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4/26/2010
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reviews the importance of fat and its crucial role in the body. Stephanie explains why trans fats are toxic, why saturated fats are necessary and why low-fat diets don't work.
6/17/2009
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
6/7/2012
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
2/10/2011
A proper diet is crucial in promoting good heart health—so make sure you’re eating the right stuff! These seven foods are loaded with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants to protect your heart.
8/3/2010
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
10/14/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
7/19/2011
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
6/10/2010
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz looks for green Father’s Day gifts any dad would love.
6/6/2012
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
8/12/2010
Eating a proper diet will help your body get rid of excess estrogen, the culprit behind PMS symptoms. Prevent cramps, bloating, fatigue and mood swings by incorporating these five foods into your diet.
4/4/2012
New research suggests lowering blood pressure may be as easy as eating foods with isoflavones.
6/1/2011
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
6/15/2009
Give your dad an herbal-themed gift basket this Father’s Day.
6/21/2011
There's a new graphic in town ready to help you with your dietary needs and help you craft each healthy and delicious meal you put on your plate.
7/26/2011
Avocado, the main ingredient in guacamole, contains many vitamins and minerals that do a body good.
6/24/2013
Sort through all the hype over dietary fat with this Fit Fat Guide from Dr. Christopher Mohr.
9/23/2013
Guest blogger Char Scace shares her low-carb pumpkin pie recipe to make getting through the holiday season on a low-carb diet a little easier.
4/11/2012
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
6/22/2010
Refresh the exterior of your house with a coat of YOLO Colorhouse paint inspired by the landscape around it.
5/6/2011
A new study shows that low-sodium diets may increase risk of heart-related problems for some people.
7/17/2009
Soba noodles and sesame oil are both high in nutrients that lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making this recipe a must eat.
11/23/2010
Express yourself by decorating a blank wall with eco-friendly wall treatments and low-VOC paints.
9/7/2010
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
7/14/2010
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
1/25/2012
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
8/19/2010
Weeds may be a pain to pull, but some weeds are edible—and good for your health! Try eating purslane. This weed is full of healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
6/23/2011
Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, oatmeal offers many health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
9/12/2011
Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
3/9/2011
A new study shows that olive leaf extract may lower blood pressure.
7/5/2011
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
8/20/2010
A recent study found that consuming dairy products with the probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri can help reduce abdominal fat in overweight people.
10/26/2010
Sleeping fewer than seven hours a night will cause your body to hold onto fat and lose muscle mass, but sleeping for a full night will help your body to burn fat.
6/30/2011
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
9/21/2010
The Corn Refiners Association is lobbying the Food and Drug Administration to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup on food labels to corn sugar.
11/19/2010
BuildingGreen’s 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products list includes a low-flow toilet, composite decking, a high-performing wall system and other products that conserve energy and resources.
3/15/2011
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
4/16/2012
Here Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses her southern facing 17 inch deep window sills to grow seedlings. She also notes that their electrical bill for February in the furnace free home was only $11 -- $8 of which was service fees.
10/13/2011
Jessica features Dan Phillips, Phoenix Commotion founder and builder of fascinating houses built with reclaimed materials, as the first in her Throwback Thursdays series.
10/19/2011
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
4/10/2012
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
2/17/2011
Guest blogger Kim Wallace finds four shades of turquoise for her living room accent wall from Olympic Paint and Stain’s “Colors of Inspiration” paint color swatch booklet, which is filled with 1,200 zero-VOC interior paint colors.
6/12/2008
Jessica gives an update on her townhouse greening: a recycling center, cardboard art, and upgraded lighting and bathroom fixtures.
9/16/2014
Omega-3s are important to brain health, reduce inflammation and are essential to reducing risk of chronic diseases. Boost your intake of this essential nutrient by turning to these good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
7/19/2013
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
10/28/2010
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
3/13/2012
Chia seeds are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, protein and vitamins and minerals. Discover the health benefits of chia seeds!
6/23/2011
New research is suggesting that a mere single serving of fatty food per day could have major health implications in the long run.
7/28/2011
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
6/21/2012
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
4/13/2012
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
8/6/2012
Hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to some studies. Make this delicious hibiscus tea recipe to better your health.
10/13/2011
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, walnuts provide an array of impressive health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
7/7/2011
A new study may have found out why it's impossible to just eat one potato chip.
6/16/2010
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
8/17/2010
Banish bad moods by eating right, exercising and changing your daily habits. Follow these five steps to improve your mood!
10/24/2011
Vitamin D promotes good bone, immune system and mental health. Want to boost your intake of this essential nutrient? Add these good sources of vitamin D to your diet!
8/2/2011
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
11/7/2012
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
3/21/2012
Sodas cause abnormal weight gain and are laced with unpleasant ingredients like brominated vegetable oil and BPA. Need a reason to stop drinking soda? We’ll give you six.
10/19/2010
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
7/29/2009
For a quick (and inexpensive) burst of color, nothing beats painting the walls. Here’s why it’s worthwhile to make the paint you use low-VOC.
5/3/2010
Bathing suit season approaches! Guest blogger Stephanie Small goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May. 
10/1/2014
Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.
1/10/2012
Fish oil supplements are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which do an amazing array of wonders for the body. Just check out these health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids!
10/16/2012
Protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts with these foods for eye health.
2/22/2012
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
12/3/2010
Omega-3 supplements, one component of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program's natural approach to treating depression, can help relieve symptoms of depression.
1/31/2011
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
2/17/2011
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.


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