8 Daily Habits for A Healthy Thyroid
Managing the symptoms of hypothyroidism is never straightforward. Even recognizing the symptoms are related to hypothyroidism, rather than menopause or the common signs of aging, can be difficult. Whether you suspect you have a thyroid disorder or have been diagnosed, preventing flare-ups and managing the symptoms can be achieved through small daily habits, instead of waiting for a flare-up to kick your treatment plan into gear. Here are the basics of hypothyroidism, the common symptoms, and simple lifestyle changes you can make to holistically manage symptoms and stop flare-ups before they even start.
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8 Alternatives to Coffee for Coffee Addicts
To quote twitter wisdom, 'Just to be clear: I never *don’t* want iced coffee.’ There has never been a bad time for iced coffee. I will never be displeased by receiving iced coffee. At no point in my life will I ever say “no thank you, I don’t want iced coffee.”' Fast forward three coffees, five bathroom breaks, and a week's worth of jitters later and the thought of another coffee is sickening. When you need that extra 3 PM boost or simply want a more complex nonalcoholic drink to go with dinner, don't head to the coffee maker! Instead, try one of these delicious and healthy coffee alternatives for a gentle, energizing effect that won't last until 2 AM. They're good enough to turn the biggest "coff-a-holics" into believers!
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The Warning Signs of Prediabetes and How to Reverse Them
Did you know as of 2020, one in every ten Americans is diabetic? Perhaps even more staggering is the fact that one in every three Americans is prediabetic, or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. That's over 88 million American adults. The risk factors of diabetes and prediabetes are the same, but it can be difficult to know if you are teetering on the brink of becoming diabetic or simply need to make a few healthy lifestyle changes. Whether you've been diagnosed as prediabetic or simply want to know your risks, here are some signs to look out for and ways you can reverse the onset of diabetes.
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Sleep Cocktail: Bedtime Supplements to Improve Sleep and Reduce Anxiety
We can't overstate the importance of sleep. Not any type of sleep, the wake up with blanket indentations and drool on your chin - good, deep sleep. That's the sleep quality we should all strive for! But for some, sleepiness and a cozy blanket aren't the only factors needed to drift off to dreamland. If you're looking for the perfect recipe for a good night's sleep, look no further. Here are some of our favorite natural sleep remedies you can whip up at home using natural ingredients and a dash of dietary supplements.
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Brittle Nails: Vitamin Deficiency or Something More?
According to Harvard Medical School, 27% of women have brittle nails. Brittle nails are more than just a cosmetic flaw or annoyance. On top of the pain and risk of infection, one's nail health can often be a sign of overall health. If you're struggling with brittle nails and want to find natural solutions, or are looking to learn what could be the cause, continue reading!
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Pre & Post COVID-19 Vaccine Supplement Regimen
Disclaimer: This is an article discussing how to manage the common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines. This is not an article debating vaccines. As the number of COVID-19 vaccination rates increases, so too does the number of people feeling totally wiped out the next day. For some, the Covid vaccine was nothing more than a prick in the arm and slight soreness in the days that followed. Other recently vaccinated people experienced flu-like symptoms for 24 hours or even more. Whether your vaccine appointment is set or you're weighing your options and looking for ways to bounce back after getting "the jab", here's what you need to know.
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Manage Chronic Inflammation: The Sooner the Better
We don't typically think of inflammation as a good thing, but it actually plays an important role in the body. The trouble is, inflammatory foods, autoimmune disorders, free radical exposure, and more can send inflammation skyrocketing and underlie major diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even depression. Here's why inflammation should not be ignored and what you can do now to avoid complications later.
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The Complete Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare Routine
Remember all the time and care that went into choosing and protecting your favorite tattoo? Or maybe there wasn't all that much TLC, to begin with, and that's why you're looking to have your tattoo removed. Well, for as much care as a new tattoo needs in order to prevent bleeding and fading, laser tattoo removal treatments require just as much diligence and attention. If you're looking to fast-track the tattoo removal healing process, improve your results, and relieve pain, redness, and inflammation, look no further. Here are the best, holistic, tattoo removal aftercare instructions.
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New Tattoos & Sun Exposure: Prevent Fresh Ink From Fading In the Sun
You've finally booked an appointment with your go-to tattoo artist and you're ready to get that fresh tattoo you've been looking forward to. The trouble is, your appointment is a couple of days before you're set to go on vacation! UGH! What to do?! If you want to show your new ink to the world but don't want to get wonky tan lines or let your new tattoo become damaged or faded in the sun, here's what you need to know!
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Diabetes & Dietary Fats: The Good & The Bad
When it comes to diabetes management, carbs are king. But because diabetes already puts diabetics at an increased risk for heart disease, this isn't the only macronutrient they need to keep an eye on. The types of fat eaten as well as your daily dietary fat intake are important factors to nourish your body without putting undue stress on the heart. Here are some of the good and the bad fats found in foods and supplements that will help optimize your diet.
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Ocean-Friendly Sun Protection: Sunscreen & Supplements
Despite being the absolute most important item in your skincare routine, sunscreen lotions often come with their fair share of scandals. Years of chemical sunscreen-covered beachgoers unknowingly wash their sunscreens into the ocean where they can bleach coral reefs and harm marine life. But there is a solution! With mineral sunscreens and the help of certain skin-supporting supplements, you can build a sunburn-proof skincare routine that protects against skin cancer and coral bleaching.
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How to Manage Autoimmune-Related Hair Loss
"Look, it's normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. So don't worry so much. Let's concentrate on your other symptoms..." If you have hair loss related to an autoimmune disease, you've no doubt heard this or something similar. And it does sound logical, doesn't it? The symptoms of the many autoimmune disorders would seem to outweigh the symptom of hair loss. Or should we say, it sounds logical to someone without a challenging immune system. However, getting a pat on the head about your hair loss is not only maddening, it's harmful. Our hair is part of our identity, so losing it feels like losing a part of ourselves. Why else would Americans spend $3.3 billion/year on hair restoration products? (That's NOT a typo: $3.3 BILLION!)
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