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

10 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR DIET

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Raw and superfoods foods expert David Wolfe shares his top tips to dramatically enhance energy and vitality Actor Woody Harrelson is known for being a raw foodist, and when he needed to lose 30 pounds in two months for the role of a twisted cop in Rampart, raw food got him there—with some help from […]  Read More

EATING SEASONALLY

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Local, farm-to-table fare makes a world of difference There was a time, not all that long ago relatively speaking, when “eating  seasonally” was not a catch-phrase or a “food movement”—or even a choice. It was simply the way humans received their daily nourishment. Tender greens appeared in the spring, tomatoes and corn were abundant in […]  Read More

YOUR RESOLUTIONS TOOL KIT

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New Year, new you: practical tips and supplement advice to help you maintain the momentum to lose weight, get in shape, and feel great  It’s that time of year: the winter pounds have crept on and maybe your clothes feel a bit snug. If this year your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and […]  Read More

MATTERS OF THE HEART

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The best natural alternatives to conventional heart disease therapies Coronary artery disease, also known as coronary heart disease, is the most common type of heart disease in the United States. It refers to the development of plaque on the inside of the heart’s major arteries. As the plaque grows, blood flow gets reduced, and a […]  Read More

GOOD GROOMING

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Safe ways to keep your pet looking and smelling sweet Chances are you probably already practice safe grooming on yourself and with your kids by using sulfate-, paraben-, and phthalate-free shampoos and conditioners. But how safe are your pet’s grooming products? As a “canine-feline life extension specialist,” I do all I can to extend my […]  Read More