Kratom: Harmful Substance or Safe Drug Addiction Treatment?

What is kratom? This botanical substance is often used to get people off hard drugs like heroin and opioids, and it’s been labeled as a “drug and chemical of concern” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Why? Because despite its effectiveness at curbing addiction to certain drugs, there’s now evidence that users can become addicted to kratom itself. […]

How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day?

Calories — specifically daily calorie intake — are always a hot topic. “How many calories should I eat a day?” It’s a tricky question to answer, seeing as daily calorie intake depends on a number of factors, including height, weight, activity level, gender, age, diet and so much more. It also depends on your goals. For instance, if you’re overweight […]

Top 20 Summer Fruits and How to Add Them to Your Diet

In the summertime, things get a whole lot more colorful, including your plates. With so many fruits and vegetables in season throughout the warmer months, it’s time to crowd those meals with fresh, delicious and nutrient-rich summer fruits. They can be added to salads, spreads, smoothies, cocktails, sauces and desserts — and are be at peak flavor. These tart, sweet […]

How to Lose Weight Fast: 5 Steps, 6 Potential Diets + 35 Tips

Maybe you’ve decided to get in better shape to improve your overall health, gain more energy, or in preparation for a competition or special event. Whatever the goal, you are certainly not alone. Most people in this world know what it’s like to live with extra body weight, and that it can be a struggle to sustain weight loss. Assuming you’re […]

How to Use a Pumice Stone for the Feet & Rough Skin

You know those stones that are commonly used during pedicures to exfoliate your feet? They’re called pumice stones, and they serve as natural skin buffers. The pumice stone is actually an ancient skin care tool for removing dead skin cells and providing an even, more youthful appearance. Today, you can purchase your own pumice rock and use it during your skin […]

Salt Water Flush Recipe + Benefits, Risks & How to Do It

Are you like 20 percent of the public that suffers from constipation? It’s nothing to be ashamed about, so even if high-fiber foods don’t always do the trick, consider a salt water flush. Sometimes called a “salt water cleanse” or a “master cleanse,” it’s designed to help you cleanse your colon and digestive system by bringing on a forced bowel movement. You’re likely familiar with […]

Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair Growth (and More)

Castor oil has been used for centuries in traditional beauty treatments for hair because of its beneficial fatty acids and vitamin E content. Today, it’s used in over 700 cosmetic products and remains popular as a natural remedy for various hair issues, including castor oil for hair dryness, breakage and castor oil for hair growth. Castor oil comes from the seeds […]

Homemade Vapor Rub

Vapor rubs are typically used on the chest, back and throat to help with symptoms of a common cold or minor aches and pains of the muscles and joints. Of course, you can purchase vapor rubs in stores, but these products can contain toxic ingredients that are harmful to your health. For example, camphor is the most common ingredient and recognized […]

6 Ways to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth

About 18 percent of people report “usually concealing their teeth in photos,” many due to being embarrassed over the yellow appearance of their teeth. Having great teeth is very important in our culture today — hence the growing number of people using white strips and whitening paste as part of their oral care at home or turning to professional in-office whitening treatments. Your teeth […]

6 Expert Tips for Healthier Skin in Winter

The chilly season is not your skin’s best friend. One look at dull, flakey skin proves this point, but what would you say if we told you that winter no longer has to be your skin’s enemy? Would you embrace all the season has to offer and possibly get outdoors more to take in all the fun winter activities? Or […]