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10 Super Foods for Magnesium Deficiency

<b>Magnesium deficiency</b> (<b>hypo-magnesia</b>) or <b>low magnesium</b> refers to poor magnesium intake or impaired magnesium absorption that can result in numerous health conditions.<p>Magnesium is a mineral that is responsible for a huge number of bodily processes. This amazing anti-inflammatory mineral is offering …

8 reasons your pain won't go away

One of only a handful of physicians in the country who is board-certified in Family Medicine and Pain Medicine, Gary Kaplan, DO, author of <i>Total Recovery</i> and founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, was able to apply his pioneering perspective to help answer one of the most difficult …

This Is Why Everyone's So Obsessed With Turmeric Right Now

Plus, some delicious ideas on how to add this healthy spice to your diet.<p>Turmeric, the vibrant spice so prominent in Indian cuisine, has been gaining in popularity stateside. Google’s Food Trends reported a 56 percent increase in search since last November -- they're predicting it to be the …

6 Powders with Serious Superfood Benefits

They go way beyond whey.<p>Our newest (edible) crush? Pulverized nutrition. As in, ground-up goodness you can easily add to any meal. Trust, these latest vitamin-and mineral-rich powders are worthy of adulation—they're less processed than pills and are no sweat for your tum to absorb.<p>But before you …

Nutrition

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Melatonin, the hormone known for its ability to regulate your sleep and wake cycle, has long been the focus of sleep studies in the medical world. Though its natural secretion comes from the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin is also taken as an oral supplement to treat sleep disorders like …

10 Metabolism Boosters, Ranked According to Effectiveness

From meh to calorie-burning magic.<p>When you're struggling to drop pounds, you might consider trying just about anything to torch extra calories. And while there are a few clutch ways to speed up your fat and calorie burn, some are definitely better than others. To find out which metabolism-boosting …

Nutrition

6 Myths About Anal Sex That Might Change Your Mind About It

It’s time to ease your fears—and your sphincter.<p>The unknown is scary—and generally accompanied by a whole lot of urban legends. That’s true whether you’re heading to the New World (“It’s flat! You’ll drop off!”) or exploring the black hole between your butt cheeks. But the unknown is also exciting …

Urban Legends

How You Can Load Up on Carbs and Still Drop Pounds

Consider this an invitation to get your pasta on.<p>Go ahead, utter the C-word—and watch what happens. One gang will say pasta is the devil. The other will cut you with a butter knife if you don't pass the bread basket. We're calling a truce, and not just because carbohydrates are your body's main—and …

Nutrition

How Likely Are You to Poop During Anal Sex?

And what to do if it does happen.<p>So we've already talked about what a transcendent experience anal sex can be, and we've heard the nuggets of anal knowledge some women wish they’d known before they dived into the butt-sex game. But no matter how prepared you feel to let your partner knock on your …

Particles

9 Fruits That Cause Belly Bloat

Though you shouldn't nix these delish and nutrish fruits from your diet, you might want to take extra steps to avoid feeling puffy post-snack. Here, why some fruits make you prone to bloat—and how to deal.<p><b>Apples</b><br>Apples are loaded with antioxidants. In fact, a green apple contains more antioxidants …

Protein: Eating too much protein can strain your kidneys but too little is bad for your muscles

Eating too much protein can strain your kidneys but too little is bad for your muscles - so are YOU getting the right amount?<p><b>Protein keeps you full</b> …

6 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Love Life

Are you your relationships’ own worst enemy?<p>Who doesn’t want a blissed-out relationship based on the kind of love musicians write songs about? That might be the dream, but you may actually be standing in your own way of achieving it. The good news is that you can ID the sneaky things you do that …

Babysitting

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

The 8 Best Apps For A Calm, Focused Mind

There's almost no place or time in most of our lives that's beyond the reach of digital distractions, which can make it incredibly difficult to focus and get things done -- and to carve out quiet time for ourselves.<p>At work, we can go for hours without stepping away from the computer, instead …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

Holistic Medicine

Protein and Muscle: The Basics

Which factors matter and which don't?<p>What's the best way to build muscle? There are plenty of ideas out there, but a review in the current issue of <i>Sports Medicine</i>, by McMaster University researcher Stuart Phillips, boils it down to the essentials. Here are a few key points:<p>- Your muscles are in a …

What to Eat Before a Workout: 50 Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

For some, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But for others who manage to squeeze some gym time into their everyday routine, pre- and …

Breakfast

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

Workouts

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 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 …

Wellness

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<b>Natural metabolism boosters that help increase your metabolism levels, rev up your calorie burn for faster fat and weight loss.</b><p>If you’ve been trying …

5 Sculpting Moves To Get You Bikini Ready

The countdown to summer has begun. Whether you're suiting up for a quick getaway or undoing the damage of months of hibernation, here are five total body moves that will sculpt you head to toe—fast.<p>Ben Hart, a personal trainer and CEO and founder of Qinetic, an online health and fitness community …

Workouts

The 5-Minute No-Crunches Workout for Incredible Abs

No crunches required!<p>In this week's fabulous five-minute workout video, <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through a speedy yet totally grueling abs workout—without making you do one single crunch! Follow along with Jen, Nicki, …

Workouts

5 Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair?

We live in an especially dispirited time when people say, totally without irony, "Life is unfair" and "No good deed goes unpunished." Is there proof that life is, in fact, fair or unfair? The question doesn't even make sense if you believe that the universe is cold, random and devoid of meaning. …

12 Lifestyle Factors That Make You Feel Depressed

Many clients come to me believing there is “something wrong” with them. They believe they’re fundamentally flawed, or they're making a last-ditch …

13 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

We’ve all gone through hard times. And we all get through them. However, some get through them better than others. So what is their secret? Most of …

To Reach Your Goals, Make a Mental Movie

Warren Bennis, one of the most respected authorities on leadership in the world, said: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” On the surface, this sounds perfunctory. But when we examine this more deeply, several important implications arise. If leadership is the ability to …