Also known as salt pipes, Himalayan salt inhalers are designed for the user to take in mineral-rich microscopic salt particles directly into their lungs.
Detoxification means removing impurities from our bodies, but do probiotics detox the body? Find out how probiotics can be helpful in your detoxification.
Lactose intolerance can be quite an inconvenience, but it shouldn’t stop you from taking probiotics. Here are awesome dairy-free foods rich in probiotics.
Both digestive enzymes and probiotics help improve digestion. But how do they differ? Here’s a quick comparison of digestive enzymes vs. probiotics.
Our body parts are more connected than we realize. If you’re feeling eye pain, it could be from a sinus infection. Here’s how our sinuses mess with eyes.
Published August 18th, 2020 Health, as defined by the WHO, is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Simply put, it’s an all-encompassing term that refers to the holistic well-being of a person. With the help of research, mental health and mood have become […]
Published August 18th, 2020 Do you know what isn’t a joke? Sinus pain. Sure, you could have a mild headache here or there, but when it gets bad, it’s terrible. It can even result in worse conditions, like toothaches, earaches, and facial pain. Sinus pain results from an inflammation of the sinus cavities, called sinusitis, […]
Published July 31st, 2020 Prevention is always better than cure. That’s an age-old saying when it comes to our health. However, sometimes life blindsides us, and we fall to sickness. When that happens, we’re often left with the undesirable task of taking medicine just to get better. Some of these sicknesses can be more malignant […]
Published July 17th, 2020 Cottage cheese is not like most cheeses that you know, like American cheese. It’s not aged, it’s a little wet, resembling yogurt more than cheese. But it’s become quite popular lately, especially in celebrity diets. Harley Pasternak, a celebrity trainer who trains Rihanna, Lady Gaga, took a snapshot of his healthy […]
Published July 2nd, 2020 The term “irritable bowel” is said to have been coined sometime in the 1950s. They used the term to categorize people who developed diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. Since then, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been the source of discomfort for millions of people. In America, IBS affects anywhere between 15 […]
Published June 18th, 2020 So, you want to cook with probiotic-rich food? And you’re wondering whether cooking them kills the nutrients in them? Well, we’re here to answer some of those questions. First off, what are probiotics? Probiotics are live “good” and “helpful” bacteria. Their benefits on your digestive and overall health are almost too […]
Published June 18th, 2020 Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common genital infection that affects women. It’s associated with the overgrowth of certain bacteria which causes an imbalance in the vagina. When we say “imbalance”, we refer to the delicate balance of good and bad bacteria. You may not know it but your vagina is […]
Published May 14th, 2020 They say that there’s a time for everything. Apparently, this also applies to taking probiotics. Unlike prescription medicines, there are no grave health consequences if you fail to take probiotics at the prescribed time. But taking them at a certain time of the day helps maximize their benefits. So, when should […]
Published on April 13, 2020 So far, there is no scientific evidence suggesting that expired probiotics can make you sick. However, the longer a probiotic supplement stays on the shelf, the lesser is its effectivity.Why is that?Also dubbed as the “good bacteria”, probiotics are live microorganisms that are beneficial to our body. Aside from supplements, […]
Published on April 3, 2020 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the C. difficile bacteria infects around 500,000 people each year. While the number of deaths is estimated at 14,000 annually. This makes Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) one of the leading causes of death in the US. CDI usually occurs in […]
Published February 27th, 2020 Antibiotics are one of the most common drugs that are prescribed in the US. And while it eradicates and treats all types of bacterial infection, many health professionals agree that its side effects outweigh its benefits.According to the CDC, at least 30 percent of all antibiotics prescribed in outpatient clinics are […]
Published February 24th, 2020 Sinusitis is one of the most common health problems in the US. Experts estimate that it affects about 31 million people around the country. It’s also responsible for the $150 million that Americans have spent in prescription medications.A go-to treatment for people suffering from a sinus infection is nasal sprays. But […]
Published February 19th, 2020 Have you ever noticed that when you have a cold, your hearing seems to be affected too? That condition is known as “glue ear,” and if left untreated, it can disrupt your work and social life.Glue ear is one of the most common medical conditions that affect hearing. It happens when […]
Published February 10th, 2020 Kefir is a cultured, fermented milk that is high in nutrients and probiotics, making it very beneficial for digestion and gut health. It is like a thin yogurt but has a thinner consistency. Made from kefir grains, the end product of the fermentation process is what gives kefir a tangy taste. […]
Published February 10th, 2020 As a pregnant mother, eating healthy and natural foods is one of the best things to do if you want to achieve a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. The last thing that you would want is to compromise the health of your baby and yourself. However, you must also determine whether […]
Published January 20th, 2020 Sinus infection is one of the common diseases in the US. According to a report from CDC, 11.2% of Americans were diagnosed with sinusitis in 2018. While there’s nothing to worry about having a sinus infection, it has an uncomfortable and painful symptom that most people can’t bear. Thus, those who get affected […]
Published January 17th, 2020 For years, apple cider vinegar has been consumed for its presumed healing properties. Study shows that ACV has multiple antimicrobial properties. Thus, many people believe that it can lessen your chances of acquiring diseases because ACV can kill many types of bacteria. Moreover, there are claims that it can lower blood […]
Published January 17th, 2020 Most of the time, bacterial and viral sinus infections have similar symptoms. A viral infection is more common and usually goes away on its own. Bacterial ones, on the other hand, can be treated with antibiotics.However, misuse of antibiotics can make your condition even worse. Administering it on a virus-induced sinus […]
Published December 23rd, 2019 Do you have a persistent salty taste in your mouth? Does it taste salty even when you have eaten nothing yet? When this happens, it’s advisable to seek medical help. While this occurrence is quite common, it may be a symptom of an underlying issue. Causes of Persistent Salty Taste in […]
Published December 23rd, 2019 Have you ever had those painful headaches that come with an uncomfortable pressure between your eyes and cheeks – sometimes even in your forehead – where you thought that your head is going to explode at any second? That, my friend, is what you call a sinus pressure. What Causes Sinus […]
Published December 16th, 2019 Post-nasal drip is a condition where too much mucus accumulates at the back of your throat. Having nasal mucus is normal, especially when you inhaled an irritant, such as smoke or pollen, that trigger allergy. It is an excellent sign that your body is fighting the invading germs. However, excessive nasal […]
Published December 16th, 2019 Have you ever had that feeling where your nose is like a leaky faucet, your face all swollen and your eyes so puffy that it feels like it’s going to pop out anytime? Well, you might have an infection in your sinuses. What is a Sinus Infection? Sinus infection or sinusitis […]
Published November 25, 2019 The human body works in such surprising ways. Your nose, throat, and sinuses produce mucus, a thick and slippery substance, that harmlessly mixes with saliva.Primarily, mucus helps to keep your airways from drying out throughout the day. It also helps to trap any foreign bodies, such as germs and other pollutants […]
Published November 18th, 2019 In general, kombucha is considered Halal. But as with other kinds of beverages that contain traces of alcohol, always read out the label.In Islamic dietary laws, there are two classifications of food: halal and haram. Halal means it’s allowed for consumption. While the word “haram” translates to “forbidden” which, in itself, […]
Published November 11th, 2019 If you are fond of fermented foods, then you might have heard all the buzzes about kombucha. Kombucha has a golden reputation, as many claim that it has several health benefits. People even call it the “immortal health elixir,” for they believe that it can cure almost every disease.While there are a […]
Published November 11th, 2019 Halitosis may sound like a fancy word, but it’s really just another term for bad breath. Most people think that proper dental hygiene is the key to avoiding this. But halitosis is something that your regular mouthwash or even adequate teeth brushing can’t solve. Halitosis occurs not only after eating food […]
Published on October 21, 2019 (Last Modified March 30, 2020) Streptococcal Pharyngitis or typically known as strep throat is a common bacterial infection that causes swelling and pain in the throat. This condition is caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria that affects both children and adults. Strep Throat vs. Sore Throat Because of their similar symptoms, a sore […]
Published October 14th, 2019 Also known as the “good bacteria,” probiotics are living microorganisms best known for improving your gut health. These friendly bacteria help our body to fight off diseases by suppressing the growth of harmful bacteria. They’re widely used in treating diarrhea, intestinal spasms, bloating, and other issues on your digestive system. You may not […]
Published October 7th, 2019 Probiotics have lots of health benefits. It is often used in keeping the digestive system healthy. But unknown to many, probiotics can also help in improving your oral health. There are now several studies that show how probiotics can treat mouth problems like canker sore. But can your regular probiotics work in […]
Published September 30th, 2019 The many health benefits of probiotics make it the most popular natural healing alternative for most people. But can it treat mouth sores too? Read on to find out. What Are Mouth Sores? Have you ever had those painful red, open sores inside your mouth? Those are canker sores or mouth […]
Published September 30th, 2019 One of the oldest methods you can preserve your food is through fermentation. Our ancestors had been using this technique back in the day when refrigerators were not even a thing yet. But fermentation remains popular up to this day because of the health benefits that it can give. However, some claim that […]
Published September 23rd, 2019 (Last Modified December 20th, 2019) Flatulence or farting is your body’s natural mechanism to expel gas from your intestine. You can get these intestinal gases through the foods you eat or the air that you swallow while eating. You might not know it, but there are a lot of foods that can […]
Published September 9th, 2019 For some, those fats in the belly aren’t only irritating. Sometimes, it can also impact one’s self-esteem and confidence. Aside from its impact on our physical appearance, belly fats can be harmful to our health as well. Studies show that belly fat can be linked to type 2 diabetes and heart […]
Published September 2nd, 2019 Sauerkraut is made from fermented chopped cabbage wherein you can add spices if you like. It is also known as “sour cabbage” and is one of the most common and oldest forms of preserving cabbage.Fermentation is an ancient method of preserving food. What’s so special about the fermentation process is that […]
Published August 26th, 2019 Have you had those days when you’re outside then felt a sudden discomfort in your gut? We get it! Abdominal spasms can be downright uncomfortable and irritating. When the pain becomes unbearable, your capacity to do things can be severely affected. Not to mention your bowel habits.Lucky you! There are now […]