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Workout Wednesday: Why Form Matters When Doing Sit-Ups

Send to Kindle Sit-ups. Those horrible exercises we were all made to do in middle school gym class and sports practice. They probably made your back sore and your stomach muscles probably hurt for days afterward. We’ve all been there. While sit-ups are the go-to for stronger, more developed abs, many people may not realize […]

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Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised, Organic: What are You Really Buying When you Buy Eggs?

Send to Kindle It seems the grocery store is getting more and more confusing as new health information and streams of marketing lingo hit the shelves. Things have gotten particularly perplexing in the egg department. From breakfast to baking, eggs are a staple in most households. They play a particularly big role in mine – […]

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Big Name Brands Go non-GMO – Can We Trust Them?

Send to Kindle The organic section at your local grocery store might be getting a little bigger these days. You may even notice recognizable brands proudly proclaiming their products are “non-GMO,” “gluten free” or “USDA organic.” So is the tide turning in the food industry? Or is this just another marketing ploy? Could it simply […]

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The EWG’s Best and Worst of Sunscreens 2015 [Infographic]

Send to Kindle For health-conscious people like you, summertime presents a tricky, Catch-22 type of situation. You want to get outdoors so you can enjoy the season, and you’ll also need to protect your skin from the sun. But you don’t want to spread potentially harmful ingredients all over your body or on any member […]

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Hormonal Birth Control Side Effects: How the Pill Can Wreak Havoc on your Mood

Send to Kindle The past year and a half has been one of the most difficult times of my life. I graduated college, succeeded in getting a job in my field, moved in with my amazing boyfriend, made new friends and started preparing for a stable future while also enjoying the here and now. “So […]

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How to Clean your Dog’s Teeth Naturally

Send to Kindle Good dental health isn’t just important for you, but for your dog, too. From brushing, to dealing with yucky bacteria, to feeding, we’ve got some simple natural tips to help you keep your best friends teeth in good shape! 

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Cloves: Tiny Herbs with Huge Health Benefits

Send to Kindle The aroma of cloves often sparks memories of holiday ham, mulled wine or a favorite perfume. This unique scent is described as “powerful, sweet-spicy and hot with fruity top tones.” Its strong taste is explained as “uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic.” The clove spice is made from the unopened pink flower buds […]

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Nutrient Deficiencies & Gluten-Free Diets: What You Should Know

Send to Kindle If you’ve been following a gluten-free diet for any amount of time, you know how difficult it can be. Not only do you have to watch what you eat, but you have to be aware of gluten in other things you use every day. (Shampoo, shower gel, cosmetics, and skincare products are […]

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Toxic Black Mold Symptoms, Testing The HLA-DRBQ Gene

Send to Kindle It’s pretty amazing how many health threats our environment poses. We live in a world of toxic-overload. You’ve probably heard that even babies are born with more than 200 potentially harmful chemicals already in their bodies. No matter how hard we try, we can’t really get away from it. Out of at […]

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The Difference Between Folate, Folinic Acid and Folic Acid

Send to Kindle You may have heard about the folic acid controversy and wondered what it has to do with you. At the center of this debate is the U.S. government’s folic acid food fortification program, which became mandatory in 1996 “due to overwhelming evidence for the protective effect of folic acid supplementation before conception […]

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