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  • Eat Fat to Lose Fat Eat Fat to Lose FatLooking for a weight-loss kick-start? It’s possible that omega-3 essential fatty acids could tip the scales in your favor. The two most important omega 3s are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA ...
  • Raise the Bar with Sports Nutrition, Protein Bars & More Raise the Bar with Sports Nutrition, Protein Bars & MoreSports nutrition can be confusing, even for seasoned athletes. There are many products on the market that promise big results… but do they deliver? Let’s take a look at the role ...
  • Boost Metabolism! Boost Metabolism! People seem to understand little about the workings and overall purpose of the human body’s metabolism. I was one of them.  For instance, my metabolism was the first thing I blamed for ...
  • In Pain? Reach for Natural Relief In Pain? Reach for Natural Relief Tylenol, Advil, and other over-the-counter pain killers are fast-working and convenient for treating the symptoms of an occasional headache, muscle strain, and the like, but they’re not always the best answer to long-term ...
  • Nutrition & Alcoholism: Diet During Recovery Nutrition & Alcoholism: Diet During Recovery Diet plays an important role in helping people manage chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. But can it help people who are in recovery from alcoholism?  Even though alcohol addiction has long ...
  • Scent Savvy Scent Savvy What is Fragrance? “Fragrance is any substance added to a product to impart a scent or mask an odor,” said Alexandra Scranton, director of science and research at Women’s Voices for the ...
  • The MIND Diet for Brain Health The MIND Diet for Brain Health We watch what we eat to lose weight, boost heart health, and control blood sugar. But how often do we think about eating right for our brains? It’s said that 15 to 20 ...
  • Trends in Natural Pet Food & Supplements Trends in Natural Pet Food & Supplements Dog Food Diet Trends In 2018, Americans spent nearly $33 billion on pet foods and treats, an increase of 5 percent ($1.5 billion) over the previous year. Choosing a Grain-Free Dog Food According to ...
  • Find the Best Vitamin for You! Find the Best Vitamin for You! Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans’ diets don’t hit the bare-bones baseline recommendations for key vitamins and minerals, particularly potassium, vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium? Multivitamins can’t make up for ...
  • Omegas by the Numbers: What 3, 6, &9 Have to Offer Omegas by the Numbers: What 3, 6, &9 Have to Offer Americans have long been phobic about consuming fats, even the good kinds. While this attitude is changing, most American diets remain deficient in omegas, and this lack contributes to disease. Omega ...
  • Probiotics & Prebiotics Probiotics & Prebiotics The dynamic duo works to keep you healthy! The health benefits of probiotics—the beneficial bacteria found in live-culture yogurt, fermented foods, and dietary supplements—are well known. From resolving diarrhea to bolstering ...
  • GMO Labeling Update: What to Expect in 2020 GMO Labeling Update: What to Expect in 2020 In response to consumer demand to know if the food they’re eating contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs), President Obama signed a law in 2016 requiring that genetically modified food be ...
  • Omegas v. Skin Disorders Omegas v. Skin Disorders Omegas are a great dietary or supplement choice for people who want to keep their skin youthful looking. But did you know that they also may alleviate some chronic or ...
  • Your Anti-Inflammation Plan: Your Anti-Inflammation Plan:Safeguard Yourself Against Disease Inflammation lies at the root of many chronic conditions and diseases, including pain, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. While each of these ...
  • Keep Things Moving: Improve Your Circulation Keep Things Moving: Improve Your CirculationHow the Circulatory System Works Your cardiovascular system is an intricate network of roadways. These passages allow for the delivery of oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and blood cells as well as the ...
  • Drink Your Turmeric Drink Your TurmericExplore the health benefits and great taste of golden milk. Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric’s taken over the health headlines by storm. This bright golden spice, a staple in Indian cuisine, contains a ...
  • Remedies for Hemorrhoid Relief Remedies for Hemorrhoid ReliefRemedies to Help Heal Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids—swollen, sometimes bleeding veins in the anus—are nothing new. Ancient medical texts discuss them. Fortunately, we’ve moved past some of the old treatments—a hot poker and ...
  • Tomatoes and Apples Aid Ex-Smokers Tomatoes and Apples Aid Ex-SmokersFruit for Respiratory Rescue Former smokers who ate high amounts of fresh tomatoes, apples, and other fruits had better lung function compared to those who ate small amounts. The 10-year study ...
  • Nutrition for Racing Nutrition for Racing When it comes to running long distances, properly fueling your body can make all the difference — not just in your performance but ALSO in your ability to recover quickly ...
  • Heart Health Supplements Heart Health Supplements Like a road map, you have central arteries, secondary routes, and narrow, winding backroads. At the center of it all lies your heart, the capital city that pumps 2,000 gallons ...
  • B Corp: Business, Environment, and Society B Corp: Business, Environment, and Society Without knowing it, you may be buying goods from manufacturers who commit to being green and assisting their workers in moving from welfare to successful careers. The books you buy ...
  • Good to the Marrow Good to the Marrow In today’s world, where everything really, really old is chic again, Paleo enthusiasts don’t need to spend hours upon hours simmering bones to make bone broth. They can get their ...
  • Clear the Brain Fog Clear the Brain Fog You can’t concentrate, you feel fuzzy and disorganized, you have trouble coming up with the right words and phrases. That vague inability to think clearly is known as brain fog, ...
  • GMO Label Law Update GMO Label Law Update A recent poll showed that 90 percent of Americans want to know if their food has been genetically engineered. Legislation signed by President Barack Obama in 2016 mandated that the ...
  • Thinning Hair? Thinning Hair? Hair loss and thinning hair can affect both men and women as they age. It all comes down to testosterone levels. While up to a quarter of men see their hair ...
  • Beyond Carrots Beyond Carrots Want to keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp as you age? Nutrition plays a key role in preventing eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and dry ...
  • Aromatherapy May Ease Allergies Aromatherapy May Ease Allergies An aromatherapy blend significantly relieved allergy symptoms in a recent study. Patients were instructed to pour a mix of almond, sandalwood, frankincense, and ravensara oils onto a fragrance pad, sit ...
  • Understanding the Basics Understanding the Basics It’s easy to feel confused when you hear the terms: celiac disease, non-celiac wheat sensitivity, wheat allergy. What do they mean? What are the differences between them? A lot, it turns ...
  • Plant Foods Key to Bone Health Plant Foods Key to Bone Health Eating a diet high in vegetables, fruit, fish, and whole grains could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women. A recent study compared levels of inflammatory elements in the ...
  • Green & Lean Green & Lean When it comes to weight loss, diet and exercise remain the most effective methods. However, some dietary supplements can also lend a hand. Green tea is one of the safest, ...
  • Run for Your Life Run for Your Life Running is a great way to stay in shape and burn calories. It also can help you to feel great—provided you get off on the right foot. Have you ever wondered ...
  • Power Up! Power Up! Ever feel like you’re experiencing life in slow motion, plodding through the day low on energy and high on brain fog? No, you’re not a zombie on Valium—but you’re definitely ...
  • Ask the Herbalist: a Q&A with Maria Noël Groves Ask the Herbalist: a Q&A with Maria Noël GrovesQ. Who may benefit from everyday liver support? A. When herbalists strengthen the liver, we focus on the essential detoxifying function that it performs. Almost anyone would benefit from liver support.
  • 7 Ways to Combat Holiday Weight Gain 7 Ways to Combat Holiday Weight GainStaying in shape over the holidays is not as difficult as it sounds. Although the rich foods and extra leisure time can make slacking off tempting, having a plan will ...
  • Herb for Depression Herb for Depression Looking to ease mild depression? The herb St. John’s wort appears to reduce the production of cortisol (a stress hormone) and boost the action of neurotransmitters that help lighten mood. The ...
  • Fix Your Slow Metabolism Fix Your Slow MetabolismIf you’ve been scanning the Internet at night looking for weight-loss strategies, you might be sabotaging your efforts. New research shows that evening exposure to blue light—like the light from ...
  • Start a Walking Program Start a Walking Program Studies have shown that 15 minutes per day of brisk walking can add up to three years of life expectancy. “Sometimes the hardest part of working out is getting started,” ...
  • Water Works Water WorksWe all know water is good for us. In fact, it is us. As adults, we are 60 percent water; we rely on water to deliver nutrients through our bloodstream, ...
  • How to Fix Frizzy Summer Hair How to Fix Frizzy Summer HairAnti-Frizz Ideas Be gentle with your towel, and gently squeeze out excess water rather than rubbing hair. Use a wide-toothed comb on wet hair. Start combing hair from the tips rather than ...
  • Q&A On Celiac Concerns Q&A On Celiac Concerns Navigating through a sea of information can be tricky. This is especially true when it comes to celiac disease, where there seems to be a constant flow of new studies ...
  • Gluten-Free Skin Care: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You Gluten-Free Skin Care: What You Don't Know Could Hurt YouThe good news first: Science seems to indicate that gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin, which means that, in theory, many personal care products are safe to use, even ...
  • New sunscreen permits D production New sunscreen permits D productionSunscreen is important for limiting our exposure to ultraviolet radiation that can harm the skin both in the short term (sunburn) and long term (skin aging, skin cancer). But sunscreens ...
  • Create a Gluten-Free Kitchen Create a Gluten-Free KitchenAvoiding gluten isn’t just about monitoring what you eat. It’s also about making sure there are safe areas where you store, prepare, and eat food. You don’t need to renovate your ...
  • The Coconut Cure The Coconut CureFrom a metabolic perspective, coconut can do no wrong. It feeds the thyroid and is the only source of saturated fat that does not require bile to break it down ...
  • Meet Your Microbiome Meet Your MicrobiomeNext time you put a fork of food in your mouth, consider its effects on the trillions of beneficial bacteria that call your body home. These bacteria outnumber your human ...
  • Moo-ve Over, Milk! Moo-ve Over, Milk!Alternatives Abound Does someone in your family have dairy allergies or sensitivities? Are you trying to reduce or eliminate dairy products from your diet? Or are you just in the mood ...
  • Drink Your Greens Drink Your GreensWe all know fruit and vegetables are good for us. They help lower our risk for obesity, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Yet, according to the US Centers for ...
  • Digestive Enzymes Digestive EnzymesEnzymes are proteins that act as catalysts that speed the completion of natural chemical processes in the body. Our bodies produce enzymes, and we also obtain them from raw foods. After ...
  • Reduce Anxiety in Depression Reduce Anxiety in DepressionRubbing lavender cream onto the legs before bedtime significantly reduced anxiety, stress, and depression in pregnant women, according to a 2015 study. The women applied the cream for 10 to ...
  • Natural Remedies for Joint Pain Relief Natural Remedies for Joint Pain ReliefCreak, pop! One in five American adults experiences painful joints (mostly due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), and when sore joints from sports injuries, overuse, and strain associated with being ...
  • Go Nuts for Health! Go Nuts for Health!The more you hear about the dangers of a diet high in saturated fats (think red meat and full-fat dairy foods), the more you may think about changing your eating ...
  • Bone Up: Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong Bone Up: Keep Your Bones Healthy and StrongThey hold us up, they help us move around, they keep our organs safe, and they store important minerals. Bones: The human adult has 206 of them, from the penny-sized ...
  • Avoiding Plastics Avoiding PlasticsIn the classic film The Graduate, Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) gives young Benjamin Braddock (a 30-year-old Dustin Hoffman) one word of advice: “Plastics.” There’s a “great future” in the stuff, ...
  • What Are Prebiotics What Are PrebioticsProbiotics may be a media darling because of the role they play as active, live microorganisms that confer many health benefits, but they couldn’t do what they do without the ...
  • 10 Supplements for a Healthy Heart 10 Supplements for a Healthy HeartThis is what I say when people ask me, “Do I need nutritional supplements?”: “No. Nor do you need indoor plumbing and electricity.But why in the world would you choose ...
  • Adaptogens for Stress Relief Adaptogens for Stress ReliefStress takes such a toll on our lives that anything we can do to relieve it is worth considering. In the world of medicinal plants, adaptogens are stress-relieving superstars. These ...