When we hear the term “good metabolism” in social situations, it's usually about somebody who seems to be able to eat and eat -- without gaining weight. But metabolic health entails much more than this. Although it’s true that your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body burns calories, your metabolism has more to do with health than just your weight.
Foods that can help increase your metabolism.
Serves 4 Ingredients 1 large bunch tall dandelion greens 2 tablespoons champagne or white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 anchovy filet pinch salt and pepper 1/3 cup extra…Read more
All life has something in common -- cells. They are amazingly complex, performing countless specialized functions. When cellular systems are working correctly, they inspire awe in even the most seasoned scientists. But when they go wrong, any number of issues can result.
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Ingredients For the dressing: 1/3 cup grapeseed oil 1/2 cup lemon juice, fresh 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup,…Read more
With cold and flu season around the corner, it's more important than ever to make sure your immune system is primed and ready to support optimal vitality. And a healthy diet packed with immune-friendly foods is one of the best ways to do just that.
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Ingredients 8 pieces of chicken (thighs, wings and drumsticks work best) 3 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon molasses 4 garlic cloves, grated with a microplane or grated…Read more
While conventional medical and mental health establishments don’t generally recognize brain fog as a condition, it's actually a surprisingly common issue that affects people of all ages. Here are five simple ways to combat brain fog and stay sharp.
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Try this delicious and easy salmon recipe from The Healthy Apple!
Most of us have supplements and vitamins that we take every day to support our own health and wellbeing. Did you know that some of the supplements you already use can also benefit your furry friends? We want to support their health in any way we can. Here are a couple ways you might not have thought of.
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Ingredients 1 large banana, frozen 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, without salt or sugar added 2 tablespoons honey 17.6 ounce container plain Greek nonfat yogurt Plastic dog bones or sturdy…Read more
Make no mistake: We need our energy! But over-caffeinated, over-sweetened beverages aren’t good for health, or for vitality. Relying on these crash-and-burn stimulants seems to be the norm today, but related health consequences, like heart trouble, adrenal burn out, immune suppression and stress are skyrocketing. Learn about healthy ways to boost energy, sustainably.
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Keep your energy going with these tasty vegan and gluten-free treats from the Healthy Apple
Who would have thought so many amazing health benefits would have come from a citrus fruit! PectaSol-C Modified Citrus Pectin has become a leading natural supplement for supporting long-term wellness*. Health care professionals and health-minded individuals continue to find the benefits of using the only patented formula of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) to support cellular health, healthy galectin-3 levels, immune function and detoxification*.
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This is easy stir-fry includes two of our favorite Indian spices: curry and turmeric.
Even though tooth loss seems like a fact of aging, it’s not. You can keep every tooth in your mouth for the rest of your life – as long as you take proper care of them. For most of us, that means more than just brushing and flossing – we also need a healthy diet and targeted supplements. The good news is this: Supporting oral health with integrative approaches can have a significant impact on overall wellness, particularly in the areas of cellular and cardiovascular health.
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Recipe from Family Sponge. Ingredients 6 tbsp coconut oil 6 tbsp baking soda 25 drops essential oil (whatever you prefer) 1 tsp stevia, to taste. Directions Mix all ingredients together…Read more
It’s clear from the ever-growing body of research that toxins in our environments and bodies can impact numerous areas of health. Neurological, metabolic, cellular, cardiovascular health and more can all be affected by exposure to toxins. But there are things we can do about it.
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This delicious recipe is from The Healthy Apple. Ingredients 1 cup (240ml) coconut water or water 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 3 limes, peeled and quartered 1 cup (25g)…Read more
Are you satisfied with your sleep? Truly regenerating sleep means greater immune power, more energy and vitality, better brain function and much more. And research is showing that certain foods may help us achieve more restful sleep.
Getting in bed with technology: How your gadgets are keeping you awake.
Vitamin B6 is important for producing melatonin, our master sleep hormone. Chickpeas, the main ingredient in this hummus, are a good source of B6. Combined with basil, a mild relaxer, this recipe makes a nice sleep enhancing snack.
Are organic foods more nutritious than conventional? A controversial Stanford study claimed that organic foods provide no added nutritional value. Needless to say, the study generated a great deal of uncertainty. People were confused about whether organics are worth the extra time, effort and of course, higher costs. It’s a valid question, so let’s try to sort these issues out.
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Tame your cravings with these delicious raw, gluten-free treats!
Get the skinny on fats for health -- including certain food combinations shown to create a healthier kind of fat for cardiovascular, cellular and overall health.
Recipe and image from The Healthy Apple. Ingredients 1 (1.5 lb.) butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for coating baking…Read more
Kids love iPads and cell phones. They’re bright, easy to use, tactile and fun. But there’s a question that’s beginning to dawn as more research is being conducted: How safe are they - for kids and adults?
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This beautiful recipe and photograph are courtesy of The Healthy Apple. Read more and see additional images here. Ingredients 1 bundle fresh asparagus, cut into ½ inch pieces and ends trimmed…Read more
Muscle tension has become more than a common health complaint – it’s practically a fixture of our modern lives. And there are many possible contributing factors. Luckily, there are also a number of natural approaches to increase muscle flexibility and reduce tension, while supporting other areas of health in the process.
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With anti-inflammatory rosemary, these protein-rich crackers from The Healthy Apple are a delicious post-work out, afternoon snack.
The long, hot days of summer can offer ample opportunities for outdoor adventure and heightened physical activity. Just make sure you’re supporting your health against the increased toxin exposure. Even lead poisoning had been dubbed, "the summer disease."
Your guide to the freshest foods of summer.
This cooling dip featuring basil, avocado and probiotic-rich yogurt is so tasty, we could eat it on it's own!
Researchers recently demonstrated the remarkable brain-protecting benefits offered by two common berries, showing they help clear accumulated toxins from the brain. They were also shown to offer important protection against radiation damage. These results add to the growing body of data demonstrating that favorite berries from our backyards, and around the world, deliver powerful health benefits.
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Try this berry-filled, vegan "cheesecake" for a special holiday treat, from our friends at The Chalkboard.
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Ingredients 8 - 10 ounces filtered water 1 bag green tea 1 - 2 tablespoons chia seeds (depending on desired thickness) Preparation Bring water to a boil. Steep tea for…Read more