Author: Marita Schauch

Healthy Fats In Nutrition

Remember the 1990s, when super-low-fat diets were all the rage? People avoided cheese like the plague. Even avocados got a bad rap! And on store shelves everywhere, low-fat versions of processed foods were elbowing out the full-fat offerings. Well, it turns out that it was just another in a long series of fad diets, another pendulum swing in eating habits based on very misguided information. They told us that all fat – all four kinds found in a typical diet – was bad: Saturated fats, from animal fat and tropical oils, such as coconut oil Monounsaturated fat, such as...

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Is Your Beauty Routine Toxic?

You roll out of bed and hit the shower. You wash with gel, scrub both shampoo and conditioner into your hair, and afterward, apply anti-perspirant. Then, dismayed by the wet hair and the tired-looking face you see in the mirror, you put “product” in your hair before drying it, and begin applying your makeup. Concealer comes first, of course, then foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick. Whew, that looks better! If there’s time, you might even do a quick touch-up of your chipped nail and toe polish, letting it dry while you drink your coffee. After work that night,...

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The Highs and Lows of Depression

BEATING THE BLUES: Don’t Suffer, Supplement! Signs of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood Loss of interest or pleasure in activities, including sex Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, and pessimism Sleeping too much or too little, early-morning waking Source WebMD Modern life has its ups and downs and will always be filled with joy and sadness. It’s natural to experience these highs and lows, but if you’re consistently feeling sad or have lost interest in the things you love this may be an indication that there is an underlying imbalance that needs...

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