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Eggs – Villain or Hero?

Eggs have long been caught in the crossfire of controversy. Some doctors and even nutritionists say you should avoid them. But just as passionately, other healthcare professionals tout their incredible health benefits. So if you’re wondering what the real deal is when it comes to including eggs in your diet, we’ve got you covered. Keep …

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3 Incredible Benefits of Full-Fat Dairy

It’s no secret that the topic of dairy consumption is a source of confusion for many people. Is milk actually good for you? Is low-fat better? Or should you consume full-fat dairy instead? And what about raw milk? The debate can get heated and divisive. But not everything you read about the ills of full-fat …

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3 Signs & Tips to Help You Have Stronger, Healthier Nails

The beauty industry is full of suggestions on improving every aspect of your appearance – the way your skin looks, the silky texture or color of your hair, and your nails. But the truth is – there's more to your nails than you think. The actual appearance of your nails can give you insight into …

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Your Simple Guide to Cooking up Delicious Soups This Winter

When it’s cold outside, nothing warms you up quite like a delicious bowl of soup. Whether it's a hearty chowder, a bowl of stew, or a freshly-made bowl of bone broth, soups are a must-have to get you through these winter months. But before you reach for a shelf-stable premade can of soup, check out …

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How to Help Your Lungs Breathe Easy This Season

There’s nothing like filling your lungs with a big gulp of fresh air. But for many, breathing easy doesn’t come so, well, easily – especially during springtime. Pollen, mold, and the changing weather create the perfect storm for poor air quality. And if you have environmental allergies or breathing conditions, like asthma, it can be …

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4 Plants Your Garden Can’t Live Without

Before you know it, winter’s gloom will melt away, and the warmth of the springtime sun will be back in its full glory. If you’re itching to get a head start on the beautiful new beginnings that happen with the onset of spring, there’s no better way than to begin planning for a garden.  Gardening …

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Green Tea – The Miracle Worker

As the single most consumed beverage in the world behind water, all teas, except for herbal teas, are brewed from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. The oxidation level of the leaves then determines the actual type of tea. Green tea is one of the most nutritious and health-promoting teas made from unoxidized leaves. It …

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Fiber and Gut Bacteria – Underrated Besties

Your digestive tract is home to a thriving community of bacteria numbering in the trillions. (significantly more than the number of cells in the body!) Their health impact is remarkable, influencing the way we think, how we feel, our quality of sleep, and a myriad of health conditions. It seems as though Hippocrates was right …

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6 Key Nutrients Every Child Needs

They say being a parent is a full-time job, but in reality, it feels like it should be equivalent to TWO full-time jobs! When it comes to the health of your kids, you want to do everything possible to make sure they grow up strong and healthy.  Unfortunately, many of the standard recommendations, like having …

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The Dark Side of Peanut Butter

Most of us love spreading peanut, almond, or cashew butter on our favorite foods. The sad truth is that not all nut and seed butter is created equal, especially peanut butter. There’s a dark and dirty little secret you might want to know about America’s favorite sandwich spread. Let’s start with the basics. Peanuts are …

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Simple Plate of Food

The Food Pyramid was first introduced in 1992 and was touted as being the guideline for a perfectly balanced diet. But unfortunately, this perspective was jaded by the greed and power of the food industry giants who had much to gain from guiding people toward consuming processed and refined foods. Nearly 20 years later, the …

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