12 Signs You Have SIBO & 7 Ways To Reduce SIBO Symptoms

Dealing with a bloated gut shouldn’t be part of daily life. If you’re starting to think that it’s not normal to feel five months pregnant a few hours after eating, you might be living with an undiagnosed digestive problem like SIBO. There’s no shame in acknowledging that you deal with digestive issues. In fact, it puts you in the company of 70 million other Americans… [read more]

8 Health Benefits Of Licorice Root & How To Use It

An herbaceous perennial native to Europe and Asia, the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant produces woody roots that are highly prized as a natural sweetener. Commonly known as licorice, the roots are 30 to 50 times sweeter than sugar, and are chiefly composed of the compound glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) which is what gives licorice its unique flavor. Though it is mainly cultivated to flavor tobacco and candy,… [read more]

Why You Should Test Your Gut Bacteria At Home (& How To Do It)

If you’ve done much research into how to improve your overall health and well-being recently, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar about the importance of the proper balance of gut bacteria. Unfortunately, there is still only a small percentage of people who are aware of just how important gut health is, so it deserves a refresher either way as it can be a true life-changer.… [read more]

Homemade Golden Turmeric Paste & 14 Genius Ways To Use It

You’re behind the times if you haven’t heard about the health benefits of turmeric. As ginger’s lesser known relative, turmeric is a bright orange spice well-loved for the kick it adds to curry and other traditional Indian and Southeast Asian dishes. Sometimes though, you might want to branch out from curry. If you’re struggling to find ways to put this bright yellow powder to use,… [read more]

10 Fast Acting Home Remedies For Heartburn

Heartburn is a burning sensation felt in the chest, upper central abdomen, or just behind the breast bone. It occurs when stomach acids flow back up into the esophagus, the tube that transports food from the mouth to the stomach. Normally when we swallow, muscles in the lower esophagus relax so that food and drink can be carried to the stomach, and then tighten up… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Bloating: 10 Home Remedies That Work

Who likes feeling as if you swallowed a basketball? I’m guessing that there’s no one out there who enjoys having a bloated belly, but it’s a common occurrence, especially for women, because not only can food make you bloated, but PMS can too. It makes you feel heavy, miserable, and definitely not very sexy. It doesn’t make buttoning or zipping up your pants easy either.… [read more]

21 Reasons You Should Put Honey On Your Skin & Hair

Everyone has experienced a beauty disaster or two, but that shouldn’t stop you from continuing to experiment! Sometimes the most unconventional ingredients are the secret to giving you healthy skin and hair, and raw honey is no exception. This sticky substance is flush with antibiotic properties and skin-benefiting antioxidants that make it an ideal natural ingredient for skin and hair care. Best of all, honey… [read more]

7 Reasons To Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses At Night

Exposure to artificial light during the hours of darkness is a serious yet often ignored health risk. Blue wavelengths can be particularly disruptive, and they are believed to contribute to both sleep disorders and metabolic disorders. And, with our growing use of electronics and the increase in energy-efficient lighting, we are exposed to more artificial blue light than ever. Luckily, there are several ways to… [read more]

8 Warning Signs Of Calcium Deficiency & How To Fix It

When you think about the importance of calcium, you probably think about your teeth and bones, and while the mineral is essential for dental and bone health, it also plays a role in body weight, heart health, muscle functioning, hormones, blood pressure, preventing prostate cancer and more. When our blood is too low in calcium, either due to poor diet or a deficiency related to… [read more]

St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Anti-Depressant & So Much More

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a flowering perennial plant native to Europe and Asia. With opposite oblong leaves that are light green in color, St. John’s wort is so named due to its yellow flowers coming into bloom on June 24, the birthday of John the Baptist. The foliage is dotted with small translucent specks that make the leaves appear perforated when held up… [read more]