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What to Remember When Running

I started running regularly when I was 14. I’d get up at 5:30 a.m. and run to my grandma’s house and back. It was the equivalent of a little over two miles, which at that time, seemed like a long way to go. As I got older, I added distance. By the time I graduated […]

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Natural Healthy Concepts Wins Best of the Valley 2014!

It’s awards season here in Appleton, Wisconsin. Natural Healthy Concepts is proud to announce that people in the Fox Cities have voted us “Best Nutrition Center” in the area. If you aren’t from our part of the country, and only order from us online, you may not even realize that we have a physical store. […]

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Quick & Healthy Dinners (And One for Breakfast, too!)

I thought finding fast & healthy meals would be easy and fun. I can always use new recipes. But I quickly discovered what counts as “healthy” to some, doesn’t exactly fit my definition. So, what is my definition of healthy food? What is Healthy? Healthy food is: • Nutrient dense • No artificial colors, preservatives, […]

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What You Need to Know About Electrolytes

You’ve probably seen or heard the word “electrolytes” just about everywhere. Those Gatorade commercials you’re always seeing on TV? Electrolytes. The Mio Sport commercials that are little fewer and farther between? Electrolytes. And what about the Powerade commercials? Yes. Electrolytes. Sports drinks contain electrolytes. But what exactly are electrolytes, and why are they so important […]

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Foods That Cross-React with Gluten: 24 Possibilities

Whether you’re new to the gluten-free lifestyle, or have lived it for many years, you’ve likely seen at least one article on the Web that states there are foods that can cross-react with gluten while you were trying to educate yourself. I came across five while getting ready to write this post. Yes, five. The general idea […]

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Varicose Veins – Why You Get Them & What Can Help

When you have varicose veins, summer is not your friend. I have varicose veins. I’m always glad to see fall arrive. Not only because I love autumn, but because I hate my legs. Yeah, I know all the psycho-babble about loving my body, but seriously, do my legs have to look like GoogleMaps? According to […]

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6 Ways to Make an Incredible Vegetarian Chili

There’s a slight chill in the air and the autumn leaves are in full color right now – at least where we live. Fall is the perfect season for a steamy bowl of chili. Not only is it a satisfying and spicy meal – chili can also be quite healthy for you – especially if […]

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Skin Tags – What are They & How You Get Rid of Them

They look weird. Sometimes they can be awkward and even a little embarrassing. But should you be worried about skin tags? If you’ve got skin tags, the first thing you should realize is they are extremely common. In almost all cases, people with skin tags have nothing to worry about. They are benign and they […]

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Workout Wednesday: Get a Stronger Back in Just 4 Exercises

When it comes to all of the muscles in your body, the muscles in your back sometimes get the short end of the stick when you’re exercising. Maybe you do work them, but are you giving them enough attention? It can be hard to tell sometimes. It’s understandable that you want bigger, more muscular arms, […]

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6 Delicious Fall Soup Recipes With a Healthy Purpose

There’s something about fall that makes us crave soup. Nothing satisfies us more on a cool autumn day. Plus, the fruits and veggies that are in season – like the last of your tomatoes, pumpkin, squash, apples, sweet potatoes, onions, ginger and garlic make some of the best ingredients for a hot and hearty bowl […]

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