H2O, Hydration & More: Coconut Water

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Coconut water is a liquid that forms naturally inside the shell of a coconut. It’s a common drink in many tropical countries and is becoming more popular in the U.S. Some companies market it as a natural sports drink. Why do people drink coconut water? In many countries, coconut water is thought to have health […]

Got Anxiety? Go for Holy Basil and Pumpkin Seed Extract

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The herb called Holy Basil: Findings from many investigations (but mostly with animals with the belief that humans have similar result) find holy basil might have some effects as a painkiller, a COX-II anti-inflammatory agent, an antioxidant, and as a treatment for bacterial, fungal and even viral infections. There is also evidence (again, only from […]

Light Weights Are Just as Good for Building Muscle, Getting Stronger, Researchers Find

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Lifting less weight more times is just as effective at building muscle as training with heavy weights, a finding by McMaster researchers that turns conventional wisdom on its head. The key to muscle gain, say the researchers, is working to the point of fatigue. “We found that loads that were quite heavy and comparatively light […]

Can You Build a Fitness Habit in 21 Days?

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Despite writing about health and fitness for a living, several months ago — ok, about 18 — I fell off the workout wagon. I’d been regularly sweating it out in yoga and cycling classes for years, but with the appearance of new work responsibilities I quit cold turkey. I gained a few unwanted pounds and, […]

Saffron Extract Benefits: 6 Reasons Why Dr. Oz’s Natural Weight Loss Aid Can Work for You

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Dr. Oz knows a thing or two about staying fit. Television’s most popular doctor (who has the seal of approval from Ms. Oprah Winfrey herself) featured a segment on Monday on “The Dr. Oz Show” about belly-blasting supplements. Belly fat is one of the biggest complaints women, particularly those over 40, have today. Although exercise […]

You Ask We Answer: Your Health & Fitness Q’s

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Recently, I was interviewed by Julie Silver, owner of Acupuncture Healthcare Associates of Michigan for her health column in the Jewish News of Metropolitan Detroit. Julie is also on “Our Team” here at Askinyourface.com. Motivation is what gets you started exercising – making it a habit is what keeps you going – forever! Julie: Can […]

Red Wine: Drink Up to Take Cancer Down?

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Does a glass of wine a day keep the doctor away? Some studies suggest that yes, red wine may help prevent cancer. Yet, other research has shown that drinking even a small amount of alcohol increases your chances for developing cancer. These mixed messages may leave you in a wine daze. Luckily, we’re here to bring […]

Coconut Oil Continues To Be THE Healthy Choice

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Why is coconut oil so special among the others?  Lots of research continues to confirm that coconut oil has numerous benefits. Pacific Island inhabitants who get 30-60% of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil have almost non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease! Coconut oil is also helpful for pregnant women, nursing mothers, the […]

Yoga Pose of the Month: Heavy Legs on the Wall – Viparita Karani

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This month we will learn about a therapeutic yoga pose and a pose which is highly touted in the yoga community as the “destroyer of old age.” This pose is said to rid all that ails you and is very easy to perform for people of all levels and all ages. How to: Heavy Legs […]

Berry Of The Week: Blackberries

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Blackberries are so juicy and delicious you just have to add them to your favorite summer fruit salad! This week we’re giving you some of the blackberry’s rich history, recipes to make your mouth water, and all of the fabulous nutritional benefits of shoving your face with this black berry. Enjoy! History of Blackberries Blackberries […]