Articles by Mina Shahriary

Mina is a natural health enthusiast, avid yoga practitioner and health freedom advocate. She has a passion for discovering and sharing strategies for achieving optimal health and longevity, and has spent the last eight years working in the natural health industry. In addition to researching health and nutrition, writing about the latest happenings in the natural health world and practicing yoga, she enjoys spending time in nature, meditating and making superfood smoothies.

Watch What You Eat: Strawberries Top The 2017 Pesticide List

May is National Strawberry Month, but before you head to the store to snag a carton of the freshly ripened berries, it’s important to understand the various chemicals likely to be on your fresh fruit.

An Aspirin a Day…Doubles Heart Attack Risk?

Research shows that heart complications are only part of the side effects that come from taking aspirin.

Fake Organics Flooding US Market

The US is importing corn and other substances from Turkey, who's organic products have been deemed fraudulent by the European Union and Canada. Here's what you need to know, plus how you can ask the USDA to investigate the supposedly “organic” grain coming from fraudulent certifiers.

7 Surprising Things That Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

Aging may be inevitable, but memory loss is avoidable — so long as you put your health first and know the hidden things that could be unknowingly increasing your risk.

Gardening Goals? 18 Seeds to Plant ASAP

If you’ve never grown your own plants from seeds before, winter might seem like an odd time to garden. But, in fact, the timing is perfect. Gardeners who start their vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seeds typically start them indoors during the cold months. Here's how to get started.

10 High-Fat Foods That Are Surprisingly Super Healthy

Ever since fat was demonized, people started eating more sugar, refined carbs and processed foods instead.

Consumer Alert: Toxins Found in One-Third of U.S. Fast Food Packaging

Earlier this week, a report published in the journal of Environmental Science and Technology Letters revealed the presence of fluorinated chemicals in a whopping one-third of fast food packaging.

Superbug Resistant to 26 Antibiotics Kills U.S. Woman

An alarming story has stunned public health officials around the globe, as antimicrobial resistance is proving to be a very serious, ever-growing concern.

10 Powerful Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are 10 powerful quotes from Dr. King's speeches, sermons and writings. Do you have a favorite?

Fish Oil: A Natural Alternative to Antidepressants?

As antidepressant use continues to unnecessarily skyrocket, studies show people who take fish experience significantly fewer instances of depression. So researchers set out to test a theory.