Which Diet is Best for Your Heart?

Reading Time: 3 minutesHeart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. That’s a scary statistic, but thankfully there’s a lot we can do to protect our tickers—like eating a healthy diet. But what exactly should we eat? Research has shown a certain way of eating is best for supporting heart health: a mostly plant-based, whole foods diet. For example, … Read More

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Have a Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day: Fun Ways to Thrive Together

Reading Time: 3 minutesFebruary is American Heart Month! And since we’re all about sharing the love through health, here are some passionate ways to care for your heart on the holiday most popular for sharing it, Valentine’s Day. Cook a Wholesome Meal Together Going out to eat is a popular date idea, but restaurant meals are high in fats, sugars, sodiums, and other … Read More

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Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods Disguised as Healthy

Reading Time: 4 minutesMost people know whole foods, like fruits and vegetables, are good for us, but what about packaged foods that claim to be healthy? How much can we trust them? Due to clever marketing or disinformation online, sometimes it’s hard to tell if a food is actually good for you. The foods in this list can fill in that category. They … Read More

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Holistic Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe winter months bring us the holidays, a new year, and many other meaningful times of life. But colder temperatures and shorter days can also spur an imbalance in some of us, causing a winter blues that lingers during the season. If you’re seeking natural methods for dealing with low mood during the colder months of the year, here are … Read More

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Dry Eyes? 7 Simple Approaches for Winter Eye Irritation

Reading Time: 3 minutesEven at our Michael’s® headquarters in balmy San Antonio, Texas, the weather has been a little more frigid this winter. As the temperatures drop, we can expect an increase in cold weather-related health complaints—including dry or itchy eyes. In most places, humidity is lower when the colder winter weather hits. To escape the cold, we turn up the heaters in … Read More

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Cold vs Flu Symptoms & Natural Approaches

Reading Time: 3 minutesRunny nose, fever, aching body, sneezing. We’re all familiar with these symptoms and most of us experience them sometimes. Both the common cold and flu are frequent ailments people get each year, especially during the winter months, and sometimes it can be hard to tell them apart. Let’s look at how to tell the difference and some natural approaches for … Read More

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Jumpstart New Year’s Resolution to Eat Better

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe New Year is upon us! Did you make a resolution to eat better? While New Year resolutions can be great launching points to create a better life, you might find yourself a little overwhelmed and not sure where to start once January 1st is here and gone. Whether you’re reading this just a few days into January or halfway … Read More

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Joints Ache During Cold Weather? Try These 4 Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs the temperature drops near the end of each year, you might notice more aching joints. Maybe they hurt in an area of past injury or surgery. Colder weather may lead to flare ups in the joints of some people, especially the knees, ankles or hips, and it can be uncomfortable or painful. While you may not be able to … Read More

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5 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Sweets Without Overindulging

Reading Time: 4 minutesFood is a huge part of the holiday season. But those who are mindful of health or weight management might worry about those salt- or sugar-laden foods that are less than nutritious. If you want to enjoy the special treats available this time of year without overdoing it, how can you find a good balance? To help you answer that … Read More

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Managing Holiday Stress When the Season is Overwhelming

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are many things to love about the holidays: time with family and friends, gift-giving, decorations and celebrations. But there can be a downside to the holiday season that isn’t talked about as much: stress. Travel planning, buying the perfect gifts, challenging family dynamics, cooking, cleaning, entertaining, etc. can make a person want to pull their hair out! As much … Read More

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