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Month: May 2016

6 Foods That May Help Curb Your Allergies

6 Foods That May Help Curb Your Allergies

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, MS, RD   WebMD   Feature Reviewed by Luqman Seidu, MD Seasonal sniffles, sneezes, and itches got you down? There are things you can eat that may ease your allergy symptoms. No food is a proven cure. But fruits and vegetables are good for your whole body. They’re full of nutrients that can keep you healthy. They may also protect you from seasonal allergies. Try these items: 1. Onions, peppers, berries, and parsley all have quercetin. Elson…

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3 Ways to Bounce Back from Adversity

3 Ways to Bounce Back from Adversity

There’s new data on how to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’. Like the old Timex watch commercials, the key to longevity is resilience – the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity, such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a job. For about 20% of us (some research shows the numbers are higher) it comes naturally: You’re glad to get back into of the swing of life pretty quickly, and feel…

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Get Outside Every Day. Here’s Why.

Get Outside Every Day. Here’s Why.

By: Jordyn Cormier   May 25, 2016 It’s easy to get holed up in our dens of technology, but stepping outside, nature or not, is the best thing for you in oh so many ways. Whether your suffering from frequent colds or you are simply in a creativity rut, the outdoors may be just the fix you’re looking for. Ditch your stress. Time spent outside, specifically time spent immersed in nature, can bathe you in meditative relaxation. In Japan, it…

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Simple Carbohydrates vs. Complex Carbohydrates

Simple Carbohydrates vs. Complex Carbohydrates

Written by Kristeen Cherney     Medically Reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE on 30 March 2015 Carbohydrates are a major macronutrient and one of your body’s primary sources of energy. Still, there is a constant weight loss buzz that discourages eating them. The key is finding the right carbs — not avoiding them altogether. You may have heard that eating complex carbs is better than simple carbs. The problem is that nutrition labels don’t tell you if the…

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8 Everyday Activities That Increase Your Mental Health

8 Everyday Activities That Increase Your Mental Health

Which of these uncomplicated activities to you do most days? Do these most days and it will help protect your mental health. 1. Dwell on the positive Positive memories could be used as a way to help boost mental well-being, new research finds. People in the study were asked to focus on positive social memories. Participants focused on their own positive feelings from that memory as well as on the positive feelings of the other person. The results showed that…

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The Dangers of Using K-Cups for Your Morning Cup of Joe

The Dangers of Using K-Cups for Your Morning Cup of Joe

You might want to stick with your traditional coffee machine. BY MACAELA MACKENZIE    February 24, 2016  Women’s Health Opinions on having a morning cup of joe from a disposable coffee pod tend to be pretty divisive—you either love K-Cups or hate ‘em. But as of this week, personal opinions no longer matter for residents of one German city. Hamburg has officially banned all coffee pods (including K-Cups) from government buildings, citing their negative environmental impact, according to CNN. But…

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10 Simple Habits Proven to Make You Happier

10 Simple Habits Proven to Make You Happier

A new survey of 5,000 people has found a strong link between self-acceptance and happiness, despite the fact that it’s a habit not frequently practised. The finding comes from a survey carried out by the charity Action for Happiness, in collaboration with Do Something Different. For their survey, they identified ten everyday habits which science has shown can make people happier. Here are the 10 habits, with the average ratings of survey participants on a scale of 1-10, as to…

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The Herb that Shows Promise against Heart Disease

The Herb that Shows Promise against Heart Disease

By: Michelle Schoffro Cook   May 19, 2016    Follow Michelle at @mschoffrocook Few people give their heart and vascular system much consideration until something goes wrong. But the circulatory system, which comprises the heart, lungs, arteries and veins, keeps hormones, nutrients, oxygen and other gases flowing throughout the body. Essentially, it is the delivery system for the body, without which we could not live. However, with our modern high stress lifestyle with its stresses, fast food and insufficient activity,…

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The One Communication Skill That Will Improve All Of Your Relationships

The One Communication Skill That Will Improve All Of Your Relationships

By Katie Conlon   June 6, 2014 The Challenge: Communication makes or breaks a relationship. The Science: It’s not just how you respond in the bad times, but also in the good times. The Solution: Here’s a science-based communication trick for awesome relationships! We don’t always know how to connect with others in the most effective way. Relationships are an important component of a thriving life. But which behaviors do the most to strengthen the relationships in our lives?  Sometimes,…

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Doing This ONE Thing Reduces Stress and Improves Brain Performance

Doing This ONE Thing Reduces Stress and Improves Brain Performance

There’s a reason that they call it ‘paying’ attention, and doing this one thing can help you reduce stress and help your brain perform better, rather than making you pay for your effort. Mentally, it can be exhausting to not even get much done in a work day or a day at home when you hoped to get more done than you accomplished. But you just can’t keep pushing forward when your brain stops working as well as it should….

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