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What Happens to Your Body During One Hour of Gardening

What Happens to Your Body During One Hour of Gardening

Beyond the fruits (and flowers and vegetables) of your labor, the perks of working in the dirt go far beyond the harvest. You know how it’s illogical that people take escalators and elevators and then go to the gym to use the stair machine? The same could be said for people who go to the […]

 Craig Scott

The Food You Eat Could Be Damaging the Environment More Than Car Pollution

The Food You Eat Could Be Damaging the Environment More Than Car Pollution

Everyone knows the age old adage “you are what you eat,” but with the ever-growing food industry, the environment is also being affected by what we eat. It is no longer solely our bodies that are positively or negatively affected by the food choices we have to make every day. This change in food consumerism […]

 Josh Axe

Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Prevent Plaque, Hypertension, and Heart Disease

Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Prevent Plaque, Hypertension, and Heart Disease

Almost all of us know someone who’s been affected by heart disease. As the leading cause of death worldwide, it’s estimated that about 92 million American adults have at least some form of heart disease, and by 2030, researchers project that nearly 44 percent of the US population will be affected. (1) Atherosclerosis is one […]

 Josh Axe

Why You Need to Monitor Cardiovascular Health on the Keto Diet

Why You Need to Monitor Cardiovascular Health on the Keto Diet

You may have only recently heard about the ketogenic diet, a very high-fat, low-carb diet that’s taking the nutrition world by storm—but believe it or not, the keto diet has been around since the 1920s. The ketogenic diet (or keto, for short) was originally developed by doctors for medicinal use, especially for helping to treat […]

 Dr. Serena Goldstein

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Secrets for Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Secrets for Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is an extremely common concern in current times, a condition where cells cannot use sugar (glucose) properly for energy. Insulin is secreted from the pancreas when we eat in order to take sugar into our cells for energy. Too much sugar (including factors that raise sugar levels, like stress) taxes the pancreas […]

 The Hearty Soul

Endocarditis Linked to Metal from Braces of 15-Year-Old Leah Kitchen

Endocarditis Linked to Metal from Braces of 15-Year-Old Leah Kitchen

What was supposed be a quick stop at the dentist’s office soon spiraled downward when 15-year-old Leah Kitchen fell ill. Everyone knows that when you have braces, routine visits to get them tightened are necessary. But for Leah, one of these visits completely affected her quality of life. Within one week of having her braces […]

 Jordan Nisbet

How 82-Year-Old Sylvia Hatzer Reversed Dementia On A Mediterranean Diet

How 82-Year-Old Sylvia Hatzer Reversed Dementia On A Mediterranean Diet

It must have been heart-breaking for Mark Hatzer to realize his mother Sylvia, an 82-year-old dementia sufferer, could no longer recognize her own son. The last thing he wanted was to lose another parent but as her condition worsened, Sylvia was admitted to North Manchester General Hospital for her own safety. During her time there, […]

 The Hearty Soul

Stay Safe! The Do’s and Don’ts of Meat Defrosting

Stay Safe! The Do’s and Don’ts of Meat Defrosting

We bet you can relate to this familiar scene:  You plan a healthy meal for you and your family, and look forward to partaking in it with them after a long day of work. But once you reach home, you realize that dinner is about to be delayed… in your excitement, you forgot that crucial […]

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8 Ways You Can Prevent Alzheimer’s Starting Today

8 Ways You Can Prevent Alzheimer’s Starting Today

Brains are an essential organ and the foundation of our existence as sentient beings. Despite the importance of our brains, we are rarely concerned with our brain health until seeing signs that something’s wrong. But, if you’re troubled by the thought of developing Alzheimer’s in the future, brain health should be a top priority. This […]

 The Hearty Soul

New Study Links Mono Virus to Several Serious Diseases

New Study Links Mono Virus to Several Serious Diseases

Mononucleosis is an often harmless infectious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It is known as “the kissing disease” because it’s contagious and spread mainly through saliva. The virus is very common and a lot of people are exposed to it in adolescence. The symptoms of mono are similar to that of the flu and […]

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