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15 Surprising Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium

Shelly Kramer Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

Everyone knows dairy products—things like milk, cheese, and yogurt—are great sources of calcium. But not everyone likes dairy—and some people simply can’t or don’t want to eat dairy at all. So how do you get calcium into your diet if you’re lactose intolerant or just don’t like or want to eat dairy? Good question! There are actually lots of calcium-rich …

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Common Sleep Disorders and What to do About Them

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Nearly everyone has a night of poor quality sleep once in awhile, but if the problem persists, you might have a sleep disorder. So what are sleep disorders? Sleep disorders are problems that affect the amount and quality of the sleep an individual gets, often leading to problems with mental and physical health during the day. Over 50 million adults …

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Practicing Mindfulness Matters to Your Health and Well-Being

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Life is full of stressors for the typical adult these days. There’s pressure to succeed at work, be the perfect parent, reach fitness goals, maintain relationships, fulfill lifelong goals, and more. Basically, it’s no wonder you’re feeling overwhelmed! Most people are at some point. But that doesn’t mean you have to just accept it. Instead, you can get some serenity …

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The Essential List of Calcium-Rich Foods for Pregnant Women

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Pregnancy is a time that most women are extra freakazoid careful about diet and nutrients and doing all they can to keep that little life growing inside us healthy and thriving. And no, that does not mean not giving into the amazing and slightly insane world of pregnancy cravings, it just means making sure your diet also includes all the …

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Good Fatty Acids and the Best Way to Get Them in Your Diet

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If you’ve been staring at that giant bottle of fish oil pills in your medicine cabinet, dreading taking the next pill, you’re not alone. Though many people are aware of the benefits of the good fatty acids found in fish oil, not everyone relishes the idea of taking it in pill form. Fortunately, there are other ways to get daily …

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Avoiding Insomnia: How to Fall Asleep—and Hopefully Stay Asleep

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Everyone needs sleep, but not everyone gets enough and avoiding insomnia is something that is top of mind of a whole lot of people. I know—massive understatement, right? Insomnia in general, and not getting enough sleep seems to be a universal problem. It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or not-so-young, in the prime of your youth (let’s call that our …

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The Science Behind Confidence

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Confidence is a great trait to have. When you’re confident, you’re just more excited and energized regardless of which challenges you’re taking on. That, in turn, can lead to more persistence and less hesitation as you tackle your goals—which can make you more likely to succeed! But having confidence doesn’t come easily to everyone. If you’re not feeling very self-assured …

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Body Confidence Rocks — So Love and Celebrate Your Body Exactly as It Is

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Body confidence rocks, but sometimes it feels easier to focus on the negative aspects of our bodies rather than on all the positive features. You probably know all too well what I mean. It’s incredibly common for people to focus on the minutiae: How much they weigh, how big their thighs are, how many wrinkles they have, how they wish …

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5 Morning Exercises to Jumpstart Your Day

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If exercise isn’t part of your morning routine, perhaps it should be. Why? Numerous studies have found there are some pretty significant benefits derived from morning exercise. They range from more energy and a better mood to increased calorie burn and a boost in brainpower. As someone who’s spent many years as a personal trainer, I also know that if …

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Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]

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Now that’s a mouthful: Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]. Well, that’s because it’s a combination of meals, all in one, thanks to two of my favorite foodie bloggers, Gaby Dakin of What’s Gaby Cooking, and Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum. I’ll also start by saying that when I originally saw this recipe, I sent it to a friend who …

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No-Fuss Belgian Waffle Batter + Strawberries for the WOW Factor

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My mother-in-law bought me a waffle maker as a Christmas gift somewhere in the neighborhood of fifteen years ago. While I love food, I’m not really a waffle fan, and I feel the same way about pancakes for breakfast. Meh. On the Take It or Leave It Scale, these both fall way down on the Leave It side. I’m much …

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Hair Loss in Women: It’s More Common Than You Think

Jenny Rapson Womens Health Leave a Comment

Last summer, I was cruising toward my 40th birthday in September feeling pretty good about how I was aging. I mean I was relatively wrinkle free, and not obese, and although I definitely have more aches and pains than I used to, I felt like I LOOKED pretty good, which is awesome because I’m admittedly more than a little vain. …

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Every Kid Healthy Week — Ensuring Your Kid Leads a Healthy Life

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It’s the last week of April, which means it’s Every Kid Healthy Week! If you’re not sure what that is, it’s a yearly observance that focuses on what schools are doing to keep kids healthy in numerous ways, from improved nutrition to more physical activity. Basically, this is the week to recognize—and build on—any school’s accomplishments related to health and …

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How Much Calcium Children Need

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Everybody probably thinks they know what calcium is, but as a refresher, calcium is a mineral found in many foods. Why does calcium matter? That’s easy—our bodies need calcium to not only maintain strong bones, but also to carry out other important functions. Almost ALL calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness. Suffice …

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Almond and Honey Dairy-Free Ice Cream

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! It seems like just about everyone loves ice cream for dessert…but not everyone can eat it without feeling sick! That’s why there’s a need for all kinds of ice cream, including ice cream that doesn’t contain dairy for the lactose intolerant. If you’re wondering how that works, keep in mind …

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Why Vitamins and Minerals Are Important and How to Get Them

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Most people know vitamins and minerals are important to their health, but that may be the extent of their knowledge about the nutrients bodies need to stay healthy and fit. Vitamins and minerals come from what you put in your body, and the body needs those nutrients to function the way it should. Here’s an overview of why vitamins and …

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5 Nutrients Men Aren’t Getting Enough Of—And How to Fix That

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Are you focused on trying to be at the top of your game when it comes to fitness and health? If so, you are definitely not alone. In all candor, I wake up every day striving to be at the top of my game, and then family, work, and a whole lot of other things get in the way and …

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Allergy-Friendly Dessert: The Really Chocolatey Chocolate Cake

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  Just because you have to deal with food allergies doesn’t mean an insanely chocolatey, delicious allergy-friendly dessert is out of the question. In fact, there are more options than you might have thought. So whether you’re satisfying a sweet tooth of your own, or casting about for an allergy-friendly dessert for a special occasion, this recipe is quite likely …

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Lactose Intolerant—Here are Five Ways to Get the Calcium You Need

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Dairy tends to be the go-to source of calcium for many people, but if you’re lactose intolerant, you’ve got a whole different challenge. The good news is that dairy is far from the only way to get calcium in your diet. In fact, there are plenty of lactose-free, calcium-rich foods available for the lactose intolerant. Here are just a few …