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articles by: Megan, selected from Experience Life

8 Scary Cleaning Chemicals to Avoid

The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say environmental experts. We're exposed to them routinely -- from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven clean…

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9 Food Pairings that Fight Disease

Over the last few decades, there has been a mountain of research on the healing powers of individual compounds in foods, such as lycopene, vitamin D and essential fatty acids. Yet, scientists are no…

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Student Loans Hurt More Than Our Wallets

A recent Northwestern Medicine report shows that the debt of young adults takes a major toll on their physical and emotional well-being. The study, published inSocial Science & Medicine, revea…

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Congress Considers Legislation to Ban BPA In Storage Containers

Last week,Sen. Edward Markey, D‐Mass., and Reps. Lois Capps, D-Calif., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., introduced the "Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014" into both chambers of Congress. If pas…

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13 Refreshing Summer ‘Mocktails’

Sitting back in the summer heat with a cold drink can be one of the great pleasures in life. Many people opt for cocktails, but mocktails drinks minus the alcohol can be just as satisfying. Here a…

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5 Dangers of Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

=Maggie Quale was used to pain. A professional ballerina in her late 20s, she made a practice of pushing her body up to -- and often past -- its limits. During the day, she strived to perform dazzling…

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8 Common Myths About Dehydration

Water plays an integral role in nearly every biological process in the body. Everything from controlling the body's thermostat to regulating blood pressure to taking out the trash relies on water to g…

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3 Book Suggestions for 3 Different Reading Personalities

There are tourists, and then there are travelers. You can usually tell them apart by their luggage -- spiffy rolling bag versus beat-up backpack. There's also a certain attitude that distinguishes tru…

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10 Things You Need to Know About Artificial Food Dyes

Artificial food dyes are ubiquitous in today's food system. Yellows No. 5 and 6 lend Kraft mac-and-cheese its golden hue, while Red No. 40 tints McDonald's strawberry sundaes. A variety of sodas, crac…

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9 Factors Affecting Your Metabolism

In spite of all the information and all the prescriptions offered by modern diets, American people just keep getting fatter. In my mind, this suggests that our knowledge about metabolism is missin…

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about Megan, selected from Experience Life

Experience Life magazine is an award-winning health and fitness publication that aims to empower people to live their best, most authentic lives, and challenges the conventions of hype, gimmicks and superficiality in favor of a discerning, whole-person perspective. Visit experiencelife.com to learn more and to sign up for the Experience Life newsletter, or to subscribe to the print or digital version.

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Industrialized production of food leads to food-born illnesses. It has never been done safely, yet w…

Try driving by a electric processing plant, you know the ones that send out big white plumes of smok…