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Chronic Stomach Pain and Diarrhea: What Are The Main Causes?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:00:29 +0000

Most of us have experienced a short episode of stomach pain or diarrhea at some point in our lives. But for some there is nothing short or fleeting about these symptoms. Chronic (long-term) stomach pain impacts 2% of adults, while approximately 5% of adults suffer from chronic diarrhea. This article looks into the most typical […]

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8 Unexpected Small Habits That May Make You Gain Weight

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:30:21 +0000

Obesity is a pervasive issue, but even if you are not obese you may be struggling with unwanted weight gain for seemingly no reason. Maybe it’s stress. Or maybe it has to do with your daily habits. Even those of us with reasonably healthy lifestyles can make small, habitual mistakes that cause us to steadily pack […]

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For Childhood Obesity Prevention, School-Only Intervention Doesn’t Work

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:00:37 +0000

Global childhood obesity is on the rise. In 2010, 43 million children were considered overweight or obese, 35 million of whom were living in developed countries. Since 1990 the prevalence of childhood obesity was 4.2 percent – and 6.7 percent just two decades later. There is no debate: the health of young people is of […]

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7 Reasons to Use More Blackstrap Molasses

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:00:53 +0000

Thick, dark, syrupy, sweet blackstrap molasses is more than something to make candy or cookies with; it has many benefits, from helping prevent cancer to getting rid of grey hair. Blackstrap molasses is a byproduct of sugar cane processing. Syrup is separated after each of three boiling extraction processes of the sugar crystals from the sugar […]

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Is It Safe to Try an Elimination Diet if You’ve Had an Eating Disorder?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:00:03 +0000

It can be risky, suggests one expert. One tip? Do an elimination diet that’s not as extreme.

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I Quit Social Media, and You Can Too

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:00:24 +0000

I grew up in the eighties. Back then, the most exciting thing we had to make contact with the outside world was a rotary phone. Occasionally a chain letter would make the rounds. Those were heady times. As someone who loves to connect with people, the advent of social media was like being let loose […]

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Pink Salt Is Good for Your Sole

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:00:11 +0000

Does lemon water just not do it for you in the morning? Maybe you need a little bit more kick in your wake-up tonic. Pronounced “sol-ay,” this pink salt-based tonic is a positive way to rise and greet the day. If you haven’t heard of it before, sole is a mineral-dense salty water drink that helps […]

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Low Carb Diets: Healthy, But Hard to Stick to?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:00:21 +0000

Most health authorities have started to acknowledge the health benefits of low-carb diets.

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The Nutrient Combination that Boosts Women’s Energy Levels

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:30:21 +0000

Everyone I talk to these days seems to be complaining of low energy or exhaustion. And, considering the colder weather and dreary days in many places right now it really isn’t a surprise. What’s a weary person to do? Well according to recent study, scientists found that a particular nutrient cocktail had the power to […]

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The Surprising Health Factor On Par With Diet & Exercise

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:59 +0000

We all know that we should exercise regularly and eat less junk to get and stay healthy. But new research suggests there may be a health factor that’s just as important as hitting the gym and loading up on fruits and veggies—your friends. Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, research found […]

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Why Staying Positive Isn’t as Healthy as We Think

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:00:16 +0000

When we push away "bad" emotions, we deprive ourselves of something that Psychologist Susan David calls "emotional agility." And it's allowing us to live in a dangerous state of denial.

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10 Health Benefits and Uses For Miso

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:00:21 +0000

As miso is not a common American food staple, I often find people are reluctant to pay for a tub of the fermented bean paste, perhaps for fear that it will sit in the back of their refrigerator for most of eternity. Coming to embrace the benefits of serving miso soup on a daily basis […]

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Is It Worth Switching from White Rice to Brown?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:00:36 +0000

In 2012, a meta-analysis was published tying white rice consumption to diabetes, especially in Asian countries. Even in the United States, where we eat much less white rice, research shows the regular consumption of white rice was associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetes though brown rice was associated with lower risk, and that […]

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The Scoop on Poop and Probiotics

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:59 +0000

I am reluctant to talk about poop. I confess that find it an embarrassing and very personal subject, not one I generally broach publicly. But let’s face it — we all poop and there are important things we should know about poop if we want to understand our own health. Fortunately, there is someone who […]

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The Vitamin Supplement that May Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:30:04 +0000

If you’re one of the twelve percent of Americans who suffer from abdominal discomfort, bloating, irregular bowel movements and alternating constipation or diarrhea, then you may be suffering from a condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The condition may come and go over the years but new research offers help, in the form of […]

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6 Travel Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:30:27 +0000

Feeling stuck indoors? Staring out at the snow, wondering if it will ever cease? You are not alone. The long stretch of post-holiday wintry weather can be a big bummer for many people, but there are ways to get through the chill. Not only is cabin fever something that can be beat by rearranging some […]

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6 Simple Diet Changes That Boost Fertility

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:00:20 +0000

Struggling to fall pregnant? You’re not alone. In fact, 10-15% of couples face fertility issues (1). In addition to taking a pre-conception multivitamin, there are certain diet and lifestyle changes that can improve fertility by up to 69% (2). This article summarizes 6 key diet changes that research indicates can boost natural fertility. 1. Eat More […]

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12 Health Documentaries You Need to See

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:00:23 +0000

Knowledge is power. If you have a Netflix or Amazon Prime membership, you have hundreds of health documentaries literally at your fingertips. Expand your thinking and learn more about how health, diet and lifestyle intertwine with these 11 that are absolutely worth a watch: Hungry for Change (2012) This film shines a spotlight on the […]

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Is Fish ‘Brain Food’ for Older Adults?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:39 +0000

In the landmark Global Burden of Disease study, researchers compiled the top 20 causes of death and disability. Number one on the list was high blood pressure, two and three was smoke, and the fourth leading cause of loss of life and health was not eating enough fruit. Lack of exercise was number 10, followed […]

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These Octogenarian Athletes Are Proving that Age Is Just a Number

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:12 +0000

My parents were both old in their sixties, while my aunt, who turns 90 this year, is as sprightly and busy as she ever was. When she left on her recent trip overseas to visit her daughter in Calgary, she insisted on carrying her own suitcase down the stairs to the car. A lot of […]

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What Dosha Are You?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:00:42 +0000

Are you the type that could eat all day long? Or the type that gets cold all the time? Do you have a thick-frame or oily skin? Are you intentional about your day-to-day activities or quick moving? Each of these unique characteristics, alongside many others, helps to make up your specific dosha. Ayurveda is a […]

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8 Ways to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms after Quitting Sugar

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:00:06 +0000

Quitting sugar isn’t easy. People experience all sorts of withdrawal symptoms once they cut sugar out of their diet. The severity of your symptoms will depend on how much sugar you’ve been eating and for how long. For some, the withdrawal symptoms last for days while for others they last for weeks. Common withdrawal symptoms […]

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Stress Hormones Drop When Partners Engage in These Support Techniques

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:47 +0000

You come home from an impossibly rough day at work feeling tired, glum and stressed. How your partner reacts to and engages with you at that time can affect whether your stress levels soften or continue to rise. While we all understand that being supportive to our loved ones when they’re going through a rough […]

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6 Reasons You Should Do Glute Bridges Every Day

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:00:41 +0000

Anyone who’s into fitness has that one exercise they swear by. For me, it’s the glute bridges. I love this exercise because it helps undo the effects of sitting for long hours. If you sit all day, chances are you have weak glutes. Your posture might be causing you pain and discomfort. Even worse, you […]

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3 Reasons Paleo Is Dead and The Ketogenic Diet Is The Future of Weight Loss Fads In 2018

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:00:29 +0000

Remember when the paleo diet smothered your news feed? Celebrities were raving about the “caveman lifestyle,”? while researchers and dietitians were saying it was just a fad. Well, we were right. I’m looking at why the paleo diet is all but dead, and why the ketogenic diet will replace it going forward in 2018. 3 […]

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3 Nighttime Habits (Besides Sleep) That May Affect Your Health

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:00:12 +0000

The secret to a good day? A good night, to start. And we’re not talking about tearing yourself away from a Netflix binge to get enough beauty sleep. Recent research has pointed out some common evening habits that could be bad for our physical and mental health. Keep reading to find out how your job […]

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When Is the Best Time to Take Protein?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:00:47 +0000

Protein supplements are some of the most popular supplements on the planet.

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Can Your Gut Protect You Against Cancer?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 01:30:13 +0000

What if the best cancer prevention already exists, and it’s found in your body. Most people who are accustomed to searching for cancer cures from external sources so it may be hard to imagine that the solution for this horrible disease may lie in your gut in the form of bacteria. More and more research […]

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Have a Hard Time Making Decisions? Try Washing Your Hands

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:25 +0000

Research has revealed that washing your hands can have a positive effect on your mental well-being. This simple act can help reduce anxiety when you’re faced with a decision and alleviate upset following unethical behavior. Psychologists call this the “clean slate effect,” where washing can actually clear your conscience after distress. HOW CAN HAND WASHING […]

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A Week-by-Week Countdown to Spring Cleaning

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:30:36 +0000

It’s hard to believe, but the first day of spring is just six weeks away. For those of us who are looking forward to the warmer weather (to put it mildly), the countdown to spring has already begun. And what better way to ring in the warm season than by partaking in a ceremonial spring […]

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Is Cooking With an Air Fryer Healthy?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:00:47 +0000

Advertised as a healthy, guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite fried foods, air fryers have experienced a recent surge in popularity.

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Reflecting On Self Love

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:00:02 +0000

How can you be kinder and more tolerant, even more forgiving? When you have done that, let your inner glow shine out to encourage the rest of us!

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21 Great Uses for Witch Hazel

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:30:40 +0000

There are many great ways to use witch hazel, which is an extract of the shrub or tree with the same name (Hamamelis virginiana). Here are 21 of my favorite uses: Wet Wipe Alternative Most wet wipes contain harmful chemical ingredients, including synthetic fragrances, phenoxyethanol, disodium EDTA, sorbic acid and propylene glycol. Fortunately a facial […]

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6 Surprising Ways Climate Change Impacts Health

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:00:17 +0000

These are some surprising ways in which climate change is harming human health right now.

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10 Reasons to Eat Sprouts

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:00:45 +0000

Sprouts truly are the best locally-grown food, yet not enough people eat or grow them. Considering there many health and environmental benefits, it’s time to consider adding sprouts to your diet. Here are 10 reasons to eat more sprouts: 1.  Experts estimate that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than […]

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Why Reductionism is Making Us Sick

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:00:37 +0000

Research in human nutrition over the past four decades has led to many discoveries as well as a comprehensive understanding of the exact mechanisms behind how food nutrients affect our bodies. The “prevalence of epidemics of diet-related chronic diseases, especially obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers, dramatically increases worldwide each year.” Why […]

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8 Health Benefits of Float Tanks

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:30:16 +0000

Float tanks are lightless, soundproof tanks filled with skin-temperature salt water, which is so buoyant you’ll naturally float without any effort. They may also be called sensory deprivation tanks, isolation tanks or even the acronym REST (restricted environment stimulation technique). It may sound unpleasantly claustrophobic to some of us, but you are actually in control […]

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The Best Diet After Gallbladder Removal

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:00:31 +0000

If you’ve had your gallbladder removed, you’ve likely been advised to change your diet. To do so, it’s helpful to know what the gallbladder does and the role it plays in digestion. This article will help you better understand the gallbladder and the best diet to follow after its removal. What Does The Gallbladder Do? […]

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How to Limit Eye Fatigue from Working at a Computer All Day

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:30:25 +0000

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know that after staring at my computer for 6 hours, my vision can feel horribly blurred and sluggish. As someone who doesn’t need corrective eyewear, I sometimes get the feeling that my daily computer work is shortening my lens-free years one day at a time. But we […]

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Is Emergen-C Good for You?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 23:00:40 +0000

Emergen-C is the gold standard in OTC cold prevention, but how good for you is it, really? If you look at the ingredients list, Emergen-C appears to be a superboosted multivitamin. It is loaded with vitamin C, B6 and B12, along with a smattering of other vitamins and minerals in lesser quantities. But is it as effective […]

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Natural Treatments for Morning Sickness

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:00:35 +0000

Nausea and vomiting are common during pregnancy, affecting 70 to 85 percent of women worldwide—but not in all countries. Population groups that eat more plant-based diets tend to have little or no nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. In fact, on a nationwide basis, the lowest reported rates in the world are in India at only […]

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6 Ways Fiber-Rich Recipes Can Improve Your Health

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 01:30:36 +0000

You may know, in a general way, that fiber is good for you, but how does it specifically impact your health? These are some evidence-based ways that fiber-rich recipes improve your health.

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The Four Archetypes of Happiness: Which One Are You?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 23:00:54 +0000

I used to complain all the time, about pretty much everything. I’m not sure how I had any friends. One day at work, I was on the verge of yet another moan-fest when my colleague looked at me and said, “Stop complaining.” Dumbstruck by his honesty, I shut my mouth and didn’t say another word. […]

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Potassium Citrate: Helpful for Kidney Stones?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:06 +0000

Potassium citrate is a mixture of potassium salt and citric acid. While it’s often used as a food additive, it can also improve heart and bone health and help conditions like kidney stones. This article looks at potassium citrate and how and when to use this product safely. What is Potassium Citrate? Potassium is an […]

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10 Yoga Poses For People Who Sit All Day

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 01:00:28 +0000

Do you work a desk job and worry that sitting all day may be harming your health? These yoga poses can help undo some of the damage that all that sitting has done to your body.

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You’re Probably Stretching All Wrong

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:47 +0000

When you stretch pre or post workout, you probably bang out a quick lunge, a quad stretch, some skips and twists and maybe a quick toe touch. In and out, because no one really wants to take the time to stretch, right? We want to start the workout and get it over with so we […]

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What is the Healthiest of All Plant-Based Milks?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:30:18 +0000

Plant-based milks are here to stay. In the US and UK milk consumption has dropped an average of 1 percent every year in the last 70 years. Globally, the plant-based milk market is expected to reach $16.3 billion by the end of the year—a steep rise from $7.4 billion in 2010. With the demand for […]

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7 Herbs and Spices to Have in Your Kitchen All The Time

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:00:41 +0000

Herbs and spices don’t just add flavor to meals, they can improve your health and help you maintain healthy weight. The truth is cooking with herbs and spices can be overwhelming, especially if you’re only used to adding salt and pepper to meals. But if you start small, you’ll soon realize the potential for depth […]

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How to Stay Healthy When You’re Taking Care of Someone Who Is Sick

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 01:30:01 +0000

It’s cold and flu season, which means it’s time to talk about secondhand sickness. It’s happened to all of us. A child or significant other gets the flu. You lovingly, selflessly take care of them. And how, how does the universe repay you? You get a bout of the flu yourself! But it doesn’t have to […]

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5 Documentaries About Sugar That Will Keep You On Your No-Sugar Diet

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:33 +0000

You’ve decided to quit your sugar habit once and for all. Kudos, you’re on your way to a happier, healthier and svelter you. Given that sugar is in pretty much everything we eat nowadays, the challenge you’ve set yourself is no small feat. No doubt you’ve done your research and know exactly how to kick […]

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3 Strange New Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 23:00:09 +0000

Tossing and turning? Scientists have found a few surprising solutions.

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The Connection Between Dental Health and Cancer

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:00:25 +0000

The way we think about oral hygiene has come a long way since my grade-school days in the fifties, when a trip to our family dentist inevitably included a lecture about eating too many sweets and brushing with insufficient vigor (flossing had not yet been invented). By the time Dr. Larson completed his muscular drilling […]

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7 Best Ways to Avoid Toxic BPA

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 01:30:51 +0000

BPA, or bisphenol-A, is a dangerous chemical linked to health concerns from digestive problems to issues with brain development. It’s recently been found in 91 percent of Canadians and is present in around two billion products here in the U.S. that we use on a daily basis. Because it’s the most harmful on developing brains […]

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This Italian Island Holds the Secret to Living to 100

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:00:08 +0000

There's nothing particularly healthy about what the people on the island of Sardinia eat and drink, yet the island has dramatically more residents living to 100 plus than anywhere else in Italy or in North America. What's their secret?

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Is Caffeine Wrecking Your Exercise Performance?

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 23:00:06 +0000

Coffee is known for its energy-increasing caffeine, not to mention delightful flavors and aroma. While millions of people around the world rely on their daily java to boost their energy levels, new research found that it might not be such a great idea when it comes to your exercise performance. According to the new study […]

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7 Sneaky Things That Can Sabotage Your Diet

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 17:00:51 +0000

Losing weight isn’t always as easy as making healthier food choice and exercising more. Keep reading to find out how your job, travel schedule, and other factors affect your diet.   Travel Packed travel schedule? All that jetsetting may put a damper on your weight loss efforts. In a study published last October, scientists found […]

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How Can I Get My Partner To Put Their Cellphone Down?

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:00:26 +0000

If we bury ourselves in our phones in our loved one’s company, we might be sending an unintended message. “When a partner is always glancing away from you to a phone, it feels like rejection, and the rejections can add up,” says Guy Winch, PhD, author of Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other […]

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Stop Doing This One Thing and You’ll Add Years to Your Life

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 01:30:18 +0000

From furthering your education and reducing cholesterol to quitting smoking and being open to new experiences, there are plenty of science-proven ways to add years to your life. Here’s another one: stop checking your smartphone all the time. In relation to, say, eating a bad diet or a pack-a-day habit, it may seem like a […]

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Should You Soak Dried Beans?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:00:49 +0000

We’ve all been taught to soak dried beans before cooking them. After all, the digestibility of them improves, or at least that’s what we’ve been taught. More recently, people have jumped on the don’t-soak-your-beans bandwagon. To soak or not to soak? That’s the fundamental question of cooking legumes. What’s a cook to do? I thought […]

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5 Ways to Avoid the Flu

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:00:38 +0000

How are you faring this flu season? If you've managed to dodge the ick that's going around so far, high five! Here are a few ways that you can make you chances of coasting through flu season unscathed even better.

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Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Diet Advice From Our Ancient Ancestors

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:00:41 +0000

The Paleolithic period, also known as the Stone Age, only goes back about two million years. Humans and other great apes have been evolving for the last 20 million years, starting back in the Miocene era. We hear a lot about the paleolithic diet, but that only represents the last 10 percent of hominid evolution. […]

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How to Grow Your Own Spirulina

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:30:47 +0000

Spirulina is likely the most nutrient-dense food on the planet. It’s also been shown to have many health benefits. In fact, the United Nations declared spirulina “the best food for the future” at their World Food Conference in 1974. This is one food that may truly deserve the title of “superfood.” You can buy spirulina […]

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10 Surprising Things That Increase the Risk of Kidney Stones

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:00:39 +0000

The thought of passing a kidney stone makes me cringe. Chances are you feel the same way since the pain of kidney stones has been compared to childbirth. While kidney stones mostly affect men, in recent years, more women are forming stones due to increased obesity rates and other factors I’ll discuss below. Kidney stones usually […]

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Tips on How to Squeeze in Time for Nature

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:00:30 +0000

We all lead busy lives, full of work and family commitments, errands and to-do lists that, over the course of a day, seem to magically grow longer. It’s easy to become consumed by it all, but there’s nothing like a little nature to help you recalibrate. The benefits of spending time outdoors are far-reaching. It […]

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7 Things Your Hands Say about Your Health

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:30:36 +0000

Our bodies give us an array of signals about our health, from our tongues to our toes. Let's take a look at what your hands are telling you about your overall health.

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How to Do a Yoga Headstand

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:00:03 +0000

Every once in a while you’ve got to turn the world upside down. Being upside down has many health benefits. Aside from relieving stress, realigning your spine and stimulating your immune system, you can build functional strength as a practical form of strength. Here are the exact steps to get into your first yoga headstand […]

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Wheatgrass Juice for Ulcerative Colitis

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:00:21 +0000

In the editorial that accompanied the landmark study showing an extract of the spice turmeric could be used to fight ulcerative colitis, the authors congratulated the researchers on performing the largest study ever on complementary or alternative medicine approaches to treat inflammatory bowel disease. But that’s not saying much. Two of the only other high […]

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How Many Steps Should You Walk Daily for a Healthy Brain?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:30:37 +0000

Most people think that memory problems and cognitive impairment are just a couple of the things we can look forward to as we age. But a growing body of research shows that a healthy lifestyle can help protect us from the brain effects of aging. One of the simple things we can do to boost […]

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How Does This Flu Season Compare to Others?

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:00:13 +0000

In following the news, it can be easy to get anxious over the 2017-2018 flu season. The picture seems alarming: Hospitals in Southern California have had to turn away patients, and otherwise healthy 21-year-old fitness buffs have succumbed to the disease. But is this flu season actually any worse than previous years, and if so, […]

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4 Incredible Reasons to Dance at Any Age

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:00:56 +0000

While not everyone may be as incredible as Misty Copeland, everybody and anybody can benefit from giving dance a try. Whether you try ballet, tango or just freestyle with your friends, dancing of any sort confers some incredible health benefits. Improve learning & memory Dancing and learning dances activates the cognitive center of the brain and encourages […]

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What Your Farts Are Telling You About Your Health

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:00:05 +0000

When aren’t fart jokes funny? Whether we’re watching them on the big screen in a goofy movie a la Dumb and Dumber or experiencing them in real life (remember how hilariously mortifying it was when you first let one rip in front of your significant other?), everything from the noise to the smell seems like something to giggle at. […]

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Being in Nature Can Do Wonders for Body Image

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:45 +0000

A positive body image is a hard thing to come by these days. Being surrounded by reminders of skewed societal expectations can be exhausting and lead to someone feeling pretty crummy about how they look. While there are many well-known ways to combat a poor body image, scientists have discovered one simple element that can […]

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7 Creative Uses for Turmeric to Improve Health

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:45:24 +0000

By now, you’ve probably heard about all of the health benefits of turmeric – like how it reduces inflammation, improves brain function, and is a potent antioxidant. The problem is this: how are you supposed to actually use turmeric in your everyday life? We’ve got you covered with these great uses for turmeric to boost […]

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7 Signs Your Walking Workout is Too Easy

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:00:09 +0000

Do you take walks regularly? Congratulations! Research shows that walking can improve heart health, strengthen bones, tone muscles and much more. But are you getting the most out of your walking workouts? The truth is most people’s workouts are too easy. Folks repeat the same routine over and over, without ever challenging themselves. To get […]

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Does This Weight Loss Pill Work?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:00:04 +0000

Forskolin has been touted as “lightning in a bottle” and a “miracle flower” for weight loss. But does it really live up to the hype? This is a sales-free review of forskolin and whether it could help you lose weight. What is Forskolin? Forskolin is a compound found in Coleus forskohlii, a tropical plant in […]

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5 Things To Stop Doing First Thing In The Morning

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:00:01 +0000

Your morning sets the tone for your entire day. Start off on the wrong foot and you’re likely to be less energetic, productive and positive during your waking hours. So what does “waking up on the right side of the bed” really look like? Here are just a few things we all do first thing […]

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Do These 10 Things To Stay Energized All Day

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 21:00:17 +0000

Pure determination and coffee can’t keep you energized all day. Coffee may give you an energy boost every now and then but it can also make you lose sleep. If you want to stay energetic all day, work on forming new habits. Below are simple things you can start doing today to feel energetic any […]

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How ‘Hippie Cuisine’ Has Made a Lasting Impact

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 17:00:34 +0000

It’s time to take a second look at hippie cuisine — because it changed everything.

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Are You Sleeping at the Right Temperature?

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 01:30:44 +0000

Do you toss and turn at night? Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you didn’t have a night of deep, restful sleep? While there could be many culprits, like caffeine, stress, drugs or diet, it may be something even more innocuous. Your bedroom may be the wrong temperature. In wintertime, I tend […]

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Can We Stop Treating Kids Like ‘Delicate Morons’?

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 21:00:18 +0000

Kids aren't stupid, nor will they shatter, but most school playground rules treat them like they are.

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The Truth About Organic Farming & Why It Matters

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 13:00:50 +0000

Would you like to see more organic produce on the market, and at more reasonable prices?

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New Discovery Finds Garden Weed Offers Hope for Cancer

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 01:30:31 +0000

While stinging nettles may be the bane of gardeners across the land, new research found that they offer hope in the treatment of cancer. Traditionally used for allergy relief and as a way to boost dietary nutrition, a substance in the weed identified as JPC11 was found to fight cancer in two ways. Related: 6 […]

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Striking with the Root: Turmeric Curcumin and Ulcerative Colitis

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:00:47 +0000

Despite evidence going back 40 years that the turmeric spice component curcumin possesses significant anti-inflammatory activity, it wasn’t until 2005 that it was first tested on inflammatory bowel disease. Why did it take so long? Well, who’s going to fund such a study? Big curry? Even without corporate backing, individual physicians from New York decided […]

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The Surprising Reason You Have a Cold Nose

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:30:13 +0000

If you’re braving blustery winter weather and the accompanying chills you may be feeling colder than usual this time of year. But, what about when you’re warm indoors and you have a cold nose? Obviously, the weather isn’t to blame so why does your nose get cold? According to a new study you may be […]

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6 Processed Foods You Can Make Better at Home

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:43 +0000

Flashy processed foods flood most of our grocery store shelves. While using some lightly processed products is okay, in the long run it is healthier, cheaper and tastier to make some commonly processed foods at home instead. Try making these 6 generally processed foods at home instead of scribbling them on your next grocery list. Soup […]

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19 Unexpected Uses for Your Freezer

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:00:45 +0000

The ubiquity of the freezer as we know it has a surprisingly short history — only since the post-war era of the 1950s have most households owned a freezer. But, boy, is it hard to imagine life without one now! Ice cream and cold drinks at the drop of a hat! The life of perishable […]

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Shelter Pets Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:00:13 +0000

More than 60 percent of post 9/11 military veterans report difficulty adjusting to life after they return from active duty. Statistics show high incidents of suicide, family abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSD) facing veterans returning to civilian life. Many veterans miss the structure and routine of life in the service. And for some caring […]

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6 Ways to Boost Collagen For Better Skin

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:00:06 +0000

Collagen is a body protein that keeps the skin looking young. When your body has enough collagen, the skin is firm, soft and smooth. On the other hand, lack of collagen makes the skin look dull, saggy and wrinkly. Most of the changes that occur on our skin as we age are caused by collagen […]

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What It’s Like to Do Your First Juice Fast

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 01:30:18 +0000

When I met my boyfriend, I explicitly told him I would never do a juice fast with him. And I meant never in a million years. I’m not generally the type to drink the fad diet kool-aid. I believe in diets that utilize wholesome, traditional, nourishing foods, not starving myself. Yet, here I am, fresh […]

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How to Prevent Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:00:41 +0000

In the documentary Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock eats exclusively at McDonald’s for a month and predictably his weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol go up, but so do his liver enzymes, a sign his liver cells are dying and spilling their contents into the bloodstream. His one-man experiment was actually formally replicated. A group of men […]

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Is This Weight Loss Patch a Scam?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:00:25 +0000

Thrive Patch is a weight loss patch placed directly on your skin. Some have touted it to be a “weight loss wonder,” but do actual results reflect this bold statement? This article reviews how Thrive Patch supposedly works and whether or not it can actually help you lose weight. What is Thrive Patch? Thrive Patch […]

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5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Mood

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:30:05 +0000

While your mood sometimes dictates what foods you eat (hello ice cream) what you choose to eat can conversely affect your moods. While it may seem harmless enough, what you choose to eat for lunch could impact how you feel all afternoon. We all know about the “hangries”—being so hungry that you become cranky and […]

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Can Fiber Help Fight Arthritis?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:10 +0000

A new study looked at how a fiber-rich diet impacts bone and joint health. The researchers discovered that eating more fiber may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and build stronger bones.

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What Stoicism Can Teach Us About Living Our Best Lives

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:00:08 +0000

We use the word stoic to describe someone who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining, someone who avoids emotional extremes. But while this captures aspects of Stoicism, the original philosophy was more than just an attitude. The Stoics believed that everything around us happens according to a web of cause […]

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How To Easily Explain FODMAPs To Your Friends and Family

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:00:48 +0000

Do you follow a low FODMAP diet? If so, be prepared for the inevitable… You’ll have to explain yourself at some stage at a party or social event. This can quickly become tedious and frustrating – even embarrassing – but it doesn’t have to be. Use this simple explanation to avoid anymore awkward and confused […]

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Is Too Much Salt Damaging Your Brain?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:30:33 +0000

Like most people nowadays, I spend a lot of time on the internet, and while most of it is spent reading the latest research on health, nutrition and natural medicine, I sometimes come across well-meaning but misinformed articles that have completely misinterpreted the research. And, lately it seems that there are more and more articles […]

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Miss Eating Gluten? Sourdough May Be the Answer

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:00:09 +0000

If you fell off the gluten-free train , you’re not alone. Being gluten-free isn’t as hip as it used to be. Across the US, the gluten-free trend is slowing its pace as people are turning their sensitive palates towards more authentic, traditional foods… like sourdough. Yes, even those who consider themselves to have gluten sensitivities. No one can deny that bread […]

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Wild Rice is Healthier Than Brown and White (And More Flavorful!)

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:30:02 +0000

Wild rice is considered the most decadent of all the grains with its distinctive, earthy flavor. Move over brown and white rice—wild rice has an extra nutritional punch that makes it a clear winner. Good Source of Antioxidants We need antioxidants to help reduce the risk of several diseases, including cancer. Wild rice is very high […]

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How to Stop Your Cat From Spraying Urine in The House

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:00:35 +0000

Cats have a natural tendency to mark their territory with urine. Unfortunately, as your house is part of your cat’s territory, this can include urine-marking inside your home. Urine-marking can take two forms: spraying urine on vertical surfaces or urinating on horizontal surfaces. Don’t confuse this with your cat simply urinating outside of their litter […]

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How Does Divorce Affect Health Insurance Coverage?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:56 +0000

Divorce can send a ripple effect through your finances, breadwinner or not. Throughout the emotionally charged arguments surrounding division of assets, child custody and support, health insurance coverage is easily forgotten. DeeAn Gillespie, a Phoenix divorce attorney, says many spouses mistakenly believe they’ll be able to ride out their current insurance policy through the end […]

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