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Month: January 2022

How To Manage Fear Around COVID While Still Staying Safe

How To Manage Fear Around COVID While Still Staying Safe

There’s a delicate balance between vigilance and prioritizing other parts of our physical and mental health. Here’s what to know. At this point in the pandemic, many people are struggling to make decisions about how to behave. Since the start of the pandemic, the bulk of messaging about COVID has been extremely fear-based. We’ve read scary headline after scary headline as we have kept tabs on record-high case counts, death rates and hospitalization rates. We have consumed stories of people’s…

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More Olive Oil May Bring Longer Life

More Olive Oil May Bring Longer Life

Swapping out the butter or other artery-clogging fats in your diet for heart-healthy olive oil may add years to your life, researchers say. Folks who consume more than 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil a day are less likely to die from heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or lung disease when compared to people who consume less of this healthy fat, a new study finds. It’s not just adding olive oil to your diet that staves off death…

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Raw or Cooked? How Best to Eat 11 Fruits and Vegetables

Raw or Cooked? How Best to Eat 11 Fruits and Vegetables

Find out which foods you should eat raw or cooked to maximize antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of nutrients and antioxidants like carotenoids, flavonoids, and polyphenols that help prevent health issues like cancer and cardiovascular disease and can improve mood. Antioxidants help your body counteract damage caused by toxic byproducts called free radicals. Eating more fruits and vegetables also increases your vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, thiamine, and niacin, minerals, and fiber. But it can be tricky…

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If The Cold Months Have You Down, You May Be Experiencing This Disorder

If The Cold Months Have You Down, You May Be Experiencing This Disorder

It may be more than winter blues.   With temperatures dropping and the days getting darker sooner, you may find it’s affecting your mood — and you may not feel like leaving the house as much either. Maybe you think it’s just a case of winter blues. The cause might also be something a bit more serious, like seasonal affective disorder (SAD). According to the Cleveland Clinic, this condition is exactly what it sounds like, a “depression that gets triggered…

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22 Interesting Facts

22 Interesting Facts

Happy New Year! In honor of 2022, I present to you 22 interesting little factoids to ponder. Avocados are toxic to almost every other animal except humans. Your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once. Loneliness is a greater hazard than obesity. Airplane food isn’t very tasty because our sense of smell and taste decrease by 20% to 50% while flying. A German study concludes that staring at women’s…

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