Is Detoxification Junk Science?

'Juice cleansing’ has finally been exposed as a bad habit.

These days, juice bars are everywhere, as are people who are on a ‘juice cleanse’. Drinking juice made from greens and fruit, these devotees believe they are taking in more nutrients, resting their digestive systems, and ridding their bodies of harmful ‘toxins’. The truth is that they are more likely to be riding a sugar … Read more

Dopamine 101

Everybody’s talking about dopamine. Most of us associate dopamine with pleasure – or the slump we experience when we don’t feel it. But dopamine is much more than the lift you get when you IG post gets another like, or your sweetie hugs you, or you get another hit of your addiction. What is dopamine? … Read more

Is this Precious Spice A Viable Alternative to Toxic Anti-Depressants?

In ancient Persian medicine, saffron was often used to treat ‘melancholy’.

Perhaps you or someone you love has experienced a period of depression. According to the World Health Organization: more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. The numbers in the United States might actually be higher. A study published in Pediatrics in 2016 … Read more

Anorgasmic Women – Is There A Solution To This Epidemic?

1 in 3 women experience difficulty in achieving orgasm.

According to Planned Parenthood, 1 in 3 women experience difficulty in achieving orgasm. In fact, almost 10% of women have never had an orgasm. Maybe that doesn’t seem like a lot, but think of it this way: if the outbreak of a certain disease is responsible for more than 7.7% of deaths in a population … Read more

Don’t Eat Cat Poop, Take This Instead

What does cat poop have to do with starting your own business?

Some recent research tells us that eating cat poop containing a deadly parasite may be a path to entrepreneurial success. WTF? According to a recent study at the University of Colorado, mice infected with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite become unafraid of cats. The parasite travels to the brains of the infected mice, causing them to … Read more

GABA 101

GABA blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain, slowing down activity.

There’s more and more talk about GABA these days. As we learn about the function of neurotransmitters in our brains – and bodies – it becomes very clear that GABA plays a major role in our health, overall. What is GABA? Gamma-aminobutyric acid is our chief inhibitory neurotransmitter. Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability … Read more

Everything You Know About Multitasking Is Wrong

Multitasking of any kind reduces productivity as well as increases the rate of errors.

We’re living in a world where almost everyone you speak to is busy with an important project, task, or long to-do list. But many are having trouble getting ahead. Claiming extremely long workdays, many say they have no time for self-care or to work out, no time for fun, and just ‘can’t do’ relationships due … Read more

Serotonin 101

Serotonin is considered a natural mood stabilizer and assists the body with multiple functions.

You’ve likely heard of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Sometimes referred to as the “calming chemical”, an increase in serotonin is thought to be the answer to many ailments; both mental and physical. But serotonin – and what it does – is a bit more complicated than we might think. What is serotonin? Serotonin is a compound, … Read more

If You Struggle With Depression You May Be Deficient in This Vitamin

Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies can have a devastating effect on our health overall.

Every once in a while, an ‘expert’ steps forward and claims that supplements do nothing for us but make ‘expensive urine’. In their opinion, spending any amount of money in an attempt to raise our level of wellness is simply flushed down the drain. There is some validity to this argument when it comes to … Read more

Is This Sausage-Shaped Fruit The Next Big Energy Booster?

Kigelia Africana can act as an aphrodisiac.

If you’ve never heard of the Kigelia Africana tree, get ready to be amazed. This ancient – and potent – tree offers so many health benefits, it is showing up on more and more ingredient lists to treat a myriad of concerns. And scientific studies suggest it may also become the next big energy booster! … Read more