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Symptoms of Thyroid Problems & Remedies That Help

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in your throat, just behind your Adam's apple. Because it serves as the body's thermostat — continuously regulating things like temperature, hunger levels and energy expenditure — thyroid problems can cause widespread symptoms. According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, there are roughly 20 million Americans…

Psoriasis Diet, Essential Oils & Supplements for Natural Treatment

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin disease that causes inflammation and scaling of the skin that affects approximately 2 percent to 2.6 percent of the U.S. population. (1) Normal, healthy skin experiences cell turnover about once a month, but when you have psoriasis, the skin cells rise way too fast and actually pile up on top…

Can’t Use Zantac? Try These 5 Heartburn Remedies

Heartburn, a form of uncomfortable indigestion, affects millions of people every day, yet is largely preventable and treatable. Roughly 20 percent of adult Americans put up with painful heartburn or acid reflux symptoms on a recurring basis — and more than 60 million yearly. In April 2o20, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for retailers in the U.S. to…

Oligosaccharides: The Prebiotics that Support the Heart & Gut

Although most people have heard of monosaccharides and polysaccharides, very few are familiar with oligosaccharides. These beneficial compounds are found in many of the foods that we eat every day and have been linked to some serious benefits, such as improved heart health, increased weight loss and better blood sugar control. This article will cover…

Sucralose: 5 Reasons to Avoid This Artificial Sweetener

Many of our friends and family members have been duped into believing that artificial sweeteners like Splenda® are saviors to prevent diabetes and obesity. However, the health risks associated with the ingredients in Splenda, or sucralose, are extensive and downright troublesome. As research continues to investigate the details, more negative effects are surfacing. Sucralose is…

Bone Broth-Braised Short Ribs Recipe with Garlic and Thyme

I’m always on the lookout for a restaurant-worthy dish that takes little effort to cook up. I love having a go-to dish that’s easier than calling takeout and tastes even better. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve found it. These braised short ribs are a lazy chef’s dream. The prep work is minimal, and the beef…

MSM Supplement Improves Joints, Allergies and Gut Health

What if I told you there was a so-called “miracle supplement” that could help lower inflammation, fight the effects of stress and pain, raise immunity, and increase energy levels? Would you be interested? Then you need to know about MSM. What is the supplement MSM good for? It's used to help treat literally dozens of…

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms + How to Prevent & Overcome Low Vitamin B12

It’s estimated that up to 25 percent of all adults are at least marginally deficient in vitamin B12 (also called cobalamin). Some experts believe this number may actually be a lot higher, since it’s suspected that there are many cases of undetected vitamin B12 deficiency. This means there are millions of people likely struggling with…

Lyme Disease Treatment (Natural vs. Conventional) and Prevention Tips

Lyme disease is a complicated infection that is caused by bacteria that's transmitted from a tick or insect bite. The majority of cases of Lyme are due to a bite from a type of deer tick known as the black-legged tick, which can carry and pass on bacteria known as borrelia burgdorferi. According to the Michigan…

Probiotic Drink Benefits, Plus How to Make Your Own

The probiotic drinks category is one of the fastest growing trends in the functional foods and beverages market, due to increasing consumer demand for products made with natural, beneficial ingredients, particularly those that contribute to gut health. Even major companies including PepsiCo are jumping on the probiotic drinks bandwagon; in 2016, PepsiCo acquired KeVita, a…