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Build muscle with the right diet

Lean protein, berries, leafy greens, whole grains. A diet made of these essentials may just help you build muscle. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Want to add muscle, but don’t know where to start?Here’s a hint: It’s not only about hitting the gym. Eating the right foods–and avoiding the wrong drinks–will not only let others see the...

The miracle of microalgae

Scientists are only beginning to understand the viability of microalgae as a dietary source of healthy oils. But studies have already found algae oil capsules are as effective as traditional fish oil supplements. (For Spectrum Health Beat) There’s no shortage of reasons to get your omega-3s, which are abundant in fish and their oils.But high...

How to Make Black Garlic Sauce

Healthy Carrot Cake Protein Balls Recipes Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes Garlic is an essential ingredient in most recipes as it provides a unique flavor and aroma to a dish. Its culinary uses are diverse — for stir-frying, sautéing, roasting, braising and baking. But a new variety of this herb, called black garlic, is now being...

2019 Vaccine Awareness Week Update

Barbara Loe Fisher, cofounder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a nonprofit educational charity, has been a tireless human rights advocate for vaccine safety and informed consent for over 35 years. In this interview, we discuss measles outbreaks and how the ever-intensifying pressure by the forced vaccination lobby in 2019 to eliminate...

An Introduction to Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that affects between 2% and 10% of American women ages 25 to 40.1 The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development estimates that in the U.S., ­more than 5 million women are struggling with endometriosis.2 Even well-known personalities develop this condition. Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi,...