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Collagen for Heart Health
You already know about the benefits of collagen for healthy joints, skin, and bones. But you might not know that it can also protect your heart and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen plays a
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Supercharged Sunblockers
When it comes to protecting your skin, all sunscreens are not created equal. Conventional chemical sunscreens must be absorbed by your skin to work. This is a concern because they contain toxic ingredients such oxybenzone and octinoxate—known hormone
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Grow Your Own Healing Herb Garden
A staple in Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central American, and other cuisines, this member of the mint family grows in a variety of regions, and thrives in sunny, less-humid conditions. It’s rich in thymol and other essential oils and compounds that sup
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Grain of Truth
Holistic nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith has been writing for Better Nutrition for at least a dozen years, and I’ve known her even longer. We met in 2000 when she coauthored Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin
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Green Tea
If you want just one fast takeaway about green tea that you probably won’t forget, here it is: Green tea could save your life. No kidding. In a study that followed more than 40,000 adults in Japan for 11 years, those who drank 5 or more cups of green
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New to You
Nature's Plus Immune is a comprehensive line created to meet consumer demand for immune support. Crafted with well-researched ingredients, the formulas can be used on their own or stacked with other products. Pick from Immune Support, Immune Boost, I
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Shopping Guide
For health maintenance: Fred Pescatore, MD, recommends the following basic supplements for men: * Daily multivitamin/mineral: with 50 mg B vitamins and 200–400 mg magnesium * Chromium: 200 mcg daily* Fish oil: 3 g daily* Pycnogenol: 25 mg daily If yo
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ARE YOU Gluten-Free AND Healthy?
Jan Seacrest, a 45-year-old electrical engineer, and Amanda Malvo, a 38-year-old artist, both had longstanding irritable bowel syndrome that magically clear up when they eliminated gluten from their diets. They were astounded that simply avoiding glu
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Savor the Flavor of Hemp Hearts
Serves 4 4 pork chops, boneless ¾ cup almond meal or almond flour, divided ¼ cup milk ½ cup hemp hearts 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. Italian seasoning ½ tsp. paprika ¼ tsp. ground pepper 2 tsp. large granule Salt ¼ cup coconut oil ¼ cup milk 1. Pat po
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5 Steps to Reverse Pandemic Weight Gain
Sheltering in place has been an effective way to reduce the spread of Covid-19, but weight gain has often been an unintended consequence. Chances are, extra pounds accumulated slowly, but they add up. One study at the University of California San Fra
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Click On This!
For links to studies cited in our articles and other helpful sites and books, visit For Father’s Day, we’re focusing on health topics of particular concern to men, including: Improving Men’s Health at Any Age Top 3 Supplements fo
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Light Summer Refresher
Green tea, ginger, and mango—the combination sounds intriguing and tastes even better. The light ginger notes help showcase the creamy rich flavor of fresh mango, which is more like ice cream than a sorbet (especially if you put it in the freezer for
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Our Writers
* Jeannette Bessinger, CHHC, is an award-winning educator, author, and real food chef. * Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is a board-certified nutritionist and bestselling author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. * E
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Plastic waste is destructive to the planet and all its inhabitants. But can you live without all the containers, wrappers, and other plastic stuff that surround us? “I encourage people to think of what they can do and not get discouraged by what they
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7 Super Brain Boosters
“Taking care of our brains is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies, yet, strangely, the brain is often neglected,” says alternative health expert Peter Bedard MA, CHt, author of Convergence Healing. “We diet and exercise because
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Product Spotlights
Introducing Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies in four targeted—and delicious—formulas. Taste the organic difference and choose from Regular, Energy, Probiotic, or Diet—you will find they’re deliciously di
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Coffee Lowers Risk for Heart Failure
People who drink one or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day have a lower risk of heart failure, according to an analysis of studies of more than 21,000 Americans, led by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School in Aurora. Deaths from he
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Men’s Health HANDBOOK
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” All too often, such a mentality misleads men into ignoring their health, according to Fred Pescatore, MD, a New York-based integrative physician and author of The Hamptons Diet, The Allergy and Asthma Cure, and othe
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Waste Not, Want Not
By this point, we’re all familiar with the concept of recycling. And hopefully most of us are aware of the problem of food waste, especially here in the United States. But are you familiar with the next big thing in sustainability—upcycling? Accordin
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The Anti-Cancer Diet
Cancer is the scariest disease, and one of the most common. It’s the second-leading cause of death in the United States, and about 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. While genetics do play
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5 Reasons You Need NAC
Short for N-acetyl cysteine, NAC is the supplement form of cysteine, an amino acid found in protein-rich foods such as beef, turkey, eggs, fish, and nuts. Because your body can produce it from the amino acids methionine and serine—also found in high-
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Digestion Progression
Q: I often have embarrassing and painful intestinal distress. One doctor told me to take an antacid, but that only seemed to make things worse. I want to feel better, but I’m not sure where to start. Can you help? A: The food you eat travels through
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Exercise that makes you sweat can lead to muscle cramps, especially if you’re working out in hot weather. And drinking plain water—without electrolytes—can make things worse. In fact, plain water increases the odds of cramps developing during or afte
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From No Meat to Grass-Fed Red Meat
Q: Four years ago, I became a vegetarian because I was disturbed about factory farms, and I also heard that avoiding meat was better for the environment. At first, I felt great, but about three months into the diet, I developed strong sugar and carb
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Probiotics Protect Against Viral Infections
Probiotics can improve immune function and reduce the chances of getting a viral respiratory infection, such as the flgu, according to a review of studies that followed more than 700 people. Three popular strains of probiotics found in supplements pr
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Fast Burn
“I am always in search of creating programs that are not only topical as far as what the latest science and research is showing but also are the most user-friendly,” says Ian K. Smith, MD, author of the SHRED series, The Clean 20, and his latest, Fas
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Health Women’s AT EVERY AGE
An ancient adage from Chinese medicine says, “A doctor would rather treat 10 men than one woman.” In a way, this validates what women have always known—that we are indeed intricate creatures. At the heart of our complexity are hormones, their ebb and
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The Healthy Way to Go Vegan
Dozens of studies have borne out the benefits of a plant-based diet. But being vegan is a little more complicated than just kicking milk and meat. If you’re ready to join the ranks of people who eat only plants, read on for pros, cons, and important
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Start Afresh
Beef jerky lover? Meet the new kid in town—Brave Good Kind Tender Chicken Bites in Hot Honey, Original, and Teriyaki. They’re made with real, nourishing ingredients such as antibiotic-free chicken and spices. These gluten-free bites are a good source
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