Why You’re at Risk for Iron Deficiency

Hearing the term “nutrient deficiency” may spur images of populations with limited access to food and proper nutritional resources, but don’t let misconceptions guide you. The reality is nutritional deficiencies are quite widespread for the U.S. population (widespread when you consider the fact that food sources are not scarce), and …

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Forget the Crossword Puzzle—the Proven Way to Boost Brain Health

You know what it’s like. And it’s not just about trying to find your keys. It’s about sitting there staring at your computer screen, trying to remember what you were going to do. Or forgetting that your oldest son had practice this afternoon, or that your best friend’s birthday was …

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Nutrition for Women

Health on the Plate: Nutrition for Women

At least three times a day we have the opportunity to positively affect our health with the food choices we make. Balancing taste, cost, ease, time and nutrition can become unwieldy, but we do our best and hope that we are giving ourselves the basics that we need. Those needs …

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What Makes Superfoods So…Super?

The term “superfood” has seen an increasing amount of buzz over the past couple years, but rather than this word being strictly a designation, it’s become more of a blanket term for the latest fit-food fad. Follow me here: search “superfoods” in Google and you’ll see no less than ten …

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Healthy Holiday Menu from Chef Lindsey Becker of ABC’s The Taste

As Lindsey Becker learned on ABC’s The Taste, everything is about balance. She may be the contestant most recently voted off the reality show, but this graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education — who currently owns her own personal health chef business and works as a private chef and menu planner …

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A Picture of Health

What does “healthy” look like to you? There’s a thousand answers to that question depending on who you ask, for example someone who has always battled their weight might picture “healthy” as being thinner. Someone with a health complication might think that “healthy” looks like not having to take any …

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7 Tricks for a Healthier Halloween

For a holiday that is entirely centered around candy, you might be wondering how to escape Halloween without doing some damage to your health. Well, lucky for you, here’s 7 tricks (see what we did there) for having a healthier Halloween:  1.) Don’t Get Stuck on Candy Duty Why should …

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5 Things to Do Before Throwing Away Your Halloween Pumpkins

Now if you’ve already carved your pumpkin and it’s starting to look sad and wilted outdoors, don’t try these things or you could get some nasty stuff mixed in with these recipes. However, if you’re the kind of person that likes to pick out a pumpkin because, well, it’s fun, …

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Turmeric: What is it, and why is everyone putting it in their tea?

If you’re tuned in to the online world of wellness or culinary publications you’ve probably seen turmeric pop up as a main ingredient more frequently. As someone who loves to cook, I’ve only used turmeric in recipes that aim to pack a spicy punch or in Indian dishes, but I’ve …

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4 Fall Treats That Will Wreck Your Diet

Halloween time is that magical prelude to the holidays where you can really start getting in the spirit of the season. However, with all those fuzzy fall feelings also comes a pretty evil menace to society and your waistline: Halloween and fall-themed treats. They can be found in the bowls …

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