Topic: supplements

The Hormone Diet: 6 Reasons To Up Your Probiotic Intake Now

The Hormone Diet: 6 Reasons To Up Your Probiotic Intake Now

I’m not trying to talk you out of the hand sanitizer, but when it comes to good bacteria–like the kind that live in the human gut–sometimes more is more. Under normal circumstances, such “probiotics” live within our digestive system in symbiotic harmony. However, our modern diets and medications have been wiping them out, and leaving many people with a serious imbalance of good gut bacteria. More »

Evening Cool-Down: Is Kava Safe For Stress Relief?

Evening Cool-Down: Is Kava Safe For Stress Relief?

Kava kava has long been used for to relieve anxiety, but are the risks worth it? (YouBeauty)

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• “Whoremom” is raising money for a documentary about how sex workers get their kids taken away (Mommyish)

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• How to find cheap yoga in your city (Alignyo)

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• An awesome way to tone your back? Trail running (POPSugar Fitness)

• How our own “fat talk” affects the way we’re perceived (Greatist)

Supplement Showdown: Which Fish Oil Brand Is Best?

Supplement Showdown: Which Fish Oil Brand Is Best?

Are all fish oil supplements created equal? Certainly not. Different brands contain differing amounts of omega-3s, the essential fatty acids that give fish oil its power. They’re made from different types of fish (sardines and anchovies are best, though herring, tuna or salmon will also do) from different sources. And they come at quite varied price points, too. So which fish oil brand is best? See for yourself. Here’s a quick comparison of five popular brands. More »

Which Supplements Should I Take? How to Avoid The Shotgun Approach

Which Supplements Should I Take? How to Avoid The Shotgun Approach

“What supplements should I take?” is a common question, and between marketing and the mish-mash of supplements recommended in articles and books, choosing the right vitamins and supplements can cause a serious headache. But whether your goal is optimal body composition, improved resistance to stress, better bloodmarkers, or all of the above, it’s possible to come up with a strategy for getting what you need–and much better than taking the shotgun approach. To help you build a regimen that makes sense for you, let’s go over the bare minimum, plus formulations for five common hormonal imbalances that can be improved with a good supplement regimen More »