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Month: December 2015

Top 10 Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

Top 10 Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

by Alyssa Sparacino This year, pick one of these worthy resolutions, and stick with it. Here’s to your health! New Year, healthier you New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week,…

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Why This Cardiologist Recommends Probiotics For Heart Health

Why This Cardiologist Recommends Probiotics For Heart Health

by Dr. Joel Kahn   December 24, 2014  There’s no doubt that when the hottest topics in medicine for 2014 are compiled, the microbiome will be on everybody’s short list. This mass of bacteria has fascinated the nation and filled headlines. The fact that we have perhaps 100 trillion bacteria living in our bodies, estimated to be 10 times the number of cells in our body; the fact that our bacteria weigh at least 5 pounds; the fact that the…

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The Healthiest Mushrooms

The Healthiest Mushrooms

Certain fungi are potent disease fighters and a wise addition to your diet. Though some are more effective than others, we’ve sorted out which mushrooms pack the most powerful – and healthy – punch. White button mushrooms: Studies have shown that this popular mushroom has been effective in preventing breast and prostate cancer in both animal and human cells. Not getting enough? Nix the chips or crackers for dips, and try using white button mushrooms to dip instead. They’re the…

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8 Chores With Unexpected Scientific Health Benefits

8 Chores With Unexpected Scientific Health Benefits

Why washing dishes, making your bed, dusting, and other common chores can lower stress, boost happiness, and protect against heart disease. You’ll never look at your To-Do list the same way again. By Lauren Gelman Wash dishes: Reduce anxiety People who cleaned their plates mindfully (they focused on smelling the soap, feeling the water temperature, and touching the dishes) lowered their nervousness levels by 27 percent, found a recent study of 51 people out of Florida State University’s psychology department….

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8 Fascinating Things We Learned About Sleep In 2015

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About Sleep In 2015

Scientists dove deeper into the mystery of sleep this year. 12/22/2015    Carolyn Gregoire    Senior Health & Science Writer, The Huffington Post Turning off your devices and practicing mindfulness can help you get better sleep, research suggests. Arianna Huffington has shared the big idea that she thinks will define 2016 — and it’s probably not what you would expect. “Sleep. That’s right, sleep!” Huffington wrote in a Dec. 16 blog post. “How much and how well we sleep in…

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Is Yogurt the Secret to Happiness?

Is Yogurt the Secret to Happiness?

Recent research reveals fascinating new connections between gut and brain — and yogurt’s mood-boosting abilities. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet December 15, 2015 Scientists have long known that the brain sends signals to the gut, a process that reveals why stress, for example, can express itself through gastrointestinal symptoms. But it wasn’t until 2013, when researchers at the UCLA uncovered the first evidence that the signal can go the other way as well: from gut to brain. By studying a…

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13 Health Benefits of Oranges

13 Health Benefits of Oranges

by Diana Herrington “Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness.” – Tae Yun Kim Who doesn’t love a delicious and juicy orange as a snack? They are popular with athletes because they can be easily eaten for a burst of energy. I enjoy eating one or two oranges a day most of the year for that same energy-boosting effect. 13 Health Benefits of Oranges: 1. Helps Prevent Cancer Oranges are rich in citrus…

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5 Holiday Spices That Could Help Boost Health

5 Holiday Spices That Could Help Boost Health

Posted: 12/03/2015    Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.  The holidays are here, and we are all getting ready to head into the kitchen to make that favorite meal. Most of us associate holiday food with overindulgence and sneaking in ingredients that we would not normally eat. Thankfully, some holiday dishes are actually loaded with healthy ingredients. Many of the spices used around the holidays have unknown health benefits and should be enjoyed this holiday season. Use this list of holiday spices in…

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Canada Plans to Use Its Marijuana Revenue in the Best Possible Way

Canada Plans to Use Its Marijuana Revenue in the Best Possible Way

Kyle Jaeger  DECEMBER 22ND 2015 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become one of the marijuana legalization movement’s greatest allies since taking office in October. And his latest plans for legal pot demonstrate how the public can benefit from marijuana whether or not they are smoking it. Once the country implements its legalized marijuana system, Trudeau said that revenue from pot sales will fund addiction treatment, mental health services, and education programs. Rather than put the money toward general revenues,…

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What Are the Best Nuts and Seeds?

What Are the Best Nuts and Seeds?

October 19, 2015      By Dr. Mercola If you ever find yourself hungry and at a loss for a healthy snack… a handful of raw nuts or seeds is virtually always a good choice. They’re easy to travel with (stash a small bag in your purse or desk drawer at work) and they keep well at home in your fridge (nuts and seeds go rancid easily, so storing them in the refrigerator or freezer helps). You can feast on…

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