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articles by: Kara, selected from Experience Life

How to Cook Root Vegetables + Recipes

Root veggies like turnips, parsnips, and rutabagas provide your body with deep nourishment and delightful flavors. Knotty, bumpy, and sometimes hairy, root vegetables aren't going to win any …

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10 Things You Need to Know About Protein Power

You need protein to build muscle, manage your metabolism, and support tissue repair. But how much? What kind? And can you get too much? We answer your top-12 questions about protein. When it …

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One Secret to Healthy Skin

Regular workouts don't just benefit your fitness. They benefit your skin, too — particularly as you age. Preliminary research by scientists at Ontario's McMaster University shows that exercis…

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6 Ways to Fight Inflammation Naturally

Avoiding NSAIDS like Ibuprofen and naproxen because of their potential side effects? Here are botanical alternatives that may fit the bill. Even when we get our eating habits in order, we mig…

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5 Ways to Detox From BPA

If you live in the United States, there's more than a 90 percent chance that BPA is already in your bloodstream. Bisphenol A (BPA) — the nasty, endocrine-disrupting chemical linked to cancers…

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Why Looking at Sugar May Work Against You

I've heard that simply looking at sugary foods can trigger an insulin response. Is that true? It sounds crazy, but the sight of that glazed doughnut on your coworker's desk can jump-start a r…

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30 Uses for Coconut Oil

The term "superfood" has been bandied about quite a bit recently. But if there is one food that truly deserves the moniker, it's the mighty coconut. For decades, coconut oil was maligned for its hi…

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9 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Healing Powers of Dark Chocolate

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Except in the case of dark chocolate. Sure, chocolate’s exquisitely decadent. But its primary ingredient, cocoa, has triple the antioxidants of gree…

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11 Facts About Your Thyroid

Increasingly common — yet often overlooked — thyroid disease affects millions and can affect multiple systems in your body. Here’s what you need to know about your thyroid now, as reported by Jill Gru…

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How to Cope With Social Anxiety

I should have worn something different today." "Why is she looking at me funny?" "I wish I hadn’t said that." "What am I going to do if I’m asked a question I can’t answer?" For some people, though…

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about Kara, selected from Experience Life

Experience Life is the best whole-life health and fitness magazine you’ve never heard of — until now!  We aim to empower people to live their best, most authentic lives, and challenge the conventions of hype, gimmicks, and superficiality in favor of a discerning, whole-person perspective. Visit ExperienceLife.com to explore 10-plus years of archives, to sign up for our newsletters, and to subscribe to our print or digital editions. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

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Kristina Chew

Kristina Chew teaches and writes about ancient Greek and Latin and is Online Advocacy and Marketing Manager at Care2. more

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