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.
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Boost brain power with this super-food packed pesto recipe, from Brain HQ.
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) —even the name sounds creepy. More independent studies must be done to understand the long-term impacts of GMOs. In the meantime, there are ways to support health, despite their widespread prevalence.
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This recipe and image come from Two Peas & Their Pod Ingredients 1 bunch kale, stalks removed and discarded, leaves chopped 1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon orange zest…Read more
We’re hearing more and more about the importance of good sleep countless areas of health including cellular and metabolic function, cardiovascular health, immunity and more. But we’re also learning what quality sleep really means. Essentially, sleep by itself is not enough.
15 yoga poses to help improve sleep.
Creamy and crunchy, this salad will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied.
When we hear the term “good metabolism” in social situations, it is often 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.
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Warmer weather means the abundance of spring and summer vegetables like squash and zucchini. This vegetable tian is the perfect way to bring them all together.
A gentle, seasonal spring cleanse offers numerous health benefits, but as with any new program, it’s important start slowly and go easy on yourself. One common issue with many detox protocols is that they promise a “quick fix” using harsh ingredients that can send the body into a “detox crisis” with difficult reactions like headaches, digestive issues, lethargy, brain fog and more. However, there are easier, more comfortable and safer ways to remove toxins from the body and avoid unpleasant detox reactions
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A zucchini crust that smells and tastes like regular pizza, but healthier!
Spring is finally here, but for those with seasonal allergies, it’s hardly a time to celebrate. Pollen counts are packing yet another serious punch this year, causing people who suffer from allergies to endure itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, stuffiness and other uncomfortable symptoms. While over-the-counter anti-histamines and other anti-allergy drugs can provide some relief, they often come with side effects like drowsiness and brain fog.
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Ingredients 1 cup blueberries 1 cup blackberries 1 cup raspberries 1½ cups chopped pineapple ½ cup almond milk Honey to taste Directions Place pineapple, berries and almond milk into blender…Read more
Do you find yourself struggling to cope with ever-increasing amounts of stress? Do you have healthy tools available to help you relax and let go of ongoing tension and anxiety? Do you feel like your patience and inner calm is slowly eroding away? In today’s world, healthy solutions stress are more important than ever.
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Spaghetti squash is a great gluten-free alternative to pasta and makes the perfect base to build great flavors. This Southwest spin takes it to a whole new level.
A number of workouts and health practices gaining in popularity these days, such as yoga and Tai Chi, are dubbed “mind-body exercises.” But what does that mean exactly?
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These spring inspired stuffed peppers combine brown rice, seasonal vegetables and feta cheese for a delicious meatless meal.
While it may not be the latest health movement, the raw food diet is one that continues to gain followers seeking to jump-start their health, beauty, detox and weight loss regimens. But how healthy is a raw food diet?
Are you in need of a quick, healthy lunch idea? These raw food wraps from Rawmazing are easy to make and include the added benefit of the super-spice turmeric.
Find out the best vegetables to grow in your garden all year-round.
The foods on your plate can be an important part of your spring detox program. With the right diet and supportive detox supplements, a brighter, cleaner, more vibrant you can shine this year.
This fruity spinach smoothie is the perfect boost for Spring health!
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The renewed energetic awakenings of spring make this a great time to prepare our minds, bodies and environments for the brightening season ahead. It’s a perfect opportunity for a spring cleanse and the creation of a more vibrant, balanced sense of well-being.
(makes 2 servings) Ingredients 16oz water 1 tea bag of dandelion root tea 2 medium sized beets 2 large carrots 1 lemon 1 inch ginger root Preparation Brew dandelion tea and chill…Read more
Find out how having a plant can benefit your home or office life!
It’s estimated that one in seven Americans experience some degree of seasonal allergies, triggered most often in the early spring when budding plants fill the air with pollen and other particulates. Luckily, there are a number of natural solutions to help address such seasonal discomforts.
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