The Forgotten Art Of Squatting: An Antidote For Damage Done To Our Bodies From Sitting?

The Forgotten Art Of Squatting: An Antidote For Damage Done To Our Bodies From Sitting? By Alanna Ketler for Natural Blaze The invention of the chair was really a total game changer in regards to how our bodies function and which parts of the body we are using on a regular basis. The chair took all of that pressure off of our rears and backs, and relieved some of our weight for us. Of course, we always had the option to sit on the ground or perhaps in a tree, but…

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Gut Health: Does Exercise Change Your Microbiome?

Gut Health: Does Exercise Change Your Microbiome? By Rachael Rigby, Lancaster University and Karen Wright, Lancaster University via Natural Blaze The diverse, non-human life forms that live in our guts – known as our microbiome – are crucial to our health. A disrupted balance of these contribute to a range of disorders and diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease. It could even affect our mental health. It’s well known that the microbes living in our guts are altered through diet. For example, including dietary fibre and dairy products in our diets encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria. But mounting…

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Keep your blood pressure under control with these 7 natural treatments

Keep your blood pressure under control with these 7 natural treatments By Zoey Sky for Prevention High blood pressure (hypertension) is a silent killer. This means the condition doesn’t have obvious symptoms and it can even go unnoticed and untreated for many years. To manage your blood pressure, you can make lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly and incorporating healing superfoods like berries and supplements into your diet. Why alternative treatments are better than medication for hypertension Doctors often prescribe medications for high blood pressure, but these drugs are often linked to…

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Happiness: What It Is, Why It Is Important, and How to Cultivate More of It

Happiness: What It Is, Why It Is Important, and How to Cultivate More of It by Lisa Egan for Ready Nutrition What is happiness? And how can you add more to your life? Here’s what research has to say. What is happiness? Ask several people this question (including yourself), and you will likely get a wide variety of answers. While it plays an important role in our lives, researchers have yet to agree on a definition or framework for happiness because it is hard to define scientifically. In fact, happiness…

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Hot Tea In The Summer?! Here’s Why You Should Try It!

Hot Tea In The Summer?! Here’s Why You Should Try It! by Sara Tipton for Ready Nutrition Summer is upon us! As I helped to ready the garden this weekend, I actually started to feel warm. When I went inside, I immediately grabbed a glass of ice-cold water. I was craving some herbal tea but didn’t feel like making any because it was so warm. But, as it turns out, hot tea is beneficial even when the weather is warmer! Summer is upon us! As I helped to ready the…

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Turmeric: 6 Medicinal benefits and home remedies

Turmeric: 6 Medicinal benefits and home remedies By Divina Ramirez for Turmeric.news Turmeric is the gold standard in superfoods due to the range of health benefits it can offer, from improving brain function to lowering the risk of cancer. This aromatic spice owes most of its wonderful medicinal effects to curcumin, the anti-inflammatory compound that gives turmeric its distinct yellow-orange hue. Here are six incredible health benefits of this beloved golden spice. Enhances immunity One of the most popular health benefits linked to turmeric and curcumin is enhanced immunity. Since curcumin has strong antioxidant…

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Can you treat food allergies with probiotics? Turns out, you can

Can you treat food allergies with probiotics? Turns out, you can by: Arsenio Toledo for Natural News According to the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization, around 32 million Americans – one in 10 adults and one in 13 children – suffer from food allergies. Worse yet, around 200,000 people each year require emergency medical care due to allergic reactions to food. FARE rightfully categorizes this as a “food epidemic,” especially since the prevalence of food allergies among children has increased by over 50 percent in the last two decades. Fortunately, one study…

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Shake it off: Study finds that whole-body vibrations can reduce inflammation in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Shake it off: Study finds that whole-body vibrations can reduce inflammation in patients with Type 2 diabetes By Divina Ramirez for Prevention Diabetes is a metabolic disease that is prevalent worldwide. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 34.2 million Americans had diabetes in 2018. An overwhelming chunk of this population is diagnosed with Type 2, the most common form of diabetes. In the face of this chronic disease, researchers from Augusta University in Georgia and Ohio State University found that whole-body vibration has potential benefits on the bacterial communities in the gut, resulting in reduced inflammation. The vibrations also led to enhanced…

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No more excuses: Even short bursts of exercise offer many health benefits, researchers advise

No more excuses: Even short bursts of exercise offer many health benefits, researchers advise by: Zoey Sky for Natural News Not everyone likes to exercise, but studies have proven time and again that regular physical activity is crucial for maintaining your overall health. If you hate going to the gym but want to keep fit, you may finally have a reason to rejoice. According to updated federal physical activity guidelines, short bursts of exercise can also offer benefits for your well-being. “Move more, sit less” In November 2018, updated federal physical activity guidelines…

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Stretching: Expert Explains How Best To Do It Before And After A Workout

Stretching: Expert Explains How Best To Do It Before And After A Workout By Lewis Macgregor, University of Stirlingfor Natural Blaze Many people see stretching as an essential part of any exercise or workout regime. It helps us increase our flexibility and our range of movement. Many of us also stretch to loosen up before exercising, and to help recover after we’re finished. Though stretching has long been a mainstay of nearly every workout routine, does it have as much of an effect on performance and recovery as we believe? The reason…

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