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Garbage In, Garbage Out

One of my SP friends (thanks _Ramona!) shared this link to a program.

https://www.fmtv.com/21-day-program/free-screening

I just watched the entire thing. It's LONG. But my reaction was WOW. VERY INTERESTING and I have to say, it really resonated with me. It's all about the impact of ...

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1 in 6 Americans Are Now on Psychiatric Medication

1 in 6 Americans Are Now on Psychiatric Medication

1 in 6 Americans are now on antidepressants or some other type of psychiatric drug, and most appear to be taking them long-term
Caucasians are twice as likely to use psychiatric drugs than African-Americans and Hispanics; 1 in 4 se...

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Blood Pressure: Can It Be Too Low?

One of the new studies, which analyzed the medical records of more than 11,000 adults over a period of three decades, found that people who had low diastolic blood pressure (60 to 69 mm Hg) were twice as likely to have subtle evidence of heart damage compared with people whose diastolic blood pressu...

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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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