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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Good news if you like spicy food! New research suggests that eating spicy food may increase your lifespan. It’s the potent compound found in most hot peppers called, capsaicin, that we have to thank for the extra health benefits of spicy peppers. Read more. 

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Preventing Muscle Loss

Preventing age related muscle loss is critical to staying active and healthy as you age. Muscle mass can start to decline around the age of 30 and it’s important to take steps right away to prevent it. Eating a healthy diet, preventing injury and exercising are just a few of the things that you can…

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Eating Before, During and After A Workout

What you eat can make or break your workout and can even have an impact on your results. It’s important to fuel your workout with healthy carbohydrates, and help feed your muscles with protein when you’re finished. During your workout, you may need to replenish your carbs depending on the duration of your exercise. Read…

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Golden Cauliflower Flatbread Recipe

Cauliflower is incredibly nutritious and a super important part of a healthy diet. It’s actually easier than you may think to get enough cauliflower in your diet, and it doesn’t require eating bowl after bowl of steamed veggies. Cauliflower actually makes a great substitute to for breads, like in this yummy Golden Cauliflower Flatbread recipe.    

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Essential Oils for ADHD

A recent study has shown that some essential oils may be helpful for reducing the symptoms of ADHD. Some of the oils that were found to be beneficial are: Frankincense, Ylang ylang, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lemon and Cedarwood. Lavender oil has also been shown to help improve sleep. Read more.

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Why You Should Say “No” to Diet Drinks

Drinks (and other foods) labeled as “diet’ are not good alternatives to sugary, junk foods. A recent study shows that artificially sweetened “diet” drinks can actually stimulate your sweets receptors making you crave sugar even more. This can lead to weight gain, obesity and other health problems. Read more. 

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Iron Deficiency and Hearing Loss

A recent study has concluded that hearing loss may be linked to iron deficiency. Hearing loss, which is more common in women, was shown to be more prevalent in women with anemia. Read more here. 

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Good News for Cheese Lovers

Even though cheese has a reputation for being fatty and calorie filled, it may not actually be as bad as you think. New, non-industry biased, research has shown that cheese is a food that may beneficial to include in a healthy diet. It’s high in protein, calcium and B12, among other things. Read more. 

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Vitamin D & Chronic Headaches

Recent studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency may be to blame for chronic headaches. The study looked at a large group of the population and analyzed their vitamin D levels and occurrence of headaches. In addition to linking low vitamin d levels to chronic headaches, it has also been linked to many other chronic diseases.…

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Break Bad Health Habits NOW

Let’s face it, we all have our bad health habits. Whether it’s starting your morning off with too much sugar or adding too much salt to your food, there’s probably an unhealthy habit you could shed. A recent article in Time magazine has tips on how to break your 7 worst health habits and it may…

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