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Mindfulness Exercises: 3 Ways to Find Peace

Mindfulness Exercises: 3 Ways to Find Peace

The practice of mindfulness—an essential part of Buddhist meditation—has become increasingly popular in Western society in recent years. Essentially, mindfulness is the ability to stay present in the moment without the intrusion of unwanted thoughts, while being able to construct thoughts that are non-judgmental. Mindfulness and mindfulness exercises have been

Butternut Squash Benefits Include Heart and Eye Health

Butternut Squash Benefits Include Heart and Eye Health

Butternut squash is a delicious and versatile vegetable that can be roasted, toasted, mashed, sautéed, and most notably pureed into soup. It’s typically associated with the fall and winter seasons and its sweet taste makes it a wonderful, filling comfort food. Most importantly, in addition to its great taste and

What is Multiple Scleroisis?

What is Multiple Scleroisis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) disrupts communication between the brain, nerves, muscles and other parts of the body. It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath—the protective covering around some nerve cells which speeds transmission of nerve signals. This results in slowing of nerve impulses and

Benefits of Organic Food: What Research Shows

Benefits of Organic Food: What Research Shows

Organic foods are widely available in supermarkets as well as specialty health food stores and farmer’s markets. People purchase organic fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats for a variety of reasons—among them the perceived benefits of organic food. Some studies suggest that organic produce and meat contain higher levels of nutrients

Healthy Bread: Is There Such a Thing?

Healthy Bread: Is There Such a Thing?

Freshly baked bread is pretty irresistible. The tantalizing smell, warm center, and crunchy crust can satisfy even the most serious of hunger pangs. Lately, though, the paleo patrol and gluten police have turned bread into a four-letter word. They talk about bread’s bad qualities (carbohydrates, calories, sugar, and salt, for

How to Read Nutrition Labels: Food Facts

How to Read Nutrition Labels: Food Facts

Reading nutrition facts labels isn’t that difficult, and indeed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to make the information on those labels even clearer. Still, if you’re trying to make heart-healthy food purchases, it’s important to know what you’re looking for as you scan the backs of

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