Healthy Days

One More Reason To Avoid Milk

If milk contains aspartame, is it still “milk?” If the dairy industry has its way… it will be! It’s the latest chapter in the saga to keep kids drinking milk in school. First, milk had to compete with soda in schools. That led to chocolate milk and strawberry milk being counted as “milk” in school lunch regulations. And now that ...

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What If Food Prep Isn’t Your Thing?

Sometimes you just don’t wanna… you know? You work all day, come home, and you just don’t want to make dinner. But if you’re on The Hallelujah Diet, you almost feel like it’s your duty or something! Like you’re “expected” to come up with some wildly creative meal just because you’re the “diet expert.” If you love food prep, that’s ...

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Babies, Breastfeeding, and Vitamin D

Does a breastfed newborn really need a vitamin D supplement? A new study says so, but others say, “not so fast.” First of all, this is a whole family issue, not an issue of breast milk being “vitamin D deficient.” Everyone in the family needs vitamin D, and if the adults take it, a breastfed baby will reap the benefits, ...

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Andrea’s Asthma Miracle

Hi there, it’s Ann. This article is for all the worrying moms out there (which would be ALL moms). 🙂 If you’ve ever had a kid with asthma, you know the panic that can strike you every time the common cold gets passed around. I know it all too well, but I want to encourage you with a story about ...

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What Facebook Says About Your Health

You can’t judge a book by its cover. But apparently you can judge a person’s health risk by his or her Facebook page. Scientists from Boston Children’s Hospital have found that what you “like” on Facebook tells a lot about who you are, or at least, what the obesity and/or fitness levels are in your geographical area. Researchers said, “Knowledge ...

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The Hidden Cause of IBS?

Have you ever noticed that modern health epidemics seem to come in waves? For example, how many kids do you know with peanut allergies? It just popped out of nowhere a couple of decades ago! Think back to when you were a kid — do you remember having at least one kid in every class with a peanut allergy when ...

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How To “Beet” Hypertension

Score one for beet juice… again! A new research study has found that beets do indeed reduce blood pressure, as suspected. But their effect was underestimated. According to the numbers, just one cup of beet juice can reduce your systolic blood pressure — the first number in a reading, i.e. 120/80 — by up to 10 points! That’s huge! Apparently, the secret ...

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Who “Kneeds” Surgery?

Hi there, it’s Paul. I want to tell you a story about my knees. Once upon a time… (kidding!) Seriously, I want to share this so that you can avoid what I did! It was one of those forehead-smacking, “why did I do that?” type of things a couple of years ago. You see, usually, I would do some serious exercise ...

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What’s Your Reason?

Apparently, saving the lives of animals is more convicting than saving our own! An interesting new research study caught our attention today, showing that people who choose a vegetarian diet for ethical reasons are more strict about their diet and stay on it longer than those who go vegetarian for their health. However, both groups knew exactly what they were ...

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Ease Your Mind With Magnesium

You already know that proper nutrition is fundamental to physical health, but few people truly understand what a dramatic impact diet also has on the mind — especially when you’re stressed. And one of the most important considerations for a stress-busting diet is getting enough magnesium. Studies now prove that magnesium provides enormous mental health benefits as well and that deficiency is directly linked ...

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