Healthy Living & Prevention in El Paso

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Fight the ‘Big C’ with these two teas

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Laboratory studies show that green tea slows the growth of cancer cells or prevents it entirely. They also prevent the formation of new blood vessels that cancer cells use to feed themse...

 

Tapping Exercises for stress relief

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'EFT Tapping' draws on the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture, which teaches that the body's energy travels along specific pathways. Certain points on these pathways are stimulated ...

 

The best snack food according to experts

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If you are kicking off the new year with a new diet, you might be asking yourself right about now, “What snack can I eat without the guilt?” The answer is hummus. In a 2020 study in The...

 

Chia seed benefits

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Chia seeds are small round seeds, and can be black, brown and white in color. They are harvested from a flowering plant in the mint family known as Salvia H Hispanica. It's native to par...

 

Why Almond Flour?

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Almond flour is a great alternative to wheat-based flours. It is nutritious and provides many potential health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease and improved blood suga...

 

Try Acupuncture to quit smoking

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If you are struggling to uphold your new year’s resolution to quit smoking and have tried almost everything, it may be the time to try acupuncture. Acupuncture relies on stimulating sp...

 

Squash your dinner plans

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Whether it’s acorn or butternut, take your pick because both are winter superfoods. Either variety of winter squash is abundant beginning in early fall and lasts all through winter. Wint...

 

Power up your brain

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The foods you eat can affect cognitive functions like concentration and memory. To boost concentration, avoid processed foods, too much sugar, and very greasy or fatty foods. Instead try...

 

Choosing a diet that's right for you

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Doctors and nutritionists often warn not to fall for gimmicks when choosing a new diet. Yet, when it comes to weight loss, there are plenty of options. Magazines, books and websites prom...

 

​ Ginseng tea boosts immune system, antioxidants

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Ginseng tea is a good option if you want to obtain potential health benefits without caffeine. Ginseng tea can be prepared hot or iced, but it is most popular served hot. Some choos...

 

Boosting your metabolism with food

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Our metabolisms are the engines that help us process food, burn calories and fat. And, just like an engine, the right fuel is the way to get our bodies to peak performance. Contrary to ...

 

​ Broth or soup for the common cold

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If you are feeling under the weather, these age-old remedies will nourish your body, and feed your soul. Broth is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and it helps prevent dehydration. It’s a...

 

Start a nutrition plan now

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As we finish off the last of the Christmas meal leftovers, it is actually a great time to start thinking about how you may want to improve your nutritional habits come January. Dietician...

 

Prevent dry winter skin

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Dry winter skin isn’t inevitable. By making some changes to your skin care regimen and habits, and using the right products, you may be able to keep your skin looking soft, smooth, and v...

 

Enjoy Winter with These Vital Vitamins

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Here is a list of vitamins that can be beneficial to your health this winter. But as always, ask your doctor before adding a new vitamin to your regime. Vitamin D: It’s called the sun...

 

Magic Flour-less Cookies

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These cookies are seriously magical. They are super easy to make and without any flour, you can feel good about eating way more than just one. (And they are KETO friendly!) Expert advice...

 

Pine oil for inflammation

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During the holiday season we smell pine almost everywhere we go. But pine oil has been used for many years for its anti-inflammatory effects. Pine oil can offer two things: Ease symptoms...

 

Keep healthy eating habits up during holidays

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During the holidays it is important to maintain healthy eating habits, experts say. Don't let the holidays become a free-for-all buffet. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt...

 

Eucalyptus for cold symptoms

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Eucalyptus is widely used as a natural cold remedy and is a common ingredient in cold and cough products. Research has shown that it can decrease mucus and expand the bronchi and bronchi...

 

Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

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This recipe will become a family favorite and you won’t have to feel guilty because these cookies offer less calories and sugars than more traditional holiday cookies. Ingredients 14...

 

Mint tea helps with digestion

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If the Thanksgiving Holiday found you overindulging at the dinner table, try mint tea as an after-dinner drink. Digestion support is one of the most widely known benefits of peppermint t...

 

Keeping a lid on calories at Thanksgiving

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For many of us counting calories, our diet doesn’t take a holiday. But that doesn’t mean that you must deny yourself of everything at Thanksgiving Dinner. Diet experts recommend trimming out...

 

See the light and adjust to the time change

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Getting more light becomes more important during autumn and winter. Going outside to get exposure to morning sunlight in the days after the time change can help regulate your internal cl...

 

Try this healthy green bean side dish

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Here is a delicious and healthy recipe to try instead of the high sodium green bean casserole side with your Thanksgiving dinner: Mushroom and Chile-Garlic Green Beans This simple sid...

 

Warm up with Ginger

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Ginger has been a popular remedy since ancient times for a diverse range of ailments including motion sickness, nausea, migraines, indigestion, sore throat, and even arthritis. Its abili...

 

Healthy Broccoli Soup

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Broccoli is abundant in the fall and perfect for steaming, roasting, or adding to stir-fries. Broccoli can be used as a base for soup as a great way to mix up the typical side of veggies...

 

​ Billiards slows aging in men

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A recent study conducted by the University of Copenhagen says that drinking beer while playing pool with friends helps older men remain active, as it’s a sign of healthy socializing and ...

 

​ What men over 50 can do to avoid weight gain

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As men get older it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Experts agree that diet is the number one way to avoid health complications during middle age. Here are a...

 

Burn candles and melt away stress

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With fall now in full swing, the cooler temperatures call for creating a cozy nest at home. Using candles can not only help create that homey, warm atmosphere but the aromatherapy can he...

 

Spooky Spider deviled eggs

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Looking for a fun way to dress up an old appetizer recipe for Halloween? Try these Spider deviled eggs: Ingredients 6 hard-boiled eggs, halved 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dijon m...

 

Health Benefits of Giving

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Charitable giving can boost both mental and physical health. Research shows that those who volunteer live longer and have happier lives. Charitable giving delivers a host of bene...

 

Kale Chips

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Kale is readily available in the fall, so you’ll find many different varieties available in autumn. If you’re not a fan of the curly types, which take forever to cook, opt for heirloom v...

 

Take in some sun

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This is the best time of year to get some sun in El Paso. With the milder temperatures and brighter mornings (after we switch to standard mountain time) there is plenty of opportunity to...

 

Roasted Vegetable & Black Bean Tacos

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Today we combine the hearty goodness of roasted root vegetables with an easy to incorporate taco recipe. Not only are they perfect for Taco Tuesday (or any other day of the week) but the...

 

Healthier vision with sweet potatoes

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Sweet potatoes are incredibly rich in beta-carotene, the antioxidant responsible for the vegetable’s bright orange color. In fact, one cup of baked orange sweet potato with skin provides...

 

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Here’s a filling and vegetarian dinner that smacks of autumn goodness. (And it can easily be made to be healthier with some minor substitutions.) Ingredients 6 large, sweet potatoes, scr...

 

Pumpkin is great for your skin

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Pumpkin contains vitamin A, C, and E, and antioxidants, which help fight sun damage and wrinkles. It also has fruit enzymes that help naturally exfoliate dead skin cells. And it contains...

 

Build a healthier charcuterie board

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The big trend in party food is charcuterie. (Pronounced shaar-koo-tr-ee) Originally, it is a snack board prepared with items bought in specialty meat and cheese shops in France, but they...

 

Saline nasal spray may help seasonal allergies

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Saline nasal sprays are the simplest type of nasal spray for allergies because they aren’t a medication. They contain a saline solution to help loosen mucus and debris inside the nose to...

 

Cheesy sweet potato nachos

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Fall football is as good an excuse to snack as any. It’s no surprise that nachos, chicken wings and beer can really pack in the calories. Here is an easy, healthy and equally satisfying ...

 

An apple a day…

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Apples have long been touted as a fruit that symbolizes disease prevention. Everyone has heard the phrase, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ But new research is proving that old sa...

 

The perfect autumn spiced smoothie

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While fall is the time when everyone is clamoring for pumpkin spice coffee and additives, we would like to re-introduce you to another great fall flavor–apple. Not only nutritious, but a...

 

​ The power of touch

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The healing and comforting powers of the human touch have been known to humans for centuries. Many cultures have used touch to treat, heal and soothe ailments for generations. Today, the pow...

 

​ Homemade ‘healthy’ pizza in 30 minutes or less

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Football gatherings and pizza seem to go hand in hand. This season, instead of loading up on carbs and fat, here’s a quick and easy way to get your pizza and squeeze more nutrition into ...

 

​ The uses of Agave Nectar

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Agave Nectar has a favorable glycemic profile because its sweetness comes primarily from a complex form of fructose called Inulin. The Inulin fiber stimulates the growth of friendly and heal...

 

Time to get corny

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Corn is high in carbs and packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s also relatively low in protein and fat. Here are the numbers: One cup (164 grams) of sweet yellow corn contai...

 

Probiotic Foods for gut health

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Probiotic foods contain living microorganisms like the health-promoting microbes found in your gut. Eating probiotic foods can help boost your body’s population of beneficial bacteria. ...

 

It’s hard to beat the beet!

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Beets are a vibrant and versatile type of vegetable. They’re known for their earthy flavor and aroma. But in addition to bringing a pop of color to your plate, beets are highly nutritiou...

 

Lavender to ease headache pain

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Lavender has been used throughout ancient history for its calming properties. In addition, it was used for its healing purposes to treat migraine attacks, as well as epilepsy, insect bit...

 

Say OK to Okra

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One of the many late-summer harvest vegetables is okra and boy does it pack a nutritional KO! Okra is an excellent source of vitamins C and K1. Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that...

 

Art Therapy

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Art Therapy offers many psychological benefits but it isn’t designed to help you improve your artistic skills. Its goals can vary depending on the context in which its being used, but a few ...

 

​ Black Beans burn fat

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Research suggests that black beans are the closest thing we have to a fat-burning pill. They are a great source of resistant starch, a type of slow-digesting, insoluble fiber that feeds ...

 

Guided meditation

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Guided meditation is just one branch of mindfulness practice. It’s regarded as one of the most accessible forms of meditation, especially for beginners, as the practitioner is guided thr...

 

Healthy afternoon snacks

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After-school snacks for kids (or just a good afternoon snack for adults) can take the edge off hunger and boost nutrition. Parents can help their children choose healthy after-school sna...

 

Best Natural Sunscreens Of 2022

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It is important to shield your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays with sun protection factor (SPF) sunscreen. While many sunscreen products on the market are made with chemicals t...

 

Fig and Honey Smoothie

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Another great summer fruit is the fig. They are great for sweetening salads, baking homemade fig newtons or simply enjoying them on their own. Figs are excellent for several digestive is...

 

Apricots for eye health

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Rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and other carotenoids, apricots are excellent for promoting eye health. Lutein helps to support retina and lens health, while carotenoids and vitamin E ...

 

Stuffed Apricots

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Apricots are plentiful this time of year. In fact, if you have an apricot tree in your yard, you may have trouble deciding what to do with so many of them. Aside from being tasty and nut...

 

Cucumbers for the skin

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Professional spas know how powerful the cucumber can be at helping ease puffiness in the skin, especially under the eyes.But their benefits go beyond that, cucumbers can:ΩReduce Swelling...

 

Celebrate the Cucumber

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In the summer, watermelon is usually the star of the show. And while delicious and refreshing, we would like to remind you about its often-overlooked cousin, the cucumber. Summer offers ...

 

Cold water therapy

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Cold water therapy is the practice of using water that’s around 59°F to treat health conditions or stimulate health benefits. It’s also known as cold hydrotherapy. While the practice has...

 

Dance/Movement Therapy for overall well-being

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Dance/movement therapy is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of ...

 

​ Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza

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Wedges of juicy watermelon topped with nondairy coconut yogurt and berries make for a crisp, refreshing dessert and will delight guests over the holiday weekend. Ingredients ½ cup unswe...

 

​ Ease Nerve Pain – naturally

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Nerve pain (called neuropathic pain) is one of the more difficult and uncomfortable types of pain. Whether the pain comes from diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, chemotherapy, or a host of ot...

 

Cherries are a treat for the whole body

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Southern New Mexico offers abundant crops of fresh cherries and we are right here in the middle of their picking season that usually begins June 1st and ends during the first half of Jul...

 

Try these foods for occasional insomnia

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Occasional insomnia can interrupt your normal sleep pattern and throw almost everything off for you the next day – and night. Experts say that eating these foods might help you get over your...

 

It’s cantaloupe time!

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Cantaloupes are a summer favorite – especially here in Texas. And it’s a good thing - the fiber, potassium, and vitamin C present in cantaloupe are vital nutrients for your heart health....

 

​ Stop mosquito bite itching with an onion

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Surprisingly, onions can bring relief to your mosquito bites. The onion’s juices, which leak out from the freshly cut bulb, can reduce the bite’s sting and irritation. Onions also have a...

 

Cereal is not just for breakfast

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If the thought of spending time in the kitchen during a long, hot afternoon does not appeal to you, you are not alone. Instead of picking up your phone and firing up a food delivery app,...

 

Try these supplements to relieve cramps

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As the days seem longer and we venture out to get more physical activity, we may run the risk of developing the occasional muscle cramp. Here’s what you can do to make sure pain ...

 

Best foods to eat before and after a swim

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Swimming is a great workout for the whole body. But to get the full health benefits of swimming, we need to give ourselves the right fuel at the right time. It is recommended that you...

 

Beat the heat – naturally!

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Here are a few home remedies that are easy and effective ways to beat the heat. Placing your feet in a cold foot bath cools your body and allows you to sit back and relax. Simply add ...

 

Strawberry Season is upon us

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Strawberry season can begin as early as May, peaking in mid- to late-June. Not only intense in flavor, but fresh strawberries are also potent little packages that protect your heart, inc...

 

​ Chiropractic Care

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Some patients swear by it while others scoff but the truth is chiropractic work is widely accepted in the medical community, making it a popular form of complementary therapy. The practice...

 

Healthier snack options that sound good

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If you find yourself staying in and craving some salty snacks like potato or tortilla chips, you would be much better off by reaching for these crunchy munchies. Popcorn may possibly ...

 

What Is Reiki Therapy?

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Reiki therapy is based on an Eastern belief that vital energy flows through your body. The idea is that a Reiki practitioner uses gentle touch -- or places their hands just above your bo...

 

​ Brain foods

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Research shows that the best brain foods are the same ones that protect your heart and blood vessels. They include the following: Green, leafy vegetables. Leafy greens such as kale, ...

 

After ‘Cinco de Mayo’ Hangover Cure

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Since most Americans take May 5th as a great occasion to indulge in Margaritas and other Mexican libations, a hangover cure might be just what you will be needing in the morning. Here is a t...

 

Greens for Spring

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Now is the time for fresh Spring Greens. Arugula, spinach, lettuce, chard and collard greens are at their brightest during spring. Try this super easy and super good for you Spinach Pepi...

 

Dance the blues away

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It’s hard not to be happy when you’re dancing. Dancing can be a good physical workout as well as an emotional release. Here are the main benefits of dancing for health. Improves agil...

 

5 Foods That Can Help Improve Your Balance

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Everyone talks about a balanced diet. But it turns out that what you eat can also affect how you balance, physically. Foods containing high levels of resveratrol have been proven to help...

 

​ Bad mood? Blame the wind.

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Can the weather impact your mood? The answer’s “Yes.” In fact, weather-related mood changes with the wind. Wind can make us unhappy. Studies show that the changes in barometric pressure co...

 

​ The ABC's of CBD

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Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Better known as CBD, it is one of more than 100 chemical compounds called cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis p...

 

Eggs aren’t just for Easter

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Eggs are considered one of nature's most complete foods. They're filled with protein while free of carbs and sugar. Yet when it comes to whipping up healthy egg recipes, some folks fear ...

 

Meditation for memory

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If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Michigan State University found that meditation could help you to become less error prone. The research, publis...

 

​ Black Bean and pineapple ‘fajitas’

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If you are running out of ideas for ‘Taco Tuesday’ here’s a super easy, super tasty recipe for your next taco fiesta. Ingredients 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed 1 tbsp. fine...

 

Citrus for Sinus

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Vitamin C has been touted to offer many health benefits. While it remains to be proven that vitamin C prevents the common cold (it may help shorten the duration of a cold) but there may ...

 

Mushrooms on the grill

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With its longer afternoons and warmer weather Spring also marks the beginning of grill season. This year, why not add some vegetable options to your grilling routine. Almost any vegetabl...

 

Hot bath for dry nose

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Allergy season is in full swing and one of the unpleasant side effects may be a dry nose. It is a common problem this time of year and may affect people taking antihistamines or frequent...

 

​ Honey provides fuel for the body

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A tablespoon of honey has 17 grams of carbohydrates—that's about the amount you'd find in a slice of bread. Because they are simple carbs, it provides a prime fuel source for athletes whose ...

 

The perfect smoothie

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Whether you are heading to the gym, starting your Peloton session or simply getting ready for a walk, this smoothie has it all: protein, good carbs and deliciousness. Ingredients ½...

 

Oatmeal Mask for your skin

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Springtime may bring the need to relieve skin problems such as eczema, sunburn and poison ivy. Many people swear by oatmeal as a way of relieving itchy, irritated skin. This homemade oat...

 

​ Asparagus in spring

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Asparagus sprouts in early spring and is one of the first signs of the new season. It’s a great green staple, and it’s affordable and abundant in the springtime. Embrace all things asparagus...

 

​ Hay fever? Have a cup of tea

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Chamomile tea is known to relieve inflammation in your airways. Not only is chamomile an antioxidant with an antihistamine effect, it’s also a source of flavonoids, which help strengthen you...

 

Foods that naturally detox your system

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In the spirit of ‘spring cleaning,’ consider adding these foods that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants to assist your body’s natural ability to cleanse and detoxify itself. • Aspara...

 

Get some green time

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Our lives are linked to the soil we inhabit. 95% of our food comes from the soil, and the health of that soil directly contributes to the nutritional value of the food growing within it....

 

Be mindful of what you eat

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Mindfulness means focusing on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. We can also apply mindfulness when we nourish o...

 

​ Patients with rare skin cancer face 40% recurrence rate

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Patients treated for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) face a five-year recurrence rate of 40% -- markedly higher than the recurrence rates for melanoma and other skin cancers, according to re...

 

Aloe Juice for weight loss

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Research supports the many health benefits of Aloe Juice. Some studies report that drinking one cup of unsweetened aloe juice two to three times daily can help reduce body weight with it...

 

Lentil Soup hits the spot

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Substituting meat with another protein source a couple of nights a week is a great way to add variety and vegetables to your diet. Today we share a great recipe for Lentil Soup which is ...

 

Mindful breathing

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By practicing mindful breathing, you can relieve stress, ground yourself in the present moment, and reestablish inner calm. Mindful breathing is a very basic yet powerful mindfulness med...

 

Chia seeds with your breakfast

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We all grew up hearing about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While true, sometimes making time for breakfast can be challenging.But, by eating the right breakfast, y...

 

​ Improved diet could add to life expectancy

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A young adult in the U.S. could add more than a decade to their life expectancy by changing their diet from a typical Western diet to an optimized diet that includes more legumes, whole grai...

 

Black Pepper oil to help quit smoking

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Black pepper essential oil may reduce the severity of cigarette cravings. In one study, participants inhaled one drop of pepper oil on a tissue for two minutes whenever they were struck ...

 

Pass-off this healthy snack for Super Bowl

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It’s no surprise that Super Bowl Sunday ranks right up there with Thanksgiving as the days when we are most likely to consume the most calories. And while the occasional indulgence doesn...

 

​ Practice meditation

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Mindful meditation has been proven to combat stress. And stress has been linked to disease. By making time to clear your mind you can vastly improve your mood and quality of life and your ov...

 

Cancer prevention and food

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No single food can protect you against cancer by itself but research shows that a diet filled with a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and other plant foods helps lower ...

 

​ Diluted vinegar for weight loss

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Apple cider vinegar remains a popular diet trend, but is it as great as it claims to be? According to Carol Johnston, a professor of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State Universit...

 

Foods that burn fat

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It’s a widely known that buying the right foods at the grocery store helps keep your dieting goals on track. But some foods pull more than their weight – literally. Here are some foods t...

 

Peppers offer winter allergy relief

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Winter allergies differ from other seasonal allergies because typically our homes are sealed up and we run our furnaces. Even with HEPA filters and cleaning every day, allergies can get ...

 

Pull a protein switcheroo

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Red and processed meats have been linked to increasing risks of disease. Let this be the year to decide to switch out some of your protein sources for healthier choices. Getting creative...

 

​ Mouthwatering foods for dry winter skin

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You can help treat dry, winter skin by choosing foods that can restore your skin’s moisture.Your skin normally keeps itself well-protected with a layer of naturally occurring fats and oi...

 

​ Easy diet tip: Drink water

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If you are working to maintain your New Year’s resolution of sticking to a diet, here’s an easy tip: drinking plenty of water can help you lose weight. Some evidence suggests that increa...

 

​ Join a yoga class

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Some people exercise to relieve stress; others to build strength and increase flexibility. Yoga can do both. If you are looking for a mindful workout, consider these benefits of yoga: ...

 

Curb your appetite with Fiber

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If you are looking for ways to boost your commitment to eat less calories in 2022, try adding fiber to your diet. Soluble fiber has several favorable effects. Because it forms gels in wa...

 

New Year’s Meditation

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Here’s a mindful way to start the new year: By recalling the highs and lows of 2021 and focusing your attention and emotions, you can bring a sense of closure as well and embrace anew be...

 

Start the new year with these groceries

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All nutritionists agree that the best place to start a diet is at the grocery store. What you buy determines what meals you will prepare, what snacks you will reach for and how many calo...

 

Nutritious Egg Nog?

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These days, you can find a store-bought egg nog to satisfy your taste and dietary preferences. From ones made with grass-fed dairy to ones that are vegan and nut-free, these options can ...

 

CBD oil

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Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Better known as CBD, it is one of more than 100 chemical compounds called cannabinoids however, unlike THC, CBD is ...

 

Eucalyptus for cold and flu season

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Eucalyptus is widely used as a natural cold remedy and is a common ingredient in cold and cough products. Research has shown that it can decrease mucus and expand the bronchi and bronchi...

 

Poached pears for the holiday dessert table

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Here's an elegant yet simple alternative to the loads of cakes and cookies at the holiday table. These pears that are oven-poached in Riesling wine that offers floral accents and hints o...

 

​ Health benefits of cinnamon

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Cinnamon can reduce inflammation, provide more antioxidants than oregano and garlic and has also been shown to help regulate blood sugar in people with type-2 diabetes. Here are four easy w...

 

The mid-holiday diet cleanse

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The holidays are usually a fat heavy, sugar heavy, cheese heavy, kind of time, and this cleanse is designed to give your body a break from these indulgences. The focus of the cleanse is ...

 

Drink herbal tea after a large meal

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The after-effects of overeating can dampen your holiday enjoyment. Here’s a quick fixto ease your stomach after you have over-indulged: Drink herbal tea. Sipping on herbal teas can promo...

 

Try a (slightly) healthier Thanksgiving Dinner

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If you are trying not to totally wreck your diet this Thanksgiving, take heart: White turkey meat, plain vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, (hold the gravy) and pumpkin...

 

​ Essential Oils for fall allergies

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Essential oils can be a great way to open your nasal passages during allergy season. Any of your favorite essential oils will do, but menthol-based ones will work the best at clearing up...

 

​ Foods to ‘fall’ for

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Almost every diet stresses the importance of eating seasonally and (when possible) locally. Here are some foods that are in season now and that should be a part of our diet: Root...

 

Eat Foods High in Prebiotics

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Your intestinal cells have a detoxification and excretion system that protects your gut and body from harmful toxins, such as chemicals. Gut health is important for keeping your detoxifi...

 

​ High protein breakfast cups

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As the holidays near and tasty temptations abound, dieticians say that the best way to help avoid over-eating and consuming extra calories is to eat a high protein breakfast. These easy to m...

 

​ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

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Pumpkin seeds may be small, but they’re packed full of valuable nutrients. Eating only a small amount of them can provide you with a substantial quantity of healthy fats, magnesium and zinc....

 

What exactly is the Mediterranean Diet

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A Mediterranean diet incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including France, Greece, Italy and Spain. The Medite...

 

Natural (And crunchy) breath fresheners

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As Halloween candy season approaches, dentists everywhere remind us to make sure our kids brush and floss regularly. But some adults may have issues even if they maintain a healthy oral ...

 

‘Healthy’ Halloween candy

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Candy, by nature, is an indulgence. It has very little nutritional value and can be excessively high in fats and sugars. But, back in the real world, it’s Halloween and we will most like...

 

​ Dark Chocolate for lower cholesterol

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Dark chocolate is rich in flavanols, which relax blood vessels and boost blood flow, and research suggests that regular dark chocolate consumption could lower your blood pressure. Expert...

 

Lowering cholesterol by the bowlful

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Can a bowl of oatmeal help lower your cholesterol? How about a handful of almonds? A few simple tweaks to your diet, along with exercise and other heart-healthy habits, has been proven t...

 

Acorn squash can grow on you!

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Acorn squash is rich in antioxidants, which can neutralize potentially harmful molecules called free radicals. These antioxidants can help to protect people against health issues like ar...

 

Essential oils for pain management

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Many people believe in the benefits of aromatherapy. But some essential oils can also be helpful for pain relief when used on your skin and joints. Here are a few examples: (You can use ...

 

Tis the season for a Pumpkin Smoothie!

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It is the time of year when national chains roll out everything pumpkin and people come running. It’s no wonder why pumpkin flavor is so popular. The very thought of it makes you feel wa...

 

​ Hot and cold therapy for arthritis

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With cooler weather on the horizon, many people who suffer from arthritis might begin to feel the change of seasons. Experts believe that using ‘hot and cold’ therapy can be an effective, no...

 

Calabacitas con Elote

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A great way to welcome the fall season is by serving up this dish that showcases two harvest ingredients: Mexican squash and corn. Ingredients: 2 ½ cups fresh corn kernels 1 ta...

 

Here is some ‘sage’ advice

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Burning sage is an ancient spiritual ritual. that has been well established as a Native American cultural or tribal practice, although it isn’t practiced by all groups. Here are some ...

 

Pomegranates pack a punch

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Now is the season for pomegranates and you will see them popping up in grocery stores and restaurant menus. They are not only delicious, but they are also super good for you. Pomegran...

 

Keeping mosquitos away

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Earlier in the summer we offered advice for avoiding mosquito bites using natural repellents such as tea tree oil. With the recent rains in El Paso, it seems mosquitos are still providin...

 

Late Summer Harvest Salad

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Made from late summer harvests, this fruit salad is easy, healthy and the perfect side dish for those final barbecues before the onset of fall. The balsamic reduction adds a freshness to...

 

Appreciate the first responders in your life

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and today is a great day to do something special for the Firefighters, Police officers, and EMT’s in your life....

 

‘Don’t worry, B-Vitamin Happy’

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B vitamins are a group of eight nutrients, such as B6, and B12, are essential for brain health and a stable mood. B vitamins support your central nervous system. They play a significant ...

 

Grilled corn, basil and tomato salad

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Late summer or early fall is the perfect time for this easy and nutritious salad that you can put together in less than 30 minutes. Ingredients: 12 ears of corn, husked 6tables...

 

Apple Cider Vinegar for Summer Colds

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Unlike a winter cold that is caused by the rhinovirus, summer colds are often caused by another group of viruses known as the enteroviruses. The infection spreads when you come in contac...

 

Healthiest delivery pizza

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Pizza is a go-to dinner favorite especially this time of year.This football season, before ordering your usual pizza delivery consider trying this healthier option. According to the webs...

 

Ginger offers many health benefits

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Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It is considered one of the healthiest spices on the planet. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or jui...

 

Cantaloupe Smoothie

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This cantaloupe smoothie is perfect for late summer. It is fresh, creamy and the optional walnuts add protein. Ingredients 1 ripe, peeled banana (broken in half) ⅔ cup cantaloup...

 

Astral Projection can open doors

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The concept of astral projection has been around since ancient times, but it rarely is examined in modern life. According to proponents, astral projection helps to reach new levels of kn...

 

​ Super Simple Zucchini Salad

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This zucchini salad recipe is the epitome of “simple, beautiful food.” It’s so pretty and flavorful, thanks to these simple ingredients: Zucchini – When you make this recipe, steer clea...

 

Green tea for younger looking skin

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Drinking green tea and applying it to your skin can help your skin handle the aging process better. A study of 80 women showed an improvement of skin elasticity in participants treated with ...

 

Try these healthy flour substitutes

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Traditional white flour offers our bodies zero nutritional benefits while being responsible for blood sugar spikes. Here are some flour substitute options: Almond flour Made from...

 

Check your Chakras

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According to proponents, there are seven main chakras (or energy centers) that run from the base of your spine to the top of your head, that contain keys to the condition of your mind, b...

 

Broccoli for the Brain

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As well as being a low-calorie source of dietary fiber, broccoli may be good for the brain. Here’s the scientific explanation: Broccoli is rich in compounds called glucosinolates. When t...

 

​ Take care of your tootsies

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Physicians agree that the foundation of good health is your feet. Just as you wouldn’t go a day without brushing your teeth, you shouldn’t you go a day without taking care your feet. ...

 

​ High Protein breakfast can lead to weight loss

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We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While that remains true, experts now add that a high protein breakfast can also help you stay full throughout the day ...

 

​ Benefits of Cucumber Water

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Cucumber water isn’t just for spas anymore. More people are enjoying this healthy, refreshing drink at home, and why not? It’s delicious and easy to make. Here are a few ways cuc...

 

Frozen fruits and vegetables healthy alternative

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We buy fresh fruits and vegetables with the hopes that they will make it to our table within a week or so. A lot of times, that doesn’t happen, and we end up tossing them out. While it’s...

 

Easy way to cool down

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Cooling down in the height of the summer heat is never an easy task. Some experts suggest a simple solution: keep your skin moisturizers in the fridge. Applying cold moisturizer on your fore...

 

Hydrate with fresh foods

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If you are looking to boost your energy during the summer months, staying properly hydrated is key. Aside from making sure you are drinking plenty of water, these are the fresh fruits an...

 

Learn from Luca

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Disney-Pixar’s streaming hit of the summer is Luca. The animated film starts under the sea and quickly whisks views above ground to the beautiful Italian Coast. Central to the film is th...

 

​ Glowing skin with coffee and lemon

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Lemons are known for their rich Vitamin C content which helps in brightening the skin, while coffee is a great exfoliator. If you want a natural glow to your skin without spending time in th...

 

Watermelon prevents dehydration

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Based on its name, it's no surprise this fruit is made up of 92 percent water! But its salt, calcium and magnesium is what makes it ideal for rehydration, according to a 2009 study at th...

 

Calm your dog naturally

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It is not uncommon for a dog to experience situational anxiety around the Fourth of July. Situational anxiety is when your dog is afraid of something specific. Common triggers of situati...

 

Easy Tuna Cakes

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If you are looking for a quick, healthy summer dinner, you can pop open a couple of cans of tuna and elevate them to make these Easy Tuna Cakes with Greens & Lemon Dressing Ingredient...

 

​ Tea Tree oil can repel mosquitos

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Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is a popular essential oil that is widely available at stores and pharmacies. This oil is known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory prope...

 

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

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You can easily make frozen yogurt without an ice cream maker. All you need is either a food processor or a heavy-duty kitchen blender.Simply blend all the ingredients until you reach a s...

 

​ Licorice Root for hot flashes

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Not only is it hot outside, if you are a woman of a certain age, it may be hot inside as well. Hot flashes are caused by fluctuating hormones that are typical for women going through menopau...

 

​ Simple Strawberry Summer Salad

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All the ingredients in this easy strawberry spinach salad are chosen to pack a maximum nutritional punch. You’ll need: Mix of spinach & other greens. Spinach salads are great but try addin...

 

Papaya for healthy looking skin

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Special enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids present in papaya can help exfoliate your skin and reduce age spots, skin blemishes, acne and other skin problems. It will also give your skin a c...

 

Make your own fruit popsicle

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Many store -bought popsicles have loads of added sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. This summer, whip up your own fruit popsicles for a healthier snack. First off...

 

Flaxseed packs a punch

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Flaxseed is a plant-based food that provides healthful fat, antioxidants, and fiber. Some people call it a “functional food,” which means that a person can eat it to boost their health. ...

 

Food for Mental Health

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Food is fuel for your body, but some foods give your brain an extra boost. You can improve brain function by incorporating some of these foods into your diet: Salmon: While fish, in g...

 

​ Nopal can help reduce cholesterol

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An early study found evidence that the nopal cactus was able to decrease cholesterol. While overall levels of cholesterol dropped, LDL cholesterol (or “bad” cholesterol) dropped signific...

 

Give pain the old raspberry!

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Raspberries contain antioxidants, substances that inhibit damage to some types of cells, and consequently help reduce inflammation. The antioxidants, flavonoids which are commonly found ...

 

Sardines help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

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The health benefits of sardines and oily fish are widely known: their high levels of unsaturated fats help to regulate cholesterol levels and prevent the onset of cardiovascular diseases...

 

DIY SPF? Homemade Sunscreen

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There are plenty of homemade sunscreen recipes on the internet, but few of them will actually protect your skin from cancer-causing UVB and UVA rays. Healthline.com offers this Homemade ...

 

Pasta Primavera: your go-to springtime dinner

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When it comes to enjoying a variety of vegetables and pasta there are no hard and fast rules. In fact, if you are looking for an easy way to use up what you have in your vegetable drawer...

 

Treat mosquito bites with these common items

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Mosquito bites are the hallmark of warmer weather. Creams and ointments can help, but you can also beat the itch with things that are probably already lying around your house. Oatmeal...

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the Low-cal way!

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It’s a day to celebrate Mexican culture so we thought we would give you a way to step up your usual nachos with this Chicken Mole Tostadas recipe. Ingredients 1 cup reduced-sodium ...

 

​ Cabbage for arthritis pain

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Cabbage leaf has been used for centuries for swelling, ulcers, sprains, and strains. In one Swiss hospital, patients with rheumatoid arthritis have their swollen joints wrapped at night in c...

 

It’s peak asparagus season

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Although available year-round, this is the ideal time to look for asparagus in the market.They are in season from February to June, with April being the peak. Fresh asparagus will be bri...

 

​ Treat headaches with magnesium

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Magnesium is a mineral that is responsible for a large number of crucial bodily functions. These include nerve transmission and blood sugar control. Magnesium has also shown potential as a h...

 

Have a scoop of ice cream without the sprinkles of guilt

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Almost everyone loves ice cream. And everyone also knows it isn’t exactly health food. But choosing slow-churned ice cream can be a better option than traditional ice cream. Slow-chu...

 

The ABC's of CBD

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CBD is one of the hundreds of chemicals found in the flowering cannabis plant. CBD does not have the psychoactive, or mind-altering, effects of another chemical found in cannabis called ...

 

Fast food Tips and Tricks

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Trying to eat healthy at a fast food restaurant is difficult – but not impossible. Here are a few tips from the experts: • Skip the soda even if it comes with the meal. Choose unswee...

 

​ Gardening as mental and physical therapy

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Interacting with nature — even in the simple act of viewing trees or visiting garden-like settings — can have dramatic therapeutic results. Post-surgical hospital patients who viewed trees o...

 

Buy a basil plant

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The next time you are in the vegetable aisle at your grocery store, check to see if they have live basil plants. Many stores offer this versatile herb in a small pot with soil and often ...

 

Matcha tea prep

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Matcha green tea is touted to have a multitude of benefits ranging from weight loss, heart health and even cancer treatment and prevention. It can be easily found in stores and online. H...

 

Baked Apple chips can add a healthy crunch

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Packing a healthy snack has never been easier with this simple recipe for Apple Chips. Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 6 large apples cored and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon of ground ci...

 

Scrape away pain

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Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. The name gua sha (pronounced gwahshah) comes from the Chinese word for scraping...

 

Burrito Bowls serve up less calories

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A flour tortilla can contribute up to 400 calories and 45-65 grams of carbohydrates in a burrito. Switching to a burrito bowl and including rice and beans transforms your burrito into a ...

 

Acupressure for Sinuses

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During allergy season, sinus pressure is very common. Here is a natural acupressure remedy you can try. Acupressure is a key part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves applying pr...

 

Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe

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If you are looking for something green to eat this St. Patrick’s Day, try the easiest cucumber avocado salad in all the land. Ingredients: 3 large avocados we recommend California...

 

Chamomile tea could improve blood glucose

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An Iranian study finds that drinking three cups of chamomile tea a day could improve control of blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Tabriz University of...

 

The many pros of protein

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Whether you are on a low-carb diet or simply trying to better balance your meals, protein is the answer. Having a protein source at every meal is a great way to help you build muscle, re...

 

What are the benefits of bee pollen?

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Bee pollen is a ball of pollen made by young bees when they land on a flower. It’s a mixture of pollen, saliva, and nectar or honey. Bees carry these balls back to the hive in sacs on th...

 

What to eat after fasting

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A very popular dieting trend right now is the Intermittent Fasting diet. During the fasting periods, you eat either very little or nothing at all. The most popular method is the 16/8 met...

 

A smoothie can iron out anxiety

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There are certain nutrients shown to improve the body’s coping mechanisms when dealing with stress and anxiety. They are: • Magnesium – One of the body’s most heavily used minerals, Mag...

 

Taco Turkey Meat Loaf

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This meat loaf recipe calls for ground turkey instead of beef for an easy weeknight dinner. Its taco-style seasoning can be great for Taco Tuesday as well! Prep time: 25 min. Bake: ...

 

​ Lift the weight of anxiety with a weighted blanket

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Recent research suggests that by snuggling up with a weighted blanket you can relieve stress and anxiety. Occupational therapists have long used these blankets to help kids with sensory issu...

 

Use ‘Aloe’ to say ‘Goodbye’ to dry winter skin!

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While often thought of as a remedy for sunburn relief, aloe vera gel can be helpful during the dry winter months, too. It works by alleviating redness and irritation related to excess dr...

 

Not all chocolate is created equal

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There has been a lot of hype about the many health benefits of dark chocolate. While not based on the most conclusive research, dark chocolate is undoubtedly healthier than other forms o...

 

Ask yourself how you feel every day

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One simple way to connect more with your emotional self is to schedule time to reflect and ask yourself how you feel every day. Five to ten minutes of calm introspection and questioning ...

 

Hypnotherapy for high-blood pressure

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When you think about hypnotherapy, you may think about stopping smoking, losing weight, or helping with anxiety. Using it to help control high blood pressure may not immediately come to ...

 

There are nuts and then there’s Walnuts!

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Everyone knows that healthy snacking includes a good variety of nuts. But one in particular can pack a huge wallop.Walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts you can eat. Walnuts help mainta...

 

B Vitamins for weight loss

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Losing weight is never as easy as taking a magical pill. However, there are a few vitamins and minerals you can take to ensure your body is functioning as efficiently as possible for wei...

 

It’s grapefruit season!

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Grapefruit is 92% water, giving it one of the highest water contents of any fruit. That makes it good for overall health. Several studies have shown that people who eat half a fresh grap...

 

Feeling anxious? Try 4-7-8 breathing

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The next time you feel anxious or stressed you can try this breathing technique. It’s quick, easy to remember and a simple way to relax. sit down with your back straight and the tip ...

 

Being aware of what you eat

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It’s more than halfway through January and those of us who started a new diet for the new year may need some advice to strengthen our resolve. Experts agree that by slowing down and beco...

 

Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss

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Several studies show that apple cider vinegar can increase feelings of fullness. This can lead you to eat fewer calories and lose weight. For example, according to one study, taking vine...

 

Black bean and corn salad

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Eating a little healthier doesn’t have to be a huge chore. This tasty salad is full of nutrition and can be made in minutes – and on a budget! Ingredients 1 can of black beans – 1 ...

 

It’s a good time to detox

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A new year brings the promise of a new outlook and a renewed sense of purpose. Why not also renew your digestive system by introducing some detoxification measures? Here’s one way: Gr...

 

Supplements for when you have had too much

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While the perils of drinking too much alcohol are widely known, many people will wake up on January 1 with a pounding reminder of the price of their good time. Here are some supplements ...

 

Black eyed peas to ring in the new year

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A traditional symbol of good luck and prosperity is the black-eyed pea. Many people make it a point to enjoy a big bowl of black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. It’s no wonder they bring lu...

 

Tis the season for peppermint tea

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While candy canes are having their moment, it might be a good time to look at all the benefits of peppermint tea. You can buy peppermint tea, peppermint essential oil and fresh peppermin...

 

Remember to drink water over the holidays

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The holiday season usually involves festive but high-calorie food and drink. Here’s a tip to help curb your cravings and help you be a ‘good’ boy or girl: Make sure to drink plenty of wa...

 

Cold feet and hands? Take a deep breath!

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Research conducted on Tibetan monks found that they were able to raise the temperatures in their fingers and toes through deep meditation. While you might not be as practiced as a Tibeta...

 

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

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This recipe offers all the apple and cinnamon tastes of the holiday season, a little bit of a crunch and the indulgence of pie – without the guilt! You can also use it to top ice cream, ...

 

Change your tune - to love

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Deepak Chopra has recently appeared on social media touting the benefits of the Lovetuner. The Lovetuner is a revolutionary mindfulness tool that aligns you with the 528hz frequency, th...

 

Fall and Winter are great times for Brussels sprouts

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Often overlooked, Brussels sprouts boast high levels of many nutrients and have been linked to several health benefits. People often enjoy them roasted, boiled, sautéed or baked. ...

 

Sage for better respiratory health

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Sage belongs to the Salvia plant family and is derived from the Latin word salvere, which means "to heal." Aside from the metaphysical uses of ‘smudging,’ research shows that sage can al...

 

It’s a perfect time for Turkey Chili

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Put those Thanksgiving leftovers to good use with this delicious and easy recipe. This turkey chili recipe is an easy healthy yet hearty dish to serveyour next dinner! Ingredients ...

 

Eat too much? Try a digestif

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With the holidays upon us surely we are bound to overindulge once or twice. While the enjoyment of a holiday feast brings pleasure, the feeling of being stuffed to the point of being put...

 

5 Ways to Trim the Fat from Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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Skip the heavy appetizers. Why fill up on cheese and crackers when there is a nice home-cooked meal to enjoy? Pass the rolls. This means less processed flour and less butter. Reduc...

 

Give stress the ‘Five Flower’ punch

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Managing stress without the use of pharmaceuticals is not new. In fact, the original ‘Bach Flower Remedies’ is a safe and natural method of stress healing discovered in the 1920’s by Dr....

 

Healthy Thanksgiving Part 2: Cauliflower Au Gratin

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This recipe for Cauliflower Au Gratin by delish.com is a creamy and healthier alternative to potatoes any day of the week but Thanksgiving seems like a great day to serve them up. Yie...

 

The mighty, mighty cranberry

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Cranberries are a superfood. People can consume them in the form of a sauce or a juice. They can also add them to stuffing, casseroles, or dessert. These highly nutritious berries are al...

 

Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner: Stuffing

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November brings us the great American feast known as Thanksgiving. Every year dieticians warn us against the insanely high caloric intake by eating this traditional meal. In the coming w...

 

A daily dose of Classical Music may work wonders

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We all know that music can soothe the savage beast, but it can also have almost miraculous effects on our physical, mental and emotional health. While not the most popular genre of music, Cl...

 

Guided imagery for pain management

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Guided imagery or visualization involves mental scenes and situations that you consciously create in order to focus your thoughts on pleasant things and not focus on stress. In doing so,...

 

Say 'Neti' to fall allergies

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Autumn brings windy, high pollen-count days which can wreak havoc with your allergies. Using a Neti pot to rinse your nasal passages with saltwater is a great way to wash out pollen and...

 

Coconut Oil’s healthy benefits

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Coconut oil is high in certain saturated fats. These fats have different effects in the body compared with most other dietary fats. The fatty acids in coconut oil can encourage your body...

 

Mashed Cauliflower

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As the temperatures drop we all look to warm comfort food to warm our spirits. Traditionally, mashed potatoes have been just the thing. People who are trying to move away from a high...

 

Natural Testosterone Boosters

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There are only a few natural testosterone boosters are supported by scientific studies. The herb with the most research behind it is called ashwagandha. One study tested the ef...

 

Pomegranates burst with divine benefits

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Pomegranates have been celebrated since the days of ancient Greece and Rome. Once offered to the Goddess Demeter to gain favor and ask for a fruitful season, today we offer you the many ...

 

Three herbs to benefit the immune system

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Many herbs actively fight microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, worms, and bugs, according to the Herbal Medicine Department Chair at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. ...

 

It’s the great Nutritional Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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Pumpkin has an impressive nutrient profile. One cup of cooked pumpkin (245 grams) contains: Calories: 49, Fat: 0.2 grams, Protein: 2 grams, Carbs: 12 grams, Fiber: 3 grams, Vitamin A...

 

Grounding

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Last week we talked about the fun of walking on the grass with your bare feet. Well it seems we have walked right up to a trend called grounding. Proponents of grounding believe that...

 

Healthy snacks for Game Day

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These days, even football is different. In the spirit of change, you can step up your game with this healthy game day snack alternative: Bite sized pizzas with zucchini slice ‘cru...

 

Chiropractic Care

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Many people seeking back pain relief alternatives choose chiropractic treatment. About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35%, are seeking r...

 

Walking and work out recovery foods and snacks

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If you have finished your walking routine or work out, you may have built up an appetite. Here is a list of 'recovery snacks' that will give your body what it needs while maintaining you...

 

Probiotics for beginners

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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as germs that cause diseases, but your body is full of bacteria both goo...

 

Become a nutrition ‘stalker’

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Celery has been underrated for many years, but take note: Celery offers anti-inflammatory and many other health benefits. In addition to well-known antioxidants like vitamin C and fl...

 

Natural light shines with health benefits

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Getting natural sunlight on a regular basis can offer many healthy benefits. You can help your body absorb some of these benefits by simply pulling open the drapes or blinds in your livi...

 

Understanding Carbohydrates: Good vs. bad

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Carbohydrates are found in foods you know are good for you like vegetables and ones you know are not, like doughnuts. Carbs commonly considered bad include pastries, sodas, highly pr...

 

Hot Chilies can burn away pain

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Capsaicin, the chemical that gives chili peppers their kick can be used in treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain ...

 

Have a Peachy Day!

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Late summer is the time for peaches. Whether you have your own peach tree or have noticed their abundance at the grocery store, it’s a good idea to give these fuzzy little guys a closer ...

 

Yerba Mate tea packs a lot of benefits

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There are few drinks touted as much as green tea. But, Yerba Mate may have it beat -by a long shot. Yerba mate is an herbal tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis ...

 

Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Enchiladas

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Here’s a CookingLight recipe you can feel good about serving your family. With each serving containing 348 calories, 4.2 grams of fat, and 16 grams of protein, you can polish off your pl...

 

Honey is a buzz with health benefits

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Many people swear by the medicinal uses of honey and while some health claims may be hard to prove, it is clear that honey has been highly regarded for centuries. It is well-document...

 

Grilled Eggplant for dinner

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We interrupt this grilling season to encourage you to switch things up and grill eggplants instead of the usual steaks and burgers. Before you and your guests yell, “Where’s the beef?” C...

 

Herbal cures for summer allergies

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It’s no surprise that pollen, mold and insect stings are common allergy culprits during the summer months. Many allergy sufferers find relief with herbal remedies. Butterbur is an he...

 

The wrong dressing can ruin your salad

2 min read

You can create the most delicious and nutritious salad thinking it is a sure way to help lose weight but by adding the wrong type of dressing to that salad, you can derail all of your in...

 

Intro to Chakras

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It’s almost impossible to browse your social media feeds and not come across people going on about chakras. Okay. Cool. Wait, what is a chakra? Here is a brief explanation. The word ...

 

Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

2 min read

Watermelon and cucumbers should be the official flavors of summer. Throw in some mint, red onion, and feta and toss it all with a very simple vinaigrette (just olive oil + red wine vineg...

 

Green Tea for Weight Loss

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Many believe green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. It is loaded with antioxidants and various plant compounds that may benefit your health. Some claims assert th...

 

This Cool Summer Smoothie hits the spot!

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An ice-cold smoothie in the middle of a hot afternoon can be the perfect pick me up to get you through the long evening. Try this recipe – you’ll want to make it almost every day! Ing...

 

Collagen Supplements for skin and bone health

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles . ...

 

Take heat with a grain of salt

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It is usually a good idea to limit salt in our food, but during extremely hot days it is actually smart to salt your food a little extra - especially when exercising. Salt provides So...

 

The Ayurvedic diet

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Based on the principles of Ayurvedic medicine, the Ayurvedic diet focuses on balancing different types of energy within your body, which is said to improve health. It’s also popular beca...

 

When did you last have a date?

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Dates are often overlooked in the produce section of the grocery store, but they offer incredible benefits that are worth noting. Dates can be enjoyed by themselves as a snack or as perf...

 

Humming helps you in a number of ways

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Humming is a soothing form of sound medicine that infuses your body with many therapeutic benefits. It’s also an easy and fun way to enjoy a meditation practice. There are many benefits ...

 

Smash it up: Cucumber Salad

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Did you know that smashing cucumbers before you cut them produces more flavor than an un-smashed cucumber? By crushing the cells (instead of cutting cleanly through them) compounds get m...

 

Singing Bowls offer bountiful benefits

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Tibetan singing bowls are a type of bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. Also known as singing bowls or Himalayan bowls, Tibetan singing bowls are said to promo...

 

Healthy benefits of figs

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Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines and act as a natural laxative because of their high fiber content. Many of us consume too much sodium (salt), found in proce...

 

Tap your way to health?

1 min read

Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It's also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure. People who use this...

 

It’s tomato season!

1 min read

Summer brings us many seasonal fruits and vegetables but perhaps none are as heart healthy as the tomato. Considered a super food, the tomato offers taste, texture and versatility. Tomat...

 

Homeopathic Remedies for Heat Headaches

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For many people tolerating high temperatures during the summer months can be a real pain: enter the heat headache. While there is nothing quite so effective as air conditioning, ice and ...

 

Cool off with this Coconut Granada instead of Ice Cream

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Ice cream is a summertime staple. It’s delicious, refreshing and the perfect answer to a sweet craving. But unfortunately, it is high in fat, sugar and calories. So, here’s an idea: J...

 

Art as therapy

2 min read

The American Art Therapy Association characterizes art therapy as an approach to mental health that utilizes the process of creating art to improve mental, physical, and emotional wellne...

 

Foods that help you hydrate

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Last week we talked about the nutritional benefits of watermelon. One of the main benefits is that it helps you stay hydrated. Here are some other foods that will help keep you satisfied...

 

Naturally increase dopamine production to increase vitality

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Dopamine is an important chemical messenger in the brain that has many functions such as motivation, memory, focus and attention. It is also a necessary for reinforcing good habits. When...

 

Watermelon is THE fruit for summer!

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There is nothing quite as refreshing as a juicy, sweet, chilled watermelon to break up the summer heat. And, watermelon offers many health benefits. Here are a few: 1. Contains Nutri...

 

Therapy in your own hands: Self massage

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Social distancing has made getting a therapeutic massage impossible. But the short answer to your aches and pains may be in your own hands: here is a guide to common types of self-massag...

 

Get in a better mood with food

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Hard evidence that certain foods can help put you in a better mood is inconclusive. But some scientific findings do suggest that changes to our diet bring about changes in our brain stru...

 

Link between the moon and our health?

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Since ancient times our imaginations have been captivated by the moon. Almost every culture in the history of humanity has celebrated it in some way. But in today’s scientific age, there...

 

Mix and Match Weekly Menu

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Making your dollar stretch at the grocery store while eating healthy and keeping kitchen time down to a minimum is like stepping to the plate with the bases loaded. Here are some q...

 

Supplements and the Immune System

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Some studies indicate that the following supplements may strengthen your body’s general immune response: Vitamin C. According to a review in over 11,000 people, taking 1,000–2,000 mg...

 

'Tacovados' or Avocado Taco Boats

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El Paso, no matter what others may say, is the best place for Mexican Food. In fact, there is no need to call it Mexican Food in El Paso. It's just food. The same food we all grew up eat...

 

It’s bath time!

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If you watched TV in the 1970’s you became familiar with the cry, “Calgon -Take me Away!” Calgon, for those who may not know, was a sudsy bath liquid that invited women to leave their st...

 

Cauliflower Tacos? Si!

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Cauliflower is pretty much the do anything vegetable. Its neutral flavor lends itself to be adapted to many recipes making it a common meat substitute. But more than that, it packs a nut...

 

Mindfulness to reduce anxiety

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Mindfulness involves focusing your attention to what's happening in the present moment. It aims to help you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings, helping you to react to them ...

 

Simple, French inspired dinner

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If you are looking for an easy, nutritional and inexpensive dinner, try Sheet-Pan Ratatouille. Don’t worry, only the name is tricky (rah-tah-too-ee) because this is as simple a recipe as...

 

Color Therapy

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Color therapy (or chromotherapy) is an alternative remedy that uses color and light to treat physical or mental health by balancing the body's energy centers, also known chakras. This co...

 

Foods that cleanse the blood

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Cruciferous vegetables offer a special benefit. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, mustard and turnip greens all fall in the cruciferous category because of their ‘cross s...

 

What Is Homeopathy?

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Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals. They believe the...

 

Healthy Frozen Meals?

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When you think about nutritional food, frozen meals rarely come to mind. But, when you are limiting your trips to the grocery store and need quick and easy meals to eat at home, frozen f...

 

Hypnotherapy as mind-body medicine

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In hypnotherapy (hypnosis), people are guided into an advanced state of relaxation and heightened attention. Hypnotized people become absorbed in the images suggested by the hypnotherapi...

 

Foods that help seasonal allergy symptoms

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No food is a proven cure for disease, but some fruits and vegetables are known to be good for your. They're full of nutrients that can keep you healthy. They may also protect you from se...

 

Use these herbal remedies to help calm the nerves

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Feeling a little frazzled? Here are some top natural calming remedies you may want to try: Calm with chamomile. Taking just 5 or 10 minutes to enjoy a cup of chamomile tea can ease ji...

 

Keep a healthy attitude about food

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Local newscasts show long lines at big wholesale chains and grocery store aisles that are left bare. What these means is that a lot of us have been stocking up on food items. While being...

 

Reduce inflammation with Turmeric and Ginger

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Chronic inflammation is thought to play a central role in the development of conditions like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. It can also worsen symptoms associated with autoimmune c...

 

Your daily diet made super easy

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Fad Diets come and go. While one diet extols the virtue of being completely carb-free, others encourage a vegetarian approach and still others blend the two styles. All of these diet tre...

 

Move easier with the Alexander Technique

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The ‘Alexander Technique’ is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The process focuses on improving inefficient habits of movement and patterns built of accumulated tension, ...

 

This spring grow your own summer salad!

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Spring in El Paso may be the most important planting season of the year. The time and climate are right for you to consider planting the seeds (or plants) now for an awesome homegrown sa...

 

Benefits of massage are more than skin deep

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Getting a massage is no longer a luxury afforded to customers in high-end spas. In fact, massage has been used to treat a variety of conditions for many centuries. Although little scient...

 

Popeye was onto something

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Spinach is a major super food that is great for your overall health. Not only is it packed with digestion-regulating fiber, but it also contains vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful nutrie...

 

Put the ‘ooommm’ in meditation

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Perhaps one of the most accessible forms of therapy is meditation because it only requires a little time and very little guidance. Quite simply, meditation is the practice of thinking de...

 

'MyPlate' serves up healthy eating ideas

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MyPlate is government initiative that helps you begin a healthy eating style and maintain it throughout your lifetime. The key is in the combination of foods on your plate. The right mix...

 

The sound of Wellness

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Sound therapy is used to improve your emotional and physical well-being. There are a variety of ways in which sound therapy can be experienced. Most are experienced one-on-one with a spe...

 

Embrace the dark side (of chocolate)

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In the aftermath of Valentine’s Day chocolate giving, take heart: Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that may be good for you. Dark Chocolate is Nutritious: If you buy quality d...

 

Crystals

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There is no scientific evidence to support the use of crystals as a means to increase well-being and overall health. However, proponents of crystal therapy focus on the frequenc...

 

Aromatherapy

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Proponents believe aromatherapy activates areas in your nose called smell receptors, which send messages through your nervous system to your brain. Aromatherapy uses essential oils that ...

 

Avocados are having a moment

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The Super Bowl commercial featuring Avocados from Mexico isn’t telling us anything new. Avocados are a super food that have become super popular.That’s because avocados are very nutritio...

 

he importance of stretching

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It is not an overstatement to say that everyone should do some stretching daily. Stretching keeps your muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. It is important to increase flexibility...

 

You can have a snack while dieting

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It’s been a long January and many of us are still committed to our new year’s resolution of sticking to a diet. An important part of keeping within your diet guidelines is planning sensi...

 

Tea for two (and many other stomach ailments)

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Yerba buena or hierba buena is the Spanish name for a number of aromatic plants, most of which belong to the mint family. Yerba buena translates as ‘good herb.’ Many El Paso families...

 

Drink water before meals

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While we all know the value of drinking plenty of water for overall health and digestion, recent studies show that drinking water can actually increase metabolism by 24-30 percent ov...

 

Acupuncture

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Acupuncture has been employed to help reduce stress, muscle tension, chronic pain (including headaches) and help normalize menstrual irregularities. Many Acupuncturists believe that ...

 

Choose drinks wisely

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Sugary drinks are among the most fattening items you can put into your body and are strongly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many other health problems. Keep...

 

Test your reflexes: Reflexology

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Earlier in the week we talked about the importance of reaching out to others. Reflexology takes reaching out and touching to a whole new level. The ancient technique of reflexology i...

 

Slow down on the fast food

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We all know the nutritional dangers of fast food. But even fast food, when eaten slowly, can make you pause to consider exactly what you are consuming. The slower you eat, the more l...

 

Plant-Based Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide

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There are many diet options. While some emphasize all protein and good fat, others tout intermittent fasting as the way to a healthier life. Still other health experts believe that diets...

 

Making sense of complementary and alternative methods

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Complementary and alternative are terms used to describe many kinds of products, practices, and systems that are not part of mainstream medicine. You may hear them used to refer to metho...

 

Sun Safety Tips for Families

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Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Fortunately, most skin cancers can b...

 

Foundation offers free Sun Screen Dispensers

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As the summer heats up in the borderland, many El Pasoans are hosting or attending outdoor events and parties. Unfortunately, guests can easily get burned by the sun’s harsh rays. To hel...

 

Diet and Nutrition Tips to avoid prostate cancer

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Good nutrition may help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer as well as slow the progression of the disease. Here is a guide for a healthy diet and good prostate health. Heal...

 

Sun Safety Tips for Men

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Why Are Men More Likely Than Women to Get Skin Cancer? Men, especially those with lighter skin, are more likely than anybody else to get skin cancer, including melanoma—the deadliest ...

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