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Vegan Diet: Best Vegan-Friendly Foods & Diet Plan

Whether it’s for health reasons or an ethical choice, the decision to shift to a vegan diet can feel empowering. For some of us, it is no easy feat to give up all animal products. Yet a vegan diet can be fantastic for your health, planet earth, and the welfare of animals.[1, 2] The key …

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Vegan Diet: Best Vegan-Friendly Foods & Diet Plan

Whether it’s for health reasons or an ethical choice, the decision to shift to a vegan diet can feel empowering. For some of us, it is no easy feat to give up all animal products. Yet a vegan diet can be fantastic for your health, planet earth, and the welfare of animals.[1, 2] The key …

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Weekend Projects to Make Your Home Energy Efficient and Healthier

While we often associate going green with expensive and not always convenient life changes like zero-emission homes, backyard wind and solar farms, and self-contained organic food gardens, there are also much less expensive projects you can finish over a weekend, which still significantly reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Here’s a list of the most efficient …

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Valerian Root for Sleep & Anxiety: 5 Calming Benefits Explained

A great night’s rest does wonders for the soul. Every night, thousands of body processes get to work, restoring your body and mind to a more healthful state. But when you can’t sleep? There’s an herb for that! Valerian root has a long history of traditional use for sleep issues — as well as for …

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How to Naturally Increase Energy for a Happier, Healthier You

How can I keep my energy levels high, especially in the afternoon? This is a question that comes up all the time because we are living in a toxic world right now. Fatigue is not what we used to see 10 years ago. Mostly it was in people over the age of 30 because their …

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Best Vitamins for Women to Support Any Age & Life Stage

In an ideal world, you would get all the vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients from a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. If you’re like many women, life stays full of activities and you may not always have time to eat the most well-rounded meals. If you struggle to get the right nutrition and worry …

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The Pros and Cons of Meal Prep

There are some definite pros and cons of Meal Prep. It can feel a bit overwhelming, difficult, complicated and downright impossible. I felt the same when I first started doing meal prep about 6 years ago. Seeing all those perfect photos of Meal Prep on Pinterest – all perfectly planned, prepped, cooked and portioned into matching …

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Katie in action, dispensing therapeutic love. (Photo courtesy of Scott Vande Zande)

Pets, the not-so-secret weapon to help patients recover from what ails them

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Katie in action, dispensing therapeutic love. (Photo courtesy of Scott Vande Zande) When Scott Vande Zande had a serious stroke 15 years ago, his beloved golden retriever Hollie was key to his recovery. “I had to learn to speak again, but there were times I couldn’t talk,” said the Seattle …

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Managing stress at work can help employee well-being, productivity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Encountering some stress at work is inevitable, especially when big projects and major deadlines loom. Some stress actually can enhance your performance in the short term. But when stress constantly creeps in and leads to unhealthy habits and illness, its impact on employees and employers can be detrimental. Stress is …

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Heart attack survivor Ricky Reyes with his daughter, Indigo. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Reyes)

Exercise routine unexpectedly reveals heart disease for man in his 30s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Heart attack survivor Ricky Reyes with his daughter, Indigo. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Reyes) Ricky Reyes had just begun a high-intensity exercise program to get in better shape. But instead of feeling energized, the workouts left him exhausted and with spasms in his back, arms and jaw. His fitness trainer …

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