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6 Mushrooms That Act as Turbo-Shots for Your Immune System

The magic of medicinal mushrooms<p>Does the thought of medicinal mushrooms scare you off? Take a deep breath and stay with us. Yes, we’re going to tell …

Wellness

Everything You've Ever Needed to Know About Carbs, Especially If You're Trying to Lose Weight

There's no such thing as a dumb question when it comes to creating a healthy diet for yourself. Whether you're trying to lose weight, get strong, or eat healthier all around, the more you learn, the better. There's one part of our daily diet that gets a lot of attention and for good reason: …

Nutrition

What Is Coconut Sugar and Why Is Everyone Using It?

In addition to the abundance of coconut oil and shredded coconut, coconut sugar is growing in popularity. According to an article entitled “Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Alternative to Artificial Sweetener,” it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree, and because of its origins, it’s also called …

Nutrition

Cold shower benefits: Why icy water may be a good idea

A cold shower in the middle of winter sounds like a terrible idea, but a daily icy rinse may actually have some benefits.<p>Personal trainer Amanda …

6 Ways to Shift a Negative Mindset | Inc.com

"Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north." This Tibetan saying is wisdom of the ages, essentially affirming that true happiness must come from within. And in order to find that sense of peace within yourself, you must try your best to live in the …

Mindfulness

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

Which salmon should I buy?

I went to two dinner parties recently and guess what was served at both? Salmon. It made me wonder: is salmon the new steak? If so, great! I LOVE …

Seafood

This vegetarian sweet potato chili is about to be your new winter comfort food go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather illicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

Healthy Eating

Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites

Scan the “healthy” section of a brunch menu and there you’ll find it: the world’s saddest order, the egg white omelet. This time will be different, …

Nutrition

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Toxins

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Eat For Sagging Skin, According To A Dermatologist

We tend to overlook the positive impact that food can have on our body. When the effects of aging begin to appear on our face, skin and body, we …

Periodontal Disease Linked To Esophageal Cancer: Study | Women's Health

It just might be: For the study, researchers took mouth samples from 122,000 people and, after 10 years, 106 people had developed esophageal cancer. The researchers discovered that people who developed esophageal cancer were more likely to have higher levels of certain types of bacteria in their …

This Oatmeal Cookie Recipe For One Is Going To Change Up Your Baking Game

Dessert

Cinnamon Has a Surprising Health Benefit

If you love cinnamon, add an extra shake to your next meal: new research shows that the popular spice boosts metabolism in mouse and human fat …

University of Michigan

A Cheat Sheet to Using Adaptogens to Lower Stress, Increase Energy, and Improve Digestion

Ease anxiety, boost libido, reduce bloat, enhance your skin's natural glow — do any of these benefits sound too good to be true? Well, they're not. These are all very real benefits of some magic little plants and herbs called adaptogens.<p>Dr. Will Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner from …

Wellness

Do Pesticides Get Into the Flesh of Fruits and Vegetables?

<b>Q. Do pesticides get into the flesh of conventional fruits and vegetables like cantaloupe, apples and cucumbers?</b><p><b>A.</b> Pesticides sprayed on fruits and vegetables accumulate on the outer peel or skin, but the skin does not form an impermeable barrier, and some pesticides are actually designed to be …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

The First American Woman to Win the NYC Marathon in 40 Years Needed Just 3 Words to Reveal the Secret to Success | Inc.com

On Sunday, Shalane Flanagan did what no American woman has done in 40 years: Win the New York City Marathon. She finished a full minute ahead of the three-time defending champion, Kenya's Mary Keitany.<p>Flanagan suffered a stress fracture in her back last winter, an injury that kept her from training …

Marathons

The Difference Between Saturated and Unsaturated Fats (and Why It's Important)

For a long time, fats have gotten a bad rap. Many a fad diet has called for avoiding certain kinds of fats or cutting fats entirely. But with a …

3 Lemon Bread Recipes to Serve at Your Next Weekend Brunch

Lemon is one of those flavors that you feel very strongly about one way or another. I happen to consider myself one of the lucky ones who enjoy its …

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases such as …

Nobel Prize

Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Healthier? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to red meat, quality is crucial. In search of top notch beef, most health conscious consumers look for a "grass-fed" label. But to …

Nutrition

This Documentary Takes You Inside the 2-Hour Marathon Pursuit

What filmmaker Martin Desmond Roe learned from following Nike’s Breaking2 project for its duration.<p>Eliud Kipchoge fell 26 seconds short of breaking the seemingly impossible two-hour marathon mark in May, making him the spotlighted runner at the end of a project that was years in the making. Now, …

Marathons

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

Kale every day. Your body will thank you. Kale is incredibly beneficial to your health, and I've selected a mix of stir-fries, salads, grain bowls, …

Healthy Eating
George Washington University

Acid Reflux May Respond Better To Diet Than Drugs

Reflux is one of the most common health complaints among Americans, and the drugs used to relieve it are among the nation’s best-selling meds. …

Plant-Based Diet

This Science Just In Says You Should Eat These 6 Foods More Often | Inc.com

It can be exhausting trying to keep up with all the new research coming out each week telling you what (or what not) to eat. To streamline the process of sifting the science, here's a roundup of some of the findings just from August alone that you may want to start incorporating into your</b> …

Nutrition

Salad Dressing Recipe Ideas

Give weeknight salads a makeover with these new dressing recipes from Food Network Magazine.<p>Classic Vinaigrette (No. 1)<p>Whisk 2 tablespoons red wine …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

9 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery …

Breakfast