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9 Calcium-Rich Foods To Add To Your Diet

Many foods are excellent sources of calcium. This is great news as it seems clear that getting calcium from your diet is favored over supplementation, although you may need to supplement some to get the proper total amount daily depending… Continue Reading →

4 Ways To Help You To Stop Biting Your Nails

Nail biting is one of the most common symptoms of stress. Some people will eventually stop of their own accord, but there are many among us who haven’t been able to break the habit. It can be embarrassing, and a… Continue Reading →

Should You Detoxify With A Magnesium Bath?

Ever heard of the supposed detoxifying benefits of magnesium baths (also called Epsom salt baths)? While adding Epsom salt, a magnesium compound, to baths as a home remedy for muscle aches has been around for a while, I have not… Continue Reading →

4 Healthy Snacks That May Be Bad For Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, twice-daily brushing and flossing is the best insurance policy, along with consistent dental exams. But you may also want to moderate certain foods that may be harmful to your teeth. Unsweetened Dried Fruit:… Continue Reading →

10 Foods That Can Help Prevent Osteoporosis

Changing your diet can be an effective, gentle, inexpensive and even delicious way to prevent, relieve or reverse a wide variety of conditions. If you are at risk for or have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, consider adding these calcium-rich foods… Continue Reading →

Is Jackfruit A Healthy Food Option?

Jackfruit is a part of the fig family, and native to southwest India. Popular in Southeast Asian cuisine, ripe jackfruit has a flavor profile that has been compared to a combination of apple, mango, banana and pineapple, and can be… Continue Reading →

4 Drinks To Avoid For Your Health

Yesterday we discussed four healthy drinks that you shouldn’t feel guilty about reaching for. Whether you are watching your weight or just want to eat healthier, taking a look at what you drink is key. Empty calories can lurk in… Continue Reading →

4 Healthy Beverages To Add To Your Diet

Today we cover four healthy beverages – start experimenting to find the best ways to incorporate them into your daily routine: Green tea. Dr. Weil’s beverage of choice, green tea is a potent source of catechins – healthy antioxidants that… Continue Reading →

2 Snack Suggestions For Those Late-Night Cravings

This tip is courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging: Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. For more nutrition and health guidance, start your 14-day free trial now! The snack foods you might choose to consume when it’s later in… Continue Reading →

Can A Clean Diet Help Promote Weight Loss?

This tip is courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging: Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. For more nutrition and health guidance, start your 14-day free trial now! If you want to lose weight and gain better health, consider a… Continue Reading →

Is Eating More Fat The Way To Lose Weight?

This tip is courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging: Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. For more nutrition and health guidance, start your 14-day free trial now! Want to get to and maintain a healthy weight? Try adding healthy… Continue Reading →

Should You Be Taking Spirulina? 4 Things To Know

Spirulina, a green-blue algae that is sometimes referred to as a superfood and is available as a food and a supplement, should not be taken in any form. As a green-blue algae source of protein, spirulina does deliver, as it… Continue Reading →

It’s Sandal Season: Banish Those Corns In 4 Simple Steps

A “corn” is the layman’s term for a foot condition in which thickening and hardening of the skin’s surface layer accompanies a deep-seated mass of dense tissue, called a nucleation. These callous growths can cause pain or discomfort when standing,… Continue Reading →

How To Perform the 4-7-8 Breath To Relieve Unhealthy Stress

Including breath work into your daily routine can lower stress and improve overall health. The 4-7-8 (Relaxing) Breath can help: it is utterly simple, takes almost no time, requires no special equipment, and can be done anywhere. Although you can… Continue Reading →

Dr. Weil’s 4 Favorite Anti-Inflammatory Foods To Add To Your Diet!

Grimly eating food you dislike because it is “healthy” is no way to go through life. Yes, evidence shows that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious diseases in the developed world, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s and many… Continue Reading →

Craving Sweets? Try These Dr. Weil-Approved Healthy Choices

If sweets are your dietary downfall, don’t worry – you don’t have to give up sweets entirely in order to achieve a healthy weight. As with many good things, including foods, moderation is the key to a healthy attitude and… Continue Reading →

Want To Strengthen Your Abs? Try The Full Boat Pose

Yoga can help tone and strengthen all parts of the body, including internal organs. The Full Boat Pose is an abdominal and deep hip flexor and strengthener, requiring you to balance on the tripod formed by your sitting bones and… Continue Reading →

A Healthy Diet To Lower Your Blood Pressure

The DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension), developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, is very well accepted by physicians and nutritionists as a proven method of lowering high blood pressure and as one of the best… Continue Reading →

Want to Eat More Antioxidants? Start With These 15!

Antioxidants help counter oxidative stress and may boost your immune system and decrease your risk of infection. The best source of antioxidant vitamins and minerals is a wholesome, colorful, varied diet that includes plenty of fresh (preferably organic) fruits, vegetables… Continue Reading →

Can Eating Berries Help Prevent Wrinkles? Find Out

This tip is courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging: Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. For more nutrition and health guidance, start your 14-day free trial now! I’ve long recommended eating berries for their health-protective fiber and antioxidants. But… Continue Reading →

Worried About Lung Cancer? Start Eating These 4 Foods

Along with the obvious lifestyle choices – such as not smoking and getting regular physical activity – diet may play a role in preventing or lessening the risk of developing lung cancer. Make the following changes: Add more antioxidants from… Continue Reading →

Worried About Your Blood Sugar Levels? 3 Supplements To Consider

Dr. Weil recommends the following three supplements for people diagnosed with diabetes, or those whose blood sugar or fasting insulin levels are higher than goal ranges. They have been shown to help regulate glucose levels and promote heart health, issues… Continue Reading →

Set Your Day Up For Success: 6 Things To Try

When planning your grocery list for this week’s meals, spend time focusing on the first meal of the day! It’s easy to eat right in the morning: the ideal breakfast should provide one quarter to one third of your day’s protein,… Continue Reading →

4 Tonics To Help Boost Your Energy When Feeling Sluggish

Feeling run-down and stressed-out? Does it seem you always catch whatever is going around? You may want to consider taking a daily tonic. Also known as adaptogens, these nontoxic, plant-based substances help to bolster your body’s natural defenses and increase… Continue Reading →

Feeling Sluggish? Get Energized With Cordyceps

Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) has long been used in China as an energizing tonic for people debilitated by age, illness, or injury. More recently, cordyceps has been used by athletes to help increase endurance. It may help you to overcome general… Continue Reading →

Can Mushrooms Benefit Breast Cancer Patients?

For people with cancer, medicinal mushrooms are one way to help strengthen the body’s defenses. This non-toxic therapy can boost immune function -especially important for people going through radiation or chemotherapy. Four mushrooms I have recommended for their proven anti-cancer and immune-enhancing… Continue Reading →

6 Ways Drinking Enough Water Can Improve Your Health

Want to promote healthy skin and proper digestion? Interested in a natural detoxifier? Water is a basic necessity. The body is more than two-thirds water, and keeping it hydrated is vital. Other reasons to have water as a regular part… Continue Reading →

Are Your Countertops Emitting Radon?

Radon, a carcinogenic natural radioactive element, is an odorless, colorless gas produced by the breakdown of uranium that seeps out of the earth. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about 21,000 lung cancer deaths are caused by radon each year…. Continue Reading →

Got Heartburn? 7 Natural Ways To Address It

This tip is courtesy of the Weil Vitamin Advisor. Visit today for your free supplement recommendation! If you suffer from frequent heartburn – twice a week or more – you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This condition occurs in people… Continue Reading →

6 Reasons You Should Be Eating Blueberries!

Any way you buy them – fresh, frozen or dried – blueberries are packed with nutritional power. If you need reasons beside taste to snack on blueberries, keep these nutrition facts in mind. Blueberries: Provide antioxidants. Anthocyanins, the pigments that make… Continue Reading →

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