Self-Health Guides

Through our shared desire to create a new norm of "the care for, repair and maintenance of an individuals health through one's own efforts" (the definition of Self-Health) we aim to help you remedy everyday health care problems and, in the process, improve your quality of life.

Our Self-Health Guides are deep dives into the common health issues that deeply impact your life. We help you better understand your own body and provide you with the knowledge & tools to remedy your own issues and prevent further problems. That's our idea of 'The Good Life!'

Music Performance Anxiety in Classical Musicians – What We Know About Overcoming MPA

Music Performance Anxiety Guide for classical musicians

For most classic and career musicians, performance anxiety is a common experience; over 24% of professional musicians in one study claimed to have suffered from performance anxiety at some point during their career. Why do musicians experience performance anxiety symptoms so regularly… and what can they do about it? In this article, we look at several ways to identify and overcome performance anxiety if you are a professional musician.

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The Best Supplements to Prevent Hearing Loss

Best Hearing Loss Supplements

Hearing Loss symptoms can be caused by a host of sources: aging, repeated exposure to loud noise, oxidative stress and even some medications can cause hearing loss. In the USA, 2% of the population experiences some sort of hearing loss by age 50. In this article, we look at what can cause hearing loss and why, and several supplements that have been shown in studies to restore hearing following hearing loss symptoms and, in some cases, protect you from hearing loss in the near-future.

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Social Anxiety & Dating: 3 DIY Cures for Dating Anxiety

3 DIY cures for dating anxiety & social anxiety

Do you have an upcoming romantic date or social event that’s causing you to experience anxiety symptoms? In this article we take a look at ‘dating anxiety’ – what causes it & how does it relate to social anxiety disorder (SAD)? Finally, we have researched and provided 3 effective dating anxiety cures to help you operate at your best in any social or high-anxiety situation.

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What is the Best Exogenous Ketone Supplement?

Endogenous ketones are ketones naturally produced by the human body, and Exogenous ketones are ketones (traditionally in the beta-hydroxybutyrate or BHB form) available from external sources like dietary supplements. Exogenous ketones are very efficient at increasing the ketone levels in your system, potentially leading to boosts in cognitive function, improved energy & maximum physical performance levels, appetite suppression and all of the other benefits that come with being in a deep state of ketosis. For those following the keto diet, or just those looking to find a healthy boost, exogenous ketones should be a key part of your daily nutrition stack. We look at the best exogenous ketone supplements available today.

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What is the Best Sulforaphane Supplement?

Sulforaphane Supplements

Sulforaphane, commonly found in cruciferous vegetables like kale, brussel sprouts and particularly Broccoli Sprouts, is a pretty amazing plant compound! It has been shown in studies to potentially reduce the risk of cancer in subjects, can aid in detoxification from air pollution, can fight harmful inflammation, boost brain health & gut health, and so much more! The best source of sulforaphane is directly from broccoli sprouts, but sulforaphane supplements can be a good source as long as you choose the right one. Here we look at the different sulforaphane supplements available today and find out which is the best one for your needs…

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What are the Best Keto Meal Replacement Options?

Best Keto meal replacement options reviewed

Keeping up the keto diet is not always easy! You have to maintain strict adherence to net carb limits while making sure you take care of your high fat intake requirements, and often when you’re not able to cook & prepare your own food (traveling, in the workplace, etc) it can be all too easy to let non-keto & unhealthy ingredients slip into your diet, knocking you out of a ketosis state & causing stress. That’s where keto meal replacement options come in. Here we review several keto meal replacement options & recommend the best brand.

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Sulforaphane: The Magic compound in Broccoli Sprouts & Cruciferous vegetables

Sulforaphane broccoli sprouts guide

Sulforaphane – found in Broccoli sprouts & other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower & Kale – is a modern day super compound! A particular favorite of biochemist Dr. Rhonda Patrick, sulforaphane has been shown in studies to reduce gut & brain inflammation, possibly prevent cancer cell growth, and even detoxify the body of air pollutants common in metropolitan cities. Here, we delve deep on sulforaphane and find out how to best make the compound a part of your diet.

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Are there Natural Beta-Blockers that can help with Performance Anxiety & Stage Fright?

Natural beta blockers for performance anxiety & stage fright

Beta-Blockers or Beta-adrenergic blocking agents are used by performers to help with performance anxiety and the stomach butterfly’s that can come before a big performance. Many musicians & professional performers like public speakers, who rely on their ability to remain calm & focused under the spotlight, use beta blockers to help with their careers, but are concerned about potential side-effects of beta blockers. So we decided to research how beta blockers work, why they have an effect on stage fright and anxiety, as well as if there are any unknown side-effects to beta blockers. Finally, we look at if there is a natural beta blocker alternative that can help performers with anxiety and stage fright, and look at why they are so effective.

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Why is Tea Good for Anxiety? The answer lies in L-theanine

Why is tea and l-theanine good for fighting anxiety?

Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, second only to water. It has long been known that different types of tea (green tea, black tea, matcha green tea, etc) have a calming effect. You may have assumed that was all down to sipping on a warm drink while relaxing in a comfy chair, but research reveals that the amino acid L-theanine that different types of teas contain is why drinking tea is so good for relaxing and reducing anxiety. We look at why this is, as well as reccomending the best tea types & brands for reducing anxiety

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