30 May, 2024
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TikTok Shares 3 Easy Ways To Naturally Lower Your Cortisol Levels (But Do They Work? Here’s What We Know) – Health Digest

The first thing that Riley says helped reduce her cortisol levels was letting up on the intensity of her exercise. Rather than working out at a high intensity nearly every day of the week as she had previously been doing, the nutritionist swapped her high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes for regular walks. The science seems […]

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Can Ibuprofen Cause Anemia? Here’s What We Know – Health Digest

According to a 2021 article in the Clinical Medicine Journal, NSAIDs like ibuprofen can cause stomach ulcers as well as damage, irritation, and swelling in the small intestine. This can lead to gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation. The study authors further note that bleeding can either be overt — causing dark, sticky poop due to the presence […]

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We Tried This Easy Muscle Hack To Fall Asleep In No Time. Here’s How It Went – Health Digest

This was a particularly interesting time for me to be trying out this technique because I was traveling between time zones for the duration of the experiment. My two-week trip had me going from hotel rooms to relative’s homes in different states, and as any of us can attest to, sleeping in a different bed […]

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We Tried Eating Dragon Fruit To Poop Instantly. Here’s How It Went – Health Digest

Doing a little digging, I found that there were three different species of dragon fruit. The ones with the red flesh have a few more phenols and a higher proportion of glucose to fructose, but they are essentially the same nutritionally. Besides, cutting into the red dragon fruit, I noticed that it had the same […]

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Can Peanut Butter Reduce Inflammation? Here’s What We Know – Health Digest

Even though two tablespoons of peanut butter have just 3 grams of saturated fat, you don’t want to eat too much peanut butter if you want to fight inflammation. Peanut butter has 26% of your recommended daily value for niacin (vitamin B3), which can boost circulation and cool inflammation. Almost 2 milligrams of vitamin D […]

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Can A Lemon Lower Your Blood Pressure While You Sleep? Here’s What We Know – Health Digest

Although stress and anxiety haven’t been linked to long-term high blood pressure or hypertension, they do cause temporary spikes in blood pressure. Consistent, temporary increases in blood pressure levels can damage your heart the same way hypertension would.  Lemon inhalation aromatherapy was linked with reduced systolic blood pressure and anxiety in patients with acute myocardial infarction or AMI […]

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Does Decaf Coffee Make You Poop? Here’s What We Know – Health Digest

Caffeine isn’t the only thing in coffee that makes your morning “routine” regular. In fact, caffeine has to work in conjunction with some other natural acids to bring about its poop-stimulating effect. Have you ever wondered why other caffeinated beverages like sodas and energy drinks don’t send you running to the bathroom? Well, now you […]

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We Tried TikTok’s Viral Balloon Hack To Poop Instantly. Here’s How It Went – Health Digest

I tried the hack for three consecutive days just to see if I was getting the technique right. Even though I’ve blown up dozens of balloons in my adult life (my fear of them popping in my face aside, of course), I was suddenly worried about technique when poop was involved.  On the first day, […]

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We Tried The Viral Diaper Cream Hack To Heal Dry Skin. Here’s What Happened – Health Digest

Firstly, I didn’t want to risk breaking out into pimples by applying the thick cream all over the sensitive skin on my face. Per experts, most diaper creams contain occlusive ingredients that are great for soothing dry skin and locking in hydration, but they can be problematic for acne-prone skin because they’re comedogenic (highly likely to clog your […]

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We Tried This Viral Olive Oil Trick To Poop Instantly. Here’s How It Went – Health Digest

Olive oil is thought to have laxative properties because it coats and smoothens the insides of your bowels, making for an easier flow of waste. Additionally, this Mediterranean-diet oil could help your poop hold on to water, giving it softness, once again making for easier passage through your system. According to South Florida chiropractor Alan Mandell, who […]