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Archive for December, 2016:

Everyday Healthy Ideas

Got an everyday health problem but don’t want to use medications? Suzy Cohen, RPh has several ideas for fixing these kinds of issues using natural solutions that are readily available either in your home or a quick trip to the natural grocer. Everyday Healthy Solutions Have a pimple that you just can’t get rid of? Try using tea tree essential … Read more.

Food Myths and Your Health

Are you trying to lose weight and get healthy but not seeing any results? The problem may be that you bought into what Dr. Mark Hyman calls the “food lies” that many people accept as fact. These contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle and makes it impossible to lose weight. Food Myth #1 The first myth is that there isn’t a … Read more.

The Right Kinds of Fat

Dr. Mark Hyman, an expert on nutrition and specifically fats, has some advice for those looking to incorporate healthy fats into their diets. Writing on his blog, Dr. Hyman describes the right fats necessary for a healthy body. On his blog, Hyman notes that fats have been “demonized” as being unhealthy. They have been portrayed as contributing to obesity, type-2 diabetes, … Read more.

The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The World’s Healthiest Foods has done some investigative research about omega-3 fatty acids. It’s more commonly thought of in terms of supplements, but instead, the World’s Healthiest Foods has decided to focus on how you can obtain omega-3’s from real food. There are actually three forms of omega-3’s. These are: Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA):  Used by the cells in your body … Read more.

Managing Food Allergies During the Holidays

Are you dreading the holiday season because of allergies or sensitivities to certain foods?  Unfortunately, during this time of year meals are laden with the common food ingredients that many people are allergic to. However, there are solutions available so you can, in your own way, “have your cake and eat it too!” Alexcis Spencer Lopez, in an article for … Read more.

The Health Benefits of Cranberries

You may have heard that cranberries are good for you, especially for preventing urinary tract infections (UTI’s). However, the World’s Healthiest Foods presents research about the many more positive health benefits of this fruit. The most commonly commercially sold type of cranberry originally came from the Americas. Though used by Native Americans, mass production began in 1840 by Henry Hall. The … Read more.

The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are not just a delicious addition to holiday meals. According to the World’s Healthiest Foods they actually pack a lot of nutrients and have many health benefits too. Originally from Central and South America, sweet potatoes were introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus. Since then the sweet potato has spread throughout the world, including the African and Asian … Read more.

Healthy Holiday Eating

Are you worried about how you’re going to stick to healthy eating during the holidays?  Dr. Mark Hyman, in a post on his website, describes how you can maintain a healthy diet and still enjoy those holiday parties. Dr. Hyman first advises to keep in mind the goals you’ve set for healthy eating. He suggests imagining how you want to … Read more.