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All articles by Margie King, Health Coach

Kombucha is the rage among health food lovers. Now researchers have gathered 75 studies attesting to its proven health properties
Menopause can seem like torture. Women at midlife suffer with mood swings, stubborn weight gain, hot flashes, and low energy. At the same time they can develop anxiety, depression, and trouble sleeping.
If media, medical, and marketing brainwashing has you convinced there is such a thing as "bad" cholesterol, you've gotten the science all wrong.
Walnuts benefit your heart, brain, bones and more. Here's why you need to eat more of them.
All berries are good sources of antioxidants but black raspberries take top prize. Don't get them confused with plain old blackberries.
More than 100 women in the U.S. die every day from breast cancer. Could something as simple as celery make a difference?
Around 1750 BC Hannibal waged war to control the areas in North Africa where aloe vera flourished. It's no wonder when you understand the powerful medicine contained in this plant.
As the baby-boomers age, blindness from age-related macular degeneration is on the rise. More than 3 million more people will become victims in the next five years. Eating right can lower your risk.
This exotic spice has been used to treat more than 90 illnesses over 4,000 years. Here are just 8 healthy reasons to use more saffron.
Even your great-grandmother knew fiber was the secret to keeping you “regular.” But fiber has many other surprisingly powerful health benefits. Here are nine other excellent reasons to bulk up on fiber.
The ancient practice of meditation is enjoying a resurgence. Its proven health benefits have been discovered by such unlikely advocates as military programs and corporations.
Probiotics occur naturally in many foods. The most popular source in the western diet is yogurt. Here are 10 proven ways yogurt can boost your health.
From acupuncture to peppermint oil, there are a wide range of natural, evidence-based alternatives to drugs for alleviating hot flashes.
Women are now almost twice as likely to be on antidepressants as men. Why?
Yes, dark chocolate is heart healthy. But it can also improve your exercise performance.
Red wine is more than one of life’s big pleasures. It’s a bona fide heart healthy, cancer-fighting, anti-aging super-drink. Or is it poison?
Surgery probably won’t help you with chronic knee pain. But here are 10 proven ways to get you safely back in the swing of things.
Could a few shakes of this yellow powder dissolve stubborn weight and TRIPLE your loss of body fat?
Adding just 4 tablespoons of olive oil a day to a Mediterranean diet cuts the risk of invasive breast cancer by 68%.
Up to 90% of colon cancer cases can be linked to diet. Let food be your medicine.
Women with iodine deficiencies are more likely to develop breast cancer. Eat more of these iodine-rich foods to reduce your risk.
The medical industry is losing the cancer battle. Arm yourself with cancer-fighting nuts.
We use music – like coffee and alcohol - every day for pleasure and to boost our mood. But we may not understand how deeply music affects our brain chemistry.
New research suggests that vitamin C may give you some of the same heart benefits as regular exercise.
Do you struggle with picky eaters at home? Multiply your woes by hundreds or even thousands and you have a school cafeteria. Don’t worry. Emoticons to the rescue!
After decades as a fugitive from ignorant and sometimes corrupt bureaucrats, saturated fats can come in from the cold. A new study fingers trans fats as the real culprit in heart disease.
Over a hundred years ago Congress outlawed black currants. Today this forbidden fruit is making a comeback and may help improve your mood and brain power.
Extra-virgin olive oil may rapidly killl off cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
Antidepressants are big business. But for the same money, and without the side effects, a little mindfulness can do the same job.
Exercising in the great outdoors causes an increase in self-esteem, a better mood, and reduction of blood pressure and anxiety. However, you can still get the benefits of an open air workout when you're stuck inside.
The government has gone to great lengths to downplay the connection between sugar and tooth decay. The result has been more profits for the sugar industry and more cavities for kids.
Will doctors ever opt for an herb over a drug for depressed patients? New research says they should.
Psych drugs aren't just ineffective. They're deadly.
Most women probably don’t want to rush into menopause. But chemicals you encounter every day could speed up the onset of menopause by close to 4 years.
Your gym membership won't make up for bad food choices.
Need to do something important this afternoon? Don’t take any chances – eat chocolate first.
Age-related macular degeneration is on the rise. This ancient spice may save your sight.
About 70% of Americans drink fluoridated water. They're all at a higher risk of hypothyroidism and worse.
New study: women with the real facts about mammograms are more likely to opt out of the test.
Although mushrooms get good press as a low-calorie, high fiber, low-cholesterol, low-sodium decoration for your pizza, there is much more to the mushroom story than that. Mushrooms have been valued for their culinary and medicinal properties for thousands of years and ancient cultures associated them with immortality for good reason.
The federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was supposed to promote healthy eating. But it seems to have the opposite effect.
We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans, radon gas and radiation from space. And there is always worry about fallout from disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. How do you protect yourself from radiation?
Long revered for its spiritual and mental benefits, yoga is fast becoming equally valued for its benefits in reversing the effects of modern chronic diseases.
Herbs and spices may be Mother Nature’s way of saving us from ourselves.
My mother always told us that watching too many episodes of The Three Stooges would rot our brains. As it turns out, she may have been on to something.
A new study lends more support for the idea that a whole food is more powerful than the sum of its parts.
If milk doesn’t build strong bones, what does? Here are 10 foods proven to help reduce fractures and keep bones strong.
Hard as you try, you may not be able to avoid antibiotics completely. In fact, you’re probably even getting a low dose of antibiotics in your apples and cabbage.
These foods can make the difference in who becomes a victim to ovarian cancer, the most lethal gynecological cancer known.
Sweet and juicy are two reasons to eat strawberries. Here are 8 more healthy excuses to eat lots of them.
Here are five natural heartburn remedies that went head to head with drugs and won.
Air pollution is associated with a long list of health problems and has recently been classified as carcinogenic to humans. But a new study finds tiny broccoli sprouts can help neutralize this very big problem.
Is your lovely glass of cabernet infused with hormone-disrupting phthalates?
Don't beat yourself up when you give into your food cravings. But some gentle tapping might help you make better food choices the next time.

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