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3 Super Greens You Haven’t Tried Yet, But Should

3 Super Greens You Haven’t Tried Yet, But Should

What green veggies did you toss into your grocery cart this week? Let me guess: baby spinach, romaine and kale? Me, too. Nutrition science tells us again and again to eat more dark green leafy vegetables, so we reach for what we know. But a recent ranking of 47 ultra-healthful produce items reveals some surprising […]

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    Concerned About the Zika Virus? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Concerned About the Zika Virus? Here’s What You Need to Know

    What are your chances of getting bit by a mosquito infected with the Zika virus? All U.S. public officials can say at this point is, they’re not zero. Mosquitos of the Aedes species that are the prime suspects for spreading the disease thrive in tropical and subtropical climates around the world, but they can also […]

    What Is The Clean 9 Diet?

    What Is The Clean 9 Diet?

    The Clean 9 is a diet and detox plan that promises to help you lose weight quickly. Diets that promise fast weight loss can be very popular. However, many people who try them are unable to keep the weight off. The Clean 9 diet may be useful to some people who want to lose weight […]

    These 10 Superfoods Can Help Balance Your Hormones and Reduce Inflammation

    These 10 Superfoods Can Help Balance Your Hormones and Reduce Inflammation

    Hormonal imbalances and inflammation are common conditions in the U.S. They are often the culprit behind symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, high blood pressure, headaches and bloating. Unfortunately they can also increase the risk of more serious diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. The good news? Eating certain foods will help balance your hormones and […]

    3 Most Environmentally Damaging Habits You Might Be Able to Change

    3 Most Environmentally Damaging Habits You Might Be Able to Change

    Homo sapiens means “wise person.” But considering our behaviors that are putting the Earth’s ecosystems at risk, we haven’t been very wise at all. Every single day, many of our personal choices and individual actions negatively impact the environment in myriad ways. From turning on a light switch to throwing away a plastic bottle to […]

    5 Kinds of Tea You Should Drink for Optimal Health

    5 Kinds of Tea You Should Drink for Optimal Health

    America’s love affair with coffee is deeply entrenched (and totally understandable), but more and more people are switching over to tea. Tea has been used as medicine for thousands of years and its health benefits have been lauded by health experts. Tea is delicious, comforting, warm and healthy, but it’s also full of variety. Tea […]

    Always Wanted to Grow Your Own Garlic? Here’s How

    Always Wanted to Grow Your Own Garlic? Here’s How

    If you’ve always wanted to try growing garlic, now is a great time to start. Here’s everything you need to know about how to grow garlic, from clove to harvest. You probably think of garlic as a fall crop, but it turns out that you can plant in the spring, too. If you’re planning a spring planting, wait until […]

    8 Ways to Ensure a Better Night’s Sleep

    8 Ways to Ensure a Better Night’s Sleep

    “I read recently that lack of sleep can lead to chronic disease and other problems,” writes this week’s house call. “I have kids, a job with crazy hours and personal stress. I struggle to get a great night’s sleep.” Sadly, your situation has become all too common in our stressed-out, super-busy, hyper-caffeinated, modern world. Among […]

    5 Essential Oil Recipes for All Your Spring Cleaning

    5 Essential Oil Recipes for All Your Spring Cleaning

    Have you started your spring cleaning? It can be a daunting task–especially when you know there’s dust, dirt and germs lurking everywhere. Certain essential oils that have antimicrobial properties can help you get your entire home spic and span in a natural, chemical-free way. Best of all, you can choose what scents you like best […]