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02/25/2018 07:00 AM
Carb Loading: How to Do It + Common Mistakes
Many active people want to improve the way they feel and perform during exercise.

02/24/2018 07:30 PM
Regular Use of Cleaning Products is Just as Bad as Smoking Cigarettes
My husband and I stayed at an organic bed and breakfast this summer. Because of the self-proclaimed “organic” in the B and B’s name and because I’m always trying to live as healthy as possible, I asked the owner if they use commercial varieties of cleaning products. She replied that they don’t use a lot […]

02/24/2018 05:00 PM
What You Need to Know About Watermelon Seed Protein
When it comes to vegan sources of protein, there are plenty of options on the table. From pea protein to brown rice protein, plant-based protein powders are everywhere. However, many of these sources draw criticism for being grainy in texture, which can make smoothies and protein shakes less than appetizing. Plus, peas and brown rice […]

02/24/2018 11:00 AM
6 Routines to Change Up For a Health Overhaul
From time to time, everyone feels like they are stuck in a rut. The predictability of the days can feel mind-numbing and unfulfilling if we find ourselves doing the same thing over and over again. Routines can lead to success and stability, but also to feeling stale and under-stimulated. If you feel like this describes […]

02/24/2018 07:00 AM
4 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Pimples as Fast as Possible
Acne is a common skin disease that affects an estimated 85% of people at some point in their lives.

02/23/2018 07:30 PM
12 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: Pomegranates These beautiful fruits deserve a place in your daily diet. […]

02/23/2018 06:00 PM
11 Ways to Get More Fiber Without Eating More Grains
It lowers glucose levels. It protects against diabetes and heart disease. It helps lower cholesterol. And it keeps you regular. We’re talking about our best friend fiber, and its list of benefits seems to grow every day. Recent research found a link between higher fiber intake (more than 17.5 grams per day) and a lowered risk […]

02/23/2018 03:00 PM
25 Vegan Sources for Calcium
The dairy industry has done a great job marketing milk as the best way to build healthy bones, but you can actually get calcium from all sorts of plant sources, and they're often better for your bones than dairy products!

02/23/2018 01:00 PM
Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup
Do you have childhood memories of savoring warm bowls of chicken noodle soup when you were sick? The jury is still out on whether or not chicken noodle soup will cure the common cold. But this recipe is full of vegetables and seasoned with dill, thyme and turmeric, which are all known to have a variety […]

02/23/2018 10:00 AM
Does Coke or Pepsi Have More Carcinogens?
Caramel coloring may be the most widely consumed food coloring in the world.  Unfortunately, its manufacture can sometimes lead to the formation of a carcinogen called methylimidazole, which was identified as a cancer-causing chemical in 2007. For the purposes of its Proposition 65 labeling law, California set a daily limit at 29 micrograms a day. […]

02/22/2018 07:30 PM
Top 10 Research-Proven Foods for Weight Loss
By now, many people have dropped their New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthier or lose the love handles. But the answer to great health and a healthy waistline are not in fad diets and stringent resolutions. It is far better to add the healthiest and most beneficial foods to your diet to reap their rewards […]

02/22/2018 06:00 PM
5 TED Talks to Help You Discover True Happiness
How happy are you? More importantly, how consistently happy would you say are you? These days I fall into the ‘pretty much always happy’ camp. I wasn’t always like this, however. I used to let circumstances dictate my mood, so on any given day I’d score an eight, a five or even a zero out of […]

02/22/2018 07:00 AM
How to Handle Change in Your Life
We’ve all had to handle change at some point in our lives, and it’s rarely an easy process. From a big move to a new job to the end of a relationship – it’s not easy to just ‘turn and face the strange,’ á la David Bowie. Research indicates that the adjustments accompany change – […]

02/21/2018 07:30 PM
12 Natural Allergy Remedies that Work
It’s almost that time of year again when spring breaks forth in all her glory. That’s great news for those of us suffering from too much time indoors during the winter months, but it may leave allergy sufferers panicking…or running for their antihistamine drugs, decongestants and allergy shots. Before you pop those pills, spray your […]

02/21/2018 03:00 PM
7 Best Natural Diuretics Based on Current Research
Diuretics, also known as water pills, help rid the body of excess fluid. When our organs hold too much fluid (water retention) the heart has to work harder to pump blood throughout the body. This can be caused by many medical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and edema. This article looks at […]

02/21/2018 10:00 AM
Are You Starving Your Gut Bacteria?
For many years, it was believed that the main function of the large intestine was just to absorb water and dispose of waste, but “[n]owadays it is clear that the complex microbial ecosystem in our intestines should be considered as a separate organ within the body,” and that organ runs on a MAC, microbiota-accessible carbohydrates. […]

02/21/2018 07:00 AM
How to Stop Perfectionism From Controlling Your Life
The daily quest for perfection in all things is believed to affect up to 30 percent of the population. If you obsess over the small details of a project or struggle to come to terms with minor flaws in your performance, you may well be a perfectionist. But it isn’t a mere quirk of character. […]

02/20/2018 07:30 PM
How to Practice Self-Care Without Breaking the Bank
Self-care has become a fad, and a pricey one at that. But self-care isn’t about spending money on healing crystals, boutique beauty products, expensive vacations or lavish shopping sprees. Most real self-care is incredibly affordable and easily achievable. Here are 18 self-care ideas, all of which can be done for free or under $20, that […]

02/20/2018 06:00 PM
Do You Need to Reboot Your Body?
I turn 50 next month. I’ve always been fit and lean, but over the last year or two I began to notice small changes, such as incremental weight gain, loss of strength and creaky joints. My partner, who’ll be 53 in April, has also experienced ‘scale creep.’ More worrying for her, however, were the early […]

02/20/2018 11:00 AM
6 Best Exercises to Ease Foot and Ankle Pain
If you have foot and ankle pain, you’re not alone. We are all prone to foot pain since our feet have the hardest working muscles and bones. It’s important to take care of your feet since it’s hard to exercise or even walk when they hurt. Keeping your legs strong and flexible is the best […]

02/20/2018 07:00 AM
13 Herbs and Spices That Can Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is your body’s protective response to injury or damage. It helps your natural healing and repair processes. A problem starts when your body is chronically inflamed. Many modern stressors, such as pollution, food sensitivities and extra weight, can lead to chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation has been linked to a wide variety of diseases, including […]

02/19/2018 07:30 PM
Top 7 Natural Remedies to Help Arthritis
Are you suffering from arthritis? There’s a lot of help for this painful condition in the form of natural remedies. Here are 7 of my favorites: Astaxanthin You’ve probably heard of the nutrient known as beta carotene, which is found in many orange, red and green fruits and vegetables like carrots, squash and leafy greens. […]

02/19/2018 04:30 PM
3 Questions to Avoid Asking Yourself This Year
With all of the horrors and sadness in the world today, it’s easy to get sucked into the negativity and hopelessness. Once that happens, the reflections we have and the questions we ask ourselves spiral away from being helpful and into damaging territory. Here are some questions to avoid asking ourselves this year—they are not […]

02/19/2018 03:00 PM
25 Vegan Sources for Protein
There are plenty of vegan protein sources, and if you make sure to eat a variety of these throughout the week, you won't need to worry about getting enough protein!

02/19/2018 07:00 AM
Chronic Stomach Pain and Diarrhea: What Are The Main Causes?
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 […]

02/18/2018 07:30 PM
8 Unexpected Small Habits That May Make You Gain Weight
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 […]

02/18/2018 03:00 PM
For Childhood Obesity Prevention, School-Only Intervention Doesn’t Work
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 […]

02/18/2018 01:00 PM
7 Reasons to Use More Blackstrap Molasses
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 […]

02/18/2018 07:00 AM
Is It Safe to Try an Elimination Diet if You’ve Had an Eating Disorder?
It can be risky, suggests one expert. One tip? Do an elimination diet that’s not as extreme.

02/17/2018 03:00 PM
I Quit Social Media, and You Can Too
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 […]

02/17/2018 01:00 PM
Pink Salt Is Good for Your Sole
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 […]

02/17/2018 07:00 AM
Low Carb Diets: Healthy, But Hard to Stick to?
Most health authorities have started to acknowledge the health benefits of low-carb diets.

02/16/2018 07:30 PM
The Nutrient Combination that Boosts Women’s Energy Levels
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 […]

02/16/2018 06:00 PM
The Surprising Health Factor On Par With Diet & Exercise
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 […]

02/16/2018 05:00 PM
Why Staying Positive Isn’t as Healthy as We Think
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.

02/16/2018 01:00 PM
10 Health Benefits and Uses For Miso
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 […]

02/16/2018 10:00 AM
Is It Worth Switching from White Rice to Brown?
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 […]

02/16/2018 03:00 AM
The Scoop on Poop and Probiotics
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 […]

02/15/2018 07:30 PM
The Vitamin Supplement that May Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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 […]

02/15/2018 04:30 PM
6 Travel Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues
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 […]

02/15/2018 07:00 AM
6 Simple Diet Changes That Boost Fertility
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 […]

02/14/2018 05:00 PM
12 Health Documentaries You Need to See
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 […]

02/14/2018 10:00 AM
Is Fish ‘Brain Food’ for Older Adults?
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 […]

02/13/2018 06:00 PM
These Octogenarian Athletes Are Proving that Age Is Just a Number
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 […]

02/13/2018 03:00 PM
What Dosha Are You?
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 […]

02/13/2018 11:00 AM
8 Ways to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms after Quitting Sugar
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 […]

02/12/2018 06:00 PM
Stress Hormones Drop When Partners Engage in These Support Techniques
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 […]

02/12/2018 01:00 PM
6 Reasons You Should Do Glute Bridges Every Day
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 […]

02/12/2018 07:00 AM
3 Reasons Paleo Is Dead and The Ketogenic Diet Is The Future of Weight Loss Fads In 2018
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 […]

02/11/2018 05:00 PM
3 Nighttime Habits (Besides Sleep) That May Affect Your Health
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 […]

02/11/2018 07:00 AM
When Is the Best Time to Take Protein?
Protein supplements are some of the most popular supplements on the planet.

02/10/2018 07:30 PM
Can Your Gut Protect You Against Cancer?
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 […]

02/10/2018 06:00 PM
Have a Hard Time Making Decisions? Try Washing Your Hands
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 […]

02/10/2018 04:30 PM
A Week-by-Week Countdown to Spring Cleaning
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 […]

02/10/2018 03:00 PM
Is Cooking With an Air Fryer Healthy?
Advertised as a healthy, guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite fried foods, air fryers have experienced a recent surge in popularity.

02/10/2018 07:00 AM
Reflecting On Self Love
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!

02/09/2018 07:30 PM
21 Great Uses for Witch Hazel
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 […]

02/09/2018 05:00 PM
6 Surprising Ways Climate Change Impacts Health
These are some surprising ways in which climate change is harming human health right now.

02/09/2018 01:00 PM
10 Reasons to Eat Sprouts
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 […]

02/09/2018 10:00 AM
Why Reductionism is Making Us Sick
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 […]

02/08/2018 07:30 PM
8 Health Benefits of Float Tanks
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 […]

02/08/2018 07:00 AM
The Best Diet After Gallbladder Removal
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? […]

02/07/2018 07:30 PM
How to Limit Eye Fatigue from Working at a Computer All Day
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 […]

02/07/2018 05:00 PM
Is Emergen-C Good for You?
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 […]

02/07/2018 10:00 AM
Natural Treatments for Morning Sickness
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 […]

02/06/2018 07:30 PM
6 Ways Fiber-Rich Recipes Can Improve Your Health
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.

02/06/2018 05:00 PM
The Four Archetypes of Happiness: Which One Are You?
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. […]

02/06/2018 11:00 AM
Potassium Citrate: Helpful for Kidney Stones?
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 […]

02/05/2018 07:00 PM
10 Yoga Poses For People Who Sit All Day
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.

02/05/2018 06:00 PM
You’re Probably Stretching All Wrong
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 […]

02/05/2018 04:30 PM
What is the Healthiest of All Plant-Based Milks?
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 […]

02/05/2018 01:00 PM
7 Herbs and Spices to Have in Your Kitchen All The Time
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 […]

02/04/2018 07:30 PM
How to Stay Healthy When You’re Taking Care of Someone Who Is Sick
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 […]

02/04/2018 06:00 PM
5 Documentaries About Sugar That Will Keep You On Your No-Sugar Diet
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 […]

02/04/2018 05:00 PM
3 Strange New Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep
Tossing and turning? Scientists have found a few surprising solutions.

02/04/2018 11:00 AM
The Connection Between Dental Health and Cancer
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 […]

02/03/2018 07:30 PM
7 Best Ways to Avoid Toxic BPA
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 […]

02/03/2018 06:00 PM
This Italian Island Holds the Secret to Living to 100
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?

02/03/2018 05:00 PM
Is Caffeine Wrecking Your Exercise Performance?
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 […]

02/03/2018 11:00 AM
7 Sneaky Things That Can Sabotage Your Diet
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 […]

02/03/2018 07:00 AM
How Can I Get My Partner To Put Their Cellphone Down?
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 […]

02/02/2018 07:30 PM
Stop Doing This One Thing and You’ll Add Years to Your Life
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 […]

02/02/2018 05:00 PM
Should You Soak Dried Beans?
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 […]

02/02/2018 02:00 PM
5 Ways to Avoid the Flu
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.

02/02/2018 10:00 AM
Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Diet Advice From Our Ancient Ancestors
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. […]

02/01/2018 07:30 PM
How to Grow Your Own Spirulina
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 […]

02/01/2018 11:00 AM
10 Surprising Things That Increase the Risk of Kidney Stones
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 […]

02/01/2018 07:00 AM
Tips on How to Squeeze in Time for Nature
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 […]

01/31/2018 07:30 PM
7 Things Your Hands Say about Your Health
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.

01/31/2018 03:00 PM
How to Do a Yoga Headstand
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 […]

01/31/2018 10:00 AM
Wheatgrass Juice for Ulcerative Colitis
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 […]

01/30/2018 07:30 PM
How Many Steps Should You Walk Daily for a Healthy Brain?
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 […]

01/30/2018 05:00 PM
How Does This Flu Season Compare to Others?
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, […]

01/30/2018 11:00 AM
4 Incredible Reasons to Dance at Any Age
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 […]

01/30/2018 07:00 AM
What Your Farts Are Telling You About Your Health
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. […]

01/29/2018 06:00 PM
Being in Nature Can Do Wonders for Body Image
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 […]

01/29/2018 02:45 PM
7 Creative Uses for Turmeric to Improve Health
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 […]

01/29/2018 01:00 PM
7 Signs Your Walking Workout is Too Easy
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 […]

01/29/2018 07:00 AM
Does This Weight Loss Pill Work?
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 […]

01/28/2018 05:00 PM
5 Things To Stop Doing First Thing In The Morning
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 […]