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    A Survival Toolkit for a Very Merry Holiday Season

    Just in time for seasonal stress, help arrives from Dr. Doni, a naturopathic doctor and author of The Stress Remedy.

    Here, she offers five step-by-step approaches to diet, rest, exercise, and more to help people tap into a well of energy and vitality in their own lives and effectively manage holiday stress.

     
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    7 Ways to Hack Your Holidays

    Fact: The holidays are approaching, which means many of us will indulge, skip workouts, be stressed, and gain weight during this jolly season.

    Also fact: You don’t have to be one of those people.

    These easy holiday hacks from author and nutritionist Jennifer Cassetta will help you make the most of this most wonderful time of the year.

     
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    Sugar Overload: Q&A with "10 Cokes a Day" Experimenter George Prior

    You've probably heard of George Prior's "10 Cokes a Day" experiment by now—the news went viral, detailing one man's determination to drink 10 cans of Coke every day for 30 days. If you're asking "Why?" the short answer is this: "To raise awareness about how much sugar you drink every day, and to remind you how unhealthy it is."

    Click here to read what he has to say about excessive sugar consumption—and why we all need to cut back. Spoiler alert: You may be eating and drinking more than you think.

     
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    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa)

    If you feel more overwhelmed than overjoyed by the arrival of the winter holidays, you’re not alone.

    Intuitive psychologist Susan Apollon shares significant insights and easy tips to help you fight seasonal dread and have a holly-jolly holiday instead.

     
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    Holiday Baking Guide

    It's time for our annual roundup of holiday treats! This year, we're featuring recipes that use less sugar or sugar substitutes--some of our favorites include Swerve, SugarVida, and In The Raw Sugar and Monk Fruit.

    Find our latest collection of recipes here.

     

     
  • Guest Blogger
    Looking to indulge in some chocolate goodies this holiday season? Seventh-generation cacao farmer Joseph Montgomery reminds us to be smart when choosing our treats. He partners with small farmers in South America to harvest all-natural, non-GMO cacao to create Suavva, juicy superfood smoothies that feature cacao as the main ingredient. Before deciding what to treats to eat this season, consider the different health factors of cacao, cocoa, and chocolate.  We have all seen, heard, or read something about cacao being a superfood laden with health benefits. But what’s the difference between cacao beans, cocoa, and chocolate?...
  • Naturally Healthy
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    My blog this month has very little to do with health. Rather I am fascinated by how much influence Thanksgiving has on our American culture. I am not talking about the economic impact of black Friday kicking off the holiday shopping season, I am talking about Thanksgiving. According to the US Census bureau over 230 million turkeys will be raised in the US in 2014, with about 20% of them consumed on Thanksgiving. Over 850 million pounds of cranberries will be produced in 2014, with about 20% of them consumed on Thanksgiving. Nearly 2.5 billion pounds of sweet potatoes will be grown in the US in 2014, this growing superfood is a staple for...
  • Sam I Am
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    Every year, many Americans fill their homes with the savory smells of a roasted turkey, yams, green beans, stuffing—and I haven’t even gotten to the pie. But when you’re walking up and down the aisles of the grocery store trying to select which products will best suit you and your family, do you stop at the sight of a USDA-Certified Organic label? Or do you go straight for the 15-pounder priced at $12.99? You may be asking yourself if it’s worth it to buy an organic or free-range turkey, or organic produce, so I’m here to tell you: it is. Let me explain. Although an organic, free-range turkey can often be more...
  • The Natural Suite
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    Last month, I shared a circuit routine to tone your chest, butt, and core. To shake things up, I’ve created a total-body toning routine that incorporates both cardio and strength-training supersets—in three separate circuits—because I know you didn’t have just one piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, and because of course you had to have a second helping of sweet potatoes. Disclaimer: I’m not judging, I’m just glad I’m not the only one experiencing this well-deserved food coma. Although I performed this routine on Tuesday—as part of the holiday prep, if you will—it’s also a great...
 
 
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