When we’re in the womb, our ears are the first sense organ to develop. When we die, it is said that our hearing is the last to go. So it should come as no surprise that humans have found tools and tricks to appeal to our sense of hearing for at least 35,000 years, in every cultural enclave across the globe.
If you’re reading this article, chances are I’ve caught you in a sweatpants and froyo-devouring phase listening for your ex’s car outside. Trust me, I was just there. Over the last few months, while going through a breakup from my former girlfriend of four years, I honestly wondered if it was possible to keel over from a broken heart. But here I am writing this, obviously still alive, and now I’m here to tell you: put down the froyo spoon.
Is there anything worse than an aching ear? Recently while traveling in Mexico I came down with a nasty virus. It stole my energy for weeks, clogged my sinuses and left me with a raging ear infection. Fortunately, I was given a local age-old remedy using three simple ingredients commonly found at home: garlic, rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. Here’s how to try it, along with other natural remedies for ear pain.
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans suffering from anxiety, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Even though it’s awful while it’s happening, anxiety serves an important function. Here are a few reasons to think of anxiety as a superpower and how to manage it naturally.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, you’re probably at your wits end about how to help your poor body cope. The good news is, there are several foods that can be as effective as over-the-counter pain medications, without all those nasty side effects. And when these superstar ingredients are combined, you’re looking at one seriously powerful elixir.
As a native Californian, I can attest to the fact that we’re simply obsessed with avocados. Perhaps it’s the fact that they come from sun-kissed fields and taste like a perfect blend of savory and sweet, or the fact that they contain healthy saturated fat that’s great for the waistline. In any case, avocados are life. And, it turns out, the oil from this humble fruit is just as beneficial to use in your cooking. Here are six reasons why you should get on board with avocado oil.
Health trends come and go, but turmeric’s place in the limelight is here to stay. You’ve probably seen it just about everywhere, from golden lattes to DIY face masks. And if you’ve dismissed this ancient Indian spice as just a health fad, it’s time to take a closer look at its wonder ingredient: curcumin. A tablespoon (or two) could be just what the doctor ordered.
Are you a gluten-free dieter? Seafood aficionado? Fan of commercial deodorant? Chances are, you’ve got heavy metals in your system. Lead, arsenic, mercury and other metals are often found in processed food items and pesticides used to grow our food. And while you may be consuming these metals in trace amounts, over time they accumulate in our bodies and make us sick. Here’s what to watch out for and how to detox from heavy metals.
A lot of people ask how I finally managed to quit smoking after nearly a decade of sucking back 20-plus cigarettes a day and dozens of failed attempts to quit. Now on my way to four years clean, I can honestly say that quitting cigarettes was the best thing I ever did for my physical, mental and spiritual health. Here’s how I quit cigarettes cold turkey and got rid of that pesky nicotine monster — for good.
It’s a well-known fact that relationships are hard work. Marriage and family experts say that even the best couples have arguments now and again, and that’s totally normal when different points of view are expressed in a healthy way. But if you’re stuck in toxic relationship patterns, your body might be trying to tell you something.
We have a plastic problem. It’s at work, at home and even hiding in our hygiene products in the form of tiny beads. When it comes to pollution on a global scale, there’s no doubt that plastic is one of the biggest offenders. Here are 27 easy trades you can make in order to use less plastic in your daily life.
Say the word “cancer” and most people feel one thing: fear. That’s because, now more than ever, cancer seems to strike across such a broad range of categories — young, old, thin, fat, athletic, stationary and everything in between. With cancer’s prevalence, so too are its “cures,” many of which are wishy-washy in the name of science. But there’s one all-natural remedy for cancer that’s surprising scientists and patients alike: cannabis.
If you’re like me, your dentist drilled into you to brush and floss your teeth every morning right when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. There’s no question that brushing and flossing are the best ways to remove bacteria, strengthen your gums and protect against oral diseases. But there’s one more thing you should add to your morning routine, and it may seem a little strange.
There’s a common misconception out there that meat is the best source of protein to help you build muscle and burn fat. While lean and well-sourced meat in moderation may be healthy, the overconsumption of processed meats is making us heavier and sicker than ever before. Instead, try to improve your muscle-building and weight loss efforts with sources beyond meat and dairy. Here are some delicious and nutritious foods to pick up the next time you’re at the grocery store.
I first heard about intermittent fasting back in grad school, when a fellow student and rugby player told me that it was the key to his six-pack and muscular physique. I admired his fortitude, but brushed it off as just as health fad. Turns out, according to research, he might have been onto something. If you’re trying to lose weight or your fitness efforts have plateaued, here are a few reasons to give intermittent fasting a try.
If you thought coconut oil was just for cooking, think again. Coconut oil is one of the most versatile ingredients out there. Whether it’s in your food, on your hair or even “down there,” coconut oil can give your body some TLC from the inside-out. Take our 10-day coconut oil challenge to revamp your beauty routine and improve your overall health.