Fitness for Fido

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You know that exercise is important for you. But, what about for your beloved dog? Once they are past the wiggly, rambunctious stage of puppyhood, do you think they can live a thriving life by becoming a couch potato pup? Of course not! Exercise is important for every dog, at every age. Start Right Away You may assume that puppies …

Springtime Smoothies

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Smoothies are a deliciously easy way to add more fruits and veggies to your day. Bursting with nutrients, they can be a healthy grab-and-go breakfast, a convenient post workout shake, or even a tasty midday snack. Plus, whether you’re looking for a fruit-filled smoothie, a green drink, or a protein shake, the following smoothies provide a convenient way to support …

Anxiety Relief with a Specialized Echinacea Extract

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The Study Abstract: Double-blind, placebo controlled trial of the anxiolytic effects of a standardized Echinacea extract. Earlier studies suggested that a specific Echinacea preparation might decrease anxiety. To further study the issue, we performed a double blind, placebo controlled trial with a standardized Echinacea angustifolia root extract. Participants were volunteers scoring above 45 points on the state or on the …

Protect Your Prostate

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If you’re like most men, you never think about your prostate. Once there’s a prostate problem, though, this usually forgotten gland demands attention around the clock. An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) will keep you running to the bathroom day and night, causing constant discomfort. Prostate cancer can cause symptoms similar to BPH. It can also cause pain …

DIY Home Workouts

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Think you need a gym to get an effective workout? Think again! With just a mat and a towel, you can get a full head-to-toe workout from the comfort of your own home. The secret is to focus on using your own bodyweight to provide the resistance you need to build strength, balance, and coordination. Bonus? You can work out …

Better Baking

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Once considered trendy, grain- and gluten-free food has officially moved into the truly healthy column. And while you can now find an array of gluten-free baked goods in most supermarkets, they are often crazy expensive and, like their conventional counterparts, lack that special homemade je ne sais quoi. But thanks to a wide variety of alternative flours, you can get …

Power Up Your Energy Levels

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Does daily life have you stressed out and exhausted? From work to family obligations to everyday worries, it can be hard to keep up without a lift. Unlike caffeine and other quick-hit energy spikes, herbal boosters supply calm, focused energy that lasts all day and won’t keep you up at night. Keep reading to learn how red ginseng, ashwagandha, and …

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: Folate What it is: Folate is a member of the family of B vitamins and is sometime referred to as …

Heal Ulcers Naturally

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Heartburn. Bloating. Upper abdominal pain. Is it just run-of-the-mill indigestion? Or could there be a serious underlying issue, like an ulcer, causing your uncomfortable symptoms? Ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, the first section of the small intestine. They tend to emerge gradually, and start sounding alarm bells in the form of …

The Skinny on Pet Obesity

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I know it can be hard to keep from slipping your furry friend a treat whenever he or she looks up at you with those eyes. But thanks those frequent, 56 percent of all dogs in America are, to put it simply, fat. In fact, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention notes that veterinarians in the U. S. now classify …