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Guts and Glory: the Hidden Link to Anti-aging and Wellness

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[caption id="attachment_62" align="alignright" width="300"] Pickles and sauerkraut can add years to your life![/caption] We are all looking for the fountain of youth. Whatever our age, we want to feel younger, healthier, and more alive. Maybe you’ve increased the amount of vegetables you eat, added more healthy oils to your diet, and even started eating “superfoods” such as spirulina, cacao, or coconut. But you may be overlooking a vital category of anti-aging nutrition: fermented foods! They may be new to you, but your ancestors relied on them for centuries. Fermented foods, vegetables in particular, are now being looked at as the...

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Meat, Milk or Millet? Choosing the Best Proteins

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[caption id="attachment_55" align="alignright" width="300"] Choose good quality sources of protein.[/caption] Have you tried the high protein diet, the high carb diet, perhaps even the high fat diet? Or perhaps a mixture of them all, grouped into different plans such as Atkins, Paleo, Zone, or others? One thing they all have is protein. We need it to live, and stay healthy. But how much we need, and what kind….can lead to confusion. Experts say we should eat more protein for a lean body, and many of the popular diets are based on high protein, and low carbs. Yet other studies show...

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Spring Forward: How to Reset Your Body Clock for Spring

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[caption id="attachment_47" align="alignright" width="300"] Reset your body clock for spring.[/caption] Birds have them. Bees have them. We have them too. They are our internal clocks, and they can be as synchronized as the finest Swiss watch. They influence when we sleep, when we wake up, and everything we do during the day. If you’re feeling sluggish, tired, or out of sorts, this article will help you reset your body clock to usher in spring. What drives our body clock? Your body’s master clock is located in your brain, and controls a host of hormones, including melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone...

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5 Steps to Spring Clean Your Pantry

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[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignright" width="300"] Time to spring clean your pantry![/caption] With spring on the horizon, do you feel like making a fresh start? You may feel your energy surging, and yearn to let the sunshine in. But sometimes….spring showers also trigger achy joints, and the throbbing you feel when the humidity rises. Contrary to what you may believe, achy and stiff joints are not “just part of life” or  a normal sign of aging. They are a sign of inflammation. The food you eat on a daily basis plays a big role in inflammation, which contributes to achy joints. So why not...

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