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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

By Ashley Beck | July 24, 2013

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The low-fat diet for the last 30 some odd years has not only been all the rave, but in fact endorsed by health institutions and nutritionists alike. The one thing that has been overlooked, however, could be the one reason we have the highest obesity and  other metabolic syndrome (hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes) rates than ever before. Read More

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5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer

By Ashley Beck | June 25, 2013

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In our youth, Summertime meant freedom. It was three-months to hang out with friends or go on family vacations without a care in the world. Time for play, sun and swim. No obligations, no bills to pay or families to support. However, as we get older, when 9 months of school changes to 12 months of working and our worries start piling up like old magazines, we forget to take the time to refresh ourselves like we did as youngin’s and it’s time we did something about that. Here are 5 easy ways to get the most out of your Summer. Read More

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Best of the Week: Our Most Popular Stories

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 21, 2013

This week, we kicked back with a perfectly steeped and sweetened glass of iced tea. The tricks are in the details, from the freshness of the tea to the temperature of the water. The same can be said for Bluegrass Soy Sauce, brewed by Bourbon Barrel Foods in Louisville, KY, in true Southern style. Another ingredient worth paying attention to: Argan oil (it’s not just a basket ingredient on Chopped). Use in place of your normal oil of choice, and make things interesting. We were all about taking things easy, from repurposing leftovers to getting a full night’s sleep–there are worse ways to spend a week. Read More

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5 Do’s and Don’ts Before Bed

By Ashley Beck | June 18, 2013

Ever find yourself tossing and turning at night? Find it hard to fall asleep in the first place? Or maybe you wake up in the middle of the night and feel hopeless about getting back to sleep. If you answered yes to any of these, it may be because of what you do right before going to bed that affects your sound sleep. It may even be exactly the things you believe are helping you sleep that are actually doing just the opposite.  And with studies showing that a lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, we’ve decided to give you a few tips on how to get to sleep faster, stay asleep throughout the night, and feel refreshed in the morning. Read More

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Boost Your Mood With Food

By Tawnya Manion | June 13, 2013

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When life gets tough the tough eat salmon? Ok, that’s not how the saying goes, but if the tough want to keep their spirits high through trials and tribulations they might want to consider such notions.

We all know that maintaining a healthy, balanced diet contributes to a sense of well-being, but did you know that vitamin and mineral deficiencies effect state of mind too? Or that even the act of cooking can reduce stress? It’s true, especially if you love to cook. Follow these three tips to boost your mood with food.

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer

By Ashley Beck | May 8, 2013

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When you see a 101-year-old man, who only started long distance running in his 80s, cross the finish line of a marathon you wonder, is it merely genetic? Or is there something else in his regimen that has kept him surgery free, medication free with no signs of heart disease and active for 20 years longer than most people live? His answer: “It’s because of what I eat: fresh foods, small portions.” So we may not all be running marathons at 101 years old and we may not be able to change our own genetic make-up. But we can change the way we eat; not just what, but how and when. It’s what Marcus likes to call “eating with a spiritual compass“. Read More

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