The Best Support and Practices For Your Mental Health

The Best Support and Practices For Your Mental Health

A psychologist shares tips on how to find and maintain the mental health support you need. Mental health struggles can affect anyone. Even high-profile celebrities put on a brave public face to hide their struggles, and no one (not even Anthony Bourdain or Kate Spade, who both died by suicide in June 2018) is immune. But the reality is many people living with mental health issues and other invisible conditions still sweep internal despair under the rug instead of opening…

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15 Healthy Choices To Help You Be Your Best Self

15 Healthy Choices To Help You Be Your Best Self

How Many Of These Healthy HabitsHave You Incorporated Into Your Lifestyle? Take the Stairs instead of the elevator Find Something Active You Enjoy and stay active Read Labels and be on guard for less than healthy ingredients Choose Whole Grains and add more fiber to your diet Minimize Sugar where possible Minimize Salt when you can Minimize GMOS as often as possible Minimize Pesticides that can be prevalant in many of our foods Minimize HormoneDisruptors that can cause problems in your…

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Embracing Change and Impermanence

Embracing Change and Impermanence

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” ~Karen Kaiser Clark Life can be a persistent teacher. When we fail to learn life’s lessons the first time around, life has a way of repeating them to foster understanding. Over the last few years, my life was shaken up by dramatic circumstances. I resisted the impermanence of these events in my life and struggled with embracing change. When I resisted the lessons that change brought, a roller coaster of changes continued…

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The Everyday Foods Linked To Good Mental Health

The Everyday Foods Linked To Good Mental Health

The foods can offset the impact of major life events, like divorce and unemployment. Eating more fruits and vegetables is linked to a lower risk of depression new research concludes. An extra four portions of fruit and vegetables per day can offset the impact of major life events, like divorce and unemployment. The boost from more fruit and vegetables could counteract half the pain of getting divorced or one-quarter that of being unemployed. The effect on mental well-being of eating 8…

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6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress Naturally

6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress Naturally

There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the direction the world is heading. And guess who the decks are stacked against? We’re pretty sure you can figure that one out.  Hardworking people who get up, go to work, and just want to live an ordinary and peaceful life are thrown into a vicious cycle of unrelenting turbulence and cynicism. World events affect our health, whether we realize it or not. More on this later. We Have Enough to…

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Pretty Much Everything We Eat Is Full Of Sugar, And That’s A Major Problem

Pretty Much Everything We Eat Is Full Of Sugar, And That’s A Major Problem

Additives sure aren’t adding to your health. A frighteningly large portion of the calories and sugar North Americans eat comes from ultra-processed foods, which are tinkered with even more than regularly processed foods and may contribute to serious health issues like Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil found that ultra-processed foods are responsible for almost 60 percent of all the calories North Americans consume and about…

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10 Ideas to Help With Loneliness

10 Ideas to Help With Loneliness

Have you ever been lonely in a crowd? Have you ever been perfectly content all alone? Me too. And I have also suffered from loneliness. Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon that has at its base a powerful emotion that has survival value for children. All of us have experienced some degree of abandonment, if only for a short time, and remember the painful and scary feeling that goes along with it. Whenever we are reminded of this…

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Smart Speakers May Detect Cardiac Arrest

Smart Speakers May Detect Cardiac Arrest

Home devices that use A I may be able to pick up signs of distress and call for help. Amazon Alexa and Google Home could be lifesavers — quite literally. A team at the University of Washington (UW) created a new tool that can monitor people for cardiac arrest through your at-home smart speaker. When someone experiences cardiac arrest, they become unresponsive and may stop breathing or gasp for air. The tool can detect that gasp, known as agonal breathing,…

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Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know

Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know

In a new round of testing, the nonprofit watchdog Environmental Working Group found the weedkiller glyphosate in all 21 cereal and snack products it sampled. “All but four contained levels higher than what EWG considers protective for children’s health,” says Alexis Temkin, PhD, an EWG toxicologist and co-author of the new report, issued Wednesday. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup. Monsanto took exception to the report and said its products contain safe levels of chemicals, well below…

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What Is Folic Acid, Why Do You Need It And What Foods Have It?

What Is Folic Acid, Why Do You Need It And What Foods Have It?

What Is Folic Acid? Folic acid is the synthetic version of the folate, a B vitamin that’s vital for the formation of red blood cells. It also plays a part in helping the body’s nerves function properly. The vitamin is essential in helping DNA form within cells, “allowing each cell to replicate perfectly”, according to the BDA, the association of British dieticians. If you don’t have enough folic acid in your body, it can cause a form of anaemia –…

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