Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Eat Fruit

I love the fact that there are so many different kinds of sweet, juicy fruit to eat all summer long. Grapes, peaches, plums, mangoes, pineapple, and nectarines are just a few of the plentiful fruit that satisfies our cravings on a hot summer day. Fruit is an important part of our food supply. It seems,…

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Natural Sunscreens–Honestly Better or the Next Big Marketing Scheme?

When it comes to marketing, the trend seems to be more towards catch-phrases which appear to be popular, but at the same time are a bit ambiguous. The underlying premise appears to be that consumers are too busy to research what the phrases really mean, and if they like what they hear then they will…

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Test Your Knowledge of Sunscreens and Sun Exposure—Are You Being Safe?

Before you head outdoors for some fun in the sun, take this quiz to test your knowledge of sun safety. What causes sunburn? How long can I stay in the sun? True or False: Sunlight causes skin cancer. How does sunscreen work? How do I choose which sunscreen is best for me (and my family)?…

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From Pregnancy To Elderly–Yoga Can Make You Fit

Over the last few decades, yoga has been gaining in popularity. Yoga studios are popping up in almost every town. Once thought of as for the rich and already fit, yoga is becoming the go-to exercise for busy people who want a break from everyday life. The purpose of modern yoga is to bring about…

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How To Get More Health Benefits From Your Olive Oil

Olive oil has been around since before biblical times and is still a major part of the diet in many countries. Most notably, Greece has the highest consumption per capita, at approximately 24 liters per person. A household of 5 people may use 25 gallons per year. Spain consumes roughly 15 liters per person a…

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Managing Migraines

Most people, at some time in their life, will experience the pain of a headache. Often, it is just an annoyance, an inconvenience. Many will take an over the counter pain reliever, but some will not even do that. Headaches commonly occur from stress or tension, lack of sleep, or some sort of head trauma.…

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Do You Suffer From Night Eating Syndrome?

Do you wake up in the middle of the night starving? Does your hunger keep you from going back to sleep? Do you get up to get a little snack and end up raiding the refrigerator and the pantry? Do you keep snacks in your night stand next to the bed? Do you work 2nd…

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5 Myths About Your Metabolism

The word “metabolism” conjures up many different opinions of what it really means in terms of health. The last several decades have been highlighted by new dietary theories about how to lose weight. Aside from the more radical vegetarian and vegan theories, some of the more notable theories include the low-fat diet, the no fat…

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9 Tips For Better Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for maintaining good health and a positive attitude; it is directly related to productivity, clear thinking, and energy level. The quality and duration of your sleep can mean the difference between just completing a project and completing a project that is both excellent in quality and performed with…

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Enjoying Fall with the Fabulous Butternut Squash and a Recipe

  Fall is such a beautiful time of year. Wherever you live, the signs of fall are unmistakable. The first subtle change that takes place is shorter days and longer nights. Next, you may begin to notice the both the daytime and the nighttime temperatures are not quite as high as in the summer months.…

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