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These 8 Foods Will Unclog and Protect Your Arteries

Heart health is not a subject to take lightly. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. An estimated 44 million U.S. women are affected by cardiovascular disease, causing 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. And one of the most common forms of heart disease is coronary artery

5 Strange Reasons You Can’t Sleep

Sometimes the reason you’re tossing and turning at night is clear. Maybe you’re leading a huge meeting the next morning, or you ate a huge meal way too close to bedtime and feel too bloated to lie down. Other times, the culprit for your insomnia isn’t quite as obvious. You hit the gym, had a

10 Signs You May Have a Food Intolerance

“A food intolerance is a digestive problem that results after eating a particular food or food group,” Jim White, RDN, ACSM EX-P, Owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios, tells us. A food intolerance is different than a food allergy in that it doesn’t produce an immune reaction to the specific food or food

The 9 Biggest Food Safety Mistakes You’re Probably Making Every Day

Plenty of the 48 million people who fall victim to foodborne illnesses each year couldn’t have done anything to avoid them. After all, we can only abide by those romaine lettuce recalls for E. coli and egg recalls for Salmonella after the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) reports them. But you wouldn’t believe how many food

These 5 Skin Conditions Get Worse When You’re Stressed

When you’re really effing stressed out about a big project, fighting with your S.O., or going through a major life change, you can at least slap a smile on and no one can see the swirling storm inside, right? Well, not exactly. One of the bonus perks of stress is that it can take it

8 Science-Backed Methods to Treat Depression

Depression is the most common mental illness, with one in eight women experiencing it at some point during their lives, according to the American Psychological Association. But, the APA notes, it’s also one of the most treatable mental illnesses. Prescription antidepressant pills are one of the first things women try—over 70 percent of anti-depressant prescriptions

5 Worst Eye Care Mistakes You’re Making

Honestly, we’re all guilty of at least one or two shady ocular habits. But how bad is it, really, to leave your sunglasses at home on a sunny day, or to hop into the shower with your contact lenses in when you’re pressed for time? The truth is, even actions that seem completely harmless can

What Is Vitamin D Good For? 4 Health Benefits

Vitamin D is one of the essential vitamins your body needs for optimal health. Low levels of the vitamin can put you at greater risk of infection, depression, and even decreased bone health. Nicole Avena, Ph.D. and assistant professor of neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and Kelli McGrane,

10 High-Fiber Foods You Should Be Eating

Thanks to the highly-refined, modern American diet, the average American isn’t getting enough of one of the most important nutrients: fiber. Without a consistent intake of healthy, high-fiber foods in your diet, you’ll experience dips in energy, have difficulty losing weight, and also increase your risk of diabetes and inflammation. Americans should consume 28 grams

7 Tips to Lose Water Weight Fast

Bloating seems to sneak up on you when you planned to wear your snug jeans or a sleek dress. That uncomfortable “it’s hard to button my pants” feeling may be a product of a gastrointestinal problem (thanks, gas), but it can also be caused by a temporary increase in water weight. “We all have weight

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