Exercise Is Often The Best Medicine | healthylivinghowto.com

Will We Ever Accept that Exercise is Often the Best Medicine?

For years, experts have known that in mild to moderate cases of depression exercise is as effective (or more effective) a treatment as prescription drugs. Yet, here we are in 2014, with still climbing obesity rates and higher than ever numbers of people taking anti-depressants – a 400% jump in the last 20 years. This past week, exercise as medical therapy got another round of press after The Atlantic highlighted the issue in their thought provoking feature “For Depression, Prescribing Exercise Before Medication.” Let me add, however, that we aren’t just missing the boat in terms of depression therapy. Research has shown time and again … [Continue Reading...]

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Fruit Juice. Just As Unhealthy As A Soft Drink? | healthylivinghowto.com

Fruit Juice. Just as Unhealthy as a Soft Drink?

Fruit juice is often perceived as healthy. That’s understandable, given that it is natural and has the word “fruit” in it. However… what many people fail to realize is that fruit juice is also loaded with sugar. In fact, fruit juice contains just as much sugar and calories as a sugary soft drink… and sometimes even more (1). Fruit… [Continue Reading]

Everyday Essential Oil: Stress Away | healthylivinghowto.com

Everyday Essential Oils: Stress Away

I made one resolution in 2014 and that was to enter into the world of essential oils. Here it is April and I can say that not only have I entered into the world of essential oils, they have fast become something I am passionate about. I have integrated the use of Young Living essential… [Continue Reading]

8 Reasons Saturated Fat Is Good For You | healthylivinghowto.com

8 Reasons Saturated Fat Is Good For You

Saturated fat is bad for you, right? If you asked 100 people that question, 99 would probably agree with you. We’ve wrongfully vilified this important nutrient for so long, people speak of saturated fat as though they’re certain it’s unhealthy. Most people don’t know that what they’re saying is completely false. Fortunately, people eventually realized… [Continue Reading]

Healthy Recipe: Paleo Flatbread | healthylivinghowto.com

Healthy Recipe: Paleo Flatbread

My name is Sylvie and I may or may not have a bread problem.  Ok, I do.  I do have a bread problem.  You see in Argentina, where I grew up, a meal is not complete without bread.  I’m not exaggerating one bit.  I remember running to the bakery for a bag of fresh bread… [Continue Reading]

10 Things To Remember When You Feel Lost & Alone | healthylivinghowto.com

10 Things To Remember When You Feel Lost And Alone

“This morning I felt lost and alone as I was driving home after a brutal breakup with my boyfriend.  I turned on the radio and the Michael Jackson song ‘You Are Not Alone’ was playing.  A few seconds later, at the exact moment the chorus began, I passed a huge billboard sign with big black… [Continue Reading]