10 Natural Remedies You Need to Treat Depression


Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder in the world. A depressing fact about depression is that if you're depressed, it's likely to occupy 8 years of your life. That's a long time to be depressed! Lots of people are prescribed antidepressants, including people who don't technically have the condition. These drugs can be very useful, but they have different effects on different people. Some of them for better, some of them for worse. For people who might be looking for a natural alternative to mood regulation, look no further. Let's open the hood and see what kind of remedies mother nature has provided us to alleviate our mood.

The Effect Smoking Marijuana Has on Your Body – 5 Surprising Facts

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Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and recreational marijuana legal in 2. There's a lot of chatter about those numbers getting larger in the coming years. It's hard to consume information about marijuana use that's devoid of stereotypes. The people who use it are either stoners or sinners. The way it makes you feel are obvious but there's surprisingly few guides about what risks or benefits come from inhaling it regularly. The truth is a little surprising.

The DIY Guide to Detox

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Life comes at you fast. So do the chemicals needed in order to make it happen. Toxin exposure is all around us as our sensory systems are routinely crop dusted by dioxins, phthalates, surfectants, herbicides, and just cleanliness in general. Your body does naturally cleanse itself, but it can also get overloaded from time to time. So how can you tell whether or not you need to rid yourself of impurities......and how do you do it?

To Veg or Not to Veg? 4 Hidden Gaps in the Herbivore Diet


Being a vegetarian is great. I was one for four years and experienced good health benefits while I did it. Most of the perceived drawbacks of being vegetarian are usually not true. Vegetarians have strong bones, get enough protein, and actually have the benefit of getting less heme iron than the population at large. But can it possibly be true that being vegetarian.....awesome as it may be.....might eventually lead you to miss out on a few ingredients that you really need for optimum health? Yes.

The Diabetic Action Plan: 9 Key Nutrients and Supplements


Diabetes is a sickness that's creating victims from risk groups that are increasingly bizarre. It used to exclusively be a disease of the elderly. Now it's estimated that 1 in 12 people between the ages 20 and 40 will get the condition. It's ultimately a lifestyle disease that requires lifestyle change as the primary medicine. However,diabetics have increased nutritional needs because of their disease which can create other side effects and accelerate the condition. Here are the nine most important vitamins and herbs for keeping diabetes at bay.

What Are We Really Meant to Eat? 5 Surprising Facts About the Ancestral Diet

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Our genes haven't quite caught up to our diet yet. Evolution can happy very fast at times, but not at the warp speed of the twinkie. And certainly not enough to catch up with 41 different flavors of Oreos. Paleolithic eating has become more of a priority, but there are still some finer details of our ancestral history which haven't come into focus yet. Wild game with a lot of omega 3's? Check. A removal of most commercial grains with high glycemic load? Check. Lots of leafy vegetables? Check. But here are five truths about "primal" eating that aren't accepted as conventional wisdom yet.

Why Some People Get Fat and Others Don’t

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I used to have a girlfriend who felt terrible about the fact that she needed to lose ten pounds. So she relentlessly did cardio at the gym. Her scale would nudge a little bit, but not enough to make her happy. Then she'd slip up on her ultra militaristic exercise regime and go into a funk for her lack of discipline. Years later I realize it wasn't her fault. She just wasn't doing things the right way. Here's why.

Why I Love Eggs and You Should Too


When I was a kid eggs were uncontroversial, cheap, and uniformly white. No one seemed to be complaining about them. Now the gossip around eggs carries on like an E! daily show after Lady Gaga managed to expose even more of herself in ways we never wanted to see. However, despite the increase in attention, the truth about eggs has never really changed. Carry on, wayward son.