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.
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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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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
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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