3/10/173/10/17 There’s tons of information out there on how to prevent a cold, but once you’ve got one, it feels impossible to treat it, right? While there’s no “cure” or fix for a cold, there are things you can do to heal more quickly, alleviate symptoms, and keep your body functioning as best it can. Pick any combination of these 12 tips (or try them all!) to get yourself back to healthy and happy. Sleep. The best way to heal? Get some rest. Take time off work (please — don’t get everyone else sick!) for yourself and others. Cancel plans, sleep as much as possible, and then do the rest of these things to alleviate your symptoms. Drink tea and[…]

What Do Essential Oils Do? | POPSUGAR Fitness Skip Nav Subscribe to the Must Have Box Essential Oils Can Make You a Happier, Healthier Person — Here’s How Healthy Eating Tips Nutrition Showdown: Should You Eat Kale or Spinach? Britney Spears We’re a Slave For Britney Spears’s Latest Ab Workout Popsugar Interviews 5 Types of Intermittent Fasting (and the 1 a Dietitian Recommends) 3/09/173/09/17 If you suffer from anxiety or depression, feel fatigued, or often experience aches and pains, adding essential oils can complement your wellness regimen to improve your symptoms. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “the therapeutic use of essential oils (also known as volatile oils) from plants (flowers, herbs, or trees)” can be used “for[…]

Chances are you’ve been hearing about crystals or seeing them on your Instagram. Crystals are probably the trendiest wellness practice of the moment, but we wanted to learn more about them — sure, they’re beautiful (just look at this water bottle!) . . . but what do they do? Do they work? Is there proof? So many questions, so many crystals, so little time. Crystals purportedly can help with so many aspects of your mental and physical health, so let’s get into it and explore what crystals actually do and how they can impact your well-being every day. What Do Crystals Do? According to crystal healer and therapist Mytrae Meliana, MFT, CHT, they do quite a bit, everything from improving[…]

3/08/173/08/17 Ever since my naturopath introduced me to the wonderful world of castor oil packs, I’ve been hooked. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic medicine, and naturopathy recommend castor oil packs for the ability to promote healing and reduce inflammation. My naturopath also touts the benefits of these packs because they are said to help improve elimination and circulation, especially of the lymphatic system by stimulating lymph and liver function. I’ve found them especially helpful during my time of the month to reduce the pain from cramps. Easy to make, all you need are several layers of flannel and cold-pressed castor oil (a natural oil made from the seeds of the castor oil plant), both of which can be purchased online[…]

2/27/172/27/17 For those suffering from life-threatening eating disorders, a new hope comes from a treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS). This FDA-approved treatment has historically been used for neurological disorders (primarily involving physical tremors); a study in the Annual Review of Neuroscience said this treatment has a “dramatic clinical benefit” for Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, and depression. Another study said it may be “the most significant single advance in decades in the treatment of neurological disorders.” Now, researchers are looking to DBS as a treatment for anorexia recovery. DBS is a neurosurgical procedure that implants a “brain pacemaker” (electrodes) into the brain (the particular area of the brain in which the electrodes are inserted is dependent on what the patient’s symptoms are).[…]