How to Change Through Inspired Action

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Numerous articles are written on how to change extolling the powers of will, goals, and visualization, even advising what to change.Goals have their place when it comes to project planning and reminders to keep us on track. But when it comes to personal resolutions, ideal goals may unnecessarily set us up for judgment and failure or even limit our

Trending: 'Food Heroes' in 2016

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We talk a lot these days about what's trending in pop culture. Of course, health will always be trending. And, as we move into 2016, we are going to continue to focus on improving our diets, and to seek out nutritional wellness in almost everything we eat.Okay, so we're not always totally successful, and I'm a firm believer in the "everything in mo

Coconut Oil Sucks: Nutritionists Name the Most Overrated "Healthy" Foods

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By: Erin Kelly Credit: Shutterstock (edited)If you haven't been bombarded by the media or somebody on Facebook raving about the miraculous, all-healing powers of coconut oil, you've either been living under a rock or you're really, really good at blocking people from college (and your mom) on social media.But not everyone buys into the idea that co

Does Rinsing Fruit Before You Eat It Actually Do Anything?

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Or can we rub that apple on our shirt and call it a day? By Amanda Schupak, SELF Romulo A YanesOf course we all know that we're supposed to wash fruits and vegetables before we eat them. But how much can just rinsing under the tap really do?A lot, it turns out.Here are seven things you should know about washing raw fruits and veggies:1. Rinsing pro

Holiday Fitness Flight Plan

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Here is a list of things that used to scare me:Airplane turbulence. Terrorist threats. Not being able to locate my kids when they don't text me back. Swimming in deep water. Mannequins. Frogs.Now? I am not so afraid anymore, not of those things anyway. If the plane rocks, I just remind myself that I've had a great life so far. If the code goes to o

That Beer Belly May Actually Be Killing You

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By Anna Breslaw for GQ.(photo: Getty Images)Research is a beautiful thing. It cures disease. It sent us to the moon. It determined the color that looks good on everyone. But research can also be alarming. For instance, a bunch of people with several letters after their names (specifically MD's and PhD's) recently got together to study how weight af

What Really Happens When You Swallow Gum, According to a Doctor

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By: Liz Newman Credit: ShuttershockMost people have been fed a raft of urban legends about all the bad things that happen when you swallow gum. I should have a chewing gum tree the size of a sequoia inside of me by now, according to such stories.To finally get to the bottom of some of the myths about what happens when your gum winds up going all th

The 10 Unhealthiest Halloween Candies

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Halloween candies contain a variety of artificial, processed, unnatural ingredients. This is our list of the 10 worst offenders. Photo Credit: From hydrogenated oils to corn syrup to artificial coloring, many candies contain more processed ingredients than not. Beating out Easter and Valentine's Day, Halloween is the biggest candy-selli

Staying Fit This Fall Season

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The fall may be my favorite season of the year. The weather is warm during the day and nights are crisp. The foliage paints a beautiful backdrop for the already pristine landscapes. There is a sense of quiet in the air when a light breeze whispers through the trees on a sunny autumn morning. And let me not forget the awesome power that is NFL f

These Fall Colors Can Help Build Strong Bones

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Mark your calendars! October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, an annual event dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Osteoporosis happens when bones become weaker and thinner with age, or due to other diseases, even because of certain medications (go to for

Can't Stop Thinking About Those Cupcakes? Here's What to Do

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I LOVE cupcakes.Especially the kind that comes with heaps of vanilla buttercream frosting. And I have to be honest... if you put one in front of me, I'd have a hard time saying "no, thank you."Don't get me wrong, I don't see cupcakes as "bad." In fact, I don't put the foods I eat into "good" or "bad" categories. Instead, what I do is label them as

Nutritionists and Dietitians Dish on What They Would Never, Ever Eat

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There are foods that should be eaten in moderation (think, ice cream, cookies, cake, cocktails), and then there are foods (or maybe I should say "food-like products") that should probably never be eaten all.Click Here to see the Complete List of Things Nutritionists and Dietitians Would Never EatNo doubt, items in the latter category may have a cer

How Your Health Affects Your Business

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Beyond being passionate about entrepreneurship, I am passionate about my physical development. I love being in the gym, pushing myself harder and harder in order to continuously develop my body. Even though I hate the process sometimes, I love the feeling of seeing myself grow as time progresses.One reason that I work out so hard is because I know

The 5 Foods to Avoid If You Want a Six Pack

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By Lisa Freedman for DETAILS.(photo: John Ashley/Flickr)Carrying a spare tire around your belly? You're not alone: Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults now have abdominal obesity, up from 46 percent in 2000, according to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. If you fall into that category (male abs are considered fat if t

Different Fuel for Different Workouts

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I know the look. It's the wrong food choice look. I've seen many people in my exercise classes get that look on their face a few minutes into class that says, I just ate the wrong food.Sometimes it's not enough food, sometimes it's too much. Sometimes it's just the food choice. Eating the right thing before lifting weights or jumping on the treadmi

The 10 Healthiest Beers, Ranked

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By Jaqueline Burt for DETAILS.There's no question that beer gets a bad rap when it comes to whether or not it's good for you--in fact, you've probably just come to accept the fact that knocking back a pint or two is somehow derailing your general well-being. But while it's true that a few too many six-packs can wreak havoc on your waistline--and po

How to Fuel Up for Your Workout

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By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS.(photo: Getty Images)Want to get more out of your workout? You've got to start eating like it."If you don't fuel properly, you'll never train optimally and never maximize the time you spend training," says Susan Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D., author of Power Eating and a sports nutrition consultant to top NFL, NBA, and Olym

Confessions of an Amateur Raw Vegan

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A few weeks ago, a friend raved to me about the way it feels to be raw vegan."It's the BEST I've ever felt. Hands down. You feel happy all the time. I was never tired and had tons of energy. Giving your body exactly what it needs makes you feel amazing."That made a lot of sense to me, so I decided to try it for a month.It didn't quite last that lon

Decode and Outsmart Your Food Cravings

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Yes, it is that time of the day when all of a sudden, the impending threat presents itself! Is it a stinky diaper (not this time), is it the whining kids (possibly), or is it those ravenous food cravings that seem to keep you wallowing in your dieting stupor (yes!)? We all have them, and you know what, it is nothing to feel bad about. However, I

Don't Cancel Your Dinner Plans: A Science-Backed Reason to Be Social

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What does it take to age well? Most people I ask say some version of the following: a healthy diet, taking vitamins, staying in shape, and seeing a doctor for annual check-ups. The emphasis is always on physical health.Nobody ever mentions the importance of an active social life. According to research, spending most of your time alone and feeling l

So Long, Sniff Test: New Tech Tells You When the Milk's Gone Bad

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Scourge of cereal, corrupter of coffee, cause of more spit takes than a Donald Trump press conference: rotten milk has ruined many mornings. And yet our only defense against the potentially stomach-souring effect is the simple, unreliable sniff test.That may not be the case for much longer. Teams from University of California, Berkeley and National

Define Healthy Eating

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Healthy eating has had many definitions through the years. We've been told to eat no fat/low fat, or no carbohydrate/low carbohydrate. We've been sold shakes, bars, and packaged food as meals or meal replacements. What do you do, who do you believe?Speak to a qualified professional, and ask yourself, "Is this professional helping me or just selling

Researchers Discover A Protein-Packed Superfood That Tastes Just Like Bacon

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Now this is a superfood: Researchers from Oregon State University have reportedly created and patented a new strain of nutrient-rich seaweed that tastes like everyone's favorite fetishized breakfast meat.Researcher Chris Langdon cooked up the new savory strain of dulse, a red marine algae grows off the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines in OSU's Hat

Using Mindfulness to Revolutionize the Diet Industry

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Dieters, hear my call. The time is ripe for mindfulness.Provocative news... Fortune reports of a current "plight" in the diet industry as people are looking for more holistic ways to get healthy. Americans seem to be putting greater focus on eating well versus calorie counting. Does this mean no more tongue exercisers, sauna suits, or diet dinnerwa

What You Eat Isn't What You Get: The 6 Troubling Ingredients Hiding in Your Food

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Let's start with the problem. The problem today is obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of American adults are obese. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million Americans ages 20+ have pre-diabetes. What's more, m

Places Where People Live the Longest and Their Secrets to a Longer Life

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What's one of the biggest differences between an average American's day and a typical day in the life of someone who lives in one of the world's Blue Zones?Click Here to see the Complete List of Secrets from the World's Longest-Living People According to Dan Buettner, a National Geographic explorer whose work and research has identified five locati

My Citizen Petition to the FDA: 100% Truthful Nutrition Labeling

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It was by accident that I stumbled upon the truth about nutrition labels on packaged foods. It turns out that they aren't necessarily truthful at all. I described my unfortunate discovery in a previous Huffington Post article, but after first writing of my experience, I couldn't stop thinking about how shameful it is that consumers rely on nutrit

Teaspoons at the Table: Matcha Green Tea & Orange Blossom Tapioca

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A few weeks ago, I discovered the simple beauty of a homemade treat: milk oolong, honey & rose water tapioca. There was something so very satisfying about spending an hour in the kitchen sipping tea and handcrafting a simple sweet delight.Craving the comforting sip of a matcha latte one evening, I decided to remix my first tea tapioca with a bit of

One For The Table: Teaspoons At The Table: Matcha Green Tea & Orange Blossom Tapioca

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A few weeks ago, I discovered the simple beauty of a homemade treat: milk oolong, honey & rose water tapioca. There was something so very satisfying about spending an hour in the kitchen sipping tea and handcrafting a simple sweet delight.Craving the comforting sip of a matcha latte one evening, I decided to remix my first tea tapioca with a bit of

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD: Super Hacks: How to Make Healthy Food Even Healthier

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Not that healthy foods need to be any better, but we couldn't resist sharing these hacks that increase their nutritional value. Hey, go big or go home, right? Actually, whether you use these nutrition-boosting hacks or not, these foods are all super nutritious, tasty choices.Eat the kiwi skin: Say what? That's right, it's not only possible but more
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