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The Wonder Drug?
Q: There’s so much confusion about CBD oil. Can you separate the fact from the fiction? — S. James, Boise, Idaho A: Few subjects in the health space these days generate as much controversy—and are the cause of as much confusion—as medical marijuana.
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5 No-fail Energy Boosters
Do you feel tired all of the time? Are you getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night, but still feel like a zombie? Coffee and energy drinks provide a short-term boost, but they’ll also give you unwanted chemicals and sugars. If you’re lo
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Readers’ Digest
You can consume a diet moderate in calories that consists almost exclusively of healthy foods, getting in a broad range of micro–nutrients (vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients). Yet, you can still be deficient in the nutrients that are abundant in
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Rule Your System
❱❱ Supplement enzymes that improve digestion of foods you have difficulty with. Seek out these enzymes and consume small amounts of these foods to your tolerance, following the labeling instruction on these stand-alone or full-spectrum enzyme product
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Sweet Things
Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at suppertime — while this popular song from the 1950s is more about love than white granules of sweetness, it perfectly describes the typical American diet. In fact, the average American consumes mor
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Saunas Can Reduce Stroke Risk
People have been sweating for ages for antiaging benefits, reduced inflammation, and to improve the immune system. Now, you have a new reason to get sweaty. In a recently published study in the journal Neurology, researchers found that regularly taki
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Living Lighter
In the mid-1990s, Marjolein Brugman spun personal adversity (she was hit by a car while running) into QVC gold after developing the first home Pilates machine based on the reformer exercises that brought her back into alignment. She now makes total w
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Positivity, Pilates, and Protein
After eight hours of sleep, Brugman awakens her body, mind, and spirit with meditative, positive action. “I try to set the intention for the day,” she says. “And that can be a bit different each time. I often use my manifestation cards as a way to se
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Love Your Liver
The liver. It’s not something that most of us routinely think about. But the liver is the largest internal organ in the body. Its best-known role is that of garbage collector—in a world filled with toxins, it’s the liver’s job to break down the conta
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Heart-Healthy BBQ
PHOTOGRAPHY: PORNCHAI MITTONGTARE; FOOD STYLIST: CLAIRE STANCER; PROP STYLIST: ROBIN TURK Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. It has lots of omega-3 fatty acids—which can decrease inflammation and lower blood pressure—and it’s pac
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Breathe Easy
You can go weeks without food and days without water. But you won’t last even a few minutes without breathing. Even so, we tend to forget how important air is. Respiratory infections, sinus problems, allergies, pollution, asthma, and even stress and
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Hot Stuff
A strong immune system is always in season. Quality of Life Kinoko Platinum AHCC features a patented medicinal mushroom extract (AHCC) that is backed by more than 20 human clinical studies for its immune-support benefits. This formulation offers a hi
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Gut Instincts
I recently read a statistic that stated upwards of 60 to 70 million Americans are affected by digestive diseases. Pause and read that number again. It seems staggering. So does this number: $100 billion a year. That’s how much digestive diseases and
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Prevent Common Running Injuries
Running is a great way to fight stress, stay in shape and, if you’re so inclined, flex your competitive spirit in races. But injuries can be a problem. During the course of a year, 32 percent of long-distance runners and 52 percent of marathon runner
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Vitamin D
Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine›vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. It’s a›fat-soluble›vitamin›in a family of compounds that includes›vitamins D1, D2, and D3. Vitamin›D has several important functions, and
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Cooking with Mushrooms
This easy Asian dish pairs shiitake mushrooms with barely-cooked bok choy and radishes for a fresh, summery side. Fresh or frozen noodles have the best texture; look for them in Asian markets or the freezer section in most large grocery stores. You c
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Kick Cravings To The Curb
It’s summer, which brings with it warmer weather, and thoughts about how we’re going to look in those swimsuits. If you’ve put on a few pounds during the colder months, essential oil aromatherapy can help you get back into shape. When you’re tired or
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The Mane Thing
Plagued by split ends, thinning hair, or dull, lifeless locks? A full hair-care regimen includes more than just shampoo and conditioner. Lather, rinse, and repeat, with these easy ways to turn dull dreads into gleaming tresses. If your hair is norma
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Biohack Your Health
Electrical muscle stimulation, cryotherapy at –250°F, headbands that encourage blood flow to the brain—they’re all part of the new world of biohacking, a movement that aims to “hack” biology with the goal of quickly and dramatically improving perform
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Sleep Better Naturally
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of U.S. adults routinely sleep fewer than six hours a night. That’s bad news, because the benefits of adequate sleep range from better heart health and less stress
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Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And although that was more than two centuries ago, it still holds true today — especially when it comes to healthcare. “Quality healthcare for individuals includes tw
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For All Ages
MELANOMA (SKIN CANCER): Should be screened in high-risk patients, such as those with a history of sunburn, those who have had excessive exposure to UV light (tanning beds), people with fair skin, and those whose skin always burns and never tans. Cond
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His And Hers Supplements
VITAMIN B12: As you age, decreasing dietary intake and absorption make it tough to get all of your B vitamins, including B12, B6, and folate — all of which are crucial for the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Of those, B12 deserves the
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The Coconut Oil Conundrum
A few months ago, the American Heart Association (AHA) released a report, the Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory, that triggered a maelstrom of controversy around coconut oil. Although the report quoted studies as old as 1995, and was a
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Reset Your Mindset
Whether embodying feminist icon Gloria Steinem or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, actress and life/fitness coach Sonia Satra preaches the power of movement. “If your body is moving, your brain is active and alive, and you’re keeping your whole self energ
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Fish Oil: Does It Really Work?
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “Omega-3s are important components of the membranes that surround each cell in your body.” This is a critical function. Much like the skin on our bodies, cell membranes act as a protective barrier
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The Truth About Fat
Q: One day fat is bad; the next it’s good. What is the real deal on dietary fat? — J. Meyers, Philadelphia A Once upon a time there : was no confusion about healthy eating. We all knew the rules, even if we didn’t always follow them. High complex ca
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Take Charge
These days it takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. With busy lifestyles and bad habits like skipping sleep, excess alcohol consumption, and sky-high stress levels, it’s harder than ever for most people to stay fit and healthy, much
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Give Your Thyroid Some TLC
Is your thyroid gland making you fat, sad, and tired? It’s possible. An estimated 10 million to 25 million people suffer from underactive thyroid—a condition called hypothyroidism. And some studies show even mild thyroid impairment can result in cogn
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Would you rather drink 4 cups of bone broth, or take just 1 oz.of liquid? Get 16 grams of 100% absorbable collagen peptides in the original, medical-grade formula, AminoSculpt by Health Direct. This sugar-free, ready-to-drink supplement is made from
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