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

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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 […]

Protein Bar Health Benefits

protein bars

Protein bars are often associated with high performance athletes, muscle-builders, and young active people. However, even busy professionals, mothers, and college students can benefit from these handy and tasty packets of nutrition. Busy people who run for work sometimes need to get a quick source of energy while on the go. But instead of grabbing […]

Nutritional Remedies for Wound Healing

Bandage

Wound healing is a natural process that helps the body to restore itself to health. It is a complex and dynamic process that involves different phases. These include control of bleeding (hemostasis), which begins immediately after tissue injury; inflammation, where immune cells try to fight invading microbes and clear cellular debris; and a series of […]

Nutritional Remedies for Eczema

Eczema Dermatitis on Front and Back of Hand

Eczema is a common skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation that causes itchy rashes and dry, scaly patches that come and go. Although it is not contagious, more than 15 million Americans have eczema. Most of these people have a family or personal history of allergies. Other common signs of eczema include blisters, oozing, crusting, […]

Natural Remedies to Improve Fertility

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Trouble with conceiving a child is one of the main causes of concern in married couples. There may be a problem with fertility if pregnancy has not been achieved after one year of trying; however, this by no means indicates that pregnancy is impossible. In fact, many couples are able to successfully conceive in their […]