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Yes, diet is a four-letter word, but then so is food. So, what’s hot right now and what’s working? Here’s a brief overview of the top-tier diets. Ketogenic Diet Here’s a way of eating that has gained so much popularity, it’s known among its followers as simply “keto.” Here are the basic tenants: Eat mostly healthy fats—up to 75 percent …

Supplement Savvy—a Vet’s Perspective

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You’re probably a fan of supplements and the difference they make in your life. But what about supplements for your dog? These three tips will help you cut through the clutter when it comes to supplements for your pet. Tip One: Holistic Vets Receive More Supplement Education. Like many medical doctors, not all veterinarians receive training on the benefits that natural …

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What’s buzzy in the world of natural health   Monk Fruit Has a Moment As the ketogenic diet continues to rise in popularity among Americans, more people are adding sugar to their “forbidden foods” lists. But for those keto followers with an insatiable sweet tooth, safe, natural sweeteners are in high demand. While stevia and xylitol have been hogging the …

Eat. Real. Food.

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Take a wander through your local supermarket. Likely you’ll see carts filled with processed foods oozing with unpronounceable chemicals, additives, GMOs, and preservatives. From cereals to sodas, the All-American Diet is overflowing with nutritionally bankrupt faux foods that may taste good, but are certainly not doing your health any favors. Thankfully, there’s a movement sweeping across the country that embraces …

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5 summer-smart strategies to keep your pet safe As we head into the “dog days of summer,” it’s important to remember that the choices you make for your dog can have a significant impact on his or her well-being and comfort level. Here are five summertime specifics that can keep your pup safe and cool all season long. 1) Other …

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What’s buzzy in the world of natural health   You Put What Where? A group called the Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program has proposed a Best Practices Standard Operating Procedure for the Disposal/Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles. Confused? In a nutshell, all this tongue-twisting verbiage means is that these folks are trying to enhance the quality of dietary supplement ingredients. It’s …

The Secret to Summer Injury Care

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Natural ways to ease the ouch Summer is a great time to explore the great outdoors. But it’s also the season when you’re more prone to accidents and injury. Check out these all-natural remedies to help you have the best summer ever! Here’s what we think summer will be like… Idyllic hikes in the mountains, canoeing down frothy rivers, or …

Cooking Oil Confidential

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The best and worst oils for good health Back in the 1960s and 70s, choosing a cooking oil typically meant grabbing one of a handful of “vegetable oils” off the grocery store shelf. While no one was really sure what vegetables the oil was made from, when you needed to brown some chicken or sauté pasta primavera-worthy veggies, it definitely …

Magnificent Magnesium

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It’s tough to overestimate just how much we need magnesium. In fact, this important mineral plays a key role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. But there’s a good chance you’re not getting enough magnesium from your diet alone—and that makes supplementation essential. Fast Facts Up to 80 percent of the population may be magnesium deficient. This critical …