People with Down Syndrome Are Living Better, Longer Lives Than Ever

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In 1983, learning that your child has Down syndrome was incredibly sad, since life expectancy was only about 25 years old. But today, people with Down syndrome are living well into their 60’s and beyond! (1) More than ever before, families affected by Down syndrome can expect to enjoy spending a full lifetime together, thanks…

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30 Things People Regret Most Often When They’re Older

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When people come to the end of their life there are a number of common regrets which surface. Here are a list of 30 regrets people may have about the way they have lived their life: 1. Less Traveled People wish they had traveled more. Big trips with friends and family – to Disney, Paris, or…

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Goodbye Nursing Homes! The New Trend Is CoHousing With Friends

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When we plan for our retirement years, nursing homes or living alone with a home health care aid is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Unfortunately, however, as much as we dread the thought, there may come a day when our family will be faced with the tough decision of whether or…

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How to Use Japanese Shiatsu Massage on Your Hands to Beat Stress

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According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of American adults regularly experience stress-induced physical symptoms, with another 73%  experiencing psychological symptoms. The big 2 causes are money and work, with 3 out of every 4 Americans experiencing stress citing one of these as their #1 gripe. For many, feeling anxious occurs with alarming regularity…

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One Early Sign of Alzheimer’s That May Show Up Before Others (Not Memory Loss)

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When it comes to Alzheimer’s, most people probably assume that one of the first symptoms of this brain disease is memory loss. Although Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are typically characterized by a gradual (and sometimes rapid) decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills, researchers from Washing University in St. Louis may have found…

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Studies: Common Prescription Drugs Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

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We wish it wasn’t the case but, unfortunately, memory loss is a hot topic. People have countless questions about brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. What really causes it? Will there ever be a cure? Are there any natural preventatives? How do my other medications that I’m taking affect my risk of such problems?…

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What This ‘Divine Herb’ Does to Your Blood, Liver, and Brain

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Holy basil is known as “the queen of all herbsâ€� because of its powerful therapeutic, stress relieving and immune-boosting properties. Its botanical name is Oicimum sanctum, but it goes by many other names too, including holy basil, tulsi, Green tulsi, sacred basil and Ocimum tenuiflorum. This powerful herb has been used for 3,000 years by…

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Meet Janice Lorraine, Australia’s Oldest Body Builder

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Janice Lorraine from Granville Australia is no ordinary grandmother of three.[1] At the age of 75, she has accumulated 23 bodybuilding titles in just under 20 years. Lorraine first took up Weight Resistance Training (WRT) at age 55 to combat the signs of aging. After observing an elderly woman experiencing mobility issues, Lorraine became determined to stay…

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7-Day Low-Carb Sugar Detox Meal Plan to Fight Weight Gain, Type 2 Diabetes

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Low carb diets come in many colors, flavors, and popular names! The Atkins, Ketogenic, and other low-carb-high-fat diets are all example of low carb diets. This type of diet, as stated in its name, limits the amount of carbohydrates you eat, usually to ~50g of carbohydrates per day.[1] They’re often replaced with foods that are…

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4 Bedtime Drinks to Improve Sleep and Aid Weight Loss (Recipes)

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Do you ever have those days where you leave home only to be hit by a reality you haven’t noticed in a while? Everyone’s walking around with raccoon eyes and blank stares on their faces, looking unkempt and sluggish, seeming like they’ve kind of given up… It’s not just you who has been noticing. Just…

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109-Year-Old Woman Said Secret to Long Life Is Avoiding Men

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When it comes to knowing the secret to a long life, who better to talk to than a centenarian? Some say it all comes down to eating healthy or exercising daily and others say they’ve juts been blessed with good genes. There was even one woman named Susannah Mushatt Jones who claimed eating bacon was…

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116-Year-Old Giuseppina Projetto’s Long Life Can Be Attributed To One Super Food

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Living to be 116-years-old is incredible feat that only a few select individuals get to experience. One of those individuals was Giuseppina Projetto, who was known as the oldest person in Europe until she passed away on July 6th (1). She lived an incredible life well into her second century and it’s something to be…

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Top 6 CBD Oil Uses Every Woman Over 39 Needs to Know

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Did you notice it? The very day you blew out more than 39 candles on your birthday cake, things started to take a subtle shift. You used to be able to sleep through the night, and now you’re suddenly dealing with insomnia. You thought painful periods were a thing of the past? “Think again,” says your…

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5 Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Menopause

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Whether ready or not, all women come to the stage of life when menopause is upon them. The majority of us are familiar with this stage of life that marks the end of menstrual cycles due to the natural decline of the female reproductive hormones. Menopause is officially diagnosed once 12 months have passed without…

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Memory Loss is a Women’s Health Issue! Menopause Could Be Among Alzheimer’s Disease Causes

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To say the impact of Alzheimer’s on women has reached epidemic proportions would be an understatement. Alzheimer’s strikes every 65 seconds and approximately 66 percent are women. Upwards of 5 million Americans have been diagnosed, and that figure could exceed 14 million by 2050. Consider that Alzheimer’s ranks as the sixth leading cause of death…

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Top Supplements for Healthy Skin

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If you suffer from skin issues you may know exactly what it’s like to try everything topically to help soothe your skin, or reduce your breakouts. Without spending thousands of dollars on weekly facials, it can be hard to find the right mixture of ointments and therapies that work for your specific skin condition. But,…

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Shape Up the Belly, Thighs and Butt Without Stressing the Joints

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Getting fit and staying in shape can be difficult, especially for people who experience joint pain. Many exercises cause stress on the joints and add to the pain that is already in that area. There are a lot of different ways to manage joint and arthritis pain such as herbs like comfrey or turmeric. The…

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How to Live Longer Using Bernard LaPallo’s Lifestyle Tips

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Bernard LaPallo is a man who accomplished something many of us can only dream of – he lived a happy, fulfilling, and healthy life well into his second century. LaPallo was born in 1901 in Victoria, Brazil and migrated to the United States as a little boy (1). He lived a very full life and…

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Hashimoto’s Diet: The 8 Worst Foods To Eat If You Have Hashimoto’s Disease (And Top 8 Replacements)

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Before we can talk about the Hashimoto’s Diet, we must first learn what Hashimoto’s is. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the autoimmune disorder of hypothyroidism. In a nutshell, antibodies attack the thyroid gland which leads to chronic inflammation throughout the body. I can personally attest to the frustration of having Hashi’s with symptoms such as chronic fatigue,…

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Stop Throwing Out The Leftover Pickle Juice. Here Are 7 Unexpected Ways To Use It At Home

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For those of us that love pickles, it can seem like a waste to throw out all the leftover juice when they’re gone. And you’d be right! Pickle juice can be just as healthy and even more useful than the pickles themselves. Pickle juice usually contains salt, sugar, vinegar, garlic and onion, but it can…

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7 Best Health Supplements for Skin

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There are plenty of ways to approach being healthy, from eating right to exercising to reducing stress, there’s no one way that is better than the other and they all compliment each other. These three approaches also affect skin health and we should strive to practice them, but we’re always looking for that extra edge…

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Studies Show That All Lungs Will Decline After Age 30, But Eating These Foods Will Slow It Down!

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It’s not just lifelong smokers that need to worry about the health of their lungs. There is evidence to show that the health of everyone’s lungs will begin to decline after the age of 30, regardless of if you’ve had trouble breathing in the past or not. Study Shows That All Lungs Are Proven to…

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Science Proves This Cabbage Leaf Wrap Will Bring Joint Pain Relief

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I’ll be the first to admit that there are some strange natural remedies out there. Whether it be coconut oil under-eye cream or healing turmeric body scrub, it can sometimes be hard to recognize the good remedy from the bad. That’s why it’s always encouraging to see that research is being done to scientifically prove…

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This 11-Pose Yoga Sequence Is Backed by Science to Heal Brittle Bones

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According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 75 million people worldwide are suffering from this condition. Women are often diagnosed with osteoporosis, the prevalence increasing with age. The same statistics have revealed that this condition increases the risk for fractures, especially of the hip and spine. Millions of people suffer from low bone density…

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17 Healing Plants You Can Find in Your Backyard: Colds, Headaches, Bloating UTIs, Hypertension…

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People have been using herbs to flavor dishes for ages. Science shows us that these plants not only offer tasteful benefits, but nutritional and medicinal benefits as well. While many of these plants are available to buy in their dried form at stores, many of them can be easily grown in your home or garden…

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40+ Life Lessons from a “90-year-old” That Will Change Your Life

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It is commonly assumed that it takes 10,000 tries to become a master at something. If that’s true, then anyone who’s made it past 90-years-old must be true masters at life. They’ve experienced all of the tears, fear, extreme happiness, and utter sadness that comes with each phase of life, and they have many stories…

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How Smoking Cigarettes Can Lead To An Aneurysm

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People have been aware of the negative effects of smoking cigarettes for several decades now. But even with the decline of smoking that has followed since, there are still many people who choose to smoke. In 2016, 15.5% of adults in the U.S. smoked, which is an estimated 37.8 million people (1). It is common…

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5 Best Exercises to Stave off the Effects of Aging If You’re Over 40

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Aging is inevitable we are all doing it all of the time, it is a constant in all of our lives but we do not need to fall into the trap of aging, feeling worse, lower energy, gaining weight, etc. We can feel vital, strong and amazing as we age, we just need to take…

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5 Best Exercises to Stave off the Effects of Aging If You’re Over 40

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Aging is inevitable we are all doing it all of the time, it is a constant in all of our lives but we do not need to fall into the trap of aging, feeling worse, lower energy, gaining weight, etc. We can feel vital, strong and amazing as we age, we just need to take…

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8 Inflammatory Foods You Need to Avoid to Relieve Your Arthritis Pain

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Nobody wants to experience pain, especially if it’s ongoing. Chronic pain can get in the way of our day-to-day lives, making it impossible to do all of the things that we love, like spending time with our friends and family or going for a soothing walk. When you’re diagnosed with arthritis it can seem like…

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Did You Know That Tomato Plants Can Thrive On Human Urine?

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It seems that urine is just what every tomato plant needs to produce ripe, red and juicy fruits, according to a 2009 study from Finland. Tomatoes are a popular fresh-tasting produce, especially during the warmer months. Over the years, farmers have experimented with different methods for fertilizing the plant. However, a study by three professors…

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Summer is Here… So are the Ticks

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The latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Experts, reveals there has been an increase in vector-borne diseases such as tick bites in the United States. According to the report, in 2004 there were approximately 27,388 cases of insect bites reported. Now, flash forward to 12 years and the number of cases…

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How the Keto Diet Helped This 69 Year Old Control His Weight, Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Blood Pressure

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A lot of popular diets have come and gone through the years, but today there’s only one diet on people’s minds – the keto diet. It’s the most popular diet right now, and for good reason. It really works! There is one man in particular who can attest to this fact, and his name is…

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EFT Tapping For Stress & Anxiety (Detailed Exercise Guide)

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When you start to feel depressed or suffer from other emotional and internal issues, what are some of the things you do to cheer yourself up? Meditate, binge watch your favorite television show, or talk to your family and friends. If you do, then consider adding EFT as another alternative solution to tackling your internal issues. What…

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How to Increase Bone Strength at Any Age: From 1 to 70+

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Bones play an important role such as housing our organs, making red and white blood cells, platelets, providing attachment for tendons (which then attach to muscles), storing calcium (an important mineral for cellular health), and protecting our central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). We reach peak bone mass when we’re about age 30, generally…

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Is Spirulina Safe? 5 Things You Need to Know Before Consuming This Green Supplement

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Trying to maneuver the world of supplements can be hard for anybody – especially now. Social media allows us the chance to learn about a new supplement or superfood everyday, but sometimes that makes it harder to decide which ones would actually be most beneficial for us.   I’ve always thought that the best place…

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5 Major Grocers Receive Failing Grades for Selling Antibiotic-Filled Chicken

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Ignorance may be bliss but when you hear that 700,000 people die every year from antibiotic-resistant infections (at least 23,000 of which are in the United States), the glaring problem is a hard one to ignore. Reports even suggest this number can grow to 10,000,000 deaths per year by 2050 – if nothing changes.[1,2] In…

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4 Methods to Remove Skin Tags – The Pros and Cons

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Our skin is our largest organ, and it’s the one the outside world gets to see. All of us have dealt with skin issues in our lives, from acne to rashes. There is one skin problem, however, that most of us will inevitably have to deal with as we age – skin tags. Skin tags…

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4 Reasons To Go & Find Purple Dead-Nettle

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You’ve probably seen purple dead-nettle growing at one time or another, even if you didn’t realize it. This common plant that’s native to Europe and Asia, can now be found throughout North America too, and it’s very widespread. If you start paying more attention to the plants around you the next time you go for…

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How 82-Year-Old Sylvia Hatzer Reversed Dementia On A Mediterranean Diet

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It must have been heart-breaking for Mark Hatzer to realize his mother Sylvia, an 82-year-old dementia sufferer, could no longer recognize her own son. The last thing he wanted was to lose another parent but as her condition worsened, Sylvia was admitted to North Manchester General Hospital for her own safety. During her time there,…

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