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Can drinking coffee extend your life?

Can drinking coffee extend your life?

Research recently published by the American College of Physicians reports that if you are drinking regular coffee, expresso, latte or decaffeinated coffee you are reducing your chances of stroke, heart disease and liver disease. And the research indicates that three cups reduces your risk even more than one cup.

 

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85% of the worlds Population is allergic to this plant

85% of the worlds Population is allergic to this plant
Can you name one plant that causes allergic reactions to over 85% of the worlds population when coming into contact with it?  Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, & Poison Sumac are poisonous plants that dwell in most parts of the United States and can camouflage itself in your garden.  Without knowing its whereabouts or its defining characteristics, this can certainly ruin a weekend if infected--over 50 million Americas fall victim to these plants each year. 
 
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Is your toothpaste making you infertile?

Is your toothpaste making you infertile?

There are several anti-microbial agents, triclocarbon and triclosan, that are in many of the products we use daily. Last year the USDA ordered them removed from soaps, but they remain in toothpaste, carpeting, detergent, paint, and plastics (including children’s toys).

 

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30% of the world now overweight

30% of the world now overweight

Nearly 2,200,000,000 or almost 30% of the people on earth are now overweight and many are obese, creating a global health crises according to the New England Journal of Medicine and the World Health Organization. Each year over 4,000,000 people die of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers that are associated to being overweight. In the past 15 years deaths linked to being overweight have risen 28%.

 

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3 Ways To Feel Happier via Better Digestion

3 Ways To Feel Happier via Better Digestion

Each and every one of us knows from personal experience, that anxiety, nervousness, and even heartache, can create a physical pain in the gut, or a feeling of ‘butterflies’. The fact that these sensations frequently occur together is no coincidence.

 

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Top Tips for Balancing Fiery Emotions An interview with Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D.

Top Tips for Balancing Fiery Emotions

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy — except when those fiery Pitta emotions flare up as a result of too much heat. Fortunately, Ayurveda offers easy, natural remedies to keep you cool as a cucumber this summer. In the interview below, we delve into the topic with top integrative physician and Ayurvedic expert, Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D. Dr. Lonsdorf was named “one of the nation's most prominent Ayurvedic doctors” by The Chicago Tribune.

 

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Weight loss twice as effective on vegetarian diet

Weight loss twice as effective on vegetarian diet

With a 95% rate of confidence a new study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition concluded that when you compare a vegetarian diet to one that restricts calorie intake, the vegetarian diet is twice as likely to reduce body weight.

 

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True Wellness and 4 'musts' to consider

True Wellness and 4 'musts' to consider

Most often we think about having the great relationship, the best job, the most money and the hottest looking body as things that will make us happy. But then we read a news article about the billionaire who killed himself or the most famous pop singer who became a drug addict. Having things doesn’t seem to add up to true wellness and they certainly don’t add up to bliss. They do add up to some comfort and less stress on some level so there is value for some of us in these things.

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Weighing the risks and benefits of pet ownership for the elderly

pet ownership for the elderly

The U.S. Center for Disease Control says that there are over 86,000 people who end up in the hospital emergency room because of falls directly related to dogs and cats. They go on to say the falls involving pets result in fractured bones that are devastating to the elderly.

 

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Effective Cure and Treatment of a Heart Attack

Effective Cure and Treatment of a Heart Attack

What Are the Causes of Heart Attack?

Everything that occurs in the planet has a cause. Same thing goes with heart attack. Before it happens, something would have triggered it. You should consider these causes to avoid experiencing this problem.

 

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The MindfulnessGreen 10% weight management plan

The MindfulnessGreen 10% weight management plan

Unless you can maintain an easy, comfortable, long-term diet plan you will be condemned to perpetually gaining and losing and re-gaining weight and never achieve balance. Here are some suggestions for a simple approach that can bring life-style results that you can live with for managing weight.

 

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Real dangers in using aluminum foil

Real dangers in using aluminum foil

Since 2012, scientific studies (International Journal of Electrochemical Science and others) have conclusively proven that aluminum leaches into food when you cook your food in aluminum foil. Just how much appears to depend on how high a temperature you cook at and the acidity of the food you are cooking, as well as spices used. The higher the temperature, the more acidic the food and the more salt used, all increase absorption. This is one of the main ways you get aluminum into your system.

 

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42% of adults have HPV, a sexually transmitted infection

42% of adults have HPV, a sexually transmitted infection

The National Center for Health Statistic’s latest report says that 42.5% of adults ages 18-59 in the United States have human papillomavirus (HPV). This is the infection that is responsible for genital warts and cervical cancer. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.

 

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Quick Tips for a Healthy Summer

Quick Tips for a Healthy Summer

When the heat is on, you can still keep your cool the Ayurvedic way, which includes balancing your diet and lifestyle according to the season. Try these simple and natural tips to stay relaxed and healthy this summer.

 

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Taking Ayurveda on the Road Grounding Vata When You Are on the Move

on-the-road

Travel stimulates new ideas, creativity, and personal growth. A change of routine and surroundings brings a sense of freshness to our life and relationships.

 

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6 more ways to sleep better

6 more ways to sleep better

Your circadian rhythms are important to manage. Be in a dark space at night when going to bed and be in bright light when you get up in the morning.

 

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10 Tips for Transitioning to a Plant-based Diet

Get-Inspired

If you are considering the transition to a 100% plant-based diet, you may feel daunted by the idea of making such a big change in your lifestyle. You will also probably feel confused by the conflicting ideas and opinions of those around you, not to mention the constant bombardment of internet information, and misinformation.

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Mold and What it is doing to You

Mold and What it is doing to You

The most common household molds are the black ones on your shower curtain and in the corners of your shower, the white fuzzy kind that grows in the damp, dark places, especially basements, and the slimy, sometimes orange kind that can appear in sinks drains. Mold can be black, orange, white, purple or green. It needs moisture to grow, and it can be dangerous. Mold reproduces by releasing spores into the air and that can affect your lungs.

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Mediterranean magic: is it all in the olive oil?

What is it about the Mediterranean diet that is SO healthy?

What is it about the Mediterranean diet that is SO healthy?

Study after study reveals notable benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s  -- so many chronic diseases. This breast cancer prevention study zeroed in on olive oil. And while the olive oil is most certainly effective, I’m equally sure that it’s only part of the reason. We Americans always look for the one magic bullet to solve our problems! But the beauty of the Mediterranean “diet” is that Mediterranean cultures have orchestrated the whole health package: diet PLUS lifestyle.

 

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Fran Drescher’s fighting cancer

Fran Drescher Fighting Cancer

Fran Drescher, The Nanny, is a survivor of uterine cancer. She experienced misdiagnosis, disbelief and unsupportive medical preconceptions of who could get cancer. When she started to complain about symptoms her doctors refused to order the proper diagnostic procedures. It took her seeing 8 different doctors and 24 months before she received the correct diagnosis.

 

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