Contrary to what some people may think, sugar doesn’t actually increase mental performance. Glucose, a fundamental substance in the correct functioning of the brain, helps us with the most intense intellectual tasks. A drop in glucose levels can lead to poorer performance on tasks involving memory, learning or attention. So why doesn’t brain performance improve […]
If taking off your makeup before bed is a real challenge, we’re here with a solution. Instead of sleeping in your makeup (been there) or using single-use makeup wipes (which aren’t exactly eco-friendly), sleep with a cleansing balm and a gentle cloth near your bed. Marisa Garshick, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, […]
Finding healthy, sustainable ways to lose weight can be difficult at any age. With fad diets and “quick” fixes all around us, it can start to feel like those are the only good options for successful weight loss. But regardless of your age, there are safe and long-lasting habits you can adopt in order to […]
“The male has paid a heavy price for his masculine ‘privilege’ and power,” said Dr. Herb Goldberg in his book The Hazards of Being Male. “He is out of touch with his emotions and his body. He is playing by the rules of the male game plan and with lemming-like purpose he is destroying himself—emotionally, […]
Most of us live in a society of hustle and grind, work and workout harder, do more and achieve more. Or at least we’re raised with some level of this…
Drops, foams, and wipes, oh my!
Sex makes the world go round. Literally. It also makes your inner world go round, upside down, and right side up. So buckle up. In all seriousness, your sex life…
Working in the reproductive health industry, I have plenty of products thrown my way for me to try out. From sex toys to lubes to period products – I’ve tried a…
By: Cat Ebeling, RN, MSN-PHN, co-author of the best-sellers: The Fat Burning Kitchen, The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging & The Diabetes Fix For men and women, aging brings some degree of hair loss or thinning. While we may not all be sporting a shiny bald head, both men and women can lose a significant amount of hair […]
Repeat after us: no more pinched toes, no more pinched toes, no more pinched toes. If your feet are on the wider side, you know the cramped pinkie toe feeling well. Or, even worse—your footbed is so narrow, your toes fall off the whole sole itself! This summer, when searching for sandals, how about you […]
TWO of the most common sexually transmitted infections for women in the UK are chlamydia and gonorrhoea, closely followed by herpes. Sometimes symptomless, if left untreated, health complications can occur.
Cancer may have vague symptoms at first, which can be confused with other less serious conditions. But doctors say there are some symptoms that are the equivalent of alarm bells; they warrant a call to the doctor ASAP. Here is what’s likely the #1 sign that your risk of cancer is dangerously high, along with […]
A survey from the Government’s Office for Product Safety and Standards found one in 12 Britons owned an air purifier – which sucks in a room’s air and filters it before pumping it back out.
With all the new changes that come during pregnancy, it can be hard to know what the right choices are for your body. So many things that you did before…
DIET can have a big impact on a number of areas of health, including in terms of sleep quality and longevity. There are certain foods to avoid and adopt, according to experts.
(Most) Humans are sexual beings. Sex is one of the fundamental ways that we experience pleasure, explore, and connect with not only other people but also ourselves on a deep…
In an effort to eat a more nutrient-dense, well-balanced diet, getting into the habit of reading nutrition labels and ingredient lists is one of the best ways to ensure you’re picking packaged foods that are loaded with good-for-you ingredients. A simple rule of thumb you’ve likely heard is that ingredients you can’t pronounce or recognize […]
DAME Deborah James announced this week that she has moved onto end-of-life cancer care. Taking to her social media, she wrote: “We have tried everything, but my body simply isn’t playing ball.” She has raised millions of pounds to fund clinical trials and research into cancer treatment, and is urging people to be aware of […]
If you’ve ever had a couple boozy drinks and conked out as soon as your head hit the pillow, you’re familiar with alcohol’s powers as a sedative or depressant. But once you doze off after a night of drinking, the physiology of alcohol and sleep don’t mix quite as seamlessly: That same relaxant property of […]