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articles by: Mel, selected from Delicious Living

Power Seeds

Last year when I wrote about eating the sprouts off of my daughters' Chia Pets (that's a bad mommy!) I discovered a wealth of information about the powerful punch of nutrients that seeds can pack--for…

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Natural Treatments for Jaw Pain

By Kelli Rosen, Delicious Living If you suffer from chronic facial pain related to problems with the jaw, namely the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, you may want to turn to natural therapies f…

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How to Maximize Your Time

Summer has come to an end, your to-do list has multiplied, and you have just 24 hours in your day. So how can you fit everything in it? "If your mind is spinning like a hamster wheel at bedtime, your …

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Simple Steps to Clean Your Indoor Air

Did you know indoor air pollution can actually be more of a problem than outdoor? As the seasons change and you're warming up inside your home, try these inexpensive solutions. 1. Replacing your st…

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Natural Help for Cellulite

For women, cellulite (the dimpled fat beneath your skin) is the body's way of storing fat for pregnancy, but how much you have depends on various factors such as genetic predisposition, age, rapid wei…

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Natural Help for Stretch Marks

Rapid stretching of the skin through growth spurts, weight gain, or pregnancy causes these red or purple marks that are most commonly found on the abdomen, hips, and chest. More than 90 percent of wom…

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Natural Help for Varicose Veins

These twisted, enlarged blood vessels most commonly appear on the legs and feet. When valves malfunction, blood pools when valves malfunction, and veins lose the elasticity needed to propel blood back…

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Ginger for Health

In addition to being a zesty Asian flavor enhancer, used in everything from baked goods to sushi, this rhizome's potent gingerol compounds help reduce inflammation, ease nausea, and may lower blood pr…

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Pros and Cons of Pasteurization

Pasteurization kills organisms--such as salmonella, listeria, and brucella--that can make you sick or cause food to spoil but opponents argue that it changes foods' flavor and damages beneficial vitam…

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6 Tips to Raise Healthy Eaters

Use these simple tips to help your kids understand how to make wholesome food choices on their own and to create an environment that will nurture healthy food habits as they grow. Work with your ki…

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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