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10/19/2017 12:00 PM
Tips for Working Out as a Couple
Six months ago, I stepped into the weights section of the gym for the first time since high school. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I figured that with my sporty husband by my side I might actually learn how to lift something. We were all optimism and rainbows that first day. But, let […]

10/19/2017 10:00 AM
The 4 Week Challenge That Will Help You Master Push-Ups
Do you avoid workouts with push-ups because you can’t do a single push up? All that will change once you complete the push up challenge below. This challenge will strengthen the muscles used to perform push-ups. To perform push-ups properly, you need strong arms, shoulders and core. Doing push-ups regularly will make your upper body […]

10/18/2017 04:00 PM
Is Your Backpack or Purse Hurting Your Back?
Carrying a hefty bag is pretty much part of modern living. Jam-packed briefcases are slung cross body; heavy backpacks dip into the lumbar spine; even everyday carry purses can weigh upwards of 10 pounds. Is it a coincidence that we are living with more back pain than ever? Absolutely not. Now, heavy bags aren’t alone […]

10/18/2017 02:00 PM
Dandelion Root: The Ingredient Your Smoothie is Missing
Now that smoothies are all the rage, I am regularly asked what type of smoothies I drink. I always tell people dandelion smoothies are my all-time favorite. It’s no joke:  they’re not just great from a health perspective but they are absolutely delicious too. By now, I’m used to peoples’ eyes bugging whenever dandelion smoothies […]

10/18/2017 11:00 AM
Levothyroxine for Hypothyroidism: What You Need to Know
Levothyroxine is the preferred medication of choice for treating an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It’s typically taken for a long period of time, if not for life, so there are many important things you should know. This article looks at how it works, how much you need, and your alternatives if it doesn’t seem to be […]

10/18/2017 09:00 AM
Fighting Lupus with Turmeric
Different autoimmune diseases tend to target different organs. If our immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in our pancreas, we can end up with type 1 diabetes. If it attacks our thyroid gland, we can end up with hypothyroidism. But, in the autoimmune disease lupus, our immune system attacks the very nucleus of our cells, […]

10/17/2017 05:00 PM
Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What You Need to Know
Are you confused about probiotics and prebiotics?  This is a dilemma facing many people, and outrageous marketing claims aren’t helping matters.  So, “what’s the difference?” you may be wondering. The Pros of Probiotics Probiotics are basically microorganisms that promote health.  They are primarily bacteria that offer health benefits when eaten or supplemented with. There are […]

10/17/2017 04:00 PM
Study: Red Meat and Poultry Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Chances are, you know by now that red meat isn't doing your health any favors, but a new study discovered that eating poultry also increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

10/17/2017 02:00 PM
Can Alcohol Help You Sleep Better?
It’s not uncommon to enjoy a beer or glass of wine at the end of a long day of work. Many people take their drinks with friends or alone at home as they unwind and ready themselves for bed. And these days, it’s hard not to enjoy the variety of craft beers as well as […]

10/17/2017 10:00 AM
What Is Maltodextrin and Is it Dangerous?
Have you ever noticed the word “maltodextrin” in the ingredient list on a package of food? It’s a very common ingredient, but is it safe? This article will explain exactly what maltodextrin is, why it’s in so many foods and whether or not you should avoid it. What is Maltodextrin? Maltodextrin is a white powder […]

10/17/2017 06:00 AM
3 Healthier Stress Responses
Use these techniques to consciously shift your body’s response to stress into a state that’s calm, secure, and replenished.

10/16/2017 06:30 PM
10 Natural UTI Remedies To Keep the Burning Away
Chances are, you’ve experienced the unpleasantness of a urinary tract infection: that urge to pee every 15 minutes, along with the associated awful burning sensations, and those razor sharp pains. Then, possibly, there’s the sheer terror of seeing blood appear in your urine. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are absolutely no fun, and if left untreated, […]

10/16/2017 02:00 PM
What Exactly are Natural Flavors in Halloween Candy?
If candy manufacturers were required to declare the exact ingredients found in candy, the label would read like something out of a witch’s brew: dried beaver’s sac, sheepskin excretions or insect excretions. This may sound more like “trick” than “treat,” but it’s true. When it comes to the ingredient “natural flavors,” it is considered a […]

10/16/2017 12:00 PM
7 Delicious Fruits That Boost Iron Levels
Did you know that iron deficiency is the leading cause of anemia? And did you further know that women have higher risk of iron deficiency anemia due to excessive bleeding during menstruation and pregnancy. Related: Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency Women in childbearing age should consume 18 mg of iron a day while […]

10/15/2017 05:00 PM
What If Age Is Just a State of Mind?
Why are some people old at 50, while others are spring chickens well into the nineties and beyond? Good genes play a part in aging well, as do healthy lifestyle habits like getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising regularly. But what about the thoughts we think? According to Bruce Grierson, author of What Makes […]

10/15/2017 01:00 PM
5 Steps to Get Moving, Get Mindful and Lift Your Mood
Anxiety, anger, fearfulness, depression — there are many forms of emotional turmoil that get us down, and just as many forms of therapy to try and help. Some just aren’t effective: after a few sessions on the couch, the problems return. That’s one reason 18.1 million of American adults are afflicted with anxiety today, and why the […]

10/15/2017 10:00 AM
6 Super Healthy Seeds You Should Eat
Seeds contain all the starting materials necessary to develop into complex plants. Because of this, they are extremely nutritious.

10/15/2017 06:00 AM
Creamy, Five-Minute Garlic Sauce to Help You Ward Off a Cold
This sauce is the perfect quick fix for so many meals. If you love garlic, you’re going to use it all the time. Adjust the garlic to your taste preference and just blend it up! It’s raw, so can have a bite depending on how much garlic you put in, but will mellow after a few hours in the fridge.

10/14/2017 05:00 PM
Why You Should Try Camu Powder
I was perusing the web the other day when I came upon an Outside Online article called “10 Foods Athletes Should Add to Their Grocery Lists”. Okay internet, you win. What should I be buying? Kale? Protein powders? Coconut oil? Shockingly, I actually wasn’t familiar with the first suggestion. With all the time I’ve spent researching […]

10/14/2017 02:00 PM
Vegan Peanut Butter Bonbons
My grandmother would make these bonbons around the holidays, and you could never stop eating them! These are quick, easy, bite-sized and something you can just keep in your fridge for a quick dose of sugar.

10/14/2017 10:00 AM
Skip the Ibuprofen: 6 Ways to Fight Inflammation, Naturally
Avoiding NSAIDS like Ibuprofen and naproxen because of their potential side effects? Here are botanical alternatives that may fit the bill.

10/14/2017 06:00 AM
7 Reasons to Incorporate Weights Into Your Fitness Routine
When you think of weight training, what’s the first image that comes to mind? Is it a body builder? Or maybe an Olympic athlete with chiseled thighs and a neck the size of a tree trunk? Most of us are very familiar with the benefits of aerobic exercises like running, cycling or swimming, assuming that […]

10/13/2017 12:00 PM
5 Reasons Cats Make You Feel Better
They help cheer us up when we're down and they help calm us down when we're agitated. What is it about cats that makes us feel so good?

10/13/2017 09:00 AM
Treating Chronic Kidney Disease with Food
“In the United States, approximately one in three adults aged 65 years and older has chronic kidney disease (CKD),” but the “majority of patients with CKD do not progress to advanced stages of CKD because death precedes the progression to end-stage renal disease…” Following about a thousand folks 65 years or older with chronic kidney disease […]

10/12/2017 06:30 PM
50 Ways To Lose Weight and Keep It Off (No ‘Miracle’ Potions Or Quick-Fixes)
Want to lose weight and keep it off? You’re in the right place. I’ve put together the most comprehensive list of ways to lose weight… without any “miracle” potions, crazy diets or other scams you usually come across. These are all credible and scientifically accurate recommendations that you can implement right now. But before you go […]

10/12/2017 04:00 PM
7 Simple Exercises For Neck Pain
Are you living with neck pain? These simple exercises help stretch and strengthen your neck and the surrounding muscles to help give you some relief.

10/12/2017 12:00 PM
The McVegan Burger Is Now For Sale, But Only In Finland
Veganism must be making serious inroads into society if McDonald's, king of industrial meat, is jumping into soy patties.

10/12/2017 10:00 AM
7 Huge Benefits of Prune Juice
Not all sweet beverages are bad for you. Prune juice is loaded with nutrients that can improve your health and prevent diseases. Prune juice is made using dried plums, therefore it’ll offer all the nutrients found in plums. Plus it will keep you hydrated. Here are 7 reasons to drink prune juice regularly. 1. May […]

10/11/2017 06:30 PM
Is Apple Cider Vinegar Safe to Drink?
Apple cider vinegar is one of the staples in my home. I use it to preserve freshly harvested herbs and add flavor to soups, stews, tofu (organic, of course!), and salad dressings. Swish some olive oil and a teaspoon of crushed chili and basil, I have an absolutely delicious instant bread dip. There is a […]

10/11/2017 05:00 PM
10 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Booze
Even a moderate amount of alcohol can have far-reaching negative effects on your health.

10/11/2017 04:00 PM
9 Exercises for People Who HATE to Run
If there is one thing I try to avoid at all cost, it is long distance running. Sure, I’ll sprint if, you know, there is a bull moose lumbering after me. But running purely for exercise’s sake? Heck no! I have found infinite ways to get my fitness fix that don’t involve the monotonous pounding […]

10/11/2017 02:00 PM
What Your Teeth Say About Your Health
Research has shown that there is an association between periodontal diseases and other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions. But on the flip side, symptoms of disease may […]

10/11/2017 10:00 AM
Do Raisins Cause Cavities?
Do raisins cause cavities? While raisins traditionally have been thought to promote tooth decay, current research suggests that raisins may not contribute to cavities after all. Here's why.

10/10/2017 05:00 PM
I’m a Survivor, but Breast Cancer Awareness Month Stresses Me Out
Right around this time five years ago, my life took a daunting turn. By the end of October 2010, I had doubts that I'd be around to see 2015. But here I am.

10/10/2017 06:00 AM
New Nutrition Labels are Coming (Eventually)
The FDA just pushed back the required compliance dates for new nutrition labels. Big companies are thrilled, but critics are calling the pushback "a blow to public health."

10/09/2017 12:00 PM
7 Everyday Habits That Increase Your Dementia Risk
Here are 7 habits you should avoid to lower risk of dementia.

10/09/2017 07:24 AM
You’re Probably Drinking Coffee Wrong
Believe it or not, you’ve probably been drinking your coffee all wrong. The time that you consume coffee has a huge effect on how much it will energize you. If you’re drinking the second most traded commodity on Earth primarily to wake you up, the time you imbibe can actually affect how tired you’ll feel later […]

10/09/2017 06:00 AM
Do Airport Scanners Alter Our DNA?
Full body scanners at airports have become a part of life for everyone who travels, but are they safe? There is some evidence that even the new body scanners may alter our DNA.

10/08/2017 10:00 AM
How Antibiotics in Livestock Harms Our Health
One of the causes of antibiotic resistance is the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock.

10/08/2017 06:00 AM
22 Simple Ways to Get Healthier With Minimal Effort
Modern society makes getting healthy harder than ever. People are busy trying to balance work, family and other responsibilities. As a result, their health goals are often put on hold. But being healthy does not have to be difficult. Here are 22 simple ways to get healthier with minimal effort. 1. Fill Half of Your Plate […]

10/07/2017 06:30 PM
6 Natural Ways to Improve Your Short-Term Memory
These natural ways to improve memory may not help you memorize a deck of cards, but they’ll help you remember names of people you’ve just met or where you’ve kept the keys.

10/07/2017 02:00 PM
13 Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
There are many reasons that a person may become insulin resistant, putting themselves at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM). The following are the 13 most common risk factors.

10/07/2017 10:00 AM
Is Moldy Food Dangerous?
This article takes a close look at mold in food and whether it’s actually bad for you.

10/07/2017 06:00 AM
Give Yourself More Credit for Doing These Things
You may not realize it, but there are countless things you accomplish every day that are absolutely praiseworthy.

10/06/2017 06:30 PM
12 Proven Ways to Drastically Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk
Simply making a few dietary tweaks can slash your colon cancer risk. Here are the 12 proven ways to do so.

10/06/2017 10:00 AM
The Palatability of Cancer Prevention
Dietary guidelines often patronizingly recommend what is considered acceptable or achievable, rather than what the best available balance of evidence suggests is best.

10/06/2017 08:00 AM
6 Things Your Knees Say About Your Health
Your knees: you need ‘em to get around—and when they hurt, boy do they interfere with your daily life. Many of the most common causes of knee pain are pretty obvious—injury, arthritis, overuse…you get the picture. But there are plenty of LESS obvious reasons your knees hurt. Read on for some of them. 1. You’re […]

10/06/2017 06:00 AM
Is It Bad to Cross Your Legs? 4 Claims Examined
Most of us have heard that crossing your legs at the knees when you sit in a chair is bad for you. Regardless of this claim, it’s estimated that almost half (45 percent) of American women and 21 percent of men still cross their legs most or nearly all of the time. Are we seriously […]

10/05/2017 06:30 PM
Boost Bacteria to Bolster Your Brain
How can boosting bacteria in your body improve your brain health?

10/05/2017 12:00 PM
7 Immune-Boosting Habits to Practice Every Day
Buy a pile of grapefruit and whip up a nice big pot of vegan noodle soup, because it's time to kick our bodies into high gear with these immune-boosting habits.

10/05/2017 06:00 AM
How Your Height Puts You at Risk for Blood Clots
While blood clots are rare, they're also a very serious medical condition. A new study discovered that your height may put you at risk for developing blood clots.

10/04/2017 02:00 PM
Why Your Go-To Green Juice May Actually Be Harmful
Are you a kale fanatic who dismisses all other leafy greens as inferior? Do you chug down spinach like Popeye? If you buy only one or two types of greens on a regular basis, you are not only missing out on the health-promoting nutrient profiles of other plants, but you may actually be harming your health. […]

10/04/2017 12:00 PM
Can You Take Metformin For Weight Loss? A Look At The Numbers
Metformin is a medication said to cause weight loss, but is it true? Should you be worried about taking metformin for type 2 diabetes if you are underweight, or should you use it if you want a slimmer waistline? This article takes a looks at the current evidence and whether you can take metformin for weight loss. What […]

10/04/2017 10:00 AM
How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Gut Bacteria
What effect do artificial sweeteners have on our gut bacteria?

10/04/2017 06:00 AM
Cauliflower’s Remarkable Health Benefits
Don't be fooled: cauliflower may be a white vegetable, but that certainly doesn't indicate a lack of nutritional value. Discover the health benefits of cauliflower, plus how to buy, store, and prepare it.

10/03/2017 06:30 PM
8 Powerful Lifestyle Tweaks to Help Beat Anxiety
Close to one in every five American adults are living with anxiety disorders. If you're among them, these simple lifestyle changes can help give you some relief.

10/03/2017 04:00 PM
6 Ways to Help Someone During a Panic Attack
What they need from you is calm, compassion, and support. Here are six strategies to help someone during a panic attack.

10/03/2017 12:00 PM
Tone Your Abs With These 6 Plank Variations
Use these plank variations to tone your stomach, strengthen your core, and reduce slouching.

10/03/2017 06:00 AM
How to Decide if a Flu Shot is Right for You
October is the beginning of the flu season. Are you going to get a flu shot? This seems to become a more controversial question every year. Here are some considerations you can take into account to help make your decision. What is the flu shot? The flu shot is a vaccine intended to protect you […]

10/02/2017 03:15 PM
8 Surprising Habits That Cause Back Pain
Mysterious aches and pains? The cause may surprise you—plus, easy fixes for back pain culprits. 1. The Habit: Sleeping On An Old Mattress According to the National Sleep Foundation, a good mattress will last nine to ten years. Haven’t replaced yours since Cheers first aired? Chances are that your spine isn’t getting the support it […]

10/02/2017 02:33 PM
How (and Why) to Get More Chlorophyll in Your Diet
We’re often told to eat our greens, but why are they so important? One reason is they actually provide us with energy converted directly from the sun. How Does It Work?   Plants, algae, and certain bacteria are able to convert sunlight into sugars they can use for energy through the process of photosynthesis. Chlorophyll […]

10/01/2017 06:30 PM
Is Your Gut Health Thwarting Your Best Weight Loss Efforts?
Have you been trying to lose weight, counting calories, exercising, but neither the scale or the pounds budge? One of the common problems of weight loss programs that don’t work or work for the short-term but don’t offer any lasting results is their failure to explore the link between gut health and weight loss.  One […]

10/01/2017 03:30 PM
What Is Tapping and How Can It Reduce Stress?
Do you sometimes wish you had access to a free, simple, and proven method for stress reduction? Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), could be just what you’re looking for. EFT works with the same meridians of subtle electrical energy that acupuncture has used for thousands of years. But unlike acupuncture, EFT doesn’t […]

10/01/2017 10:00 AM
9 Food Pairings that Fight Disease
Some foods go better together than others. The complementary nutrients in these 9 food pairings have the power to fight chronic disease, cancer and diabetes.

09/30/2017 02:00 PM
Why Your Thyroid Is So Important, and How You Can Support It
If I offered prizes to different body parts, I’d give the thyroid the Most Important Yet Most Underappreciated Award. This small, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck is the true powerhouse for your entire body. Every cell has a receptor for thyroid hormone, which is like gas in your tank — you need a steady stream […]

09/30/2017 10:00 AM
Unlabeled GMO Salmon Already Sold in Canada
Canadians have expressed their desire for mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods for over 20 years, but it turns out that some of them are unknowingly buying and eating GMO salmon already.

09/30/2017 06:00 AM
How Much Caffeine Is in Green Tea?
Green tea is a popular drink with many health benefits.

09/29/2017 04:00 PM
How Important is Being Happy?
In this TED Talk, Emily Esfahani Smith talks about the difference between a happy life and a meaningful one.

09/29/2017 09:00 AM
How a High Fat Diet Can Lead to Alzheimer’s
Though the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease has yet to be found, there is increasing concern about the role of metals in the development of the disease. “Iron and copper,” for example, “are strongly concentrated within the neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles that represent the hallmarks of the [Alzheimer’s] brain.” Alzheimer’s disease victims have higher […]

09/28/2017 05:00 PM
6 Natural Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
With brain diseases like Alzheimer’s becoming a growing concern, most of us want to make dietary and lifestyle choices that will protect our brains from this serious disease. While there are many ways to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, here are some of my favorites: Blueberries Enjoy a half-cup of blueberries daily to reap the brain-protecting […]

09/28/2017 04:00 PM
When Someone Offers to Help, Do This
How often do you feel overstretched and overrun by a 6 foot-long to-do list? It can seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Two hands never seem to be enough. But then, consider how often you reject help. “Would you like a hand carrying and delivering those 21 […]

09/28/2017 10:00 AM
5 Stretches to Help You Touch Your Toes
Touching your toes is an indicator of flexibility. It means your hamstrings, calves and back muscles are flexible. For most people, these muscles are tight due to long hours of sitting and inactivity. You’ll even be surprised to find out that people who exercise regularly still can’t touch their toes. Touching your toes will do […]

09/27/2017 06:30 PM
5 Unexpected Ways the Fall Weather Benefits Your Health
In many people’s minds, fall doesn’t exactly strike them as being one of the “healthiest” seasons. Once the shorter days and cooler weather are in full swing, all those fun summer activities tend to get replaced with work, school and lots of TV shows premiering for the new season. Likewise, our healthy balanced diets start getting invaded by […]

09/27/2017 11:00 AM
7 Foods To Avoid If You Suffer From Anxiety
Regular exercise and healthy eating can be immensely helpful for some people who suffer from anxiety. If these lifestyle tweaks are not enough, consider how often you eat the following foods. Try reducing or cutting them out completely for a more calm and grounded mind. If you suffer from regular anxiety that is affecting everyday activities, be sure […]

09/27/2017 09:00 AM
Cooking with Garlic and Onions for the Best Blood Benefits
As we age, our arteries stiffen. “As the aorta stiffens it leads to a range of linked pathphysiological changes,” such as exposing our brain and kidneys to greater pressure fluctuations, which may increase the risk of stroke and impairment of kidney function. However, those who consume garlic—less than a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder a […]

09/26/2017 04:00 PM
Best Laxatives for Constipation: Your Complete Guide
Constipation is very common. But it becomes incredibly frustrating when it’s persistent, especially when you’ve already made lifestyle changes to improve your bowel habits. Many people look to laxatives for help, but it can be hard to pick the best, most reliable product for you. This article helps narrow down the best laxatives for constipation. […]

09/26/2017 02:00 PM
Could Zika Virus Be the Answer to Brain Cancer?
You may have spent the summer dousing yourself in mosquito spray or staying indoors, especially if you’re a pregnant woman. Ever since its debut, many scientists have worked hard to find a vaccine for the Zika virus. While there’s no vaccine on the market yet, many scientists are exploring another, more potent, use for the […]

09/26/2017 10:00 AM
9 Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup like the Plague
If you take a look at most candy, cereal, bread, frozen food, yogurt, baby food, granola bar, salad dressing, cracker, condiment or other processed food package, you’re sure to see high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) on the ingredients list. It might even be easy to equate commonality with safety, assuming that that if high fructose […]

09/25/2017 06:30 PM
Foods to Eat and Avoid for a Healthy Brain
The sentiment, “you are what you eat” has never been more true than when it comes to your brain. That’s because your brain needs high quality fuel to keep everything in your body running smoothly—from your physical body to your moods and intellect. Before we explore the best foods to eat, let’s examine the foods […]

09/25/2017 12:00 PM
7 Chocolate Alternatives to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Are you one of those people who eat chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth? Giving in to chocolate cravings can have negative effects on your health and weight. Magnesium deficiency is one of the reasons we crave chocolate. The fact that chocolate increases dopamine and feelings of happiness makes us desire it as well. In […]

09/25/2017 10:00 AM
11 Grain-Free Vegan Food Ideas
One of the complaints I hear a lot about a vegan diet is that it relies too heavily on grains or on carbs. While vegan foods can be very rich in grains, there is lots of yummy grain-free vegan food out there!

09/25/2017 06:00 AM
How Nature Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds
Losing weight was and always has been an uphill battle for me. I would have a good week or two, where I would hop on the scale to see it finally go down after counting calories and sweating it out at the gym, only to be defeated in the days following, after skipping out on […]

09/24/2017 06:30 PM
7 Natural Ways to Prepare Your Body for Cold/Flu Season
It’s here again: cold and flu season. No need to begrudgingly slather yourself in antibacterial goop and set out the welcome mat for the viral onslaught. Rather than just tackling the cold or flu when it hits, why not make preemptive action a part of your lifestyle? Here are some habits to incorporate into your life to help you […]

09/24/2017 02:00 PM
High-Fiber Foods and Digestive Health: More or Less?
Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet, especially for optimal digestive health. But conflicting information about what type of fiber and how much to eat can be confusing. This article breaks down what fiber is and how it can protect you from digestive disorders and discomfort. What Is Fiber? Fiber is a type […]

09/24/2017 10:00 AM
6 Tips to Stop Overscheduling
Too much on your plate? Here’s how to get back on schedule and recapture your sanity.

09/24/2017 06:00 AM
The 10 Best Weight Loss Apps
Studies have shown that self-monitoring may promote weight loss. Here are 10 of the best weight loss apps that can help you shed unwanted pounds.

09/23/2017 06:30 PM
8 Natural Ways to Improve Blood Circulation
Most people don’t give blood circulation much thought. Even when they have common symptoms of poor blood circulation like numbness in the legs and hands, cold hands and feet, fatigue and swollen feet or fingers. Related: 10 Natural Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles Ignoring these symptoms can lead to more serious problems like cardiovascular […]

09/23/2017 04:00 PM
Expressing Ourselves Through Writing Helps Us Handle Stress
Raise your hand if you’re a worrywart! Now, put your hand down and grab a pen and paper—it’s time to pour your worries into written word. We already know that writing can be a great creative outlet and it can help us process complicated feelings and even past trauma, but modern research is showing us […]

09/23/2017 02:00 PM
8 Things That Are Making You Bloated
Feeling uncomfortable, bloated, or gassy can ruin anyone's day, and according to research over 30% of the population deals with digestive discomfort

09/23/2017 10:00 AM
Proctor and Gamble to Disclose All Fragrance Ingredients
Procter & Gamble Company, the world’s largest maker of household cleaning and personal care products, recently announced it will share all fragrance ingredients in its products.

09/23/2017 06:00 AM
Why Monounsaturated Fats Are Incredibly Healthy
Monounsaturated fats are healthy fats found in olive oil, avocados and certain nuts.

09/22/2017 05:00 PM
5 Ways to Instantly Calm Yourself Before Giving a Speech or Presentation
There are very few people out there who are born feeling 100 percent comfortable speaking in front of a crowd. Most of us get the public speaking jitters and clammy hands before taking on such a task, which is totally normal. It doesn’t always have to be that way each time you step in front […]

09/22/2017 09:00 AM
Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 for Heart Health?
According to two of perhaps the most credible nutrition authorities, the World Health Organization and the European Food Safety Authority, we should get at least half of a percent of our calories from the essential, short-chain omega-3 ALA. That’s easy: Just have about one tablespoon a day of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds and you’re […]

09/21/2017 06:30 PM
How to Stay Hydrated When You Don’t Like Water
If a tall, cold glass of water is not really your thing, hitting your daily water needs can seem out of reach. Here are some healthy ways to stay hydrated, even if you don't like plain old water.

09/21/2017 12:00 PM
How I Learned to Love the Gym
Growing up, I was never the sporty girl. Weightlifting? Not my cup of tea. Running? Not built for it. Squats? Heavens, no. My experience with team sports went only as far as YMCA basketball in 4th grade, and I dreaded anything that required me to display physical prowess in front of other people. Then, in […]

09/21/2017 06:00 AM
How To Get Your Motivation Going
Whatever we pay attention to will become our reality; by changing the mindset we change our perception.

09/20/2017 06:30 PM
10 Tips to Start Living Your Best Life
So often we put off being happy until we have everything we want: money, a great job, a loving relationship, etc. But here’s the rub: mood follows action. When we start doing the things that make us feel better, happiness arrives without us even thinking about it. It won’t always be easy (obviously), but it’ll […]

09/20/2017 12:00 PM
L-Glutamine Supplements: Are They Necessary?
In recent years, L-Glutamine has become a popular dietary supplement. It’s claimed that L-glutamine helps with a wide range of medical conditions, from the common cold to serious chronic illnesses. But does science support its use as a supplement? Read on for a sales-free look at the facts on L-glutamine. What is L-Glutamine? L-glutamine is […]

09/20/2017 09:00 AM
Diabetes Reversal: Is It the Calories or the Food?
Diabetes reversal, not just treatment, should be a goal in the management of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed not only with an extremely low calorie diet, but it can  also be reversed with an extremely healthy diet. Could it be because an extremely healthy diet is also low in calories? Study […]

09/19/2017 02:00 PM
Do You Know What’s Lurking in Your Food?
Imagine enjoying a nice meal at your local Italian food joint – warm bread dipped in olive oil, rich and creamy pasta sauce, and hearty meatballs to top it off. The next day you feel crampy and begin vomiting. Food poisoning. Although that savory meal showed no signs of contamination, what we don’t see behind […]