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Borscht Recipe: a Hearty Beet Soup from Eastern Europe

During wintertime, there’s nothing better than digging into a bowl of warm, nourishing soup. When you want one that’s filling and is a staple Eastern Europe that uses their common beet vegetable, it's time to make borscht! What Is Borscht? If you ask someone from Eastern Europe, it’s likely that they’ll tell you borscht originated…

Natural Remedies for High Cortisol Levels & Excessive Stress

Do you find yourself overly stressed, tired and even notice weight gain despite not changing your diet or workout frequency? Your cortisol levels may be out of whack. More specifically, they may be too high. Cortisol is often called the primary "stress hormone" because it's one of the main hormones we release when we're under…

Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance, Plus How to Solve It

Electrolytes are certain nutrients (or chemicals) present in your body that have many important functions — from regulating your heartbeat to allowing your muscles to contract so you can move. The major electrolytes found within the body include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphate and chloride. Because these crucial nutrients help stimulate nerves throughout the body…

Best Vitamins for Women (and Top Minerals, Too)

While it's possible to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need from careful food selection and a nutrient-dense diet, research shows many women still experience at least one type of nutrient deficiency, if not more. What vitamins should a woman take on a daily basis? There are 13 vitamins all women need —…

Digestive Enzymes: Benefits for Nutrient Deficiencies & Gut Health

The phrase “you are what you eat” is halfway accurate. The real truth is: You are what you digest. Therefore, are digestive enzymes key to better digestion, gut health and nutrient absorption? Surprising as it may seem, up until relatively recently, little was known about how your digestive system actually works. Today, there’s a growing incidence of…

How to Get Rid of Period Cramps: 12 Natural Remedies

Ever wonder how to get rid of period cramps? While many women suffer from PMS symptoms each month, period cramps are the most commonly reported menstrual disorder — with over up to 84 percent of young women experiencing some level of menstrual pain at some point during their lives. Forty three percent report that pain…

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath, aka Halitosis: 13 Remedies

About 30 percent of adults suffer from ongoing bad breath at some point in their lives. Bad breath is not only embarrassing, it can sometimes also be a sign of a serious health problem — although, in most cases, it’s not. Chronic bad breath — also known as halitosis — is something that absolutely nobody…

Prebiotic Benefits for the Gut, Plus How They Work with Probiotics

By now, most people are well-aware that foods rich in dietary fiber and probiotic foods offer a long list of benefits and are essential to overall health. Nonetheless, prebiotics are still largely under-appreciated and often lacking in the typical American diet. Unfortunately, this can result in serious issues like indigestion, inflammation, impaired immunity, weight gain and…

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally: 10 Ways

Did you know the average 75-year-old Okinawan male has much higher levels of testosterone than the average American male who is 30 years younger, and today, low testosterone in males is rapidly growing? There are a few factors, including lifestyle, body weight and not eating enough foods that boost testosterone. Maintaining the right level of…