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What Does Inflammation Do to The Body? Beginner’s Guide

“Inflammation” is a word you hear often, but what does it mean? Here’s everything you need to know about your body’s inflammatory response—and how diet and lifestyle choices play a role.

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Staying Healthy on Vacation: 10 Tips

The good news? You’ve got a vacation planned. The bad news? Extravagant eating (and drinking) can be bad for your health. Follow these 10 tips to enjoy your travels…without derailing your health goals.

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What are Heavy Metals?

We're exposed to heavy metals every day. Some of them are good for us—think zinc and copper. But others can have a negative impact on our health. Here's how to tell the difference.

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How to Start the Mediterranean Diet + Meal Planning Ideas

Wondering how to start the Mediterranean Diet? Learn what can you eat, the main staples, benefits, and meal planning tips from a registered dietitian-nutritionist.

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What is Intuitive Eating?

Ever feel like you’re a slave to your measuring cups and food scale as you carefully count every calorie? You might benefit from intuitive eating, a healthy approach to eating that focuses on hunger cues rather than restriction.

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9 Heart Health Myths You Should Know About

Ready to bust 9 common heart health myths? If you’re a fan of red wine, red meat and butter, read on!

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9 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Vegan Diets

While there are plenty of health benefits to being plant-based, there are some nutrients that are abundant in foods of animal origin that vegans may be lacking. Learn why they are important, food and supplement options, and how to test for deficiencies.

How to Keep Your Immune System Strong

Looking to keep your immune system strong? Start incorporating these immune supporting foods, beverages, supplements and lifestyle changes into your wellness routine.

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How Does the Immune System Work?

Your immune system is what keeps you keepin’ on—no matter what challenges life throws your way. This sounds simple…but it’s actually quite complicated! Let’s explore this intricate network of cells, tissues, organs.

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Stuffed? Help with Holiday Bloating

Two of the most popular fat burner supplements are CLA and L-carnitine. So what happens when you take both of them at the same time? Learn whether it’s safe to take both—and other weight management supplements to consider.

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Natural Hangover Remedies

Wondering whether there are any natural hangover remedies? Here’s the best way to recover from alcohol consumption.

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Detoxing Your Liver: A Complete Guide

Want to learn more about detoxing your liver? Find out everything you need to know here in our latest blog post. Read now to learn more!

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Ridges in Your Nails Point to Larger Health Problems

Ridges in your nails can point to larger health concerns. What causes ridges in nails. How can I keep them healthy? Read on!

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Want a Long, Healthy Life? Strengthen Your Heart Muscle

Want a long, healthy life? Strengthen your cardiac muscle with targeted vitamins, minerals and supplements. Also, make your heart a priority!

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The Health Benefits of Laughter

Stressed? Laugh it off! No funny business here, the benefits of laughter cannot be denied.

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6 Ways to Stay Focused on Your Goals

Wondering how to be more productive? Here are six steps you can follow to stay focused and achieve your goals.

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How to Keep Your Liver Healthy

A healthy liver is one of the keys to a healthy life. Keep reading to learn all about how to keep your liver healthy.

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7 Do’s & Don’ts for Keeping Your Heart Healthy

The top seven dos and don'ts for a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to a sport and health science expert.

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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.

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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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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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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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3 Safe Sugar Alternatives

Too much sugar can cause a lot of problems, but natural sugar alternatives such as stevia, xylitol, and even honey offer healthier choices.

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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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Stay Well Check List: 6 Immune Health Hacks

Are you doing everything you can to stay well? Make sure you can check every box on this immune health 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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.

DIY: Homemade Face Masks For Coronavirus

This DIY article tells you how to make a no-sew mask from a bandana—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 to Release Endorphins: 11 Natural Ways

Does anything feel as good as an endorphins rush? Here’s how to get more of this feel-good neurotransmitter in your life—from hugging to acupuncture to daring to eat a spicy pepper.

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The Happy Hormones: How to Feel Good

If you’re happy and you know it, thank your "feel good" neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins. Here’s how happiness hormones work—and how a healthy lifestyle boosts these chemicals.

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Mediterranean Diet vs. Keto: Which is Better?

Not sure if you should eat like you live in Greece—or load up on bacon grease? Here are the pros and cons of the Mediterranean vs. the keto diets.

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Best Exercises for Heart Health

A little exercise goes a long way when it comes to strengthening your heart and improving your overall health. Make sure to incorporate these heart healthy exercises into your wellness routine today.

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Vegan Supplements: A Buyer’s Guide

What are vegan supplements? And, are they better than traditional supplements? Read on to learn more about the buzz around vegan supplements—plus, how to choose a vegan supplement that’s right for you.

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Does Vitamin C Help Support the Immune System?

Learn about why Vitamin C is a star player in immune health, how it supports bone, skin and heart health, and how to get the most out of this essential nutrient.

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Should You Do a Diet Detox?

Is a detox diet necessary for your liver and overall health? Is it safe? Read more about cleanse diets and healthier alternatives.

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16 Foods to Stop Unhealthy Cravings

Craving junk food? These 16 healthy options will curb your hunger and satisfy those hankerings for sugary, overly processed foods.

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Stay Beautiful On-the-Go: Skin Care Travel Kit

Don’t skimp on your skin care routine while you are traveling. Make sure these top anti-aging products are in your travel bag.

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How to Maintain Normal Cortisol Levels

The ultimate guide to help manage stress so you can regulate and maintain normal cortisol levels

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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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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 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.