Without even noticing, you wake up breathing. You go for a run and automatically, without trying, your lungs automatically kick into overdrive. As you start to relax, they slow down. Your lungs help you sleep, keep you calm, and give your organs the oxygen they need to function. All without you having to do a thing. [...]
If you are like me, you generally think that you are pretty healthy. However, your heart rate provides a benchmark for your overall health that you might not have thought about. The way your heart runs gives an indication of everything else that is going on in other systems throughout your body. The heart pulse [...]
If you live in a first-world country, you expect to turn on the faucet and receive clear, clean water, right? If you saw brown or grey water coming out of the faucet, that’s a clear sign that something is wrong and you wouldn’t drink it. But the truth is, even though the water is clear [...]
Each day, our bodies work tirelessly to keep us healthy and thriving. As blood is pumped from the heart and through our veins, and food is digested through our vital organs, the kidneys are picking up the slack. Your kidneys are basically the most sophisticated trash collection service that was ever invented. These two small organs [...]
You have been drinking coffee the wrong way for years. The energy, clarity, and focus you get from coffee may actually be more effective when used in a slightly different direction. Mention a “coffee enema” to friends and you’re likely to get more than a few raised eyebrows and muffled snickers (or downright rolling-on-the-floor laughing). It [...]
Unless something goes wrong, you’ll never even notice your gallbladder is there, which is exactly how it’s supposed to be. The gallbladder is a small organ about three to four inches long, shaped like a pear, and is located on the right side directly under the liver. If the liver is Batman, the gallbladder is Robin. [...]
To go or not to go, that is always the question. On New Year’s Eve, I get a bad case of FOMO. And hosting your own New Year’s Eve party can be the best night of the year... or a complete disaster. I beg you to consider these five critical New Year’s Eve party tips before deciding to host one, attend one, or Skype into one a little tipsy.
Sometimes we forget to do important things, like get our cars checked before they actually die in the middle of the road. What’s one more little engine light? Preparing for winter doesn’t seem to be too hard, right? To avoid putting up storm windows in a blizzard or having a burst pipe in your basement, I’ve created the ultimate winter checklist to keep your head above snow this winter.
Did you brush your teeth this morning? Fill up your water bottle from a tap? Get on a train or use a cell phone today? You may have increased your exposure to heavy metals without even realizing it. In today's world, heavy metals are commonly used in almost every facet of life. Without the ability to [...]
Mold is not just something that happens in abandoned or unkempt buildings. It is much more common than you think and there’s a good chance you’ve already been exposed. “We estimate that 22 percent of the population is vulnerable to [black mold exposure],” says Dr. Andrew Heyman is a geneticist and mold researcher. “Forty million people [...]