8 Powerful Life Lessons Every Woman Should Remember

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Women are forces of nature in their own right, and when they set their minds fully on something, they are usually forces to be reckoned with. Despite being in the 21st century, one could still consider it to be ‘a man’s world.’ Women are becoming CEOs, Presidents, scientists, leading actresses and so much more. Yet…

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Sweet Potato has Properties Which May Inhibit Colon & Lung Cancer

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Plants contain a plethora of beneficial properties and sweet potatoes, specifically, the purple varieties, which are high in the phytonutrients anthocyanins, have been found to contain anticancer properties [1]. Cancer Prevention    Rich anthocyanin content has been shown to suppress the growth of colon cancer stem cells. A 2009 review in the Cancer Letters Journal…

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Whoopi Goldberg had a Near-Death Battle with Pneumonia, Sepsis: Here’s What You Should Know

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Co-host of ‘The View’, Whoopi Goldberg just announced that she had been absent from the talk show as she came “very, very close to leaving this Earth”. She had been fighting both pneumonia and sepsis, and these two illness’ nearly killed her. While she is now on the slow path to recovery, pneumonia, and sepsis…

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Modelling Agency, Oldushka, Only Hires Mature Models

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A model’s job is the same as a salesperson’s. Marketing teams hire models to represent their brands, attract a target customer base, and use their appearance to showcase their company in the best light possible. In the last few years, there’s been a surge in inclusive and diverse model agencies, who hope to help the…

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Hospice Patients Share Their Mysterious Dream Experiences: “Who You See Before You Die”

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It’s one of our biggest questions: what exactly happens when we die? Death is but a mystery of life. Some call it our ‘next big adventure’. Patients at a Hospice in New York are revealing some incredibly insightful knowledge, about their slow process of dying. Dr. Christopher Kerr and his Hospice team have been observing…

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Separated since she was 5, Photographer Recognized Her Estranged Father While Taking Homeless Man’s Photos, Rescues Him

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Diana Kim is a photographer who makes documentaries about the homeless, a passion she has pursued since her college days. The 34-year-old, a Korean-American photographer based in Oahu was separated from her father at the age of five. 22 years later, at the age of 27, she recognized her father on the street corner, a…

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This 4-Minute Daily Workout can Improve Your Mood and Your Health

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Four-minute workouts done several times a day — as many times a day as you want (within reason) for maximum benefit — are a new concept for fitness that’s designed to use nitric oxide for muscle growth. Dr. Zach Bush, whose triple-board certification includes expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, says his four-minute workout…

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Are Collagen Powders Just A Trend?

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I can’t help but comment on the wellness communities latest obsession with celery juice. I was scrolling through social media while sipping my turmeric latte when I truly experienced the height of this craze. Let me tell you, I was beginning to feel super out-of-date with my vibrant lips and tongue.. There are so many…

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Hospital Runs a Socializing Pub In Their All-Male Dementia Wing To Prevent Sundowning

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Many may wonder why a hospital would have a pub on site. Aren’t sick people supposed to abstain from alcohol? In general, that’s true, and of course, this was taken into consideration before they set up the alcohol-free establishment.  This isn’t your average pub, there is no alcohol, no bar fights, and nobody is talking…

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Going Gray Gracefully: Why I Stopped Coloring My Hair

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Early graying is a cause of concern for a lot of people, especially women. We feel we have to keep up with this societal image of perfection, and gray hair isn’t normally included in the approved mix. Well, sorry to burst society’s bubble, gray hair is absolutely gorgeous. Rachel Jonat realized this at the age…

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Eat More Broccoli (Including the Stems): It can help prevent heart attack, cancer, constipation, and much more!

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It turns out the love-it-or-hate-it cruciferous veggie that’s prevented countless young children from earning their dessert has an extensive amount of health benefits. Don’t limit broccoli’s merit to just the head- broccoli stalks, leaves, and sprouts are not to be taken lightly. The next time you see a grocery store selling broccoli heads without the…

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10 Things About You That Will Change When You Lose Your Parents

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Although grieving the death of a parent is an experience shared throughout human history, it’s no less devastating. No matter how old you are when a parent dies, and no matter how close your relationship to them was, losing a parent is a life-changing event. For those reading this today who have already experienced the…

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The Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth, Study Claims

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Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neurological condition that is known for its debilitating symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion, and loss of identity. The two hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is the formation of plaques (beta-amyloid) and tangles (tau proteins)in the brain. Over time, these build up to a point where symptoms begin to develop and, eventually,…

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Perspectives: Choosing to Die Before Dementia Takes Over

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Annie Zwijnenberg died in her sleep at 81 years old, surrounded by her beloved family members and a medical team that had cared for her for some time. But she didn’t die of natural causes. Her doctor administered a lethal injection, several hours after she ingested a deadly glassful of sedative. And that’s exactly how…

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Scientist May Have Discovered a Drug that Fixes Cavities and Regrows Teeth

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Professor Paul Sharpe of King’s College London Dental Institute thinks he’s found a revolutionary new way to treat tooth decay: by teaching your body to regenerate damaged teeth in a short period of time. Cavity Fillings vs. Tideglusib To start, it will help to understand a little about how your body usually responds to damage…

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‘Eye-opening’ Dementia Breakthrough Announced Today by USC Researchers

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The Alzheimers Society has recognized a recent study by the University of California. Their finding suggested that an early onset indicator of dementia is leaky blood vessels in the brain. This new finding could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment to reverse or delay this neurological disease. Eye-opening results presented themselves to a team of…

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New Research: Eating Just Two Of These Nuts Could Prevent Cancer, Anxiety, Depression, Heart Attack, and More

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Brazil nuts come from the Bertholletia excelsa tree, which is in the Lecythidaceae family and found in the Amazon. In Brazil, they are known as semilla de Brazil, which means Brazilian seed. Brazil nuts are often eaten raw or blanched, and although they are called nuts they are actually seeds. In the tropics, monkeys and birds…

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Here’s your 2019 fitness inspiration: She’s 95 and is doing the splits

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If you make fitness a habit, it becomes a character. Phyllis Sues didn’t just make it a habit, she built a career out of it. The 95-year-old Los Angeles fitness enthusiast had been dancing since she was 14. After her first ballet lesson, she already knew what she wanted to do with her life. Since…

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Here’s your 2019 fitness inspiration: She’s 95 and is doing the splits

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If you make fitness a habit, it becomes a character. Phyllis Sues didn’t just make it a habit, she built a career out of it. The 95-year-old Los Angeles fitness enthusiast had been dancing since she was 14. After her first ballet lesson, she already knew what she wanted to do with her life. Since…

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An Effective 12 Minute Yoga session to help improve bone density and manage osteoporosis

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Pretty much everyone and their grandma know what yoga is these days. People rave about yoga’s benefits, including improved flexibility and reduced stress. Some people even lose weight, improve their heart health, and become mindful eaters by practicing yoga [1]! In fact, there’s another advantage of this form of exercise that people often overlook: strong…

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86-Year-Old Woman Loses 120 Pounds by Walking in Her Living Room Every Day

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A lot of people would wonder why any elderly person would bother with weight loss. Really, aren’t they supposed to be relaxing and not stressing themselves out in their golden years? Well, they’re about to be re-schooled by Jessica Slaughter, an 86-year-old grandmother from St Louis, Missouri. This determined senior citizen went down from a…

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86-Year-Old Woman Loses 120 Pounds by Walking in Her Living Room Every Day

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A lot of people would wonder why any elderly person would bother with weight loss. Really, aren’t they supposed to be relaxing and not stressing themselves out in their golden years? Well, they’re about to be re-schooled by Jessica Slaughter, an 86-year-old grandmother from St Louis, Missouri. This determined senior citizen went down from a…

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13 healthy foods that will help clear your arteries

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When arteries clog, it can lead to a problem for the whole body.  Unlike a house whose plumbing has become blocked, Unfortunately, we cannot call a plumber to deal with our arteries. The condition related to clogged arteries is called arteriosclerosis. It occurs when plaque builds on the arterial walls and begin to narrow them…

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Certain Antibiotics Tied to Deadly Heart Vessel Tears: FDA

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According to the US Food and Drug Administration, patients taking fluoroquinolones need to be careful. They advise avoiding the drug because of possible dangerous side effects. They say that this class of antibiotics could cause deadly tears in the heart muscle. These vessel tears are called aortic dissections and are also known as ruptures of…

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Scientists Explain 6 Things That Cause Swollen Legs (And How to Fix It)

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Having swollen feet and legs is the worst! You feel puffy, and it’s hard to feel comfortable in your skin. If you’re worried about your health, naturally it’s always advisable to meet with a trained medical professional to treat the cause. Here we have just a few tips that might alleviate your symptoms quickly and…

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Old-Person Smell Is Actually A Thing, And Here’s Where It Comes From

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It’s no longer a major wonder that elderly people have a certain peculiar smell about them. Sometimes, when they try to use deodorant and fragrances, they can’t entirely mask this ‘grandparents’ scent. Most people think it’s because of their clothes, or hair, or perhaps, their sweat, but it’s not particularly any of these. Even when…

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Is Raw or Cooked Food Better, According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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With so much conflicting information out there about various diets and ways of eating, it can become overwhelming. Some people swear by raw foods claiming it’s the only way to go to get the maximum amount of nutrients from your food. Others completely disagree. Perhaps you’re one of those people who’s tried to eat more…

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Why Your Doctor May Not Be the Best Source of Nutrition Advice

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I remember when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. The waiting room was packed. The Endocrinologist spent barely ten minutes with me which included a diagnosis of Hypothyroidism, mentioning Hashimoto’s in passing, and resulted in me walking out with a prescription for Synthroid. By the time I got home, I had to call the office…

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How to Use Frozen Lemons: An Easier Way to Harness the Health Benefits

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Most people say ‘When life gives you lemons – make lemonade’. In this post we’ll tell you why we prefer to say ‘When life gives you lemons – freeze them’! Lemons are probably the most versatile and popular type of citrus fruit. There is an incredible amount of hype around this fruit, while a lot…

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Breastmilk Protects Infants from Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and More

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new study from the University of Helsinki showed that babies breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with infants breastfed for a shorter period of time. Moreover, the study showed that antibiotics used by mothers increased the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in infants. Bacteria resistant to antibiotics are everywhere — including…

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The 14 Best Foods to Increase Blood Flow and Circulation

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Poor circulation is a common problem caused by a number of conditions. Peripheral artery disease (PAD), diabetes, obesity, smoking and Raynaud’s disease are some of the many causes of poor circulation (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Reduced blood flow can cause unpleasant symptoms, such as pain, muscle cramps, numbness, digestive issues and coldness in the hands or feet. In…

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In Huge Shock, Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Inherited From Fathers

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A piece of high school genetics, relied on for many sorts of genetic testing, has been found to have exceptions. Although mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is normally received from the mother, three families have been identified where people received some of their mtDNA, three-quarters in the most extreme case, from their father. The finding may change…

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Drinking Coffee Could Cut Chances of Developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

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Sure, drinking too much coffee might fill you with existential dread and give you a stomach ache, but an overwhelming number of solid studies are showing how a few cups of hot steaming bean juice hold a range of incredible health benefits. To add to this ever-growing list, new research suggests how drinking coffee could play a role…

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13 Easy Stretches to Fix Your Tight Shoulders

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Are you looking for stretches to relieve tight shoulders? Whether your shoulder tightness is from sitting at a desk all day, working out intensely, or from your daily activities (like too much texting), these easy moves will loosen up tight shoulders. Even if you don’t have a full-time desk job, chances are you spend the…

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Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Is the True Culprit in Heart Disease

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The video above, “The Fat Emperor: Insulin Versus Cholesterol,” features Ivor Cummins, a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem solving. In 2013, Cummins ran into health problems. His serum ferritin was very high (which is a potent risk factor for heart disease), as were his liver enzymes. After consulting…

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How to Make Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower (GF, Vegan Recipe)

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What you imagine your favorite mouth-watering side dishes, which recipes come to mind? For us, anything that includes potatoes comes to mind. But every once in a while, we find ourselves craving something lighter and fresher. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid the heaviness that can come with potatoes. Not to mention the fact…

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8 Anti-Cancer Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

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You know how important food is for maintaining your daily health. The vitamins and minerals found in food are crucial for the proper functioning of your body and every system it contains. It has been proven time and again that what food you consume has a direct impact on your total body health. Adding the…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Prebiotics: 5 Benefits You Cannot Ignore

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You may have heard of probiotics, but do you know about prebiotics? Despite the similarity in names, there are some key differences. While probiotics rightfully get a lot of praise from health experts, prebiotics are important as well. So, what are prebiotics, and how can you get more of them? Keep reading to learn more…

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Why a Florida Woman Put Her Dad with Alzheimer’s on a One-Way Flight to Denver

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Alzheimer’s disease is devastating. This and other types of dementia can take both physical and emotional tolls on the affected individual as well as their family and friends. When family members experience something like Alzheimer’s, it is crucial that we show them empathy. However, 80-year-old victim of Alzheimer’s Jerry Ellingsen was shown none, an ongoing…

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How to Do Squats: 8 Reasons to Do Squat Exercises

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If you’re looking for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results — fast — from your workout routine, look no further than performing squatting exercises. This is one exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone’s routine, as it’s relatively simple to perform, requires no equipment, and can be done just about…

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