Krista Elkins

Krista Elkins has 20 years of experience in healthcare, both as a paramedic (NRP) and registered nurse (RN). She has worked on both ground and helicopter ambulances (CCP-C, CFRN), and in ER, ICU, primary care, psychiatric, and wilderness medicine. She practices and has a devoted life-long interest in preventative medicine. She is a conscientious, research-driven writer who cares about accuracy and ethics.

Krista Elkins

Krista Elkins has 20 years of experience in healthcare, both as a paramedic (NRP) and registered nurse (RN). She has worked on both ground and helicopter ambulances (CCP-C, CFRN), and in ER, ICU, primary care, psychiatric, and wilderness medicine. She practices and has a devoted life-long interest in preventative medicine. She is a conscientious, research-driven writer who cares about accuracy and ethics.

Cortisol Belly: Is Stress Making Your Tummy Stick Out?

If your tummy isn’t as flat as it used to be, could your cortisol levels be to blame? Here’s the science behind “cortisol belly,” plus 9 tips to keep an even keel—and, perhaps…a trimmer middle?

Maca root has many health benefits

9 Health Benefits of Maca Root

Looking for libido support? Maca root’s many health benefits (particularly in the bedroom) have been touted for centuries. But does the science support the hype?

Niacin Flush vs. No Flush: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to niacin, what’s better: flush or no flush? The answer may surprise you. Here’s what you need to know about taking vitmain B3 in high doses.

Bed rotting is a way of managing stress

Bed Rotting: A New Way of Self-Care

“Rotting” in bed might not sound appealing, but it’s all the rage among the TikTok crowd. What’s this self-care trend about? Here’s everything you need to know.

What Are the Benefits of Turmeric?

Turmeric is famous for adding color and flavor to your foods. But the active compounds in this superfood confer a plethora of health benefits—ranging from promoting a healthy response to inflammation to keeping your heart and brain healthy.

Cranberries can help support urinary health

Is Cranberry Juice Good for Your Kidneys?

Cranberry juice is well known for supporting urinary health, especially in women. But is it good for your kidneys? Here’s the lowdown on this little round red fruit.

Does B12 Give You Energy?

The body uses vitamin B12 to get energy from the foods you eat, but does a B12 dietary supplement really increase energy? It’s not really a true “yes” or “no” answer—here’s why.

Fiber is terrific for digestive and whole-body health

When to Take Fiber Supplements

Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? The truth is you’re probably not—because it’s simply not easy to get enough fiber from diet alone. Here’s why a high-quality supplement is the ace up your sleeve, helping you meet daily fiber needs to stay healthy.

PQQ Supplements: Help Bring Back Your Youthful Energy

A small molecule found in soil, breast milk and even ancient interstellar dust, PQQ is a substance that supports youthful energy at the cellular level—but we don’t produce it on our own. Here’s everything you need to know about supplementing with PQQ.

Healthy pelvic muscles are essential for quality of life

Kegel Exercises: How to Support Your Pelvic Floor

Kegel exercises are designed to strengthen pelvic flood muscles and maintain bladder health and function, especially as we age. Here’s everything you need to know about Kegels—plus, five wellness tips for a healthy bladder and urinary health.

Does Menopause Make It Hard to Sleep?

Are hot flashes and night sweats robbing you of a good night’s sleep? You’re not the only one. Menopause can exacerbate sleep problems. Here’s the lowdown on menopause and sleep. Plus, 10 ways to (finally) get the rest you need!

Sexual mindfulness helps you spice up intimacy with your partner

What is Sexual Mindfulness?

What’s better than sex? Mindful sex! Sexual mindfulness is a body-mind practice that enhances intimacy and pleasures—including, yes, the “big O.” Follow these expert tips with your partner.

Does Menopause Cause Mood Swings? 12 Wellness Hacks

Feel like you’ve got mood swings that never really go away? Your mood swings may be due to menopause. Here’s how to tell, plus 12 hacks to help you get a handle on your hormones.

Coq10 can benefit a woman’s health, including her fertility

10 CoQ10 Benefits for Women You Should Know About

CoQ10 is a potent free radical scavenger that supports everything from heart and brain health to fertility, energy production and healthy aging. Plus, checkout the top 10 CoQ10 benefits for women.

Working Out Too Much? 15 Recovery Tips

Are you training hard but not seeing the results you want? You may be overtraining. Here’s how to know if you have overtraining syndrome. Plus, 15 tips on how to recover!