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Nutritional Trends and their Dangers

Oh so many fad diets out there, that I don’t know which to pick for this article. Many people are in a hurry to...

Buttery Garlic Roast Chicken

Anyone who loves butter and garlic (and who doesn’t!?) will adore this Garlic Butter Roast Chicken recipe!A whole chicken is smothered with an easy...

Time to Get a Little Stricter…

My Doc had me do some follow-up blood work. Last June all my “lipid panel” results had been great. Since then, pretty much all...

Mediterranean Spicy Lentil Soup with Spinach

If you ever thought lentils were bland or boring, the flavors in this easy lentil soup recipe will surprise you in a big way!...

Vitamin D Absorption In The Gut Is *Not* Guaranteed: 4 Tips To Help

When we discuss the gut, we're primarily talking about the small intestine, where 90% of food is absorbed. The quality of health in the...

How To Find Emotional Clarity Under The First Full Moon Of 2022

How secure do you feel in the world? Cancer is connected to the fourth house of home, family, and foundations and is anchored at the very...

Can You Get Vitamin D From Vegetables? Uh, It’s Complicated — Here’s Why

Usually when people talk about getting all of the essential vitamins and nutrients, they simply advise you to eat more veggies! And while vegetables...

Guess What? Your Lips Lose Color As You Age — But Here’s What You...

First, a little lip anatomy: Your lips are composed of two parts—the cutaneous lip and the mucosal lip, which includes the vermilion (aka, what's...

How Can I Tell If My Multivitamin Is “Complete” & Why Does It Matter?

During an episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, mbg director of scientific affairs Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN, advises caution when reading "complete" on supplement...

Are There Particular Vitamin D Benefits For Men? Experts Explain

If you're sold on all of the incredible vitamin D benefits for men we've outlined, it's time to talk about supplementation. There are a...

The Only (& We Mean Only) Gut-Friendly Grocery List You’ll Ever Need

According to registered dietitian Ella Davar, R.D., CDN, non-starchy vegetables are high in nutrients and gut-healthy fiber, which helps support digestion.* "The bioactive compound...

Does Your Hair Have Too Much Protein? This Is A Surefire Sign

Again, your hair is made up of amino acid chains (the building blocks of the protein keratin), and when they become brittle—by heat styling,...

A Naturopathic Physician & Gut Health Expert’s Go-To Mineral Rich Broth

Note: You can also make this broth in a slow cooker. Cook it on low for about 2 hours. To make a smaller amount...

Drinking Alcohol Makes It Easier To Fall Asleep: True Or False?

"A lot of people think that alcohol helps them sleep, and in fact, it does help us fall asleep faster," Nishi Bhopal, M.D., a psychiatrist...

Dreaming About A Wedding Or Marriage? 6 Surprising Interpretations

Whether you've been dreaming about a wedding dress, or a mystery groom at the altar, the most important thing you can do is figure...

Always Reach For Chia Seeds Over Flax? You Might Be Missing Out On This...

Chia seeds can be consumed whole or ground, says Rose. When whole, they provide a welcoming crunch to boost satiety and work well in parfaits,...

So, You’re Looking For The Perfect Sugar Substitute … Here’s What You Need To...

We're guessing everyone likes the sound of a sugar substitute, but it's hard to know where to start. How do we know which alternatives...

Are These 3 Sneaky Habits Secretly Sabotaging Your Mental Health?

Berzin believes that alcohol can be a part of a balanced lifestyle (we would agree), but in terms of mental wellness, it's important to...

What Exactly Is Trust? Brené Brown Says There Are 7 Components

And last but not least, we have G for generosity. Everybody is going to make mistakes, including the people you trust. When someone does...

3 Nonnegotiable Tips For Supporting Gut & Immune Health, From An MD

According to integrative medicine doctor and mbg Collective member Amy Shah, M.D., "The gut and the immune system are completely intertwined. 70% of...

Did You Know This Sneaky Habit Can Potentially Cause Wrinkles?

Laughing, smiling, frowning—these expressions can all leave their mark. Now, it's not necessarily the movement that's the problem—creases and lines are part of a...

I Study Centenarians & These Are My Top 6 Foods To Slow Down Aging

As for the No. 1 spot, it's avocados for Sinclair: "If I could only eat one food, it would probably be avocados," he states...

Found: A Cute Houseplant That Can Actually Survive In A Dark Room

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema) plants are native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, explains Lindsay Pangborn, a gardening expert at Bloomscape. "These plants evolved...

Do You Know How Much Collagen Your Skin Will Lose This Year?

How much collagen you lose annually is influenced by several factors, most notably your age: Starting in your mid-to-late 20s, the balance between how...

Benefits of Functional Strength Training

Strength Training Strength training has been debated in the field of body conditioning and muscle strengthening for the longest time. The main reasons for this...

Plan Your Way to A Better Body

Getting in shape, toning or losing weight can often be a daunting task. Which is why, in order to achieve the desired results and...

Introduction to Body Sculpting 

Sculpting can be referred to as another way for toning which means getting the body in better shape.The Benefits of SculptingBody sculpting exercises are...

The Basics of Healthy Eating

Healthy eating generally includes foods rich in nutrition. These include lean proteins, whole grain foods, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables. Following a healthy eating...

Why You Will Never Go Hungry Again 

Hunger is the devious factor that often tends to ruin most diets. While one might be able to handle the famished feelings for a...

Yoga Teacher Training Standards

The Yoga Alliance (YA) and the Registered Yoga School (RYS) systems are an attempt to guarantee high quality education for yoga teachers. Graduating from...

New Formate post

New Formate post | January 14, 2022 Hey Guys! I went to Trader Joe’s recently, and the aisles were like...

Our Marvelous Inner Ear Balance System (and its disorders)

The inner ear is best known for the cochlea, which converts sound into nerve impulses, for our hearing. But it also contains the vestibular...

Great to be Outside Walking Again

It’s been over a week since I’ve had any symptom of dizziness. I’m not yet cleared to hike or ride a bike outdoors. But...

Solutions For Enjoyable Indoor Cycling

I’m not sure when I’ll be cleared to ride on the road again, I need to first be assured that reoccurrence of my recent...

Translation of One of My Posts to Spanish

Mauricio Leonardo Fernandez contacted me about translating one of my posts into Spanish. He chose “Transitioning to Healthier Eating- Advice From a Mediocre Cook“. I...

Cleared To Drive and Ride!

I saw my Doc again for a followup, and things are looking well enough that she Okd riding outside and driving. I haven’t had...

Back to Walking in the hills

Another favorite activity I can do again is walking or hiking in the hills that are too far to get to from my house...

Some Healthy-Aging Role Models

Clarence Bass’s website has a couple of inspirational role models this month for healthy aging. The first is Professor Dan Mandelker, a 95-year-old professor...

I Did Fine On a Longer Ride

I went for my first two-hour ride since my vertigo incident today and it went fine. It was nice to be back out, especially...

Balanced Training on My Birthday

I mentioned recently that one of the “wake-up call” lessons I took away from my recent health scare was to make my training more...

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