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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

From the moment you find out you’re carrying until your child grows up, you are responsible for providing nutrients that help him or her thrive.

A wholesome diet is essential to healthy living, but it's even more important when you're pregnant. That's because your developing child needs an abundance of vitamins and minerals to thrive before making his or her way into the world. But it's not just about paying closer attention to healthy foods you should be eating – it's also important to abstain ...

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Reducing Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, taking the lives of 610,000 people in the U.S. every single year. These individuals likely experienced high blood pressure and cholesterol, but may have also been diabetic, overweight and physically inactive. All of these key risk factors ...

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Coping with Back-to-School Stress for Parents

Don't let the back-to-school stress get you down.

The end of summer can be bittersweet for many kids. Free time will soon be limited, but they'll be back in class learning and spending time with friends. As a parent, you know that the back-to-school transition can be rather stressful and sometimes difficult. Between getting back into a healthy sleep routine, getting lunches packed the night before and making ...

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Part 2: Is Alkaline Water Beneficial?

Dr. Donaldson shared his research about how beneficial alkaline water can be, just so long as the alkalinity is in tact.

A few weeks ago, we started the discussion about alkaline water, detailing how its popularity has consumers wondering in what way alkaline water compares to a glass straight from the tap. This special type of water is said to buffer acids in the blood like lactic acid produced during hard exercise, however, it can only do so  effectively when the ...

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Lowering Your Stroke Risk

To reduce your risk of having a stroke at any point in your life, here are a few tips.

Did you know that strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S.? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every year, more than 795,000 experience a stroke, and 140,000 of those cases are fatal. While uncontrollable factors like race, ethnicity and age can increase your risk, high blood ...

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Cooked vs. Raw: What’s the Difference?

  Proper nutrition is critical to optimal wellness. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, organic whole grains, nuts and seeds is a habit that can ensure you look and feel your best as you age. But does the way you prepare these foods make them better or worse for you? While the Hallelujah Diet focuses mostly on promoting raw, plant-based ...

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Tips for Optimal Oral Health

To ensure your mouth remains healthy, consider the following tips for optimal oral health.

Your oral health is more important than you think. Bad breath, irritated gums, soreness, and cavities found in your teeth can pose even greater risks to your well-being. Referring to the mouth as the "window to your overall health," MayoClinic reported that poor dental hygiene can lead to endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and other debilitating diseases. To ensure your ...

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Refreshing Summer Treats

Try some of our favorite plant-based refreshing summer treats.

The long, dreary days of winter make the wait for summertime worth it. No more sitting inside watching the snowfall. Instead, you're outside, basking in the sun while spending time with close friends and family. Plus, you get to enjoy the delicious cold treats that keep you cool and refreshed on a hot day. This summer, don't go back to ...

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Tips for Following a Healthy Gluten-Free Diet

"Gluten-free" doesn't necessarily mean healthy.

Have you ever considered going on a gluten-free diet? Despite popular belief, avoiding wheat doesn't necessarily improve your health, especially if you don't live with celiac disease. According to The University of Chicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center, celiac disease affects about 3 million Americans. Sales of gluten-free foods have increased tremendously over the last decade, and the U.S. Department of ...

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5 Tips for Good Mental Health

At the end of the day, poor mental health can ultimately impact your immune system and may affect your physical health as well.

Taking care of your body is very important. A balance of healthy lifestyle habits like following a wholesome diet, exercising regularly and getting enough rest are key to reducing your risk for debilitating conditions like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more. While taking care of your physical body is critical, most people forget how important it is to prioritize mental ...

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