Everyone goes through highs and lows at various times in life. There are often bumps in the road along the way which throw us off and cause emotional upset. How do we know if we are experiencing temporary sadness, or if itâ€™s a deeper issue like depression? What is Depression? Depression is a widespread, but…
Marijuana and the United States government have had a rocky relationship for the last 70 or so years, but now, it’s becoming clear that cannabis can actually help the very people the government has damaged through endless warfare. As many as 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans return home with Post-traumatic stress disorder, a…
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Can you imagine having an incurable brain disorder that has left you bed-ridden, unable to feed yourself or speak properly, and limited your ability to move your arms and legs? How about being in that circumstance and only being given two options: (1) pay $1,800 a day to keep your hospital bed or (2) medically…
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Do you ever have those days where you leave home only to be hit by a reality you havenâ€™t noticed in a while? Everyoneâ€™s walking around with raccoon eyes and blank stares on their faces, looking unkempt and sluggish, seeming like theyâ€™ve kind of given upâ€¦ Itâ€™s not just you who has been noticing. Just…
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What is Dementia? The World Health Organizing defines dementia as â€œa syndromeâ€”usually of a chronic or progressive natureâ€”in which there is a deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability toprocess thought) beyond what might be expected of normal aging. It affects memory, thinking,orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgment.â€� (1) It isnâ€™t strange that…
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Did you notice it? TheÂ 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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Jump Straight To… Does Sex Relieve Stress? 4 Science-Based Reasons We Say Yes Thanks… But There’s Still a HUGE Problem This Trick is Helping Women Break the Stress-Sex Cycle Sometimes words like ‘tired,’ ‘stressed out,’ and ‘busy’ just don’t cut it. At this point, most adults have aÂ lifestyle of chronic stress. So much so that…
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If you’re like me, you think a little too much. Your thoughts and ideas swirl around so much in your mind that it can be hard to get much done, and it results in anxiety. Relax. According to aÂ new study, excessive worry isn’t exactly a bad thing. In some cases, it could mean you have…
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It is estimated that in 2018 alone there will be over 1.7 million new cases of people being diagnosed with cancer. With this and other health complications like anxiety, diabetes and arthritis on the rise people are searching for alternative ways of relieving their symptoms. For many, the solution is to turn to medication, but…
For those of us with hectic lives, peace and serenity are illusive states. We scroll through our newsfeed and are constantly bombarded with people in a relaxed state, with not a care in the world. In reality, though, we all experience stress and anxiety, and for most of us itâ€™s a daily occurrence. Itâ€™s not…
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A toxic person is someone who damages your self-worth. They are selfish, manipulative and donâ€™t take responsibility for their actions. Using subtle words and phrases they will do their best to hurt your self-esteem in order to bring you down. Here are 8 phrases to look out for to help you identify if there is…
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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 addingÂ EFTÂ as another alternative solution to tackling your internal issues. What…
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Brain tumors are the 22nd most common type of cancer worldwide but rank number 12 in terms of mortality (1). Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s so important to recognize the symptoms of a brain tumor early on. May is brain tumor awareness month, and the most common signs of a brain tumor are things you should be…
Working full time can take a lot out of you. Whether it’s because you’re sitting down for most of the day, working crazy shifts, or just not getting enough sleep, it can take a toll on your body. A lot of people focus on how their jobs can negatively impact their physical health (so they…
Over the last few years, there has been a growing concern around acetaminophen. Some scientists are convinced that acetaminophen (which is the active ingredient in Tylenol) can dull the brainâ€™s response to certain stimuli and even make you less empathetic towards people in pain. On top of all of this, an extensive study now suggests…
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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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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr.Mercola. The quality, quantity, and composition of the bacteria in your gut have enormous influence on your brain. Dr. David Perlmutter explores this phenomenon in great detail in his new book,Â Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life. Dr…. View Article
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Alcohol is a large part of our society. We drink it when we go out to brunch, lunch, and dinner, when we have guests over, we go out for drinks to catch up with old friends or for a first date, and cheers each other enthusiastically to celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations, and the like. Whether… View Article
This article is shared with permission from our friends at PaleoHacks. Are you getting your recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night? If not, you might be one of the 30 percent of adults (1) suffering from symptoms of insomnia. These yoga for insomnia poses can help. Not getting enough sleep is now recognized… View Article
This article is shared with permission from our friends at Medical News Today. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that makes it difficult to pay attention, remain organized, and listen. Living with the condition can affect relationships, educational pursuits, and careers. ADHD is more common in childhood, but about 4 percent of American adults also… View Article
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All of us like to opt for a nutritious diet that supplies us with adequate levels of vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, with our busy lifestyle, sometimes this ideal cannot be met which can lead to the development of micronutrient deficiencies. Today, an estimated 80% of American adults are not reaching optimal daily levels of magnesium! Though… View Article
If you’ve ever had a nagging cold, relentless migraines, or acne that just won’t go away, chances are you’ve tried every drug, cream, and medicine on the market. Unfortunately, many of these drugs have both known and unknown side effects, such as a damaged stomach lining or making you drowsy, that effect our future health and… View Article
We love it when we read a story about people who turn horrible situations into positive ones, change their lives, and inspire others around them to do the same. This is why we can’t help but share Lisseth Exposito’s incredible weight loss transformation which started- and ended- because of the severe verbal and emotional abuse… View Article
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This guest post was written by Elisha of My Health Maven. She is deeply passionate about educating people and empowering them to lead healthier lives. We encourage you to check out her blog and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! We are all striving to live healthier lives. Eliminating toxins in your foods and… View Article
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When you picture the word depression, what do you see? Off the top, images of disinterest, sadness, loneliness, emptiness, and hopelessness are likely some of the first to arise. These are interesting concepts because many people have a very clear idea and understanding of them, at least on the surface. In fact, there are six… View Article
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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Civilized. Nationwide medical marijuana legalization could take a multi-billion dollar bite out of the pharmaceutical industry, according to the latest research from analytics firm New Frontier Data. In a study titled ‘From Prescription to Recommendation: How Cannabis Could Disrupt the Pharmaceutical Industry’, researchers write that if… View Article
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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Paleohacks. The Thyroid-Sleep Connection When you’re battling thyroid problems, sleep can become elusive and frustrating. Fatigue can feel debilitating, and sleep becomes more critical than ever. But when hormones are unbalanced, insomnia and other sleep issues can surface. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped organ… View Article
Smelling herbal essential oils or incense can relax and de-stress you, but burning bay leaves can also reduce feelings of anxiety. Bay leaves owe their health benefits to have three compounds: pinene, cineol, and linalool. These compounds have anti-anxiety properties that can help you relax when you burn and inhale their aroma. How Bay Leaves… View Article
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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr. Mercola. One in 20 Americans over the age of 12 struggles with depression1 and 11 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 12 is on antidepressant medication.2 This, despite overwhelming evidence showing that antidepressants are no better than placebo in terms of… View Article
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Every year in America, 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease. (1) Despite this alarmingly high number, there isn’t very much education or awareness about this debilitating disease. The problem is, most people, including medical professionals, don’t understand Lyme disease: How it presents itself, what the symptoms are, and how it affects a person’s ability… View Article
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Have you been gaining weight but you have no idea why? You might be surprised, but if your job makes you feel stressed out, doesn’t allow you to get enough sleep, and requires you to sit down for hours, then it can be the cause of your weight gain. In fact, your job can be… View Article
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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr. Mercola. Millions of tons of titanium dioxide are produced globally each year. It adds whiteness and brightness to products and also helps them resist discoloration. Titanium dioxide also reflects ultraviolet (UV) light, which is why it’s often used as an ingredient in sunscreens. Most titanium… View Article
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Twenty years ago, people didn’t have cells phones. Very few had computers in their homes, and if they did, they either didn’t have internet or they used dial-up, which they couldn’t use if someone needed the phone (which, by the way, was attached to the wall). Hand-held devices weren’t an option for most people, and… View Article
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Peppermint oil is one of the most widely used essential oils, found in everything from candy canes, to chewing gum, to toothpaste. Beyond its good smell and unique, refreshing taste, however, peppermint essential oil has a number of benefits for your health. While some of these uses you may already know, there are many uses… View Article
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Neurodegenerative diseases affect millions of people each year in the US alone. 5.3 million people are diagnosed every year with Alzheimer’s, which is just one of the long list of diseases that cause neurodegeneration. (1) Research is constantly being done to better understand these diseases, looking for medications and treatments, and how to prevent them entirely…. View Article
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Peppermint, or Mentha piperita, has a long, rich, and interesting history. As a hybrid of two other herbs, spearmint and watermint, its peppery nature is what makes this herb unique. The plant grows in moist areas all throughout North America and Europe but is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean. Historically, peppermint was used in… View Article
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The Hearty Soul is pleased to bring you this article in collaboration with Floracopeia, maker of high quality pure essential oils and flower essences for mental, physical and spiritual health. Hearty Soul readers can get 20% off Floracopeia’s quality botanical products by using the promo code HEARTYSOUL by May 26th. Stress relief seems hard to come… View Article
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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr. Mercola. His latest book, “Fat for Fuel,” introduces a revolutionary diet to drop weight effortlessly, combat cancer, boost brain power, and increase your energy. Pre-order now before May 16th and receive 6 free bonus gifts. The truth of the old adage that “you are what you eat” is becoming… View Article
This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr. Mercola. His latest book, “Fat for Fuel,” introduces a revolutionary diet to drop weight effortlessly, combat cancer, boost brain power, and increase your energy. Pre-order now before May 16th and receive 6 free bonus gifts. Controlled, purposeful breathing plays an important role in some of the most calming experiences… View Article
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Most of us probably know or have known at least one person with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Considering there are 47.5 million people suffering from dementia worldwide, chances are you know more than one. (1)Perhaps you lost a grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, neighbour, or even a sibling or a close friend to the debilitating disease…. View Article
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