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Plate of Christmas cookiesMonday, December 5, 2011

Simple eating strategies can help you avoid the "holiday 10."

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Glass teacup with tea and chamomile flowers.Monday, November 28, 2011

In addition to healthy lifestyle practices — including a sensible diet, exercise, enough sleep and low stress — many common herbs can keep our immunity strong through the cold and flu season.

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Checking blood pressureMonday, November 28, 2011

Getting regular screenings allows your doctor to catch any possible health problems in an earlier stage, thereby giving you the opportunity to make meaningful changes for your health.

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ApplesMonday, November 21, 2011

The Environmental Working Group compiles a list of the fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticides and fungicides to help consumers make informed decisions about when to buy organic.

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woman sleeping in bedMonday, November 14, 2011

If you have trouble sleeping, there are natural ways to get your body back on track.

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Whole wheat pasta, garbonzo beans, canned diced tomatoes, mozzarella and basilMonday, November 7, 2011

After just a few days into his three-week journey, Bastyr dietetic intern Matt Keen realized he would have to expand his diet beyond beef jerky and trail mix.

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Plate of sushi with chopsticksMonday, October 31, 2011

Sushi lovers beware: It does matter what types of fish are rolled up in that nori. With the help of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you can select fish that is healthier for both you and the environment.

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Oranges cut like jack-o'-lanternsMonday, October 24, 2011

Halloween can be a recipe for disaster. Candy corn, cupcakes, brownies, sacks full of treats — talk about sugar overload! There's got to be a better option, right?

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Partially unwrapped energy barMonday, October 17, 2011

There is a time and a place for energy bars, says Liz Kirk, PhD, RD, a nutrition and exercise science faculty member at Bastyr University.

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Photo illustration of a tree growing in open handsMonday, October 10, 2011

The most basic key to wellness isn't a drug, an exercise regimen or a particular diet, says natural medicine author Michael T. Murray, ND. He's become convinced that cultivating a spirit of gratitude is the foundational secret to health.

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