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STORY AT-A-GLANCE Growing spinach in your garden, containers or indoors is easier when you provide the plants with well-drained soil, mulch to retain moisture and a rich source of organic fertilizer, as the fast-growing plant is also a heavy feeder Spread the plants 6 to 8 inches apart if you…
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Research shows that of 45 fruit juices tested by Consumer Reports, nearly half of them contained elevated levels of heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium and lead While these substances are found naturally in the environment, many of them found in food came from soil or water contaminated by…
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Four nutrients known to offer powerful protection during cold and flu season are vitamins C and D, zinc and beta glucans. These can also be used acutely if you feel like you’re coming down with a cold or flu Research supports the use of vitamin C during a…
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Chai refers to the Sanskrit and Hindi word for “tea,” so saying “chai tea” is redundant A fragrant and sweet tea, chai, or masala chai as it’s called in India, is made of a combination of black tea, milk, ginger and other spices By Dr. Mercola If you…
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Studies indicate that people who eat as little as a quarter-teaspoon of garlic powder per day appear to have less aortic stiffness, which is good for anyone wanting to avoid cardiovascular problems such as stroke One expert notes that the “antiplatelet aggregation” activity of garlic, as well as…
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Fiber’s benefits extend far beyond your digestive tract to offer bodywide benefits — even in your brain A high-fiber diet may help stave off chronic systemic inflammation in your brain, a hallmark of aging linked to cognitive decline In an animal study, a high-fiber diet reduced inflammation in…
By Dr. Mercola Durian fruit is not noted for having a particularly appealing fragrance, but it its many beneficial attributes have earned it the “King of Tropical Fruit” title. Coming from one of the 30 recognized Durio species (at least nine of which produce edible fruit), durian is popular both…
Story at-a-glance Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), a condition you may face when taking up a new type or intensity of exercise, is a bodily response that can be addressed through diet The best recovery foods to eat after an intense workout are raw, organic whole foods containing healthy amounts…
Story at-a-glance If you’ve been working out for any length of time or simply follow the trends in exercise, you know there is no shortage of conflicting and confusing advice; it can be a struggle to separate fitness fact from fiction Some of the common myths around exercise include the…
Story at-a-glance Over 300 joints in your body make moving easier and more fluid, but the rising tide of technology has increased the number of hours people spend sitting each day You can’t out-exercise the number of hours you sit at work, in the car and in front of the…
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