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8 Homemade Alternatives to Soda

Soft drinks are the beverage choice for millions of Americans, but these sugar-loaded drink bombs increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Sticking to w…

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E. Coli With Your Bottled Water? Recall Affects 14 Brands

Bad news for bottled-water drinkers, good news for the planet. Americans buy some 29 billion water bottles a year, only one in six of those is recycled; it takes 17 million barrels of crude oil to …

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Breast Milk: It’s Not Just For Babies Anymore

Bodybuilders and athletes are seeking out the latest "natural superfood" online. On the one hand, it’s great that the nutritional value of breast milk has become recognized. It’s the superest…

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Got Sour Milk? Don’t Toss It Yet!

Sour milk is not necessarily bad, unless it's ultra-pasteurized. There could still be ways of putting it to good use. If you have some milk that’s gone sour in the fridge before you were able to dr…

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8 Tips for Naturally Beautiful Nails

Get gorgeous nails for summertime without all the nasty chemicals. You don’t have to visit the salon on a regular basis in order to have beautiful nails. The combination of a well-balanced diet, a th…

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5 Simple Exercises to Get Rid of Back Pain

An acupuncturist spent a decade studying cultures with low rates of back pain, this is what she learned. Most American suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives, and for many of us…

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Organic Farmers Make a Lot More Money Than Conventional Farmers

It's good for the world, good for our health, and now it's also good for the bank account. The results of a new study will hopefully encourage more farmers to make the switch to organics. The…

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6 of the Worst Chain Restaurant Meals in the U.S.

A single meal with 3,600 calories takes the prize at the Xtreme Eating Awards from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Each year the nutritionists at the Center for Science in the Public…

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In Handling ADHD, North American Parents Should Look to the French

A shocking 9 percent of U.S. kids are diagnosed and medicated for ADHD, compared to 0.5 percent of French kids. What's causing the big difference? Several years ago, a fascinating book came out cal…

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This Summer, Skip the Spray-On Sunscreen

The Environmental Working Group offers up an annual guide to sunscreens, which not only helps people identify products that have harmful ingredients, but also takes aim at marketing gimmicks. This yea…

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Informative. Now if I only had a green thumb. Thank you for sharing.

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