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5 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

  We all know that exercise will tone your muscles and keep you fit. It might even help your heart or keep your blood pressure in check. But there are many, many other reasons to hit the gym o…

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12 Surprising Uses for Herbs & Spices

Need to keep your clothes bright, your salt intake down, or your radiator sealed? Look no further than your spice rack. Yep, there are plenty of really fantastic ways to use herbs and spices to solve …

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Is Carrageenan Safe?

Six hundred years ago, people living along the coast of Carragheen County, Ireland started using a red algae, which came to be known as Irish moss, to make a jellied dessert. This moss is now the sour…

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Cayenne Pepper for IBS & Chronic Indigestion

Nearly 50 million Americans come down with food poisoning every year. Over a hundred thousand are hospitalized and thousands die every year just because of something they ate. If they had ordered some…

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6 Surprising Sources of Probiotics

These days, it seems that everyone is clamoring to get more probiotics in their diet. And there's a good reason for that -- from a healthier digestive track to a stronger immune system, the benefits o…

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7 Food Cravings Explained (Slideshow)

  Food cravings: we all get them. But what do they mean? If you're craving a particular type of food, is your body trying to tell you something? Is there something missing from your diet, or i…

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The Shocking Truth About Protein Bars, Shakes & ‘Enhanced’ Foods

"Protein-enhanced" is the new catch-all phrase by food and beverage manufacturers. Everywhere I turn I see another product boasting that it contains protein. But is this growing trend actually benefic…

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6 Myths about Gluten-Free Diets (Slideshow)

  For decades, people with Celiac disease and other sensitivities to gluten have struggled to educate their friends and family about their condition, and even find the foods they need to eat a…

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4 Natural Ways to Relieve Indigestion

The term indigestion is often used to describe heartburn and/or upper abdominal pain as well as a feeling of gaseousness, difficulty swallowing, feelings of pressure or heaviness after eating, sensati…

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8 Foods That Surprisingly Impact Sleep

  We all know that drinking coffee before bed will make it hard to fall asleep, and that drinking warm milk will help us fall asleep faster --  at least according to our mothers. But did you k…

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