Health

Breast Cancer Protection

As the leading cause of cancer in women, breast cancer awareness has become a national movement. October is the only time of the year you will find grown men wearing pink T-shirts or pink bands proclaiming “I Love Breasts” around their wrists. Countless numbers of individuals and non-profit organizations, including the well-known Susan G. Komen …

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Calorie Restriction and Intermittent Fasting

If we’re fortunate, we grow older, but how we age—according to research—is within our realm of control. Calorie Restriction, or CR, is one way researchers are looking to re-imagine human longevity. In the anti-aging research world, there is a history of studies that point toward CR as a relevant part of an effective way to …

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Detoxify Indoor Air With Houseplants

Indoor air quality is a top public health concern according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Toxic air often fills our homes and offices, thanks to ubiquitous vinyl flooring, carpeting, and wood finishes. Then there are air fresheners, paint, and upholstery. All the above contain toxic chemicals or are made from them entirely. Even common …

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Stress or Adaptogens?

When we look at stress in relationship to other lifestyle issues such as diet and exercise, stress will always be the trump card. Our genes are not designed for a fast-paced, modern lifestyle. They are used to and require longer periods of recovery. This allows us a chance to “reset,” helping us adapt to our …

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The Truth About Cholesterol

Most of the information you have been told about cholesterol just isn’t true. This faulty belief system was started by a man named Ancil Keys who said that coronary heart disease was caused by the intake of animal fats and the “harmful” cholesterol they contained. Call it a perfect storm if you want, but the …

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Whey Protein Powders

Protein powders have become popular as meal replacements and as supplements for building muscle quickly. But what’s really in them? Highly processed whey, usually. Added sugar, very often. Artificial flavors, almost always. After all, who wants to drink a glass of yummy whey all by itself? Maybe that one guy who sometimes indulges in a …

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The Amazing Benefits of Chia Seeds

CHIA SEED PUDDING Ingredients: 1 cup dry chia seeds 3 ½ cups fresh coconut, almond or hemp seed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 2 fresh vanilla beans, scraped ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of Himalayan crystal salt or Celtic sea salt ¼ cup dried goji berries ¼ cup fresh blueberries Preparation: In a mixing …

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