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Experts sound alarm over factor linked to increased wildfires: 'It's a huge health issue'

Air pollution from coal and wood smoke has been linked to respiratory issues — even in rural areas around the globe. Experts sound alarm over factor linked to increased wildfires: 'It's a huge health issue' first appeared on The Cool Down.


Here’s How Watermelon Benefits Your Skin

A holistic esthetician explains the incomparable skin benefits of watermelon– and why you should eat this season’s delicious fruit.


9 Home Remedies To Loosen a Bowel Blockage

Medically reviewed by Jay N. Yepuri, MD Medically reviewed by Jay N. Yepuri, MD Bowel blockages (also known as bowel or intestinal obstructions) occur when food cannot pass through your large or small intestines. This can cause constipation (difficulty pooping), nausea, bloating, and other symptoms. Complete bowel blockages are serious and require ...


More evidence suggests regular consumption of melatonin can reduce chances of age-related macular degeneration

A team of medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Ophthalmic Bioinformatics has found further evidence that regular consumption of melatonin reduces an older person's chances of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that often leads to blindness.


Tachycardia

Medically reviewed by Angela Ryan Lee, MD Medically reviewed by Angela Ryan Lee, MD Tachycardia is the medical term for an elevated resting heart rate, which can occur when your heart beats more than 100 times per minute. Several factors can cause your heart to beat too fast—anxiety, underlying health conditions, problems with the heart's electrica...


Are you overeating? Here’s how to tell – and break the habit

A second slice of cake on your birthday, an extra burger at a BBQ and a few too many chocolates at Christmas – we all occasionally overindulge. But it can be damaging for our health if it becomes a common occurrence. An overeater may regularly find themselves eating five or six biscuits, instead of one or two. It’s not as severe as binge eating (wh...


8 reasons you feel tired all the time and what you can do about it


Dietitians Share Their Top Tips for Losing Water Weight Safely and Quickly

Follow these easy tips to lose those extra pounds holding you down.


Not all kombucha is good for your gut, dietitians say. Here's what to look for

Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, is as popular as ever and contains antioxidants and probiotics. But is it actually good for you? Dietitians take a closer look.


Nate Robinson talks about life-threatening kidney disease: "I want to stay alive for the next 40 years"

Nate came out publicly in 2022 that he has serious kidney disease and is in desperate need of a donor.


The Lowest Calorie Fruits to Enjoy Right Now, Per Nutritionists

Nature’s candy makes the best snack. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth but want to keep your calorie count low? The low-calorie fruits on this list will fit the bill. Each of these fruits, from apples to strawberries, clock in at under 100 calories per serving—and also provide some solid health benefits. They are rich in vitamins and nutrients that can benefit everything from your immune system to blood pressure regulation. Wondering what to pair with healthy fruit, so you’ll feel satisfied? “While many people want to cut calories by limiting snacks to just fruit, remember that you’ll stay full for longer by pairing fruit with protein and fat. A tablespoon of peanut butter, slice of cheese, or a handful of trail mix will help keep you feeling satisfied while still keeping calories in check,” says Kaytee Hadley, M.S., R.D.N., I.F.M.C.P.. Meet the experts: Keri Glassman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., is the founder and president of Nutritious Life. Christine Byrme, M.P.H., R.D., is a non-diet dietitian and the owner of Ruby Oak Nutrition in Raleigh, NC. Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N., is the CEO of Plant Based with Amy and Master the Media. It’s also important to note that 90% of Americans don’t eat the recommended two servings of fruit daily, says Hadley. “My goal is to help people find the ones they enjoy and can eat regularly so they can get all the health benefits from the fiber, micronutrients, and phytochemicals that fruit provides,” she shares. But if you’re looking to cut back on calories for weight loss, start with these lowest calorie fruits. *Additional expert input: Kaytee Hadley, M.S., R.D.N., I.F.M.C.P., is a gut health dietitian and founder of Holistic Health and Wellness in Richmond, VA. Jennifer House, MSc, R.D. is the founder of First Step Nutrition in Alberta, Canada. Alyssa Smolen, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N. is a New Jersey-based content creator. Marisa Moore R.D.N. is a registered dietitian nutritionist at marisamoore.com.


11 Tips for Making At-Home Cooking Even Healthier

Cooking healthy at home does not have to be a chore.


How hunters are helping researchers track tick-borne diseases

A unique collaboration between hunters and researchers is helping to track ticks and the diseases they spread.


Skipping Breakfast: Does It Help or Hurt Weight Loss?

The relationship between breakfast and weight loss can be confusing. Registered dietitians explain how starting your day with a nutritious meal can influence your weight loss goals.


A church where wellness meets spirituality

NEW YORK (RNS) — With today’s emptier church pews and fuller yoga studios, churches like The Well are attempting to bridge the two worlds for spiritual fulfillment.


Melatonin Lasts Longer in Your Body Than You Think. Here's What to Know

Knowing how long melatonin lasts can help you determine the best time to take it for optimal results.


How to stay safe in extreme high temperatures

From New York to India, temperatures are soaring to dangerous levels across the globe. Kristie L Ebi, Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, walks through the signs of heat stroke and steps that should be taken to stay safe this summer.


The nine health benefits of regular strength training

Want to lose belly fat, sharpen your memory and stay supple into old age? Grab some dumbbells – strength training is the best workout to age-proof your body and brain, according to the latest science. It’s not about having a six-pack or looking lean and toned (though that’s a bonus) – building more muscle is seriously good for your health. “Strengt...


Epstein-Barr virus: How does a common infection trick the immune system into attacking the brain in people with MS?

Almost 3 million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis (MS)—an autoimmune disease caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the brain and central nervous system.


20 ways to take better care of your mental health

Flip through the slideshow for 20 easy ways to take better care of your mental health. From exploring a meditation practice to working on your sleep habits, these small steps could make a huge difference in how you feel.


Best weighted blankets of 2024: Calming weighted blankets to order in the UK

Best weighted blankets of 2024: Calming weighted blankets to order in the UK - Do you struggling to switch off, feel anxious or wake up regularly? This may be just the solution for a good night’s sleep


Apple Cider Vinegar: 4 Reasons to Use It to Aid Your Wellness

Apple cider vinegar has surprising benefits you might have not expected. Here's the proper dosage to add to your diet.


6 Workouts to Lift Your Mood

Moving our bodies offers tremendous mental health benefits that can make our days a little brighter. Here are 6 mood-boosting exercises that can help you live a happier, healthier life.


I'm 73—I Lost 132lbs by Addressing One Underlying Problem

I often felt inadequate and different.


Peanut Butter Is Good For You . . . Right?

Whether you're a fan of spreading peanut butter over toast ahead of your morning workout, adding it to your favorite overnight oats recipe, or throwing a tablespoon of the go-to nut butter in smoothies alongside berries and greens, there are various reasons to keep doing what you've been doing.


Study sheds light on why some people do not get Covid-19

Study sheds light on why some people do not get Covid-19 - The findings may pave the way for treatments and vaccines not just for Covid, but other diseases too


Steep physical decline with age is not inevitable – here’s how strength training can change the trajectory

Raise your hand if you regularly find yourself walking up a flight of stairs. What about carrying heavy bags of groceries? How about picking up your child or grandchild? Most of us would raise our hands to doing at least one of those weekly, or even daily. As people age, it can become more and more difficult to perform some physical tasks, even those that are normal activities of daily living. However, prioritizing physical fitness and health as...


A new study shows that 1 year of this kind of exercise yields results 4 years later

Exercise is good, but resistance training with heavy weight is great! That’s especially true if you are looking to maintain strength in older age, a new study shows.


Can Cat Litter Make Me Sick? 5+ Diseases and Parasites That Lurk in Litter

No doubt about it, cleaning out a kitty litter box is one of the least enjoyable parts of being a cat owner. The smell, the dust, vacuuming up scattered litter—not anyone’s idea of a good time. But besides the inconvenience, it’s a job that could actually make you seriously ill. We’re about to introduce you to several serious diseases and parasites...


Common over-the-counter medicine linked to increased dementia risk

One in five people suffer from the condition it treats.


What Happens If You Eat Eggs Every Day? Nutritionists Share the Benefits

Whether you scramble them up with some bacon and toast, hard boil and chop 'em up for a salad or enjoy one fried on top of a burger, eggs are a kitchen staple. Of course, they're a great source of protein (one of the cheapest on the market, too!), but what happens if you eat […]


How much of Alzheimer’s disease is preventable? Dr. Gupta weighs in

Neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses a study that may show greater insight into preventing Alzheimer’s, and he asks for the public’s questions about the disease.


US Surgeon General calls for a warning label on social media sites, citing mental health harms

The addictive qualities of social media, as well as their associated mental health effects, are prompting U.S. health leaders to take action.


10% of travelers have had their medicines confiscated. Here's how you can avoid it.

A new survey shows 10% of travelers have had medicine confiscated and more than 50% said that increased their anxiety during a trip.


Chocolate Recall Update as FDA Sets Risk Level

Nine products have been withdrawn due to potential salmonella contamination.


60 Secrets the Emergency Room Staff Won’t Tell You

This astonishing insider information from doctors, nurses, and paramedics could save your life.


Moderna’s combination flu & Covid vaccine is more effective than existing shots in late-stage trial

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the data from its phase three trial of a combination flu and Covid-19 vaccine, the company's vaccine pipeline outlook, and more.


14 Fitness Tracker Features That Improve Your Health

Keeping track of your goals is a major way you stay fit. Here are the ways that fitness trackers can help.


8 Foods to Lower Uric Acid and Protect Your Kidneys

8 Foods to Lower Uric Acid and Protect Your Kidneys #uricacid #healthtips #kidneystone Disclaimer The materials and the information contained on Natural ways channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. None of the information on our videos is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by your health professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provide.


Cybersecurity burnout due to stress, fatigue and mental health is costing hundreds of millions in lost productivity

Defending knowing one day you are going to lose is costing security pros dearly, with stress, fatigue and substance abuse


What tick bites look like and how to deal with suspected Lyme disease

There’s something in the grass. If you have carelessly strayed bare-legged into woodland territory and found yourself with unwelcome travelling companions, then you will already be aware that we are in the thick of tick season. Ticks are particularly common in grassy and wooded areas and are active all year around, however they are most prevalent b...


Tardigrades Could Extend the Shelf-Life of Humanity, Study Suggests

Nature's ultimate survivor could unlock a sort-of biological time travel.


People On TikTok Are Putting Salt In Their Water Stating That "You Pee Less Because It Hydrates You Better" — Turns Out It Is True And Backed By Science

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Should You Take Your Bird Feeder Down During Avian Influenza This Summer?

The avian influenza (H5N1) emerged in the early 2020s and has spread through bird and poultry populations worldwide. But should you take down your bird feeder?


How Losing Just 10 Pounds of Weight Can Improve Your Health

Even if your goal weight is still in the distance, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the smaller weight loss milestones along the way.


Researchers discover links between personality traits and eating disorder onset

A new study reveals further insight into the links between personality traits and the onset of eating disorder symptoms.


Sleep experts say brushing your teeth right before bed is a common nighttime routine mistake — here's why

If you want to create the ultimate nighttime routine, avoid doing these things right before bed, say sleep experts.


California Beachgoers Warned Over Water Quality, Bacterial Levels

Places to avoid include the swim areas of Marina Del Rey's Mother's Beach and Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain, Carbon Canyon Beach.


Renters are under more stress than homeowners and they’re aging faster as a result, according to new research

Renting is so stressful that its impact on biological age was almost double that of unemployment.


Why do I wake up at 3 a.m. every night?

Waking up in the middle of the night is common, but it could be a problem when you find yourself not going back to sleep right away.