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Most people, especially women, assume they have a calcium deficiency or need more calcium. It's essential for strong bones and teeth, and it feels like every single breakfast food is fortified with it. That's because we so desperately need it, right? Surprisingly, most of us are already getting enough of this important mineral.In fact, some people may be getting too much calcium.Our current calcium-sufficiency is a result of a large push by the dairy industry years ago to promote milk products as Read more [...]
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Transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., leading many to believe that the best way to reduce their carbon footprint is by finding alternatives to driving and making other eco-friendly tweaks to their commuting habits. A new study, however, suggests that we could all make a lot more progress in the short term by changing the way we eat. A team of researchers found that if Americans swapped out beef instead for beans, the country could reach Read more [...]
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New around here? Get my monthly newsletter for even more green beauty goodness. Thanks for visiting!As the weather warms up, the idea of “a healthy glow” means fewer, better products that enhance the skin’s natural colors and radiance without feeling heavy or overly “done.” Recently, I shared five natural makeup picks with my friends at Kansas City Spaces magazine. These are my tried-and-true multipurpose products that keep me looking fresh. Read the full post to get the details on Read more [...]
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You’ve likely heard it before: The United States is in the middle of a drug epidemic that’s largely fueled by opioids. But startling new data shows just how terrible this problem has gotten. Drug overdose deaths appear to have risen nearly 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, possibly making them the leading cause of death for people under 50, according to early data compiled by The New York Times. By the Times’ estimate, there were 59,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016, potentially making this the Read more [...]
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Millions and millions of gallons of organic milk contain industrial-brewed ingredients to beef up nutritional values. When you buy a carton of organic milk, chances are you think you’re getting a carton of pure organic milk. And if you’re splurging on organic milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health—and who doesn’t want their brain health supported?—chances are you think that those healthy bits are coming courtesy of healthy grass-fed cows. But as Peter Read more [...]
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New around here? Get my monthly newsletter for even more green beauty goodness. Thanks for visiting!If you’re ready to streamline your evening routine with a cream that promises moisturizing, retexturizing and toning, BioRecept BioStrata de Peau should be at the top of your list. A savior for those of us battling both acne and the first signs of aging, BioRecept BioStrata de Peau takes advantage of glycolic, lactic and hyaluronic acids to keep skin bright, clean and hydrated. With 15 percent Read more [...]
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During my decision-making process of whether or not to have a preventive double mastectomy based on my family history of breast cancer, my surgeon told me one fact that particularly distressed me: “You won’t be able to do push-ups after this procedure.”As a personal fitness trainer and mother who prided herself on beating her teenage sons in push-up contests, the thought of not being able to do push-ups killed me. But it was broader than that. I knew his statement meant that my body wouldn’t Read more [...]
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“Clean my appliances?” you may ask. “I thought they were supposed to make life easier, not harder!!” Well, yes. But occasionally cleaning appliances will not only keep them fresher and cleaner, it will also help them work more efficiently and last longer. And it’s a simple procedure once you know how. Here are a few appliances that are likely getting ignored during spring cleaning chores, but shouldn’t be. 1. Washing Machines Does your washing machine have a weird, Read more [...]
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One of the worst fears parents have is that of their teens getting addicted to drugs. If you too are a parent of a teenager or young adult, then you must keep yourself abreast with the latest drug abuse trends and the drug slang in use among the kids. This sponsored post updates you with the current drug-related trends and vocabulary. ~ Ed. If a loved one started using drugs, you would want to get help for him or her right away.Unfortunately, the ever-growing drug slang vocabulary and ever-changing Read more [...]
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As one of the food editors at SELF, I spend a lot of time digging up recipes for you, dear readers. Namely, quick and healthy breakfast recipes. Lots and lots and lots of breakfast recipes.One thing I've noticed whenever I look for speedy breakfast ideas is that I always wind up with a lot of toast recipes on my hands. It makes sense if you think about it: Toast is almost always going to come together quickly (I mean, it is just toasted bread with stuff on top, after all). And, provided you're using Read more [...]
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What if there was a vitamin that could actually protect your genetic material against damage from toxic substances in our air? Well, according to recent research, not just one vitamin can do this but a whole set of vitamins have this amazing protective ability. According to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in conjunction with Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health, in Sweden, China, Singapore, Mexico and Canada, the B-complex vitamins Read more [...]
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As a natural health professional for over 25 years, I’ve seen many clients who are interested in changing their diet to prevent heart attacks or stroke. And, studies show that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by nearly half. Even today it astounds me that so many people with heart disease are encouraged by their doctors and other health professionals to eat a diet that is simply not founded in research. A new, massive study by the United Nations Read more [...]

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