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

HEAD TO TOE SPRING MAKEOVER

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Shake the winter blahs with revitalizing (and safe) skin- and hair-care products Ready to do some spring cleaning on your personal care routine? Check the ingredients labels on items like shampoos, body washes, and moisturizers. You’ll likely find parabens, artificial fragrances, and other not-so-natural additives. These ingredients can actually be absorbed through the skin and can build […]  Read More

ENERGIZE WITH AROMATHERAPY

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Wake up and face the day with these invigorating essential oil blends Awaken your senses with clean, refreshing scents.  Citrus aromas are naturally cleansing and energizing—try lemon, grapefruit,  or sweet orange—or a mix of all three. Bergamot, peppermint, tangerine, lime, ginger, eucalyptus, and rosemary scents, to name a few, are all used to uplift the […]  Read More

PROBIOTIC POWER

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What you need to know now for optimum health There are many pros of probiotics—those microscopic bugs that populate our guts play a big role in overall health. Probiotics boost your immune and digestive systems, and protect your gut’s lining. These beneficial bacteria may also help treat diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease […]  Read More

NUTS ABOUT COCONUT OIL

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Q: What’s the deal with coconut oil? I see it everywhere, but I’m not sure why I need it or what to do with it. —Ken S., Asheville, N.C. A: Coconut oil is a really wonderful oil, and I recommend it highly. Coconut and coconut oil have been used as folk remedies to treat more than 35 […]  Read More

FARE THEE WELL

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 The world’s healthiest (and most delicious) cuisines Can you dine your way to good health? It may be possible if you feast on this fare. The traditional diets of the Mediterranean, Vietnam, and Japan are considered three of the healthiest in the world, and they all share a few common elements: fish and seafood, fruits […]  Read More