Articles: NUTRITION & FITNESS

12 Ways to Eat Right on a Budget

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Times are tight, and you probably don’t have an extra few hundred dollars lying around every month to spend on organic produce or driving across town to a designer health food store. Readers frequently tell me they want to eat healthy but can’t always afford grass-fed beef or wild-caught salmon. They ask me whether spending […]

8 Great Home Workout DVD’s

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Do you want to exercise, but hate going to the gym? If so, don’t worry – there’s lots of home workout DVD’s that can get you into great shape, without having any of those awkward “what-are-you-staring-at” moments in the locker room. So check out these exercise DVDs that can help you lose weight, get ripped, […]

6 Foods with Healthy Fats

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Years ago people thought that eating low-fat foods would lead to a low-fat body. But it turns out that consuming the right kinds of fat are important if you want to be healthy, fit and looking great. We’ve put together a list of 6 foods with healthy fats that you should start eating today. But […]

Five Advantages of the Mediterranean Diet

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From Omega-3 fatty acids to antioxidants, the Mediterranean Diet has long been known for its nutritional and tasty fare. With heart disease on the rise across the world, there is no better time to consider the multiple advantages and long-term benefits of this lifestyle change. In fact, U.S. News recently named the Mediterranean Diet the […]

Starving for Health? Nourish Yourself in 3 Ways

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Encarta defines “starve” as ‘to weaken or die because of hunger’ or simply ‘to be hungry; to feel deprived of a need’. As Americans, the later is embarrassingly truer than in the rest of the world, but still we persist in our over indulgence, and in the conditioning of our culturally misguided and generally toxic […]

4 Health Benefits of Bamboo

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At the time of closing on the purchase of my first home, I was reminded by my real estate agent that the previous owners had planted bamboo along the backyard fence.  My agent was a motherly figure, whose commission was moments away, selflessly paused and reminded me of the work involved in controlling the bamboo […]

iPhone Fitness Apps for Less than $5

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Do you have an IPhone? If so then you have a resource that can help you get into great shape and increase your overall health in the palm of your hand. Here is a list of five iPhone fitness apps for less than $5 that that will help you shape up and get healthy for […]

Boost Energy Naturally with these 3 Foods

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Do you get tired every afternoon? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Fat and carb-heavy lunches, combined with little rest and long to-do lists can lead to heavy eyelids for even the most energetic of us. We spoke with “Rogue Nutritionist” Jonny Bowden about foods that boost energy naturally. He gave us his top three foods […]

6 Fun Runs For Food Lovers

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The fun run craze has been sweeping the planet, promoting exercise, well-being, group fitness and fun. A select group of fun-runs, however, also promote a bulging waistline. And, well, if you’re going to over-indulge in sugary snacks or alcohol, I guess there’s no better time to do it then when you’re burning loads of calories […]

Want a Natural Pick-Me-Up? Try Functional Herbs!

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As a yoga teacher, integrative therapist and student of Ayurveda, I see the impact that stress and unhealthy living has on the people around me everyday. As the mother of three, I’m also always juggling how to get the best possible return for my family and myself when it comes to nutrition. I’ve found that […]

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