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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New research suggests we don’t need to workout regularly or suffer extreme measures to maintain cardiovascular and overall health. In fact, with all of the stress that workouts can place on the body, it’s becoming evident that strenuous exercise can speed up the aging process. Find out how to stay in shape without "exercising."
The culprit? Grilled meat. Luckily though, science is demonstrating how to avoid the risks of enjoying a great BBQ, simply by spicing things up - so you can have your (grass-fed) steak and eat it too!
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With Greek yogurt, this delicious potato salad is much healthier, and just as tasty, as the classic BBQ favorite.
Is hair loss a normal part of aging? Not necessarily. Find out what you can do to protect your hair -- and your vitality as well.
The top foods to boost healthy hair.
Try this hearty salad as a main dish, or bring it along as a favorite side to your next picnic.
Over the course of evolution, humans and bacteria have developed a close, symbiotic relationship. Internal flora -- our microbiota -- perform numerous tasks that affect digestion, immunity, metabolism, even mental health. Life would be quite difficult, perhaps impossible, without them -- and research continues to uncover their remarkable, far-reaching benefits.
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Get your probiotics with this delicious homemade sauerkraut recipe, from Nourished Kitchen.
Meet Mr. Amazing. Three days a week, he walks 5 miles on the beach and works out for 45 minutes. He can do 10 pull-ups and leg press 185 pounds. He spends a good deal of time traveling, volunteering with conservation groups, and working on home improvement projects. Mr. Amazing will be seventy-five next year. How many people of any age do you know who can do ten pull-ups? How does this “elderly” man have more energy for life than his children and grandchildren?
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Try this mouth-watering asparagus, basil and avocado salad - the perfect addition to a summer picnic or party
We’ve all heard it before: “Just think positively -- everything will work out.” But does consciousness really affect the world around us, including our physical state? Can we make tangible changes to reality simply by focusing our thoughts and emotions? Science is now telling us that the answer is yes.
Tips for eliminating unhelpful thinking styles and boosting positive energy.
Boost energy and get happy with this nutrient packed green smoothie.
Summer is almost here! With endless outdoor activities to enjoy, this season can be the one of the most rewarding -- and we want to make the best of it. But as we increase our appetite for adventure, we also raise a few minor -- and major -- health risks. Here are some common summer health issues to look out for this coming season, along with simple solutions to help protect the whole family.
Stay hydrated with this DIY sports drink.
Stay healthy with these top travel tips, so you can enjoy your well-deserved vacation to the fullest!
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Get your energy and endurance up with these delicious crackers from Oh She Glows.
We know there are a number of factors that contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. A high sugar diet, lack of exercise and other lifestyle factors are often involved. Genetics can play a role as well. But there's another factor emerging as a possible culprit: environmental toxins.
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Cleanse and rejuvenate with this delicious papaya herb salad from Frugivore.
Sometimes we eat a good meal but don’t get up from the table feeling satisfied. We’ve eaten enough, but our bodies keep telling us to eat again, eat more, and overindulge. This message can be difficult to resist and most likely, sooner or later, we will find ourselves rooting through the refrigerator for that “perfect” food to calm those cravings
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Stay satisfied with these nutrient-dense, fiber-rich breakfast cookies.
We’ve all been there. Whether we spent hours doing “gardening squats”, went a little too far on our morning jog, or pushed it to the limit on the new elliptical machine, we’ve all experienced the resulting muscle and joint stiffness afterwards. And sometimes it can last for days. Luckily, there are things we can do to alleviate this normal discomfort.
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Create your own soothing balm for sore, achy muscles, with this DIY recipe.
Recent reports suggest that many commercial sunscreens pose a risk to health. Luckily there are safer alternatives offering topical protection. But did you know you can also prevent sunburns with specific nutrients and foods?
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Boost your antioxidant intake with this delicious green juice recipe from The Green Zucchini.
Lyme disease is on the rise, yet many people don't treat the condition until it reaches chronic stages. In this article, ecoNugenics founder and formulator Dr. Isaac Eliaz discusses integrative approaches for treating Lyme, and offers suggestions for staying "tick smart."
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Support spring health with a delicious gluten-free tabbouleh recipe, from Garden Therapy.
We're beginning to understand why many people have a harder time dealing with toxin exposure. Their natural detoxification mechanisms may be slowed down due to what’s known as a “methylation defect.” Read more about how to optimize your natural detox capacity.
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It is no coincidence that Mother's Day comes at just this time of year. The archetype of motherhood is the source of all life -- the most primary and primal connection that marks the beginning of our individual existence. This season ushers in a real opportunity to get in touch with the life force flowing within us, and to feel a deep sense of gratitude for our own life.
Treat Mom to a delicious, gorgeous and healthy breakfast-in-bed this Mother's Day! From our friends at The Chalkboard Magazine.
For generations, medical professionals and researchers asserted that once your brain and nervous system are developed, you can’t re-grow lost neurons or repair damaged ones. This meant that once the destruction is done – be it from injury, aging, neurological disease, heavy metals or other neurotoxins, chronic stress, or other factors -- there’s no way to repair it. However, new research is turning this idea on its head.
Are you keeping your brain healthy?