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glass of waterTuesday, July 5, 2011

Everywhere you look, there is a different “magic” number of glasses of water you should be drinking: Is it six glasses per day or is it eight?

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Carrots, the superfood, on a blue tableMonday, June 27, 2011

This "Super Seven" go-to guide will help jump-start your creativity, allowing you to sample these raw, nutritious and low-calorie contributions with your favorite meals.

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Picture of whole grainsMonday, June 20, 2011

Fiber. We've all heard about how we need more of it, but how important is it really to our health?

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Picture of lettuceMonday, June 13, 2011

We've all heard the advice, "Eat more whole food." But what exactly is whole food? And is it affordable?

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Picture of a kale leafMonday, June 6, 2011

When it comes to bone health, you may think of nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D or minerals including magnesium, boron and zinc, which can be beneficial for protecting bones from fracture. However, there is another nutrient that often flies under the radar although it is equally important in long-term bone health: vitamin K.

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Picture of strawberries, kiwis, bananas, pineapples, and watermelonMonday, May 30, 2011

Superfoods claim to lower bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, help control weight and support a long life, all without any harmful side effects.

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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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