We all know green vegetables are good for us, but did you know they can ward off illness and help with digestion? A study from the Babraham Institute in England found that eating our greens boosts our immune system and helps maintain intestinal health. Pass the Brussels sprouts, please!Read Full Story
Following the devastating earthquake in Japan last month, which caused explosions at the Fukushima nuclear plant, we’ve been hearing a lot about radiation – how much has leaked, how far it will reach and what the immediate and long-lasting effects are going to be. Though the initial panic over radiation has waned and the levels of radiation that have been detected in the US are very low, SheKnows turned to Dr. Carolyn Dean, ND, medical director of the Nutritional Magnesium Association, for some answers about what the health effects of radiation are and what can be done about it.Read Full Story
Did you know that food can be your most powerful ally when stress strikes -- or you simply need that extra oomph to get you through your exhausting day? No, we’re not talking about the all-too-easy urge to reach for sugary, fatty comfort food. We’re talking superfoods that will power you through a splitting headache of a day at work as well as give your mind and body a boost when you need to look and feel your best. Here are five food fixes we gleaned from Steve Perrine, author of the newly released Women’s Health Diet.Read Full Story
Along with cozy fires and chilly days, winter often brings a flurry of illnesses. Read on to discover how to beat five of the most common illnesses -- including the one thing you can do to stay healthy in the face of the most common illnesses.Read Full Story
If the inclement weather in your part of the country has you planning a vacation somewhere warm and sunny, be aware that traveling during the height of cold or flu season or traveling overseas at any time puts you at high risk of catching a travel-related illness. This doesn't mean you should ditch your plans to globetrot to more inviting climes; it just means you need to take precautions to prevent sickness from sidelining your getaway fun. Here's how.Read Full Story
We've all been re-trained to sneeze into our elbow and instructed on staying home when we're sick, but what can we do for our kids to prevent them from getting sick to begin with? A healthy immune system is your child's best defense against germs this season, and maintaining a fit one will help keep germs away.Read Full Story
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