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  • Why are fewer Americans trying to lose weight?

    Diet is “a four-letter word for failure,” if you ask Teena Henson. In the past, the 57-year-old Gilmer, Texas, resident would try fad diets that did nothing but leave her feeling frustrated, she said. “There was one called a grapefruit diet or something where you didn’t eat anything but grapefruit,” Henson said. “If you do […]

  • Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say

    Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research. The study, by Imperial College London, says consuming 10 portions per day, or about 800g, could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) […]

  • 8 challenge vacations that’ll turn you into a superhuman

    Getting in shape for vacation isn’t just about looking good in a bikini. In fact, the only way to make hiking through the Sahara Desert in roasting heat or skiing through the Arctic Circle any tougher would be to do it in a bikini. One thing’s for sure, competing in these events involves life-changing levels […]

  • Maybe that workout can wait till the weekend?

    It has become a habit. Each week, the weekdays fly by so quickly that you find time to exercise only on Saturdays and Sundays. If you’re feeling guilty about your “weekend warrior” exercise schedule, stop. Even though it’s not ideal, packing the recommended amount of weekly exercise into just one or two workout sessions may […]

  • Cardio vs. Weights: Which is actually better for weight loss?

      For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to promote strength training. So a few years ago, Duke University […]

Daily Health Tips

Ed Forteau, the host of Power Up Your Health, interviews the top experts (from around the world) in the fields of health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and wellness. From best selling authors to celebrity nutritionist and fitness trainers.

Listen to past episodes of our radio show, or expanded interviews in the Podcast section, along with video interviews with other guests.

Health Tip of the Day:
Stretch whenever you get the chance. Lunch break, going for a walk, after the gym, before bed. Stretching has many benefits including injury prevention, increased circulation and of course increased flexibility!

LCHF Nation's Moussaka Recipe

LCHF Nation’s Moussaka Recipe

Elena and John Vaillancourt of LCHF Nation share 2 delicious recipes with us – here’s their recipe for Moussaka… A popular Greek favorite, made LCHF. You could even use mashed cauliflower as a topping instead of ricotta. We’ve even made it using green beans instead of eggplant. However you make it, you can’t go wrong […]

Chef Maria Hesse's Fig & Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches With Hemp Seed Cookies

Chef Maria Hesse’s Fig & Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches With Hemp Seed Cookies

Chef Maria Hesse, on Team Vegan, shares a delicious recipe: Pin for later: Chef Maria Hesse’s Fig & Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches With Hemp Seed Cookies (Yields 8 Ice Cream Sandwiches) Vegan and Gluten Free Ingredients: Fig Ice Cream • 1 cup raw cashews • 1 14 ounce can of coconut milk • ½ cup coconut sugar […]

The Vegetable Butcher's Kale and Spelt Berry Salad with Sweet Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

The Vegetable Butcher’s Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip

Cara Mangini, the Vegetable Butcher, shares a yummy dip from Turkey with us. She says: I learned to make this in Turkey in a sun-soaked kitchen in a house perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean. At home in the spring and summer, I make it often. It is a snap to pull together and dip […]

The Vegetable Butcher's Kale and Spelt Berry Salad with Sweet Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

The Vegetable Butcher’s Fall Farmers’ Market Tacos

Cara Mangini, the Vegetable Butcher, shares a fall farmers’ market recipe with us – yum! She says: We all love tacos—let’s face it. There is a childlike excitement that comes with strategizing their assembly. For the cook, I think there’s even more fun in determining which fillings and toppings will make the cut for the […]

The Vegetable Butcher's Kale and Spelt Berry Salad with Sweet Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

The Vegetable Butcher’s Extra Garlicky Green Bean AND Eggplant Stir-Fry

Cara Mangini, the Vegetable Butcher, shares a delicious stir-fry recipe with us. She notes: This stir-fry uses bold aromatics like garlic (tons of it), ginger, scallions, and a serrano chile to build the eggplant and green beans into a main dish you will want to make over and over again. Chopping and dicing all the fresh […]

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