A Daily Shot of Caffeine

``I believe humans get a lot done, not because we`re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.`` Flash Rosenberg

Milk Does a Body Good

Milk Does a Body Good

There could be a link between calcium supplements and cardiovascular trouble.

Aleve: Best Medicine For Your Heart Says FDA

Aleve: Best Medicine For Your Heart Says FDA

At some point in a lifetime, Americans suffer from common aches and pains such as headaches, cramps, and muscle soreness. A quick visit to the local pharmacy for medicinal relief can be overwhelming, to say the least. While the pain reliever aisle may be highly trafficked by young and old alike, it can become confusing with the pharmacological and marketing jargon: anti-inflammatory, non-aspirin, generic, brand names, liquigel, naproxen, ibuprofen, NSAID...the list goes on and on! Many people will gravitate towards well-known brands such as Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve. In the realm of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, Aleve has been highlighted as potentially having a smaller risk of heart-related side-effects. As the leader in what is recommended, many looked to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So, is Aleve really the best medicine for your heart?

Is Your Home Causing Your Allergies?

Eliminating toxic products or symptom-inducing allergens can help alleviate and perhaps remove the effects of allergies.

Soy and Breast Cancer

You may have heard that soy can contribute to certain cancers - or you may have heard completely the opposite! A recent study published in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute aims at clarifying the most recent research in the field.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine used to alleviate a variety of ailments and improve quality of life. While the efficacy of acupuncture on other health conditions is still being studied, many turn to using this practice due to it’s notoriety over decades of being beneficial.

5 Non-Dairy Foods High in Calcium

Calcium is an essential nutrient for a healthy lifestyle. With a host of benefits including stronger bones and proper nerve and muscle function, getting enough Calcium in our diet can support our body's functions. The average adult needs about 1,000 milligrams of Calcium - or 8 oz of milk - every day! For those who are vegan or suffering from lactose intolerance, the daily recommendation of Calcium may be difficult to achieve. What many don't know is that there are MANY non-dairy foods that are high in Calcium! Here are five to try in your diet if you don't do dairy.

Why You Aren’t You Losing Weight

Weight loss is a daily struggle for many Americans, but there may be reasons that you just aren’t shedding those pounds. You may have tried exercising, dieting, and weight loss pills, but some issues may be holding you back. Known as the ‘weight-loss’ or ‘workout wall’, this plateau in shedding those extra pounds can be overcome by targeting what’s holding you back. Take a look at some common reasons that could affect why you just aren’t losing that weight.

Enterovirus D68: What You Need to Know

A respiratory virus is sweeping the nation, ushering in a wave of panic just in time for the school season. Here’s what you need to know about D68 and how you can protect yourself from this serious version of the rhinovirus.

Health Risks Associated with Debt

We all know that debt can take a toll on your stress levels and your life, but did you know that debt can indirectly impact your overall health? The average household in America owes $7,221 on their cards alone, making debt an all-too-common affliction. From student loans to simply overspending, debt affects more than 116 million households in America. Science suggests that debt can negatively impact your health, so here are some solid reasons to keep working to get back in the black!

Lenco Labs: Optical Oops! Eye Care Mistakes

Your mom always told you that you've got one set of eyes, so take care of them! The truth is, she was right (but isn't she always?). To keep your eyes healthy, it's important to take preventative measures and to reduce mistakes that could be costly to your wallet and your health. Your eyes are built for daily use, so daily maintenance is the key to a healthy optometric checkup! Let’s take a look at some common eye care mistakes that you can avoid.


Home Remedies: Reducing Cholesterol

Many suffer from high cholesterol, and those who do may have tried prescribed medication to remedy the situation. Here are some natural ways to lower your cholesterol at home! 

Natural Ways to Fight Depression

The recent passing of Robin Williams has cast a spotlight on depression. With an estimated 121 million people worldwide suffering from depression and an annual suicide rate of around 34,000, this heartbreaking disorder looks like it's here to stay. Depression is characterized by a feeling of helplessness and loss of interest, but many who are suffering from the disorder also find themselves suffering from the stigma associated with it. While seeking professional help is of utmost importance, there are some natural ways to combat this life-threatening mood disorder. 


Foods that Add Years to Your Appearance

With no fountain of youth discovered yet, combating triggers that cause aging seems to be the best way to fight the signs of aging! There are some foods that can actually make you appear older than you really are, and avoiding these may be the key to retaining a youthful appearance.

Fighting Hair Loss

Hair loss is an all-too-common ailment for many Americans. Thinning hair can be a social stressor and a personal anxiety, so finding ways to keep your locks locked into place can help revitalize your confidence.

Ways to Make Your Water Safe

It may appear that tap water and bottled water are one in the same, but do you really know what's in the water you're drinking? Here are some ways to make sure that your water is safe. 

Advantages to Sleeping in the Buff

Sleeping in the nude, while considered taboo for many, has recently been in the news as a way to improve your lifestyle! With a gamut of benefits, adding to your healthy lifestyle may be as easy as removing your clothes at bedtime. Let's look at a few of the ways your body benefits from sleeping sans clothes.

Quitting Coffee

You have one of those “Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my coffee” mugs, don’t you? If so, you’re on the same page as 54% of Americans. Sure, you may think it’s the only thing that can get you started and keep you going throughout the day, but you probably wouldn’t have had that problem if you hadn’t drunk it in the first place. Here we’ll tell you why you should stop drinking coffee, but before you are so quick to leave this article, we’ll also share satisfying alternatives.


Skin Cancer Prevention

3.5 million people are diagnosed annually with skin cancer despite its prevalence in common knowledge. It’s time to get back to basics and review some skin cancer prevention tips from top skin cancer doctors in the country.

Health Buzzwords


With the evolution of the 'crunchy' lifestyle, consumers are more aware of the labels on their foods. Health food companies attempt to capitalize on this interest by finding ways to incorporate buzzwords into the label itself, signaling to the consumer that their product possesses certain qualities that make it better than its counterparts. Unfortunately, buzzwords can be misleading, and there are 4 big offenders to be aware of.