Dieting and the Drive for Thinness

Dieting and weight control strategies reflect how dissatisfied an individual is with her or his own body size and shape. Besides being associated with the onset of eating disorders, these behaviors alone can be dangerous to one’s health. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner (Collins, 1991). In elementary school fewer than 25%…

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How To Make Plant-Based Meals

You’ve heard it before, but it’s something that most of us can’t argue with: eat fruits and vegetables. It’s the soundest nutritional advice that doesn’t require a fancy dietary approach or book to follow. Eating fruits and vegetables helps ward off chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. That said, there’s emerging research about…

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Detox Benefits

Under the right circumstances detoxing can help you in several ways. The top 10 advantages to following a detox program are

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How Curry Can Kill Cancer Cells

It is estimated that the human body consists of ten or so trillion cells. Almost all of these cells get turned over within approximately 100 days. That means we’re like a new person every three months. We reinvent ourselves physically. And since we’re physically made of air, water, and food—those are essentially the only inputs—we…

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Four Ways to Transform Anxiety into Inspiration

Simplify your life: Don’t stress about things you can’t control. Let things come together on their own. Write everything down: Holding too many ideas and plans in one’s head can cause anxiety. A very simple remedy is to record all your ideas, dates, and schedules so that you free up your memory. Learn to relax: The anxious…

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