SEVEN STRATEGIES TO REDUCE STROKE RISK

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Q: Is it possible to prevent a stroke? — J.H., Seattle A. See if you can guess the answer to this word puzzle: Gas is to car as ____ is to brain. Give up? The answer is blood. Your car can’t run without gas, and your brain can’t “run” without blood. Deprive the brain of blood for even […]  Read More

SECRETS TO NON-STOP ENERGY

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Feeling strained, drained, or just plain pooped? These strategies can help you to revive on every level Take a look at a bookshelf, magazine rack, or best-seller list, and you’ll see dozens of references to energy. It’s one of the most pressing health issues of our times. In fact, almost 80 percent of Americans say that they’re […]  Read More

MIX THINGS UP

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Juicing is a refreshing way to make the most of summer produce—here’s how to do it right Juicing can be an excellent way to get more and varied produce into your diet. It provides a concentrated dose of nutrients, and it gives you a fun way to enjoy some vegetables that you might otherwise avoid. The […]  Read More

THERE’S MORE TO MELATONIN

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This hormone not only regulates sleep, but also scavenges free radicals and may even help fight cancer While more and more research shows that we absolutely need sleep, there’s a lot more to it. Sleep by itself is not enough. We need to sleep in darkness. The reason is melatonin. Produced mainly by the pineal gland in […]  Read More

BEE-AUTIFUL!

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Honey may be nature’s sweetest beauty secret for clear skin and shiny hair The abundance of sugars, trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids found naturally in honey provide powerful moisturizing and anti-aging benefits for hair and skin. Honey contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, as well as natural antioxidants that help to protect against bacteria […]  Read More

A MUSHROOM WITH MUSCLE

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Five ways cordyceps can improve your workout Cordyceps mushroom, a fungus found on Tibetan caterpillars (giving it the nickname “caterpillar fungus”), is a medicinal mushroom with a long history of use in Chinese medicine. Legend has it that Chinese yak herders discovered the potential use of cordyceps when they noticed the animals that consumed the […]  Read More

AMAZING NEWS

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Hot Ingredient Spotlight: Beet Powder what is it? Beet juice powder is a concentrated form of beet juice from red beets (Beta vulgaris) and a convenient way to get the benefits of fresh beets. why you need it: Beets are one of the highest vegetable sources of folic acid (known to prevent birth defects), potassium, […]  Read More

SUMMER TRAVEL KIT

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Stash these in your tote and get ready for safe fun in the sun Are you prepared for burning rays, pesky mosquitos, and other summertime perils? Here’s what you’ll need, whether you’re headed for a day at the beach or to a backyard barbecue.     WELEDA Citrus Deodorant Spray You’ll love the citrusy scent of […]  Read More

REAL MEN TAKE SUPPLEMENTS

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Five real guys share how supplements help them stay healthy Nelson Saenz Age: 37 Location: Los Angeles Occupation: Vice president of technology for a publishing company With a fast-paced IT career and an even faster-paced young family at home, Nelson Saenz describes his personal health lifestyle as fairly conscientious. The 37-year-old weight trains and trail […]  Read More

PLANT-DERIVED MINERALS

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The richest source of minerals are hiding deep in the earth Imitating nature is one of the hottest trends in supplements. Food based vitamins, for example, boast all of the nutritional constituents of the whole foods from which they are derived. Now, plant-derived minerals also offer vital nutrients in a form designed by nature. Ever since […]  Read More