449 Articles by Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.

Pear-Shaped? Here's How That Actually Benefits Your Heart Health

A new study shows that body fat distribution is more important than body fat percentage when it comes to cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Will Adding Hemp Oil To Your Hair Care Routine Give You Longer, Healthier Locks?

Hemp oil for hair and scalp health, including CBD's properties, how to use it, and what the research says about hemp oil versus hemp seed oil.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
April 30 2019

The Dos & Don'ts Of Taking Magnesium For Anxiety

How to take magnesium supplements for anxiety, including dosage, safety concerns, and what the research says about magnesium and the brain.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
April 29 2019

The Healthy Magnesium-Rich Foods (That You Should Be Eating On The Reg)

The healthiest magnesium-rich foods, their benefits, and how to use them, including avocado, nuts and seeds, and dark chocolate.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
April 25 2019

This Creamy Alternative Milk Is Protein-Packed, Mineral-Rich & Nut-Free

Everything you need to know about hemp milk, including its health benefits, healthy fat content, and how to make your own.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
April 23 2019

Are Online Doctor's Visits Putting Your Kid's Gut Health At Risk?

New NIH study, published in Pediatrics, shows that online doctor visits are leading to overprescription of antibiotics in children.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
April 10 2019

It's Time To Clean Out Your Supplement Cabinet. Here's Why

What you need to know about supplement expiration dates, including why they're not required, what they mean for potency, and how you should store your...

The Body Part You Never Knew Your Should Be Putting Your Serum On

What products you should be using on your lips, including serum, SPF, and a moisturizer.

3 Ways To Use Magnesium That You Haven't Heard Of Before

The best ways to take magnesium, including as an Epsom salt bath, IV, and topical oil.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
March 31 2019

3 Ways To Use Topical CBD To Solve Your Change-Of-Season Woes

Here's how to use topical CBD to solve all of your change-of-season woes, including dry skin, sunburns, and itchy eyes.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
March 23 2019

Is This New, Hormone-Free Birth Control Too Good To Be True?

A new study shows that Dot, an evidence-based fertility awareness method app, can be used to prevent pregnancy.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
March 18 2019

Have A Demanding Job? It Might Be Putting Your Blood Sugar In Unhealthy Territory

New study shows that a mentally tiring job puts you at risk for developing diabetes.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
March 14 2019

Doing This Can Lower Your Risk Of Diabetes By 32 Percent

New study shows that moderate strength training can reduce your risk for diabetes by 32 percent.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
March 11 2019

The One Supplement I Always Take For My Immune System In The Winter

Why mushrooms are my go-to winter supplement, including their immune- and mood-boosting properties. 

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
March 10 2019

This Combination Of Factors REALLY Causes Acne, According To A New Study

A new study shows that a combination of "bad" P. acnes bacteria and sebum cause acne.

If You Want A Healthy Heart For Life, Do These 2 Small, Simple Things

A new study shows that watching less TV and eating a high-energy breakfast can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Is Vaping CBD Safe? Our Experts Weigh In

Four cannabis-savvy health experts weight in on the safety of vaping CBD.

Anyone Else Having Crazy Dreams When They Detox?

Why some people have crazy dreams when they detox, including microbiome and blood sugar changes.

Are You A Needy Or Anxious Partner? This Might Be To Blame

How variations in your DNA affect your attachment style and relationship satisfaction.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.
February 28 2019