Treating Your Skin Well for Overall Health

You know it’s important to take care of vital internal organs like your heart and liver, but when it comes to health and wellness, many people overlook the human body’s largest organ: the skin. Helping your skin stay healthy isn’t just about liking what you see in the mirror. Skin plays a vital role in protection and detection which is why treating your skin well is essential for good health.

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Beau Peters is a creative professional with a lifetime of experience in service and care. As a manager, he's learned a slew of tricks of the trade that he enjoys sharing with others who have the same passion and dedication that he brings to his work. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading and trying new things. See more of Beau's pieces on his Contently profile

Dark Chocolate - Memory Booster, Stress Burner

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Different types of foods nourish your body with various nutrients in variable amounts. So, the foods which you consume have a great effect on the functioning of your body. Also, the brain is very much affected by the food which you intake. There are some specific kinds of foods that can really make the brain function more efficiently. One such food is dark chocolate. Consuming dark chocolate in your diet leads to improve your ability to focus and enhances your memory.

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Chocolate is Finally Put to the Test

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Why is Chocolate so Good? Caffeine? Sugar? Magic?

It is no secret that I love chocolate and as an avid chocolate lover I have often been challenged to defend my love.  Within these conversations, there has been a recurring question that I have not felt fully competent to answer.  I started to do some research and found a lot of questions exist about the chemical caffeine and its relationship to chocolate.  Does chocolate contain caffeine?

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Sarah Lefkowitz, Registered Dietitian (RD) was raised in an “organic foods only” home which taught her first hand the importance of a healthy diet. She developed a passion for cooking, farmer’s markets, food nutrient composition, yoga, nutrition education, and living a healthy and active lifestyle. Her philosophy revolves around the idea of food as medicine; looking at the properties of individual foods and harnessing them into life-long health and vitality. Earning her Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania State University in Nutritional Science she moved to LA to study nutrition in the UCLA Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program. She has worked within health care as part of the patient care team, rounding with doctors in ICU (intensive care unit) and trauma centers. Additionally, she provided outpatient counseling in a digestive disease clinic, wound care clinic and center for geriatric health. One of her greatest accomplishments within health care, was starting a hospital funded garden in Lynwood, CA, that provided low income families with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Stepping out of health care was a highly anticipated change of pace within her career and opened her eyes to a world beyond the hospital. Working with a start-up company run by the former CEO of AOL and Myspace, presented an exciting amount of new challenges. She was involved in education, branding, social media and marketing of a widely popular woman's athletic wear company. Going further into her career she led the Los Angeles Dietetic Association as President and continues to build a community under the name FearlessFig that is focused on health and wellness, creating a support system for a healthy lifestyle.

"My passion for nutrition and helping others has taken me on an incredible journey and I want to share that with you.” 

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Top Ten Things I Love About The Holidays

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Clare Lydon is a writer, journalist and blogger based in London, UK. Her journalism career has seen her write across many genres including food, football, design, games & music. Now a fully fledged fiction writer too, Clare’s just completed her second novel and runs her own blog at www.clarelydon.co.uk 

When she’s not tapping at her keyboard, Clare can be found running along the banks of the Thames or watching an episode of the Gilmore Girls, an addiction she simply cannot shake. She’s also a keen cook and worships at the altar of Ina Garten even though the amount of butter she puts into every recipe is frankly obscene. She’d still love to be invited to Ina’s for dinner though.

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02/16/2021
You know it’s important to take care of vital internal organs like your heart and liver, but when it comes to health and wellness, many people overlook the human body’s largest organ: the skin.... read more
Dark chocolate blocks and chips on white table
06/19/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Good and Good For You Different types of foods nourish your body with various nutrients in variable amounts. So, the foods which you consume have a great effect on the functioning of your body.... read more
Close up of squares of a chocolate bar stacked in a pile
10/17/2017
Sweet Seeds Botanically speaking, seeds are small embryonic plants—the whole plant stuffed into a tiny seed and surrounded by an outer layer packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals to... read more
05/02/2014
It is no secret that I love chocolate and as an avid chocolate lover I have often been challenged to defend my love.  Within these conversations, there has been a recurring question that I... read more
HolidaySeason
12/18/2013
I love the holidays: the lights, smells, food & drink, friends & family - what's not to cheer? So this blog zooms in on the very things that make the holidays great. Here are the Top Ten... read more