Combat Indoor Air Pollution

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If you’re like most Americans, you spend up to 90 percent of your time indoors. And whether you’re at work, school, or home, that’s a problem. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. Research shows that this constant exposure to pollutants puts you at a greater risk …

Canine Piddle Problems

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Pet parents agree. After a dog’s potty training is complete, dealing with puddles, wet spots, and other piddle problems is discouraging. The first step to addressing the problem is to determine if the urinary incontinence is due to a weak bladder sphincter—also known as weak bladder muscle tone—or a different issue. While the reasons for unwanted accidents are many, understanding …

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Tracking Stress for Better Health Move over Fitbits and smartwatches! Stress trackers—the latest in wearable health-and-fitness technology—are having a moment. Stress has a tremendous impact on your overall well-being, with unhealthy levels of stress-induced hormones like adrenaline and cortisol often leading to illness and chronic disease. Stress trackers to the rescue! These smart devices can monitor your body’s physiological stress …

The Surprising Benefits of Weight Lifting

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Trendy workouts come and go, but pumping iron remains the most reliable way to achieve overall fitness. It’s little wonder since weight lifting boasts so many benefits, including increasing muscle strength, boosting bone density and cardiovascular health, improving cognition and mood, reducing the risk of sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss), fostering functional fitness, and, of course, supporting weight loss. Overall, weight …

Living an Anti-Inflammatory Life

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For all its benefit fighting off an infection or healing an injury, inflammation also has a dark side. Problems arise when this helpful physiological process doesn’t know when to quit. The result is chronic low-level inflammation throughout the body that not only increases the risk of a myriad of diseases but also accelerates aging. While a diet high in anti-inflammatory …

The Secret Cause of Inflammation

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Inflammation has gotten a bad rap in the media amid a growing number of studies linking it to a wide range of conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and even some forms of cancer. But the truth is, inflammation is actually one of the good guys that’s designed to help heal the body. For instance, …

Eat to Defeat Inflammation

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Supplements like curcumin, French grape seed extract, and andrographis are powerful additions to your anti-inflammatory efforts. But unless you pair them with an anti-inflammatory diet, you won’t truly quench the low-level inflammation that contributes to so many diseases. An increasing number of studies show that inflammation makes you more vulnerable to insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. But a …

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Your Food You’re probably familiar with upcycling projects where, instead of throwing something away, you give it a DIY upgrade, creating something prettier and more functional. People love this type of recycling because it helps reduce waste and allows creativity to shine as something old is given a new use. The latest trend in upcycling involves food! …

Prevent and Heal Canine Ear Infections

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Do you know the signs of a dog experiencing an ear infection? There are multiple indications to alert you to your best friend’s ear discomfort and pain. Is your dog excessively shaking its head? Or is there redness on the ear flap? Do you notice your pup scratching and digging at its ear? Take a closer look—do you see a …

The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Foods for Maximum Results

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Just like your car, your body needs high-quality fuel to function properly. And that’s especially true during a workout. Finding what works best for you is a result of both science-based nutritional guidance and trial and error, as everybody’s gut is different. Eating a well-balanced meal of complex carbs (fruits, vegetables, or root veggies) and lean protein (grass-fed beef, pastured …