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Chemicals in our environment are linked to myriad illnesses.Friday, May 27, 2011

As you go about your spring cleaning this year, consider these five sources of toxicity. “The most important thing you can do to prevent illness from chronic exposure to chemicals is to stop the exposure,” says John Hibbs, ND, who teaches environmental medicine and toxicology at Bastyr University.

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Picture of chocolate piecesMonday, May 23, 2011

As someone who suffers from migraines on an annual basis, periods of high stress in my life have been punctuated with memories of intense headaches.

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Picture of yogurtMonday, May 16, 2011

Choline has become a popular topic in nutrition recently with many supplement companies and health experts promoting it. But what is choline and why do we need it?

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Picture of a BPA free sippy cupMonday, May 9, 2011

Bisphenol A (BPA) is ubiquitous in our society; it is in toys, baby bottles, vinyl goods, medical equipment and a host of other everyday products. It’s also in our urine: In a recent survey done by the National Health Nutrition Survey, BPA was detected in urine samples of 92.6 percent of Americans.

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Picture of honeyMonday, May 2, 2011

Minimally refined, delicious and purely from nature, honey makes for an excellent option when deciding how to sweeten your morning tea or fresh-baked pastry. But there is more to be appreciated in honey than just its good taste.

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Pizza is not only delicious, it also is a complete protein food.Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pairing the right foods throughout your day can ensure you're eating a complete protein.

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Portrait of bicyclist drinking waterMonday, April 25, 2011

As the days grow longer, many of us are eager to take advantage of the sunlight and re-implement our New Year's resolutions. If for you that means some time of "cleanse," here are three safe and effective ways to take your health back.

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Picture of sugarMonday, April 18, 2011

"Sweet is the first taste humans prefer from birth," says Christine Gerbstadt, a dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. While it seems that our craving for sweet foods may be hardwired into our DNA, it is possible to keep these cravings in check.

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Picture of tea bagMonday, April 11, 2011

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common condition and frequent complaint in primary care offices. It estimated to be prevalent in 1 percent of adults and 5 percent of children. The symptoms include dry, red, itchy and inflamed skin, most commonly on the face, hands, behind the knees and in the crook of the elbow.

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Picture of a heart made of coffee beansMonday, April 4, 2011

It’s not a surprise that Seattle ranks No. 1 for coffee consumption in America. We love our caffeine, but what exactly are the effects of drinking so much coffee? Research can bring to light some of the facts about our favorite beverage.

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