Have You Checked in With Your Biome Lately?

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  We hear a lot of advertisements these days for foods or supplements that contain “probiotics” or “live cultures.” These are germs—but the good kind! Many microbes naturally live in the human digestive tract. They help our bodies process the food we take in. When these microorganism populations begin to decline, we experience symptoms such… Read more »

Chinese New Year 2016: Fasten Your Seatbelt!

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On February 8, 2016, the world welcomed the Year of the Red Monkey. Happy Chinese New Year to you! In Chinese tradition, every year is characterized by one of twelve animals. The year itself, as well as the people born in that year, are believed to share traits with that year’s representative animal. Born in… Read more »

Quiz: Will You Take A Sick Day This Winter?

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It’s that miserable time of year again. No, not tax season (yet)—I’m talking prime time for colds and flu. You know that a body that’s strong and toned, fueled well, and treated with respect is less likely to “catch cold” than one that’s neglected—which practically goes without saying. But viruses are clever and ever changing…. Read more »

Here’s the Secret to “Having It All.” (It Isn’t What You Think)

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“You can have it all.” “Be everything you want to be.” “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” As contemporary, driven professional women, we’ve heard these kinds of messages many times before. They lend optimism and encourage safe risk-taking with the most positive intentions. The trouble is, these bright inspirational nuggets don’t always… Read more »

3 Sneaky Substances Affecting Your Day

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Sneaky. That’s what I call dependence on these three habits: coffee all morning, diet soda all day, and wine all night. Overindulgence in any of these drinks can creep up so subtly that we don’t even realize it until we’re in deep—or worse, someone points out this kind of unhealthy or even dangerous pattern to… Read more »

Are you hooked on “the new smoking”?

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For years, we’ve heard it: A sedentary lifestyle is a ticking health time-bomb. But recent studies have revealed that it’s not just the “couch potatoes” who are suffering from the effects of too much sitting. Hundreds of thousands of productive, active people are spending many more hours seated than they did a decade or two… Read more »