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14 Potent Vitamins for Younger and Healthier Skin

There are skin care products out there that advertise great looking skin once you’ve used them. But when it comes to getting the absolute best for your skin without repercussions, in the long run, it has to be vitamins.Let’s look at a food that can give you an all-around healthy boost and stuff that you need to keep away from:Fruits and veggies are the de facto standard when it comes to getting your fill of vitamins for the day. You can have up to 5 portions a day of each, no worries. Excess dairy products and meat contain saturated fats that can cause unsightly pimples to appear on the skin for some people. You should always opt for food that has a low glycemic...

Tips for Maintaining a Well-Balanced, Healthy Diet

Tips for Maintaining a Well-Balanced, Healthy Diet

In honor of national nutrition month (March), the experts at Bastyr University are sharing their tips for maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet.  Take time to eat Humans require food to be nourished.  It’s that simple!   Think of all the things you schedule in a week.  Feeding yourself must be at the top of the list in order for you to accomplish all those other things well.  Plan ahead.  Prioritize meals.  Respond to your hunger.  Take time to eat.  It’s a basic human need! Enjoy your food Savor the aroma and flavors of your food. Chew with intention and take delight in every mouthful. Eating is a pleasurable experience that engages all our senses, and the food on our plates deserves this careful attention. Sit.  Slow down.  Enjoy! Spice it up Herbs...

4 Fitness Fads You Need to Avoid at All Costs (For the Good of your health)

It seems as though the media is constantly coming up with new ways to appeal to our desire for a flatter stomach and a better figure. However, while they capitalize on our search to discover how to reduce belly fat and make use of the best weight loss programs, they often do little to look out for our actual health. As long as the fads they introduce are convincing enough to make money, then most advertisers are happy to promote them.Unfortunately, when you're approached with something that seems to be too good to be true, the chances are that it's actually more damaging to your body than you might imagine. Those diets that claim to burn your fat away in moments, and pills that ensure...

10 Easy Steps to Making the Mediterranean Diet Part of Your Life

10 Easy Steps to Making the Mediterranean Diet Part of Your Life

There are some simple things you can do to eat more of the healthy foods that make up the Mediterranean diet. First, check out what's on the menu. Then see what Mediterranean-type foods you can add to your daily diet.Here are a few simple things to add to your daily food plan The traditional Mediterranean diet calls for:Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables each day, such as grapes, blueberries, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, figs, olives, spinach, eggplant, beans, lentils, and chickpeas. Eating a variety of whole-grain foods each day, such as oats, brown rice, and whole wheat bread, pasta, and couscous. Choosing healthy (unsaturated) fats, such as nuts, olive oil, and certain nut or seed oils like canola, soybean, and flaxseed. About 35% to 40%...

7 Odd Reasons Why You’re Gaining Weight

by BARI NAN COHENThe frustration of seeing extra pounds on the scale—or of a too-tight waistband that you know used to fit—is understandable. But did you know that anything from a hormonal imbalance to vitamin deficiencies to the prescription meds you take can hold clues to what's making you gain weight? "A lot of people make what we think are lifestyle choices but are actually our bodies reacting to factors we can't control," says Robert J. Hedaya, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. "Whether it's hormonal, a medication side effect, or something else, too often we put the onus on the individual, and there are factors that sometimes justify a doctor's help." (Looking to conquer your weight issues?You're depressedMany anti-depressant medications cause...