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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Dopamine: The link between exercise and cognitive health

For decades, aerobic fitness has been linked to improved cognitive function. But the “why” hasn’t been clear. New research connects it to a feel-good neurtransmitter that may not only help your brain but help you with the motivation you need to exercise,

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Mix up your daily activities to boost your well-being

The pandemic didn’t make dealing with depression or anxiety easy. In fact by curtailing social and recreational activities and movement, your well-being may have taken an even bigger hit. Though this was a social experiment none of us volunteered for, here’s what research learned about how our daiy activities impact our well-being and how to get the most from them.

Joyce Hollman

7 reasons to get your omega-3s from krill oil

If you want to support your heart and brain health, your doctor may have recommended that you eat at least two servings of fish a week to get your omega-3s. Fish oil supplements have become popular for this reason — but they’re not your only choice and there’s some evidence they may not be the best choice.

Virginia Tims-Lawson

What processed foods are doing to your kidneys

When we think about poor food choices affecting our health, we think of heart disease and diabetes. But microvascular diseases, ones that affect your small arteries and blood vessles to cause big problems, like kidney disease, are on the rise. Here’s why and how to protect your kidneys.

Carolyn Gretton

Want a better brain? Start with your heart

It’s no secret that the health of your brain depends a lot on your heart health. And the American Heart Association recently issued guidelines that reiterated the importance of this link, as well as the steps you can take to strengthen both your heart and your brain health…

Joyce Hollman

The mineral secret to living longer lighter

To help control weight and promote a longer healthspan (a longer healthier lifespan) many people are turning to restrictive diets, like the vegan diet, known for its health and longevity benefits. But thanks to the mineral found in Brazil nuts you may not have to…

 

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The heartburn medication linked to a four-fold increase for COVID-19

The heartburn medication linked to a four-fold increase for COVID-19

Heartburn is common… and so are the medicines used to treat it. Proton pump inhibitors are especially popular, but there could be a surprising side effect associated with regular use that could land you in serious danger…

Carolyn Gretton

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6 small things to do each day to avoid coronavirus

6 small things to do each day to avoid coronavirus

Whatever you do to prevent coronavirus today, dramatically increases your and your family’s chances of making it through the coming months safely. Here are six small things that will help you avoid the virus and stay healthy.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

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9 blood sugar strategies I like better than metformin

9 blood sugar strategies I like better than metformin

I took metformin for a week — and felt like I’d been pummeled with a sledgehammer. The research I did indicated that metformin could truly be a wonder drug that could impact my disease risk and signs of aging. So I gave it a go. But I found something better…

Craig Cooper

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Why hormones make you heavy

Why hormones make you heavy

What happens over the years when you are constantly or repeatedly under high stress demands, be they physical, mental or emotional? You probably guessed it — hormones gone wild that cause weight gain.

Dr. Michael Cutler

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A simple trick to lower morning blood sugar

A simple trick to lower morning blood sugar

Gaining tight control over your daily blood sugar levels by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, stressing less and getting good quality sleep, will all help control your morning readings. But there is one simple trick that may help even more…

Jedha Dening

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15 Surprising uses for hydrogen peroxide [infographic]

15 Surprising uses for hydrogen peroxide [infographic]

Hydrogen peroxide is a first aid staple in many households, routinely used to disinfect small wounds. But its uses go far beyond simply disinfecting a child’s skinned knee. Hydrogen peroxide has myriad other uses. Here are 15 of our favorites…

Easy Health Options Staff