull, lifeless locks can be a frustrating endeavor, especially with a market flooded with shampoos and hair care products all promising moisture and hydration. It’s easy to get caught in what feels like an endless cycle of trial and error. Even […]

4 Gluten-Free Baking Secrets

Do you want to bake gluten-free goodies but get stuck on the substitutions? Have you tried baking without gluten but couldn’t get the right texture or flavor? Gluten, a family of proteins found in grains like wheat, barley and rye, gives foods their shape and structure. It helps dough rise and provides that delightfully chewy […]