Prevention

Love Napping? It Could Improve Your Memory Fivefold, Study Says

Written by on April 22, 2015 in Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Love Napping? It Could Improve Your Memory Fivefold, Study Says

If there is one thing everyone loves in this hectic society we’ve created for ourselves, it’s a nice nap. But like drinking coffee or a glass of wine, some people feel guilty indulging in an afternoon slumber. But the good news is that napping can actually have numerous positive effects on the mind and body – with one recent study suggesting that taking a nap can improve memory fivefold.

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New Scientific Evidence for How Green Tea and Apples Help Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer

New Scientific Evidence for How Green Tea and Apples Help Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer

Scientists from the Institute of Food Research have found evidence for how green tea and apples help prevent heart disease and cancer

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Avoid this Crucial Sleep Mistake that Leads to Diabetes

Avoid this Crucial Sleep Mistake that Leads to Diabetes

We all have different habits when it comes to our sleep. Some people love waking up early, others do so only reluctantly after hitting snooze for the tenth time. Some people never stay up past nine, while others never go to bed before one. We all fall into different sleep cycles, from early birds to night owls, and everyone in between.

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9 Ways To Protect Yourself From Negative Energies

Written by on April 17, 2015 in Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
9 Ways To Protect Yourself From Negative Energies

Here are some tools that to help you clear away negative energies and create a “shield” to maintain your personal energy and keep your psyche clear from the impact of other people and negative situations.

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Natural Remedies: Best 100 Medicinal Herbs, Fruit & Vegetables To Eat & Grow

Natural Remedies: Best 100 Medicinal Herbs, Fruit & Vegetables To Eat & Grow

Nature – it is the world’s largest, most eclectic and expansive pharmacy, with literally millions of species at our disposal to plant, cultivate, harvest and make use of in our everyday lives. And yet, most of us remain uninitiated into the highly practical and powerful realm of natural remedies that Nature herself offers to us with open hands.

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11 Common Cosmetic Chemicals You Should Absolutely Avoid

11 Common Cosmetic Chemicals You Should Absolutely Avoid

The FDA has banned just eight out of the 12,000-plus ingredients used in cosmetics compared to 11,000 banned so far in the E.U. What the FDA does regulate is the accuracy of the labeling on cosmetics. So it’s up to us to determine which ingredients are harmful, not the other way around.

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5 Medical Reasons Microwaves Are Bad For You

Written by on April 9, 2015 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
5 Medical Reasons Microwaves Are Bad For You

Reaching for a frozen entrée from your freezer, reading the simple directions on the back, and popping it into the microwave oven can lead to a meal that took a total of three minutes. And it’s a modern convenience utilized in many American households. According to The Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communication and Computation (SMECC), more than 95 percent of American homes own a microwave oven because it is seen as “almost impossible/pretty difficult” to do without.

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6 Good Reasons to Laugh More Every Day

6 Good Reasons to Laugh More Every Day

Laughter really is the best medicine. I mean, we can see it all around us. We see children in the play area, running around laughing and smiling and living in the moment, while their parents sit on the side, full of the stresses of day-to-day life and only the occasional smile breaking their otherwise serious faces.

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10 Things You Should Throw Out If You Want To Be Really Healthy

By Dr. Mercola | Mercola.com Each and every day, you come into contact with a large number of items—many of which have health risks that can accumulate over time. Many chemicals appear safe yet aren’t, and are not likely to be suspected when your health starts failing. But other items that are part of the […]

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Chair-Bound Workers ‘Should Move Around Every Hour to Reduce Physical and Mental Health Risks’

Written by on March 30, 2015 in Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Chair-Bound Workers ‘Should Move Around Every Hour to Reduce Physical and Mental Health Risks’

Workers who spend too much time sitting down are being urged to move around more as sedentary lifestyles are likely to increase risks of many health problems. Even if an office employee is usually active, being chained to a desk for long hours is “one of the biggest challenges” in improving health as going to the gym doesn’t cancel out implications on the body and mind, according to experts.

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What Stress Does To Your Body & the Long-Term Effects

Written by on March 26, 2015 in Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
What Stress Does To Your Body & the Long-Term Effects

What exactly does stress do to your body, and what are the long-term effects? Julia Wilde of DNews answers these questions and more.

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PHD Study: Nature ‘Significantly’ Helps In Overcoming Disease

Written by on March 23, 2015 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Prevention with 0 Comments
PHD Study: Nature ‘Significantly’ Helps In Overcoming Disease

A study by Roger Ulrich, Ph.D. points out that attention to architectural details in a hospital setting, including building in elements of the natural environment, very significantly impact healing outcomes for patients. This includes having appropriate art, soothing music, and having plants around for a natural naturistic healing boost.

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Ever Notice That Gardening Makes You Happy? Here’s The Science On Why

Ever Notice That Gardening Makes You Happy? Here’s The Science On Why

Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in soil? It’s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study that has been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. The serotonin boost that is provided by this bacteria, might also aid our learning abilities.

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Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety And Depression

Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety And Depression

Mindfulness-based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders in prior clinical studies and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative intervention. The training provides a biological mechanism for therapeutic effects. A study in Psychoneuroendocrinology by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reported the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.

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Organic Garlic Powder Products Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Written by on March 17, 2015 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Prevention with 0 Comments
Organic Garlic Powder Products Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Frontier Co-op is recalling organic garlic powder and several products containing the powder that were sold under the Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic and Whole Foods labels. According to a press release on the FDA’s safety and recall page, these products are being recalled because of a potential salmonella contamination. There have been no illnesses reported from the possibly contaminated products, but raw material received by Frontier tested positive for salmonella in an FDA test. Frontier is voluntarily recalling the products based on the results.

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