Tips for Taking Care of Your Endocrine System

The endocrine system is like a well-constructed web of hormonal reactions that also propels a number of other actions and is influenced by factors in your health, lifestyle choices, and your daily stress levels. The endocrine system functions as the chemical messenger system in your body. Imagine your hormones needing to write instructions to arrive at the place they’re supposed to. Whatever messages they receive, is ultimately how they react. Hormones like insulin, cortisol, estrogen, leptin, ghrelin, serotonin, testosterone, and …

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How a Vegan Diet Can Improve Workout Recovery

As an athlete, you need to recover in between workouts to achieve your best performance. Recovery not only enhances performance and endurance, but it restores the body, preventing fatigue and muscle-related injuries from occurring. Lifestyle choices, mental well-being, and the type of training performed, all play a role in recovery, but quality nutrition is also vital. In fact, recent evidence indicates that following a vegan diet can significantly reduce recovery time between workouts. 1. Athletic Recovery on a Vegan Diet    The …

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7 Bad Skin Care Habits You Don’t Realize You Have

When it draws to our skin, we’re all just out trying to do our best, right? We try out products, wash our faces regularly, moisturize… but it turns out that some of our most persistent habits can be very bad for our skin. The good news is the case that most of them have easy fixes—so you can turn bad habits into good ones.   1. You don’t replace your loofah frequently enough. “Washcloths and loofahs can harbor bacteria, mold, …

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Gut Health Tricks You Haven’t Heard Before

Our resident nutritionist shares some lesser-known paths to good gut health. Gut health is still one of the hottest health trends going. You may already be in-the-know about the power of yogurt and kombucha, but there are a few paths to better gut health you may not know about. Why Gut Health Matters Research continues to support the benefit of the healthy bacteria in the digestive tract or the “gut.” Since this area is susceptible to both healthy and unhealthy …

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Should You Be Seed Cycling?

Seed cycling is a growing trend to help balance hormones and help with a variety of hormone-related issues. Should you provide it with a try? Seed cycling, or eating different seed during different time of your menstrual cycle, is a trend that has been gaining momentum. Here’s a look at what’s involved and if there’s science to support the claims. What is Seed Cycling? Proponents of seed cycling claim that this technique can help balance hormones and issues resulting from …

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How Gross is it Not to Wash Your Water Bottle Every Day?

Admit it, you’ve skipped a day (or maybe five) without giving your reusable water bottle a proper scrubbing. Which is your favorite rationalization? “It’s just water in there,” “I washed it yesterday,” or maybe “It’s BPA-free, so I’m good?” Staying hydrated and doing your part for the environment by opting for a reusable bottle is commendable, but don’t sabotage those healthy habits by exposing yourself to potentially unhealthy and harmful bacteria. Find out how germy those bottles get if you …

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