The American approach to weight loss starts, for most, with calorie counting. Even if you do subscribe to the “Calories In, Calories Out” school of weight loss (many don’t, by the way), the fact is this:
If you’re a parent, you’re doing everything you can for your kids. You help them with their homework. You practice tennis serves and soccer passes. You get them into bed at a reasonable hour. But what are you doing to take care of their immune systems?
Our gut is the key to our immunity. Within our gut are several million living cultures of bacteria that are created and fed by the food we eat. These bacteria and fungi make up the gut’s microbiome. Your gut microbiome has a direct impact on your immune cells. If your gut is healthy, you will have better immunity.
We wear our nutrition on our skin, you might say: the food we eat has direct effects on our skin, the largest organ in (or on) the body. Feed your body well—and practice other skin-friendly habits—and you’ll find yourself with a glowing, clear complexion from head to toe.
Ah, the wonders of the human body! From the intricacies of brain function to the biomechanics of movement, it’s an amazing system. And in women, that system includes a complex relationship between vaginal health and hormones that shifts and changes depending on their reproductive phase. What can you do to foster vaginal health and maintain hormonal balance, whatever your life stage?
Your mood can be affected by your thoughts, it’s true, but the gut has a lot to say about your outlook on life, too.
Few events inspire more good vibes than a summer barbecue. Fresh cocktails, great company, and a flaming grill are a tough combination to beat. One drawback: a menu full of heavy, greasy culinary fare that can leave you in the sluggish, bloated state known as a “food coma.”
The skincare market has never been more profitable, but many consumers aren’t seeing the results they’re paying for. One fact that multi-billion-dollar skincare companies may not want you to know? The key to beautiful skin doesn’t just lie in a cream or peeling solution—the secret to sustainable, glowing skin lies in your diet.
When we see a dreaded blotch of acne on our skin as adults, we tend to conduct a surface-level investigation into the problem—as in, the surface-level that is our skin. Surely it’s a clogged pore, or deviation from our cleansing and moisturizing routine, or abnormal stress that is to blame for the outbreak, right?
When it comes to skincare, experts agree that sunscreen, moisturizer, and exfoliation, plus drinking tons of water, are skin-friendly measures. Here’s what you don’t often hear: