Detox Diets and Body Cleanses: Are They Even Safe?

Detox diets…body cleanses…colon cleanses…bowel cleanses… You’ve probably heard all of these terms used in reference to “ridding your system of unhealthy toxins” — but what do these terms actually mean? Do you really need to be on a ‘detox diet’ or ‘cleansing’ your body? Are programs and products marketed as detoxes and cleanses even safe…

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Magnesium 101: What You Really Need to Know

Magnesium is one of those nutrients we don’t hear about too much, despite the fact that it’s one of the most abundant minerals in our bodies. Moreover, it’s the fourth most abundant mineral that we have! So what role does magnesium play? Do we really need to be consuming magnesium or taking supplements? Let’s find…

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Mediterranean Bean Salad

Ingredients 2 15-oz cans of beans, drained and rinsed (use black beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans or chickpeas/garbanzo beans) 1 english cucumber, chopped with skin on 1 bell pepper, diced 1 small red onion, diced 1 cup cherry tomato, halved 1 cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped ¼ cup virgin olive oil (= longevity oil!) ¼…

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Top 5 Life “Hacks” of The World’s Longest Living People

Think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again. Lifestyle factors, i.e. the things you do everyday over the long-term – can add up to increase the number of quality years in your lifespan.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Omega 3 Fats

There’s a lot of talk about healthy fats these days. People are including more fat in their diets and forgetting about the fat-free diet crazes of the past. You’ve probably heard about omega fats in the mix, but what exactly are they? What are Omega Fats? Do they all perform the same function in our…

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What Makes a Food Processed?

The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was – it came directly from nature – whether foraging, hunting, or farming. Now there are so many things we eat that don’t resemble a natural food. Michael Pollan has a famous quote, he said:…

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Best Ways To Store Your Nut Butter

For the best almond butter toast, banana and almond butter smoothie or a smooth, tasty nut butter on its own,  you have to make sure you’re nut butter is stored in tip-top shape. I wanted to  share the best way to store nut butter to make it last longer, maintain flavor, and improve ease of…

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Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol It is a soft, waxy substance that is found not only in your bloodstream,…

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Mediterranean Diet 101

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It’s based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they…

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NEW Delicious & Easy Ways to Enjoy Vegetables

From a health standpoint, vegetables are an unbeatable food: naturally nutrient-rich; better tasting than a vitamin pill; low in calories; high in fiber and packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients. All types of vegetables can be nourishing and delicious. To maximize your health with vegetables, nutrition experts suggest at least 3 to 5 servings per day –…

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