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Doctors Think Heart Disease Is More About Inflammation Than Fat

Doctors Think Heart Disease Is More About Inflammation Than Fat

We can sometimes forget why, exactly, we work so hard to protect our health. Because despite the fact that we’ve created this wonderful, inspiring community of healers, chefs, and yogis, the world is still facing some major health challenges. Heart disease is still the leading cause of mortality for both men and women—responsible for one

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What NOT to Say to Someone With a Chronic Illness

Who among us hasn’t put their foot in their mouth on occasion? Sickness and disability can make you feel uncomfortable and tongue tied. Here’s what you need to know about people who have a chronic illness: they’re people just like you. They don’t necessarily want to talk about their health every minute of the day

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Without Bees, You Can Say Goodbye to These Breakfast Foods

It has become clear that bee populations are declining more rapidly than expected. In fact, as Colony Collapse Disorder progresses, 1 in 4 native bee species are at risk for extinction. And this is bad news for our diets. New research from the working group at UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and

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Are Energy Drinks Good or Bad for You?

Energy drinks are intended to boost your energy, alertness and concentration. People of all ages consume them and they continue to grow in popularity. But some health professionals have warned that energy drinks may have harmful consequences, which has led many people to question their safety. This article weighs the good and the bad of

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Is There Truth Behind the 5 Second Rule?

Let’s face it:  we’ve all dropped a piece of food on the floor and uttered the ’5-second rule’ expression.  But considering that 1 in 6 people suffer from a foodborne illness every year is it really okay to do so? Can harmful microbes really leap off the floor onto the food in only a matter

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Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart

Nutrition is one of the key, if not most important, areas to address in order to successfully manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain overall heart health. Here are some of the best whole foods that can improve these health metrics through a nourishing lifestyle. Blood Pressure It used to be thought that lowering

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