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10 Books That Can Help Prevent Cancer

No Comments 22 July 2015

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States; prevention is a concern for everyone. Eating well, avoiding tobacco, and exercising regularly have been proven to reduce the risk of getting cancer. In addition, eating a diet high in antioxidants, avoiding toxins, and healing chronic inflammation have all been shown to fight the disease, too.

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Get Out: 10 Guides for Exploring the Great Outdoors

1 Comment 07 July 2015

Summer is finally in full swing, which means long weekends galore—perfect for exploring the great outdoors. We have many choices for spending more time appreciating our natural resources: Take a walk through a wildlife refuge, go on a beach hike to an abandoned lighthouse, or backpack through a National Park, just to name a few. There are so many ways to explore nature all across the country.

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Why Menopause Is a Breakthrough, Not a Crisis

No Comments 07 July 2015

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate," Marianne Williamson once noted in A Return to Love. "Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" From Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom.

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The Real Reason Your Jeans Are Tight

No Comments 06 July 2015

Yes, you could lay off the Haagen-Dazs, but if you're in your mid-30s or 40s, your hormones could also be wreaking havoc on your waistline—and causing other annoying symptoms. Sara Gottfried, M.D. sheds light on perimenopause, the years of hormonal upheaval leading up to menopause. Who knew? From The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive, and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol.

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The Miracle Drink You Should Try to Boost Your Immune System

No Comments 17 June 2015

Kefir is a dairy drink that contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and a variety of probiotic organisms (similar to those found in yogurt) that live symbiotically in our bodies and create a huge health benefit. From The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.

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Keep Calm and Read On: 10 Books for Stress Reduction

No Comments 15 June 2015

Stress is a part of modern life. A little stress can be helpful—it can keep you alert and engaged with life. But chronic stress can be dangerous to your health by increasing risk of disease, as well as altering thoughts and behavior. Seventy-five to 90% of all doctor's visits are stress related.

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Why You Should Check Your Work Email on Vacation

No Comments 03 June 2015

If feeling disconnected and returning to hundreds of emails stresses you out more than a normal day at the office, then it's OK to plug in while on vacation–just a little. From This Is Your Do-Over.

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Healing With Herbs: 12 Books on Gardening for Your Health

No Comments 20 May 2015

In an age when many of us are fed up with the side effects and expense of modern medicine, herbs are coming back as a natural solution for age-old problems. From simple salves for skin conditions to antibiotics you can grow in the backyard, plants can help alleviate the source of the pain we experience with illness, aging and mental health problems.

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Remove the Dangers Lurking in Your Beauty Products, Coffee, and Home

1 Comment 12 May 2015

Girls in this country are experiencing puberty earlier and earlier, and we think chemicals–plus the hormones in chickens, milk, and meat–may have something to do with it. Here's why you and your family should rethink certain common household items. From The Hormone Secret.

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Are You a Horrible Person for Getting Your Nails Done in a Salon?

No Comments 11 May 2015

Last fall, we told you why your corner nail salon was probably the stuff of nightmares—for you and its employees, who sit day in and day out inhaling a toxic stew of godforsaken chemicals and being woefully underpaid for it (if they’re being paid at all). Now comes a new reason to question the quest […]

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We’re All Full of Sh*t: Exploring the Microbial World of Our Poop

No Comments 07 May 2015

It's a universal human experience that all of us can think of some people who are just full of shit. But today, thanks to advances in the science of microbial ecology and DNA sequencing technology, we can find out exactly what kind of shit people are full of. In projects around the world, ranging from the $173 million NIH-funded Human Microbiome Project, to crowdsourced and crowdfunded efforts like American Gut, we are starting to understand exactly what microbes live in our feces and how they may shape who we are.

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The Truth about Your So-Called Healthy Wine Habit

No Comments 28 April 2015

Alcohol stresses your liver, which works hard to regulate your hormones, filter out the toxins and chemicals you ingest, and perform anti-cancer functions. Be nice to your liver and it will take good care of you–it's why I consider wine to be an indulgence, not a healthy habit. From The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.

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Moving through Grief: 11 Books to Guide the Way

No Comments 27 April 2015

Grief is a part of life, so goes the old saying. But when you're in the middle of it, whether it's a result of losing a loved one or perhaps another kind of loss like a layoff or divorce, it is easy to feel alone. It can seem like no one has ever felt the way you do. The emptiness and physical pain are so intense that on the worst days, it can feel like it will never end.

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5 Simple Steps to Calm Menopause Symptoms

1 Comment 16 April 2015

Menopause is defined as 12 consecutive months without a period. What that term does not tell us is anything about the 10 to 15 years surrounding that inauspicious date and how it can hijack the quality of our life.

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