Healthy Eating Through Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Do you love that slice of cake every night after dinner? Those morning muffins? How about those cookies and seemingly harmless pieces of candy you mindlessly enjoy throughout the day? If you're regularly drawn to sweets, try going without them for a few days and see what happens. Are you having headaches, irritability, cravings, and [...]

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Selenium: A Critical Mineral

We don't hear much about selenium, but that doesn't mean it's not important to our health. In fact, while it's a trace mineral -- meaning we only need small amounts of it on a daily basis -- it's critical to our well-being. Not only does selenium protect our cells from free-radical damage, it supports heart [...]

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Nature’s Sweet Herb: Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)

Naturally sweet cinnamon revives our senses with its wonderful aroma and can enhance health with its medicinal properties. Cinnamon was first used in China (2700 B.C.) to treat fever, digestive, and menstrual problems. Indian healers used cinnamon to treat gastrointestinal complaints, as well as sore throat and cough. Today, modern herbalists continue to use the [...]

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Date Paste: The Ultimate All Natural Sweetener

Date paste can be used in baking, as a spread on your favorite cracker, and in chutneys and other recipes. Put your own spin on this recipe: while processing, add in apricots, raisins, dried mango or other fruit. You can also mix raisins or cranberries into the paste after it's processed. Experiment and see what [...]

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Dates: An Ancient Treat for Modern Times

Oddly wrinkled, with a single pit in the center, dates (Phoenix dactylifera) have been a sweet treat for more than 5,000 years. A modern day favorite, the Medjool date made its way from Mesopotamia and, in the 1920's, was introduced into the U.S. when 11 roots were quarantined in Nevada for seven years. Nine plants [...]

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You’re Sweet Enough Without the Added Sugar

Do you enjoy a no-sugar-added soda with dinner every night? What about a low-sugar, high protein ‘nutrition bar' after a workout? At the office, are you mindlessly grazing through the low-sugar or no-sugar added cookies? Do you read food labels to see where on the ingredient list sugars are hidden? If you're regularly drawn to [...]

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