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More Government Advice for Healthy Eating – Do We Care?

Starting in 1980, two government agencies – the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) – have periodically released new recommendations based on their latest findings, which over the years has lead to well-known icons like the Food Pyramid (1992), MyPyramid (2005), and MyPlate (2011). 2015 is the next due date. But despite all these efforts, obesity rates and related health problems have soared in this country and elsewhere, and don’t seem to abate any time soon.

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Is Your Food Giving You Headaches?

More than ten out of a hundred people suffer from migraines, debilitating headaches that can cause blinding, throbbing pain, lasting from a few hours to several days. If you’ve ever had one, you know they are nothing like ordinary headaches. Unfortunately, I am myself one of these migraine sufferers.

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Matters of the Heart


Dietary Guidelines to Better Address Environmental Concerns

An advisory panel to the USDA is scheduled to submit new recommendations that not only address healthier diet choices but also concerns about costs to the environment. According to press reports, an early draft of the recommendations suggested that reducing animal-based food intake in favor of greater plant-based food consumption would not only be healthier for consumers but also the environment and would be more sustainable than currently prevailing diet patterns.

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Tips for Kickstarting a Healthy New Year

New Year’s resolutions are a time to set new goals for a healthier you. Whether you are resolved to achieve a healthy weight, boost your immune system, fight inflammation, live a more peaceful life, get in touch with your environment, or simply feel and look better, the answer to all of the above is simple: Power up on a plant-based diet strategy!

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Choosing the Right Exercise as We Grow Older

Like it or not, everyone gets older, day by day. As a regular fitness exerciser or athlete, you might wonder how aging impacts your performance, and what you can do to retain your youthful vigor. The following information can help you chart a healthy course into a long and healthy future.

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