Does Coffee Break an Intermittent Fast?

Does Coffee Break an Intermittent Fast?

This has got to be one of the most frequent questions I see: “Does coffee break a fast?” Let’s answer. To begin with, I’ll make the case that you shouldn’t worry too much about this stuff. That you’re even willing and able to go without a meal or snack for 12-24 hours places you in rarefied company. That’s 95th percentile stuff. ...

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9 Ways to Use Art to Practice Self-Care

7 Ways to Stop Time

For artist Stephanie Medford self-care is vital. And it’s much more than manicures, massages and bubble baths. For Medford, who struggles with anxiety, self-care is getting over 8 hours of sleep each night. It’s meditating. It’s moving her body and being in nature. It’s also art. In fact, art is the foundation of her self-care. “I have always had a ...

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Are Ticks Winning?

Are Ticks Winning?

By Dr. Mercola Ticks are widespread throughout the U.S., and while bites can be harmless they also hold the potential to transmit serious diseases. Lyme disease — which is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria spread through the bite of blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) and western blacklegged ticks — is thought to affect more than 300,000 Americans annually.1 ...

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HIIT the trail workout

The North Face workout clothes from Zappos review

This post is sponsored by Zappos. Hi friends! Hope you’re having a lovely morning. Now that spring is officially here, we’ve been spending even more time outside. The girls play in the backyard for hours every day, we’re finally walking the dogs on a regular basis again, and the fresh air has been amazing. With the warmer weather, I’ve been ...

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Farmed Salmon Contaminated With Synthetic Tire Chemical

Farmed Salmon Contaminated With Synthetic Tire Chemical

By Dr. Mercola Do you buy farmed salmon in the belief that it’s the environmentally responsible thing to do? Think again. Fish farms are the water-based equivalents of land-based concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and as such they create the same, if not worse, environmental concerns. Since the salmon pens are placed along wild salmon runs, they pose a severe ...

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Strawberries Still the Dirtiest of the 'Dirty Dozen'

Strawberries Still the Dirtiest of the 'Dirty Dozen'

By Dr. Mercola Fresh produce, whether organic or conventionally grown, is one of the healthiest food choices you can make. Organic produce gains an edge, however, because it tends to be more nutritious, tastes better and, importantly, does not contain pesticide residues like conventional produce does. In fact, the No. 1 reason people go organic is to avoid pesticides and ...

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What is Collagen Good For, Really?

What is Collagen Good For, Really?

Until recently, a collagen supplement was something that you’d put on your body, not in it. For decades, people have used collagen topically in anti-aging creams. But recently there’s been a spike in collagen everything: pills and powders, whey-collagen supplement combos, bone broth, and other collagen-infused products. Why the surge? Collagen comes with some lofty health claims. Some suggest that ...

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3 ways to help get more children immunized

3 ways to help get more children immunized

Follow me on Twitter @drClaire There is much to celebrate during National Infant Immunization Week this year. More than 90% of children 19 to 35 months have received all the recommended doses of vaccines for their age against polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, and hepatitis B — and more than 80% have received all the recommended protection against diphtheria, ...

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The Best Way to Effect Change

can we ever really change

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer When something’s not right and you want it to change, there are several ways to go about it. No doubt you want to tailor your actions, so they reflect the best way to effect change. While taking the initiative and acting may ...

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