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18 Surprising Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium

Fun fact: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and is found naturally in a wide variety of foods and beverages and added to many others! …

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

8 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium

The symptoms can be subtle, so pay attention

7 Ways to Be Happier and Healthier at Work

Lifestyle blogger Meg Biram designed her dream office. Now she's sharing her tips for revamping your own space<p>After three years of working from home, two things were really bothering me: I had been <i>way</i> too sedentary and I felt the overwhelming urge to be around people every day—have somewhere to be …

11 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat

Belly fat won't budge? Genetics, hormones, or easy-to-fix mistakes could be to blame.


7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.


Your A-to-Z Guide to a Flat Belly

How Eating Avocado Can Help You Slim Down

If you weren't already in love with avocados, here's another reason to jump on the bandwagon: A new study says that eating half an avocado with lunch …

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods

Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods

8 More Weight Loss Tips For Women Over 40

What is so different about weight loss when you're a woman over 40? As I described in the first article of this series, there are two main …


Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you're a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do …

Alternative Medicine

All Hail Kale! (Infographic)

Did you know that kale has more iron than beef? Or more calcium than milk? These are just a few of the interesting facts in this infographic on kale …


Why It's Good To Sleep A Lot When You're Sick

Sleep is vital in both protecting against and healing from sickness, according to new findings in fruit flies.<p>The research, in the form of two new studies, is published in the journal SLEEP and was conducted by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.<p>In …

5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're just still hungry. …


10 ways to relieve stress naturally

As a doctor, I get a lot of health questions both in my practice and in my email inbox. Today, I found one that I felt was particularly compelling, which I’d like to share with you.<p><b>Hi, Dr. Manny, can you please tell me some natural remedies for stress? – Shideh</b><p>Winter and the accompanying bad …

14 foods to kick out of the kitchen forever

1. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereal<p>When you’re reading a cereal box label, it’s easy to be fooled: By adding vitamins, food companies can make even …


Weight loss - The Running Bug

Weight Loss

The 17 best ways to fire up your metabolism

1. Pump iron<p>Strength training tears down muscle tissue, which “costs” calories as your body recovers and rebuilds in the following hours. Better …


Top Dirty Dozen And Clean 15 Foods

For the fourth year in a row, apples have topped the list of most pesticide-laden produce in the U.S.<p>In the Environmental Working Group’s annual …

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated

10 Signs You Have an Iron Deficiency

If you spot these telltale symptoms, get yourself a spinach and steak salad, stat!

10 Things Successful People Do Every Day

Have you ever wanted to be just a little bit more successful? Of course you do! And of course you can be! But as many of us are just struggling to …


13 Foods That Fight Acid Reflux

In Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure authors Jamie Kaufman, MD, Jordan Stern, MD, and Marc Bauer provide a groundbreaking approach to …

5 Ways Exercise Impacts Your Brain

Now you really have zero excuse to skip your workout<p>You know that exercise helps you stay fit and toned and can help you slim down. But that's soooo not the only reason to hit the gym—it's also hugely helpful for your psyche. We rounded up the top ways that it helps your brain, not just your</b> …

30 Fast, New Fat-Burners

Thirty ways to crank up fat metabolism.

7 Snacks to Give You an Instant Energy Boost

Energy Bars And Sugar: Are They As Sweet As Candy?

When you’re feeling hungry at the end of the day, it’s easy to unwrap an energy bar. These bars have been formulated to provide a combination of fiber and protein to keep you energized and full. While the snacks are convenient and especially helpful if you’re hungry before the gym, they can often …

Aromatherapy May Help Lessen Anxiety Naturally

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to support physical health and well-being. Essential oils carry biologically active volatile …


You push, push, PUSH in the gym, only to go home to eat donuts, potato chips, or skip meals or drink at the bar every night… you name it. You cannot …

6 Relaxation Tips To Help You Sleep

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Jennifer Nelson:</i><p>Even if you sleep like a baby most nights, you’ve probably had at least the occasional bout of insomnia. Whether it’s that late-night snack that keeps the sandman away, stress or something less sinister, here are six relaxation techniques to try when …