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Month: January 2016

5 Ways to Stop Overthinking

5 Ways to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is one of the biggest causes of unhappiness. Overthinking can create problems that weren’t even there or may not even happen in the first place. Most of the problems or situations we conjure up in our mind are fear and worry based and do not aid us – although we think that by overthinking we are helping or protecting ourselves in some way.  What we are really doing is robbing ourselves of this gift in this very moment. Once…

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5 Foods are Essential for Longevity

5 Foods are Essential for Longevity

110-Year-Old Man Says These 5 Foods are Essential for Longevity Secrets to a long, healthy life Mike Barrett BY MIKE BARRETT     POSTED ON DECEMBER 23, 2014 A man named Bernardo LaPallo is over 110 years old, although most would think he is younger. Like many living to be his age, LaPallo credits his long life with eating a lot of organic fruit and vegetables, while avoiding other foods like the plague. He especially recognizes these 5 foods, a…

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Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

By Kelli Miller    WebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD   Aug. 20, 2015 What’s for dinner? The question is popping up in an unexpected place – the psychiatrist’s office. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the brain, too. The knowledge is giving rise to a concept called “nutritional (or food) psychiatry.” “Traditionally, we haven’t been trained to ask about food and nutrition,” says psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD,…

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7 Ways Mentally Strong People Deal With Stress

7 Ways Mentally Strong People Deal With Stress

Jul 27, 2015   Amy Morin     What Mentally Strong People Don’t Do While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people are able to thrive despite added tension. In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for growth. Whether they’re dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people don’t let stress drag them down. Here are 7 ways mentally strong people handle stress effectively: 1. They accept that stress is part of life….

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How You See the World Is How the World Sees You

How You See the World Is How the World Sees You

by Vishnus Virtues Growing up, I believed the world I lived in was a struggle. And you know, I was right. It was. At home, I repeatedly heard things like, “money doesn’t grow on trees,” and “we can’t afford that.” I began to notice that things that I wanted cost too much and were out of reach. While working in our small family business growing up, I heard my parents say regularly that business was a struggle and it was…

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A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior

A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior

Peter Bregman     OCTOBER 14, 2015 “Whoa! What are you doing?” I asked aghast. I had just walked into my daughter’s room as she was working on a science project. Normally, I would have been pleased at such a sight. But this time, her project involved sand. A lot of it. And, while she had put some plastic underneath her work area, it wasn’t nearly enough. The sand was spreading all over our newly renovated floors. My daughter, who…

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4 Strategies for Attracting Positive People

4 Strategies for Attracting Positive People

Judith Orloff       Jan 7, 2016 Are you tired of the type of people you are attracting in your life? Do you want a more commanding role in who you attract? Positive energy is that mysterious, seemingly elusive magnetism between us that enhances love, friendship, work, and all endeavors seeking success. As a psychiatrist, I work with my patients to help them grasp the energetic exchange between people —those who give energy, and those who drain it.  Understanding…

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Learn How To Fight The Flu With Nature’s Secret Weapon, Vitamin D

Learn How To Fight The Flu With Nature’s Secret Weapon, Vitamin D

By Adam Pegg    November 27, 2013 Tis’ the season of the pesky flu that can potentially ruin a whole week of your good health. There are a few well known ways to protect yourself from this nuisance, like washing your hands, getting vaccinated, and getting sleep. Now let’s take it a step further. I wrote this article so that you can learn how to fight the flu with nature’s secret weapon, vitamin D. Vitamin D is most commonly known…

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Food Additives Can Make Children Behave Badly

Food Additives Can Make Children Behave Badly

Irritability, temper outbursts, oppositional defiance, restlessness and difficulty falling asleep are the main behavioral effects of food additives. But parents rarely realize that food chemicals can be associated with many other effects including arguing with siblings, making silly noises, speech delay, anxiety, depression or difficulty concentrating. Additive-free children are generally calmer, happier and more cooperative. Additives used in hundreds of children’s foods and drinks can cause temper tantrums and disruptive behaviour, researchers have found.Researchers found that children as young as…

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8 Probiotic Foods That Aren’t Yogurt

8 Probiotic Foods That Aren’t Yogurt

Here’s a quick guide to the foods you need for a healthier gut. LAMBETH HOCHWALD     November 12, 2015 When we think of probiotics, which work to restore the body’s microbial balance, we usually think about yogurt. Truth is, there plenty of other foods you can eat to stay healthy. “Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that we all contain in our digestive tract, and prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that act as food for probiotics, helping them to grow,” says Dr….

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