• Nutrition in Recovery from Addiction

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    Addiction rates in the United States have skyrocketed in recent years. Recent estimates suggest that 8% of people aged 12 or required substance use treatment in the past year. Since the turn of the century we have experienced a heartbreaking opiate epidemic, leading to significant...


    Measuring Body Fat

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    The scale isn't the only way to tell if you're overweight. Read how body fat is measured and what percentage of body fat compared to your total weight is considered too much. Many people who are watching their weight — or trying to lose some...


    Brain tricks: Why you snack even when you’re not hungry

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    You’ve tried every diet. You know to never eat standing at the fridge, you know to cut back on sugar, fat and other calorie-dense foods. You know to only eat when you are hungry and to stop when you’re full. But people are still driven...


    Popcorn as healthy as veggies? Depends how you pop it

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    Who doesn't love unwinding on a Friday night with a terrific movie and a great big bowl of fluffy popcorn? When prepared with just the right ingredients, popcorn is low in calories, heart-smart, and surprisingly chock-full of healthy nutrients. Adding to popcorn's wholesome reputation, researchers...


    3 servings of whole grains daily can help prolong life, new study finds

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    When "carbs are bad" turned into "gluten is bad" it meant many more people stopped eating the food group that may actually help us live longer. Whole grains are a good source of multiple nutrients, including fiber, vitamins, mineral, and phytochemicals, which have antioxidant properties....


    Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate

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    Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine? Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you'll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function. But do they really work? There's no denying that as we age, our...


    Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

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    Eat for a healthy smile Prevention is the best medicine for your smile. Although fillings, crowns, and professional whitening can make your teeth stronger and brighter, it's better (and cheaper!) to avoid cavities and stains in the first place, by brushing, flossing, and—last but not...


    The Yoga of Eating: 12 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Binge

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    The holidays are often a time of excess for everyone--even those with an otherwise healthy yoga lifestyle. Come January, it's little surprise that most New Year's resolutions have something to do with dieting or loosing weight. However, instead of signing up for the usual binge/diet...


    Healthy Chocolate Truffles

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    We're inspired to experiment with ALL the versions of these yummy, healthy truffles brought to you by Kale & Chocolate's Elise Museles. From my cocoa dusted kitchen to yours, you’re going to love my double ‘thumbs up’ family-approved decadent chocolate truffle. Loaded with antioxidants & heart healthy fats, this...


    5 Prebiotic Foods To Keep Your Gut Health In Check

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    By now, everyone has heard a lot about probiotics or "good bacteria" for your GI tract, but many people don't know as much about prebiotics and how they help the gut. Probiotics are good bacteria that help with digestion and more, and more research is...