Bump! There is it: Face Mapping for Better Health

That little tingle on your chin is about to blow up into a dime-sized, cherry-red bump. You’re about to lose it! We’ve all been there. Cleaning, moisturizing, and medicating are all easy-to-follow steps, but sometimes the outside forces can’t beat forces within. Whether it be your hormones or your gut, research indicates that skin is a representation of what’s going on inside your body. Face mapping, or connecting the location of your face acne to the the organ that needs support, is a great way to prevent breakouts. So let’s get down to the different types of acne and how to treat it!

Bump! There is it: Face Mapping for the Future

That little tingle on your chin is about to blow up into a dime-sized, cherry-red bump. You’re about to lose it! We’ve all been there. Cleaning, moisturizing, and medicating are all easy-to-follow steps, but sometimes the outside forces can’t beat forces within. Whether it be your hormones or your gut, research indicates that skin is a representation of what’s going on inside your body. Face mapping, or connecting the location of your face acne to the the organ that needs support, is a great way to prevent breakouts. So let’s get down to the different types of acne and how to treat it!

Vegan health: we are meat another time

There are plenty of different lifestyles out there in the world. One of the most meticulous and difficult to adhere to is that of veganism. Those who choose to be vegan choose to stay away from not only meat, but meat products, such as fish, eggs, and even gelatin (made from animal marrow). It is by far one of the most challenging diets, but it seems to be the most beneficial. Vegan health is always up for speculation: is it healthy? Do vegans get enough protein or vitamins that they need? But as it turns out, vegans might be the healthiest of us all!

With tons of diets trending, it can be hard to find the one that is just right for you! Well, if you are one who suffers from constant bloating and digestive issues, perhaps a probiotic-rich diet can help. This doesn’t mean that you will eat only probiotic foods.  And you will still have to watch your caloric intake. However, it does mean that each of your meals will have a fermented, probiotic ingredient. Check out our easy, probiotic recipes below!

Stomach bugs are all too normal in our society today. Picked up from contaminated water or contact with an infected person, this illness doesn’t mess around. Worst of all, there is no sure treatment for the stomach flu (or gastroenteritis)! As it is usually a virus, you have to let it “run its course” tolerating the pain and nausea that accompanies it. Antibiotics can’t save you now! But what about their counterpart- probiotics? Probiotics work to stabilize the bacteria in your gut. Therefore, the connection between probiotics and stomach bugs could be stronger than we think!

Diet Drink Risks: The Microbiome

We have so many options in this world, especially when it comes to food and drink. From drinks packed with sugar, to sodium, and all the way to alcohol, it’s hard to make a decision when you’re wanting a little something extra special with your meal. Those of us trying to stick to a healthy diet might even go for calorie-free drinks, such as diet sodas and teas. Unfortunately, as we all know, these diet drinks aren’t actually the best option. And recent research is showing that with the possibility of weight gain, cancer, and diabetes, a diet drink risks the health of the microbiome, as well.

They bark, jump up and down, and maybe even climb in your lap. It’s dinner time and the pooches are in full hunting mode, waiting for even just one remnant to drop at your feet. And since we love our dogs, it’s tempting to slip a sweet taste of or human food down to them. Every. Single. Time. Unfortunately, there are some foods out there that may be a bit toxic to our furry friends… foods you may love! There are foods toxic to dogs that you should stay away from (aside from the obvious chocolate bar)!

Place the glass: Alcohol and your body

It’s been a long day, and you really just want to get home and crack open a cold one. It seems a cold drink after a long day is always the perfect cure. But do you ever wonder: is it REALLY helping? Sure, we all know the short-term effects of too much alcohol. In fact, you may still be recovering from last weekend. However, the long-term effects of too much alcohol are even scarier. Yes, there are benefits to alcohol and consumption in moderation. But what is the correlation between alcohol and your body?

Remember when you were younger, and playing in the mud would always get you in so much trouble? Unless you were one of those kids, the mud was one of your favorite places to be. However, our parents would always rip us away from our muddy paradise out of fear of us picking up germs. Little did they know, those germs were actually good for you! Soil microbes are some of the best sources for good bacteria on the planet (no pun intended). Turns out, playing in the mud is actually GOOD for you! Unfortunately, as an adult, it may be frowned upon to go make a mud pie. Due to this social injustice, we have compiled a list of ways to get good microbes from the soil.

Say “Ahhhh”: Health and Your Tongue

It’s one of the strongest muscles in our body. It can twist and turn and roll. It’s our tongue, and it’s one helpful part of our body! Without it, we couldn’t talk, whistle, or really make any noises at all (aside from glottal grunts). But did you know that it is also a great indicator of health? Research is showing us that your body’s health and your tongue properties are closely related. Read below to see how your tongue can alert you of some serious issues!