Health & Wellness

We focus on topics related to living an active, enjoyable life. Our goal is to share with you news, facts, and tips for your health and wellness.

Nutrient Levels In Produce Are Decreasing—And What To Do About It

Vegetables and fruit with decreasing nutrient density

It’s true. The average vegetable or fruit produced today has significantly less vitamins and minerals than the varieties that were grown decades ago. And this decline in nutrients has been taking place for at least 50 or 60 years. How Much Have The Nutrients In Fruits And Vegetables Decreased? The landmark study on this topic […]

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The Benefits Of Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract and grape seeds and grapes

What Is Grape Seed Extract? Grapes have been cultivated and eaten for a long time. But grapes, along with other parts of the Vitis vinifera plant such as the leaves and sap, have also been used in traditional medicine in Europe for thousands of years. From the Egyptians to the ancient Greeks, the healing power […]

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The Effects Of Ozone Depletion On Your Skin And Eyes

Ozone layer depletion increases skin and eye damage from the sun

There are many complicated implications of climate change, but one consequence that has been indisputably measured is the depletion of the ozone layer: the part of the atmosphere that protects us from cosmic radiation. You can argue about what exactly caused it, but not that it has happened. The depletion of the ozone layer has […]

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17 Myths About Sun Exposure

Couple on beach getting sun exposure

The sun emits radiation—in the form of electromagnetic rays—which reaches you here on earth. While the visible part of this spectrum lights up your world, other parts of the spectrum including ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) have varying effects. UVB rays cause you to tan and burn, and also stimulate the production of […]

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What Is Polypodium Leucotomos?

Polypodium Leucotomos

Polypodium leucotomos (PL) is a tropical fern plant native to Central America and parts of South America. It grows in the rain forest and has a long history of use as an herbal medicine ingested for a variety of ailments by the indigenous people of Honduras. The Mayans even drank it as a tea. Historically, […]

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