10 Best Foods to Eat RAW for Beautiful Skin

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Have you heard? Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, announced last summer that she was eating a raw-food diet at least one day a week. Her motivation? To achieve radiant skin.[i] Even if you’re not a fan (or follower) of the Royal Family, this news is worth noting. Not about Kate Middleton – the fact […]

Poor Sleep Shrinks Your Brain

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You know that heavy, foggy feeling you get in your head after a night of too little sleep? It’s not a coincidence – your brain really is ‘hurting.’ Even one bad night’s sleep can cause changes in your brain similar to those that occur if you’re hit in the head.[i] Specifically, both poor sleep and […]

The Top 7 Healthy and Delicious Exotic Fruits

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In the US, the most popular fruits (in order) are bananas, apples, oranges, grapes and strawberries.[i] These certainly have merit – for taste and nutrition – but there’s a whole world out there … and in it quite a few exotic fruits that you might not have heard of. If you’re looking for a new […]

The 5 Most Common Household Accidents

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Accidents, or unintentional injuries, are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.[i] Traffic accidents account for a significant number of these, but a surprisingly large number occur where you might least expect it: in your home. Each year, home injuries cause nearly 20,000 deaths,[ii] 7 million serious injuries and 20 million visits […]

The Afternoon Slump: 11 Best Ways to Overcome It FAST

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Cortisol, a stress hormone, increases your alertness, which is why levels tend to peak between 6 and 8 in the morning, just before you wake up.[i] They begin to gradually decline after that and around 3 p.m. it suddenly hits you – the afternoon slump. You’re tired, you can’t concentrate and you’re desperately in need […]

5 Most Powerful but Little-Known Anti-Aging Secrets: #5

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Welcome to Secret #5 in our 5-part series on the 5 Most Powerful but Little-Known Anti-Aging Secrets. Also don’t miss Anti-Aging Secret #4 here … and watch our blog over the coming weeks for the other posts in this series! Secret #5: Stress Management If you’re stressed out, you’re going to age faster than you […]

7 Dangerous Fruits to Beware of Most

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Whole fruit is an important source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber – beneficial compounds that many Americans are lacking. Eating fruit has been linked to a number of health benefits, from lowering your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer to helping you lose weight and avoid obesity-related diseases.[i] Yet some […]

Less Sleep = More Pain (new study)

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Chronic pain is a major cause of sleep loss and is associated with insomnia. For instance, the National Sleep Foundation points out that if you have lower back pain you might experience intense “microarousals” throughout the night. Microarousals are changes in your sleep state to a lighter stage of sleep, and they often lead to […]

Difference in Blood Pressure Between Your Arms Means HIGHER Heart Attack Risk

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The American Heart Association recommends getting your blood pressure checked at least once every two years starting at age 20. But the next time you have yours checked, don’t just take the reading in one arm. It’s important to check the blood pressure readings in both of your arms because, while you might assume they’d […]