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Today’s Solutions: July 19, 2024

Beer spas are a frothy new wel

Beer spas are a frothy new wellness trend taking over the USA

Would you immerse yourself in a tub of beer to improve your health and well-being? This unique European ritual has captured Americans, resulting in a thriving industry of beer spas across the country. From Europe to the USA: the beer spa phenomenon Beer spas initially appeared in the Czech Read More...

Coffee vs. tea: which caffeine

Coffee vs. tea: which caffeine source reigns supreme for health and vitality?

For many people, coffee is more than simply a morning habit; it's an integral component of their daily lives. But is this really the best method to get your caffeine fix? Dr. Kaustubh Dabhadkar, a preventive cardiologist from Charlotte, North Carolina, sheds light on the subject, showing the Read More...

Could kombucha tea’s microbi

Could kombucha tea’s microbial magic be the secret to effortless weight loss?

In their search for weight loss remedies, researchers discovered an unexpected ally: kombucha tea. This ancient fermented elixir, which has a contentious flavor, is now emerging as a possible game changer in metabolic health. A recent study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Read More...

Pile of green okra on a light green background.

What are the health benefits of okra?

In one of our previous articles, we wrote about how okra may be people's new hope in battling microplastic contaminated drinking water. Looking into the fruit (yes, it is a fruit) made us realize that there is so much more to share about the benefits of this versatile seed pod. While relatively Read More...

vitamin A rich foods surround a black board that reads VITAMIN A

The 4 important health benefits of Vitamin A

Chances are you already know that vitamin A is good for your eye health, but are you aware of all the other ways it can benefit your health? Below, find more reasons to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin A. What is vitamin A? According to the manager of the Micronutrient Information Center Read More...

Why sauerkraut is so beneficia

Why sauerkraut is so beneficial and how you can make it at home

We have shared many stories about the importance of maintaining gut and microbiome health. Last week, we discussed how gut health can even contribute to brain health. Natural probiotics, such as yogurt and fermented foods, are great in moderation for maintaining gut health and balance. One of Read More...

Try turmeric for arthritis

Try turmeric for arthritis

A new clinical trial has found that curcumin—the powerful anti-inflammatory molecule in turmeric that gives it its yellow color—can reduce pain and improve physical function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. Curcumin (kur-kyoo-min) has been the focus of great attention recently due to Read More...

Watermelon extract lowers bloo

Watermelon extract lowers blood pressure

Beloved as a refreshing summer treat, watermelon may also have major benefits for heart health, new research has shown. Thirteen obese adults with high blood pressure were randomized to receive watermelon extracts of l-citrulline and l-arginine or a placebo for 6 weeks. Each day during the 6-week Read More...