Four(4) Daily Habits That Are Hurting Your Health

screen time and health
October 10, 2017

Loading… Our daily habits can become such an ingrained part of our routines that we may barely even notice ourselves doing them over time. But, some of these habits could seriously be hurting your health. Sure, they may not seem like a big deal when you do them once in a while, but once they become habits, it’s time to revisit and make some changes. What Is a Habit? According…

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Fourteen(14) Tips to Beat the Heat and Keep Your Cool This Summer

Tips to Beat the Heat
October 10, 2017

Loading… Are you headed outdoors for some activity or a workout but are already dreading it because of the heat? I don’t blame you! Sometimes you want to get outside for all of the additional benefits nature bestows, but how do you stay cool and beat the heat? Go ahead and grab a nice iced beverage, and enjoy these tips that will help you face the hot weather as well…

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Five(5) Hacks to Improve Your Eye Health After 40

Improve Eye Health
October 10, 2017

Loading… According to research conducted by the American Foundation of the Blind, most Americans (21%) fear that vision problems may have a more negative impact on quality of life than any other serious health problems, including cancer (14%), stroke (11%), heart disease (6%), and diabetes (4%). That’s quite staggering, but when you think about it, our concerns about losing our vision as we get older are justified by our fears…

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Favorite Non-Diet Ways to Improve Your Health

Laughter and Health
October 10, 2017

Loading… Virtually everyone knows that if you want to be healthy, you have to eat wholesome, nutritious foods in appropriate amounts (at least 80% of the time or so) and exercise regularly. You also need to maintain a healthy weight, which is generally an outcome of the previously mentioned lifestyle factors. And of course, smoking is, well, bad. In fact, in 2009, the results of the European Prospective Investigation into…

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What is Clean Eating: A Beginner’s Guide

What is Clean Eating
October 10, 2017

Loading… Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “clean eating” thrown around lately. Sure, it sounds healthy, but exactly what is clean eating? That’s a great question, and in this article, we’ll give you our take on the topic as well as provide you with step-by-step guidance on how to start eating clean! What is Clean Eating The basic premise of clean eating is to consume mostly healthy, whole, minimally-processed foods. “Clean” food doesn’t have a…

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The Dirty Truth about Detox Diets

Truth About Detox Diets
October 10, 2017

Loading…  There’s no doubt about it, the promises of detox diets and cleanses are alluring. Here’s a sampling of what you might hear or read: “Jump start your weight loss” ”Eliminate impurities” ”Drop 21 pounds in 10 days” ”Expel toxins” ”Revitalize and re-energize your body” ”Whisk away polluting nasties” ”Fast, easy weight loss” ”Purify the body” “Lose weight like the celebrities” ”Flush away toxins” But do they work? Can they…

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Eight(8) Possible Reasons You Should Be Eating More Healthy Fats

Healthy Fats
October 10, 2017

Loading… Well, hello there!  It’s Joel, and I’m right in the middle of enjoying some fresh, homemade guacamole with gluten-free tortilla chips (made from rice flour).  It sure is a nice, yummy, fat-burning snack—chockful of healthy fats—on a beautiful day here in Miami, Florida. Now, most people don’t think of chips and guac as a fat-burning snack! Sure, they’re high in fat, but avocados are actually one of the healthiest…

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Health-Drinking Plenty of Water Could Help Prevent UTIs in Women

October 10, 2017

Loading… American researchers may have found a simple way to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), finding that drinking an additional three pints (or 1.42 liters) of water a day could help keep the infections at bay in women who are prone to them. Led by Thomas M Hooton, MD, clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Miami School of Medicine, the study looked at 140 healthy premenopausal…

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See How Ketogenic diets can help weight loss, but come with risks, warns a nutritionist

October 9, 2017

Loading… The ketogenic diet allows for high quantities of meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, butter, and oils, with avocado and dairy products in moderation. Popular with athletes and models, the ketogenic diet is high in fat and very low in carbohydrates. Carol Johnston, a director of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University, explains why it is so successful when it comes to weight loss. On the ketogenic…

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Possible Ways a plant-based diet can reduce hypertension and prevent Stroke

October 9, 2017

Loading… What do five of the 10 leading causes of illness and death in the Philippines have in common? Coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and atherosclerosis are all associated with our diets. In particular, stroke, a disease of the vascular system, has strong links to what we eat. Experts say that nutrients found in plants are associated with a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, and that…

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