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What Is the GAPS Diet and Does it Work?

What Is the GAPS Diet and Does it Work?

By Helen West, RD The GAPS diet is a strict elimination diet that requires its followers to cut out grains, pasteurized dairy, starchy vegetables and refined carbs. It’s promoted as a natural treatment for people with conditions that affect the brain, such as autism. However, it’s a controversial therapy and has been widely criticized by […]

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    7 Foods That Can Be Fatal to Dogs

    7 Foods That Can Be Fatal to Dogs

    By Kayla McDonell Certain foods that are safe for humans can be harmful to dogs. Because dogs have a different metabolism than people, feeding human foods to dogs can be very dangerous for their health and may even be fatal in some cases. This article reviews seven food items that have been proven toxic to […]

    7 Reasons Why Getting Enough Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

    7 Reasons Why Getting Enough Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

    By Caroline Pullen If you’re trying to lose weight, the amount of sleep you get may be just as important as your diet and exercise. Unfortunately, many people aren’t getting enough sleep. In fact, about 30 percent of adults are sleeping fewer than six hours most nights, according to a study of U.S. adults (1). […]

    How Running Can Help You Shed Unwanted Pounds

    How Running Can Help You Shed Unwanted Pounds

    By Ryan Raman Running is an incredibly popular way to exercise. In fact, it’s estimated that in the U.S. alone, more than 64 million people have run at least once in the past year (1). Running is also linked to many health benefits, and is one of the best types of exercise to help you […]

    9 Health Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

    9 Health Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

    By Ryan Raman Cod liver oil is a type of fish oil supplement. Like regular fish oil, it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to many health benefits, including reduced inflammation and lower blood pressure (1, 2). It also contains vitamins A and D, both of which provide many other health benefits. Here […]

    12 Health Benefits of Meditation

    12 Health Benefits of Meditation

    By Dr. Matthew Thorpe The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its benefits. Meditation is a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Many people think of it as a way to reduce stress and […]

    Can Drinking Lemon Water Help You Lose Weight?

    Can Drinking Lemon Water Help You Lose Weight?

    By Rachael Link Lemon water is a beverage made from water mixed with fresh lemon juice. It can be enjoyed either hot or cold. This type of water is often claimed to have various health benefits, including improving digestion, enhancing focus and increasing energy levels. It’s also said to help promote weight loss and is […]

    9 Ways This Probiotic Can Benefit Your Health

    9 Ways This Probiotic Can Benefit Your Health

    By Ruairi Robertson Probiotics are becoming popular food supplements. Interestingly, each probiotic can have different effects on your body. Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the most common types of probiotics and can be found in fermented foods, yogurt and supplements. What Is Lactobacillus Acidophilus? Lactobacillus acidophilus is a type of bacteria found in your intestines. […]

    Don’t Have Time to Exercise? Here’s 7 Reason You Should Try HIIT

    Don’t Have Time to Exercise? Here’s 7 Reason You Should Try HIIT

    By Dr. Grant Tinsley While most people know that physical activity is healthy, it’s estimated that about 30 percent of people worldwide don’t get enough (1). Unless you have a physically demanding job, a dedicated fitness routine is likely your best bet for getting active. Unfortunately, many people feel that they don’t have enough time […]