The Science of Her

Is a Cleanse Diet Right for Me?

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You’ve probably heard of the cleanse diet, but you may be unaware of how (or even if) it can benefit you. Cleanses are temporary, restricted diets that require you to consume fresh fruit, vegetable juice and sometimes supplements for a few days at a time. At their core, cleanse diets are meant to detoxify the body and provide your body ...

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White Flour vs. Wheat Flour: What’s the Difference?

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On your quest to better eating, you’ve probably heard that it’s best to avoid white flour but—if you’re like most of us—you probably aren’t willing to swear off the bread, baked goods and pasta for good. Wheat flour is often touted as a good alternative to white flour, but is it actually better for you? By and large, it’s a ...

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Understanding the Self-Healing Body: How to Heal Cuts Fast

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There’s nothing worse than a slow-healing cut. Whether it’s a deep slice from a kitchen knife or a particularly stubborn paper cut, these pesky, little injuries get in the way of our daily lives and cause nagging pain. Slow wound healing can occur for a wide variety of reasons, from poor nutrition and inadequate wound care to serious health issues ...

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Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency

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Vitamins play an incredible role in our bodies’ most complex processes, and vitamin D (which is actually a hormone) is one of the biggest superheroes in the vitamin squad! This fat-soluble vitamin, which is sometimes called the sunshine vitamin because it comes from the body’s interaction with the sun, helps the body battle disease, assist in weight loss and stabilize ...

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Easy Ways to Add Oxygen to Your Blood

Recently, I saw an ad for some expensive product that said it would promote more oxygen in the blood flow by taking just a few drops. I thought, “Hmm, that sounds like it might just be helpful and add another segment to my already healthy regimen.” But, something made me dig a little deeper into finding out just how hard ...

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How to Supercharge Your Immune System

Learn how to boost your immunity, just in time for flu season.

The arrival of fall comes with many things to look forward to; changing leaves, crisp temperatures and layers of comfy clothing are a few of the many exciting elements of the new season. But with summer's end also comes the beginning of flu season, which starts at the end of September and peaks during the winter months of January and ...

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The Most Effective Supplements for Easing Your Joint Pain

  According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability for adults living in the U.S. About 54 million people have been diagnosed with arthritis, and nearly 300,000 babies and children live with some form of arthritis or rheumatic condition. As you can see, joint pain impacts a large portion of the country, making it difficult for ...

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Preventing Gestational Diabetes

Consider these tips for reducing your risk for gestational diabetes.

While pregnancy can be one of the most amazing and heartwarming moments in a mother's life, complications that occur down the road can make the journey more stressful and painstaking. For example, women who develop gestational diabetes while carrying have to pay closer attention to their lifestyle habits to ensure their own health and the well-being of their newborn. According ...

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Weight Loss Tips Specific to Women

There are dozens of changes - specific to women - that you can make to help the pounds shed quicker.

Women and men have a lot of differences between them, and the ability to lose weight at a fast pace is one of them. Think about that time you and your husband decided to make a lifestyle change together – you went to the gym, started eating healthier and dropped your bad habits all at the same time, yet the ...

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