Break the Fast!

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It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether that’s actually true may be up for debate, but these delectably healthy recipes will definitely elevate breakfast to your favorite meal of the day!   Shakshuka This twist on the classic North African and Middle Eastern dish can be eaten for breakfast or served as breakfast …

Decode Your Supplements

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Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best – decoding them – can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three widely used and important supplemental ingredients.     Vitamin: Choline What it is: Choline is a vitamin that works closely with B vitamins in the body. Where it …

5 Ways to Detox Your Life

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If you’re feeling nauseous, sluggish, and foggy, you may be dealing with toxin overload. During the holidays, your exposure to toxins can increase dramatically thanks to special holiday food, festive cocktails, and spending more time in crowded environments such as parties, malls, and airports. Unfortunately, toxin exposure doesn’t start or end with the holidays. You come into contact with harmful …

Antioxidants You Need Now

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Antioxidants. It’s a word often thrown around in health circles, but do you really know what an antioxidant is and what it does? In a nutshell, an antioxidant is a molecule that can neutralize harmful atoms called free radicals that can lead to oxidative stress and damage cells. Over time, high levels of free radicals can contribute to illness and …

Finally, a Solution for Tinnitus

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If you’ve ever experienced an unexpected ringing, swooshing, buzzing, or pulsating sensation in your ears when there’s no actual sound present, tinnitus could be to blame. This uncomfortable—and often downright annoying—symptom is a signal that something in your auditory system (which includes your outer, inner, and middle ear) is slightly off kilter. Affecting about 15-20 percent of adults, tinnitus is …

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Weighing the Benefits of Deep Pressure Stimulation Who doesn’t find comfort snuggled up in a soft, cozy blanket from time to time? Touted to be beneficial for everything from anxiety to autism, weighted blankets have been used by mental health professionals for years for their perceived health benefits. By evenly distributing a comfortable amount of weight across the body, weighted …

Are You Suffering from Inflammaging?

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Ah, the signs of aging—wrinkles, vision changes, and those frequent aches and pains. But there’s another sign you’re getting older—chronic inflammation. And, although you can’t see or feel it, this low-grade inflammation speeds the aging process. And it’s a phenomenon that occurs in most people as they grow older. Researchers are finding that this type of chronic inflammation—known as inflammaging—isn’t …

Is Propolis a Brain Booster?

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The Study Abstract: Asama T, Hiraoka T, Ohkuma A, Okumura N, Yamaki A, Urakami K. Cognitive Improvement and Safety Assessment of a Dietary Supplement Containing Propolis Extract in Elderly Japanese: A Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Double-Blind Human Clinical Study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 Feb 24;2021:6664217. Objectives. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of propolis on cognitive function in …

Pilates on the Mat

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At first glance, all of the straps, springs, and sliders that make up the reformer devices found in most Pilates studios might look a bit like medieval torture. In reality, it’s actually one of the pieces of exercise equipment developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. Reformers were designed to create a low-impact workout that increases core strength, stability, balance, …

Relieve Low Back Pain, Naturally!

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When that first twinge arises at the base of your spine, you know that a bout with low back pain isn’t far off. When it does hit, every little movement hurts—and staying still can feel even worse. If you’re like most people, you probably find yourself reaching for over-the-counter or prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to ease the pain. Yet, …