Histamine – The Good and the Bad

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Histamine is widely known as a substance that contributes to allergies, asthma, eczema, and coughs.

However, histamine also has many other important roles. For example, as a neurotransmitter, histamine helps us:

  • stay awake and alert
  • increases motivation and the desire for novelty and exploration
  • increases sex drive
  • decreases appetite

This post explores the good and bad of histamine.

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The Health Dangers of Blue Light at Night… And What You Can Do About It

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Blue Light” has become more and more a part of the conversation in the realm of natural health. Nighttime blue light exposure is a culprit behind sleep problems, obesity, and even cancer. Read on to learn how to hack your blue light exposure and make it work for you –not against you.

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All about HbA1c and 33 Reasons to Maintain Healthy HbA1c Levels (Part 1)

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HbA1c is an indicator of long-term glucose levels and has been recommended for diagnosing diabetes by the American Diabetes Association. Increased HbA1c in nondiabetics, apart from being a risk factor for diabetes, is also associated with cardiovascular disease and elevated all-cause mortality. Ideally, you would want to keep your HbA1c low, but also stable. Read on to find out why, and to learn about all the factors that can help you improve your HbA1c levels.

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12 Reasons You Should Embrace The Cold Exposure and Cold Showers

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From freezing showers to cryotherapy tanks, cold exposure is in vogue amongst health conscious people. And rightly so; simple practices that can enhance nervous system health, decrease inflammation and promote longevity are rare.

In this article, we will explore the scientific research to uncover the many benefits of getting cold. We will also touch on the best ways to approach cold exposure as, whilst we should embrace the cold, we need to be aware of its power.

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Why Avoiding Sun Will Kill You: 15 Proven Science-Based Health Benefits of Sun

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A large number of public health messages over the past century have focused on the dangers of too much sun exposure, such as aging, skin cancer and DNA damage. However, in reality, today’s science tells us that exposure to the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in sunlight has many beneficial effects on human health.

Indeed, most people are aware of the impact of sun exposure on Vitamin D production, which is a very important factor. However, there is a host of other health benefits that have been overlooked in the debate over how much sun is necessary for optimal health. This article will dive into the science to uncover the various ways in which sun exposure, at the right times and intensities, is a vital component of good health.

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Top 15 Proven Health Benefits of Exercise (with references and mechanisms)

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For much of history, high levels of intense daily exercise was probably a necessary requirement for human survival (R). However, in most industrialized countries the necessity for physical activity to sustain life is declining. As a result, we are seeing a decline in physical fitness in many of these populations.

The purpose of this article is to explore the scientific literature to uncover the role that physical activity plays in the maintenance of good health and the avoidance of chronic disease. We will also discuss what sorts of exercise are best, and why, for some people, exercise may not be a great option.

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Health Benefits of Yoga (Unfinished)

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Yoga is a group of practices that stems from ancient Indian religion and tradition. It is a popular form of exercise, but today, it can also be a form of meditation and relaxation as well. Read more below to learn about yoga.

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20 Science-Based Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting And How to Do It

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Dieting can be a difficult and frustrating way to lose weight. Intermittent fasting is a simple and effective strategy for getting lean while maintaining muscle mass.

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Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Take Pterostilbene

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This post for pterostilbene is not up to the quality of Selfhacked Articles.  Please be patient while it’s improved.

Pterostilbene is a powerful antioxidant that can help with everyday health by improving brain, heart, and immune system function. Since it has no known toxicity level, this is a good supplement to use. Read more below to learn more about its advantages.

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