Medicinal mushrooms have long been a mainstay in traditional Chinese medicine as well as being used in many other countries for their health benefits. There are quite a few varieties of mushrooms used medicinally, and you may have heard of several. Lion’s Mane and Reishi mushrooms get a lot of attention. We’ll discuss those here but also cover a couple of other lesser known types that may be worth looking into to improve your health.
You might not realize it, but the digestive tract is one of the most complicated systems in the human body. But, your body knows what to do and is happy to do it when given the right conditions. If your system is out of whack and any of the above symptoms ring a bell with you, read on for some effective ways to get things moving again.
Ah, sleep. There’s nothing quite like a good night’s rest. Tucked in under the covers and catching some zzzz’s for eight hours… What? You’re not familiar? Let’s look at some ways to address that. Sleep is probably the most under-rated protective health measure out there. Without deep, restorative sleep, your body cannot complete the processes of healing and regeneration that are meant to take place during sleep. The number of hours of sleep necessary varies some but it is generally advised to get between six and eight hours of sleep per night.
One of the most common challenges, usually faced by men over the age of fifty, is an enlarged prostate. Symptoms of this uncomfortable condition can include a weak urine stream, trouble urinating, frequent or urgent need to urinate, frequent nighttime urination, and not feeling that all urine has been emptied after a trip to the restroom.
Summer is quickly approaching and that’s great news—especially for those that enjoy all the thrills the warm weather brings: swimming, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, etc.! Along with all that summer fun come lots of sweet treats. From ice cream to cotton candy to sweet tea, it seems there are endless possibilities to satisfy that sweet tooth during the warm months. But, while it’s OK to enjoy those things from time to time, we all know that indulging in these things regularly can wreak havoc on our blood sugar.
Illustration by Alaina A. Oshkosh West High School Blue Light Did you know that blue light has both advantages AND disadvantages? I know! We seem to always hear about how bad it is, but it has some benefits, too. And,
If you have cold feet or cold hands, chances are that you might be dealing with circulation issues. While this can be annoying and even uncomfortable (especially for loved ones who have to hold your cold hands!), there are lots of options to treat this naturally.
Do you find yourself more tired than you should be? Is your sleep interrupted? Are you easily overwhelmed? Has your motivation left the station? If you can answer yes to most of these questions, you may be suffering from tired out adrenals. Enter adrenal burnout.
Ladies, I don’t have to tell you that the symptoms of menopause aren’t exactly fun. If you’re reading this, you’ve likely already experienced some symptoms and are looking for natural ways to mitigate them.
When summer winds down and school again is in session, focus and attention can be a real challenge for some kids. Does this describe a child or teen that you love? (Maybe it even describes you!) The good news is that, as is often the case, nature offers some great options for help.