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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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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Moms Of 3 Are More Stressed Than Those With Any Other Number Of Children

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It doesn’t make a lot of sense at first thought that three kids cause more stress than four and above. However, research seems to indicate that three may be the most problematic. Having kids always means there will be some stressful days. From infancy to adulthood, you will have put in a lot of time,…

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Take Magnesium To Relieve These 6 Health Conditions

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Magnesium is one of the most important mineral elements needed by the body. It’s believed to play the role of a supporting factor in more than 300 biochemical processes that the body undergoes. Magnesium can be obtained naturally from many foods we consume, or taken as a dietary supplement in form of tablets and syrups….

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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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Meet the Cambridge scientist on verge of curing Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, affecting 2.3 million people in our world. MS is as an immune-mediated disease, where the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath which covers nerve fibers, causing communication issues between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause…

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Finally, It Is Legal To Breastfeed In Public In *ALL* 50 States

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‘Couldn’t she find somewhere more private to do that?’ or ‘ Is she really going to feed that baby out here in the open?’ are two out of the derogatory questions people murmur under their breaths when a nursing mother feeds her child in a public setting. Breastfeeding laws on federal property varied from state…

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20 Anti-Inflammatory Snacks Your Gut Will Thank You For

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Learning how your body responds to inflammatory foods (like carbs and gluten) can play an important role in our health. Although some inflammation can help our bodies ward off infections from bacteria and viruses, excess (or chronic inflammation) can lead to autoimmune diseases like arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and more. Thankfully, one way to help decrease inflammation…

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Pregnant Women Who Eat Bananas Have A Higher Chance Of Having A Boy, Study Says

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You are what your mother eats. …or so they say. Women have tried since the dawn of time to influence the sex of their child. It’s not a new thing to want a boy and try to make sure you have a boy. Moms all over the world have done everything from drinking milk for…

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Doctors Warn Not to Use Ginger If You’re On Any Of These Medications

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Ginger (Zingiber officinal) is a plant used for centuries as a medicine, commonly to reduce nausea, relieve pain and aid in digestion. It is a common ingredient in many foods and beverages. Ginger can also be used as a supplement and comes in various forms, including concentrated tablets, liquid tinctures, and juices. While it has…

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8 Stretches You Should Do Every Morning To Feel Strong, Flexible And Grounded

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There’s nothing quite like a good stretch. It feels great, and can make a world of difference in a healthy and balanced lifestyle. A few minutes in your morning routine devoted to stretching can be the perfect way to start your day. Many people with desk jobs develop tension or pain, and simply starting an…

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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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Woman Lost 125 Pounds by Making One Tiny Change Week by Week

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Weight loss has never been considered a journey for the faint-hearted. Some people would rather resort to surgical fat removal than embark on diets and regular workouts. A survey published on Health.com explains that 2 out of 5 people who embark on diets give up after the first seven days. Another grim statistic is that…

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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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“THIS PART OF YOUR BABY REMAINS IN YOUR BODY FOR UP TO 38 YEARS,� EXPERTS CLAIM

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There’s a reason why kids are always more attached to their mums than to their dads. It’s because their cells never really entirely leave their mums’ bodies; some stay back and work several medical wonders, an obstetric phenomenon known as fetomaternal microchimerism. The word microchimerism was derived from the idea that a mother is sort…

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The 14 Best Foods to Increase Blood Flow and Circulation

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Men’s Health, Pain Management, Women’s Health

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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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Surprising Evidence Suggests The Uterus Plays A Role In Cognition

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A new study conducted in rats is challenging the longstanding dogma that the uterus has no function outside of pregnancy. A series of experiments conducted by scientists at Arizona State University suggests that the organ influences working memory – the type of short-term information processing involved in carrying out complex tasks such as learning, reasoning,…

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Hormones and Heart Disease: A Connection No One Should Ignore

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According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths with coronary heart disease (CHD) being the most common. What’s worse, every year, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack, with over 500,000 being their first…

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Female Empaths: 11 Reasons Why Men Cannot Handle Them

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Everyone knows an empath. Just reading those four words, there are likely one or two people who pop right into your head. One of the reasons that is, is because empaths are different than the average person. When people are different – for some reason – their lives are filled with a unique set of…

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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

Pierre Van ZylCancer, DIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Make, Mental Health, News + Discoveries, Pain Management, Women’s Health

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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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Vulvar Cancer: How One Mom’s Skin Condition Turned into a Dangerous Cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Women’s Health

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Imagine going through two decades of unsuccessful doctor’s appointments and visits to specialists. It would be a miracle if you didn’t lose your mind trying to nail down what was ailing you. What would be worse is finding out years later that this mysterious problem of yours is actually an uncommon and dangerous type of…

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

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Men’s Health, Women’s Health

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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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Mom Survey Finds Having Exactly 3 Kids Is the Most Stressful for Parents

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Kids are cute, but kids are stressful! Whether you’re a parent, educator, caregiver or even camp counselor, you are no stranger to the stresses of taking care of children. Even though this stress is shared by people around the world, for some weird reason, they still find themselves comparing who is more stressed or who…

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Explained

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The glands throughout your body secrete hormones that help regulate your natural bodily functions. Everything from your brain to reproductive organs rely on stable hormone levels to optimally perform their vital functions. Despite their importance, hormone levels can swing out of balance due to medical conditions, bodily changes and even certain medications. When this occurs,…

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Life in the Womb: Breathtaking Video Shows 9 Months in Under 5 Minutes

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Babies… the miracles of life. They’re beautiful but it’s easy to forget that that beauty came into being nine months earlier. Any woman who has experienced pregnancy can say that it changed her body, her emotions and, most of all, her life. Sandra Chami Kassis, a Lebanese author, captured this sentiment best in a single…

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Fish Pedicures Associated With Health Concerns: Why You Should Say No to the Fish Spa

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Victoria Curthoys, of Perth, Australia, was vacationing in Thailand in 2010 when she stumbled across a spa that offered fish pedicures.  The service had grown extremely popular globally and involves submerging your feet in water populated with tiny fish (garra rufa, or “doctor fish”) that eat the dead skin from your feet. Those who have…

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Baby Was Photographed with the 1,616 IVF Needles It Took To Conceive Her

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The single most special thing we can create in this world is new life. But, what happens when the body you’ve been given doesn’t allow you to have a child of your own? Some people accept their reality, some choose adoption, and others look to other alternatives such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). And that’s…

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A Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body Will Warn You With These 9 Signals

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In recent decades, scientists have realized that heart attack symptoms can be quite different for women than for men. In 2003, the journal Circulation published the findings of a multicenter study of 515 women who’d experienced a heart attack. The most frequently reported symptoms didn’t include chest pain. Instead, women reported unusual fatigue, sleep disturbances, and anxiety….

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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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How to Lose Weight Even If You Have PCOS: 8 Science-Backed Tips

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PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a common hormonal disorder that affects up to 20% of pre-menopausal women. The exact cause is unknown, but an imbalance of male sex hormones (called androgens) is a big culprit. One of the most common symptoms is weight gain. In fact, 39% of women with PCOS are overweight or obese…

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Mom’s Post Desperately Asking Husband to Help with their New Baby Goes Viral.

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Most moms and wives find themselves overwhelmed and stressed out by the numerous day-to-day tasks they are required to juggle. Even more so now then they did before! In addition to being a wife and a mother, women have full-time jobs and careers they have to maintain. Even with the help of babysitters, women today…

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Doctors Now Have To Warn Women Not To Stick Wasp Nests In Their Lady Parts

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Doctors (and common sense) are warning against a pseudoscientific practice that involves eating and putting mushed up oak galls into the vagina, claiming it’s an “organicâ€� way to clean, heal, and tighten the vagina. The product was being peddled by a Malaysian “health shopâ€� on the e-commerce site Etsy. The instructions advise customers to boil the…

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New Research Says Women With Big Butts Are Healthier And Smarter

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There’s an energized focus on body awareness and acceptance these days. People are starting to become comfortable with various body types that differ from the modern beauty standards. Over the ages, different body parts and types were fetishized, depending on the condition and priorities of the civilization. As it turns out, larger butts are indications…

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How A Lack of Pregnancy Signs Led To One Woman Giving Birth On The Toilet

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Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life that is characterized by a plethora of bodily changes. From a growing belly, to swollen ankles, to morning sickness – pretty much every inch of your body is affected by the life growing inside of you. But what if you don’t realize you’re pregnant until the…

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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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Hands Down the Best Natural Way to Beat Stress & Anxiety

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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 a lifestyle of chronic stress. So much so that…

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CBD Oil: The Quickest and Safest Way to End Cramps, Migraines, Joint Pain, and More

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Sometimes popping an Advil extra strength when you’re experiencing pain simply doesn’t cut it, and the unwanted side-effects of using NSAIDs can make you feel even worse over time. Luckily, there are alternatives out there that can help relieve your chronic pain. One alternative, in particular, has worked especially well – cannabidiol (CBD) products. The…

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8 Hormone Imbalances that Affect Weight Gain for Men and Women

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Hormones influence several systems in the human body keeping them running properly, but they can also have side effects if not in balance. And although we may think that women are the only ones who become hormonal, the truth is that men’s health is also affected by hormonal imbalances. Our bodies send signals when things…

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