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How Does the Body Process Alcohol?

By Mo Perry
Here's the nitty-gritty on exactly how your body processes that glass of red wine.
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9 Healthy Holiday Dips and Spreads

By Experience Life Staff
Caramelized onion dip, beet hummus, cashew “chèvre," and more! These nine dips will make holiday entertaining a breeze.
Samantha McKinney

Why Magnesium?

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 14   December 14, 2021

Magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals in the body, impacting how we feel and function every day — yet it’s also the second most common nutrient deficiency behind vitamin D. In this mini episode, Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains magnesium’s far-reaching role in our health and offers tips for making sure our bodies have optimal levels.

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Dr. Marty Makary

A Closer Look at Health Care

With Dr. Marty Makary, MPH
Season 4, Episode 13   December 7, 2021

Our health-care industry can be confusing and difficult to navigate — and it presents challenges when the lifestyle changes that can help manage or prevent illnesses aren’t considered. Marty Makary, MPH, offers a transparent look at the industry and underscores why lifestyle changes are such important factors in the quality of our health.

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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How B Vitamins Can Help Lift Depression

By Henry Emmons, MD
Supplementing with B vitamins can help protect our brains from stress and increase the production of feel-good neurotransmitters. Here's why.
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The Wild World of Fermentation: Q&A With Sandor Katz

By Marco Dregni
The author and "fermentation revivalist" talks about fermented soybeans, turmeric-infused pickles, and living with HIV.
Paul Kriegler

Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 12   November 30, 2021

Intermittent fasting is referred to in various terms — 16:8, alternate-day fasting, 5:2, time-restricted eating. But even if you’re simply just choosing to wait to eat until your first hunger pang, this practice can result in some significant and positive health effects when done thoughtfully. Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT, walks through the different methods of this dietary approach, including the benefits it can provide and guidance for those interested in trying it.

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alternative flour baked goods

How to Bake With Flour Alternatives

By Robin Asbell
These baked goods made with alternative flours are fit for any celebration.
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What Are the Health Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption?

By Mo Perry
Alcohol seems to affect us all differently — and even affect our own bodies differently over time. Here are answers to some of your questions about booze and the body.
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The Joy of Eating

By Experience Life Staff
Small, satisfying food moments can bring big, valuable pleasure to our lives.
A woman and children baking together.

Good Eats for All: How to Navigate the Holidays With Dietary Restrictions

By Julie Dulude
Based on learnings from her own healing journey, best-selling cookbook author Danielle Walker shares tips for enjoying seasonal gatherings when dealing with food intolerances or allergies.
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Our Favorite Sustainable Spices

By Experience Life Staff
High-quality, fair-trade seasonings that make everything taste better.
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The Connection Between Sugar and Cancer Metabolism

By Catherine Guthrie
Sugar is the top food to avoid when it comes to cancer, according to an integrative oncologist at the University of California San Francisco.
Anika Christ

Why Vitamin D?

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 11   November 16, 2021

Vitamin D is the most common micronutrient deficiency — but it’s also one that we can prevent with relative ease. In this mini episode, Anika Christ, RD, CPT, explains why vitamin D is critical to our health, including its role in immunity, and offers ways we can make sure our bodies get optimal levels.

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vegetarian Thanksgiving side dishes

4 Plant-Based Thanksgiving Side Dishes

By Maddie Augustin
Try these veggie side dishes at your next holiday gathering.
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Foods to Eat — and Avoid — During Cancer Treatment

By Catherine Guthrie
Use nutrition to help protect — and fortify — a weakened immune system during cancer treatment.
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4 Foods to Wake Up Taste Buds During Cancer Treatment

By Catherine Guthrie
Nourishing yourself while undergoing treatment can be tricky. These foods might help whet your appetite.
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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.
Brussels sprouts

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Brussels Sprouts

By Kaelyn Riley
Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. When cooked properly, these little crucifers can be delightful.
Katia Smirnov holding a glass

Raising the Bar: Katia Smirnov’s Success Story

By Katia Smirnov
When one woman began investigating ingredients in her food, she found preservatives, chemicals, and hormones she wasn’t expecting. Her decision to prioritize organic whole foods improved her mood, weight, and overall well-being.
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The Story of Spices

By Helen Martineau
Prized as global commodities for centuries, spices are experiencing a renaissance. Our experts explain how to source high-quality, fair-trade products to use in your own kitchen.
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