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7 Natural Treatments of Prediabetes Symptoms

We know that diabetes is a major problem in the U.S., and prediabetes is not less of an issue — but it's also a wakeup call that can jolt someone into action. Prediabetes symptoms may go unnoticed, but the first sign is that you no longer have normal blood sugar levels. A prediabetes diagnosis is…

The 12 Best Fast Casual Restaurants That I Eat At

Maybe you underestimated how long a road trip would take, or you forgot to pack lunch before heading to work in the morning. Whatever the case, you might find yourself strapped for cash and/or time, and forced to stop at a chain restaurant. For those of us who enjoy eating healthy, this used to be…

10 Chain Restaurants You Should Never Eat At

Fast food restaurants get a bad reputation and for good reason — have you seen what's in a chicken nugget? But casual dining chain restaurants often get a free pass from customers. Perhaps it's because there are no drive-thru's and the food doesn't come in a paper bag, but consumers often believe that chain restaurants are a…

16 Vegan Recipes in a Jar

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last year, you've probably come across Mason jar recipes. Mason jars have become all the rage. Whether it's as a crafty-looking container to hold your breakfast or small Mason jar wedding decorations, it seems we can't get away from the things. But when it comes to cooking,…

The Best 7 Food Allergy Alternatives

The prevalence of food allergies continue to rise, affecting approximately 5 percent of children under the age of 5 years old and 4 percent of teens and adults. Food allergies have severe effects on daily life because manifestations can affect several bodily systems, and these responses are caused by a particular individual intolerance that's derived from an immunological…

18 Acorn Squash Recipes

Autumn could be known as squash season. Between butternut squash and pumpkin everything (like this outstanding Pumpkin Spice Latte), ‘tis the season for gourds. One that doesn’t get as much attention is acorn squash. While you can sometimes find it at other times of the year, acorn squash’s peak season is in the fall, from…

Macrobiotic Diet Benefits, Theory and Foods

The meaning of macrobiotic is "great life." (1) As the Kushi Institute — one of the world's leading authorities on the macrobiotic diet — puts it, "This is not simply a 'diet' … macrobiotic recognizes the profound effects food, environment, activities, and attitude all have on our body-mind-emotions." (2) The core concepts central to the macrobiotic…

22 Crockpot Soups and Stew Recipes — Full of Color, Flavor and Nutrition

Soups and stews are one of my favorite parts of colder weather. There's something about a pot of simmering goodness that makes the cold weather feel extra cozy and comforting. But the problem with most soup recipes is that they require quite a bit of time cooking to allow the flavors to meld together. And…

Sick of Kale? Then Try These 25 Kale Recipes!

Because of kale's emergence in the past several years as a superfood and must-have ingredient in cafes throughout the country, the leafy green has become something of a punchline. But trendy or not, the health benefits of kale can't be overstated. It has a whopping 684 percent of your daily recommended value of vitamin K…

What High Triglycerides Mean for Your Heart & How to Lower Triglycerides Naturally

With the growing epidemic of childhood and adult obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, affecting more than 13 million Americans. It's estimated that 31 percent of the U.S population has high triglycerides, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A…