People with Migraines Get Less REM Sleep, Study Finds

People with Migraines Get Less REM Sleep, Study Finds

REM, also known as rapid eye movement sleep, is believed to have an important influence on our learning and memory. Research suggests that those who suffer from migraines receive less REM sleep. Find out more about what studies led to this association and what you can do to help avoid migraine-related sleep issues.
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10 of the Healthiest Herbs and Spices and Their Health Benefits

Turmeric, ginger, cumin, and peppermint are among the healthiest herbs and spices that can give you multiple health benefits this fall and flu season. Research shows that these benefits can range from anti-inflammatory properties to cognitive boosters. Check out what these ten individual spices and herbs can do to help promote a healthy body and mind.
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Lifting Weights? Your Fat Cells Would Like to Have a Word.

We all know that lifting weights can build up our muscles. But by changing the inner workings of cells, weight training may also shrink fat, according to an enlightening new study of the molecular underpinnings of resistance exercise. The study, which involved mice and people, found that after weight training, muscles create and release little bubbles of genetic material that can flow to fat cells, jump-starting processes related to fat burning.

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Melatonin and Respiratory Infection Risk in Seniors

When most people hear “melatonin,” they think of a sleep-support supplement. Fair enough: the hormone is well shown to support healthy circadian rhythms and improve the quality of sleep. Thanks to melatonin’s strong antioxidant effects, however, it may also play a role in protecting us against the serious complications of respiratory tract infections.

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Does Coffee Raise Your Blood Sugar?

Caffeine can have a short-term impact on blood sugar, but other compounds in coffee and tea may help metabolic health in the long term. When it comes to coffee, you can get the same healthy compounds through balanced eating in fruits and vegetables.

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Highly Processed Foods Linked To Weight Gain

Eating a healthy diet can help lower your risk of certain diseases and maintain a healthy weight. A healthy eating plan is made up of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. Previous studies have suggested a link between diets high in “ultra-processed” foods and health problems. Ultra-processed foods have ingredients common in industrial food manufacturing, such as hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, flavoring agents, and emulsifiers. They are often cheaper and more convenient than making a meal from whole foods. But they’re usually high in calories, salt, sugar, and fat. Click here to read more.

Do EltaMD Sunscreens Contain Benzene? 

With more and more information and controversy surrounding sunscreens and their potentially harmful ingredients, it’s important to keep updated on what you could be using. Most sunscreens have avobenzone and oxybenzone, and EltaMD products do not contain these ingredients. Some physicians have asked EltaMD about the Citizen’s Petition submitted to the U.S. FDA by Valisure LLC, an independent analytical laboratory, regarding the presence of residual levels of benzene in certain sunscreens, so EltaMD wants to share an update with you.   Please read below.


EltaMD Update:

Some physicians have asked EltaMD about the Citizen’s Petition submitted to the U.S. FDA by Valisure LLC, an independent analytical laboratory, regarding the presence of residual levels of benzene in certain sunscreens, so EltaMD wants to share an update with you.


Valisure tested numerous sunscreen products, including five EltaMD sunscreens. In one of the five EltaMD products, UV Aero SPF 45, they reported finding 0.11 to 0.17 parts per million of benzene. This level is more than 11 times below the recognized International guidance adopted by the U.S. FDA for benzene as a residual solvent in drug products.


EltaMD does not use benzene as an ingredient in any of their sunscreens, and benzene was not detected in the Valisure tests of any of the other EltaMD sunscreens tested: EltaMD UV Clear, UV Shield, UV Daily and UV Pure. EltaMD has not yet confirmed the presence or the source of benzene in UV Aero.


EltaMD wants to assure you we are taking this matter very seriously. We are reviewing Valisure’s results and testing methodology as well as conducting our own investigation, including testing and working to assess possible sources of benzene.


EltaMD understands your concerns regarding the Valisure report, and we want you to know that your patients’ health, safety and trust in your counsel are our highest priorities. EltaMD sunscreens are produced under FDA’s rigorous drug regulations that establish strict requirements for the methods, facilities, and controls used in the manufacturing of drug products. The regulations — and EltaMD processes and controls – ensure that our products are safe and effective. EltaMD works relentlessly to uphold the commitment we share with you to protect the health of people.


EltaMD is deeply grateful for your continued partnership and your trust in our brand and our products.


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