5 Healthy Foods to Boost Dopamine Production

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Dopamine is a pleasure chemical. In a recent article on how to feel more in love, we described how dopamine is activated when you feel attracted to someone. Dopamine gives us a natural sense of high—feelings of bliss, reward, and …


10 Science-Backed Ways to Feel More in Love

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Love’s like an addiction. That is to say—at first. New love can feel like a giddy and blissful infatuation. The birds sing louder, the sun shines brighter, and all is right in the world. But the passion of a new …


Immunity Broth

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  In the midst of winter, immune-boosting foods can really make a difference in the strength of our overall defense system. Bolstering our immunity is critical as we take steps toward optimal wellness. Though it’s important to have a strong …


The Bedtime Snack: Yea or Nay?

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How often do you feel a rumbling in your stomach or get an urge to raid the fridge before bed? It used to be common for nutritionists to recommend a bowl of cottage cheese and a slice of toast to …

5 Ways to Brighten up Your Soup

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What I love about soup is that you can make it out of just about anything you’ve already got on hand. Leftover roasted vegetables can be pureed with broth or water. A can of fire-roasted tomatoes can be blended with …


10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Health

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The new year is an opportunity for a fresh start. It’s a time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we want to be. It’s a chance to begin the process of transforming into better versions of ourselves.   …


5 Herbal Teas to Stop Stress

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You’ve just walked in the door after a hectic day at work. Maybe you’re worried about a sick family member. Maybe your spouse lost a job. The kids are fighting, and the dishes are dirty. Some days seem to have …


December Recipe: Salmon Ochazuke

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Two years ago in the midst of winter, my best friend Niki was in her second trimester of pregnancy with her son, Raury. I was home in Minneapolis for the holidays, and I wanted to cook something cozy that would …


The 6 Food Additives Pediatricians Denounce

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We’ve all been faced with the occasional pastel blue frosting, neon yellow popcorn, or intensely pink yogurt. If you have children, you might feel like the availability of colorful and fake foods is endless. Saying no to food additives is …