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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Turmeric: How This Spice Can Potentially Improve Your Health

Turmeric: How This Spice Can Potentially Improve Your Health

Most people are familiar with turmeric (scientific name: Curcuma longa1) as a yellow spice that’s used in Indian cuisine and has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor.

Traditionally called “Indian saffron,” turmeric is actually a...

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Blood Pressure: Can It Be Too Low?

New findings focus on diastolic blood pressure---the second number in your blood pressure reading.

Of the two numbers that make up your blood pressure reading, the first one (systolic blood pressure) typically gets more attention. That's because as people age, their arteries loose their elas...

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Mindfulness for Health and Peace of Mind

Every aspect of my life has been affected by my high cortisol levels. My body does not respond well to the havoc my untrained mind wreaks. These daily mindfulness practices have been the most successful in lowering my hormone levels, promoting sleep, controlling appetite, and keeping me calm & res...

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Despite Promises, Antibiotics in Meat Supply Skyrocketing

Despite Promises, Antibiotics in Meat Supply Skyrocketing


Heavy reliance on antibiotics in medicine and agriculture has brought about drug-resistant bacteria, which exacerbate successful treatment of many infections.

That’s a fact that people responsible for food production at larg...

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Limber up for better health!

Simple exercises can make you more limber. Stretching can improve your circulation and posture because it helps increase your range of motion, strength, coordination, and flexibility.

Regular stretching reduces muscle tension and promotes freer movement. It should be comfortable and relaxing....

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Depression And Heart Disease: A Two-Way Street

After a heart attack---which is often when a person is first diagnosed with heart disease---it's completely normal to feel moody, distressed, or irritable. Anxiety, which often goes hand in hand with depression, is common as well. People who undergo bypass surgery or a heart valve operation can ta...

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The Latest Superfood: Red Cabbage Sprouts

The Latest Superfood: Red Cabbage Sprouts

New science reveals that red cabbage sprouts contain 40 times more vitamin E and six times more vitamin C, aka ascorbic acid, than the same veggie as a fully mature plant. That's a lot of colds prevented and inflammation decreased.

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HEALTH BENEFIT OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Apple cider vinegar isn't just for cooking. Actually! Never was. You have the inures handily? Start using it. Fine ways to save money for your health as well as cooking. Oh! Also, pass it on.
Did you know. Our grandparents enjoyed all around health because of this simple drink. Here...

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Depression And Heart Disease: A Two-Way Street

Watch for the warning signs of depression, which is often missed in people with heart disease.

All people have days when they feel sad, gloomy, or down in the dumps. But if those feelings last for weeks and you gradually stop feeling hopeful or happy about anything in your life, you may have...

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How to Develop a New Gut for the New Year

How to Develop a New Gut for the New Year

Are you still trying to achieve the goals you set for yourself in 2016? You wouldn't be the only one. According to Forbes Magazine, only 8 percent of people who set New Year's Resolutions will accomplish them.1

There are secrets to achieving yo...

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