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Top Vegan Sources of Immune-Boosting Zinc

Zinc is one of the most critical nutrients needed for maintaining a strong immune system. It's also imperative for digestion and utilization of carbohydrates like grains, vegetables, fruits, and sugar…

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15 Best & Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Being sick is never fun. While reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep can help you get through a nasty bout of seasonal sickness, food can play an important role, too. Of course, some foods are b…

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Overlooked Health Benefits of Thanksgiving

Before you dive head first into the gravy bowl, make time this Thanksgiving to go around the dinner table and talk about what you’re thankful for. Then, keep it up—practicing gratitude on a regular ba…

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Warning: #BearSelfies Are A Dumb Idea

Just because someone owns a smart phone doesn't make them "smart." Could this be any more apparent than in Lake Tahoe, California, where a disturbingly stupid trend to rush toward wild bears in an eff…

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Too Much Candy Corn Harms Your Brain

Disturbing news if you've been gobbling down candy corn like there's no tomorrow: high consumption of sugar, namely high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), has been associated with memory disfunction and bra…

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Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth (+ Better Options)

Mmmm…sticky, gooey Halloween candies are often the favorites treats of little ghost and goblins. They're fun, but these Mouth Monsters can really do a number of your children's teeth. That's because g…

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Steve Jobs Limited His Kids’ Tech Use (& We Should Too)

Almost 40% of American 2-4 year-olds and over 50% of 5-8 year-olds have used an iPad, iPhone, or similar device. That is a staggering number. Some claim that using these devices can augment a child…

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The Top 10 Hidden Hazards for Teens

There has been a lot of attention paid lately to safeguarding pregnant women, infants, and young kids from environmental hazards. Article after article has covered safe foods, plastics, toys, and…

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic

In a new study released in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, researchers link the ingestion of artificial sweeteners to increased blood sugar levels (an early indicator of Type 2 diabet…

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How to Cope When Your Child Goes Vegan

The announcement that your teen (or tween) is going vegan can come as a bombshell. You may worry that a vegan lifestyle will lead to poor nutrition, skyrocketing grocery bills, the end of cozy family …

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This is contradictory: The scientists found that the women eating the dried plums on a daily basis …

If you eat a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables you should be able to reach these numbers. Dried ap…

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Pat P. presents a very valid perspective. We need more states to enact assisted suicide laws to all…