Integrative Health

When To Get Different Health Exams Throughout Your Lifetime

This health testing timeline, based on national recommendations and my experience as a naturopathic doctor focused on health risk prevention, covers the basic tests advised at every stage of life for the average low-risk healthy person. You can use it to manage…

How Long Before Bed Should You Actually Stop Drinking Caffeine?

As sleep expert and holistic psychiatrist Ellen Vora, M.D., previously explained to mbg, caffeine has a half-life of five to seven hours for most people, meaning it takes roughly six hours for your body to metabolize half of that cortisol-inducing caffeine—and…

Why People On The Keto Diet May Lack Carnitine & What To Do

Before you go keto, there’s a lot of information to unpack (trust us: We have a whole beginner’s guide for you to sift through before embarking). While you can customize the eating plan to fit your lifestyle and personal needs,…

New Study Finds Coffee Rarely Influences Your Heartbeat

Even after considering the genetic factors that can influence how we metabolize caffeine, “We could find no evidence on a population level that those who consumed more coffee or those exposed to more caffeine experienced a heightened risk for arrhythmias,”…

18 Best Sleep Aids & Supplements: Magnesium & More*

Best for falling asleep & staying asleep: mindbodygreen sleep support+ We like to think of our sleep supplement as a targeted generalist: It’s designed to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling more refreshed.* We…

Study Finds What Your Brain Actually Does While You Sleep

Based on their findings, it would appear the suspected memory consolidation researchers were looking for what occurs in deep sleep. And part of that is figuring out which memories are worth saving, based on rewards.In deep sleep, the hippocampus replays…

How Walking After Meals Can Balance Blood Sugar, From An Expert

Think about the energy spike and subsequent crash that can happen after a large intake of sugar. Luckily, D’Agostino shares a basic—and quite relaxing—practice for balancing the blood sugar response after meals: going for a walk.He explains it like so:…

A Hormone Expert On Why Macro Bowls Are A+ In Your 30s

When it comes to hormone-enhancing foods, hormone expert, midwife, and integrative medicine doctor Aviva Romm, M.D., is chock-full of recommendations (she even gave us a grocery shopping list for each decade, in case you want to bookmark). All healthy, antioxidant-rich…

New Study Finds A Way To Predict Longevity With Your Immune “Clock”

Whether young or old, bolstering your defenses (i.e., innate and adaptive immune systems) can be a priority. From immune cell development and function to promoting immune resilience as we age, healthy lifestyle choices and targeted approaches like science-backed supplements can…

This Probiotic Helps Ease Gas, According To mbg Reviews*

“I’ve been taking probiotics for about five years and never really noticed a real difference in the way I looked or felt. I just took them because I knew they were “good for me.” I started taking probiotic+ at the…

7 Things You May Experience, According To Experts*

How you feel—and how long you feel that way—really comes down to the current state of your gut health and how your body processes the different probiotic strains. According to Shah, everyone metabolizes probiotics differently, so there’s really no definitive…