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The Silent and Growing Health Danger That All Women Need to Know About

She drove home and tapped three white tablets out of the sample bottle. Her shrink had specified that this drug—quetiapine, sometimes prescribed for anxiety disorders—would act as a sedative, calming her down. Like many women, Rachel had some experience with anti-anxiety meds. She knew that three …

Vitamin C Requirements and Dietary Sources

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a member of the water-soluble family of vitamins. It's required for normal growth and maintenance of most …

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A balanced diet proves essential for good health because it provides nutrients your body relies on to function properly but can't produce on its own. Some nutrients -- for example, carbohydrates and fats -- serve primarily as sources of fuel for your tissues, providing energy you need to get …

These Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch

McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell -- which one are you craving today? It's pretty likely that you have a favorite fast food chain and that you love many of the tasty options offered at these restaurants. It's hard to miss them. As of 2012, there were 263,944 fast food restaurants in …

Chocolate and Raspberry Tart

Simple. Delicious. Enjoy.<p><b>Chocolate and Raspberry Tart</b><p><i>Base</i><p>1 cup hazelnuts*<br>• 1 cup desiccated coconut<br>• 10 medjool dates<p>Topping<p>flesh of 1 ripe avocado<br>• 3 …

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Facebook, the fitness tracker: The social network buys Moves to see your activity

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Facebook just bought a popular app. Continuing the spending spree that started with messaging service …

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6 Reasons You Need Vitamin D

With summer long gone, are you finding it increasing difficult to get out and enjoy a little fresh air and sunshine? If so, chances are you’re like …

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How To Beat Stress And Feel Happier (INFOGRAPHIC)

Who <i>doesn't</i> want to lead a happier, more stress-free life?<p>Answer: No one.<p>Happify, a website dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, put together an infographic showing the biggest sources of stress in our lives -- and the best ways to beat …

13 Proven Ways To Reduce Stress In Your Life

Americans are way too wound-up.<p>Seven out of 10 adults say they experience stress or anxiety every day, according Happify, a website and app that uses games and tasks based in positive psychology to make you happier.<p>Since chronic stress can be bad for your health, leading to weight gain, sleep …

5 Signs That Your Body Is Starving For Vitamins

"With today's diet of processed foods, it's easy to become vitamin-deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due to digestive issues," says Dr. Susan Blum, the founder of the Blum Center for Health and the author of the new book The Immune System …

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5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Exercise 1 Kickstand single-leg squats<p>Balance on one foot with your hovering leg bent, toe pointing toward the ground <b>(A)</b>. Lean forward slightly, then bend your standing leg as deeply as you can, but so you can still see your toes beyond your knee; the back leg can come down so your toe touches the …

Why It's Important to Take Prenatal Vitamins

A prenatal vitamin is a multivitamin that is designed with pregnancy and breastfeeding in mind. The amount of vitamins and minerals in these …

Art Therapy for Cancer - Benefits and Resources

Art therapy is a fairly new field in medicine. Yet art – whether viewing it or creating it – has long been known to have healing effects. For people …

FDA Unveils New Easy-To-Read Nutritional Fact Labels for Food Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today unveiled its proposed revisions for the ubiquitous Nutrition Facts label. Around 20 years ago, the agency …

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Some not-so-sweet facts about sugar in our food

Caramel. Dextrose. Glucose-fructose. Corn syrup. Fruit concentrate.<p>Sugar goes by many names. If you read the ingredient labels of some of the most mundane foods in your home, you'll probably be surprised to find that sugar continually pops up in surprising places – and in unexpected amounts. Pasta …

Restaurant Workers Strike, Fast Food Advertising to Kids, and More in Food Policy

Restaurant Workers Strike in 58 Cities<p>On August 29th, fast food and restaurant workers took to the streets of 58 cities across the country, calling for higher wages for employees of large corporate chains. We covered the beginning of this campaign in early August, and last week's efforts were the …

Vitamins & Minerals For Hair That's Healthier, Stronger And Shinier

When we were just kids chewing on cherry-flavored Flintstones vitamins, we had no idea what a big deal it was for our hair. (All we knew is that the edible versions of our favorite stone-age characters would somehow make us big and strong). Now that we're older and wiser, we've switched Pebbles out …

Samsung Gear Fit Review: The First Step

The Gear Fit is now the reigning champion of fitness wearables. Blurring the line between a smartwatch and fitness band, this hybrid has a curved color display, a heart rate monitor, and a slew of apps to track your health. It's a clever spin on the fitness wearables craze—that is, if you own a …

30 Whole 30 Recipe Round Up

<b>DISCLAIMER:</b> Carol Lovett is a certified crystal healer through the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Course. Carol is not a doctor, registered …

Top 20 Anti-Aging Foods

Blueberries:<p>They contain large amounts of antioxidants which are responsible for skin and brain care. The fiber content present in them helps in …

4 Drug Combinations That Can Be Accidentally Lethal

<b>Opioids + Benzodiazepines</b> <i><br>(painkillers + anti-anxiety meds)</i><br>Both types of drugs act as depressants, which can spell sweet relief if you're super anxious or in serious pain—or super anxious about being in serious pain (think dental surgery). But the pills can also lower heart and breathing rates, …

5 Weird Signs That You're Vitamin-Deficient

When your body is trying to tell you something—for example, that you're skimping on critical vitamins—it may go to some strange lengths. Here are …

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Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked With High Blood Pressure

<i>By Sheryl Wood</i><p>Consuming lots of sugary drinks can expand your waistline, but you may not be aware of what it also might do to your blood pressure.<p>Sugar is added to many food products, but the largest source of added sugar we consume is in sugar-sweetened drinks.<p>Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages …

America's Broken Health Care System: The Role of Drug, Device Manufacturers

Health care costs are dramatically higher in the U.S. than in the rest of the world. Yet our health care outcomes – from life expectancy to infant mortality – are average at best. There is little dispute over these facts.<p>The real debate comes when we ask why. While there isn’t one single answer, …