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What Is a Fast?

What Is a Fast?

Fasting is a great way to energize the body and mind and to tune it in for the changing seasons. With spring’s longer days and longer to-do lists around the corner, I could use a push-and-a-shove and would happily fall face first into a pile of motivation. Fasting is that push-and-a-shove and what follows is a period of increased motivation. Before getting into the core and science of what fasting... »

The Terrible Truth About White Bread

The Terrible Truth About White Bread

In theory, bread should be a healthy, whole-grain food. But the process that transforms healthy whole grains into the white bread found on most grocery store shelves destroys their nutrients and adds a variety of dangerous chemicals. The Terrible Truth About White Bread Most breads are produced from flour; they are not natural forms of whole-grain wheat. They require yeast cells to expand them wit... »

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births

Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according to a new study. The study authors said this positive trend occurred within one year of smoke-free policies being put into effect. They added that their findings show smoking bans have si... »

Why Squatting Is So Important (plus Tips on How to Do It Right)

Why Squatting Is So Important (plus Tips on How to Do It Right)

Just as we should eat the foods our bodies were designed to eat, we should move our bodies the way they were meant to move and impose the stressors they were meant to bear. That means squatting, and squatting often. Our hips flex, knees bend, and ankles dorsiflex so that we can rest comfortably in a squat position. Okay, but isn’t the squat a bit outdated? Why not just use a chair? You’ve probably... »

How to use dry shampoo (and why it works)

How to use dry shampoo (and why it works)

Since I’ve been on the time-saving, cheaper, and easier no-poo (that’s the cute name for those of us who are skipping or minimizing shampooing our hair in case you haven’t heard the term before) voyage for about 8 months now, I have noticed the results. My hair feels thicker, breaks less at the ends, is easier to style, and is definitely glossier. All those natural oils are doing... »

Cholesterol Levels May Spike During Winter Months

Cholesterol Levels May Spike During Winter Months

Here’s something that’s sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months. The research, which included 2.8 million adults, brings to stark light the potential effects of comfort food and bad weather on a person’... »

Herb Pastes – beyond delicious

Herb Pastes – beyond delicious

When you think of pesto, it is usually the flavor that comes to mind.  Maybe after that, you think about how easy it is to whip up a last minute meal without heating up the kitchen in the summer.  We mostly think about Basil, but many other herbs can be used.  Rarely do most of us think about the immense health benefits derived from these herb pastes, but we really should.  It can go on pasta, you... »

Heinz’s ‘All Natural’ Product Claims are ‘False, Deceptive, Misleading and Unfair’ Says Lawsuit

Heinz’s ‘All Natural’ Product Claims are ‘False, Deceptive, Misleading and Unfair’ Says Lawsuit

Heinz is the latest manufacturer targeted in a false advertising lawsuit over claims that it misrepresented a product as “all natural” when it actually contained genetically modified ingredients. The complaint, filed in California earlier this week, alleges that the best-selling ketchup brand’s Distilled White Vinegar is not a natural product, despite being marketed that way. According to FoodNavi... »

Dark Chocolate’s Magic Anti-Inflammatory Powers Finally Revealed

Dark Chocolate’s Magic Anti-Inflammatory Powers Finally Revealed

The precise reason there are health benefits of dark chocolate appears to have finally been discovered. In recent years, chocolate’s high level of antioxidants has qualified it as a bonafide health food. But it’s also been implicated in cardiovascular health for reasons that weren’t exactly clear until recently. The Los Angeles Times reports that researchers at a meeting of the American Chemical S... »

New Study Finds Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

New Study Finds Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

Getting more than an hour of physical activity each day can reduce women’s risk for breast cancer, new research suggests. Although the type of tumor a woman has affects how much exercise could help, a new review of 37 studies found regular physical activity is beneficial for women of all ages and sizes. “These are all the studies looking at the relationship between physical exercise an... »

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