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Month: October 2012

15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi)

15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi)

From MP Bhattathiry (Retd. Chief Technical Examiner to the Govt. of Kerala, India) The tulsi or holy basil is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition and is worshiped in the morning and evening by Hindus at large. The holy basil is also a herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments. Here’re top fifteen medicinal uses of tulsi. 1. Healing Power: The tulsi plant has many medicinal properties. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also sharpen memory. They promote the removal…

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How to Reduce, prevent, and Cope with Stress

How to Reduce, prevent, and Cope with Stress

Stress Management It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your career and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have more control than you might think. In fact, the simple realization that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. Managing stress is all about taking charge: of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you…

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Tomatoes May Lower Your Risk for Stroke

Tomatoes May Lower Your Risk for Stroke

By Denise MannWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Oct. 8, 2012 – Men who eat lots of tomatoes and tomato-based products may have a lower risk for stroke, a new study suggests. Tomatoes are rich in the antioxidant lycopene. Men who had the highest levels of lycopene in their blood were 55% less likely to have a stroke, compared with men who had the lowest levels of the antioxidant in their blood. The lowered risk was even greater for strokes caused…

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7 Ways to Use Fresh Fall Produce

7 Ways to Use Fresh Fall Produce

October 3, 2012     By Tina Hauper Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it—from the brightly-colored foliage to the smell of sweet cider donuts—it’s a season that brings me great joy. Once that slight chill in the air arrives, I immediately start to crave all of my favorite seasonal dishes. Farmers markets and my local grocery store are bursting with fresh produce right now, so warming up in the kitchen is that much more appealing. Here…

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Slow Aging from the Inside Out: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Slow Aging from the Inside Out: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

October 12, 2012       Stephanie Rose Speranza, Fox News Magazine Aging gracefully, to me, means being as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Diet and lifestyle choices are a major part of that. Even though I already make the effort to eat right and exercise, I’m always looking for ways to refine my diet and anti-aging strategies. But if you’re anything like me, all of the products, promises and philosophies out there can be overwhelming. When…

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Why Does Bad News Stress Women Out More than Men?

Why Does Bad News Stress Women Out More than Men?

Feeling stressed, ladies? It could be due to your mass-media dietBy ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN      October 11, 2012It’s hard to avoid the news, thanks to Twitter feeds, Facebook updates and the ubiquity of newsfeeds eager to flood your screen with both calamity and celebration. But how are all these current events affecting our psyche?To figure out whether our increasing exposure to 24-hour news coverage — especially negative news — has an impact on our stress levels, researchers from University of…

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These 3 Flowers Ought to Kick Your Insomnia

These 3 Flowers Ought to Kick Your Insomnia

Blackout curtains still not doing the trick? We uncovered studies that show how certain plants can deepen sleep and stop tossing and turning. For light sleepers: JasminePlace one of these varieties on your nightstand and experience a deeper REM cycle: Jasminum polyanthum (a vinelike plant with tiny flowers; see right)or Grand Duke of Tuscany, a variety of Jasminum sambac (a more shrublike strain) that grows fragrant, roselike blossoms. For stressed sleepers: LavenderThis plant’s flowery aroma slows heart rate and lowers…

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10 easy tips for successful weight loss

10 easy tips for successful weight loss

By Lucy Danziger From curbing your cravings to managing stress, you’ll be shedding those pounds in no time with these expert tips for successful weight loss. 1. Eat more slowly Slow down! Speeding through meals could be a ticket to stronger cravings and extra helpings. Women who took 29 to eat not only consumed fewer calories but also felt more satisfied than when they ate in only nine minutes, a study from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston notes. To hit the…

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25 Meals to Boost Your Mood

25 Meals to Boost Your Mood

by Shana Lebowitz     April 2012The milkshake may bring all the boys to the yard, but it won’t do much for our happiness levels. While a sweet treat may seem the obvious way to perk up, a nutritious diet’s a better bet for a good mood that lasts way after that sugar high wears off. From breakfast smoothies to salmon salad, the 25 meals below are tasty ways to feel mmm-mmm good. Breakfasts 1. Fortified whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk and…

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Can a few cherries a day keep gout away?

Can a few cherries a day keep gout away?

By Andrew M. Seaman    Fri Oct 12, 2012(Reuters Health) – Cherries may no longer be for just topping off ice cream sundaes; in a new study of people with gout, eating the fruit was linked with a 35 percent to 75 percent lower risk of having an attack.While adopting a cherry regimen sounds pleasant enough, the study’s lead author warns that the new study does not prove cherries prevent gout attacks, and he said patients should stick with their current…

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