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FDA Asks For Proof That Antibacterial Soaps Protect Health

In hospitals, people are bathed with soaps containing the antibacterial triclosan to reduce the risk of serious infections in surgery. But that doesn't necessarily mean we should be using triclosan soap in the kitchen and the bathroom, the Food and Drug Administration says.<p>The agency on Monday took …

7 No-Nonsense Tips For Eating Healthy

We all know that providing our bodies with nutrient dense foods full of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals will help our bodies detoxify, heal, …

Wellness

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Cranberry, Pomegranate, & Green Tea Holiday Spritzer

Even the phrase <i>holiday spritzer</i> can put the mind in a beautiful place. A place where twinkle lights shine bright in every corner, and the sound of …

The Sub: Instead of Salt

2<p>SHARES<p>I used to do it without even thinking: Reach for the salt shaker before tasting my food and sprinkle with reckless abandon. What I didn’t know …

Food

Why You Should Never Eat High Fructose Corn Syrup

Renaissance physician Paracelsus famously said, "The dose makes the poison," meaning that even harmless substances can become toxic if you eat enough of them. Many people ask me, "Is high fructose syrup really that bad for you?" And my answer to this question is "Yes," mainly for this very …

How to Outsmart Cold-Weather Cravings

How to Avoid Gaining Weight This Winter<p>Craving mac and cheese right now? Thought so. Here’s how to counteract your desire for all things fatty<p>Shutterstock<p>Baby, it's cold outside…but don't let that be your excuse for going on a Hot Pocket bender. What is it about cooler weather that makes us gung-ho …

Benefits of Yoga: It Boosts Your Career!

Previous research has shown that regular aerobic exercise—even walking—can boost your brain’s performance. But unlike the benefits of aerobic exercise, which take a while to kick in, yoga has a pretty immediate effect on your mind—so you’ll feel it just 30 minutes after you say “Namaste,” says …