Each week, our talented writers produce informative and thought-provoking content for our readers. Below, I’d like to highlight our Top 3 articles from last week. The articles listed below contain many helpful recommendations for healthy living in these strange and uncertain times. These include tips on stress relief, exercise, and natural wellness. Read on for what you may have missed.
As a teen growing up in the 1990s, I idolized Luke Perry’s character in Beverly Hills, 90210, and I was saddened by his untimely death at the young age of 52. I don’t know if the fatal stroke he suffered was caused by hypertension, but I do know that high blood pressure is one of the leading risk factors for the condition. This tragedy served as a reminder to me to do all that I can to manage my vascular health, especially considering that there’s been a 44% rise in strokes among young adults in the past 10 years. This is not an “old person’s” disease.
As a natural health guru, I find it empowering to learn of holistic strategies for preventing and managing serious illness. High blood pressure is no exception. Sure, sometimes medication is necessary, and it can work. But the side effects are too much for some patients to bear. As Stefan Bojkovski shares in this article, fighting high blood pressure can be as simple as a trip to the supermarket.
I don’t have celiac disease, but I’ve been on a gluten-free diet for the past 10 years. What started as an experiment soon became a lifestyle, as nagging health issues disappeared, one by one. Gluten-free products have come a long way, but quality is still hit-or-miss. With more and more manufacturers jumping on the GF bandwagon, it’s hard to differentiate reliable brands from those whose products taste like dirt. Our resident gluten-free expert, Haydee Vanegas, has been at this awhile and in this article, she’s naming names!
I take nearly 20 different supplements in an average day, but this is one of the few that I actually feel working soon after ingestion. Ashwagandha is a multipurpose supplement. I started using it initially to combat a self-inflicted feeling of burnout that saw me dragging myself into one of my three jobs each day, then forcing a half-hearted workout, and having nothing left for my family after all of that.
Doctors dish out benzos like candy, but I had no interest in simply replacing that overwhelmed feeling with a state of numbness. Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have been using this and other herbs for thousands of years to strengthen the body’s adaptability to stress. As an added bonus, ashwagandha might make you a bit randy! In this article, Shridhar Vatharkar helps you cut through the typical nutraceutical industry B.S. and settle on an ashwagandha product that you’ll likely agree is a game-changer.
I look forward to being educated and entertained by our dedicated writers each day. I hope you can share in that enjoyment as well, as you read (or re-read!) the articles I’ll be showcasing here every week.
Each of our writers has a genuine interest and passion for health and wellness. I urge you to read these articles to gain insight into today’s hottest topics, as well as how to implement and benefit from them.
Maybe you’ll be inspired to try a new exercise routine or mood-boosting technique. Perhaps you’ve been considering a dietary switch but aren’t sure where to start. Whatever your goal, our aim on this page is to share our love of healthy living and to be your partner in wellness, now and for many years to come.
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