How to Nourish Your Reproductive Health

Reading Time: 4 minutes Reproductive health refers to the overall well-being of both the male and female reproductive systems during all life stages. Our reproductive systems literally produce life if an individual decides to have children—and even when they don’t, keeping them fit is vital for good health. Let’s look at both the male and female reproductive systems, the main problems we can face … Read More

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What Happens During Menopause: 5 Things to Expect

Reading Time: 3 minutes Women go through many changes during their lifetime; one of the biggest is menopause. Whether you’re not quite menopause age, are going through it right now, or a loved one is menopausal, the information below covers what happens during menopause, including common symptoms and important risk factors to be aware of. Here are five things to know about menopause changes: … Read More

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3 Thyroid Facts You Need to Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes The thyroid is a small part of your body, but it’s largely important—and thyroid issues can greatly affect your body and well-being. Let’s look at some crucial facts about the thyroid, each thyroid hormone, and how you can support yours best. 1. The Thyroid is a Small Gland in Your Neck Your thyroid gland is small—weighs less than an ounce—and … Read More

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Cutting Out Sugar This Year? Follow These Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes Two of the most common resolutions people make each year are to eat better and to lose weight (closely matched with getting more exercise). For many people, that starts with cutting out sugar—or, at least, reducing many of common sugar sources. You’ve likely seen the rise in low carb, low sugar diets over the years. While the “perfect diet” looks … Read More

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Winter Allergies and How to Manage Them

Reading Time: 3 minutes Weather is a common allergy trigger—so it’s no surprise that winter allergies are typical as it gets colder outside. And allergies in the chillier months are often slightly different than they are other times of the year. If you notice an increase in itchy and watery eyes and nose, sneezing, wheezing or other allergy-type symptoms during winter, here are some … Read More

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7 Quick Tips for Dry Winter Skin

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the winter months approach, temperatures drop and the coats and scarves come out as we brave the cold. For many of us, this can also bring uncomfortable skin dryness. You might find your hands, faces, lips or even feet are drier than usual—often accompanied by cracking, flaking and redness. If you experience dry skin in winter, here are some … Read More

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7 Ways to Fight Winter Fatigue and Tiredness

Reading Time: 3 minutes Winter brings us shorter days, less sunlight and colder temperatures. For many of us, that means tasks like getting up for work or going to the gym become a real struggle—also known as: winter fatigue. Winter fatigue and tiredness can hit some of us hard, and there are scientific reasons for it: When days are shorter and darker in the … Read More

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Why Proper Hand Washing Matters & How to Practice It

Reading Time: 3 minutes Proper hand washing is an act many of us take for granted. As kids, we were taught to wash our hands after going to the bathroom, before eating dinner, etc. But it’s easy to get lazy in this area and forget why good hand hygiene is so important—especially during winter months. Let’s look at why proper hand washing really matters … Read More

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Mindfulness Techniques to Navigate the Holiday Season

Reading Time: 4 minutes Much of the end of the year (and beginning of next year) is dedicated to holiday-related activities. And while this season can be full of love and cheer, it can also be a lot to handle. From being around many people to planning for travel and gifts, it’s often hard to stop and breathe. During this time, it’s helpful to … Read More

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5 Life-Saving Reasons to Quit Smoking Now

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over 15 out of every 100 American adults currently smoke cigarettes, and 18 million are living with a disease related to smoking, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Smoking is also the #1 cause of preventable diseases and death, leading to about one in five deaths each year. Clearly, smoking doesn’t do any favors for your chances of … Read More

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