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5 Benefits Of Pau D’Arco
Pau d’arco is an herb made from the inner bark of Tabebuia trees (Tabebuia impetiginosa and Tabebuia avellanedae), which grow in the Amazon rainforest. Known for their bright pink-purple flowers, Tabebuia trees can grow up to 125 feet tall. Also call
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Clean Makeup
Drugstore and even high-end department store makeup can contain chemical ingredients, such as boron nitride, bismuth oxychloride, and dimethicone, as well as synthetic FD&C and D&C pigments, all of which have been linked to skin irritations. They oft
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6 Conditions That Affect Women More Than Men
Men are more likely to die from cirrhosis, Parkinson’s disease, colon cancer, and physical injuries. But certain serious conditions are known to target women exponentially more often than men. Here are six of the most common. The main reason women ge
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How To Find Good Food
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a personal chef who shops for organic, locally produced food and prepares all your meals and snacks from scratch? It would certainly be a delicious way to eat a diet that’s clean and nutritious. But most of us live in the
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Everyone Is Talking About CBD
From gummies and sprays to coffee and even cottage cheese, CBD is everywhere. Along with its many healing promises comes a lot of confusion—will it get you high (no), how is it different from marijuana, and does it work? Better Nutrition contributing
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Food Therapy to Fight Fatty Liver
Q: I’ve had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) for about a year, but this is shocking: My 12-year-old son and my 19-year-old son both were recently diagnosed with it! How common is NAFLD, why does it develop, is it common for teens to have it,
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8 Foods to Fight High Blood Pressure
Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to 2018 data from the American Heart Association, and the number of deaths from high blood pressure increased by almost 38 percent. The good news: in many cases, it can be controlled by d
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Introducing High-Energy Collagen
“I have more energy!” Jim Caras frequently heard from many of his clients after using his medical-grade liquid collagen, called AminoSculpt®. “At first it didn’t make sense,” says Caras, Founder of Health Direct and author of How to Completely Reshap
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Product Spotlights
Buzz Away Extreme from Quantum Health is the DEET-Free, plant-based repellent that has been trusted by families for years. It’s been proven effective at repelling mosquitoes and ticks, and is available in spray form and convenient wipes. Don’t put ha
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Sorting Out Sunscreens
The FDA is taking a new look at sunscreen safety and effectiveness. Today’s ingredients haven’t been evaluated in decades, while new science has emerged. No ingredients are being banned, but results of the review won’t be in before you hit the beach
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Fresh & Bright Spring Lamb Chops
I admit to being more than a little sentimental when it comes to lamb (and deer). But the truth is that lamb meat is a real nutritional bonanza. It contains more iron than chicken or fish, its fat is evenly divided between monounsaturated and saturat
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Crazy for Cauliflower
Paleo. Keto. These are the diet words on everyone’s lips these days. Both involve minimal carbs and varying amounts of proteins and fats. They promise everything from weight loss to increased energy to improved cardiovascular health. For Amy Lacey, t
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In the Spotlight: Alec Penix
For celebrity trainer Alex Penix, a healthy whole foods-based diet is a matter of faith. Celebrity trainer Alex Penix shares the story of his awakening—and the physical, mental, and spiritual steps needed for our own transformations—in his new 43-da
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Shopping List
Simple Mills founder Katlin Smith started following a gluten- and additive-free diet to alleviate years of aches and pains and fatigue. When she couldn’t find any baking mixes to suit her eating habits, she developed her own. Her line includes sprout
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CBD: What It’s Really All About
CBD has been exploding in popularity for improving general health and well-being, and relieving a variety of ailments from chronic pain and headaches to anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and other ills. In addition to supplements and skin creams,
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10 Multivitamin Myths Busted
The multivitamin is the most popular type of supplement, most often taken for overall health and wellness. Nevertheless, myths about multivitamins persist and can reduce the effectiveness of these foundational supplements—or even discourage you from
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Chronic Headache Relief
a:First, it’s important to note that if you have a new, sudden, intense, non-resolving headache, this could be a medical emergency and you need an MRI as soon as possible. In most cases, however, headaches are an ongoing issue that can plague people
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The Best Energy Booster You’ve Never Heard Of
What do college students, their older siblings, parents, and grandparents have in common? The need for plenty of energy. The reasons may differ—from cramming for exams and playing sports to managing work and family schedules and overcoming age-relate
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The Health Benefits of Going Organic
Melissa Diane Smith is an internationally known journalist and holistic nutritionist who has more than 20 years of clinical nutrition experience and specializes in using food as medicine. She is the cutting-edge author of Going Against GMOs, Going Ag
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Organic Tips
* Buying organic is an investment in health, but there are ways to make it more affordable. You may pay more than you did buying conventional foods, but if you’re careful, you may not. Just watch for sales and special discounts at natural food stores
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Break Out of Your Beauty Rut
Let’s face it: every now and then, most of us get into a rut with our beauty routine. I’m the worst: I’m always afraid to alter my skin- or hair-care regimens for fear of a breakout or bad hair day (both of which happen anyway, because, well, that’s
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Fertility Foods
With fertility rates in the United States dropping to a record low, making babies isn’t as simple as it used to be. Experts attribute the decline in part to lifestyle factors including excess weight, stress, lack of exercise, and environmental influe
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Product Spotlights
Powerful adaptogens Rhodiola rosea and Asian Panax ginseng provide the foundation for Redd Remedies True Energy. These special herbs bring balance to the body, supporting and sustaining optimal physical and mental energy throughout the day. True Ener
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HIGH-ENERGY Liquid Collagen: The Cure for Low Energy?
“I HAVE MORE ENERGY!” Jim Caras frequently heard from many of his clients after using his medical-grade liquid collagen. “At first it didn’t make sense,” says Caras, Founder of Health Direct and author of the anti-aging book, How to Completely Reshap
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Turmeric Power
Serves 4 Recipe adapted from The Goodness of Ginger & Turmeric by Emily Jonzen. These delicately spiced meatballs are served over a bed of soft rice noodles and sharp, pickled vegetables. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients, this dish is
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The Keto Diet for Dogs
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014, Cali’s life expectancy was six weeks, at most. But along with veterinary treatment, she began eating a keto diet and miraculously recovered. To this day, she is a happy, active, healthy dog. Cali wa
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