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Diet & Nutrition

Unexpected Source of Sodium Increases Heart Attack Risk

It may surprise you to learn that many prescription and over-the-counter medications contain hidden sodium, especially the drugs that dissolve in your mouth or are added to water. Because sodium-conta…

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7 Problems You Can Wash Away By Drinking More Water

You’re thirsty and you instantly reach for that carbonated soda packed with sugar, aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. Not so fast. Your body needs water not sugar to hydrate properly. And drink…

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Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses

How did doctors treat diabetes before insulin? Almost a thousand medicinal plants are known antidiabetic agents, including beans, most of which have been used in traditional medicine. Of course, just …

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Easy Organic Compost (Infographic)

Composting does a garden good---and organic, DIY is even better! Whether you live in the city, in the suburbs, or in the country---even a cold climate---composting can be easy. No matter the siz…

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What I Learned After Diving Through Hundreds of Dumpsters Across America

It took diving through a dirty dumpster for me to realize that food waste in the U.S. is an absolute fiasco. You may have already heard a few appalling facts about wasted food, but just in case you…

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Why You Should Never Feed Your Kid a McDonald’s Happy Meal

I remember getting Happy Meals as a kid on our occasional trips to McDonald’s. It’s an odd memory, since I’ve been a vegan for nearly a decade. But even at the time, there was a recognition that Happy…

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Coffee vs. Tea: Is One Really Better Than The Other?

There's always a showdown between coffee drinkers and tea drinkers regarding the health benefits of each. Both sides have an almost cult-like following. Both sides throw down data and statistics to su…

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8 Surprising Sources of Protein

You don't need a diet full of red meat and raw eggs to get enough of protein. You probably don't even need a supplement. Indeed, there are plenty of healthy, vegetarian foods that are good sources of …

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5 Effortless Ways to Ditch Sugar

My client looked surprised when I circled a few less-than-obvious culprits that were holding her weight at a standstill. She thought she had been doing everything correctly. One glance at her journal…

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8 Reasons to Use Red Pepper Flakes

More than just a pizza topping, red pepper flakes have a slew of cooking and health benefits. Also known as crushed red pepper, this multi-beneficial spice does everything from brightening flavor in d…

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