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RECHARGE YOUR Immune System
In today’s digital age, it has actually become more difficult to decipher what can be of real benefit to our health versus misleading articles using inaccurate data. To help you get the real, evidence-based facts behind your most common questions, we
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Cream Of The Crop
5 Fall Superfoods to Feast On Now There are plenty of reasons to fawn over summer’s abundance of crisp lettuce heads, plump tomatoes, and juicy local berries. But when sweater weather rolls around, there are still plenty of impressive and seasonal po
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Plum & Chicken Stir-Fry
Serves 4 ¼ cup dry sherry or apple juice¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth2 Tbs. plum jam1 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce1 Tbs. rice vinegar2 tsp. chili garlic sauce1 tsp. five-spice powder1 Tbs. cornstarch12 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced(¼-in
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Do You Need a Soft Food Diet?
Q: My 92-year-old grandmother is recovering from a few different infections and has developed difficulty swallowing. She used to be a meat-and-veggie eater, but now she can eat only soft foods without choking. What are some soft food options? —Patty
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High-tech Veggie Burgers What’s The Beef?
Of all the great food debates of the 21st century, nothing arouses more intense exchange than the topic of meat—and for good reason. In addition to ethical issues regarding how the animals are treated, the livestock industry has a vast environmental
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Eating for Thick, Healthy Hair
Hair loss, slow regrowth, and excessive shedding are more common than you might think—and not just in men. Some estimates show that almost 65 percent of men and 80 percent of women experience noticeable loss of hair by the age of 60. The good news: N
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See The Forest For The Trees
One of my favorite childhood memories is when my dad and I planted a few trees outside our new house. It was an up-and-coming subdivision at the time, and the lots were mostly dirt. These were the first trees to go up. Instantly, an aura of tranquili
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Harvest Happiness
Acorn squash is at its peak in the fall, and we like it stuffed with this delicious mixture of spicy ground turkey, mushrooms, and a zesty ragu for a nutritious, high-protein meal. Serves 4 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded2 Tbs. avocado oil1 cup cho
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What’s New in CBD?
Soothe your red, dry, or itchy skin with Green Roads Skin Relief Cream. With 200 mg of CBD and revitalizing ingredients such as avocado oil, safflower oil, and lavender oil, this topical roll-on is the perfect way to enhance your skincare routine. It
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Breast Cancer Update
Getting enough sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, doing some type of regular exercise, limiting alcohol, managing stress, eating a plant-based diet, and avoiding toxins in food and skincare products all help to prevent breast cancer. But recent res
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SeaSnax
Until recently, my primary exposure to seaweed was through the kelp forests of Southern California when I went diving. Like many Americans, I viewed seaweed as an oddity, made appetizing by generous helpings of rice, crab, fish, avocado, and a lot of
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Begin Anew
Country Life Gut Connection “connects” the gut to your individual health issues. These formulas (eight total) help balance your gut microbiome by boosting your existing probiotics with whole-food fermentate. Your healthy stomach lining is then able t
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PQQ for Energy and Brain Health
Short for “pyrroloquinoline quinone,” PQQ is an essential nutrient that the human body must obtain from food. PQQ is naturally present in soil and is also produced by soil bacteria. Plants absorb it, and we obtain it by eating the plants. In addition
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CBD for Acne
Most prevalent among teenagers, acne is most often caused by hormonal changes, notably increases in androgen hormones during puberty. But it can also strike later in life as a result of hormonal shifts, as a side effect of some medications, or for ot
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How Forest Bathing Helps You Feel Better
Q: What’s the deal with “forest bathing?” Isn’t this just a walk in the woods? —Joshua H., Myrtle Beach, S.C. a: Well, yes, but it’s more than that. There’s a specific focus on being with the trees. A guided nature walk is generally chosen for inform
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Find Your Skin’s Bright Spot
“Vitamin C supports overall skin health and prevents signs of aging,” says Heather Wilson, a licensed esthetician and director of brand development at InstaNatural, a skin care company that combines activated forms of vitamin C with vitamin C-rich bo
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Spicy Sloppy Joes With Tempeh
Serves 4 This flavorful, easy-to-make entrée swaps tempeh for the traditional ground beef, with lots of garlic and onions simmered in a rich tomato sauce. Our version is pleasantly spicy; skip the jalapeño pepper to dial down the heat. Serve it with
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Eat Like a Greek!
Q: Do you think there is one cuisine or cooking style that is healthier than others? —Tanya W., Madison, Wis. a: Perhaps I’m biased (full disclosure: I’m half Greek!), but I think one of the healthiest and easiest ways to cook is Greek, especially lo
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5 Vital Facts About ORGANIC FOOD
The largest studies of the health effects of eating an organic diet have been carried out in France. In one group of more than 54,000 men and women, those eating organic foods were less likely to develop diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disea
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Fiery Labor Day BBQ Sauce
If you think Chef Jeannette is kidding about the “fiery” in the title of this recipe, let me alert you: she’s not. This is hot stuff, largely thanks to the intense flavor and spice of the habanero pepper, one of the strongest types of chili pepper. (
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This Bar Saves Lives
A while back, two “millennial” buddies with successful entertainment careers decided to step outside their comfort zones and take a humanitarian trip to Liberia to rebuild a bridge for a small community. Once there, a visit to a refugee camp slammed
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FEATURED INGREDIENT: Blackstrap Molasses
I’m often asked if there are any sweeteners that are actually good for you. One that always comes to mind is blackstrap molasses. Molasses is a byproduct of sugar refining that contains all the nutrients from the raw sugarcane plant. Since the roots
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In the Spotlight: Billy Blanks
“We’re going around the country teaching people about fitness and showing people that if you make fitness a lifestyle instead of a trend you can get more out of it,” says Billy Blanks, who at 64 still wakes at 4:30 a.m. to train and teach his new Tae
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Health-Boosting Smoothie
Serves 2 With plentiful vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, C, and K, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, pears provide gut-friendly fiber that aids in digestion. Fiber helps ferry food through the digestive system without the fear of food partic
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Very Impressive
Desert Essence Cucumber & Aloe Facial Toner and Cucumber & Aloe Micellar Cleansing Facial Water use natural ingredients to nourish skin, remove excess oils, tighten pores, remove makeup, and calm irritation. In addition to refreshing cucumber and soo
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Product Spotlights
This Ayurvedic answer for optimal health delivers 400 mg of a proprietary blend of both andrographis stem and leaf extracts, which provides a more powerful variety of phytonutrients (including 80 mg of andrographolides) for maximum health benefits. S
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4 Amazing Uses for Celery Seed Extract
Worried about your blood pressure rising? Got gout? Plagued by arthritis? Wondering if a stressful job might give you an ulcer? Celery seed—the fruit of the common, everyday vegetable—can come to the rescue. While most of us know celery as a crunchy
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