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Nutrition: Crazy Diets – Fad or Rad
As we enter the year 2014, we have all most likely been exposed to every single diet known to man. Paleo, Mediterranean, cabbage soup, cleansing, low-fat diet, ...

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Skinny Chicks’ Food Tricks
These aren’t just tricks of skinny chicks; they are tricks of Smart & Skinny chicks. They might be little things, but it’s the little things that add up and ...

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Debunking The Diet Fads
Carbs are bad. This one is my biggest pet peeve as our bodies need carbohydrates to function properly. We need it for energy, for brain function and for exercise. ...

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Eating With The Seasons
I feel so fortunate that my family and I can grow a major portion of our food and source the rest (nearly) within 20 miles of our house. During the Hurricane that ...

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Dirty Dozen (plus 2) + Clean 15
For the third year running, the EWG has released their Dirty Dozen report with a Plus category, informing the public of two more foods that contain trace levels ...

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6 Tips To An Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Dr. Jennifer Workman advised me years ago to add cinnamon to cottage cheese to help manage the inflammatory response. Now mainstream doctors are taking note too; ...

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5 Essential Food Sources You Should Never Give Up
The war on fat that we witnessed in the 80’s and 90’s has subdued. With new awareness and research we now know that all fat is not bad and that there is a distinct ...

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Sprouting Spring Time: 5 Immunity-Boosting Foods
They provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems. ...

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Top Five Easiest Edible Plants To Grow
Greens are some of the least labor intensive and most enjoyable of the crops to grow. No more supermarket or bagged = contaminated lettuce!

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5 Things a Food Journalist Will Not Eat
Slaughterhouse scraps that go into ground beef come from very questionable sources, increasing the likelihood of fecal contamination. Estabrook instead advises ...

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Acrylamide – 8 Ways To Reduce This Well-Known Carcinogen In Your Diet
Cook at lower temperatures when possible. Higher temperatures will lead to more acrylamide formation in these foods. Cooking at temperatures above approximately ...

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Flavor Forecast 2014
Well if you look around the world, places like China, where Mexican food has not been familiar, are starting to see excitement with this casual, tasty cuisine. ...

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5 Food Allergy Mishaps
Not reaching out. Instead of reading the latest diet fad book, try finding an integrative health specialist who can help you navigate the inflammatory response ...

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8 Foods to Fill You Up, Not Out.
Want a filling breakfast that will give you energy? Eat your oats! Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley analyzed a national six-year survey and ...

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Savory Salads
As we mentioned before, salads help move things through your digestive system. And research shows that the more clogged or backed up we are the more likely we are ...

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Battling Belly Bloat
If you�re on a healthy diet, exercising and still dealing with a full-feeling belly, you might want to reevaluate what you are doing, eating and drinking ...

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Natural Foods to Lower Blood Sugar
Chia seeds may be new to the market, but they are an ancient grain. Some reports have shown that chia seeds help lower blood pressure and minimize blood sugar spikes....

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Slim Down With A 2-Day A Week Diet Regimen
The Two-Days is quite limiting�only 500-1,000 calories each day, but participants found that by fasting intermittently during the week they had more energy, ...

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We’re on a Seedy Diet
Pumpkin seeds are also thought to help lower bad cholesterol. Try adding pumpkin seeds to your granola or as toast them and add them to a summer salad.

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8 Forbidden Foods
Years ago, there were several outbreaks of sprouts contaminated with such nasty bugs as E. Coli and salmonella, and unfortunately, sprouts are going to continue ...

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Mind-Managing Diet Methods
Support groups, online or in person, have gained enormous popularity. For many attendees, a support group can be the instant fix that averts that binge.

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4 Ways to Amp Up Your Glow with Vitamin C
Before you go overboard with supplements, KNOW THIS, vitamin C has been shown to be helpful when applied topically to the skin and also helpful when taken as a ...

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SCARY SEVEN: Avoid These Ingredients at the Store and In Your Diet
High Fructose Corn Syrup: Potential side effects: Obesity, insulin resistance, increased belly fat, heart disease.

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Avoid Belly Bloat
All the veggies in the salad will actually cause your stomach to bloat more. I advise that a fish dish with one side of grilled veggies is the way to go!

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Avoid Food Sensitivities, They Are The Pits
Find great substitutes so you do not feel deprived: When you start looking, you can find great tasting less troublesome replacements. Some examples are; coconut ...

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The Best Foods to Fight Cancer
While exercise and stress reduction are keys to health, what you PUT IN your body is equally if not more important (and heads up, this includes toxic thoughts and ...

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Foods For Your Type
This fall and winter, forgo your traditional overindulgent eating (or the alternative, extremely restricted meals) and instead embrace the foods that are GOOD for ...

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Have A Guilt-Free Holiday Season
Many people use this time of year to overindulge. Some act as if every day is a holiday during this time of year. Which means that they let all their food guidelines ...

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Top Foods For Oral Health
It is fall, which means tasty treats, costume contests and warmer cloths. But there is more to fall than meets the eye. Many autumn food flavors are great for your ...

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Slim Down Your Fridge & Your Kitchen
What you find in your fridge affects your waistline. But did you know that where you place your food in the fridge affects it as well? If you buy the fresh vegetables ...

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Guilt-Factor Foods
Regardless of your own feelings or mentality about that pastry, it could have powers of its own to drive you up the wall. Here are some foods that might land you ...

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Diet Disasters: Don’t Sabotage Your Diet
Learning how to live in moderation is probably the best way to find a healthy balance with your weight. But when you're trying to lose weight, what appears like ...

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“Break” your “Fast”... That’s the Point of Breakfast
So you think you don't like breakfast? Maybe the reason you don't like breakfast is because you don't like typical breakfast foods. The smell of eggs makes you ...

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Game on!
A staple at many Super Bowl parties. Here’s the trick: ask the pizza place to double-cut the slices giving you 16 slices instead of eight in a large pie. Let’s ...

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Put a Lid on It
A weight loss diets worst foe? The insatiable craving. The kind that makes you eat beyond fullness just because you need a little bit of something. We are here ...

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Nuts about Nuts!
When I invented the word polyphenomenal years ago to express my excitement about the emerging research on a variety of powerhouse foods that contain this important ...

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Give Me a B
Crumble 2 tablespoons of Sharp cheddar cheese down the center of a whole wheat tortilla (look for one that has 150 calories or less), top with scrambled eggs, diced ...

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3 Super Simple Strategies to Put More Produce in Your Day
It feels so liberating and ultimately, you may find at times you are not as interested in a post meal nibble as your mind originally told you or that you simply ...

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Diet Disasters
Rule of thumb: When frying food it does not matter how good the food was to begin with. Zucchini fries and sweet potato fries have no more health benefits than ...

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Eat to de-puff and fake perfection
High Water Foods that, yes, Help Eliminate Excess Water. Eating high water content foods is another way to increase the elimination of excess fluid retention. I ...

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5 Steps to Least Processed Foods
Many of our most colorful foods are also the most nutritious - the pigments represented in many of our fruits and veggies are antioxidants and other phytonutrients ...

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Paleo Challenge
Paleo Diet followers and those that want to try the diet on for size, frequently try the 30 day Paleo Challenge to get started. Want to give it a whirl? Here are ...

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Can Eating Like a Caveman Really Boost Our Health?
The Paleo Diet, or the diet based on our ancient ancestors, is seeing a resurgence as people turn to more natural foods, grown closer to home. But is eating in ...

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How Can Veganism Change The Earth
2.9 times less water and 2.5 times less energy from raising animal for food. Less Pollutants from animal waste in the soil and run-off into the water sources. Healthy ...

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Iodine – Are You Lacking?
Feeling tired? Gaining weight? Your vegan diet may be to blame. If you're vegan, or just eat very little dairy or fish, you may be coming up short in one key mineral, ...

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Looking To Lower Your Cholesterol? Swap It!
While a low fat diet may keep you trim, recent research shows it isn't the key to lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease, at least not the only key. The ...

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10 Foods Every Dieter Should Eat
Studies have found that these foods help curb cravings, fight certain food addictions, boost metabolism and burn fat. And you actually get to chew and savor these ...

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Wise Food Choices For Your Eyes
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which the body converts to Vitamin A and retinol. Vitamin A helps to keep the cornea of the eye lubricated and retinol is essential ...

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Home Brewed Tea Straight From Your Herb Garden
Is your garden over flowing with herbs? Try making tea - whether iced, sun-brewed, or made the old-fashioned way, homemade tea is a wonderful way to add more antioxidants ...

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What To Eat and What NOT To Eat To Shed Pounds Almost Instantly
More than what you should eat, be aware of what you shouldn't eat- which isn't always just the fatty stuff. Some people should stay away from dairy because it can ...

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Ripe for raw
10 Ways to Incorporate Living Foods into a Daily Diet. Here are some tips to keep in mind on your journey to incorporate more of this cuisine into your daily diet ...

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The Best Diet for Brain Health
Research since the 1960s has shown that those who eat a Mediterranean-style diet have lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and overall mortality. ...

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Snack Attack
When it's time to snack, remember the old saying "a little goes a long way", particularly when it's full of good nutrition!

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Get Your Green On
Sure, vegetables are healthy no matter which ones you choose.. but science has proven that certain veggies are nutritional powerhouses and greens are at the top ...

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Are You Missing Out on Key Nutrients?
According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines we�re falling short on four essential nutrients in our diets: calcium, potassium, vitamin D and fiber. Here are ...

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Meatless Monday
According to Meatless Monday, Americans consume 8 ounces of meat per day, 45% more than the USDA recommends, upping our risk for such conditions as cancer, cardiovascular ...

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Four Reasons to Eat More Olive Oil
More brain power. An olive oil compound known as oleocanthal may help protect against Alzheimers disease as you age, according to preliminary research published ...

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Mexican, Asian, Indian, Thai. . .oh my.
Dining out is the new everyday dining. And we like our global cuisine and ethnic flavors. Staying healthy at your favorite eateries can be challenging, but there ...

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This App Does Everything But Make the Meal
With the Food on the Table program you can enter basic information about your family and their food preferences, as well as the stores you like to frequent, and ...

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For the love of cilantro
Rich in antioxidants and other phytonutrients, researchers have found that compounds in cilantro have antibacterial properties, too. Cilantro is commonly used in ...

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Got Chopsticks?
When it comes to eating well, it is not just what you put on the plate, but how you put it in your mouth as well. And by eating more slowly and mindfully, you can ...

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The Big 8
wheat, eggs, soy, cow dairy, fish, shellfish, peanuts and tree nuts. Tree nuts are walnuts, cashews, pecans, almonds, etc. And although peanut and tree nut allergies ...

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Breakfast Dos and Don’ts
Get your juice on. Animal-based research from Texas A&M University suggests that regular intake of antioxidant-rich orange juice or grapefruit juice might help ...

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You Are What You Eat
You Are What You Eat- Salmon, Greens, and Chia Seeds - Sprinkle chia seeds on salads and toss them into smoothies for a nutritional boost you’ll see- and feel!...

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Top 10 Diet-Friendly Carbs
Continued from our Retreat & Renew Daily Tip. According to the new CarbLovers Diet, you can love carbs and lose weight at the same time. Now, this doesn’t ...

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5 Strategies for Mindful Eating and a Healthier, Slimmer You
Nourishment is not just what you eat (good nutrition) but how you eat, too. That's where the act of eating intersects the realm of the mind as well as the body, ...

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Feed Your Brain
Not only key for keeping your body healthy, a diet full of vibrant foods can help sharpen your memory and pump up your brainpower. “What we eat has a very powerful ...

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The Immunutrients: Helping Protect and Defend the Body Universe
Protect, defend, battle, and repair. They’re the cold and flu-fighting superheroes of the body and while they may not be able to literally leap high buildings ...

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Not So Sweet
The lists now regularly offered by health experts revealing sugar’s negative health effects include its potential to cause or contribute to the following conditions: ...

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Say spa-aaahh
The Prescription for Optimizing a Spa-Day at Home Maybe you meditate on the memories of a glorious spa-vacation in your past. Or maybe you haven’t had a spa-day ...

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Do Carbs Really Make You Fat?
Carbohydrates are essential to good nutrition and health. In fact, carbs are considered the ‘master fuel’ in sports nutrition and it’s no surprise since it ...

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The Colors of the Rainbow
Find inspiration and healthy cooking tips from Melissa Petitto, Hilton Head Health Institute’s chef to the stars.

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Personalized Energy
Supplemental vitamins are also available. After you have created your personalized bar, a nutrition calculation is made, letting you know the calorie, fat, protein, ...

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Hotel Spa Chocolates
Casa del Mars Casa Rica Bar captures Europe with rich, sensual flavors like Spanish-smoked paprika, smoked alder wood salt and Spanish roasted almonds, all enveloped ...

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Brewing up a Healthier Winter
Brewing up the very tasty elderberry and drinking it throughout a flu episode will get you back on your feet faster. Another herb to consider stocking is mullein. ...

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Gravitate toward Healthy Bubbles
Fizzy Lizzy puts the “spritz” in your favorite fruit juice. With no added sugar, the sweetness comes from the natural flavors of fresh-squeezed juice, which ...

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Door-to-Door Organics
Typical plans include five to six balanced gourmet meals per day, and may include meal replacement bars that have the same nutritional profile as a meal. All ingredients ...

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Boosting Your Antioxidants
But it turns out the skin of the same apple contains even more antioxidants in the form of polyphenols. Researchers are also discovering that antioxidants can be ...

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Honey Wine
the fermentation process necessary to the creation of this sweet drink was surrounded by an aura of mysticism. Because bees were viewed as messengers sent directly ...

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Savor the Silk Road
Silk Road Aromatherapy & Tea Company, located in the historic Chinatown district of Victoria, British Columbia, offers many of the sensory luxuries of its namesake, ...

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Get your Minty Fix
New Green Tea Antioximints offer the taste satisfaction of a cup of green tea while providing you with your antioxidants (including vitamin C!) in one quick bite. ...

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Make Time for Tea
While tea is inherently healthy, it can be boosted up a bit with the addition of specific herbs that cater to a variety of ailments and needs. Yet, some herbal ...

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Beauty In a Water Bottle
Thanks to its high silica content, Fiji Water helps maintain optimal hydration, which happens to be a key element in maintaining the appearance of youth. Now, the ...

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The Next Generation of Energy Bars
we're seeing the next generation of bars fill not just one shelf, but rows of shelves at health food stores, specialty markets, mega-grocery stores, even the spa ...

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Beauty Bite
Due to the delicate nature of essential fatty acids, Bija Truffles are treated with care, made in a customized mold by hand. In the store, you will find them not ...

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Watered Down
The total supply of water on the planet earth is estimated at 326 million cubic miles. One cubic mile of water equals more than one trillion gallons.

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The Joy Diet
The Joy Diet - Martha Beck, Author of The Joy Diet a motivational book with ten daily practices for a more positive outlook on life.

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Foods that Fight Pain
Cultures in Asia and other parts of the world have compiled detailed pharmacopeias of plants and their various attributes, along with recipes for their preparation ...

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Holiday Cheer for Carb Counters
This is less than half the carbohydrate content of typical wines, which generally ranges from three to five grams for white wines and four to seven for reds. Unlike ...

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Water Tasting
Ahh, someone finally spoke the truth. From the added chemicals and minerals such as chlorine, fluoride, calcium, and zinc to the bottling names like distilled, ...

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Essential Chocolates
Due to the delicate nature of essential fatty acids, Bija Truffles are treated with care, made in a customized mold by hand. In the store, you’ll find them not ...

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A Healthy and Green Indulgence
dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, which help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, and lower your risk for heart disease. But, any ordinary bar of chocolate ...

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Winter Feast for the Heart
Recommendations made by the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee, published in July of 2006, suggest that besides positive lifestyle changes that include ...

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The ABCs of Cooking Oils
many of us are cooking like spa chefs without even trying. Cooking with oils is a delicious way to help your heart, and it appears, your waistline. In fact, studies ...

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Bubbling Up
The average adult loses about ten cups of water every day through normal body functions, but unlike other nutrients, the body does not store excess water. In order ...

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New Dietary Guidelines
Everyone should get a minimum of 30 to 60 minutes of moderate exercise each day. Losing weight will require 60 to 90 minutes of more intense daily exercise. Choose ...

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Scentsational Cuisine
100% organic edible essential oils with a carrier oil like canola or safflower, then sprays or drizzles the mixture on dishes such as tuna carpaccio. His spring ...

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Leaves of Art
The Dragon Lily, a white tea presented with a bright orange lily and blended with jasmine flowers and osmanthus, is their latest addition to the innovative collection. ...

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The Six Tastes of Ayurveda
which is based largely on physical characteristics and temperament. Indeed, within the Ayurvedic system, all lifestyle choices should be made in accordance with ...

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Recipes for Love
Although scientists may scoff, who can deny that the sensuous textures, pleasing scents, and decadent flavors of certain foods can heighten one's senses? "I like ...

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Many Reasons to Eat Your Miso
one of the primary ingredients in Asian cuisine, is now making headlines in the Western world. Doctors have recently begun to tout the healing properties of miso ...

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Caffeine Confusion
Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance found in tea leaves, coffee beans, cacao (used to make chocolate), and kola nuts (the plant that gives cola soda its ...

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Lift Your Libido
30 percent of American women have low sexual desire. In other words, there is a good chance that your libido is lagging. The good news? It doesn‘t have to. There ...

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Balancing Acts
There should be little peaks and valleys in a menu, even a simple one, that provoke and then calm our excitement, tease then satisfy. Balance in a menu isn't about ...

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Dynamic Dozen
We hate cliches as much as you do, but the old adage you are what you eat definitely bears repeating. Faced with seductive supermarket shelves and endless restaurant ...

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Tea Service
Color refers to how the leaves of the tea plant are processed, though they may later be blended with flowers, herbs, or spices to create unique flavors. Herbal ...

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