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 […]

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, […]

Nutritional Remedies for Muscle Cramps

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Muscle cramps are involuntary muscle contractions or spasms that cause severe pain. Although cramps are generally harmless, they can cause great discomfort and can disrupt one’s activities and disturb sleep. Muscle cramps are common, and anybody can experience them at some point in their lives. However, muscle cramps are more likely to affect older people, […]

Nutritional Remedies for Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C is a viral disease that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis C virus, which may be transmitted through blood transfusions from an infected donor, undergoing repeated hemodialysis, sharing hypodermal needles, or getting tattoos using needles that have infected blood. Healthcare workers and newborn babies of infected mothers may also be […]

Nutritional Remedies for Anxiety

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Although feeling uneasy about something is nothing to be worried about, excessive levels of anxiety can impair one’s outlook and quality of life. To combat chronic anxiety, one may be advised to take prescription medications. Herbal and natural remedies have also become very popular nowadays as treatment for mental and psychological illnesses.  An investigation that […]

Nutritional Remedies for Aggressive and Violent Behavior

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Aggression and violence are common problems in society. These behaviors are common not only among adults, but in children and adolescents as well. While violence usually involves physical acts against other people, aggression usually involves verbal assaults and physical acts against other people, objects, or one’s self. These behaviors, when chronic and persistent, are often […]