Did you know it is a common health myth that spicy foods cause ulcers? It’s true! One of the most common causes of ulcers is a bacteria called H. Pylori. Another common reason people get ulcers is from medication. Taking things such as ibuprofen (on… Read More »Can spicy foods cause stomach ulcers?
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An entire area of shocking health and beauty myths you probably didn’t know about.
Rubbing away dead skin cells not only feels great, it leaves you with a new shine. Exfoliating, or scrubbing off skin cells, is a great way to rejuvenate the surface of your skin. What exactly is exfloiating? Skin exfoliation is the process in which dead… Read More »The best natural exfoliate that works (and will save you money!)
You’re getting ready to head to the beach and decide a quick bikini area shave is in order, however afterward, you look down only to be reminded of pimples on prom night. Now you’re left with the decision to bikini or not to bikini. Well,… Read More »Tips on how to prevent bikini rash (just as you’re heading to the beach!)
Tumeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a cooking spice and for medicinal purposes. It is deemed very effective for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, however, it’s important to understand that the active compound in turmeric is actually curcumin. Curcumin is a… Read More »Does turmeric really work as an anti inflammatory?
Some dreams are pleasant and cause us to smile in our sleep while others are simply terrifying or embarrassing to the point we sweat, toss and turn and wake up horrified. Whether good or bad, dreams are a normal part of sleep. The average person… Read More »Do dreams and dreaming affect our health?
It can be a hard decision, spending upwards of $100 (or more) for an electric toothbrush over a few dollars for the manual version, but is it worth it? If you’re wondering if electric toothbrushes are better, we have the answer to help make your… Read More »Are electric toothbrushes better?
Hair is the fastest growing tissue on our body with an average growth rate of 0.5 cm to 1.7 cm per month. Optimal hair growth occurs from age 15 to age 30 and then takes a decline in growth speed from age 40 to 50.… Read More »Is it possible to make your hair grow faster?
Chamomile flowers, which are a traditional folk remedy, are a common ingredient in tea as well as flavoring in food and drinks. For the most part, chamomile is considered safe, but researchers caution that studies continue on the effectiveness of the flower and that chamomile… Read More »Is chamomile tea a good anti inflammatory?
Did you know that the color of the lightbulbs in your home affect your sleep patterns? Did you know that light in general affects our sleep patterns, which is why many of us begin to feel sleepy as the sun goes down. This biological affect… Read More »Does the color of a light bulb affect sleep?
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest tree species in the world. This popular supplement in its dried green leaf form, is one of the top selling herbal medicines in capsule, tablets and liquid. People selling it claim the therapeutic properties of the plant include… Read More »Does Ginkgo Biloba help your memory?
Are you supposed to pee on a jelllyfish sting? I think we’ve all seen that show where a group of friends head to the beach and one gets stung by a jellyfish. The solution…pee. But since that is television and not reality, there’s no point… Read More »What should you do if you’re stung by a jellyfish?
If you’re a polish lover and a mani-pedi fan, we may not be friends after this since the truth is nail polish is loaded with toxic chemicals. Perhaps you’ve seen nail polish labeled toxic free or even three-free (five-free and even 10-free). This refers to… Read More »Does your body really absorb the chemicals in nail polish?
I live in a region where sea salt is the go-to salt in so many different forms, it can take ages to choose one from the shelf. The salt choices are all so neatly packaged and range in granular size and shades of color from… Read More »Which salt is healthiest, sea salt or regular salt?
You’re on your way to buy groceries and are wondering why is brown food better than white? When we think healthy in terms of color, we tend to navigate toward foods that are brown as opposed to white, since brown (natural) are supposed to be… Read More »Brown food choices that are not always better
We’ve all seen protein shakes advertised as a way to become leaner and stronger, especially when combined with resistance exercises, but is the extra protein necessary? Are protein shakes even a healthy choice? The answer, according to several medical sources, remains inconsistent. The results of… Read More »Are whey protein shakes bad for you?
Although Kraft’s ingredient list says their spreadable product does contain cheese, it is not considered an actual cheese product according to FDA standards since it is a shelf-stable product that contains numerous added ingredients such as emulsifiers and flavor enhancers. This holds true for all… Read More »Is there any real cheese in Cheez Whiz?
You’re not serious! Caffeine-free coffee isn’t actually caffeine free?! That’s right folks! All caffeine coffee contains some percentage of caffeine. While the amount of caffeine in each decaffeinated coffee product will differ form brand to brand, they will all contain some level of caffeine. A… Read More »Is there such a thing as caffeine free coffee?