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The Consequences Of Skimping On Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

A lack of adequate sleep has become an integral part of our modern world, but not without consequences. Sleep is the last thing we get to at the end of a busy day, and it is the first to be sacrificed when a lack of time demands it. What is the harm of not getting quite enough sleep?

Good News: In New School Snack Rules, USDA Rejects a 'Nutritionism' Approach

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Of course, the food industry isn't going to just walk away from the lucrative school snack market, but given that rigorous standard, it seems to me that any processed foods still sold in schools after 2016 should no longer fall into the empty-calorie, "better for you" junk food category.

Book Review: Superfood Smoothies

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel Newcomb

In addition to using common ingredients like fruits and vegetables or almond butter and flaxseed, Superfood Smoothies also focuses on exotic superfoods, many of which will be new to readers.

Chocolate Smiles

Annelie Whitfield | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Annelie Whitfield

Last year my husband and I decided to completely change our life and go and live in a super health-conscious commune in Costa Rica. This documents this amazing experience and gives you an insight into how a young raw food family completely changed their lifestyle.

Got Milk? No Thanks

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bartolotto

How could something we grew up thinking was "nature's perfect food" actually turn out to be not so perfect? As a dietitian, I have been inundated with information and propaganda about dairy for years.

Fast Food Fantasy

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Imagine if we -- the food customers -- rallied around a higher standard to serve our collective satisfaction. Could we really stand up to Big Food? Would we be biting off more than we could hope to chew and swallow, or might we really change the food supply?

Give Your Veggies And Dip A Makeover (RECIPES)

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

Don't get me wrong, I love baby carrots and hummus, but it's time to give this advice a modern makeover. So my nutrition team and I were put to the test to come up with a healthy, fun and EASY way to update the usual veggies and dip.

A Simple, De-Stressing Summer Detox

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living

The basic premise of a detox diet is this: By removing irritants, allergens, preservatives, added sugars, and other problem foods, you can help restore balance to and de-stress the digestive tract.

Your Ultimate 3-Step Summer Fitness Plan

Brett Stewart | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Stewart

Here's a quick and simple three-step guide to claiming your summer body -- and your summer vacation happiness -- for those of us who did not win the genetic lottery and were born with fantastic physiques. To go shirtless this summer, you need to: eat, move, and sleep.

Decreasing Post-Exertion Muscle Soreness: What's the Best Way?

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Muscle soreness following a vigorous workout is sometimes managed by stretching, practicing yoga, soaking in a hot bath and simply suffering through. But who wants to suffer?

A Dream Plan For More Nutritious Fast Food

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Although these suggestions can never replace the benefits that come with cooking and eating at home, at least we can do something that can make eating healthier at fast food establishments easier for all consumers.

Never Mind 'Don't Pick Your Nose' -- Boogers May Be Good For You

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you catch a child with a finger up his nose, you probably discourage it. But could the "nasty" habit of nose-picking -- and eating it -- be more sanitary and even health-beneficial than we've been taught?