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articles by: Mel, selected from Natural Solutions magazine

7 Steps to a Healthy Detox Diet

By Katie Arnold, Natural Solutions Raise your hand if you’ve ever dreamed of using a juice fast to lose your love handles or compensate for holiday excesses. You’re not alone. Between October 2…

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5 Gluten-Free Flours

By Matthew Kadey, RD, Natural Solutions Going gluten free doesn't have to mean forsaking your favorite flour-filled foods. Thanks to the growing popularity of gluten-free flour, baking and cook…

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Quick Steps to Stop Stress

Convinced it will rain on the party you’re planning this weekend—and it’s only Monday? Turns out, those six days of unnecessary, perceived stress quite literally can make you “worried sick,” according…

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Three Vegan Recipes From Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone, the actress best known for her starring role in Clueless, is a devoted vegan, environmentalist, and animal-rights activist--and has been for 11 years. Alicia is so passionate a…

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19 Simple Ways to Lower Heart Disease Risk

By Kate Hanley, Natural Solutions If you're thinking, "Why should I worry about heart health?" here's a reality check: A third of Americans already have some form of the condition. Even if you …

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Do You Have Thyroid Disease?

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. The thyroid helps set your metabolism--how your body gets en…

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Hair Do or Dye: Toxic Hair Color

By Lindsey Galloway, Natural Solutions Despite endless hours spent in salon chairs, hundreds of dollars shelled out, and repeated exposure to hazardous chemicals, millions of women dye their hair…

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Confessions of a Sugar Freak: Beating Fatigue and Depression

By Margaret Adamek, PhD, Natural Solutions As far back as I can remember, I was tired. All of the time. No matter how much sleep I got, no matter how much coffee I drank, my fatigue simply over…

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Natural Treatment for Ear Infection in Dogs

Dogs hear the darnedest things, but their ears' construction makes them especially prone to infection. The ear canal drops down and turns sharply before meeting the eardrum, creating dark, dank ground…

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Spicy Curried Tofu With Apricots and Almonds

How many ways do you know how to prepare tofu? Most of us have our standard repertoire, but it's always great to add some new tricks to the bag. This recipe combines a surprising mix of flavors that t…

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about Mel, selected from Natural Solutions magazine

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