• Protect Your Heart With These 4 Tips

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    According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year over 800,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. Of these, over 600,000 are a first heart attack and about 200,000 happen to people who have already had a heart attack. Even more thought provoking is that about 1 in 5 heart attacks is silent, where......

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  • Dinner Today: Hearty Winter Quinoa Salad with Warm Apple Cider Vinaigrette

    After spending hours outside on a frozen pond over the weekend,  the last thing I felt like either making or eating was a salad. A body warming soup or a hearty stew seemed more appropriate, but this quinoa salad hit the spot. The key is the warm dressing. It softens everything up a bit and makes it a......

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  • 8 Best Detox Supplements for 2021

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    If you want to kick off 2021 with more vitality and increased overall health, supportive detox supplements are a good way to help reboot your system. Choosing a nutrient-rich diet is extremely important, but ridding your body of toxins from sugar, alcohol, and other fun foods you enjoyed over the holidays can also go a long......

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  • 5 Strategies for Supporting Mental Wellness

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    While we all may be breathing a collective sigh of relief that 2020 is now behind us, we are still facing many of the same challenges as we enter the new year – the COVID-19 pandemic, economic and social inequality, intense political division, and the climate crisis. While hope may be on the horizon, our mental, emotional and......

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  • 8 Best Liver Detox Supplements

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    Your liver is an organ crucial to life, and that means keeping it functioning and healthy is extremely important. Liver detox supplements can be helpful in supporting optimal liver function.

    Impressively, the liver performs more than 500 essential tasks. One of its vital roles is to remove toxins, but its ability to do so becomes limited if it is......

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  • Snack Today: Fuel-to-Go Mini Muffins

    If you need fuel before a workout, training session or a game, these mini muffins are perfect to give you usable energy when you want it. These muffins are tasty and can be thrown into a container for a quick, healthy alternative to a protein bar. They deliver high energy, pack nutrient-dense calories, and are low in sugar. Made with......

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  • 7 Great Items to Add to Your Gym Bag

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    Since it's a new year and many people have getting fit on their list of resolutions, I thought a blog about what should go into a natural gym bag might be a good idea. Now more than ever, it is important to make sure that you are being cautious and protecting yourself against viruses, bacteria and fungi... all......

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  • New Research: Poor Gut Health Linked to More Severe Outcomes in COVID-19

    gut healthPoor gut health could put you at risk of more severe outcomes if you have COVID-19, according to a new scientific review. The review, published this week in mBio, found that those who had more serious cases of COVID-19 tended to also have gastrointestinal symptoms. It theorizes that an altered gut microbiome could allow COVID-19 to spread to......

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  • 8 Important Reasons to Take Magnesium

    magnesium can help us feel happierMagnesium is critical for health. This amazing mineral is responsible for driving important processes in our body through its involvement in more than 600 enzymatic reactions, including energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Magnesium regulates muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels and blood pressure. It’s also necessary for making protein, bone and DNA, and is involved with regulation......

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  • Lunch Today: Crunchy Sweet Potato Salad

    sweet potatoPerfect for cozy winter recipes, the sweet potato is a versatile root vegetable that can go into everything from soups to salads, and even desserts. Plus, it is delicious all on its own. This nutritional powerhouse is chock-full of nutrients like vitamin A, magnesium and fiber.

    Sweet potatoes are an extremely important source of vitamin A because they contain high levels of......

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