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Inflammation Buster
Infections, from flu to pneumonia to Covid-19, become deadly when the immune system generates excessive inflammation in a misguided attempt to beat a virus or bacteria. Lab, animal, and preliminary human trials have found that resveratrol reduces inf
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Eat Your Veggie—Muffins!
During the low-fat craze of the ’80s, people would routinely scarf down humongous “no-fat” blueberry muffins, thinking they were consuming healthy fare when in fact they were consuming close to 1,000 calories of processed carbs that turned out to be
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Know Your Heart
Q I have a strong family history of heart disease, and many of my relatives died fairly young. I’m 45. What can I do to decrease my risk? The heart is a complex muscle that pumps 60 or so beats per minute for 1,440 minutes per day, 365 days per year.
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Herbs to Heal Your Heart
Leonurus cardiaca is a lovely, tasty plant medicine in the mint family that can help stabilize light arrhythmias. It’s particularly useful for cardiac problems coupled with sadness or grief. The common name for this pretty flower is motherwort, and i
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Boosting Male Testosterone Levels Naturally
Testosterone deficiency, or low T, negatively affects a man’s quality of life and is a known risk factor for early death. Testosterone levels are at their highest by early adulthood, and then decrease by 1–2 percent each year around age 40. Why is lo
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Niacinamide for Great Skin
Check the ingredients in your face serums, moisturizers, masks, and eye creams, and you may be surprised to find “niacinamide” listed. Not to be confused with niacin, this is a different form of vitamin B3 that has the versatile ability to improve hy
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Spotlight on Supplements
Supplements are increasingly becoming a part of daily life for the average person. Especially with Covid, preventive health has become more relevant than ever. What’s more, the choices are endless. Don’t like to swallow pills? There’s a gummy for tha
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5 Apps That Make Your Workouts More Fun
Gone are the days when your workouts have to feel like a monotonous chore—walking on an endless treadmill, suffering through sit-ups, and counting jumping jacks are so 2015. Instead, you can use virtual reality to put yourself right into a video game
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Our Writers
* Jeannette Bessinger, CHHC, is an award-winning educator, author, and a real food chef. She’s helped thousands of people make lasting healthy changes to unhealthy habits. * Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is a board-certified nutritio
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Relax + Calm* Magnesium A highly absorbable powder mix of magnesium citrate, malate, and glycinate that may ease muscle tension and promote serenity. It comes in Blackberry Hibiscus Oasis and Raspberry Lemonade. Anxiety Free Find your chill with this
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Stop Fueling The Flames
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? For a long time, research identified chronic inflammation as a symptom of many diseases, but only in the past decade or two has it been linked to the cause of many illnesses. The body’s natural inflammatory p
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10 Reasons to Be THANKFUL
❶ You can still watch the Macy’s parade on TV—as most people usually do. ❷ If you’re a football fan, you can still watch the games on TV, and if your fan buddies aren’t with you, share the experience with them by phone or video. ❸ We know now more th
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Are You Inflamed?
Your doctor can diagnose chronic inflammation with a blood test. The most common inflammatory markers requested in tests and used as benchmarks in clinical trials include: * C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP): This is measured because levels can increase just
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No Need For Fad Weight-loss Diets
Overweight people who routinely eat a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet live longer than their thinner counterparts who eat an unhealthy diet of take-out and fast food, according to a 21-year study of 79,000 middle-aged and older men and women in Swe
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How to Combat Chronic Inflammation
The good news is that there are many natural ways to tame chronic inflammation and reduce your risk of developing these inflammatory diseases. Here are three of the best: A yellow-orange pigment found in the Indian spice turmeric, curcumin has been s
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YOGA POSES for Whatever Ails You
Feel anxious? Bloated? Do your hips hurt? Or maybe all that time at your computer is giving you a touch of carpal tunnel syndrome. There’s a yoga pose for these and many other ailments, free of charge, at And if you prefer a class, take
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Gobble, Gobble!
The fragrant aroma of roasting turkey is a welcome scent on Thanksgiving. But what do you do with the rest of that bird after turkey sandwiches have lost their appeal? A few quick tips can add life to leftovers long after the feast. First, keep it si
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PREDIABETES? Consider Cinnamon
Cinnamon doesn’t just add flavor to your favorite recipes. Taking a 500-mg cinnamon supplement three times per day for 12 weeks can lower high blood sugar and help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a study of 51 people with prediabetes. Led by Bo
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Are There Benefits to Going Nuts with Your Diet?
Q My daughter and I love eating nuts, especially during the holidays. But we usually try to hold ourselves back and refrain from eating them. I have metabolic syndrome and think that nuts probably aren’t good for my condition. My daughter thinks that
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Muscle Loss Is No Match For Vitamin C
The human body loses 1 percent of muscle mass per year after age 50, which doesn’t sound like a lot. But over the years, it adds up and can lead to frailty, diabetes, and disability. Fortunately, vitamin C can slow down this loss of muscle. British r
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What’s a Realistic Serving?
The key to reaping the benefits of nuts is to eat them in moderation. All it takes is a ½ oz. to 1 oz. serving daily up to five days a week. The following amounts equal 1 oz: 24 almonds18 medium cashews12 hazelnuts,8 medium Brazil nuts12 macadamia nu
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A Mission In Search Of A Company
Ever since she went vegan in the mid-1980s, Miyoko Schinner’s life has been about one thing: “I want to convince the world there’s a better way to eat.” So her story began as a mission in search of a company, not the other way around. “First I starte
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When Nuts Aren’t Good For You
We’re all biochemically unique, so keep in mind two exceptions to the research indicating that nuts are beneficial for health: ❶ If you are allergic to one or more kinds of nuts, you shouldn’t eat them. Eating your specific food allergens is dangerou
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Look What Just Arrived
Give your microbiome the fuel it needs to thrive. Inner Life! Prebiotic Peach Iced Tea Flavor nourishes your microbiome with 3.8 grams (per serving) of the prebiotic fiber Arabinoxylan, which is proven to promote the growth of beneficial bifidobacter
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Don’t Stress It With Magnesium
You know you need magnesium for healthy bones. But this important mineral—the fourth most abundant in the human body—plays a key role in many other, equally crucial physiological processes. The majority of your body’s magnesium is stored in your bone
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Get A Crush On Resveratrol
Resveratrol has been touted—and doubted—as an all-round, age-reversing miracle supplement, partially based on early research showing that it extends the life of some animals, such as worms and killifish. Initial lab and animal studies also fueled its
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Relish These Fall Fruits
The leaves are down, the wind is blowing, and the fireplace is getting a workout. But for me, November is just a lead-in to the food holiday of the year—Thanksgiving. One of my all-time favorite seasonal side dishes is a Cranberry, Pear, and Orange R
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Send Your Excess Pounds Packing With LIPOIC ACID
According to a 24-week trial in The Journal of Nutrition, women and some men lost weight—without changing their diets or exercise habits—with lipoic acid, also known as alpha lipoic acid. The study compared lipoic acid supplements with a placebo in t
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Protect the Health of Your Breasts
Q Several older women I know either have had breast cancer or have it now. I’m only 18, but I’m wondering if there is anything I can do to protect my breasts now so I don’t develop breast cancer in the future? Kudos to you for thinking about preventi
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