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Tyrosine Benefits for Brain & Thyroid Health (+ Foods & Dosage Info)

Tyrosine is an important precursor to neurotransmitters and substances like epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine, which means it helps the body produce chemicals that support your thyroid, energy and mood. This is why some people claim that taking this amino acid can help speed up your metabolism. Not only can you get it from eating foods…

Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid) Symptoms, Causes & Best Diet

Roughly 5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 12 has some form of hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid), and some estimates suggest up to 40 percent of the population suffers from at least some level of underactive thyroid. Women — especially older women — are the most susceptible group for developing hypothyroidism. People…

11 Best Natural Laxatives to Make You ‘Regular’

Constipation is one of the most commonly reported health problems, affecting about 16 percent of U.S. adults and one in three adults over age 60, according to the National Institutes of Health. What helps relieve constipation fast? While a number of over-the-counter medications are available to treat this condition quickly, not all are considered safe.…

5 Natural Treatments for Anemia Symptoms

Anemia, also known as anaemia, occurs when your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells or if your red blood cells don't have enough hemoglobin. Because a side effect of anemia is low circulation of oxygen, anemia symptoms usually include muscle weakness, ongoing fatigue or lethargy, brain fog, and sometimes mood…

Diabetic Diet Plan: Best and Worst Foods

If you have diabetes, you probably know just how important your diet can be when it comes to controlling diabetes symptoms. However, a healthy diabetic diet plan goes way beyond cutting carbs and slashing sugar consumption. In fact, filling your plate with the right foods and switching up your daily routine can also have a…

Cranberry Benefits for UTIs, Immune Health & More

Did you know that cranberries contain one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any fruit? That's right — these incredible berries are loaded with health-promoting antioxidants, which studies show help protect cells against free radical damage and aid in the prevention of chronic disease. Cranberries should be a staple on every shopping list for many reasons,…

Sprout Guide: How (& Why) to Sprout Grains, Nuts & Beans

Sprouting grains, nuts, beans and seeds has been a common practice in places like Eastern Asian and Europe for literally thousands of years. In fact, different forms of soaking, sprouting and fermenting seeds have been a part of almost every culture in one way or another. Why? Our ancestors understood the many advantages and health…

How to Maintain Normal Blood Sugar

If you are one of the millions of people who has prediabetes, diabetes, metabolic syndrome or any other form of “insulin resistance,” maintaining normal blood sugar levels can be challenging. Over the past several decades, these chronic disorders have swept through the U.S. and many other nations, reaching epidemic proportions and causing serious, but often…

What Are Electrolytes? Foods that Can Prevent an Imbalance

Electrolytes are incredibly important to overall health. Not only are they found throughout the human body in the blood, sweat and urine, but they also play a vital role in everything from fluid balance to heart health and brain function. Fortunately, electrolytes are present naturally in a variety of food sources, which makes it easy…

12 Potential Natural Cancer Treatments Revealed

Have you ever wondered how effective natural cancer treatments can be? Around 20 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was crazy for my family at the time because my mom was a gym teacher, swim instructor and was always considered to be “healthy.” After her diagnosis, she took the advice of…