Are You Giving Your Body the Nutrients it Needs?

With all the fad diets and health gurus in the market today, it can be difficult to discern what exactly your body needs to function properly. Is it healthier to go paleo or keto? Should you avoid sugar or salt? And how healthy is bread anyway? The truth is most people will swear by whatever their personal preferences are, but that might not work best for you. The easiest way to determine your new diet is to be aware of which nutrients your body needs to function at its very best and find ways to incorporate them into your daily life.

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

Why do I Heat Up When I Sleep? And How Can I Cool Down?

It’s no secret that restorative sleep is the crucial factor behind the healthy functioning of our body and mind. There are a lot of factors that impact our sleep cycle. One of them is body temperature. It’s not uncommon for a person to wake up sweaty, or feeling hot flashes. However, if it happens frequently, it’s important to investigate the reasons behind that and find a way to sleep cooler. This article will help you cool down during the night and get more restorative sleep.

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evox provides an integrated entertainment experience that inspires positive changes in the way people live and work. We celebrate the good things about you, your family, your community, and your world. The network delivers a unique blend of evocative HD video programming, online community interaction, and related product shopping, to help people live a better life, grow as individuals, and in so doing, contribute to a better world.

4 Tips for Following a Healthy Diet Without Going Overboard

Since obesity is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and many other dangerous conditions, dieting to reach a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your body. It can, however, be a little difficult to find a balance between eating a healthy diet and obsessively dieting. Some people end up monitoring everything they eat and getting upset if they ever fall off the wagon. Follow these tips to make sure your approach to dieting remains balanced and safe.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Do Juice Cleanses Justify All the Hype?

The public is bombarded with health fads proposed to be the next miracle cure for all of our health woes. Juicing has gotten a lot of attention as yet another prescription for healthy living. When you consider the substantial time and monetary cost of a pool or gym membership as a way to get your daily exercise, it is easy to understand why a shortcut like juicing is attractive. Comparatively, it's a relatively fast and cheap solution.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

How to Know if You're Getting Enough Prebiotics in Your Diet

The sheer amount of research that goes into finding out how the human body works is staggering. Of course, all of this is vital to help us know how to deal with diseases and conditions successfully. The other plus point of this is that we get to find out about things that can help us out, things we probably would never have known about otherwise.

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Lorna Frances is a nutritional medicine graduate and health and wellness writer at azhealthyfamilies.org. She is an advocate of natural medicine and is passionate about finding natural solutions to common health issues. Connect with Lorna at https://www.facebook.com/atozhealthyfamilies/ or www.azhealthyfamilies.org

How Popular Milk Alternatives Stack up in Your Cup

Milk? It isn’t just from cows anymore, that’s for sure.

Today the cold case in the grocery store stocks all sorts of alternatives to traditional dairy milk.

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Is Saturated Fat Bad For You?

Since the days when our ancestors were living in caves, gathering food and hunting wild animals, saturated fats have played a part in our diet.

In the latter half of the last century, saturated fats were reviled as one of the worst things in the world. They were thought to cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, and heart disease, as well as being a contributory factor to diabetes.

Recently, the tables have turned yet again. New research has revealed many surprising health benefits.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

Fennel vs. Ginger for Menstrual Cramps and PMS

Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Even Modest Changes in Middle Age May Significantly Extend Your Life

In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

How Many Carbs Per Day Should I Eat?

Although it’s a never-ending battle for many people all over the world, the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight have been widely known for years.

The idea behind any weight loss program is simple: use more energy than you consume. In practice, however, most of us know it’s easier said than done.

Limiting carbohydrates has become a popular way to get rid of those excess pounds. It reduces the amount of calories in your diet almost automatically and can also help to reduce appetite.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

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12/22/2020
With all the fad diets and health gurus in the market today, it can be difficult to discern what exactly your body needs to function properly. Is it healthier to go paleo or keto? Should you avoid... read more
Bare feet sticking out from pink covers and sheets on a bed
07/01/2020
It’s no secret that restorative sleep is the crucial factor behind the healthy functioning of our body and mind. There are a lot of factors that impact our sleep cycle. One of them is body... read more
WOman in black exercise clothes holding bathroom scale
11/28/2018
Since obesity is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and many other dangerous conditions, dieting to reach a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your... read more
11/06/2018
The public is bombarded with health fads proposed to be the next miracle cure for all of our health woes. Juicing has gotten a lot of attention as yet another prescription for healthy living. When... read more
Orange gingham napkin with silverware and dinner plate setting.
09/05/2018
The sheer amount of research that goes into finding out how the human body works is staggering. Of course, all of this is vital to help us know how to deal with diseases and conditions successfully.... read more
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08/29/2018
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Milk? It isn’t just from cows anymore, that’s for sure. Today the cold case in the grocery store stocks all sorts of alternatives to traditional dairy milk. Some people want to drink milk that... read more
Two waffles on white plate with butter and syrup.
08/22/2018
Since the days when our ancestors were living in caves, gathering food and hunting wild animals, saturated fats have played a part in our diet. In the latter half of the last century, saturated... read more
Woman in darkened room, looking sick in bed.
08/07/2018
Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean, fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful... read more
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05/25/2018
In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains. The tobacco folks rarely talk to the alcohol, nutrition, or sexual... read more

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Woman looking to the side while holding bunch of green grapes.
12/22/2020
With all the fad diets and health gurus in the market today, it can be difficult to discern what exactly your body needs to function properly. Is it healthier to go paleo or keto? Should you avoid... read more
Bare feet sticking out from pink covers and sheets on a bed
07/01/2020
It’s no secret that restorative sleep is the crucial factor behind the healthy functioning of our body and mind. There are a lot of factors that impact our sleep cycle. One of them is body... read more
WOman in black exercise clothes holding bathroom scale
11/28/2018
Since obesity is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and many other dangerous conditions, dieting to reach a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your... read more
11/06/2018
The public is bombarded with health fads proposed to be the next miracle cure for all of our health woes. Juicing has gotten a lot of attention as yet another prescription for healthy living. When... read more
Orange gingham napkin with silverware and dinner plate setting.
09/05/2018
The sheer amount of research that goes into finding out how the human body works is staggering. Of course, all of this is vital to help us know how to deal with diseases and conditions successfully.... read more
Black and white dairy cow with blue sky and clouds.
08/29/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Milk? It isn’t just from cows anymore, that’s for sure. Today the cold case in the grocery store stocks all sorts of alternatives to traditional dairy milk. Some people want to drink milk that... read more
Two waffles on white plate with butter and syrup.
08/22/2018
Since the days when our ancestors were living in caves, gathering food and hunting wild animals, saturated fats have played a part in our diet. In the latter half of the last century, saturated... read more
Woman in darkened room, looking sick in bed.
08/07/2018
Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean, fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful... read more
Healthy Meal served with chicken salad and fruit
05/25/2018
In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains. The tobacco folks rarely talk to the alcohol, nutrition, or sexual... read more

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