Jul 062013
 
Treat Depression Naturally With These Foods for Depression

Certain foods fight depression by increasing the brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine. These six foods are a natural treatment for depression for some people – but not everyone. What you eat has a direct effect on your mood – and certain foods can even treat depressed feelings. Depression can be caused by low serotonin and

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Jul 232012
 

A personal fitness trainer explains why diet and a positive sense of self is 70% more important than exercise when you want to lose weight. “When it comes to changing the size and shape of your body, exercise is only 30% of it,” says New York City-based certified personal trainer and boot camp instructor Ariane

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Sep 162011
 
How I Lost the Last 20 Pounds After I Turned 40 Years Old

I struggled with 20 to 30 pounds of extra weight all my life. It wasn’t until after I turned 40 years old that I finally lost that last 20 pounds – and here’s how I did it. Most women gain weight as they reach age 40, and they also gain weight after getting married. The

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Aug 312011
 
10 Best Foods for College Students - From Bean Dip to Berries

The best foods for college students improve memory, heighten thinking skills, boost the immune system, and keep students fit, focused, and fabulous. “Mother Nature’s foods and natural medicines are more powerful than any drug in the prevention of brain diseases,” says naturopath Michelle Schoffro Cook. Most of these foods are proven to directly increase brain

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May 172011
 
13 Long Term Weight Loss Strategies From the Health Gal

Fast weight loss isn’t the answer – these long-term weight loss strategies are effective, but they take longer than you may like. They’ll help you lose fat for good, thought! One of my favorite tips for long-term weight loss is from Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible

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Apr 202011
 

I bet you didn’t think a vegan diet plan could be delicious AND nutritious! These five meals are the foundation of a healthy, easy veganism lifestyle. First, a quip: “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of

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Mar 172011
 
Square Foot Gardening - 5 Tips for Growing Plants in Small Spaces

If you want a garden but don’t have space, you need these tips for square foot gardens. Learn how gardeners of all thumbs grow plants, veggies, and fruits in small spaces and containers. Have you convinced yourself that you don’t have enough space, time, or agricultural know-how to grow your own fruits and vegetables? Square

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