News: The Vaginal Microbiome Is Linked to Cancer and Disease—& We're Now Learning How to Keep It Healthy
Have you ever wondered what makes a healthy vagina? Bacteria play an important role in vaginal health. If you've ever had your vaginal microbiome—the bacterial community that lives in your vagina—wiped out by taking antibiotics, you probably are well aware of that.
Bacteria gets a bad rap. Most headlines focus on the danger and discomfort posed by pathogens like bacteria, but many of the bacteria that live on and in us are vital to our health. Many products out there, called probiotics, are sold with the implication that they're supporting these healthy bacteria that share our bodies—but do they actually work?
We tend to assume that eating is mostly a physical act, but the mind has so much to do with the choices we make.
Eating healthy poses a challenge nowadays with so many options that taste great but aren't really good for you. Nutritionists have made it their life's work to understand what actually does a body good. Here's how you can follow their example.
On today's video I will show how to make 3 easy snacks that are also under 100 calories each! They are really yummy and healthy, so if you are wondering what to eat between meals I hope I can give you some ideas with this video.
Wondering how to get long hair naturally? How do you grow your hair? In this video Rachelle and Sam give you 10 tips to get those long locks naturally!
Hear me out. No, really. Before you sharpen your pitchforks and give me anecdotal evidence of your Chinese restaurant syndrome, I think you need to know a few things about monosodium glutamate. First of all, it's a naturally-occurring chemical compound that can be found in anything from tomatoes to cheese, and is used in all kinds of foods from KFC to breakfast sandwiches. So spare me the comments on MSG and Chinese food—you probably eat MSG on a daily basis without even knowing it. (And also...
Hey beauties,it's summer time..we need to take extra care of our skin in summer.You must have all noticed skin problems in summer due to the hot-warm weather and the easy,simple and effective formula is to use toners in summer.In market their are so many toners are available but it's always better to use natural products for skin,and nothing can beat the Mint toner.so today I am sharing with you how to make mint toner at home
In order to clean your fish tank, you will need the following: a bucket, water conditioner, aquarium salt, a clean filter, a suction tube, and clean fresh water.
Looking for a yummy, nutritious on-the-go snack? Granola bars are perfect for easy to carry breakfasts or mini-meals. With this tutorial, learn how to make two different granola bar flavors at home, and save yourself the trip to the grocery store!
Think eating food is as easy as putting it in your mouth? It's considerably more complicated than that. Your brain plays a big role in determining what and how you eat. Understanding how your brain interprets food choices is key to managing your eating habits.
Staying healthy is a progressive challenge we all face throughout our lives, and figuring out just how to do that can be a challenge when it's not your job. For doctors, however, it is. Here's how they keep themselves healthy day to day.
Sometimes, it helps to be prepared before jumping into a new relationship; look before you leap! To have a healthy relationship with someone who has an STI, it is advisable that you enter the relationship knowledgeable about sexually transmitted infections and what your risks might be.
This video will help moms and dads make homemade fruit parfait with kids. This not only teaches kids about cooking, but also help as a parent-bonding session.
I've never met a person who doesn't love French fries. And, to be frank, I have no desire to meet such a person.
In case you haven't heard, chia seeds are off of the novelty plant grower and in your supermarket. Why? Because they're a nutrient-dense food loaded with calcium and fiber (18% and 42% respectively of your RDA per one ounce of seeds). There are even some preliminary studies that show chia might be useful in combating diabetes.
Remember those horrible, soul-crushing studies from a few years back linking grilled meats with cancer? Unfortunately, they're still true, but scientists have recently found that an unexpected ingredient can curb some of the harmful effects of high-temperature cooking.
You know the signs—sneezing, fever, nagging cough, no energy, no appetite. It's the flu, but this time, it's your dog who's down and out. Yes, dogs get the flu, too. However, a team from the University of Rochester Medical Center and their collaborators have developed a new vaccine that may make the doggy flu a thing of the past.
Cheese might be one of the most satisfying snacks around, whether you prefer a slice of snappy Irish cheddar or a creamy, rich portion of Brie. It's been called "dairy crack" by a respected physician and for good reason: eating cheese produces casomorphins, which effect the human body like opiates. It also contains trace amounts of actual morphine.
In this tutorial, Betty offers us the recipe for one of her favorite and healthy snacks, granola bars! Granola bars are easy to make at home and are a wonderful snack and substitute for junk food.
How to keep your pansies healthy year round
This two part video features how to make soda and what you need to do before making any lacto-fermented soda recipes. Watch and learn how to make your own soda and lacto fermented food.
Make a healthy food enjoyable this Thanksgiving or Christmas by mixing yourself a POMtini. Made of POM juice and several different liqueurs, the POMtini is the brainchild of POM founder Lynda Resnick.
The tutor advises that the beans are high in protein and fiber but the problem is that when you buy it from the market they are high in sugar and also have artificial colors. So to make healthy beans first of all you need to take a can of 'cannellini organic beans'. You can also use any other type of beans. Now you need some water and some salt to go with it. Add these beans in a pan. You can also add some left over beans. You can now add some 'organic strained tomatoes' which is just like a ...
What you eat before and after you work up a sweat is actually just as important as the workout itself. The main thing to keep in mind is that you can't eat so much that you still have a bunch of stuff bumping around in your stomach when you're jumping or running.
This how-to video shows you how to make boiled wheat. To do this, take some wheat and put it in a pot. Pour some water into the pot and put it on a stove in order to boil it. After about 45 minutes to an hour, you will now have lovely boiled wheat grains. You can use this dish as a side dish. You can also use it with natural yogurt, fruit, and cinnamon for breakfast. Another alternative is using milk, peanut butter, and honey. You can also use it with a salad. Just add lintels, parsley, salt,...
These Healthy-Organic strawberry smoothies will take less then 5 minutes and will bring protein to your breakfast.
Most pasta salad is very "American" and full of fatty things like mayonnaise. By adjusting a few ingredients and adding some yummy veggies, you can transform your salad and have a healthy addition to your outdoor summer party menu!
Just because it's a party doesn't mean that you shouldn't still care what your kids eat. This video shows you how to make a fun, tasty and nutritious appetizer for a kid's party - fill little pastry baskets with dyed mashed potatoes and other good food!
A taco salad from a restaurant can pack more calories than a Big Mac and a Whopper combined! In this clip, nutritionist and Food Channel hostess Ellie Krieger will show you how to cut the fat and calories in half at home. This salad is super easy to make and is full of flavor and nutrition. Try this salad for your lunch today! Yum!
Not all of us were born with Covergirl skin. In fact, we can bet that even most Covergirls (that's right Drew, even you) weren't born with perfect, front over skin. While we can use products that help exfoliate away dead skin cells and create a brighter glow, sometimes our skin just looks blah.
In this video, we learn how to make falafel. Make sure you let your chickpeas soak for 8-12 hours before you boil them for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You will need 3 c cooked chickpeas, 2 diced medium onions, 1 tbsp garlic, 1/2 c chopped parsley, 3 tbsp flour, 2 tsp coriander, 2 tsp cumin, salt, pepper and oil. First, take all the ingredients and put them into a food processor. Once the mixture forms the mix, grab it and form them into patties about 1 cm thick. Next, place the patties into a hot pan a...
Thanksgiving is almost near and everyone's scrambling around for turkey and stuffing recipes. But if you're expecting guests with coeliac disease, then you're going to have to play it safe. Use this stuffing recipe that abides to a gluten-free diet, but just because it's gluten-free, doesn't mean it won't taste great! Trust us, you won't even tell the difference!
Devlopyourqi teaches viewers how to make wholemeal flat bread, chapati or tortilla. All you need for this is wholemeal flous 2.4 cups, 1 teaspoon of salt and one cup of water. Stir this all together in a large mixing bowl. Next, you should knead this for about 10 minutes. Next, leave this dough, wrapped, to rest for about an hour. Now, after an hour, divide this dough into about 16 pieces. This depends on how big you want your flat breads to be. It does not take too much dough for each though...
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make dog treats and biscuits. These have no preservatives, colors, or artificial ingredients. Turn the oven to 350 degrees F. Take 24 oz plain flour, 2 eggs, 8 oz oats, 2 tablespoons chicken stock, 16 oz chicken livers, and a cup of water. Blend the eggs and livers with the lid on until smooth. Mix all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Use your hands. Make a well shape in the dry mix and blend the wet mixture in. Work into a loose dough. Knead ...
With obesity now a confirmed epidemic in the United States, we should be putting more emphasis than ever on how we feed our children and what they consume at school. While many educational instititions sell salads and healthier options like apples and carrot sticks, these foods often don't catch your kids' attention when they're placed side-by-side with cheeseburgers and calzones.
School lunches are either super oily and disgusting (pizzas with a thick layer of oil on top or double cheeseburgers) or far too healthy for any kid to want to eat (lackluster salads with iceburg lettuce, tomatoes, and ranch). This causes a dilemma for kids who want to eat healthy without sacrificing taste.
Do you feed your kids the yellow box lunch? Sure, it's easier than making a sandwich from scratch - but what's easy is usually not healthy. Check out this clip and learn all about the dangers lurking inside the iconic yellow box. Lunchables are full of chemicals, fats, sodium and calories.. watch this Food Facts clip and keep your family healthy.
Eating healthy requires preplanning most of the time, but if you're looking to eat healthy and are strapped for cash and time this is an easy recipe to make which will both speed up weight loss and muscle gain.
Eating fruit doesn't have to be a chore! Make fruit exciting (and, well, taste better) by adding chocolate to the mix! We all love our fondue, but the recipe presented in this video by Seventeen Magazine makes a few swatches to make the chocolate-dipped fruits more healthy.