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Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Supplement Labels

Tags: FDA, healthy diet, herbs and spices, study, vitamins and supplements

A study finds four out of five herbal supplements are not what they claim. Unlike prescription drugs, there is no oversight for herbal supplements. But if you read the label, you can find a safe and reputable brand.


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Have You Taken Up Yoga Lately? So Has Everyone Else

Tags: fish oil, massage, meditation, reiki, stress, supplements, yoga

If you've taken up yoga lately, you're joining a growing number of Americans who have taken up the practice in recent years. A new survey says the number of people in the U.S. practicing yoga has nearly doubled since 2002.


Try Mindfulness to Improve Your Well-being

Try Mindfulness to Improve Your Well-being (Slideshow)

Tags: meditation, slideshow, stress, yoga

Discover how to apply present-moment awareness to all the facets of your life. Our wellness expert shares 11 ways to practice mindfulness, reduce stress and improve your well-being.


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4 Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Fight Your Migraine Headaches

Tags: aspirin, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines, prescriptions, stress

Making changes to your diet, managing stress and taking supplements can prevent migraines and reduce their severity. Learn what you can do to help yourself without a prescription.


Could Ibuprofen Help You Live Longer? Maybe

Could Ibuprofen Help You to Live Longer? Maybe

Tags: ibuprofen, inflammation, NSAIDs

You take ibuprofen to relieve pain and reduce fevers or headaches. But could this common, over-the-counter drug also hold the keys to a longer, healthier life? Authors of a new study suggest it’s possible.


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Why Giving is Good for Your Health

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When you are generous, you don’t just make others happy. According to various research studies, you are also boosting your own health.


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Recipe: Low-Fat Broccoli and Cheese Baked Potatoes

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Recipes

Stuffed baked potatoes with broccoli and cheese make a delicious side dish or a light lunch. This recipe calls for skim milk and light cheddar cheese to keep fats low without sacrificing flavor. Only 90 calories per serving.


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Partner Yoga Can Grow Your Relationship and Physical Health (Video)

Tags: exercise, marriage, relationships, yoga, yoga video series

Partner yoga is a newly emerging practice in which poses are shared and supported by another person. Partner yoga is not only for couples. It can be practiced by any two participants- friends, siblings, parents and children.


Peach and Apple

Recipe: Pocket Fruit Pies

Tags: dessert, fall, fruits and vegetables, healthy dessert, Recipes

In this recipe, you can fill whole wheat tortillas with peaches, apples or pears to create a healthier alternative to traditional pie. Brown sugar is optional. Kids of all ages will love them!


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Muffin Recipes: Pumpkin, Apple, Chocolate — All Under 200 Calories

Tags: fall, holiday season, holidays, pumpkin, Recipes

Muffins are real pleasers, whether for breakfast, dessert or a snack. Here are three recipes we chose for great taste and low calories: pumpkin spice, applesauce or chocolate. Each muffin is under 200 calories.