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Debunking the 5:2 Diet

Fasting or severely restricting calories to lose weight isn't a new idea. However, it has gained attention again in the form of the 5:2 diet. The 5:2 diet is frequently presented as a great diet optio…

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Careful What You Skip, Especially if it’s Breakfast

There is a certain member of my extended family that just never eats breakfast. She wakes early, goes about her day and then (presumably) eats something around 11AM. There is no real rationale to such…

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Is Eating Breakfast Overrated?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Not so fast. That old adage is facing more and more scrutiny due to increasing research. We have been told incessantly that skipping breakfast l…

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Are Juice Fasts Actually Healthy?

  When I was in college, I decided that doing a juice fast was the perfect way to get my health back in order. Six hours and two glasses of juice later, I gave up; I was hungry, weak, and supr…

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Top 12 Detox Superfoods

Even if you don't plan on doing a detox program, your health will benefit from adding more detox superfoods to your daily diet. There are many great superfoods with detoxifying properties, but here ar…

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10 Essentials for a Successful Detox

It's that time of year again when people try to  make up for their dietary misgivings during the holidays.  More and more people are turning to detoxifying as a way to jump start their health for grea…

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Should You Try Intermittent Fasting?

One of the well-known rules of weight loss asserts that when you eat is as important as what you eat. Which is why many of us have long held to certain food-timing conventions we believe will help kee…

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Fasting For Spiritual Clarity

"When you fast the light will illuminate you." Mahatma Gandhi In 1985 I was living near the ocean and reading The Essene Gospels of Peace, an ancient manuscript discovered by Edmond Bordeaux Sz…

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Living with Hunger

Hunger also changes the world – when eating can’t be a habit, than neither can seeing. -Maxine Hong Kingston As part of the observance of Yom Kippur, we fast. Bearing witness to hunger today and of…

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Tips for Lifelong Liver Health

By Carrie Demers, MD, Yoga International I recently went to see an acupuncturist for some chronic digestive problems and she told me that my liver is congested. Is this something serious? What …

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