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A Pecan a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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April is National Pecan Month, and it’s a great time to learn more about this powerhouse of nutrition. The word pecan is derived from an Algonquin word meaning “nut requiring a stone to crack.” Native tribes in the U.S. and Mexico relied on the nut f... Read full article

Wheatgrass

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Wheatgrass has proven itself to be a powerful food in the fight against cancer, obesity, and high cholesterol. It has earned the title, “super food,” because wheatgrass is packed with vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and antioxidants. You c... Read full article

Give the Gift of a Wellness Retreat this Holiday under $100

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We all know that taking a vacation is good for us. But for whatever reason, Americans tend to take less vacations then the rest of the modern working world.  In a survey of 1,200 full-time employed Americans, Kimble Applications found that 47 percent... Read full article

Refreshed Heart Health Easy Cardio Activating Exercises

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It seems to be a good time of year to encourage us all that loving our hearts over the course of our lifetimes helps us live longer and better as we stay in shape or improve the shape we’re in! Let’s look at some relatively gentle cardio-activating e... Read full article

Keto Diet and Cancer Treatment: An Overview

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New research that explores cancer prevention and treatment is always exciting to hear about–especially when it’s related to something we can control like our diet and lifestyle. A ketogenic diet is the hot topic right now, so it isn’t surprising to r... Read full article



Slimmer Thighs

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Don’t wait until summer to work on your summer body. If you start now, you can have toned thighs by the time you go on your first summer vacation. Spend a few minutes on each exercise. Start with 10 reps three times for each exercise and gradually, ... Read full article

Top Dog-friendly Cities to Visit in America

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Looking to hit the road with your favorite furry pal this season? When it comes to vacationing with your dog, it’s important to keep key destination factors in mind like number and location of dog parks; city walkability; access to greenways; and pre... Read full article

5 Ways to go Green at Home

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The average American generates nearly five pounds of garbage per day. That’s almost a ton of garbage per person per year. These numbers are twice what they were 50 years ago. And 75 percent of that waste is eligible for recycling, but only 30 percent... Read full article

Seeking Groundcover? Think Herbs

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Planting herbs in your garden can not only spice up your plate, they can be used as excellent groundcover. Why not grow a beautiful garden that’s also edible?... Read full article

Broccoli Rabe

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You’ve seen it at the farmers market: the vegetable that looks like broccoli and kale had a lovechild. Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, contains all the benefits of both in its leafy bouquet. This nutritionally dense vegetable is a secret super... Read full article