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Month: April 2013

What to Eat to Help You Sleep

What to Eat to Help You Sleep

February 21, 2013    by David Grotto, RD, author of The Best Things You Can Eat The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now considers our lack of sleep a “public health epidemic.” Currently, Americans spend more than $84 million on over-the-counter sleep aids each year, leaving many searching for natural, cost-effective ways to help manage their sleep deficit. So, what’s keeping everybody up? Lack of sleep can be influenced by many factors, from medical illness to side effects…

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7 Foods that Help to Quench Your Hunger

7 Foods that Help to Quench Your Hunger

By Iryna Ostapets    Guest Writer for Wake Up World    6th April 2013      Weight loss is one of the most common personal challenges among today’s generation, with a majority of people in many developed countries suffering from obesity. The abundance of poor food choices and a sedentary lifestyle are the culprits of our health problems. There are a lot of tasty foods that can actually increase the body’s appetite. But in order to reduce weight, we have…

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10 Reasons Why We Need at Least 8 Hugs a Day

10 Reasons Why We Need at Least 8 Hugs a Day

BY MARCUS JULIAN FELICETTI   AUGUST 10, 2012  Hugging therapy is definitely a powerful way of healing. Research shows that hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. Research shows a proper deep hug, where the hearts are pressing together, can benefit you in these ways: 1. The nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety. This helps with open and honest communication. 2. Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin…

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20 Pain Killers in your Kitchen

20 Pain Killers in your Kitchen

A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO TAKING MEDICATION 20 Painkillers in Your Kitchen Make muscle pain a memory with ginger When Danish researchers asked achy people to jazz up their diets with ginger, it eased muscle and joint pain, swelling and stiffness for up to 63 percent of them within two months. Experts credit ginger’s potent compounds called gingerols, which prevent the production of pain-triggering hormones. The study-recommended dose: Add at least 1 teaspoon of dried ginger or 2 teaspoons of chopped…

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9 Reasons to Love Lentils

9 Reasons to Love Lentils

Diana Herrington  May 18, 2011One of the Top 5 Healthiest Foods On The Planet…as selected by Health Magazine.Lentils are good for so many parts of your life: your body, your blood, your pocketbook, your taste buds, and even the environment.Most recipes with lentils are gluten-free and sugar-free.9 Big Benefits of these Tiny Beans1. Low Cost:Just 20-30 cents will you buy one cup of lentils which can supply 1/3 of the daily protein requirement for a 150-pound adult, plus a truckload…

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Study Shows Seeing Smiles Can Lower Aggression

Study Shows Seeing Smiles Can Lower Aggression

By Maia Szalavitz  April 04, 2013      A happy face can certainly lift spirits, but can it reduce rage?Studies have documented that the physical act of smiling is a universal, and effective way to lift mood, if briefly. But in the latest research on the power of the smile, researchers led by Marcus Munafo of the University of Bristol in England found that even seeing smiles on the faces of others can have a profound effect on a person’s…

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Five Natural Remedies to Reduce Inflammation

Five Natural Remedies to Reduce Inflammation

By Carey Rossi     Guest Writer for Wake Up World Inflammation — what does the word mean to you? For most people, it’s a swollen cut or the swelling that occurs with pain or injury. And while, yes, these outward signs indicate inflammation, this same action happens deep inside the body. This natural process takes place when the body’s normal protective mechanisms are lacking or even over-acting. In some, inflammation is chronic because their bodies are exposed to stress: internal,…

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Self-Help & Coping Tips to Overcome Depression

Self-Help & Coping Tips to Overcome Depression

Dealing with Depression Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t beat it through sheer willpower, but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself…

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Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis)

Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis)

Spirulina Benefits Spirulina is a simple one-celled microscopic blue-green algae with the scientific name Arthrospira platensis. Under a microscope, spirulina appears as long, thin, blue-green spiral threads. The odor and taste of spirulina is similar to seaweed. Spirulina can be found in many freshwater environments, including ponds, lakes, and rivers. It thrives best under pesticide-free conditions with plenty of sunlight and moderate temperature levels, but it is also highly adaptable, surviving even in extreme conditions. More than 25,000 species of…

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Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity

Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity

Eat Fish, Live Longer? WebMD News from HealthDay By Kathleen Doheny     HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) – Regularly eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids might lengthen your life, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,600 older adults found those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids – found in salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout and albacore tuna – lived more than two years longer on average than those with lower blood levels….

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