5 WAYS SEEING A THERAPIST IS DIFFERENT FROM SEEING A DOCTOR

Therapy isn’t one size fits all. Here’s how to find what works best for you. It’s taken a while, but mental health is finally starting to be taken seriously. Celebrities talk openly about their struggles. Politicians specifically mention mental health in discussions on improving healthcare. And the idea of seeking therapy is no longer stigmatized…

5 REASONS WHY YOUR NIPPLES HURT

Nipples are sensitive, and they can hurt for lots of reasons. Tight clothes, rashes, and infections can all irritate the tender skin. For women, sore nipples are common during periods, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Any pain in your nipples can make you wonder if you have breast cancer. It’s rare for it to be the main symptom of the disease, but you should…

EVERYTHING YOU NEED ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)

What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when your blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels. Your blood pressure measurement takes into account how much blood is passing through your blood vessels and the amount of resistance the blood meets while the heart is pumping. Narrow arteries increase resistance. The narrower your…

VULVODYNIA: GENITAL PAIN IN WOMEN

Many women who experience chronic unexplained genital pain are not aware that there is a name for this “devastating condition,” as one paper described it. It is vulvodynia and it often goes undiagnosed—and thus untreated—in part because women may not feel comfortable talking to their doctors about it. And even if they do, they are…

6 WAYS TO EAT HEALTHY ON A TIGHT BUDGET

Eating healthy on a tight budget can be challenging. Many nutrient-dense foods are quite expensive, which is why some people opt for cheap junk foods instead. However, there are plenty of affordable foods you can purchase that are healthy and easy to add to your diet. This article takes a look at 6 cheap, nutritious foods and their health…

INFERTILITY: 6 THINGS WOMEN NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IVF

If you’ve been trying to conceive (TTC) unsuccessfully, have genetic issues, or are single and ready to become a mother, your OB-GYN may present IVF as one method toward conception. If you are partnered and under 35, you’re looking at a year trial of TTC prior to IVF; if you’re over 35, it’s six months,…

WANT MAXIMUM BENEFITS? AVOID THESE JUICING MISTAKES

Specific juicing trends come and go, but the practice remains to be a cornerstone of clean eating. And while there’s no perfect way to pulverize (and drink) your produce, there are some juicing mistakes to avoid if you want to reap the maximum benefits of this healthy habit. Whether you’re new to the scene or you’ve been juicing for…

5 HEALTH TIPS FOR THE TIRED MILLENNIAL

Start looking after your mental health from the comfort of your own home with these five tips. The notion of millennials being exhausted to the point of burnout isn’t anything new. Between the stress of social media, the gig economy, and living in a world that feels increasingly more uncertain, it’s little surprise that we’re exhausted. Not…

6 HABITS THAT PROMOTES LONGEVITY

Many people think that life expectancy is largely determined by genetics. However, genes play a much smaller role than originally believed. It turns out that environmental factors like diet and lifestyle are key. Here are 6 habits linked to a long life; Avoid overeating The link between calorie intake and longevity currently generates a lot of interest….

HOW STRESS HARMS YOUR BODY

You’re sitting in traffic, late for an important meeting, watching the minutes tick away. Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response. Your heart races, your breath quickens,…

3 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D

Sunshine vitamin Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3. Your body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get it through certain foods and…

HERE’S HOW SUGAR IMPACT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Sugar is harmful to your mental health, but there are ways to still satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s no secret that sugar can wreak havoc on your body if you’re indulging in a little too much of the sweet stuff. Still, 75 percent of Americans are eating too much of it. The harmful effects it can have on your…