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Key Principles of the Mediterranean Diet

The top five healthiest nations in the world are Spain, Italy, Iceland, Japan, Switzerland, and Sweden. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which looks at factors such as life expectancy, activity levels and living conditions in 169 nations. To put things into perspective, the U.S. ranked 35th, but...

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Why You Should Add Pumpkin to Your Diet

Halloween is only one week away, meaning there will soon be trick-or-treaters lining the block, and flame-free jack-ó-lanterns to light their way. When you’re carving or etching your pumpkins this year, don’t discard the innards, as they are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Add pumpkin to your diet this fall instead! Also, rather...

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Autumn Health and Wellness Tips

The autumnal equinox begins September 22 and ends two months later, on December 21. These dates may vary each year though. Longer nights, decreasing temperatures, and pumpkin spice everything often signal its arrival. In the Valley of the Sun, autumn’s arrival can be quite subtle, especially to the untrained eye. Look closely, however, and...

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A Woman’s Guide to Supplements

Just one in ten adults meet the federal fruit and vegetable recommendations, according to a 2017 study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, as a result are missing out on essential nutrients. There are a surprising number of symptoms attributable to vitamin deficiencies. There are also a variety of dietary...

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Heart-Healthy Exercises

In addition to heart-healthy supplements, such as Magnesium, Omega-3s and Coenzyme Q10, daily physical activity has been linked to lower risks of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, depression, and some other chronic conditions in people ages 18 to 64. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends actively participating in...

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