15 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Heart

As far as organs go, the heart is a pretty important one. Okay – as far as anything goes, your heart is pretty important. Without your heart, well, you wouldn’t be reading this article, now would you? When it comes to health topics, the heart should always be the first stop!

Cod Liver Oil: More Than Just a Fad

Cod liver oil is commonly taken as a supplement or through the ingestion of cod fish. It’s an abundant source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin D, all of which have numerous therapeutic potential.

7 Reasons to Love Pulses

Pulses are amazing because not only are there benefits from eating them, but there are also benefits from growing them, both industrially on farms and at home. If you think you’ve never heard of pulses- think again!

9 Things You Can Make With Matcha

It’s always been a huge part of Japanese culture, but before 2000, most people in North America only knew about matcha from sushi restaurants or Asian supermarkets. Even then, they probably wouldn’t have connected those tasty soba noodles with the word matcha, or known how important the tea is in Japan.

Are Milk Alternatives (Like Soy and Almond Milk) Healthier Than Dairy Milk?

Many people who are allergic to cow’s milk find themselves more comfortable drinking other types of animal milk. Goat, buffalo and sheep milks are also regularly drunk by humans, as well as used to make foods like cheese and yogurt. There are a few other types of animal milk available around the world – including horse, donkey, camel, reindeer, yak, and moose milks

10 Most Common Fears

Fear is an emotion. It usually kicks in when somebody senses a threat. Phobia is just the fancy Greek word for “fear.” Psychologist shop-talk usually defines phobias as the “excessive or unreasonable fear of an object, place or situation.

15 Myths Behind the 5 Second Rule

Can you remember the first time you heard someone say “5 second rule!” and watched them ceremoniously pick up whatever fell on the floor and shove it in their mouth? In that one brief moment, you were introduced to the concept that if something doesn’t lie on the ground for more than five seconds, it’s immune to anything gross.

How to Prevent Zika Virus

While it’s tempting to worry about Zika virus making its way to the United States, it’s important to realize that there have been relatively few cases in the continental USA, and of that small number, an even fewer number have resulted in any significant symptoms.

12 Absurd Workout Routines Spotted at the Gym

Making a commitment to one’s own health and physical fitness is a thing that should always be commended. However, when you’re signing up for that new gym membership, there are some things you should know about the gym.

The Truth About Manufacturer Sell-By Dates

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding sell-by dates. For a start, not many people actually know what a sell-by date is. The sell-by date is the date marked on a perishable product which indicates the recommended date by which it should be sold.

15 Steps to Becoming a Morning Exerciser

Exercising every morning is a New Years Resolution the majority of people have on their list year after year. And yet, come February 1st, most people find that this is the one goal that goes unrealized, for many different reasons.

17 Quack Cures Still Used Today

Modern medicine has come a long way since the days of bloodletting and leeching and continues to make incredible advancements every day. Despite the incredible array of effective treatments available to us, “quack cures” that aren’t supported by the scientific method are still commonly used.

15 Celebrities Who Overcame Eating Disorders

Remember back in the good ol’ days, before the internet, when the only access we had to celebrity scandals (like who wore what, or who was caught cheating with so-and-so) were those incredibly educational magazines that lined the grocery store checkouts?