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How to Get Beautiful Feet in 3 Minutes

Beautiful feet how to getTo be fair, in the larger scheme of your health, how to get beautiful feet isn’t all that important.

But beautiful feet can make you feel better.

And anything that boosts your confidence, makes you feel better, or lets you feel pretty even on a bad day is worth thinking about.

Plus, you can get beautiful feet in a matter of minutes, which makes how to get beautiful feet an even more worthwhile confidence booster.

Follow these five steps to get beautiful feet in no time.

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Colorful Food: What Does the Color of Your Food Say About You?

food colorfulYou use the color of your clothes, your home, even your car to say something about yourself.

We all do.

But did you know that the color of your foods can say just as much?

It’s true. Next time you want to know something about someone, look in their refrigerator or at their plate.

Do you see colorful food of bright, vibrant colors? Or Browns, tans, and beiges?

Never mind their plates – what do you see when you look at your plate?

And what does it all mean?

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Too Many Vitamins? The Hidden Dangers of These 3 Common Vitamins

vitamins too manyThe formula for good health has been around for a long time – exercise, eat well, and take your vitamins.

But what if that’s not necessarily a formula for good health after all?

What if there are hidden dangers in some of your favorite vitamins and supplements?

What if you could actually take too many  vitamins?

Would you want to know?

We certainly would – which is why we’re looking at the hidden dangers of three of the most common vitamins and minerals.

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10 Surprising Remedies That Heal Cracked Feet

feet crackedJust because sandal season is winding down doesn’t mean you should ignore your feet.

The pain, itching, and discomfort of cracked feet is uncomfortable year-round, even when others can’t see it.

So don’t resign yourself to it just because summer’s over – heal cracked feet.

And heal them in the privacy of your own home, without the expense or embarrassment of a spa pedicure.

Also, avoid the risks associated with running a blade across your heels!

These ten remedies that heal cracked feet will get you through the fall and winter staying perfectly smooth.

No snagging on your wool socks or snuggly blankets. Just soft, smooth feet year-round.

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The Dangers of Strained Eyes: How to Keep Your Eyes Safe

eyes strainedDry, itchy eyes.

Difficulty focusing.

Blurred vision.

Even trouble concentrating.

You know the symptoms.

What you’re not sure of is why they’re happening.

Well, if you’re spending a lot of time in front of a screen, driving, or otherwise visually focused, you may be dealing with eye strain.

But if strained eyes is a problem, just how serious of a problem is it?

And how can you protect your eyes – and your eyesight?

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How to Treat Shingles Naturally: 5 Surprising Tips

how to naturally treat shingles It’s disconcerting to think that a disease you may have had as a child can be lurking in your system, waiting to cause problems as an adult – but that’s exactly how shingles works.

The red, painful rash and blisters that are indicative of shingles are caused by a virus that has been in your body since your childhood bout of chicken pox.

So what exactly is shingles? And can I be taught how to treat shingles naturally?

Of course you can. Let’s find out more –

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Is Your Daily Morning Routine Helping You or Harming You?

daily routine morningLet’s be honest – your morning routine sets the tone for your whole day.

You can pretty much know if you’re going to spend your day peaceful and productive or frantic and trying to catch up before you ever leave the house.

Now, if you’re happy with your daily morning routine – have enough time, and feel ready to face the day – then feel free to stop reading.

But if you are looking for a different daily morning routine that can help you have a happier, healthier day, read on!

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OcuXanthin Ingredients: What’s in the OcuXanthin Formula?

ingredients ocuxanthinYou may know what ingredients are good for joint support…or pain relief…or even anti-aging.

But what are the OcuXanthin ingredients that are good for vision support and overall eye health?

You may not be familiar with those –

But you should be!

Because the OcuXanthin ingredients that make up the OcuXanthin formula are powerful and helpful when it comes to your eyes’ natural health.

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Can I Buy BenVia Gold at Walmart? Where to Get Your BenVia Gold Today

Walmart supplement Benvia gold Walmart is convenient. It’s one-stop shopping – groceries, automotive supplies, clothing, home décor, and more all in one place.

And yes, vitamins and supplements, too.

BenVia Gold is convenient too. It’s like one-stop shopping for your diet.

Protein, vitamins, minerals, and so many other nutrients your body needs.

So we understand why people have been looking for BenVia Gold ground and seed at Walmart. On the surface, it seems like a good match.

But you won’t find BenVia Gold at Walmart, and here’s why –

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10 Delicious Foods for Bone Health (That Aren’t Milk)

bone health foodYou know that an important food for bone health is milk.

Entire ad campaigns have been devoted to milk’s health benefits.

But really, how many glasses of milk can you drink in a day?

Even when you include a latte or two?

It turns out, there are tons of foods for bone health that are just as effective – and delicious – as milk.

So go ahead and try these 10 surprising foods today –

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Is OcuXanthin Safe to Use?

safe ocuxanthinMaking sure OcuXanthin is safe to use before you ever even consider taking it is more than cautious – it’s smart.

After all, your eyes are sensitive, even fragile, and you want to keep them healthy for as long as possible…

So first, always check with you doctor before starting a new supplement.

And know this – every ingredient in OcuXanthin is essential to the way your eyes function.

In fact, some of them don’t just help support your eyes, but they support the rest of your body, as well.

Here, I’ll explain what I mean –

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Living With Vertigo – More Than Just A Little Dizzy

vertigo livingYou’re sitting perfectly still, but the room feels like it’s moving around you.

And you’d love to lie down, but rolling over only makes it worse.

Maybe you were even perfectly fine yesterday, and now you feel like this.

You could be dealing with vertigo – and it’s more than just a fear of heights.

So just what is vertigo? What should you do about it? And what’s the easiest way to live with vertigo?

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10 Natural Ways to Prevent Wrinkles

wrinkles preventWhile you don’t need to pretend you’re still 21 any longer, you would like to find a way to prevent wrinkles and hold back the hands of time a little bit.

After all, it’s one thing to look really good for your age – it’s another to look old.

But you can prevent them and look your best, no matter what age you are.

Try these ten easy steps:

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Good Carbs and Bad Carbs: Which Ones Are Making You Fat?

bad carbs and good carbsFor years, carbohydrates were lumped together.

First, they were all fine. Then, they were all bad.

But we’ve learned that it’s more nuanced than that.

We’ve learned that there are good carbs and bad carbs.

You can’t just lump them all together and say that it’s okay to eat them all – or that you can’t eat any.

In this article, we’ll look closely at good carbs and bad carbs, explain why you need one but not the other, and learn to identify them so that you’re making the best choices when it comes to carbohydrate nutrition.

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Lumivella Didn’t Work. What Should I Do Now?

didn't work lumivellaYou were so excited to try our breakthrough anti-aging supplement, Lumivella – but Lumivella didn’t work for you.

There is very little more disappointing than being excited about something new and then have it not live up to its expectations.

We really do understand.

But before you give up on Lumivella, let’s revisit a couple of things…

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6 Unusual Ways to Stop Overeating

overeating stopIn theory, it’s easy to stop overeating.

You tell yourself to stop eating when you’re full, and not to eat after nine in the evening.

You might even tell the server not to bring the complementary chips and salsa or warm bread.

But if it really was that easy to eat less, we’d all have done it by now.

And in reality, it’s just plain hard.

Which is why these six unusual ways to end overeating may be just what you’re looking for –

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Your Brain on Music: How Music Affects Your Mind

music your brainHave you ever felt better because you turned on some music?

Are you someone who becomes laser-focused with music playing in the background?

Well, if you’ve ever turned on gentle music while relaxing or while working in the office… or maybe even if you have a headache, I’ve got news for you: it actually helped.

Want to see your brain on music?

It affects your brain in ways we’re just beginning to understand.

Ways like –

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