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Month: July 2016

6 Health Reasons To Eat Spicy Foods More Often

6 Health Reasons To Eat Spicy Foods More Often

Many people from different cultures and backgrounds worldwide have a special place in their hearts for spicy foods, and it turns out that these foods don’t only taste great, but provide wonderful health benefits as well. Although everyone prefers a different level of spice in their foods, it doesn’t actually matter how much your food burns your tongue, but what type of spice you use in your cooking. Spices can serve as wonderful alternatives to medicines and other conventional healing…

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Could Fruit And Veg Boost Happiness?

Could Fruit And Veg Boost Happiness?

The reasons experts usually give for eating more fruit and vegetables tend to be about long-term health benefits, but piling on the produce may also improve wellbeing in the shorter term, researchers say. Based on national surveys in Australia, the study team linked increases in fruit and vegetable servings per day to rising happiness over two years. With the addition of eight portions of fruit and veg daily, the change in wellbeing was about equivalent to going from unemployment to…

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Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue

Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn’t a psychological problem Chronic fatigue syndrome – a condition that continues to baffle doctors – may be influenced by a person’s intestinal bacteria – sometimes called gut microbiome, new research finds. “Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have a different profile of bacterial species in their gut microbiome than healthy individuals,” said the study’s senior author, Maureen Hanson. She’s a professor of molecular biology and genetics at Cornell…

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The Common Spice That Boosts Learning Ability

The Common Spice That Boosts Learning Ability

One cause of low learning ability is an imbalance of proteins in the hippocampus that can be corrected. The common household spice cinnamon could be used to enhance learning ability, a new study reveals. Some people seem to have more difficulties with learning than others. Some lab mice are the same. But when lab mice that were poor learners were fed cinnamon their learning improved, the researchers found. Dr Kalipada Pahan, who led the study, said: “This would be one…

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5 Great Ways To Experience More Joy and Feel Happy About Life

5 Great Ways To Experience More Joy and Feel Happy About Life

I think the majority of us in this world want to be happy, whether we know it or not. With all that life brings us, however, it can be easier said than done at times, and we can forget how to just be simply happy. They say the goal behind every goal is happiness, and I would tend to agree with that. When we choose to be happy, our life just flows, and that happiness can have a positive effect…

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Migraines Linked To Lack Of Specific Vitamins

Migraines Linked To Lack Of Specific Vitamins

Many young adults, teens and children with migraines are deficient in these three nutrients, study finds. Mild deficiency of coenzyme Q10, riboflavin and vitamin D has been found in a high percentage of patients with migraines. Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that supplementation of coenzyme Q10, riboflavin and vitamin D may benefit migraine patients. The patients’ blood levels of vitamin D, coenzyme Q10 and riboflavin were checked. Deficient patients were given vitamin supplementation. Young women and girls…

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Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control

Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control

North Americans seem very afraid of cancer, with good reason. Unlike other things that kill us, it often seems to come out of nowhere. But evidence has increasingly accumulated that cancer may be preventable, too. Unfortunately, this has inflamed as much as it has assuaged people’s fears. As a physician, I have encountered many people who believe that heart disease, which is the single biggest cause of death among North Americans, is largely controllable. After all, if people ate better,…

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The Best Foods for Healthy Skin

The Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Research on the best foods for healthy skin is limited. Still, antioxidant-rich foods seem to have a protective effect for the skin. Consider these skin-friendly foods: Carrots, apricots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables Spinach and other green leafy vegetables Tomatoes Blueberries Beans, peas and lentils Salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish Nuts On the flip side, some foods seem to be associated with skin damage. For example, some research suggests that a diet high in processed or…

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Seniors With Access To Medical Marijuana Use Fewer Prescription Drugs

Seniors With Access To Medical Marijuana Use Fewer Prescription Drugs

Physicians wrote significantly fewer prescriptions for painkillers and other medications for elderly and disabled patients who had legal access to medical marijuana, a new study finds. In fact, Medicare saved more than $165 million in 2013 on prescription drugs in the District of Columbia and 17 states that allowed cannabis to be used as medicine, researchers calculated. If every state in the nation legalized medical marijuana, the study forecast that the federal program would save more than $468 million a…

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18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Building mental strength takes hard work and commitment, but it’s the key to reaching your greatest potential. As the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that can rob you of mental strength. After all, it only takes one bad habit to hold you back from reaching your greatest potential. In addition to giving up those bad habits, however, it’s also important to perform exercises that build your…

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