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Yerba Mate: Maybe Not So Healthy

About a year ago, my husband introduced me to an interesting drink that had recently gained popularity in the United States: yerba mate. At first, I thought it was another tea made from the Camellia sinensis bush, but after tasting it, I realized that it had distinctive differences in flavor from the teas that I […]

When A Headache Is More Than Just A Headache
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When A Headache Is More Than Just A Headache

Headaches are among the most common health complaints, and they are rarely signs of serious illness. Unfortunately, headaches can also be symptoms of major medical problems, such as an aneurysm, meningitis or brain cancer. This means it’s important to know how to tell the difference between simple headaches and those caused by these other issues. […]

Holiday Table Time – Tips on Diabetes-Friendly Foods
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Holiday Table Time – Tips on Diabetes-Friendly Foods

When you’re living with diabetes, the holidays aren’t just about food and family; they’re also about healthy choices. For many individuals living with diabetes, the most challenging part of the holidays is navigating the trimmings and side dishes that line the table. Whether you’re a cook or a consumer, here are some easy tips on […]

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Five Health Conscious Gift Ideas For This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time to reconnect with family and friends, but the parties, get-togethers, and family dinners often create complicated situations for anyone who is concerned about their health. Give your loved ones the gift of health this holiday season with these health-conscious presents. Many of these gifts are available on Amazon […]

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The Power of a Smile

A long time ago, I decided that I was going to make a conscious effort to smile whenever I started to feel sad, frustrated or stressed. I wanted to stem the flow of negative emotions created by a poor work situation and bring out more positive, healthy feelings to replace them. The act of smiling, […]

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The Skin Tag Guide: What It Is & How To Treat It

What is a skin tag? A skin tag is a small tag of skin that could have a stalk (peduncle). It resembles a tiny piece of hanging skin. Skin tags are able to form on any part of the skin. However, they are usually found on areas of skin that are frequently rubbing against other […]

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Five Athletic 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is just around the corner and that means it’s time for resolutions. Everyone has a sense of a clean slate and new beginnings as they make plans for a brighter future. It’s the perfect opportunity to set goals for yourself to be athletic and get in the best shape of your life. […]

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Coconut Oil: Health or Hype?

A few months ago, I was at the store waiting at the checkout line and I couldn’t help but notice one of the top shelves stacked with rows and rows of coconut water. I turned to my husband and asked what that was all about. My husband replied that both drinking coconut water and using […]

Thai Food
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Can Thai Food Be Healthy?

Thai food is easily my favorite Asian cuisine. And from the number of Thai restaurants that I see, I can tell I am not alone. Thai food has gained popularity in the United States because of its flavorful, aromatic dishes that are pleasing to the western palate. Most of the dishes that are produced in […]

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Your Food Is Expired! Toss It?

How many times have you thrown away food even though it smelled and looked okay because the expiration date said it was past due? You are not alone, research has shown that many of us in the United States throw away “good, edible” food because we believe that if we consume expired food we risk […]

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Peanut Butter: Pleasantly Beneficial!

Susan loved peanut butter when she was growing up. That means she loved anything with peanut butter either in it or on it. Her passion for peanut butter transcended all other foods, almost to the point of excluding anything without peanut butter. It was so extreme that during her younger years her parents were forced […]

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The Facebook Blues

Is Facebook undermining your mental health? Do you feel the need to log into Facebook a few times a day to post something or see what other people are saying or doing? Do you feel down after doing that? If you feel like Facebook is negatively impacting your mood, you are not alone. Researchers from […]

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Want Great Coffee? Use A Burr Grinder!

I love the aroma and taste of a fresh cup of coffee. Having a cup of coffee everyday starts my day off right. It awakens my senses and elevates my mood. Since my morning coffee is such an enjoyable daily ritual, I strive to create the perfect cup of coffee. Which is why I buy […]

Getting In Shape At Home With CrossFit
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Getting In Shape At Home With CrossFit

A lot of gyms offer CrossFit workouts, but they may be out of your reach because you live far away, can’t pay the membership fees or just don’t have enough time to go to a gym. Luckily CrossFit comes under functional form of exercise, so it can be performed anywhere, including your home. It requires […]

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Tea Tree Oil

Darren was visiting his aunt in Monterey, California. So, while he was using her bathroom to brush his teeth, he did what he had done every time he visited her since he was a kid. He looked through her medicine cabinet. His parents had said that she had been a free spirit when she was […]

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