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An Extreme Skeptic’s Guide To Mindfulness

How many of you reading this right now believe that your thoughts can influence how you feel? For those of you who believe otherwise, you may want to stop reading the post right now. If you did come to the conclusion that thoughts do in fact influence your day, could it then also be possible that a string of thoughts could alter the path your life? This is a challenging topic for debate, especially if you have a religious upbringing…

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Will CBD Change Modern Pain Management?

Today, CBD is used to treat a myriad of conditions and its effects are reflected in both controlled scientific studies and personal accounts. While not a cure for any specific condition, it promotes healing from within through neurological interactions rather than synthetic pharmaceutical painkillers. With the information we now have about this treatment, many are asking whether CBD is the future of pain management. What’s The Problem With The Current Pain Management? In 2005, the FDA released a warning regarding…

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Stick to Your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions with These Tech Gadgets

New Year is considered as the start of a whole new journey. It’s the time when all of us make new resolutions. But come February, these resolutions are forgotten and never thought of again. It is the same old cycle that repeats every single year. However, you can change the trend this year and finally stick to your resolutions. All thanks to the amazing advancements in the world of technology. There are a lot of tech gadgets, particularly wellness gadgets,…

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Feng Fu Point – The Ultimate Ice Therapy

Have you ever wondered if there is some secret thing you can do that puts you on another level in life? Something that increases your energy, enhances the quality of your sleep, relieves pain and reduces symptoms of certain diseases? Well, I’m about to share that secret with you! It’s called Feng Fu. Feng Fu is common in Chinese acupuncture and it involves placing an ice cube on a specific position on the back of your neck for twenty minutes.…

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This Hormone May Halt Metabolism When The Body’s In Overdrive, Study Finds

We’ve heard it all before–staying active can be a surefire way to ramp up your metabolism. But the relationship between the amount of activity you do and how it truly affects your metabolism can sometimes feel a bit fuzzy. Thanks to a new study out of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, this relationship is a bit more clear. Researchers discovered a hormone secreted by the liver called tsukushi, or TSK for short, drastically slows the metabolism of mice…

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How To Detox For Better Brain Health

Not to get too science-y on you, but our body’s detox pathways also require a variety of nutrients that act as cofactors for the enzymes involved in this multistep process. These steps include activation, oxidation, reduction, hydrolysis, conjugation, methylation, and recirculation. Because it’s so complex, detox requires significant amounts of the body’s energy supply. When our body is assaulted by the exposure to pro-inflammatory foods, alcohol, tobacco, medications, and foreign substances such as drugs, heavy metals, chemicals, persistent organic pollutants,…

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What You Need to Know

Wondering why your job makes you feel so tired at the end of the day? It could be a sign of work fatigue. Even when we are sure to get enough sleep at night, eat nutritiously, and practice self-care, feelings of stress can become a slippery slope. What Is Work/Life Balance? Our work/life balance is exactly that — a balance. Juggling these two areas can be a real challenge and when we begin to feel overwhelmed, work fatigue may set…

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Why Drinking Soda Is Bad for Your Health

Guzzling down one can of soda over another might be great for your taste buds but it can severely damage your health. Regardless, today’s youth is still obsessed with these sugary beverages. We’ve formed a habit of drinking a can almost every day to beat the heat or just because dinner is incomplete without it. Not only does soda bring along zero nutritional benefits but the drink is filled with chemicals. The high content of caffeine and sugar in these…

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Prescription Change Chaos – Growth Guided

Imagine if you were suffering with cancer and the pills the doctor prescribed you made your cancer worse. Imagine if you had diabetes and the doctor gave you insulin that made your blood sugars rise. Think about someone you know that has high blood pressure and their doctor wrote them a prescription, but all the drugs did was clog their arteries. While the examples above seem quite far fetched for these common health problems, people with mental health issues face…

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Do Hormone Imbalances Cause Belly Fat?

Over the years we’ve thought about weight gain as the cause of health problems, but an inability to lose weight is often a symptom of an underlying health problem that has yet to be addressed. In other words, a person’s inability to lose weight could be a side effect of poor health instead of the cause. To put it simply: We must get healthy to lose weight, not lose weight to get healthy. When it comes to stubborn weight loss,…

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3 Deceptively Simple Ways to Overcome Your Fears

What are you scared of? Oh, don’t shake your head and say, “Nothing!” We are all scared of something – it could be fear of something real like mice and cockroaches or fear of the possibility of something going wrong – like feeling humiliated while addressing a crowd.  In this article, you will be taken through a three step process of understanding why you are scared of something, what to do about it and finally how to overcome it. 1. It’s…

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7 Ways a Yoga Retreat Can Change Your Life

In today’s time, it is hard to find some respite from the monotonousness of daily life. The constant juggle between personal and professional life takes a toll on the quality of life and results in stress, anxiety, depression and other disorders. So what’s the way out you may ask? Well, if you really want to experience the tranquility of life, a yoga retreat is certainly the best way. It is an opportunity for you to renew, rejuvenate, reflect and restore.…

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The Hormone-Allergies Connection You Need To Know About

The good new is that reducing your estrogen load can help you reduce histamine intolerance. You can start by reducing outside sources of estrogen from phytoestrogens, such as soy and flaxseed, and birth control pills and hormone replacement therapies. Some environmental toxins can also mimic estrogen, leading to increased allergic reactions, so it’s a good idea to reduce your exposure to BPA, phthalates, parabens, and many others common in skin care products, pesticides, plastics, food additives, and industrial products. Eating…

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Want to win at life? Start doing this right now!

You want to motivate your child to do well in his/her 12th standard exams. How do you think you should do it? Should you tell your child how difficult life will be without a good education, or how great things can be with a good education? Many parents (and bosses and teachers and people in general), tend to take the first approach, but here is research that says that the first method might actually be more effective. Did you just…

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Your Response to Your Level of Success Will Determine Your Happiness

Image Credit: Unsplash We are looking for ways and means to become more successful; the definition of such is really personal and has nothing to do with fame or fortune. Rather, it revolves around our ability towards being happy. Of course, the implication here is that successful people are happy people. And as long as you do not have a contorted view of success, such as I will step on as many people as I have to get rich, then…

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Your Most Embarrassing Fitness Questions Answered by a Fitness Guru

The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence If you follow fitness trainers or enthusiasts on Instagram, we are besieged by women at the gym who look supremely confident, airbrushed and without a bead of sweat. The reality is, most of us don’t look or smell our best after a tough workout.  Not everyone is comfortable walking into a class of strangers in form-fitting gym clothes.  And what about the sounds our bodies make when we are working…

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