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What Happens to Your Body When You Sit All Day?

What Happens to Your Body When You Sit All Day?

Evidence shows that prolonged sitting is devastating your health. It actively promotes dozens of chronic diseases, which includes becoming overweight and type 2 diabetes, even if you're very fit.

Studies looking at life in agriculture env...

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What Happens Inside Your Stomach When You Eat Instant Noodles?

What Happens Inside Your Stomach When You Eat Instant Noodles?


Instant noodles are a popular go-to lunch or dinner for those who are strapped for time (or cash), like college students. While you probably don't consider them a health food, you may think they're not that bad, or, at least, ...

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Sweet Potatoes: A Tasty Treat for Your Health

Sweet Potatoes: A Tasty Treat for Your Health


Whenever I find information that will help promote optimal health, I am always eager to share it with all of my readers. This is especially true when it comes to diet, as proper nutrition is one of the pillars of good health and wellness.
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Why Low-Carb Diets May Be Ideal for Most People, Including Athletes

Why Low-Carb Diets May Be Ideal for Most People, Including Athletes


Jeff Volek, Ph.D., and registered dietitian and professor in the Human Science Department at Ohio State University, has done enormous work in the field of high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets, investigating how it affects hum...

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The Blissful Benefits of Bergamot Oil

The Blissful Benefits of Bergamot Oil

More than just offering a familiar scent or flavor, bergamot oil is bursting with a powerhouse of benefits. Find out how this sweet-smelling essential oil can work wonders for your health.

What Is Bergamot Oil?

Bergamot essential oil is made...

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Say Hello to a Healthier You With Hemp Oil

Say Hello to a Healthier You With Hemp Oil

The hemp plant, a member of the cannabis family, has been proven to provide better health without the risk of addiction. One way to reap its benefits is by using hemp oil. Looking past hempís bad reputation and seeing how this essential oil can yield...

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Clary Sage Oil: The Gentler Sage Oil

Clary Sage Oil: The Gentler Sage Oil

A close relative of the common garden sage, the clary sage is a perennial herb that grows from May to September. When converted into an essential oil, clary sage provides outstanding benefits for your eyes, nervous system, digestion, and kidneys. Although ...

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Safflower Oil: Facts About This Traditionally Used Oil

Safflower Oil: Facts About This Traditionally Used Oil

Safflower oil is one of the many edible oils in the market lauded for positive health effects. While there may be some truth to this, there are potential disadvantages to consider when using this oil. Learn more about my recommendations ...

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Orange Oil: A Sweet Treat for the Body

Orange Oil: A Sweet Treat for the Body

What Is Orange Oil?

Orange (Citrus sinensis) belongs to the Rutaceae family. The fruit comes from a small grayish-brown bark tree, which is almost similar to a shrub. Its branches grow to a regular hemisphere shape and ve oval-shaped foliage that ...

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Tangerine Oil: Your Morning Booster Essential Oil

Tangerine Oil: Your Morning Booster Essential Oil

What Is Tangerine Oil?

Tangerine (Citrus tangerina) belongs to the mandarin orange family, which are both members of the citrus family. They have very similar taste and properties, the reason why they are often interchanged. But horticu...

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