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Aspirin and Vitamin C Together at Last

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Taking any dose of aspirin on a regular basis can triple your risk of dangerous gastrointestinal bleeding. If aspirin were a new drug, it would have a tough time getting approved by the FDA.

Sleep: Good for the Brain and the Belly

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

While it is widely known that adequate sleep is necessary for optimal mental performance, most do not know that adequate sleep can help prevent weight gain.

Want Increased Longevity? Spring Into Shape With Smart Exercise

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

With the recent LA Marathon just over, you may have become inspired to put on your running shoes and get out for a run. And now that spring is here, it is a good time to get off the couch.

How We Change: Driving You Crazy Or Driving You Well

Margaret Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Moore

The easiest way to drive yourself well is to find activities that you love to do, which use your strengths, and deliver quick benefits or reinforce rewards by allowing you to feel better immediately.

High Pollen Count Means Bad Allergies This Season (VIDEO)

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Though the the first taste of Spring weather is usually a joyous time for the winter-weary, there are many who -- surprisingly -- feel downright lousy...

What Your Fingernails Say About Your Health (VIDEO)

The Today Show | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We bite them when we're nervous and paint them before a night out, but did you know that our fingernails can act as important indicators for our overa...

Diabetic Neuropathy: Preventing and Reversing the Damage

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

Our culture has developed this fantasy that people can eat anything they want, do no exercise, and any health complications will be resolved with a few pills or injections. Nothing could be further from the truth.

PepsiCo CEO: Saint or Sinner When It Comes to Our Health?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

A decade ago, getting food behemoths to even think about supporting healthier fare was a very tough task. Yet today we're seeing a new wave both in government and business toward "healthy living policies."

Mixing Medications and Vitamins: When It Hurts, When It Helps

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Several studies have found that the attitude toward vitamins and other nutritional supplements is Don't ask, don't tell. How do you know when interactions among drugs and supplements will be beneficial?

Binge Eating Disorder: The Emotional Roots of a Physical Condition

Sunny Gold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sunny Gold

Except for a lucky few, most obese people are treated for the physical symptoms and tangible causes of their ills -- but not the emotional and mental roots.

The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Now that the results are out, we can really have an open discussion about the evils of high fructose corn syrup.

Kombucha and Kefirs: Hype or Healthy?

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

With so many "functional" beverages out there, one wonder if they provide actual health benefits or are just trendy. With fermented beverages like kombucha, the good news is that many live up to the hype.

UPDATE: HuffPost Living's 'Total Energy Makeover' Winner Appears On GMA Health For Her Two Month Check-In (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's been two months since HuffPost Living named Marissa Campise winner of our "Total Energy Makeover" contest. Marissa recently appeared on GMA Healt...

Kombucha Tea Attracts A Following And Doubters

nytimes.com | Malia Wollan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Looks and aroma notwithstanding, kombucha is gaining popularity among those who favor organic beverages, and it is showing signs of turning into a gol...

The Master Cleanse That Lasts

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

The hard part is listening. No one can do it for you. There isn't a 10 day diet for it. It can start with meditation, a nature walk, being inspired by a poem, or a number of other things.

Healthy Retreating for Mind, Body and Soul

Erica Gragg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Gragg

Imagine a getaway that could invigorate and refresh the senses, while encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Many are now discovering the trend of healthy retreating, a modern and revitalizing way to travel.

The Dangers of Triclosan: A Common Anti-Bacterial Ingredient

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Unexpected volatility has been documented when the triclosan in liquid soaps and other household products comes into contact with water, as would happen during common use.

Fast Food Culture: Is It Speeding Up Our Minds?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

New science is now suggesting that fast food may be doubly unhealthy--not only nutritionally damaging but psychologically detrimental as well.

Save Lives, Save Animals by Saving Antibiotics

Shelley A. Hearne | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley A. Hearne

Three decades of scientific research has demonstrated that feeding low doses of antibiotics to food animals over time promotes the development of drug-resistant bacteria that can spread to humans.

WORLD WATER DAY: The Water Bottle Lie and Your Health (VIDEO)

Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D.

We urge all of you to take a stand and not only demand more strict regulation by the FDA but also find safer and environmentally conscious alternatives to bottled water.

Cancer Is a Preventable Disease -- So Why Don't We Prevent It?

Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

Cancer is perhaps the most frightening of all diseases we face. And the thing is, it's very often entirely preventable. If we simply made some different decisions, earlier, many cancers would never happen.

Write Your Own Health Care Bill

Priscilla Warner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

If the benefits of oatmeal could be subject to scrutiny, why couldn't everything else I've heard or read be modified to suit my needs, body and mind? I decided to write my own health care bill.

Erection Fretting (or Why We're Dying to Talk About Sex)

Cory Silverberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cory Silverberg

As a recent German study points out, there may be more reasons than a crisis of virility for men and their partners to stand at attention when their erections aren't. From a prepared release:

MSG: Is This Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A widespread and silent killer that's worse for your health than alcohol and nicotine is likely lurking in your kitchen cabinets. "It" is MSG, a flavor enhancer that's known widely as an addition to Chinese food.

Michelle Obama Talks Anti-Obesity To Food Giants

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is urging the nation's largest food companies to speed up efforts to make healthier foods and reduce marketing of un...