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8 Healthy Ways to Boost Energy

8 Healthy Ways to Boost Energy

Your food and beverage choices can have a big effect on your energy levels throughout the day, an expert says. As our energy levels decrease because of our overstressed lifestyles, many people look for a quick fix to combat fatigue. Energy drinks mask the symptoms of fatigue and dehydrate the body. The majority of energy drinks contain excess sugar, high levels of caffeine and other stimulants. Relying on caffeine and energy drinks makes us feel worse in the long run…

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7 Nutrients Your Brain Needs To Stay Young

7 Nutrients Your Brain Needs To Stay Young

Perhaps you remember hearing your parents or some other authority figures telling you that fish is brain food. What they meant was that fish contains nutrients called omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to enhance or improve brain function and help it to stay young. For those of you who don’t care for fish or who don’t consume animal products, there are various supplements you can take to get your omega-3s. But omega-3s are not the only good brain…

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Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

A healthy diet as you’re growing up may help you have a higher IQ, while a diet high in processed foods, fat and sugar may result in a lower IQ, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health in February 2011. Many of the same foods typically recommended for a healthy diet may also be good for your IQ. Fish and Omega-3 Sources Omega-3 fats, found in many types of fish and seafood, walnuts and…

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How to Naturally Increase Testosterone in Men

How to Naturally Increase Testosterone in Men

Testosterone is a hormone that is secreted in both men and women. It is responsible for sex drive, as well as protein processing for muscle mass development and strength. Testosterone declines with age, illness and poor nutrition in both genders, though this change may be more marked in men. Synthetic hormone replacement therapy can cause adverse side effects. A natural way to raise the body’s testosterone levels safely include supplementing the diet with specific nutrients and physical exercise. Step 1…

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Nutritional Strategies to Ease Anxiety

Nutritional Strategies to Ease Anxiety

According the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. That’s 40 million adults—18% of the population—who struggle with anxiety. Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand, with about half of those with depression also experiencing anxiety. Specific therapies and medications can help relieve the burden of anxiety, yet only about a third of people suffering from this condition seek treatment. In my practice, part of what I discuss when…

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Best Supplement To Improve IQ By 10%

Best Supplement To Improve IQ By 10%

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — an omega-3 fatty acid — can improve IQ by 10%, new research finds. People in the study, who were aged over 65, were given 2g/day of DHA for a year. A control group was given a placebo of corn oil. The high quality study involved 240 Chinese individuals. Their IQ and other measures of cognitive function were tested after 6 and 12 months. The study’s authors explain the results: “…oral DHA supplementation (2 g/d) for 12 months…

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Omega-3s May Protect Against Schizophrenia

Omega-3s May Protect Against Schizophrenia

Omega-3 supplements may help keep young people with a high risk of schizophrenia from getting the condition, according to a small study. Back in 2010, Australian researchers reported that taking the supplements for 12 weeks prevented a first episode of a psychotic disorder for up to a year in high-risk study participants ages 13-25. Now, in a follow-up study, the team checked on how 71 of the 81 volunteers were doing. They found that: 9.8% of the group given omega-3…

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7 Foods That May Help Lengthen Your Lifespan

7 Foods That May Help Lengthen Your Lifespan

If we want to live longer, healthier lives where our risk of suffering from major illnesses and health conditions is minimized, cleaning up our diets is a must. According to WebMD, the amount of research we now have access to is proving that there could be such a thing as a “longevity diet.” Most people grasp the general understanding of what a healthy diet looks like. We know it’s all about fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good fats and lean sources…

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7 Ways to Combat the Worst Spring Allergy Season Yet

7 Ways to Combat the Worst Spring Allergy Season Yet

By: Diana Vilibert     March 2, 2016     Follow Diana at @dianavilibert If you’re one of the 50 million North Americans who suffer from spring allergies, you may find yourself suffering a bit more this year. The amount of pollen in the air each spring has been getting worse in recent years due to climate change, and this year may bring the worst pollen season yet, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Luckily, you…

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Why You Might Want to Start Taking Fish Oil

Why You Might Want to Start Taking Fish Oil

Alexandra Sifferlin     @acsifferlin      April 26, 2016      Combining depression drugs with nutrient supplements could make them more effective Finding ways to make antidepressants more effective could help the millions of people who take them for depression. Now early research suggests pairing the medication with certain supplements, including omega-3 fish oil and vitamin D, could be one way to do so. In the new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers looked at what…

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