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“The seasons had always been a part of the way I cooked and ate.” — Daniel Humm, Swiss Chef and Restauranteur — Each new season brings with it an exciting new assortment of fresh produce: strawberries in summer; courgette squash in fall; carrots in winter; and rhubarb in spring. Eating seasonal food is very important […]

What Is Stress? The online dictionary from Cambridge University defines stress as: “Worry caused by a difficult situation, or something that causes this condition.” But most of us don’t need a definition because we’ve had first-hand experience with psychological strain and pressure. Small amounts of stress may be desirable, beneficial, and even healthy. For example, […]

Snacking on junk food is almost never a good idea, right? That’s why government agencies such as Public Health England recommend natural snack foods, such as carrot sticks and almonds. But new studies show that snacking late at night, even on healthy food, is bad both for your weight and for your overall health. A […]

Actually, It’s a Good Thing The word “inflammation” comes from the Latin word “inflammatio,” which means “setting something on fire.” The word is fitting because an inflamed area might be very red, like a flame, and might feel warm or even hot to the touch. Your body may experience an extreme or “flared-up” inflammatory response […]

The Basics of Heavy Metal Poisoning What Is Heavy Metal Poisoning? A toxic heavy metal is a relatively dense metal or metalloid element that is potentially poisonous. The term is typically applied to the metals cadmium, mercury, lead, and arsenic, although the World Health Organisation’s list of 10 chemicals of public concern also includes chromium, […]

What Is Golden Milk? “Golden milk” has long been known in India as “haldi ka doodh,” which means “turmeric milk.” But it’s not necessarily milk at all—at least not in the dairy sense. Instead, it’s a healthy combination of golden-coloured turmeric spice with coconut milk, almond milk, herbal tea, etc., depending on the recipe you […]

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together,” wrote the forward-thinking English dramatist Thomas Dekker in 1609. And of course, it’s still true. In fact, an American study done for the Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research estimated that more than 20 percent of U.S. adults suffer from chronic sleep problems, […]

When the boiler breaks, the last thing you want to do is step into the shower. But did you know that icy water is advantageous to your health? Turning the taps to freezing cold and taking what’s sometimes called a “Scottish Shower” offers amazing benefits to your body and skin—and it may even help with […]

“Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin,” says American actress and dancer Zoe Saldana, who’s well known for watching what she eats. One of the best things you can do for your skin is to eat fruits every day. But why? And which fruits? Here are some suggestions.

The term “lymph” comes from the ancient Roman goddesses of fresh water; each was called a “lympha.” So the word has long been associated with water. Lymphatic drainage massage encourages the body’s natural drainage of unneeded fluid via the lymphatic system. The technique helps carry waste products away from tissues to eliminate excess water in your body.