Easing IBS

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Imagine sitting down to a romantic dinner when your stomach suddenly starts to churn. Or picture being stuck in a business meeting when all you can think about is the next bathroom break. Welcome to life with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS affects about 35 million Americans and ranks only second to the common cold for lost productivity at …

Cataract Prevention

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What’s your impression of cataracts? If you assume that they are an inevitable part of aging, it’s time to see cataracts in a different light. Thankfully, there are choices you can make right now to provide a better vision for the future. A Closer Look at Cataracts Cataracts usually develop over many years. They begin because of oxidation, the process …

Protect and Pamper Winter Skin

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It’s no secret that the winter months can wreak serious havoc on your skin. Brisk winds, frigid temps, and dry air all take a toll on your skin’s normal moisture levels and elasticity. (And you thought there was nothing good about humidity!) If you notice that your skin seems extra taut, itchy, and a bit lackluster this time of year, …

Need More Energy?

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Life is demanding. If you feel overworked, overscheduled, or just plain overwhelmed, you’re in good company. Americans pride themselves on being busy. They work tirelessly and skimp on sleep to manage their careers, provide for their children, and care for their aging parents. They turn to unhealthy energy drinks and sugary treats to give them the boost they need to …

Optimize Your Workout

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You’ve stuck with your workouts—and you’re feeling and seeing the difference! But maybe, just maybe, you want to take it to the next level. These five fitness-boosting supplements can help you achieve your goals! Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are made up of three amino acids—leucine, isoleucine, and valine—that are used directly by your muscles as energy during exercise. But BCAAs …

Elemental Beauty

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Let’s face it, minerals can make you gorgeous. From ancient tribes painting their faces for religious ceremonies to Cleopatra’s iconic eyes, humans have been decorating themselves with minerals for time immemorial. Today, mineral-based cosmetics are more popular than ever as women move toward healthier, less toxic beauty. And both large and small cosmetic companies are cashing in on this growing …

Picking the Perfect Produce

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We as consumers hear a lot about buying organic fruits and veggies these days. But is organic really better? The answer is a resounding yes!  Not only does organic produce tend to taste better, it’s better for our bodies and the environment as well. In order for a food to be deemed “organic,” the USDA set standards for organic agricultural …

Time-Saving, Ease-Making Kitchen Gadgets

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The advantages of eating healthy whole foods are well-known—and compelling. If it were easier, wouldn’t more of us be eating our minimum five servings of fruits and veggies each day? Unfortunately, we often fall short on our good intentions due to the reality of too-busy lifestyles brimming over with responsibilities and diversions that cut down on the actual time we …

Loaded Carries

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Strength and Stamina to Seize the Day I’m willing to bet that there isn’t a day that goes by without you picking up something heavy and carrying it to another location. Whether you are a mom carrying your baby, an executive carrying a briefcase, or a grocery clerk carrying boxes, carries are done daily by almost all of us. And …