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Month: August 2014

7 Ways to Rewire Your Brain For Powerful Life Changes

7 Ways to Rewire Your Brain For Powerful Life Changes

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha We all want to be happier, right? In our culture, we place so much emphasis – even pride – on our ability to manage numerous priorities. We rise early, tackle our work, stay late, go home, and hopefully have some energy left for family time and maybe even some fun. People nowadays take less vacation, work longer days, and retire at a later age. As a result, our brains…

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11 Ways To Become Your Truest and Greatest Self

11 Ways To Become Your Truest and Greatest Self

BY DR. NAOMI PABST      MARCH 14, 2014 Being precisely who you are, at your highest level, is your ticket to magnetizing the things you want most in your life. This is true for your love life, career, relationships, prosperity, health, and so on. It’s also the magic formula that will enable you to make a more powerful contribution to this world than you ever thought possible. So here, allow me to present to you my 11 stepping stones…

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Health Benefits of Magnesium

Health Benefits of Magnesium

Top 6 Health Benefits of Magnesium By April Klazema     March 20, 2014 You probably already know a lot about the other vitamins and minerals that are crucial to your overall optimal health, such as iron, calcium, and vitamin C, but other minerals – such as magnesium – are often neglected when it comes to choosing the foods and supplements that you put into your diet in order to stay healthy. However, magnesium has a number of incredible health…

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BPA is still everywhere, and mounting evidence suggests harmful effects

BPA is still everywhere, and mounting evidence suggests harmful effects

By Amanda Mascarelli    December 9, 2013 These days the baby aisle shelves are lined with products proudly announcing: “BPA-free.” As a mom and a consumer, this is reassuring. BPA (bisphenol A), a chemical used in the production of plastics and many other products, has been linked to a variety of health problems such as reproductive disorders, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A 2003-2004 national health survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found BPA in more than 93…

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The Toothpaste Ingredient That Has Experts Worried

The Toothpaste Ingredient That Has Experts Worried

What You Need to Know About the Toothpaste Ingredient Making Headlines August 15, 2014     By Amanda Gardner How safe is your toothpaste? A flurry of recent news stories about Colgate Total Toothpaste and triclosan, a chemical with a somewhat checkered past, may have you wondering. Triclosan is best known as an ingredient in antibacterial soaps that doesn’t seem to offer any extra germ-killing benefits, while possibly promoting drug-resistant bacteria in the environment. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration…

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Paralyzed By Doubt? 5 Ways To Live A Life You Love

Paralyzed By Doubt? 5 Ways To Live A Life You Love

BY REBECCA BUTLER     AUGUST 1, 2014  Fear and doubt are sneaky. They’re forms of energy constantly attempting to capture your attention. The thing is, what we focus on is what we grow. So if you want to change your environment, your career, your relationship, your approach to abundance — if you’re looking to transcend your current circumstances and rise to the next level — here are a few tips to help you do so. 1. Practice radical belief….

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Insomnia Relief Never Tasted So Good

Insomnia Relief Never Tasted So Good

Michelle Schoffro Cook    August 22, 2014 Scientists could have some welcome news for insomniacs struggling to get a good night’s sleep. Researchers who presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 Annual Meeting found that tart cherry juice may help improve sleep quality, duration, reduce the severity of insomnia, and increase overall sleep efficiency. Researchers from Louisiana State University gave insomniacs either eight ounces of tart cherry juice or an artificial cherry drink twice a day for two weeks.  The Montmorency…

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9 Ways To Become A Better, More Positive You

9 Ways To Become A Better, More Positive You

BY BELINDA ANDERSON    DECEMBER 8, 2013  Our lives are often filled with challenges, which can sometimes make it very difficult to be positive. However, I know that choosing to be positive has helped me turn my life around and become a better me. I find myself seeing the positive much more than the negative, which is a vast contrast from my earlier years! But don’t be fooled into thinking it’s easy-peasy, because it’s not. Here are nine steps I’ve…

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WHAT NOT TO TAKE BACK-TO-SCHOOL? STRESS. IT’S TOXIC!

WHAT NOT TO TAKE BACK-TO-SCHOOL? STRESS. IT’S TOXIC!

August 19, 2014     By Alexandra Zissu, Editorial Director If you’re busily stressing out about getting your kids ready and scheduled for the impending school year, stop. Researchers orders! A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified a surprising environmental toxin that can damage developing brains and have lifetime effects on mental functioning. The culprit? Stress. Researchers found that children exposed to chronic stress had smaller amygdalae and hippocampuses. Huh? These are areas of the brain involved…

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7 Exercises That Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

7 Exercises That Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

As a daily positive thinker,  life’s distractions, negative people, and other external “brain drainers” can leave you faced with challenges to conquer. The good part is, you can learn to train your brain to help stay positive when times are tough. Try these 7 tips to help train your brain to stay positive: 1. Daily Gratitude “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher Place your journal, a pad and pen or your phone…

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