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Cup of Tea? For Your Hair!

Indie Lee | Posted 01.30.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

Many of you already know teas (specifically black and green teas) are high in antioxidants. But did you realize that tea can also be beneficial to your hair growth and used as a natural highlighter/colorant?

5 Healthy Fall Chip Recipes

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Think nice, crispy chips can't be part of a healthy diet? Think again! The crispness of fall is in the air, and it should be in your food, too, in the form of delicious chips made from seasonal, locally-grown foods.

What Can This Do For Your Blood Pressure?

Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty

Have issues with your blood pressure? A new study offers up a potential, all-natural solution: pomegranate juice. Researchers at Queen Margaret Uni...

8 Big Health Benefits Of Apples

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

September is here and with it, the start of the harvest season of one of our favorite superfoods (and superfruits!) the apple. It's no surprise th...

A Hunger to Live Longer: Do Calorie-Restricted Diets Promote Longevity and Slow Aging?

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Brooks

Want to live a long time? Who doesn't? Quite a number of smart people have staked their hopes for long life on restricting their calorie intake. It's an idea that rests on a not-inconsiderable body of evidence. But some new developments suggest it may be a questionable strategy.

ORAC no more!

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

I'm personally sorry to see the ORAC values go. But their blatant misuse and misrepresentation by commercial interests intent on selling a bunch of products won't be missed at all.

Dark Chocolate: The Verdict Is In, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Have you ever wondered if eating dark chocolate is beneficial to your health? I know I have! Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer gave a definitive a...

Eat These 7 Foods For Better Brain Health

Posted 06.18.2012 | Fifty

Diet and exercise are the fundamental keys to a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to aging, maintaining healthy habits can have positive long-lasting a...

It's Easy to Stay Young: Antioxidants to the Rescue

Adrienne Vendetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Adrienne Vendetti

As women age, their skin naturally loses some of the vitamins and other components that gives their skin a natural, young look. When these items age, ...

Forever Young? Teen Makes Amazing Discovery In Trees

Posted 05.10.2012 | Teen

We've seen teens devise potential cures for cancer, build nuclear reactors and use musical instruments as inspiration for the creation of low-cost lan...

Catherine Pearson

Blueberries And Strawberries May Slow Cognitive Decline

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Consuming berries regularly may help curb cognitive decline among older adults, a new study finds. It suggests that eating one or more servings of blu...

Popcorn Packed WIth More Antioxidants Than Fruit, Study Says

Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Could popcorn be good for you? A new study reveals that the answer is closer to yes than previously thought -- as long as it's not delivered with ...

Chocolate Can Be a Superfood, But Read the Fine Print

Phil Lempert | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

While all chocolate contains flavonoids, it is important to choose dark chocolate with a cacao content upwards of 70 percent.

Cocktails Raise a Toast to Green Tea

Coeli Carr | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
Coeli Carr

Missed your morning shot of green tea? Not to worry: You can play catch up during cocktail hour.

Dark Chocolate's Heart Health Benefits Are Bittersweet

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

It's Valentine's Day, and chocolate is bound to be around us. We love the stuff, and recent studies suggest it may be one of the foods that loves us back.

Move Over Pomegranate, Beet Juice Is About to Take Over

Phil Lempert | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

There are many variations depending on the European culture, but here in the United States the borscht found in jars on supermarket shelves is a simple recipe of water, beets, sugar, salt and citric acid. That is, if you can find it in your supermarket.

Sperm Study Reveals Females' Sneaky Sex Trick

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

Sometimes babies come along at inopportune times - after sex, the human body can only delay fertilization for 3 to 5 days. But what if each woman had ...

Can Poison Be Good For You? Understanding Hormesis

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Hormesis is a little-known term with huge implications. It refers to a fascinating phenomenon: a favorable biological reaction to low doses of chemical toxins, radiation or some other form of stress that is damaging, even fatal, in higher doses.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Here's the Latest!

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Schiffman

You know that squeaky clean feeling you get after you have eaten a fresh picked apple? Your gut may be telling you something important.

Real Brain Food: These Nutrients Help You Stay Sharper For Longer

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

Seniors who ate healthful diets scored better on tests of mental acuity than did their peers who consumed junk food, according to a new study. We'v...

Red Grape Compound May Mimic Diet In Obese Men, Study Says

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Based on a small, brief, but nonetheless profound and compelling study in the current issue of the highly regarded scientific journal, Cell Metabolism, I intend to start taking resveratrol.

Blueberries, Avocados ... And What Else To Eat For A Razor Sharp Brain

Holly B. Clegg | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly B. Clegg

Although our genes do play a role in if we acquire certain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, the brain is a powerful organ, and feeding it optimum fuel or "brain food" is proven to keep it performing at it's optimum level.

Fall For These Seasonal Fruits And Veggies

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

I also especially love the fall for its seasonal produce! However, when it comes to picky eaters, love for seasonal fruits and vegetables can oftentimes be a struggle.

Benefits of Carotenoids: What Colors Are on Your Plate?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Have some carotenoids for dinner, for lunch and for breakfast and you may improve your immune function and even possibly lower your risk of cancer.

What Are So-Called ‘Functional Foods’?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

You may have heard about "functional foods." Nutritionists and marketers use this term to describe foods that go beyond the basics of supplying nutrients to the body and appear to help ward off and combat certain chronic illnesses.