6 Foods and Nutrients that Can Boost a Woman’s Fertility

Scientists have discovered something remarkable: the food you eat can have a very real effect on reproductive health – including fertility. In short, by eating certain kinds of food – and avoiding others – it’s possible to boost fertility.

So what foods in particular can help improve the odds of getting pregnant? Here’s what current research says on the matter. Continue reading

4 Top Ways You Can Be Exposed to Three Dangerous Heavy Metals

Surprising as it may seem, your body contains various metals and metal-like elements. For example, metals like mercury, arsenic, and cadmium – which are known as “heavy metals” – can accumulate in the body through different routes of exposure.

Unlike many chemical elements – such as iodine – these 3 metals (mercury, arsenic, and cadmium) offer no benefit to the body. Instead, these heavy metals can be very toxic – disrupting, for instance, many important systems in the body (like the nervous system). Continue reading

Are Fats Always Bad for You?

Fats, in the minds of some, are a kind of nutritional evil – the bane of a heart healthy diet. Others, however, regard fats as relatively harmless – and say that the notion that “Fats are bad for you” is little more than a widely-circulated myth.

So what’s the reality of the situation? Are fatty foods indeed dangerous delectables, as some claim, or are they actually dietary scapegoats and unfairly vilified? Continue reading

4 Evidence-Based Ways to Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels

You may have heard that high blood levels of LDL cholesterol can be hard on your health – and for good reason. Medical research has shown that elevated LDL levels can significantly bump up the odds of getting a heart attack (as higher amounts of LDL in the blood can clog your arteries with cholesterol plaques).

However, on a cheerier note, there are very practical things you can do to keep your LDL levels in check and protect your well-being. Continue reading

3 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Blood Sugar Levels

It’s been said that too much of anything can be a bad thing, and that’s certainly true for the amount of sugar – or glucose – that’s in your blood.

Everyone needs some sugar circulating in the bloodstream because sugar is a potent source of energy for the body. But too much blood sugar can be quite a bad thing for your body’s health, since too much sugar circulating in your blood can “clog up” the function of some of your cells’ most critical parts – ultimately harming your health in potentially severe ways. Continue reading