Saturday, February 4

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The Benefits of Kratom: What Makes This Natural Product So Popular?
Botanicals

The Benefits of Kratom: What Makes This Natural Product So Popular?

Uncover the truth behind the ancient remedy that has taken the natural health community by storm: Kratom, the natural substance that provides pain relief, mood enhancement, energy boost, and relaxation. Due to its numerous health advantages and potential uses, kratom, a natural substance derived from the Mitragyna speciosa tree indigenous to Southeast Asia, has recently experienced a massive increase in popularity. In recent years, kratom has gained popularity among people looking for all-natural remedies for their health problems. For those looking to experience the many benefits of Kratom, it’s important to find a reliable source when purchasing this product. According to Kratom IQ, a one-stop resource for all things Kratom, one of the best places to buy Kratom is online. This w...
15 natural remedies for a sore throat
Remedies

15 natural remedies for a sore throat

A sore throat can be very uncomfortable. The main symptoms are pain and irritation in the throat, especially when swallowing. A sore throat occurs as part of the body’s immune response to viral or bacterial infections. The natural immune response leads to inflammation and swelling of the mucous membranes in the throat. However, several natural remedies may provide relief, including some that are supported by scientific evidence. Here are 15 natural sore throat remedies. 1. Marshmallow root People have used extracts from the marshmallow plant, Althaea officinalis, to treat sore throats and other conditions since ancient times. Its root contains a gelatin-like substance called mucilage that coats and lubricates the throat when a person swallows it. Researchers...
If You Take The No-Sugar Diet Too Far, You Could Cut Out Essential Nutrients Too
Diet

If You Take The No-Sugar Diet Too Far, You Could Cut Out Essential Nutrients Too

"Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through the links below." When you're thinking of overhauling your lifestyle for the better, nixing sugar is probably one of the first changes you think of. After all, over the past few years, sugar has been linked to a slew of health conditions, like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. So, it’s hardly shocking that the popularity of the no-sugar diet is on the rise. It's clear that America has a sugar problem. While the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that you have no more than 10 percent of your total daily calories from sugar (FYI: That's 12 teaspoons in a 2,000-calorie diet), the average daily intake of added sugars is somewhere closer to 17 teaspoons among adults, per the Centers for Di...
7 Natural Insomnia Remedies That Work Just as Well as Melatonin
Remedies

7 Natural Insomnia Remedies That Work Just as Well as Melatonin

It's no secret that sleep is essential to your overall health and well-being. If you're a part of the one-third of adults who suffer from insomnia symptoms, though, getting that all-important shuteye may seem impossible at times. Even the classic tricks like reading in another room and turning off blue light can prove ineffective. When you search the internet for natural remedies for sleep disturbance, melatonin supplements are usually the first recommendation. However, if you are skeptical about sleep supplements, struggle with the side effects or would just rather not take any pills that may leave you groggy in the morning, here are seven natural sleep aids and techniques to help ease your insomnia. For more tips on better sleep, check out the best food to eat before bed, how to take a...
A comprehensive guide for putting together a natural postpartum recovery diet
Diet

A comprehensive guide for putting together a natural postpartum recovery diet

The postpartum phase is not a time for restriction, deprivation or elimination, especially when breastfeeding. During this time, you need to be consuming enough calories to account for what you’re giving out, and you have to consider that proper postpartum nutrition is vital for both physical and mental health. You can utilize food strategically to balance your hormones, mood and energy levels, but with so much information out there, it can get a little overwhelming when deciding exactly what you should be eating. For me, it has been very helpful to focus on three things: Reducing my consumption of processed foods, balancing my blood sugar and eating foods that reduce inflammation. Read the story at In The Know
The real Paleo diet: new archaeological evidence changes what we thought about how ancient humans prepared food
Diet

The real Paleo diet: new archaeological evidence changes what we thought about how ancient humans prepared food

We humans can’t stop playing with our food. Just think of all the different ways of serving potatoes – entire books have been written about potato recipes alone. The restaurant industry was born from our love of flavouring food in new and interesting ways. My team’s analysis of the oldest charred food remains ever found show that jazzing up your dinner is a human habit dating back at least 70,000 years. Imagine ancient people sharing a meal. You would be forgiven for picturing people tearing into raw ingredients or maybe roasting meat over a fire as that is the stereotype. But our new study showed both Neanderthals and Homo sapienshad complex diets involving several steps of preparation, and took effort with seasoning and using plants with bitter and sharp flavours. This degree of culin...
Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming
Wellness

Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming

A breeze is playing through the palm fronds while aquamarine water laps at the white sand. On another sun-drenched day at the Maldives' first destination wellness resort, Joali Being (Joali.com), guests are zenning out on the meditation deck and inside the sound therapy room, heating up in the sauna or immersing themselves in sub-zero temperatures in the cryo-chamber. Me, I'm chatting to director of wellbeing, Susanne Fisch, about quantum physics. "The latest research is really being embraced by the wellness industry," she says, explaining that treatments such as sound therapy and energetic healing are informed by the work of quantum physicists. "It is looking at the electromagnetic fields that your heart and brain emit, how to get your energy and your vibrations aligned so you feel groun...
Natural remedies and coping tips that can help you beat anxiety
Remedies

Natural remedies and coping tips that can help you beat anxiety

New Delhi: Anxiety is a condition that most people have gone through. It is the body’s response to stress and there could be various factors that could make a person anxious. Being anxious sometimes is good, however, it could also lead to disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), separation anxiety and phobia among several others. There are treatments available for anxiety and you should choose the best one for you. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one such option which can help people cope with anxiety, medications are another form of treatment that doctors prescribe. However, natural remedies could also help you cope with anxiety; changes in your diet, lifestyle and sleep can have a positive impact. Here are a few natural r...
Bison Botanics ready to get to work to meet cannabis demand
Botanicals

Bison Botanics ready to get to work to meet cannabis demand

A Tonawanda cannabis company became one of 15 businesses across the state to receive a conditional adult-use manufacturing license this week. With that license in-hand, Northeast Botanicals Distribution LLC, also known as Bison Botanics, on Military Road, is well-positioned to scale up business to meet incoming demand for THC products in the adult-use space. “It’s amazing to be part of such a small group, let alone any group, of license holders to produce adult-use cannabis product in the state,” president and founder Justin Schultz said. “We’ve already been solidifying the relationships with the other processors and hearing from existing brands looking for us to produce their product and bring it to the New York market.” Read the full story at bizjournals.com
The Worst Foods for Weight Lifting, Says Expert
Diet

The Worst Foods for Weight Lifting, Says Expert

If you're into lifting weights, knowing the right foods to eat—and avoiding the wrong ones—is integral to your overall success. Working out and maintaining a proper diet go hand in hand, since the food choices you make will directly impact how you feel when exercising, as well as your performance. The goal of pumping iron is to build muscle—not put on unwanted fat. We are here to point out the absolute worst foods for weight lifting, so you ensure you stay on the right track. Eat This, Not That! spoke with Melissa Pfeister, founder of the health and wellness brand Stripped with Melissa and member of the ETNT Medical Expert Board, who points out the many foods for weight lifters to stay away from. Read the full story at Eat This