Health Matters

  • Need Better Lubrication?

    Au Naturale: Drink more water! Being properly hydrated supports your body’s ability to produce enough lubrication during sex. Increasing your intake of omega- 3 fatty acids, can also help increase your natural lubrication. Considering estrogen is the primary hormone that affects vaginal lubrication, you can also up your intake of soy, flaxseed oil, nuts, and apples.

  • 10,000 Reasons

    Typical household paint contains up to 10,000 chemicals! Many of those are proven to be toxic and some even have links to cancer. Many of the most harmful chemicals are called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs are unstable, carbon-containing compounds that readily  vaporize into the air.

    Avoid VOCs.
  • Chitin-glucan and Gut Microflora

    Chitin-glucan, an Artina-branded ingredient, comes from the Aspergillus niger fungus, and alters microflora within the gut to improve metabolic processes related to obesity.

  • Wake-Up Call

    The jury is still out on whether there is a connection between cell phones and health problems. Here’s what we do know. And here’s how to be smarter about how you use your phone.

    The jury is still out on whether there is a connection between cell phones and health problems. Here's what we do know. And here's how to be smarter about how you use your phone.
    By Megan Feldman
  • Goodbye Pale Skin

    We’re all feeling a little pasty-white these days. Here’s how to get that sun-kissed look
    back—no trip to the beach required.

    Self-Taners
    Tip: It helps to exfoliate first to get rid of rough skin patches and then apply a moisturizer

  • Is Your Pet Packing on the Pounds?

    According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than 50 percent of dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Cats, however, hold the record for pet obesity, with about 21 percent battling the bulge (compared to about 8 percent in dogs). Obese pets are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and repertory disease, and kidney disease.

  • Stick to Your Resolution (For Real This Year)

    Every New Year, it’s the same story: You pledge to make one positive change in your life, but when the hectic pace of real life sets in that resolution gets left in the dust. No sugar for a year? Yeah, right. Come February you’re grabbing two-for-one pints of Ben and Jerry’s at the grocery store.

    By Kimberly Rodrigues
  • Flush Those Germs!

    GARGLING
    It isn’t just for fresh breath. In a Japanese study, gargling with water three times a day was found to dramatically reduce the incidence of upper respiratory infections.

    NASAL WASH

    Three simple steps to protect your nose and throat from invaders this cold and flu season.
    by Kate Hanley
  • Massage: More Than Meets the Muscle

    We all love a good rubdown. But beyond easing muscle tension and relieving sore spots, massage—even a single session—triggers beneficial biological changes, finds new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    by Melaina Juntti