Saturday, May 28, 2022

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The Best Memorial Day Sex Toy Sales Of 2022 To Shop Now

Summer is just around the corner—but hotter weather isn't the only way to steam up your bedroom. A sex toy is a surefire way to spice up your intimate time (solo or partnered) by exploring new levels of pleasure, and there's never been a better time to expand your selection. A ton of iconic sexual wellness retailers just launched Memorial Day sex toy sales with savings up to 85% off. You'll find brands like Dame Products, We-Vibe, and Womanizer all marked down in these unbeatable deals from marketplaces like Lovehoney and...
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21 Ways To Get Ready Mentally

Finding out you'll be a father can come with a mix of emotions: joy, shock, fear, and more joy. As you prepare to become a parent, it's important to take time to prepare, ask for advice, and research ways to calm your nerves. Fatherhood prep is also more scarce than resources targeting women, so it's no wonder expecting dads may feel anxious.Soon-to-be-dads tend to focus on the practical stuff, like car seat installation, baby-proofing the house, and the like. While settling the hardware of parenting is important, Sara Shadravan, a...
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These Nut Butter Bites Offer Long-Lasting Energy Without A Crash

The star ingredient of this dish is almond flour which not only functions as an excellent binder for the cookies, but also is a great source of fiber and protein to sustain blood sugar levels. What's more, almond flour is packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, along with magnesium.Dates are another key player, offering a natural sweetness to the dish while also packing in antioxidants and minerals like potassium and phosphorus, which provide excellent brain support. While these do contain natural sugars, the combination of protein, fiber,...
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How Vitamin D & Calcium Work Together To Support Healthy Bones*

"It's about the body wanting to maintain homeostasis (aka a certain, balanced amount) in calcium levels," explains registered dietitian and mbg Collective member Jessica Cording, M.S., R.D., CDN."This means that 24/7 your body is trying to return to its baseline," adds dietitian Gabrielle Tafur, M.S., R.D., LDN. Vitamin D comes into play by ramping up calcium absorption as needed to maintain the levels needed in the blood, in a relatively tight range.*Throughout the last few decades, researchers have come to understand that vitamin D makes this happen in three ways.The first (and...
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What To Eat For A Healthy Gut

That said, while certain foods may be generally categorized as “gut healthy foods,” you also have to consider any potential food intolerances that may be unique to you. Such intolerances can contribute to a "loose" or permeable gut wall—a phenomenon also referred to as "intestinal permeability" or "leaky gut" by many functional health experts.“When the permeability of the gut lining has been altered, this allows toxins, bacteria, and foreign substances like undigested food particles to enter the bloodstream along with the nutrients," family medicine physician Bindiya Gandhi, M.D. previously told...
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Mood Support, Hormone Balance & Other Surprising Vitamin C Perks*

As mbg's vice president of scientific affairs, Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN, shared, "While we might start thinking about eye health later in life, the fact is, the earlier we nutritionally nurture these precious organs, the better." She continues, "in fact, we know from nationally representative research that younger vs. older adults are more likely to have worse vitamin C status (i.e., blood levels of serum ascorbic acid), so paying attention to your eyes and this essential micronutrient earlier in life is especially important."*Why? As it turns out, your eyes...
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mindbodygreen’s Health Coaching Program: Student Reviews

“In January 2022, I told myself that this would be my year. The year I finally make myself a priority and put my passion of health and wellness first. In March, I signed up for the mindbodygreen health coaching program and I am extremely happy with my decision."Even though we are only in week four, every class I am reminded of why I chose this journey and how great the coaching program is and will continue to be. The current health coaches that lead our class are amazing mentors and...
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Does Melatonin Actually Give You Crazy Dreams? Experts Weigh In

According to Catherine Darley, N.D. of The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine, Inc., there is some research to show that by affecting the circadian rhythm, melatonin promotes more time in REM sleep, which is the sleep stage most associated with dreaming. As such, Darley tells mbg the body's natural stores of the hormone can create “a big change in our dream experience” by potentially evoking more vivid dreams.That being said, the jury’s still out on whether or not taking a melatonin supplement gives you crazy dreams. According to Darley, there...
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4 Easy Tips For Supporting Digestion While On Vacation, From MDs

It's inevitable that your diet will change when you’re away from home—and  key supplements can be a great option for not just filling in nutritional gaps, but also functionally helping to support regularity.* “Bring along magnesium citrate, which causes water to get pulled into the gut and the gut to contract, leading to bowel movements, and insoluble fiber, which works by bulking up the stool and allowing it to pass more easily," suggests Trubow.For prioritizing your gut health on the daily (yes, even after vacation), mbg’s probiotic+ is an excellent...
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EADEM Cloud Cushion Airy Brightening Moisturizer Review

Dark spots are my No. 1 skin care concern—most of the blemishes I encounter are tender, under-the-skin cysts, which are way more prone to scarring. I’ve tried countless remedies to help speed up cell turnover and fade those dark marks, and nothing has worked quite like EADEM’s moisturizer. Even at my first application, I was hooked: After cleansing and patting on a hyaluronic acid serum, I topped off my nighttime skin care routine by massaging the fluffy moisturizer into my skin. When I woke up the next morning, my complexion looked...
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