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3 Springtime Fitness Habits to Adopt

Springtime fitness revolves around reevaluating your health-related goals, reinforcing good habits, and staying on track. Because spring is a time of renewal, it’s the ideal excuse to finally get in shape or pull yourself back onto an established regimen. The weather is changing, the sun is shining, and green is returning to the trees—making outdoor […]

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Healthy Eating: 5 Foods and Beverages to Boost Brain Health

Healthy eating is about more than eating right—it involves introducing very specific ingredients and foods into your diet to clear your mind, enhance your mind, and improve overall blood flow—and thus, your health. Some of these brain-boosting drinks can even improve cognitive function and focus, while the use of specific foods such as spinach will […]

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Herbal Tea Remedies

Herbal tea remedies contain countless health benefits, especially when you become stricken with the flu, sore throats, fevers, and even bad days. Tea warms the body as easily as it does the mind and spirit, and it’s an herbal remedy topic we’ve written about before. Some natural remedy herbs become more effective when used in […]

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Improving Your Digestion

You can control how well your body digests food by eating the right kind of foods, and by taking care of yourself. This blog will explain how to help your digestive system run smoothly, and point out which foods could be slowing your digestion down. How You Can Help Your Digestion Staying hydrated is the […]

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Sore Throat Treatments: 6 Natural Remedies

Waking up with a sore throat is not only one of the least fun things you will ever experience, but it may also be a sign of an approaching cold or flu. Regardless of why your throat aches, the important thing is to get rid of a sore throat before it becomes a bigger nuisance. […]

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Mental Clarity: 3 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Mental clarity: does a clear and focused mind sound far-fetched to you? Your continued mental wellbeing hinges on a lot—your schedule, work, personal life, and even the food you eat. When you don’t take time out for yourself or when “life” bogs you down, your mental acuity slips, and you feel confused and stressed. Poor […]

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Health Strategies for Sit-Down Jobs

The perils of a sedentary work habits are numerous. From a shorter lifespan to increased risk of diabetes, spending too much time in a chair can be a real detriment—even with regular workouts and healthy eating. For many Americans, their workday consists of spending an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting at a […]

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The Awesome Power of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Research study in Health Day reports that Omega-3 fatty acids, along with blood thinning medications will help prevent the formation of future clots in heart disease patients even after the implantation of stents. According to the study, patients who received a dosage of 1,000 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per day had improved clot properties, […]

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Has your child been diagnosed with Autism? Uncertainty about Autism Prevalence Endures.

A recent article brings up the debate once again: Are we seeing a rise in incidence because we’re more vigilant at diagnosing?  Or are we seeing more because it’s really increasing? This article introduces the subject: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705374734/Has-your-child-been-diagnosed-with-autism.html This article introduces the debate: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Autism/27012?utm_content I believe it’s a bit of both. The first article opens by stating the prevalence: “Autism Spectrum […]

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Autism is a talent! “Autism ascribed to parents’ talent for system-oriented thinking”

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/06/kids-autism-may-be-result-of-parents-talent-for-system-oriented-thinking.ars Here’s an article in the news about the prevalence of Autism in the IT field.  The “researchers found that an area with a technology-oriented university and tech-business campus saw two to four times the incidences of autism.” The article goes on to explain one theory why: “Simon Baron-Cohen, one of the researchers and director […]

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Chronic Stress and Your Health

Chronic stress changes the way your brain handles it. Think back to prehistoric times when cave men and women were facing real danger like ferocious animals trying to make meals out of them. The brain was created to deal with fight or flight moments such as this but not the everyday anxieties related to relationships, […]

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Osteoporosis and Calcium

A recent study posted online by the British Medical Journal and interpreted by the Los Angeles Times proves that more calcium is not always the answer to preventing osteoporosis. Doctors have debated for years as to whether the recommended dietary intake for women ages 51 and older in the US of 1,200 mg’s/day is really […]

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Obsesity Linked to Breast Cancer in Women

According to the Endocrine Society, women who are overweight or obese from the age of 18 years old or later have an increased risk of getting estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. This is due to the fact that women who weigh more tend to carry higher levels of estrogen. This is one more reason that women […]

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Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes… oh my!

Have you been experiencing any of these symptoms lately? If so, you will be pleased to learn that there are several natural remedy solutions for your seasonal allergies! Here are several things that can help: 1. Eat honey Local honey contains small amounts of the local pollen and by consuming regularly it can help to […]

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