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3 Probiotic Strains That Can Help You Slim Down

It’s important to recognize that weight management is more than counting calories in versus calories out. That’s one piece of the puzzle but not the whole story. The body is complex, which means gut bacteria, hormones, and digestion also play a role in weight loss.  I’ll never forget a 2013 study I heard about that...

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Embrace Adventure This June: How My Friend Found Relief During Great Outdoors Month

Did you know that June is “Great Outdoors Month?”  Like many of us, I’ve (unknowingly) been celebrating ‘Great Outdoors Month’ pretty much every June my whole life.  Hiking, paddleboarding, biking… It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and move your body.  It got me thinking, though, about one of my dearest friends Sarah,...

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Breaking Free from Multitasking With a Healthier Approach to Productivity

In today’s fast-paced world, multitasking is a societal norm.  It’s often listed as a desirable skill in job descriptions and is commonly thought of as a positive trait. We almost yearn to juggle multiple tasks at once, believing it will make us more productive.  And I admit it; as a Mom and full-time researcher and...

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Wake Up With This Refreshing Sunrise Smoothie Recipe

Summer days are here, and with them, warmer temperatures.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t always wake up with the best appetite. This is especially true in summer due to the warmer weather.   On days I’m not feeling a big appetite, I love to whip up a smoothie to help start my day...

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How & When Should I Take My Supplements?

We often get asked what the optimal time is to take a supplement. You may have heard that you should take them with food on an empty stomach, or… take them before breakfast, or… take them before you go to sleep, so which is it? The answers depend on the ingredients, what you want to...

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20-Minute Savory Mushroom Pâté Recipe: The Star Appetizer of Your Next BBQ

“Can you bring an appetizer?” If you have a dinner party or a barbecue coming up, we have a dish you can bring that will seriously ‘wow’ your friends.  If you bring chips and salsa, your friends will be grateful, and it’ll probably get eaten.  If you bring this mushroom pâté, there will be a...

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12 Brain Games to Keep You Sharp

Brain-training games are popular among people of all ages for enhancing mental functions and slowing cognitive aging.  In fact, studies indicate that these games can potentially boost attention, memory, response times, logical reasoning, and other cognitive abilities when played consistently over an extended period.1  Did we mention that they can be a lot of fun,...

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Unveil the Power of Fungi: 3 Science-Backed Benefits You Can Get From Mushrooms

If you’ve been reading magazines or seeing lots of ads for mushroom products, you might be wondering:  What’s all this talk about mushrooms? I thought they were just for pasta, salads, and pizza… We’re not talking about those kinds of ‘shrooms—we’re talking about functional mushrooms.  They’re called “functional mushrooms” because they contain bioactive compounds believed...

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Krill Oil vs Fish Oil: Which is Better For Your Health?

Fish oil and krill oil have been a mainstay in the health and wellness conversation for years now for one primary reason:  Omega-3 fatty acids.  There’s a great reason for all the hype.  Omega-3s have been clinically proven to deliver incredible health benefits such as:  • Heart health: Omega-3s have been clinically proven to support...

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Recipe Sure to Impress: Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Frittata (Easy to Make!)

Brunch season is nearly here.  There’s just something about a warm Spring morning that makes you want to call your friends, whip some eggs, and enjoy a leisurely brunch with some good conversation.  And with restaurant prices the way they are now, why not cook at home?  This menu takes advantage of fresh spring produce...

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10 Healthy Ways to Deal With Physical Limitations

Physical limitations…  They challenge us our entire lives.  When you’re a kid, it takes a while until you become coordinated enough to pour a glass of milk from the gallon jug, tie your shoelaces, become strong enough to open a car door or be tall enough to ride the roller coaster.  When you get older,...

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Discovering the Magical Kitchen Within: A Path to Unconditional Love and Self-Care

The Magical Kitchen is a fascinating concept from the book “The Mastery of Love” by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a great book if you haven’t read it.  But this lesson is so profound we had to share it with you today.  In a world that often teaches us to seek validation and love from external...

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