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Thyroid Hormone Testing: What’s the Best TSH Level?

Friday Jul 25 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Your doctor says you don’t need treatment, but could he or she be wrong? Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by cells in the front ... more »

3 Reasons Why the Raw Food Diet May Not Be Good for Kids

Thursday Jul 24 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A raw food diet may leave kids with serious nutrient deficiencies. Many adults swear by it—the raw food diet. Eating only uncooked fruits and ... more »

Exercise Before Breakfast: All the Benefits Explained

Wednesday Jul 23 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

  A friend of mine swears that the best way to lose body fat is to exercise (primarily “cardio” type of exercises) before breakfast or on an ... more »

Red Wine May Help Prevent Cavities—5 Tips for Reducing Stains

Wednesday Jul 23 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Red wine has antimicrobial properties that can kill plaque-causing bacteria in the mouth. Want white teeth? Stay away from red wine, they say. But ... more »

When Sex After Baby Hurts!

Tuesday Jul 22 2014 | by Jessica Drummond

“Your first few postpartum years will go by quickly. But your days will be long. Some days, just a few hours with a new baby can feel like an ... more »

7 Ways to Make Exercise Fun

Monday Jul 21 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

That same old gym routine can leave you feeling like a hamster on a wheel— not good for your fitness goals. Astronaut Neil Armstrong is quoted as ... more »

Why Vegans Have Bad Teeth

Saturday Jul 19 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

For the past few years I’ve been warning vegans (and especially raw vegans) to take care of their teeth, because these diets are known to cause ... more »

The Original Paleo Fruit: Could Breadfruit Feed The World?

Friday Jul 18 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Breadfruit grows in poor conditions, even in salty sandy soils that can’t support other plants. Experts think it might even survive soils damaged by ... more »

How to Eat the Best Produce at the Best Price

Wednesday Jul 16 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

This week, I’m eating my favorite fruit ever: white nectarines. I bought an entire case at my favorite fruit market, along with some of my other ... more »

15 Fun Ways to Get More Greens Into Your Daily Diet

Wednesday Jul 16 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

If you’re getting bored with the same old steamed and raw veggies, try these ideas for getting more greens into your diet. You’ve heard it a ... more »

7 Ways NOT to Open a Coconut

Tuesday Jul 15 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

Young coconuts are awesome. They are filled with the most refreshing, sweet-tasting water. The meat inside isn’t hard like the typical old coconut, ... more »

Don’t Stress Over Stress: 17 Ways to Handle Stress

Tuesday Jul 15 2014 | by Shelli Stein

“One of the things I’ve observed in myself, as well as others, is we get stressed out when things don’t go as we planned and others don’t ... more »