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Natural Remedies To Get Relief From Hypothyroidism
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Natural Remedies To Get Relief From Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition when the thyroid glands in the body do not produce enough thyroid hormones. This endocrine disorder is also known as underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism is not age specific but generally affects people who are over the age of 45 as they show an increased risk of hypothyroidism. Causes for hypothyroidism includes surgeries, autoimmune diseases, and improper diet. Medication is required to get the underactive thyroid treated. In fact, one of the most used methods is to take thyroid hormones on a regular basis. But medication often comes with some side effects as well. In such cases, having some natural remedial tips handy works a long way. Following are some home remedies that one can include in their routine to get respite from hypothyroidism. Read the story...
A new genetically-modified purple tomato could be heading to America’s grocery stores by next year after recent USDA approval
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A new genetically-modified purple tomato could be heading to America’s grocery stores by next year after recent USDA approval

A new genetically-modified purple tomato may hit America's markets soon. The fruit received approval from the USDA earlier this month. It was "modified to alter its color and enhance its nutritional quality," the USDA said. A new genetically modified purple tomato may soon be spotted in grocery stores across the country by next year after recent approval from the United States Department of Agriculture, CNN reported. The fruit, which scientists said last longer than your average tomato and is healthier "was modified to alter its color and enhance its nutritional quality," the USDA said in a press release earlier this month. "From a plant pest risk perspective, this plant may be safely grown and used in breeding in the United States," the department added. Read the full story at I...
Ultra-Processed Food Is Everywhere. The Health Risks Go Deeper Than We Realized
Diet

Ultra-Processed Food Is Everywhere. The Health Risks Go Deeper Than We Realized

In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50 percent or more of calories consumed. This is concerning, given that these foods have been linked to a number of different health conditions, including a greater risk of obesity and various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia. Ultra-processed foods are concoctions of various industrial ingredients (such as emulsifiers, thickeners, and artificial flavors) amalgamated into food products by a series of manufacturing processes. Sugary drinks and many breakfast cereals are ultra-processed foods, as are more recent innovations, such as so-called 'plant-based' burgers, which are typically made of protein isolates and other chemicals to make the products palatable. The intense industri...
Can mouth taping really help you sleep better?
Wellness

Can mouth taping really help you sleep better?

TikTok is your one-stop shop for ‘WTF’ wellness trends, and mouth taping is one of the latest. The practice involves gently sealing your lips shut with specialist tape (no, not that old roll of Sellotape you found in the drawer) before going to bed at night, to encourage nasal breathing and prevent snoring. The #mouthtaping hashtag currently has 25.4 million views on TikTok, and if social media wellness ‘gurus’ are to be believed, it will change your life. One user with 68,000 likes on his post says he’s been taping his mouth shut for two years, claiming it’s helped with snoring, energy levels and sore throat/jaw on waking. Health and beauty influencer Isabelle Lux claims that breathing through your mouth gives you bad breath, gum disease, cavities, brain fog and a weakened immune syste...
Is this Chinese herbal medicine the ultimate hangover cure?
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Is this Chinese herbal medicine the ultimate hangover cure?

A traditional Chinese medicine expert has revealed how an herbal formula that was developed more than 100 years ago to alleviate gastrointestinal issues can also be used to prevent and treat hangovers. The Eastern Philosophy, an Asian-owned small business that specializes in herbal medicine, shares educational videos about its products on TikTok, including $6 Po Chai pills, which are described as being a 'staple in every Chinese medicine cabinet.' '[Po Chai] uses 14 herbs to reduce stomach upset, nausea, and hangovers,' the expert explained in a clip that was posted last week. A recent clip discussed the benefits of Po Chai pills, which are described as being a 'staple in every Chinese medicine cabinet'. Read the full story at Daily Mail
What Are Kratom Capsules? – Uses And Side Effects
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What Are Kratom Capsules? – Uses And Side Effects

In recent years, kratom’s popularity in the US has skyrocketed. Despite being legal in most of the nation, herbal medication has received many positive and negative reactions.  Kratom has been sought as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical opioids by those with opioid use disorder, chronic pain, and other health difficulties. Officials at the federal level have been working to limit chemical distribution. According to the FDA, adding another opioid to the market, particularly one that is little understood and can be purchased without a prescription, might contribute to the opioid overdose problem. People have used Kratom capsules as an alternative treatment for chronic pain and depression. Since it is sometimes sold under the guise of a nutritional supplement, it is not subject to t...
How to cut down sugar
Diet

How to cut down sugar

You may be wondering how to cut down sugar and what the benefits of doing so might be. Sugar is often demonized by health and wellness gurus, but is it really all that bad for us? We’ve spoken to the experts to get their view on sugar and how best to reduce your sugar intake. It is important to know how much sugar is in the foods you’re eating in order to make informed dietary choices. We’ve broken down how you can identify the sugar content of your food and how to read product labels, which are often confusing. Increasing your protein intake is a great way to curb your appetite, as protein has been shown to increase feelings of satiety and fullness. Read the full story at Fit and Well
7 Allergy-Safe Food Swaps for Those With Food Allergies
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7 Allergy-Safe Food Swaps for Those With Food Allergies

Millions of Americans have food allergies. Our DIY hacks and some savvy shopping can help you avoid the most common triggers when you're hosting, packing school lunches, or managing an allergy of your own. 1 Eggs For the occasional egg substitute in baking, use a flax "egg." Mix a tablespoon of ground flaxseed with a scant three tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then add it to your recipe. The seeds will basically disappear into the final product. If you bake regularly, pick up Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer, a powder that's primarily potato starch and tapioca flour. And for egg-forward preparations, like frittatas and scrambles, opt for a plant-based egg substitute, like Just Egg. Made from mung beans, it mimics the flavor and texture of beaten eggs surprisingly well...
‘After doing a 2-week diet cleanse, I feel lighter, less bloated, but conflicted’
Diet

‘After doing a 2-week diet cleanse, I feel lighter, less bloated, but conflicted’

When Alison Izzo was feeling bloated and tired, she turned to a cleanse to help her feel better. But explaining to friends and family reminded her of the unhealthy connotations these programs often carry. Here's how she navigated the two-week detox, and came out the other side with a fresh perspective. There's a hard to explain allure about the idea of 'getting clean'. Whether that be Marie-Kondo-ing your wardrobe, kicking your caffeine habit or even doing a mass unfollow on Instagram to clear out your social media feeds - cleansing is cathartic, and leaves us feel lighter (emotionally) and more able to focus on the things that matter. But when it comes to detoxing your diet, things can get problematic. Get the full story at Body and Soul
Natural Home Remedies To Stop Snoring, check it out
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Natural Home Remedies To Stop Snoring, check it out

Snoring is one of the most common sleep disorders, affecting up to 30 percent of adults. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for snoring, but there are several natural home remedies that can help you stop snoring. Read on to learn more about these remedies and how they can help you get a peaceful night’s sleep. What Causes Snoring? If you’re one of the millions of people who snore, you probably think it’s unavoidable. But if you’re not sure why you’re snoring, or what you can do to stop it, read on for some natural home remedies. There are a few things that can cause snoring, including: allergies, enlarged tonsils or adenoids, a blockage in the airway (caused by a piece of food or other object), and a problem with your breathing (e.g., sleep apnea). However, the most common caus...