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Our health team writes about several topics like men’s health, women’s health, mental health, and more. They also feature comprehensive product and service reviews. Not sure where to start? Check out our posts on birth control, STDs, and UTIs. If you like our posts, subscribe to our newsletter!

Recurrent UTIs in Women - Here's What You Need to Know
If you've had a urinary tract infection (UTI) before, you know they're annoying! You have to start running to the bathroom more, it hurts to pee, and somehow you have to get antibiotics. In the video below, Dr. James Farrell discusses everything you need to know about UTIs. https://youtu.be/jwD7bJrYH6U If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is...
Crushed red chili peppers contain phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals (also known as phytonutrients) are compounds in plant foods that provide a wide range of important health benefits. The media has nicknamed many of these foods as “super foods” because of these benefits. However, be careful because this term may be overused for marketing. In the video below, Amanda Haney talks about the many health benefits of phytochemicals. https://youtu.be/pIOdaczgDVI If you don’t like...
Citrate helps prevents kidney stones and is in lemonade.
Have you ever passed a kidney stone before? If so, you know it's terrible! I've met women who would rather deliver a baby! Fortunately, there are a few dietary changes you can make to help prevent their formation. In the video below, Dr. James Farrell discusses dietary recommendations that help prevent kidney stones. https://youtu.be/M2DhPmc2GN4 If you don’t like the video or want more...
For grains, most men need 7-8 ounce equivalents and most women need 6 ounce equivalents (Cake Wrapper).
Losing weight is NOT easy! You may be looking to lose a few pounds and don’t know where to start. Or, perhaps you are in the process of making lifestyle changes and want to know how to take your progress to the next level. Regardless of your situation, I highly recommend portion control! Eating the proper serving size is a...
Constipation - How To Prevent & Relieve This Painful Condition
At some point in your life, you have probably dealt with constipation! Sometimes it is occasional, like from a change in eating patterns or travel. Other times it is a constant issue that you can’t quite seem to get rid of! In the video below, Amanda Legro discusses ways to prevent and relieve constipation. https://youtu.be/iBiHjIprXgk If you don’t like the video or want...
What You Need Before You Discuss Treatment Options With a Loved One
Have you ever entered a debate unprepared? You feel strongly about your opinion, and you know you’re right, but someone sidelines you with a point that you know nothing about. You lose the debate, not because you were wrong, but because you were unprepared. You may be wondering what this has to do with treatment and recovery. The answer...
How To Be Salt Savvy for Better Blood Pressure
Do you have high blood pressure? Even if you don’t know your blood pressure range, you could be in danger. In the video below, Amanda Haney talks about ways you can limit your salt intake to lower your blood pressure. https://youtu.be/suekjY7Xd3s If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, is a...
Botox FAQ
If you're interested in getting Botox, I highly recommend doing your research before seeing a doctor. In this article, I'll reviews exactly what you need to know about Botox, including how it works and what to expect during treatment. What is Botox? Botox, along with Dysport and Xeomin, are neuromodulators that are used to relax the muscles of the face and...
Ripple Pea Milk Review
When searching for non-dairy milk, there are the usual suspects: soy, rice, almond, and coconut or a blend. A relatively new product is giving shoppers a vegan, nut, gluten, and soy-free, dairy alternative: pea milk. Green peas are legumes that contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A nutrition-packed food, to say the least. When made into milk,...
It is no surprise that the diet industry is one of the biggest money-making industries. Why? So many people want to achieve a healthy weight and reduce their risk of serious health problems. As a registered dietitian, I want to help you find an eating plan that is safe, effective, and sustainable. If you have diabetes, high cholesterol, high...