14 Effective Ways to Protect Yourself Against Chronic Stress

Laughter is an antidote for stress.

Stress is a good thing. I know that sounds ridiculous, but consider the following… A gazelle is feeding. It sees a hungry lion. Automatically its pupils dilate. The gazelle is breathing faster and its heart is pumping in overdrive. Thanks to a sudden burst of energy, the gazelle is able to run away from the […]

The Truth About Organic Food

Organic Labels

We’ve all heard the controversy over organic food. On one hand, people claim that choosing organic is a must for optimal health and that anything else is poison. On the other, are those who claim that the “organic” label is nothing but a marketing ploy—that there are no real differences between organic and conventionally grown […]

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Sleep

Whey do we sleep?

Sleep. You need it. It’s critical for your health. And I’d bet you aren’t getting nearly enough. Whether it’s due to a bad mattress, noisy neighbors, a baby, a clingy pet, a demanding career or whatever the cause, lack of sleep can have very serious consequences. The National Geographic Channel recently outlined the grave danger […]

How to Be Mindful: A Beginner’s Guide

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Did you know you can use the power of your mind to lose weight, improve your health, live longer, and sleep better? This is not some kind of New-Agey hocus pocus. I’m not talking about stress reduction (as important as it is). What I’m referring to is a simple, scientifically-validated technique that only takes moments […]

Sugar Addiction: 7 Effective Ways to Stop Sugar Cravings

sugar addiction

Obesity is epidemic. Cases of metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, are skyrocketing at an alarming rate. Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic illnesses grip the American population. Two-thirds of us are sick, and if trends continue this number is only likely to increase. The culprit? While there is no single cause, one dietary demon […]

14 Science-Backed Tips to Live Beyond 100

The average lifespan of Americans is 79.8 years.

Want to know the one thing all of longest lived people in the world have in common? They all live in what are called “Blue Zones.” These are the areas in the world that have the highest concentration of “supercentenarians”—people who have lived long, healthy lives and are now more than 100 years old. Now, […]

Natural Remedies for Burns

Burned skin

People suffer burns when their skin is exposed to extreme heat caused by fire or hot liquids, chemicals, electricity, or radiation. Up to two million Americans seek medical care for burns every year. In most cases, burns occur at home, but they can also happen at work, or result from motor vehicle accidents. More that […]

Natural Remedies for Acne

isolated acne on woman face

Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem that develops when natural oil and dead skin cells plug your pores. Acne is also called pimples, blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, or zits. These may appear as a few red spots or pimples in its mild form, or as several pimples that cover your face, neck, back and chest, […]