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5 Markers For Every Health-Conscious Person to Know

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Regularly testing for and tracking these markers can provide invaluable insights to the course of your health journey.
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How to Balance Your Blood Sugar

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 5, Episode 12   July 12, 2022

It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. adults have impaired blood-sugar control — and most are unaware until disease diagnosis. This often means missing months or years of opportunities to intervene with lifestyle habits. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains how blood sugar impacts nearly every aspect of our health and walks us through the many things we can do to better control it.

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Does Sweating Change With Age?

By Margret Aldrich
From birth to puberty to perimenopause and menopause in women, sweating changes a lot.
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It’s Not All in Your Head: A Q&A With Author Sarah Ramey

By Julie Dulude
A candid conversation about chronic illness based on one woman’s personal experience of seeking a diagnosis and treatment.
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Why Does My Sweat Stink When I’m Stressed?

By Margret Aldrich
It all comes down to the apocrine glands.
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What Is Homeopathy?

By Mo Perry
Treating mild ailments with homeopathic medicine is becoming more mainstream in U.S. healthcare. Learn how it works, and how to make it part of your own healthcare toolkit.
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Rethinking Nutrition . . . for Real

By Renée Main
After years of quick-fix dieting, the cofounder of the ARORA program finally progressed toward her health goals when she made healthy eating a lifestyle.
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Gardens That Heal: Q&A With Juliet Blankespoor

By Marco Dregni
Herbs like basil, thyme, fennel, mint, and more can be used in cooking — and in herbal medicine.
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17 Types of Seafood to Avoid

By Heidi Wachter
Some fish are high in mercury, overfished, or caught in a way that is harmful for the environment. Here are some seafood to avoid.
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6 of Our Favorite Sunscreens

By Experience Life Staff
Here are some nontoxic sunscreens for a range of skin types.
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How Can I Protect My Hair From Chlorine Damage?

By Jolene Turner
Pro tips for enjoying summertime dips without harmful effects on your hair.
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How to Use Tea-Tree Oil

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
This antiseptic and antifungal essential oil has several applications. Discover a few ideas for your home and body.
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Do Environmental Toxins Play a Role in Food Reactivity?

By Mo Perry
Glyphosate, which is used in the herbicide Roundup, and mercury in fish can contribute to leaky gut.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Hops Help Ease Insomnia?

By Henry Emmons, MD
This plant can ease anxiety and insomnia — especially sleeplessness related to nervous tension.
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Low-Fat Diets Linked to Low Testosterone

By Craig Cox
Higher-fat diets are associated with higher levels of testosterone, according to three small studies.
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What Is the Skin Microbiome?

By Mo Perry
Turns out our skin has as many microbes as our gut. Here's why that matters for health.
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Do the Chemicals in Single-Serve Coffee Pods Disrupt Hormones?

By Marco Dregni
A recent study looked at estrogenic chemicals in pod- brewed coffee. Here's what it found out.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here's how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.
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7 Tips on Eating for Trauma Recovery

By Jessie Sholl
Cutting back on caffeine, eating magnesium-rich foods, and more can help support you while you are healing from chronic stress.
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How to Improve Vagal Tone

By Catherine Guthrie
Getting a massage, chanting, breathing deeply, and taking a cold shower can all help stimulate your vagus nerve.
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