17 Fitness Secrets for the Super Busy

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See if the following sounds familiar… You’re up at 5am to check emails on your phone. You wake up the kids, make breakfasts and lunches, and get them off to school. After that it’s into the car for the commute to work—an 8+ hour day. You haul yourself home, pick up the kids. Next is […]

14 Effective Ways to Protect Yourself Against Chronic Stress

Laughter is an antidote for stress.

Stress is a good thing. I know that sounds ridiculous, but consider the following… A gazelle is feeding. It sees a hungry lion. Automatically its pupils dilate. The gazelle is breathing faster and its heart is pumping in overdrive. Thanks to a sudden burst of energy, the gazelle is able to run away from the […]

The Truth About Organic Food

Organic Labels

We’ve all heard the controversy over organic food. On one hand, people claim that choosing organic is a must for optimal health and that anything else is poison. On the other, are those who claim that the “organic” label is nothing but a marketing ploy—that there are no real differences between organic and conventionally grown […]

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Sleep

Whey do we sleep?

Sleep. You need it. It’s critical for your health. And I’d bet you aren’t getting nearly enough. Whether it’s due to a bad mattress, noisy neighbors, a baby, a clingy pet, a demanding career or whatever the cause, lack of sleep can have very serious consequences. The National Geographic Channel recently outlined the grave danger […]

How to Be Mindful: A Beginner’s Guide

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Did you know you can use the power of your mind to lose weight, improve your health, live longer, and sleep better? This is not some kind of New-Agey hocus pocus. I’m not talking about stress reduction (as important as it is). What I’m referring to is a simple, scientifically-validated technique that only takes moments […]

Sugar Addiction: 7 Effective Ways to Stop Sugar Cravings

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Obesity is epidemic. Cases of metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, are skyrocketing at an alarming rate. Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic illnesses grip the American population. Two-thirds of us are sick, and if trends continue this number is only likely to increase. The culprit? While there is no single cause, one dietary demon […]

Green Tea Compound May Target Protein to Kill Oral Cancer

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A compound contained in green tea may start a cycle that destroys cancer cells. Aside from that, this cycle does not seem to affect normal healthy cells, according to a Penn State study. This compound called EGCg (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) is a polyphenol which the researchers found to cause apoptosis (a cell suicide process) in oral cancer […]

Why Use Sea Salt?

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Salt or sodium chloride (its chemical name) is a compound that is familiar to almost all mankind. Its taste (saltiness) is one of the five basic taste sensations of man. Sodium, which is found in salt, is a natural mineral that is essential for life. It helps control the body’s fluid balance and is regulated […]