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!'

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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Medications That May Cause Hearing Loss

What medications can cause hearing loss?

There are several types of medication that can cause hearing loss & damage to your ears as a side-effect. This process is called Ototoxicity and can be quite frightening when experienced. Here we look at common medications that have been known to cause hearing loss as a side effect, what the symptoms of ototoxicity are and present studies that uncover several remedies that may help prevent hearing loss or improve hearing loss symptoms.

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How Top Performers Overcome Stage Fright

How to get rid of stage fright

Have you ever experienced extreme butterflies or ‘Stage Fright’ before performing in front of an audience or entering out a high-anxiety situation? You’re not alone, stage fright is a common issue for many musicians, public speakers, and anyone who has to perform in front of an audience of some sort. Here we look at what causes stage fright, what the symptoms are and several effective ways to get rid of stage fright.

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Suffer From Winter Blues & Seasonal Depression? Here’s How To Fight It

How to fight winter blues/Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

In our ultimate guide to Winter Blues and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), we’ll discuss what seasonal affective disorder is, discuss it’s relation to depression symptoms, uncover potential causes of Winter Blues and its related symptoms, all while exploring some natural Winter Blues remedies like light therapy, behavior counseling, vitamin D supplements, and (so much) more.

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Are Beta Blockers Safe for Musicians & Public Speakers to Use?

Are beta blockers safe for performers like musicians & public speakers to use for stage fright?

Musicians and performers of all kinds commonly experience stage fright & anxiety. For some, it is manageable, and just a part of the job. For others, it is debilitating and can become a major block in one’s career. Beta Blockers (beta-adrenergic blocking agents) are commonly used by Musicians, public speakers & other performers to get through these performance struggles & stage fright. We look at whether there are any risks and/or downsides for Musicians & performers using beta blockers.

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Everything You Need To Know About Lactose Intolerance (And What To Do About It!)

The ultimate guide to lactose intolerance and dairy allergies - enjoy your favorite dairy products again!

In our ultimate guide to Lactose Intolerance, we look at what lactose intolerance is, how you can tell if you’re affected by lactose intolerance (or if it’s something else), and what might be causing it. We’ll also recommend some natural solutions for lactose intolerance like dietary adjustments and recommend the best digestive supplements that will help you manage your lactose intolerance symptoms.

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What is the Keto Flu: How To Recognize & Remedy Keto Flu Symptoms?

Keto Flu symptoms and the perfect cure when on keto diet

While the ketogenic diet boasts incredible health benefits like rapid weight loss, increased energy levels, and cognitive clarity, many people experience fatigue, irritability, trouble sleeping and other flu-like symptoms when first starting the keto diet. It’s called the “keto flu”. In our guide to the Keto Flu, we discuss what keto flu is, why it happens, and explore some keto flu remedies like electrolyte supplements, hydration, and exercise, to help you recover quickly.

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