by Laura Dion-Jones
"You do NOT have to run to lose weight and keep it off!" I scolded. "You know I never ran a lick to shed 130 pounds – it ain't that hard! I walked it all off - along with cutting white starch and sugar from my diet. I race walked, fitness walked, and walked the dogs everyday, instead. But run?...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Laura writes about a humorous conversation she had with a friend on who does the best form of cardio. In the end, however, neither had convinced the other that theirs was the best. What they did agree on was the importance of daily movement.
Exercise & Fitness
Amy, with support from some enthusiastic parents and their little chefs, roasts a gorgeous, golden turkey breast; steams green beans to serve with caramelized onions and lemon zest; and prepares a crispy outside & tender inside medley of root vegetables with...
Editor's Note: Kids love to help and will often try foods they have had a hand in cooking. Thanksgiving is a perfect time to get them involved, as you celebrate good wholesome food, gratitude and time with family.
by Mary Vance
Maybe you’ve heard of the food combining principle that states eating certain food groups together optimizes digestion and health. This is all well and good and may improve digestion, but there is an even more effective way to combine foods so that you get the most bang for your buck...
by Jill Ettinger
A report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists earlier this month finds greater economic opportunities and jobs for rural communities where organic dairy farming methods are employed over conventional farming methods...
Editor´s Note: Consumers like organic milk, according to "The Cream of the Crop: The Economic Benefits of Organic Dairy Farms." Evidence shows that organic milk not only taste better, it is dairy's healthier option packed with important minerals and nutrients. As Jill Ettinger points out, it is also financially beneficial for the farmers, sustainable for the environment and overall makes for a healthier planet.
by Mary Goyer, MS
Your body is like an eco-system, and it's not possible for every little part of you to NOT constantly be affecting every other part.
So if you follow a healthy fertility diet, you're going to notice that you feel better in general. That's good news...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Have you been struggling with fertility, having difficulties conceiving? Mary Goyer, who specializes in fertility, has written an article identifying the diet to help heal your body, heal your gut and so much more, so that you can create a beautiful baby of your own. When the body receives the proper nutrients your chances of conception increase dramatically.
by Cheryl Murphy, CNE
Pears are a stellar way to prevent colds and coughs from happening during fall and winter seasons. Known as a super fruit in some regions of the world, the pear holds precious cooling compounds to energize the lungs, keeping the area moist and free of bacteria...
Editor's Note: Fall is the perfect time of year to munch down on a pear, so take a moment to sink your teeth into the juicy fruit and feel the energizing health benefits sprawling throughout the body. The pear, savored by most of the world cultures since the Stone Age, can heal with cooling compounds, excrete phlegm and cleanse the body of toxins.
by Leanne Vogel
Committing to a healthy lifestyle can be challenging, confusing, and downright frustrating. With conflicting information on the web, gossip being passed on through friends, or the latest fad diet on TV, there has become so much conflicting information it’s extremely difficult to find the right answers...
by Mike Adams
As a strong proponent of free market economics, I have long wondered why free markets don't seem to be operating in the health care industry. Today, it finally hit me with great clarity, and I'll share that with you here...
Editor's Note: Mike Adams began his mission as the Health Ranger as a response to his own failing health. At the age of 30, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease brought on by poor diet and severe lack of exercise...
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