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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Organic Buck

Posted 04-03-2014 at 02:02 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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A NPR poll found that 58 percent of Americans would prefer to eat organic over conventional foods, but that cost is a big inhibitor. Consumers may pay up to twice as much for organic foods and not even receive the all-natural product they had hoped for—as long as the product contains 70 percent organic ingredients, it can be labeled as such; this means that the remaining 30 percent may contain synthetic preservatives, dyes and other additives.

Given this, you may...
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Eat These Foods for Better Vision

Posted 03-27-2014 at 03:23 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Sight is one of five valuable senses. While not everyone is going to have perfect 20/20 vision, eyesight is crucial to everything that takes place in our life. From how you assess safety and recognize faces, to understanding non-verbal cues, avoiding danger and learning, your vision shapes your world.

It's natural for your vision to start to deteriorate as you age or become exposed to certain environmental factors. It may also degrade because of genetics. This may...
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6 Ways to Improve Your Skin

Posted 03-26-2014 at 02:44 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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It's easy to dismiss your skin as being as important as your internal body, but the truth is your skin acts as a protective barrier, which is why it needs your care and attention to stay healthy so that it can do its job. The top complaints from people who avoid a daily skin care regimen is that it is complicated and time-consuming. Taking care of your skin doesn't have to be; the process can be simplified.

Here are some easy ways to improve the health of your...
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Spring Forward with These Diet Tips

Posted 03-19-2014 at 07:12 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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We tend to consume more fatty foods and carbohydrates during the winter. Part of the reason is that these foods have a lot of the calories we need to keep us warm during cold temperatures; the other reason is that it just feels good to eat them.

Starchy foods, like potatoes, help you release a brain chemical called serotonin. Serotonin moderates your mood and keeps you from reenacting the bathroom scene from "The Shining" when cabin fever hits after three solid...
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Tips to Improve Your Brain Health

Posted 03-06-2014 at 03:41 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Your brain function probably isn't your highest priority, with so many other things to think about. However, according to experts, it should be in your personal top 10. Why? Your brain is the command center of your entire body. If your brain starts to deteriorate, your body function will inevitably follow. Thousands of chemical reactions take place in your brain every second. It needs to stay sharp and clear so you can get on with your life.

Even though your brain...
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