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Veggies for the Win, Image: Alexander Raths/AdobeStock.comVeggies for the Win  
Five Reasons to Choose a Plant-Based Lifestyle  

Many of us have come across the term “plant-based eating”. Perhaps the regimen was recommended to us by a medical or nutritional professional. We may have read about it in a magazine or seen a documentary on the subject. Scientists around the globe have...

Thriving With Multiple Sclerosis, Image: Prazis Images/Stock.Adobe.comThriving With Multiple Sclerosis  
How to Reduce Inflammation and Promote Neuroregeneration  

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), the concept of “thriving” is becoming increasingly attainable thanks to advances in lifestyle-related research. While MS is not yet curable, life choices that reduce inflammation and promote neuroregeneration can...

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Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training  

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts may sound like a trendy buzzword reserved only for experienced athletes, but this versatile, short-form exercise is safe and effective for just about everybody, including beginners, as long as it is...

The Cellular Magic of Compassion, Image: Таня МикитюкAdobeStock.comThe Cellular Magic of Compassion  
  

Dropping off a homemade treat on a neighbor’s porch or going out of our way for a stranger can make the recipient’s day, but the giver also gets a boost. Thanks to a scientifically proven cascade of feel-good chemicals like...

Natural Remedies for Pets, Image: chandlervid85/AdobeStock.comNatural Remedies for Pets  
Seven Non-Toxic Treatments for Common Ailments  

Natural remedies and healing therapies are not just for humans, they also help pets overcome illness and maintain optimal health. Used properly, plants, herbs, essential oils and other...

Terry Wahls, Image: Dr. Terry WahlsTerry Wahls  
on Managing Autoimmune Disease With Lifestyle Interventions  

Terry Wahls, M.D., is a certified practitioner at the Institute for Functional Medicine, as well as clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, where she conducts clinical trials testing the effect of therapeutic diet and lifestyle to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms...

Eco-Friendly Water Heating, Image: Web Buttons Inc/AdobeStock.comEco-Friendly Water Heating  
  

When it comes time to replace the water heater, homeowners have an opportunity to save money and significantly lower their carbon footprint by choosing more efficient appliances. In the U.S., most homes are equipped with water heaters that require...

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Saving Earth and Water With Small Steps  

In her book One Makes the Difference: Inspiring Actions That Change Our World, environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill asserts, “Everything we do and say does change the world. Even our...

Sweet Lullaby, Image: fizkes/AdobeStock.comSweet Lullaby  
Better Sleep for Children  

Sleep is essential for both survival and the ability to thrive, yet as children’s schedules get busier and they spend more time in front of screens, their average sleep time often decreases. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids between the ages of 6 and 12 get...

Nourish the Heart, Image: udra11/Shutterstock.comNourish the Heart  
Foods that Promote Cardiac Healing   

The right food choices don’t just prevent heart disease and help shrink artery plaque, they also nourish and heal the heart. For a healthy ticker, enjoy these five food groups every day...

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Lifestyle Metrics That Can Help Prevent Heart Disease   

When it comes to preventing cardiovascular diseases, lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise are often mentioned. But a deeper dive into heart health shows other factors such as sleep, stress management and proper ...

Meditation for Longevity, Image: michaeljung/123rf.comMeditation for Longevity  
  

The International Journal of Neuroscience published a study showing the cells of people that meditate looked 12 years younger under a microscope than their actual age. The most extreme example was a highly experienced meditator with...

Whole Foods for Dogs and Cats, Image: dezy/Shutterstock.comWhole Foods for Dogs and Cats  
Human-Grade Meals for Our Furry Best Friends  

As guardians of our beloved pets, choosing the best food for them can be a daunting task, with so many options online and in grocery stores, as well as conflicting advice about what is healthiest. For thousands of years, pets were fed...

Love in the Present Moment, Image: Love in the Present Moment  
Mindfulness for Couples  

Jam-packed schedules and answering the demands of everyday life can trip us up and break the spell of even the most solid intimate partnership. With dulled senses, it is easy and all too common to go on...

Deciphering Egg Carton Labels, Image: Web Buttons Inc/AdobeStock.comDeciphering Egg Carton Labels  

There are many egg choices in the grocery store with different labels—cage-free, free-range, pasture-raised, organic. Here is what these terms mean...

Bruce Cryer, Image: Bruce Cryer  
on His Love Affair With the Heart  

Bruce Cryer has been called a Renaissance man because of a varied, four-decade career as a singer, actor, dancer, publisher, author, marketing executive, teacher and coach. In New York City, he played The Boy for 800 performances in the world’s longest running...

Heart-Healthy Kids, Image: VasitChaya/AdobeStock.comHeart-Healthy Kids  
Setting a Course for Cardiovascular Wellness  

When a middle-aged, thin adult comes to the hospital with heart attack symptoms, the doctors will ask about family health history; alcohol, drug and cigarette use; current medications; and cholesterol levels. But because the person is...

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