11 Reasons to Start Using Basil Essential Oil

When you think of basil, you probably think of Italian cuisine, which is no surprise given how prevalently this delightful-tasting herb figures into pastas, pizzas and other Italian specialties. Ancient Greeks believed that basil opened the gateways to heaven, which I can’t confirm, but one taste of a delicious meal made with plentiful amounts of […]

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Being Around Trees

April 26 is Arbor Day — a day to celebrate trees and plant some more. To help you get in the holiday spirit, here are 10 surprising health benefits of being around trees. 1. Greenery can reduce your heart disease risk Credit: RelaxFoto.de/Getty Images A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart […]

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Why Are STDs on the Rise?

April is STD awareness month. You might assume STD awareness isn’t needed with current advances in STD detection and treatment. But this simply isn’t true. Many parts of the world are experiencing an unexpected surge in sexually transmitted disease infections. The CDC’s 2017 STD Surveillance Report looked at STD infection rates in the United States […]

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Higher Blood Pressure May Lead to Brain Shrinkage

“It is clear that cerebral vascular disease”—that is, hardening of the arteries inside our brain—“and cognitive decline travel hand in hand,” something I’ve addressed before. “However, the independent association of AD [Alzheimer’s disease] with multiple AVD [atherosclerotic vascular disease] risk factors suggests that cholesterol is not the sole culprit in dementia.” As I discuss in […]

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7 Signs You Should See a Dietitian

Most of us know the basic building blocks of good nutrition (more leafy greens, less sugar, right?), but once we get past discussing what’s good and bad for us, expertise and motivation runs dry. Making personalized dietary choices can get complicated pretty fast, particularly if you are exclusively relying on murky (and sometimes contradictory) advice from […]

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Which Are Healthier: Chia Seeds or Flaxseeds?

We’ve been eating chia seeds for more than 5,000 years. Historically, they are one of the main crops grown in the western hemisphere. They are exceptionally high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, though, like flaxseeds, it’s better to grind them up. As you can see at 0:26 in my video below, eating two tablespoons […]

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