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Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

5 natural ways to flush environmental toxins from your body

Imagine having to spend eight, nine, or even 10 hours a day working in an environment filled with toxic chemicals. Sounds terrible, right? But these days, no matter what line of work you’re in or where you live, toxic exposure is a constant. In the past few decades, environmental chemical usage has exploded; there are now […]

8 steps to keep your next meal from sending you to the E.R.

If you’ve ever caught food poisoning, you know it’s sheer misery…nausea, vomiting, cramping, diarrhea, and dehydration that can last up to 48 hours. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 1 in 6 Americans acquire a foodborne illness every year. Most people recover fine at home, but nearly 130,000 end up […]

4 powerful antioxidants you should never live without

Spend any time poking around health sites—or health stores—and you can’t help but be inundated by the tales of antioxidants. Just about every product that claims health benefits adds antioxidants to their list of pluses. But they can be a bit light on the details regarding how antioxidants really work in the body. And there’s a […]

7 powerful reasons to eat more of nature’s tiny trees of health

When Italian horticulturalists developed broccoli from cabbage, they probably didn’t realize what a powerful treat they were creating. We like to think of broccoli as a multi-purpose vegetable, because it improves your health in so many areas. From fighting cancer and improving eyesight, to helping your heart and detoxing your body, broccoli does it all. […]

Summer health threats hidden in the great outdoors

Today’s record temperatures can be dangerous to your health. Being outside in the heat without taking certain precautions can lead to serious trouble. Dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke are three of the most common (and serious) health threats you’ll face when heading out for some fun in the sun. But there’s more danger than meets […]

Warning: this popular summer produce may be harmful to your health

Summertime is salad time. Leafy greens make perfect meals to protect the summer body you worked on all winter long. And nothing beats the summer heat like a bowl of cool, crunchy greens and other veggies—that is, if they don’t make you sick. While salads remain the #1 choice for healthy eating, we cannot overlook […]

8 reasons to eat one of the world’s more under-appreciated healthy foods

Narragansett Indians call it askutasquash, which means, “things that may be eaten raw.” It’s a word that dates back to the 1640s (probably earlier for the Native Americans). Today, we’ve shortened the word to just “squash,” and we use it to describe a game, a refreshing drink, a crowd of people, a verb that means, […]

Top 5 healthy reasons to eat more cherries

The other day, one of my girlfriends couldn’t keep her eyes open. No matter what we were doing, she’d start to drift off. On a hunch, I’d asked what she’d had to eat that day. She’d been eating cherries! Most people don’t realize that cherries are a great, natural source of melatonin. If you’re having […]

BPA exposure may spike blood pressure reading, heart danger

Perhaps you’ve heard of bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical compound found in plastic bottles and packaging and in the linings of food and drink cans. Even if you haven’t heard of it, you have most definitely been exposed to it. In fact, more than 92 percent of people ages 6 and older have detectable levels of […]

Are new plant-based beef alternatives really better for you?

Veggie burgers have been around for a while, and while many brands offer an acceptable alternative to traditional beef burgers, most people would agree that “meaty” and “juicy” are two words that would never be used to describe them. Until now… If you’ve stepped foot into certain burger chains across the country, you’ve likely noticed […]

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