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Heart-Healthy Eating: 5 Heart-Disease Fighting Foods

Heart-healthy eating is about prolonging your life by maintaining optimal coronary function. Food doesn’t have to be the enemy. In fact, it’s all about eating the right foods—foods that help your body run efficiently, restore balance, and proactively protect you from heart disease, acid reflux, or fatigue. By choosing the right foods, you actively help […]

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Spring Weight Loss

Spring weight loss is like a second New Year’s resolution, only it pushes you to embrace life and the season of renewal. It’s less about plans and more about doing. Losing weight can be a difficult undertaking, especially if you’re new to it, or are used to yo-yo dieting. We understand that there’s no quick-fix […]

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Brainpower and Naturopathy

Brainpower and naturopathy go hand in hand. Feeding your brain the perfect nutrients and improving your degree of mental acuity through non-invasive practices ensures optimal performance. Naturopathy involves using the body’s own recuperative capabilities to heal, so why not focus on strengthening the old noodle? With the right foods, nutrients, and activities, it’s possible to […]

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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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Music and Brain Health

Music and brain health? It doesn’t take a doctor to realize that music has a calming effect on our brains. Music energizes us and provides us with an almost instantaneous mood lift. While it may not take someone with a degree to realize this, the benefit of music on our mental wellbeing and even our […]

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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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Mental Health and Maintaining Overall Wellness

Our mental health is integral to our overall health, and proper mental wellness involves much more than a simple lack of stress or mental disorder, such as depression. The factors that play into mental wellbeing hinge a number of factors, such as biological, environmental, and even socioeconomic statuses. Promoting mental health means being able to […]

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7 Short Workouts that Count Big

With the hustle and bustle of life, it’s no wonder that not everyone has an hour or three to hit the gym every day, let alone every other day. What most of us DO have is a 15-minute window in between picking the kids up from school and finishing dinner—perfect time for short workouts. You […]

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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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