Food & Diet

Treat Depression Naturally With These Foods for Depression

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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What is Most Important When You Want to Lose Weight?

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

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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10 Best Foods for College Students – From Bean Dip to Berries

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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13 Long Term Weight Loss Strategies From the Health Gal

13 Long Term Weight Loss Strategies From the Health Gal

Written by on May 17, 2011 in Healthy Diet & Eating Right, Weight Loss Tips with 1 Comment

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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Losing the Weight Without Losing Your Mind – What You Need to Know

Written by on April 26, 2011 in Healthy Diet & Eating Right, Weight Loss Tips with 0 Comments

Trust me: losing the weight without losing your mind is easier than you think! I lost a ton of weight (like, 30 pounds on my five foot frame) and it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought. Here’s what you need to know about losing weight without losing your mind… “If I had my druthers, […]

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Why You’re Not Losing Weight on the Weight Watchers Diet

It’s not a big surprise that you’re not losing weight on the Weight Watchers diet, as you’ll see with these scientifically proven reasons diets don’t work. Maybe instead of trying to lose weight, you can focus on accepting your body the way it is and looking thinner in the clothes you have? “The beauty of […]

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Vegan Diet Plan – 5 Meals to Make Veganism Healthy and Easy

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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Protein Rich Foods for Healthy Hair and Skin – What Protein Does

Protein Rich Foods for Healthy Hair and Skin – What Protein Does

Written by on March 30, 2011 in Anti-Aging Tips, Body & Skin Care Tips, Food & Diet with 0 Comments

What does protein do? This isn’t just a list of protein rich foods for healthy hair and skin – it’s a description of how protein increases our hair, skin, and body health. These tips are from doctors and medical estheticians, as well as a dermatologist who wrote a book about improving aging skin. “Protein can […]

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Square Foot Gardening – 5 Tips for Growing Plants in Small Spaces

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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