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Can Clean Eating Help Restore Hormonal Balance?


So, during a regular appointment earlier this week, my doctor confirmed what I've suspected for the past couple of months: My hormones are completely out of whack.

Ever dealt with a hormonal imbalance? It's pretty stressful. Not only can it cause weight problems and wreak havoc on your skin , but a hormonal imbalance sometimes brings mental health symptoms like depression, anxiety, and disorientation....
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Why I Started Eating Veggies with Every Meal

Like most big changes in my life, I sort of just woke up one day and decided it was time to eat a vegetable or salad with every meal.

Before this decision, I knew I wanted to find a way to lower the amount of non-helpful foods (chips, cookies, giant hunks of cheese, etc) I eat on a daily basis, but was also fully aware that just taking them away wouldn't do the trick. I...
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Stop Swallowing So Much Cash: 7 Tips For Healthy Eating On A Budget


Years ago, when I made the decision to become a vegetarian, I prepared answers for all the replies I knew were coming:

We have canine teeth for a reason.

You won’t get enough protein.

I give it two months.

(That last one was from my best friend. Supportive, huh?)

I wasn’t prepared for one of the most common replies I got, though:

Wow. That’s going to be really expensive.

At the time, the way I looked at it...
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Need a Delicious Summer Dessert? Try This Vegan Fruit Tart

Not to state the obvious, but it's hot. So hot that most of my cooking these days consists of me staring at the oven and then ordering take-out. It's not that I don't want to make myself dinner, it's just that my tiny kitchen threatens to roast me alive any time I even think of turning on the oven.

Unfortunately, my sweet tooth doesn't seem to register that baking is out of the question. All...
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Weekly Weigh-In: What Did Your Brain Chew On This Week?


Happy Friday, readers!

Okay, okay - technically it's not May anymore, but we had our last Mental Health Month 2012 Challenge on Tuesday, so we have to have a Weekly Weigh-In, right?

Right!

Tuesday I challenged you to learn a new recipe - one that's healthy for both your body and your brain.

Because this week was a busy one for me, I chose to learn a snack recipe. It's a vegetarian recipe for nachos. WebEcoist...
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Weekly Weigh-In: Ever Make Diet Changes For Your Mental Well-Being?

Earlier this week, I told you about new research linking low red meat consumption to depressive and anxiety disorders, and asked vegans and vegetarians specifically:

Whether they noticed any depression- or anxiety-related changes when they adopted their vegan or vegetarian diets, and
Whether they'd be willing to start eating meat again if it meant improving any depression or anxiety they feel.

I'd like to take that train of thought a little further to include everyone -...
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Vegetarians: Would You Eat Red Meat For Your Mental Health?


Happy Monday, darlings!

Here's something for you to chew on this week (maybe literally):

According to researchers at Australia's Deakin University in Melbourne, eating less than (or regularly eating MORE THAN) the recommended amount of red meat is tied to depressive and anxiety disorders.

Associate News Editor Traci Pedersen does a great job of summing up the research, but in short, during a study involving 1,000 women and red meat consumption, researchers found...
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