Michael James Lodge

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The Best Dancing With the Stars Costumes of the Past 10 Years

Creating costumes for more than 200 celebrities is no easy task—especially when they need to survive every possible wardrobe malfunction—but that's just what the <i>Dancing With the...</i>

The Secret Ingredient in Young Blood: Oxytocin?

Last month, I wrote in the <i>New York Times</i> about a creepy yet potent way to reverse aging. All you have to do is join an old mouse to a young mouse. As the young mouse’s blood flows through the old mouse’s body, it rejuvenates the heart, skeletal muscle, and even the brain.<p>When scientists saw just …

Almond Milk LA

Opening a chilled glass bottle of vibrant yellow turmeric almond milk (aka Golden Milk) reveals not just a delicious drink, but convenient access to a whole food with multiple health benefits. But not all almond milks are created equal; many in the grocery story contain carrageenan as a stabilizer …

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Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Most of us don't even think about our livers until we're in pain, but it's so important we can only live a day or two if it shuts down.<p>Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, …

18 Delicious Ice Cream Sandwiches That'll Instantly Make You Happy

Tall stacks of cookies and ice cream make all dreams seem so reachable.

Dessert

5 Proven Reasons You Should Be Eating More Dark Chocolate

Here are five delicious reasons to chow down on the cocoa goodness:<p>1. Real Chocolate Isn't Junk Food<p>There's chocolate and then there's chocolate. The former is a brown bar of sugary candy, the latter an antioxidant powerhouse.<p>The difference is what's in each. Real chocolate is made mostly from …

Warning Signs: How Pesticides Harm the Young Brain

<i>This story was produced by the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent nonprofit news organization.</i><p>Driving along Highway 101 through …

Chocoholic: No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Two things which I think intimidate most people about making a cheesecake are knowing when the cheesecake is done, and the wait. A baked cheesecake normally takes about an hour to bake, and then another 6 hours to …

Chemicals in Everyday Products Can Ruin Your Health

You think you're doing "everything right" or "eating healthy," but you might be hurting your efforts to get and stay well by not paying attention to the harmful effects of the everyday items you use at home.<p>Chemicals in your household products may be negatively affecting your hormones, says a …

“Tastes Like Happiness”: Why Chocolate Fried Chicken Might Be The Future Of Fast Food

The man behind the fast-growing Umami Burger chain wants to take his new ChocoChicken concoction global. Will the idea fly?<p>Most people love chocolate. (Some enjoy it <i>a lot</i>.) And the crispy deliciousness of fried chicken is pretty much unimpeachable. But chowing down on a bucket of cocoa-slatherd …

Meet the answer to lunchtime boredom! The modular one-bowl lunch with mix-and-match toppings, including a smoky, nutty romesco: http://thekitc.hn/1cxMlJV

Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn's Disease

The particular assortment of microbes in the digestive system may be an important factor in the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn's disease.<p>Research involving more than 1,500 patients found that people with Crohn's disease had less diverse populations of gut microbes.<p>"[This] basically for …

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The cacao tree produces seeds that can be dried, dehulled, roasted and minimally processed into what is essentially raw chocolate, also called raw cacao nibs. The nibs can be used to produce different grades of commercial chocolate, and they are often used as snacks. The nibs are slightly bitter …

Nutrition

Mini Implantable Microscopes to Watch Living Cells Inside the Body

How miniature, implantable microscopes will cut down on the need for invasive medical testing.<p><b>To get an up-close look at a patient's tissue</b>, a doctor typically does a biopsy—chops off a tiny chunk of organ or tumor and sends it to a lab for processing. The lab encases the tissue in paraffin wax, …

Popcorn Time, The Free App That Makes Streaming Torrents As Easy As Netflix

It has been described as a “Netflix for pirates”–but is it legal? (Hint: probably not!)<p><b>Update 3/12/2014:</b> <i>Variety</i> reports Popcorn Time’s hosting provider has pulled the plug. The service announced on Twitter that it is actively searching for a new host.<p>Between Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and iTunes, it’s …

Mindful Eating

Last Friday I attended an ad hoc colloquium with Dennis Kucinich, Elizabeth Kucinich, and John Robbins organized by Independent Congressional Candidate Marianne Williamson. Congressman Kucinich has been fighting for many years to get Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) properly labeled so that …

Agriculture

March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics

Kidney Disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yes, you read that statistic correctly, but you may be surprised by it. While the majority of Americans can recite the common tests for breast and prostate cancer, not many know very much about kidney disease, …

Diabetes

Mint Hot Fudge Sundaes

Makes 6 Servings<p>Pretty sundaes that have tons of mint flavor—in the fudge sauce, sugar topping, ice cream, and crumbled cookies.<p>August 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips<p>1/4 cup light corn syrup<p>1/4 cup water<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter<p>2 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1 ounce …

Dessert

31 Delicious Things To Cook In March

If it's warm enough to actually go to the farmer's market, you might as well take advantage.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live.)<p>Artichokes<p>Arugula<p>Asparagus<p>Avocados<p>Beets<p>Broccoli<p>Brussels …

Ice Cream

This might not technically be "pizza" but it's still delicious. And it still needs to happen in your kitchen ASAP. RECIPE: Truffled Potato & Goat Cheese Flatbread: http://thekitc.hn/MCmq7x

Plants, not pills, might be the key to lowering your blood pressure

“Let me be clear about this. A low carbohydrate diet is quackery,” Dr. Neal Barnard told me over the phone. “It is popular, bad science, it’s a mistake, it’s a fad. At some point we have to stand back and look at evidence.”<p>Note to self: Don’t ask Dr. Neal Barnard about limiting your carb …

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Scientists Find Way To Use Body's Own Immune System To Fight Cancer

Fourteen out of 16 patients with advanced leukemia are now in remission after scientists found a way to genetically modify their immune systems to fight cancer.<p>Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center modified the immune cells of these patients to give them the ability to both …

The False Advertising Industry Is Here to Tell You “Natural” Foods Are A Total Sham

Advocacy group Only Organic and agency Humanaut created a satiric short film to expose how unregulated–and false–natural food labeling is. The recourse? Buy organic, of course.<p>Awareness of food product ingredients has been growing in consumers for years now. What started with nutrition labels, …

Agriculture

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.

Chemicals leaching into food from packaging raise safety concerns

Scientists, in BMJ paper, warn of potential long-term damage of exposure to synthetics, including formaldehyde in drinks bottles<p>Synthetic chemicals which are used in the processing, packaging and storing of the food we eat could be doing long-term damage to our health, environmental scientists warn.<p>…

Want Optimal Health? Time for a Gut Check

I have a little secret to share with you. It's not normal to constantly have gas, bloating, burning, or stomach pain. Yet Americans pour billions and billions of their hard earned dollars down their gullets in the form of over-the-counter and prescription drugs aimed at easing digestive distress. …

Wellness

Nutrition Guide and Diet Articles, Healthy Recipes and Weight Loss Tips

These bars pack up easy and taste delicious!<p>By ACTIVEkids.com<p>These homemade treats are satisfying, but easy on the sweet stuff.<p>By Jodi Danen<p>Introduce …

Nutrition

I Heal

<i>I heal.</i><p>In these words, I invite you to find a practical strategy for living and a gateway to wholeness.<p>To say, "I heal," is, of course, a description of something humans have always done -- our bodies naturally balance and re-balance themselves most of the time.<p>This is a powerful truth: …

Spirituality