10 Genius Ways to Outsmart Grocery Stores, Eat Healthy, and Save Money

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Remember when you were a little kid and you’d walk into a theme park and everything seemed so big? There were so many rides, so many games and so much to explore that you didn’t even know where to start. If you were to go back to that same theme park today, it may seem…

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Nutritional Psychiatry: Eat These Foods to Reduce Depression

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Have you ever had that busy week when you couldn’t even include a proper meal time in your extra-tight schedule? Those days when the best you could do was to grab a quick hamburger and fries with a large soda? Your hunger pangs were satisfied and your stomach was filled, but your mind became foggy….

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Why Fragrance Is the New Secondhand Smoke

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You’ve seen it on the label of your laundry detergent. You’ve seen it on the label of your personal care products such as lotion and shampoo. You’ve seen it on the label of your dish soap, perfume, and bug spray. Simply the word “fragrance.â€� But what exactly does this word mean? And why should we…

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Why Fragrance Is the New Secondhand Smoke

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You’ve seen it on the label of your laundry detergent. You’ve seen it on the label of your personal care products such as lotion and shampoo. You’ve seen it on the label of your dish soap, perfume, and bug spray. Simply the word “fragrance.â€� But what exactly does this word mean? And why should we…

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How the Bacteria in Our Gut Influences Our Minds

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We know the basic steps to keeping a young, healthy brain: eat healthy, exercise, and get a good night’s sleep. Our brain health may also be influenced by an unexpected source — our second brain. Within the walls of our digestive system is the gut, or the “second brain,â€� which contains bacteria that could help mold our brain…

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21 Older People Who Look Much Younger Than Their Age (Photos)

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For millennia, humanity has sought after the secret of youth. As people age, they want to look and feel younger. While many of the will try numerous exercise routines or alter their eating habits, there’s a part of the population who seems to be anti-aging. Whether they work hard for their young appearance or they’ve…

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Early Signs of Cancer that Every Woman and Man Needs to Know

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Cancer is a mysterious killer we still know so little about. Despite successful treatments and declining death rates in the United States, the American Cancer Society estimates that 1,735,350 people will be diagnosed with cancer by the end of 2018. (1,2) That’s approximately 4,700 cancer diagnoses every single day. Over the last two decades, a…

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The Exact Probiotic Strains You Should Take for Anxiety, Constipation, Eczema, Weight Loss, and 4 More

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In recent years, probiotics have become increasingly popular. While once an unknown ingredient for improving your health, probiotics can now be found everywhere from your favourite yogurt to a pack of gum. One of the key reasons foods and supplements containing a variety of probiotic strains has become so popular is that the health benefits…

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4 Health Benefits of Drinking Okra Water and How to Make Your Own at Home

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Do you like ladyfingers? No, not the delicious and light ones used in make mouth-watering Tiramisu. We’re talking about okra, the nightshade vegetable with the weird texture and finger-like appearance – but don’t judge a book by its cover! Not only is okra an excellent addition to your diet, but it’s also incredibly beneficial for…

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Can Green Tea Extracts Cause Liver Damage?

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Sipping on organic green tea in the mornings is a great way to help protect your brain from dementia, encourage a healthy metabolism, and boost insulin sensitivity (1). But popping a few green tea extract pills every day is a totally different story. 50-year-old Jim McCants of Prosper, Texas learned this the hard way, and…

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3 Things Everyone Can Learn from Melissa McCarthy’s Daily Routine

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Hollywood’s landscape has shifted drastically in the last few years, especially in terms of famous actresses, one of whom is Melissa McCarthy. Not only is she being recognized for how much money she is making, but for the surprising way she conducts her day to day life. Unlike many Hollywood stars’ jam-packed schedules where it…

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How to Use Topical Hemp Oil for the Most Common Skin Issues

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Hemp oil is taking over the wellness world. Derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, this light, nutritious oil contains a number of beneficial substances that can improve the quality of your hair, nails, skin, and overall wellbeing. Unlike its cousin plant, hemp contains very little THC – the psychoactive chemical responsible for the “highâ€� of…

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Did You Know the Color of the Carbs You Eat Matters? This Doctor Explains Why

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Should We Avoid ‘Beige’ Carbs? Carbohydrates have previously gotten a bad reputation for spiking blood sugar, causing weight gain, and even contributing to diseases such as cancer [1]. As such, low-carb diets have been around for a while, including the ketogenic diet, which dates back to the 1920s, and the Atkins diet, which dates back…

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Complete List of the Best Foods and Essential Oils for Helping Prevent Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that can rob people of the ability to think clearly, perform everyday tasks and ultimately, remember who they even are. Because the disease is so devastating, and since previous treatments failed to come up with a cure, I’m always on the lookout for Alzheimer’s natural treatment options and Alzheimer’s news, scouring…

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Coconut Oil Pulling: How to Wash Away Plaque and Fight Gum Disease in 7 Days

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Oil pulling is an Indian health remedy that has been claimed to whiten your teeth, improve your oral hygiene, and provide other health benefits. In recent years, as natural remedies have become more widely used, coconut oil pulling has become more popular. In this article, we’re taking a look at how oil pulling works and…

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Butter Nutrition 101: Is Butter Bad for You or Is Butter Good for You?

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Everything is better with butter! How many times have you heard that before? People’s perceptions of butter haven’t always been positive, though. Falling under the “saturated fatsâ€� umbrella, butter has gotten a lot of flak for apparently skyrocketing cholesterol levels, clogging arteries, and increasing risk for heart disease. Between government recommendations and cardiologists’ advice and…

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These 5 Teas Can Help Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease

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Tea is a beverage that can be enjoyed year round, either iced or hot. While tea can be refreshing, it can also offer a host of health benefits depending upon the variety you choose. Variety is almost an understatement, there are so many options available in the marketplace, online and in herb shops that it…

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Taking Ibuprofen for Just a Week Increases Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack by 50%

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Just because a drug doesn’t require a prescription, doesn’t mean it’s harmless or should be taken without careful consideration. A recent study revealed taking ibuprofen and other NSAIDs for even a short period of time can have an adverse effect on your heart health. Quick definition: NSAIDs (ie. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are used for pain…

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6 Painful Health Problems Grapefruit Seeds May Be Able to Treat

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Can the simple seed of a grapefruit hold potent health benefits? Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is a supplement that’s received a growing number of health claims, including its potential ability to fight off everything from bacterial infections to candida to even diabetes. Here, we break down the science behind GSE to see if it’s a…

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9 Early Warning Signs You Need to Quit Keto

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The ketogenic diet has been used to treat certain medical conditions for almost 100 years. Lately, however, it’s been experiencing a resurgence as a magic diet. The keto diet, as it’s commonly referred to, has been used to treat diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and even to help accelerate weight loss. Studies have shown that,…

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Being in a Happy Relationship is Making You Fat, Scientist Confirms

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If you’re married or have been in a long-term relationship, someone over the years has probably half-joked about the weight gain they experienced in the first year or two (or ten). Some people chalk it up to routine, some say they eat (and snack) more, others stop going to the gym and cozy up to…

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No Drugs Required: Hand Exercises That Reduce Arthritis Pain Fast

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Painful hands Arthritis wears away at the cartilage of a joint, which is the cushioning material between bones. This can cause inflammation and irritation of the synovial lining, which produces the synovial fluid that helps protect and lubricate the joint. When arthritis affects the joints of the hands, it can cause pain and stiffness. That pain can get worse whenever you use your…

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Intermittent Fasting for Women: A Beginner’s Guide

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Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular in recent years. Unlike most diets that tell you what to eat, intermittent fasting focuses on when to eat by incorporating regular short-term fasts into your routine. This way of eating may help you consume fewer calories, lose weight and lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease. However, a number of studies…

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Top 6 Ancient Herbs to Help Treat Almost Every Ailment & How to Use Them

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses herbal medicine to rebalance the body and bring the body back to a state of health. Herbal medicine is highly customized as no two people are the same – even if they’ve been diagnosed with the same disease, the root imbalance or dis-ease with vary from individual to individual. Therefore,…

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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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