Bitter and pungent-tasting foods are largely absent from the standard American (SAD) diet. Instead, the predominant flavors of a SAD diet oscillate between overly salty and hyper-sweet. Yet in the spring, bitter or pungent foods play an important role in preparing our bodies for warmer weather and lighter fare.Read Full Story
Spring, a season of renewal and transformation, can inspire a sudden zeal to clean out our closets or undertake an attic-to-basement house cleaning. Spring is also an ideal time for doing a cleanse or a detox that helps the body rid itself of toxins (including pesticides, chemicals, xenoestrogens and stress) accumulated during the winter.Read Full Story
If you’d like to do more on your next vacation than waste away, again, in Margaritaville, perhaps you’re ready to embark on a health retreat to detox and get fit. To help you plan, here’s a roundup of five healthy vacation destinations across the country.Read Full Story
It’s hard to stay in shape if we constantly feed our bodies junk, and this same principle applies to what we feed our minds. If you spend countless hours listening to tragic news stories or socializing with negative-minded people, your mind will become weighed down with unhealthy thoughts that can take a toll on your psyche and produce negative internal conversation (“I’ll never be able to do that,” “I’m just not qualified,” “I should just give up.”). And the more you dwell on negativity, the worse you'll feel.Read Full Story
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