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Wishing for the fountain of youth? You many not need it. We've rounded up real-women secrets, tried-and-true beauty tips, and…

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  • Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF magazine

    Ever wonder exactly what a diabetic needs to eat to stay healthy and feel good? (In case you guys didn't know, today is World Diabetes Day.) So did I, so I chatted with my friend and colleague, Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE, author of Diabetes Weight Loss - Week by Week. And she gave me some delicious foods:

    The same eats that help those with diabetes are just as good for those not afflicted with the disease. Chow down, ya'll.

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    OATS AND BARLEY: These whole-grains contain a special type of fiber called beta-glucan, which helps to lower blood cholesterol and improve insulin sensitivity, which is critical for those with diabetes, but good for everyone, natch.

    These flavorful, protein-packed nomnoms have good-for-you fats, and since they're naturally low in carbs, nuts won't cause blood sugar to spike. And don't stick with just one type of nut--go for a variety. Each type has its own nutritio

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  • By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor

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    My husband surprised me with a 50th birthday party this summer. He invited all my friends throughout my many stages of life to come and share pictures of me when they knew-me-back-when. It was really fun to watch the slide show and reminisce about the good times with old friends.

    There was one of me on my father's sailboat that my sister must have included. I have no idea who took the photo and only know that I was about twenty at the time. What I do remember is her! I love the fresh-face, carefree, braless, naive woman I used to be. Oh, how I wish I could give her some advice now.

    I would tell her to:

    1. Be present in every moment - don't waste time wanting school to be over or to be older than what you are. Take the time to enjoy yourself instead of waiting to start something new or go somewhere else. Embrace the now!
    2. Journal every day - You did journal all the way through University. You wrote down your dreams, poetry you wrote a
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  • Find out how you can live longer, stave off disease and feel younger with these three tips.

    By Rachael Anderson

    If someone told you there really is a fountain of youth, would you believe him? What if it was one of the world's leading cancer doctors? David Agus, MD, says you can live longer, stave off disease and feel younger than you ever thought possible if you follow his advice. Dr. Agus teamed up with Mehmet Oz, MD, to share these longevity-boosting tips.

    Tip # 1: Automate Your Life
    We all have busy schedules, and sticking to a routine can be difficult. But Agus says automating things like when you go to sleep, eat meals and exercise can add years to your life. According to Agus, it doesn't matter how many meals you eat-it could be three or even five-as long as you eat them at the same time each day. Why? Eating meals at different times causes your body to go into stress mode, which raises cortisol levels, says Dr. Oz. High levels of cortisol lead to spikes in insulin, which causes inflammation and can increase the risk of cancer.

    "If you want to live a longe

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  • by Heidi Pashman

    Whether or not you have Celiac disease, a gluten allergy, or you just don't like gluten, you'll love these healthy breakfast options!

    Gluten-free pancakes

    Gluten-free pancakes

    1. Gluten-free pancakes: Sometimes you want just want plain ol' pancakes for breakfast-and we get that. Good news: No longer do you need loads of buttermilk and wheat flour to make them. This gluten-free recipe from the cookbook The Intolerant Gourmet: Glorious Food Without Gluten and Lactose uses tapioca, rice, and garbanzo bean flour and coconut milk to replicate the classic recipe so you can enjoy them without the guilt. Sprinkle with berries for extra nutrients.

    Click here to get the full recipe.

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    Mozzarella tomato basil frittata

    Mozzarella tomato basil frittata

    2. Mozzarella tomato basil frittata: Mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil are one of the most delicious combinations out there. Pair them with eggs in a frittata to make a protein-filled Italian a.m. meal. And although it sounds fancy, you basically whisk, pour, scatter,

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  • Wishing for the fountain of youth? You many not need it. We've rounded up real-women secrets, tried-and-true beauty tips, and the latest research to help you fight aging. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.

    Absolutely, positively
    "Staying young is all about being happy with yourself. I don't mean 'ha-ha' happy, but 'content' happy.' Just enjoy every day, whether it's good or bad, because tomorrow will be better." - Sophie Barone, 81, Syracuse, NY

    Eyes on the prize
    Protect your eyes, where skin is thinnest, and likely the first spot to show signs of aging. UV rays and free radicals make it worse. "Moisturizers with a chemical sunscreen may irritate this delicate area," says Missy Hughes, spa director at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Charleston, South Carolina. Instead, opt for a zinc oxide or a titanium-based cream that provides a physical sunblock without the chemicals.

    The children are our future
    "Look at yourself from a child's perspective. It's about taking things at face

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