Lowering inflammation is a benefit of fermented foods

P.Fortified with live probiotics (also known as good gut bacteria), fermented foods have long been favorites of dietitians thanks to their many microbiome balancing benefits. Studies have shown that consuming the probiotic strains that thrive in these naturally flavorful foods (like yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi) improve your overall gut and respiratory health, and even lower …

How to recognize and get rid of nasal blindness at home

In have turned our homes into offices, schools, gyms, daycare centers and more since the beginning of the pandemic, many of us have also adorned these rooms with their constant presence – and the associated body odors. We’ve also introduced additional odor-producing activities, from cooking or takeaway meals every night to sweating regularly from squatting …

Here are the benefits of manganese – and where to find it

ONAmong the full range of essential minerals, manganese tends to fly under the radar. And that’s understandable when you consider that it’s a trace element – meaning you need less of it overall than important minerals like calcium or phosphorus. That said, manganese benefits span a wide variety of bodily functions, and it is not …

A sex educator shares what’s wrong with body positivity

If it’s true about wellness, it is that there is always something new to discuss. To give you a front-row seat, Well + Good is attacking industry insiders, smart entrepreneurs and healthy celebs at the forefront with monthly chats on the trending topics that are currently shaking the scene. See more The rallying call of …

You can sleep less in the summer – sleep doctors explain why

TThanks to the strong supply of daylight in summer, you can experience an increased level of the feel-good hormone serotonin during the season, not to mention more time every day for outdoor activities and relaxing time in nature. But while the abundance of sunlight can be very beneficial for the reasons mentioned above and others, …

Good sleep and heart health are related – this is how it works

IIt’s pretty hard to overestimate the importance of regular, quality sleep to good health – or rather, to think of a body function that does is not supported by constant Zzzs, from your immune system (sleep mediates inflammation) to your neurology (REM sleep cycles, moderate mood). But if you add up all the effects of …

A new mindfulness app for the Apple Watch offers micromeditations

B.Since you can physically feel the presence of the Apple Watch when you wear it, the device was a natural addition to the brand’s Breathe app launch in 2015. Breathe prompts users to use gentle haptic (including vibration) cues for time frames of 1 . focus on her breath for up to 5 minutes. With …