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6 Tips for Sourcing High-Quality, Fair-Trade Spices

By Helen Martineau
If you want to buy fresh seasonings grown by farmers who are treated fairly, keep these suggestions in mind.
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The Benefits of Alkaline Water

By Courtney Helgoe
Research suggests alkaline water may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and moderate the effects of diabetes.
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Eating Well During Cancer Care

By Catherine Guthrie
Integrative cancer experts offer ways to nourish yourself when food seems less appealing.
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How to Lower Grilled Meat’s Cancer Risk

By Catherine Guthrie
Adding onions and garlic to a meat marinade may offset the risks of heterocyclic amines.
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What You Need to Know About Alliums

By Catherine Guthrie
What is an allium — and why do you need to eat more of them? Read on for the benefits of onions, garlic, leeks, and more.
coffee beans, chocolate, and other caffeine products

How Much Caffeine Is In That?

By Laine Bergeson Becco
The amount of caffeine in some of our favorite foods and drinks varies greatly.
Three glass bottles of water infused with fruit and herbs.

3 Ways to Get Hydrated — That Aren’t Plain Water

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Try one of these three creative ways to boost your body’s hydration levels.
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How Much Caffeine Is Right for Me?

By Laine Bergeson Becco
To figure out how much caffeine — if any — is OK for you, try eliminating it for a couple of weeks and then reintroducing it.
Paul Kriegler

Why Hydration?

With Paul Kriegler, RD
Season 4, Episode 2   September 14, 2021

Our bodies are 70 percent water, so maintaining a healthy body starts with sustaining healthy hydration habits. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why proper hydration is so essential for our health and how we can make sure we’re optimizing our water intake.

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How Does Caffeine Really Affect Your Health?

By Laine Bergeson Becco
Your questions about this common stimulant, answered.
a cup of hot green tea

Green-Tea Lovers May Live Longer

By Craig Cox
Drinking green tea at least three times a week is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, according to recent research.
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Can Regenerative Agriculture Save Us?

By Elizabeth Millard
Why nourishing topsoil, raising healthier animals, and growing more nutrient-dense crops and produce is critical to the future of food — and the planet.
An illustration of a man running away from different foods, including a banana, broccoli, strawberry, and spinach.

Why Nutrition-Only Programs Rarely Work

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Looking for transformational results? Learn why nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle all play a pivotal and connected role.
Cliff Edberg

Fueling for Your Workouts

With Cliff Edberg, RD, Master Trainer
Season 3, Episode 14   June 29, 2021

Fueling for workouts can be tricky: How we do it depends on a lot of individual factors, and it can take time to learn what does or does not work for us. Cliff Edberg, RD, Master Trainer at Life Time, breaks down what we need to know about pre- and post-workout nutrition, and offers general guidelines we can start with to then hone in on what’s best for us.

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Can People With Thyroid Conditions Eat Cruciferous Vegetables?

By Mo Perry
Cooking and fermenting the veggies — and making sure you have adequate iodine — might be the key.
breakfast sandwiches

Should You Eat Saturated Fats?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Here are five things to consider.
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Should You Cook Cruciferous Vegetables?

By Mo Perry
The answer depends on how strong your digestion is, say some experts.
an assortment of cruciferous veggies and radishes

The Power of Cruciferous Vegetables

By Mo Perry
Cauliflower, kale, and other crucifers are some of the most nutritionally potent foods out there. But, how do they affect digestion and thyroid function?
a close up of parsley

Why Parsley Is More Than a Garnish

By Karen Olson
Parsley packs a powerful nutritional punch. Here are five ways to use it.
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