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These simple, science-based self-care solutions are the key to staying well, all year-round.

Own My Wellness

My life. My body. My wellness.

These simple, science-based self-care solutions are the key to staying well, all year-round.

Wellness Digest

Live your best life with easy, actionable health tips from our 2021 Wellness Digest.

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Wellness Digest

Live your best life with easy, actionable health tips from our 2021 Wellness Digest.

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Five Ways To Proactively Safeguard Our Health and Wellness

Shoring up your natural defenses is key to staying well. Here are five steps you can take to support your immune health and wellness.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Probiotics

Why yogurt isn't offering you the probiotics you need, not every probiotic supplement will benefit your health--and other probiotic facts.

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The 3 Best Nutrients for Strong Bones & Joints

Why vitamin K2, collagen and glucosamine are the top three nutrients to stay flexible, strong and agile.

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Two Visionary Nutrients for Your Mind and Eyes

Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are good for vision health, but wait until you find out what they can do for your brain.

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Brain Food: Best Grilled Salmon Salads

Salmon is a superfood that benefits brain health. Here are some popular ways to pair grilled salmon with salad.

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5 Natural Ways to Heal Quickly

Sometimes, life throws you some curveballs—but that doesn't mean you have to be down for the count. Here are 5 tips for getting back on your feet—faster!

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What Makes Vitamin K Supplements Special

Vitamin K helps your body make use of calcium—and that’s important for heart and bone health. But where does vitamin K come from?

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How to Get Back in Shape After Inactivity

These quick, simple tricks will help get you back in shape, from couch to cardio, after months of inactivity.

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Endocannabinoid System 101: Is There a CBD Alternative?

What is the endocannabinoid system and how does CBD support it? Some natural alternatives to CBD.

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Can You Put Collagen in Coffee?

Adding a scoop of collagen to your morning coffee not only gives you energy, but can also offer anti-aging benefits.

Lifestyle & Wellness

Tips & tricks for navigating today's challenging landscape.

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Lifestyle & Wellness

Tips & tricks for navigating today's challenging landscape.

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How To Comfort A Friend Who’s Lost Someone

If your friend is grieving, it’s important to be there for them and to say the right thing. Dr. Kathy Wilson explains how to provide comfort while social distancing.

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DIY: Common Homemade Disinfectants

If it’s been a struggle to find cleaning spray or wipes, get creative with what you have at home with these DIY ideas for homemade disinfectants.

DIY: Homemade Face Masks For Coronavirus

This DIY video shows you how to make a no-sew mask from a bandana or T-shirt--so you can easily mask up, stay safe…and be comfortable.

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7 New Ways to Connect with Friends While Social Distancing

You can still stay connected with friends while social distancing. From birthdays ideas to fitness challenges, check out these 7 fun swap-outs for social activities.

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How Honest Are You With Your Doctor?

Does having open and honest conversations with your doctor come naturally to you? You might be surprised to find out that's not the case for everyone.

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Exploring the Changes of Menopause

Here's how menopause transforms bodies, minds and relationships, according to a survey of 1,000 women going through this life-altering transition.

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How Health Habits Change With Age

Which generation has the healthiest habits? What's the right age to prioritize health, and where does each generation seek advice? We polled over 1,000 people between the ages of 21 and 73 about their habits.

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Five Ways To Proactively Safeguard Our Health and Wellness

Shoring up your natural defenses is key to staying well. Here are five steps you can take to support your immune health and wellness.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Health from Aging Immune Cells

As we age, our immune cells can experience some "wear and tear." With these 5 lifestyle changes, you'll be able to freshen up your body's natural defense system!

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7 Tips for Back Pain Relief

We all get a little achy from time to time, but these 7 tips offer the perfect way to put back discomfort behind you.

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How Have Health Habits Changed During Quarantine?

Has our pursuit of a healthier lifestyle changed during lockdown? Learn about shifts of habits, mental health, sleep patterns and sexuality.

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From Chronic Illness to Wellness: One Woman’s Story

Erin Porter overcame health challenges in a surprisingly simple way—she changed her approach to nutrition.

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3 Ways to Know You’re Choosing the Best Vitamins and Supplements

Want the best for your health? Match nutrients to your health goals and ask about a supplement's purity and potency before you buy.

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What Makes Vitamin K Supplements Special

Vitamin K helps your body make use of calcium—and that’s important for heart and bone health. But where does vitamin K come from?

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Two Visionary Nutrients for Your Mind and Eyes

Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are good for vision health, but wait until you find out what they can do for your brain.

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These Lab Tests Will Tell You if Your Supplements Are Working

If you take vitamins and supplements, how do you know that they’re benefitting your nutrition? A variety of lab tests can reveal your nutritional status.

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5 Top Lab Tests Everyone Should Take

Lab tests can get your health on check while you age. Take these blood tests every year to identify nutritional deficiencies and meet your health goals.

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The Best Supplements for Women

What are the best supplements for women? These vitamins, minerals and supplements will help you keep healthy estrogen levels, heart and bones.

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Anti-Aging Skincare: Everything You Need to Know

Curious about anti-aging skin care? We’ve got you covered with these DO’s and DON’Ts for healthy, young-looking skin.

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Is HMB Good for Bodybuilding?

HMB, beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate, is a natural compound that boost your muscle mass, strength and support recovery.

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Waist Trainers: Are There Better Ways to Shape Your Body?

Perhaps you have considered buying a waist trainer, a body shaping device that influencers like Kardashian made popular. Consider the pros and cons of this corset.

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5 Skin Benefits of Using Ceramides

Curious about the benefits of using ceramides for your skin? Here’s what they are and why they are a must for an anti-aging strategy.

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What Does Microdermabrasion Do?

Did you know that you could be missing one of the most important steps in your anti-aging skincare routine?

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Why You Need a Nighttime Skin Care Routine

Wondering why you need a nighttime skin care routine? We have got the answer to this question.

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What is Retinyl Palmitate?

What is Retinyl Palmitate and how does it help promote healthy skin? This anti-aging ingredient is a vitamin A derivative.

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Go Green: Health Benefits of Chlorophyll Supplements

Found in green vegetables, chlorophyll has many health benefits, but you might get more out of a chlorophyllin supplement than food alone.

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What Are the Benefits of NAC Supplements?

There are so many reasons to supplement with NAC. N-acetyl L-cysteine supports healthy immune and respiratory function—plus your brain, liver and more!

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How to Find High Quality Curcumin

Curcumin from turmeric is a supplement on demand. But what is Curcumin? What curcumin is best? How can I tell?

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Get fit & feel good...from head to toe!

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Stay Energized

Get fit & feel good...from head to toe!

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Ten Yoga Poses to Increase Flexibility

Getting on your mat for 10 minutes can benefit your mind, body and spirit. Say "Namaste" to lean muscle mass, flexibility and balance with these yoga poses.

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At-Home Workout: Shape Your Body With Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are inexpensive, you can use them on any body part, and you can take them with you anywhere for a workout or just a good stretch.

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Taking Charge of Your Health: Joints

Healthy, comfortable joints can be yours! Limber up with the right nutritional strategy and these lifestyle tweaks.

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3 Nutrients That Help Your Body Make More Energy

Some days, you can take on the world. Other days, not so much. Discover which 3 nutrients help your body super-charge its energy levels through ATP.

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Best Cardio Chores to Burn Calories at Home

Not motivated to work out after cleaning, or maybe all those chores made you too tired to exercise? Life Extension's exclusive house-cleaning-cardio is the answer.

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5 Natural Ways to Heal Quickly

Sometimes, life throws you some curveballs—but that doesn't mean you have to be down for the count. Here are 5 tips for getting back on your feet—faster!

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12 Ways to Boost Your Energy in Winter

Does winter get you down? These 12 tips can help you boost your energy naturally and keep your metabolism on high in colder months.

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How to Get Back in Shape After Inactivity

These quick, simple tricks will help get you back in shape, from couch to cardio, after months of inactivity.

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The 3 Best Nutrients for Strong Bones & Joints

Why vitamin K2, collagen and glucosamine are the top three nutrients to stay flexible, strong and agile.

The Right Mindset

Get ahead of cognitive health with these tips & insights.

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The Right Mindset

Get ahead of cognitive health with these tips & insights.

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Taking Charge of Your Health: Memory & Cognition

Here's what you need to know about short and long-term memory—and how the right nutrition supports your cognitive health.

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How Exercise Boosts Your Brain

Talk about gains. Exercise increases brain mass and volume and improves neural function. Lose weight while boosting your memory, mood, sleep and ability to learn.

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6 Reasons Why You Need More Sleep

Getting enough sleep? If your answer is, "Dream on!" then you're not alone. But if you don't snooze, your mood, immune health, diet and brain function may lose.

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Find Your Focus Top Six Productivity Tips

A productive day starts with proper time management and mental focus. Here are six productivity tips to help you avoid distractions and achieve your goals.

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Meditation Is Easy: How 5-10 Minutes Of Meditation Makes A Difference

From pain relief to a better night's sleep, meditation is an ancient practice that has mind, body and spirit benefits. Best of all, it's as easy to do as 1-2-3.

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Stay-Calm Checklist

Follow our stay-calm checklist to get a handle on your racing thoughts—and to keep physical symptoms of stress in check, all from the comfort of your own home.

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How to Avoid Burnout: Top Herbs and Lifestyle Tips

If you are feeling stress, fatigue or mental drain, nutrients and lifestyle changes can help you feel like yourself again.

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How to Sleep Better with Melatonin

Melatonin is widely known for its ability to help people fall asleep. But, what are the other benefits of this nutrient?

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How To Remember Your Dreams

There are psychological benefits to remembering your dreams, so boosting your recall is a good idea. Here are our tips.

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Good Night: The 4 Stages of Sleep

So what does a good night sleep actually mean? There are four stages of sleep, and your body needs to experience each of them to rest, recover and prepare for the next day.

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Endocannabinoid System 101: Is There a CBD Alternative?

What is the endocannabinoid system and how does CBD support it? Some natural alternatives to CBD.

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How to Get Better Sleep: A Helpful Guide

Tossing and turning all night? Here are nine tips to help you fall asleep and stay asleep all night long.

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Has Quarantine Affected Your Mental Health?

Living through a quarantine has taken a toll, with increases in cases of depression and anxiety. Neurotransmitter laboratory tests may help reveal the true state of your emotional well-being, according to Dr. Scott Fogle.

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10 Health Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep

The benefits of getting enough sleep go beyond your beauty rest: it influences your mood, immune and mental health. Here are 10 ways that restful sleep will make your life healthier.

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What To Do When You Can't Sleep

If you can't fall asleep and find yourself restless in the middle of the night, check out these tips and tricks for getting some sleep.

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How Does Melatonin Work

There’s a special supplement you can take for the best night rest. Meet your bedside buddy, melatonin. Learn what is melatonin and who should take it.

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Valerian Root vs. Melatonin: Which Is Better for Sleep?

There are so many supplements to support sleep. We’ve broken down the valerian root vs melatonin comparison so you can get your best night’s sleep.

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Is Fish Oil Good for Your Brain?

You’ve probably heard that fish oil is good for you: it has heart and skin health benefits. Want another reason to get hooked on this supplement? The fish oil benefits for brain.

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The Gut-Mind Connection: Ways to Calm an Upset Stomach

What you are thinking and how your stomach feels are linked. Follow these tips to maintain a healthy gut-mind connection.

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Weight Loss: How to Stop Negative Self-Talk

How does negative self-talk affect your weight? When exercise routines and calorie restriction diet plans don’t seem to be “working,” there’s a factor you haven’t considered: your mind.

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How to Increase Dopamine Naturally

What does dopamine do? Dopamine is the "feel good" neurotransmitter. Here’s how to increase your dopamine levels naturally.

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How Are Cortisol and Stress Related?

 How cortisol and stress are related and how it impacts your mental health. Learn more.

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Keep the beat on cardiovascular health with recipes & expert advice.

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Live Heart Healthy

Keep the beat on cardiovascular health with recipes & expert advice.

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Preventing Plaque: Show Your Arteries Some Love

Did you know that nutrition and lifestyle can play a big role in the health of your arteries? Here's how to nourish a healthy cardiovascular system.

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Heart-Healthy Recipe

Our dietitian's delicious heart-healthy recipe can be made with pantry staples and some fresh baby spinach.

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How Can I Keep My Heart Healthy?

A long life requires treating your ticker right. Cardiology expert Dr. April Parks-McDuffie offers tips for maintaining heart health, plus supplement recommendations.

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Can You Reduce Your Homocysteine Levels?

What causes high homocysteine? Why is it unhealthy to have high homocysteine levels? Fortunately, changing your diet can be the key.

Eat Right, Stay Safe

A healthy weight starts with the right nutrition.

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Eat Right, Stay Safe

A healthy weight starts with the right nutrition.

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Stay Well Checklist

A strong immune system has never been more important. Despite the media buzz, simple choices are the best defense. Check off each item on this stay-well checklist.

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How My Diet Impacts My Health

Food impacts everything from our immune system to digestion to our mental well-being. Registered dietitian Holli Ryan explains why we truly are what we eat.

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Four Ways to Prevent Leptin Resistance

Constantly eating? It might be because your brain doesn't process when you feel full. Here are four tips to step away from the dinner table—satisfied but not stuffed!

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Using Vitamin C and D to Boost Your Immune System

Get the lowdown on vitamins C and D, two nutrients that play a critical role in immune health.

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6 Ways To Boost Your Mood With Food

The foods you eat directly impact your mood. Here's how your diet influences your mental wellbeing.

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8 Nutritious Protein Powder Recipes

Nutrition experts from Instagram share their favorite ways to use our whey protein powder or plant protein powder in a recipe. Check them out.

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8 Healthy Food Swaps for the Holidays

These 8 healthy holiday foods may support a healthy inflammatory response. Eat up to promote whole body health!

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Why Black is the New Green Tea

Might black tea be better for you than green tea? Learn why going to the "dark side" brews up unique health benefits.

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How Often Should You Snack?

What should you snack on and when? The answers depend on your calorie needs, but here are some healthy snack suggestions.

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How to Manage Weight Without Intermittent Fasting

What is the best diet to lose weight? Although calorie restriction isn't always easy, the intermittent calorie restriction program has shown many benefits.

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Are You Eating These Top Probiotic Foods?

These are the foods that contain the most live, active cultures of beneficial bacteria. Dietary supplements can ensure we are getting enough.

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What’s the Difference Between Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotics?

Not everyone knows what probiotics are. There are also prebiotics and postbiotics. They all aid in digestive and immune health, and come from different sources.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Probiotics

Why yogurt isn't offering you the probiotics you need, not every probiotic supplement will benefit your health--and other probiotic facts.

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Clean Eating: Tips for a Healthy Pantry

Here's how to stock your pantry with healthy food staples—so you can eat clean every day.

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Brain Food: Best Grilled Salmon Salads

Salmon is a superfood that benefits brain health. Here are some popular ways to pair grilled salmon with salad.

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Can You Put Collagen in Coffee?

Adding a scoop of collagen to your morning coffee not only gives you energy, but can also offer anti-aging benefits.

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Seaweed Health Benefits and Recipe Ideas

Seaweed contains nutrients that can benefit your health. Learn how to make a seaweed salad or wrap a seaweed sushi to boost your intake of sea vegetables.

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Reasons Why You Might Want to Go Gluten-Free

Celiac disease isn’t the only reason to avoid gluten. Our registered dietitian explains that a gluten-free diet is right for some people suffering from food sensitivities.

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12 Immune Boosting Foods

Wondering which foods boost your immune system? Check out these dietitian-recommended superfoods to keep your body healthy all year around.

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Stay Healthy Year-round With These Immune-supporting Tips

Don't let seasonal immune challenges get you down. Try these natural methods to support your immune system and help you stay at your best.

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Health Benefits Of Black Seed Oil

What is black seed oil, and what are the benefits of this ancient health promoting nutrient?

Celiac Disease vs. Gluten Intolerance

What is the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity? Yale Professor Dr. Marie Robert explains the differences.

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Collagen Recipes: Bake Your Way to Beautiful Skin

Sink your teeth into this beauty secret: you can bake with collagen! Here are five yummy collagen dessert recipes from our favorite health and wellness influencers.

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How to Go Gluten Free

There is life after wheat! Our registered dietitian offers practical tips on how to go gluten-free—whether you’re avoiding it because of a health condition, or just want to change up your diet.

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6 Healthy Cacao Recipe Ideas

Cacao benefits your heart and mood so try these dietitian-recommended cacao dessert recipes, including frozen hot chocolate and truffles.

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