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.

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.

2017 Nutrition Facts Label: Here’s What’s Changing (It’s A Lot!)

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration announced an overhaul of the nutrition facts label on packaged foods. Here's everything you need to know.

The Truth About Statin Drugs and the Alternatives That Really Work

While Big Pharma likes to call statin side effects rare, many statin users suffer painful side effects that take them by surprise. Now, as more and more dangerous side effects are linked to statin use, many physicians and experts are beginning to question whether or not these side effects are as rare as they were portrayed by the Big Pharma reps pushing the pills.