Tips for Choosing a Natural Mattress & Bedding

There are many key components to healthy living: exercise and staying active, drinking purified water, eating a whole-food diet, reducing sugar, getting the right amount of sun exposure, and proper sleep. Though we may incorporate many of these preventive health strategies into our wellness routine, we might not always consider our sleep environment, which is […]

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Yogurt: What’s Healthy & What’s Not

Yogurt often tops the list as a natural food that packs a lot of nutritional value. When produced in its simplest form, which is fermenting good bacteria with milk, yogurt is a great source of protein, B vitamins, calcium, and probiotics (mostly Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, which are both required to make a true […]

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What’s the Healthiest Sweetener?

There are essentially two kinds of sugars in the foods we eat: naturally occurring sugar (for example, fructose in fruit and lactose in milk) and added sugars. The American Heart Association defines added sugar as “any sugars or caloric sweeteners that are added to foods or beverages during processing or preparation.” Processed foods, sugar-sweetened drinks (soda, juice, […]

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Why Choose a Natural Deodorant?

Clean eating and adequate exercise are both essential cornerstones for optimal health but equally important is the use of natural health and beauty products that are free of toxins and harsh drying agents. Because the personal care industry in the United States is largely unregulated — beauty companies do not have to adhere to many […]

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The Healthy Approach to Smartphone Use

Why We Love Our Smartphones Not long ago our digital world consisted of multiple devices: a cell phone; camera; the iPod for music; a desktop or laptop for email, organizing calendars, and searching the web. Then the smartphone arrived. It combined all of these tech elements into one small device, thus providing an ultra convenient […]

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The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

In the United States alone, there are millions of yoga devotees and for good reason. However, there is another relaxation practice that provides as many mind-and-body health benefits as yoga and is also low-impact. To better understand this practice called Tai Chi Chuan (also commonly called Tai Chi), it’s helpful to start with yoga. Though […]

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Edible Austin Interviews Dr. Jeremy Wiseman: “The Doctor Will Feed You Now”

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what happens when the doctor is the one selling the apples? As far as Dr. Jeremy Wiseman is concerned, the patient is better off for it. Every week, Wiseman Family Practice delivers healthful foods—to patients and non-patients alike—from nearby farms such as Richardson Farms, Johnson’s Backyard […]

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Minimalism: A Healthy Approach to Living

Minimalist Living. It’s a concept and phrase that receives a lot of attention but also brings about a fair amount of confusion. Does it mean giving away most of your worldly possessions or creating empty spaces in your home with clean lines and soft, muted colors? It might to some and that’s OK. However, the […]

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