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Are Vaginal Steam Baths Effective And Safe?

The vaginal steam bath catapulted into mainstream media a few years ago. Its claim to fame? Believers said it could cleanse the uterus, improve hormonal balance, sort out your digestive system, ease menstrual cramps, and ward off infections of the vaginal region. Yet many of these claims remain unproven beyond anecdotal evidence. And with downsides that include allergic reactions, burns, or potentially killing off the good bacteria in the region - vaginal steaming may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Forgetfulness During Pregnancy: Causes And Measures To Tackle

A majority of pregnant women report loss of memory both before and after delivery. However, research about forgetfulness during pregnancy is unclear and often conflicting. Prioritizing right, staying organized, and (importantly!) cutting yourself some slack while you face this major life event will all help. So will meditation, the right food, and getting enough sleep.

15 Health Benefits Of Mangosteen That Make It A Super Fruit

Mangosteens… It’s likely that many haven’t heard of this fruit. The fruit is difficult to find because it’s seasonal and import-only at that! So in all likelihood, you’re probably thinking, “If it’s so rare and I’ve done well without it so far, do I really need it in my diet[.....]

10 Easy Ways To Break A Bad Habit

Do you have a habit you would like to break? While it takes anywhere between 18 to 254 days to successfully break a bad habit, the process can be expedited by following a few easy steps. Reinforcing the need to break it by writing it down or changing your email password to a command that reminds you of it will go a long way in getting rid of the habit.

Side Effects Of Eating Cucumber: How Much Is Too Much?

The cooling effect of cucumber makes it a favorite summer sack. But, is it safe to rely on this crunchy veggie too much? If you have cucumber beyond moderation, its diuretic effect may harm you. Sometimes, cucumbers cause bloating and indigestion. And those who are allergic to ragweed pollen may have reactions when they eat cucumbers.

Why Do I Crave Chocolate So Much?

Chocolate craving is perhaps the most common food craving, especially among women. A deficiency in magnesium is considered one reason while some others attribute it to the carbohydrates in chocolates. Certain constituents in chocolate like caffeine, anandamides, and phenylethylamine may have mood-lifting abilities making chocolate a sought after delicacy when you feel low. No studies, however, have proven any pharmacological effect of chocolate concluding that chocolate craving is nothing but hedonic.

What Causes Gray Hair And How To Prevent It

Whether it is natural aging, or a nutritional deficiency or oxidative stress from radiation/free radical damage, that is causing your hair to go gray prematurely - there are ways to prevent this. Getting adequate levels of vitamins A, C, E, B12, D3, as well minerals like copper and iron may help. So can protecting your hair from radiation, sun damage, and quitting smoking.

5 Evidence-Based Health Benefits Of Chocolate

Still wondering if chocolates are harmful? Chocoholics don't need to worry about their health now. Dark Chocolates have health benefits, too. It is good for heart and circulation, weight loss, and benefits the brain as it is anti-inflammatory. Chocolate is rich in minerals required by our body. It also reduces stress. Go chocolaty!

Nutritional Facts And Health Benefits Of Kidney Beans

Kidney beans are the legumes that are available throughout the year and can be an easy, healthy inclusion in your diet. A possible addition or the main star of any kind of dish, the beans are known for their unique taste and texture. But this isn’t why you need the[.....]