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Nov 8, 2018 9:30 am
Why You Should Try Lion’s Mane Mushroom, The Brain-Boosting Superfood That Fights Menopausal Anxiety
After the painful realization that I might actually have to give up my morning coffee (too much anxiety, losing sleep, energy crashes in the afternoon), I started looking for something that I could...
Oct 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Can Sleeping With Wet Hair Actually Make You Sick?
We know it's not always the most appealing idea to have to blow dry your hair at night after a long day, and with the cold weather upon us, you may be wondering, “Can sleeping with wet hair make...
Oct 23, 2018 7:30 pm
I Ate 3 Meals a Day on an Ayurvedic Kitchari Cleanse and Lost 8 Pounds in a Week — Here’s How
Trying a cleanse might seem like a total dread. Starvation, low energy, a short temper: Who has time for all of that? These were my thoughts, too. But I’m here to tell you that if you’re feeling...
Oct 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Acacia Fiber Is the Plant-Based Supplement You Need to Restore Gut Health and Kickstart Weight Loss
Struggling with sluggish digestion or stubborn weight? If you’ve never heard of acacia fiber, it may actually be the superfood answer to all your weight-loss woes. Acacia fiber is a natural...
Oct 21, 2018 5:30 pm
6 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Heal Your Thyroid and Rev Your Metabolism
Is a stubborn thyroid or sluggish metabolism causing you to keep excess weight on? Help is on the way: Research suggests that several yoga postures can greatly benefit the thyroid. In fact, a...
Sep 24, 2018 5:30 pm
7 Simple Make-Ahead Soup Recipes That Will Keep You Warm All Autumn Long
After a long day, we know that the last thing you want to do is prep an entire dinner and stand over a hot stove. By that time, the cravings have started and the couch is calling. You could order...
Sep 19, 2018 2:30 pm
5 Food-Label Secrets to Help You Choose the Healthiest Grocery Items — and Leave Behind the Fakes
Knowing how to read nutrition labels is confusing now more than ever, with so much information circulating about what’s good for you and what’s not — and food manufacturers marketing all sorts of...
Sep 14, 2018 11:30 am
4 Health Benefits of MCT Oil, The Keto Key to Rapid Weight Loss
If you're a follower of the ketogenic diet craze, you may have heard some buzz around MCT oil. This substance is now being added to just about everything: MCT oil in smoothies, MCT oil for coffee,...
Sep 6, 2018 2:30 pm
7 Benefits of Mung Beans, The Weight-Loss Superfood That Could Be the Key to a Happy Gut
Ever heard of the mighty mung bean? If you haven’t, this small legume is about to become your new favorite superfood. Mung beans are button-sized, green or yellow little balls that grow natively in...
Aug 29, 2018 3:30 pm
Slow-Cooker Thanksgiving Sides You Can Prep in 10 Minutes or Less
Thanksgiving is coming up, and maybe this year you’d like to spend some time with the family watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or drinking hot cocoa instead of slaving over the hot stove all day...
Aug 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Oprah Launched a Line of Cauliflower-Crust Pizzas, And Meal-Planning Just Got So Much Easier
Dieters who love your carbs: We have good news. Oprah just announced that she's expanding O, That's Good! — her line of pre-made refrigerated soups and side-dishes made in collaboration with Kraft...
Aug 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Hibiscus Tea Is the Tummy-Flattening Brew That Protects Your Heart and Helps You De-Stress
Out of all the trending superfoods in the world of health and wellness, perhaps none is as beautiful as the magnificent hibiscus flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa). That’s right: The pretty pink flower...
Aug 21, 2018 5:00 pm
10 Toning Yoga Poses to Help You De-Stress and Cool Down on Hot Days
With the hottest of summer months fully underway, the last thing we want to do is get even sweatier at the gym. While it’s important to keep the body moving, rigorous exercise can be...
Aug 15, 2018 3:31 pm
7 'Negative-Calorie' Foods That Help You Stay Satisfied While Dieting
Could the key to weight loss be eating more? Dieters who eat "negative-calorie" foods can supposedly eat as much of these foods as they want without worrying about overdoing it. That's because the...
Aug 14, 2018 3:35 pm
Hobbies in Middle Age May Help Reduce Risk of Dementia, Study Suggests
Love to cook, read, or bike? Your brain will thank you someday! A new study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging found that having hobbies in middle age reduces the risk of developing...
Aug 8, 2018 1:00 pm
Carob Is the Superfood Chocolate Substitute That Can Improve Cholesterol and Help You Lose Weight
Maybe your doctor gave you the hint that you need to cut back on your chocolate consumption, or maybe you just want a new, healthier treat option that won’t spike your blood sugar or send your...
Aug 6, 2018 5:25 pm
How to Use Fruit and Veggie Peels to Purify Your Drinking Water
What do you do with the peels once you're done preparing your produce? If you're like us, you might be used to simply throwing leftover fruit and veggie peels — like those from lemons, avocados,...
Jul 31, 2018 1:48 pm
Should You Really Drink Pickle Juice to Lose Weight?
You may have heard recently about a strange new trend: drinking pickle juice for weight loss. (Yes, really.) Sure, we love the taste of a fermented cucumber in its tasty rind, but why on earth...
Jul 10, 2018 2:27 pm
The Most Used Vegetable Oil Could Be Worse for Your Health Than Sugar, Study Suggests
We're used to being told that if we want to be healthy, we need to stay away from sugar. But new research suggests that another ingredient used in many everyday foods might actually be a worse...
Jul 9, 2018 5:01 pm
Thanks to a New Blood Test, You Could Soon Find Out Exactly How Long You'll Live
We've long known age is just a number, but now science has gone and proved us right. New research suggests that our biological age might not be as big of a factor in determining how long we'll live...