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Wellness

White Peony Root

White peony, technically named Paeonia lactiflora Pall., is a flowering plant native to east Asia. It grows in many parts of the world, though, including China, Mongolia, and Siberia. It’s also grown as a common garden plant in the northern United States. Other names for white peony include: garden peony Chinese peony bai shao (or bai-shao) For …

Beauty

Hyperpigmentation Can Get Worse in Dry Weather

Now that fall is upon us, many are left wondering how to effectively manage hyperpigmentation as the weather turns dry. Hyperpigmentation may seem like a summer thing and a nonissue during the fall and winter months, but this isn’t the case. Dry weather, cold temperatures, and decreased humidity can cause dry patches on the skin and worsen skin conditions …

Exercises

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose, or Viparita Karani in Sanskrit, is a restorative yoga posture that offers a wealth of benefits, making it a popular choice among people wishing to relax. It’s accessible to many people due to its ease and modifications options, making it great for people who are new to yoga or exercise. Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose is …

Healthy

Is It Safe to Take Melatonin Every Night?

How does melatonin work? Natural melatonin is predominantly made in your pineal gland, which is located in your brain. Light exposure inhibits the production of melatonin, but darkness stimulates it. Melatonin levels in your brain begin to increase at dusk as the sun goes down and darkness falls. They reach their peak levels in the middle …

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Acupressure Points

Everyone experiences gas, bloating, and other uncomfortable digestive symptoms from time to time. However, for people with sensitive stomachs, these symptoms can appear more frequently and may require treatment. Acupressure is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that’s believed to be effective for gas, bloating, and stomach pain, among other conditions. We explore whether acupressure is beneficial for …

Healthy

Plant-Based Eggs

The rising trend of alternative vegetarian proteins shows no signs of slowing down. Plant-based chicken tenders, sausage patties, and even beef jerky have begun showing up on grocery store shelves at breakneck speed. The latest food to get a plant-based makeover? Eggs. When I first received an offer to try out plant-based eggs, I gave …

Beauty

Spirulina Benefits for Skin

One of the most nutritious foods on the planet gram for gram, spirulina is a blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, that’s been praised for its many benefits. Spirulina is a complete protein, contains all the essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids, and is rich in many nutrients, including B vitamins and iron. Because of these …

Exercises

Pushup Modifications and Alternatives

Wrist pain got you down? You’re not alone. The wrists take a beating when performing certain strength training and bodyweight exercises like pushups. Some wrist pain is common, especially if the form is off or you’re not strong enough to support the move. But you could also be dealing with more serious issues like arthritis, carpal tunnel …

Wellness

Moon Gazing Meditation

On most nights, it’s possible to look up and see one of the moon’s many faces. From harvest moon to blood moon, from crescent to quarter to full, the moon remains a familiar presence in the sky. The moon is probably one of the first celestial bodies you learned to recognize. Many people consider its …