Magnesium — One of the Most Important Nutrients for Heart Health

magnesium for heart health
High cholesterol isn't your heart's worst enemy, this is. In fact, it's the single greatest predictor of heart disease and odds are you're deficient - leading to inflammation, which hardens your arteries and makes your blood pressure soar.

What Makes Mustard Spicy?

Two popular condiments for a spicy kick are mustard and horseradish. Everyone has their own preferences for the heat quotient in these pungent, plant-based foods. If you've ever wondered where the 'zing' comes from, what compounds contribute to their nutritional value or how to make your own, you can get it here.

Why This Meat Is so Healthy

Why This Meat Is so Healthy
Grass fed meat is the healthiest and safest meat you can consume, and sales of it continue to rise. In 2011, cattle ranchers in Texas — raising cows exclusively fed grass - attributed regenerative agriculture practices to helping them survive an intense multiyear drought and affirms that taking care of soil is the best way to safeguard animal and human health and well-being.

Weekly Health Quiz: Plants, Pollution and Digestion

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Take this week's quiz to see how well you remember what you read on last week.

How the TB12 Method Can Help You Achieve Sustained Peak Performance at Any Age

How the TB12 Method Can Help You Achieve Peak Performance at Any Age
This deep muscle work, named after a famous quarterback, can help allow you to maintain more youthful muscles that may be less prone to injury. Improves your muscle pump function, primes your brain and retrains your body. Used by 85- and 87-year-olds to ride the Tour de France circuit on bikes - then they topped it off with a scuba diving expedition.

How Long Does It Actually Take to Bake Chicken?

woman pulling chicken out of oven
If you're planning to bake chicken for lunch or dinner, you have to make sure that you cook it thoroughly to avoid foodborne diseases. Find out how long you should bake chicken to ensure that it's safe for consumption, without losing its juices and flavor.

The Motivation Factor

The Motivation Factor
Back in 1960, JFK challenged us to do more of this. And for good reason - it increases levels of norepinephrine and endorphins, which lowers stress and boosts your mood. Also enhances brain plasticity, facilitating memory and learning. Are you getting enough?

Do Your Moles Ever Go Away?

birthmark mole
Moles are usually acquired during childhood and early adulthood. Some may disappear as a result of disease. I'll share how the sun factors into the development of skin disease and strategies to reduce your risk.

How to Grow Sage

How to Grow Sage
Though it's easy to cultivate and a terrific flavor enhancer, it'll be the rare doctor indeed who'll advocate this as a way to boost your brainpower, control your blood sugar, calm acne or suppress inflammation. But this holiday favorite does all that and more. So enjoy it all year.

Start Your Parsley Plants Indoors

Start Your Parsley Plants Indoors
More than just an attractive garnish or breath freshener, parsley is a nutritional powerhouse known to act as a diuretic and to build strong bones, reduce inflammation and boost your immunity. Given the right growing conditions, you can easily cultivate this versatile herb indoors or out. Because it is a slow germinator, you'll achieve the best results by starting your parsley plants indoors.
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