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Mia Barnes is a wellness journalist with a passion for healthy living and mental growth and wellbeing. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of BodyMind.com. She enjoys exploring the benefits of mindfulness and meditation on all aspects of life.

5 Tips for Living With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Tips for Living With Multiple Chronic Conditions

It’s challenging enough to live with one chronic illness. Unfortunately, the old tale about bad luck coming in droves often holds true in regards to health. Many people with conditions like fibromyalgia, IBS and migraine disease have multiple comorbidities that make living with and treating their disorders more complex.

However, you have to find a way to adapt — you aren’t a quitter. You are not your diagnoses. You have a lot of life to seize by the horns so you can wring every last bit of enjoyment out of it. Here are five tips for living with multiple chronic conditions.

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7 Foods to Eat for a Healthier Colon

7 Foods to Eat for a Healthier Colon

You might not give your colon much thought until it’s time to use the bathroom. However, keeping this organ healthy eliminates two debilitating causes of pain from your life. Who likes constipation or diarrhea?

Your diet has much to do with keeping your large intestine ship shape. Here are seven foods to eat for a healthier colon — and what to avoid.

Foods to Avoid

Do you dig little more than a bologna sandwich for lunch? While you might fondly remember this treat from childhood, you should learn more about it as an adult. According to the World Health Organization, processed meat is a carcinogen and red meat ranks as a probable one — increasing your risk of colorectal cancer.

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6 Things Expecting Mothers Can Do to Reduce Their Risk of Pregnancy Loss

6 Things Expecting Mothers Can Do to Reduce Their Risk of Pregnancy Loss

Whether you’re hoping to become pregnant soon or just discovered that you’re expecting, your life is about to change. There are certain things people can and can’t do while they’re pregnant, so what should you add to your daily routine? Here’s what you can do to reduce your risk of pregnancy loss.

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5 Tips to Make Your Beauty Routine More Sustainable

5 Tips to Make Your Beauty Routine More Sustainable

Sustainability isn’t merely a fashion buzzword. Scientists warn humans only have 11 years remaining to stop climate change. You can do your part by making more conscientious decisions about your daily habits.

Why not start with your grooming routine? You can make getting ready in the morning greener with the right approach. Here are five tips to make your beauty routine more sustainable.

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6 Reasons to Try an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

6 Reasons to Try an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Your diet plays an important role in your health. The effects of poor dietary habits don’t always take years to appear. Sometimes, you can feel the results within a few hours of eating.

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5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture and a Guide for Beginners

5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture and a Guide for Beginners

Does the idea of getting needles inserted all over your body make you queasy? Let your tummy rest. Acupuncture is an ancient medicinal practice with thousands of years of proven benefits — it’s worth overcoming your fear.

What can you hope to achieve? What should you expect the first time you go for treatment? Here is your beginner’s guide to acupuncture and five of its health benefits.  

A Beginner’s Guide to 5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture and a Guide for Beginners

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Heart-Healthy Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

Heart-Healthy Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

Having a nutritious plant-based diet is critical for your health. It helps lower your cholesterol, preventing the risk of heart disease and stroke. So, here are seven heart-healthy foods to incorporate into your diet.

1. Add in Some Whole Grains

Grains are the perfect source of fiber. They help improve cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of stroke and diabetes. Grains also include plenty of B vitamins, iron and magnesium. These vitamins are essential in ensuring your body's cells function correctly.

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5 Mental Wellness Tips for When a Relationship Ends

5 Mental Wellness Tips for When a Relationship Ends

Like the old song says, breaking up is hard to do. The aftermath of a dissolved relationship provokes a strong emotional response that can even have physical consequences.

You should treat yourself gently during this time and take care to nurture your emotional well-being. Here are five mental wellness tips for when a relationship ends.

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How to Foster Emotional Intelligence in Your Relationship

How to Foster Emotional Intelligence in Your Relationship - Mia Barnes

Everyone needs something a bit different in their romantic relationships. You might want something long-term or need a low-key relationship that takes it slow. No matter what your priorities are, everyone aligns when it comes to emotional intelligence. It makes every partnership thrive, so learn how to foster emotional intelligence in your relationship with these tips.

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6 Healthy Daily Activities to Help You Take Back Control of You

6 Healthy Daily Activities to Help You Take Back Control of You

Uncertainty abounds in today’s world – and the way you cope with it influences your mental health. Events like pandemics, wars, and pending economic and climate catastrophes can leave you feeling powerless.

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5 Ways to Reuse Extra Food to Avoid Waste

5 Ways to Reuse Extra Food to Avoid Waste

You clean out your refrigerator once a week, sighing as you toss half-eaten fruit containers and moldy leftovers. All that food waste makes a significant difference to the planet. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that such practices add the equivalent of 42 coal plants’ worth of carbon to the planet’s problems each year.

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5 Tips for Deepening Your Regular Yoga Practice

5 Tips for Deepening Your Regular Yoga Practice

You might have fallen in love with yoga after your first class. However, two years later, your routine feels a bit stale. What can you do to reignite your passion for your practice?

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5 Tips for Opening up to a Loved One or Friend About Something Difficult

5 Tips for Opening up to a Loved One or Friend About Something Difficult

Stephen King once wrote, “The most important things are the hardest things to say.” He also observed that expressing big thoughts and feelings brings them down to size instead of the monsters they often seem when you keep them in your head.

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6 Tips to Help New Parents Manage Discomfort in Newborns

6 Tips to Help New Parents Manage Discomfort in Newborns

Few things terrify new parents like a fussy baby who won’t quiet down. Is it colic? Did you stick them with a diaper pin? Could it be something more serious?

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5 Tips for Ensuring Your Pet Has a Clean and Nutritious Diet

5 Tips for Ensuring Your Pet Has a Clean and Nutritious Diet

Your pet is more than a mere companion. They’re family. As such, they deserve the most nourishing meals you can provide. The right food can go far in giving your best friend a long and active life.

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5 Tips for Establishing a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

5 Tips for Establishing a Healthy Plant-Based Diet - Mia Barnes

The health benefits include improved weight loss, helping the environment and reduced risk for chronic diseases. Yet interestingly enough, just over 50% of Americans rank taste as their primary reason for switching to plant-based proteins, signifying that eating a plant-based diet can be just as tasty as being a meat-eater, and doesn’t only have to be made in the interest of health and eco-consciousness.

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5 Natural Skin Care Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

5 Natural Skin Care Tips for Acne-Prone Skin -  Mia Barnes

Most individuals experience skin impurities throughout their lives. Acne is the most common skin condition, which reaches all demographics. While some people experience rare hormonal breakouts, others struggle to develop clear skin.

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Why Is Water So Important? 8 Good Reasons to Drink Enough Water

Why Is Water So Important? 8 Good Reasons to Drink Enough Water - Mia Barnes

Hydration is beneficial to your overall health and well-being. However, many people do not consume enough water each day.

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5 Tips for Avoiding Gallstones

5 Tips for Avoiding Gallstones - Mia Barnes

Gallstones can be a severe detriment to your lifestyle. They can cause pain and even more serious health issues if left unchecked. As a result, you should avoid them whenever possible, whether by preventive methods or by dealing with them as they come. These five tips detail easy ways to keep gallstones from becoming an issue in your life — and you may improve other aspects of your health at the same time.

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5 Health Benefits of Buying Your Food Locally

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You probably know that your grocery shopping habits influence your and your family’s health. Did you know that your food-buying choices can also impact the planet as a whole?

Reducing the impact of climate change is a collective responsibility, and minor changes can make a significant difference. They can also make your life more nutritious and delicious. Consider the following five health benefits of buying your food locally.

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