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    Healthy Foods, Happy Hormones

    Eating Right Puts Our Bodies in Balance by Linda Sechrist Our body’s hormones work like an orchestra...

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    Guilt-Free Feasting

    No Next-Day Regrets with These Approaches by Lane Vail The holiday season is ripe with an array of s...

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    Go for the Glow

    Kimberly Snyder’s Detox Diet Creates Radiant Beauty by Judith Fertig Wise food choices, carefu...

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    Apples Get An A+

    It’s a Nutritional Superstar by Tania Melkonian Nutrient density—an acknowledged characteristic of a...

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    Indian Vegetarian Cooking

    Potent Spices and Veggies Fend Off Disease by Bushra Bajwa Vegetarians seeking flavorful variations ...

Healthy Foods, Happy Hormones

Eating Right Puts Our Bodies in Balance by Linda Sechrist Our body’s hormones work like an orchestra; when one instrument is out of tune, the entire production struggles to maintain harmony. Each plays a part in influencing the others and determining how well the whole concert works. Fortunately, our body has masterful conductors, including the endocrine system, which coordinates all ... Read More »

Guilt-Free Feasting

No Next-Day Regrets with These Approaches by Lane Vail The holiday season is ripe with an array of spiritual, cultural and familial rituals. We celebrate, reflect, give gifts and of course, feast. Unfortunately, the media also teems with tips on how to avoid high-calorie holiday goodies, says Dr. Michelle May, author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat. ... Read More »

Go for the Glow

Kimberly Snyder’s Detox Diet Creates Radiant Beauty by Judith Fertig Wise food choices, carefully timed consumption and naturally effective detoxification can help us attain red-carpet shape, professes wellness and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Foods. She aims for optimum health as the basis for achieving that all-desirable outward glow. Snyder says she once struggled with ... Read More »

Apples Get An A+

It’s a Nutritional Superstar by Tania Melkonian Nutrient density—an acknowledged characteristic of apples—is considered the most significant qualification for a superfood. “It’s one of the healthiest foods,” advises Case Adams, from Morro Bay, California, a naturopathic doctor with a Ph.D. in natural health sciences. Apples’ antioxidant power alone could elevate it to status as a superior superfood. Eating apples could ... Read More »

Indian Vegetarian Cooking

Potent Spices and Veggies Fend Off Disease by Bushra Bajwa Vegetarians seeking flavorful variations can turn to 9,000 Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi grocery stores nationwide. “We are now seeing 20 percent non-Indian customers in our store,” says Vipul Patel, owner of the Louisville, Kentucky, branch of Patel Brothers, the largest Indian U.S. grocery store chain. “Usually, new customers come in ... Read More »

Toxin-Free Fish

How to Find the Safest Seafood by Judith Fertig We love our seafood, a delicious source of lean protein. The latest data reports U.S. consumption of more than 4.8 billion pounds of seafood, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with the average American eating 3.5 ounces of seafood a week. About half of the catch is wild-caught and ... Read More »

Summer Smoothies

Quick Steps to Healthy Vegan Drinks by Judith Fertig Smoothies offer big nutrition in a small package. Based on a vegan source of lean protein like coconut milk, yogurt, soy, chia seeds or a vegan protein powder made from dried beans or hemp, they can energize us for a full day of summer activities. Other ingredients follow the peak of ... Read More »

Nature’s Produce Aisle

Earth’s Edibles Fill a Plate by Avery Mack Whether it’s membership in a food co-op, tending a backyard garden or tomato plant on the balcony, or foraging in the woods for edibles, eating off the land means cleaner, fresher and more nutritious food on the table. To switch from a run to the market to stepping into a kitchen garden ... Read More »

Fix Your Gut

With Foods Naturally High in Probiotics by Kathleen Barnes Gas, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea and constipation—each of these digestive issues indicates an imbalance of “good” and “bad” intestinal bacteria. Chronic digestive discomfort is distressingly common. More than 60 million Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), notes Dr. Mark Pimentel, director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, in ... Read More »

Mushroom Power

Culinary Powerhouses of Nutrition and Medicine by Case Adams Mushrooms have played a remarkable role in human history. Egyptian hieroglyphics dating back 4,500 years linked mushrooms to immortality. The famous 5,300-year-old “iceman” found frozen in 1991 in the Tyrolean Alps carried a sachet containing the mushroom species Piptoporus betulinus—the birch polypore. Greek writings of Hippocrates, Pliny, Dioscorides, Galen and others ... Read More »

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