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Something to Focus On Other Than Your Lips, Eyes and Thighs

I don’t care what you wear or don’t wear. I don’t care about how much you spend on makeup and/or fillers. I don’t care if you’ve had plastic surgery or want to in the future. I don’t care if you’ve been divorced, dropped out of work to raise your kids, or worked like a lunatic your entire life.

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[Video] The Last Heart Attack Is Possible — See How to Avoid Heart Disease

Heart disease is all around us. You probably know someone who’s had a heart attack or maybe you’ve had one yourself. This deadly disease is claiming more than 17 million lives globally each year. But is the last heart attack possible?

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We All Have Mental Health Issues. Here’s Why It’s Okay.

Not too long ago, I was speaking with a friend when he said to me, “You know, every single person — yourself included — has mental health issues.”

At first, I was surprised by his statement. Dare I say that I was even insulted by it. But as I reflected more on what he said, I realized that he was right.

Every single one of us does have mental health issues. Every single one of us has a mind and we all need to think about the health of it.

That’s why I think the conversations that Prince Harry and Prince William ignited this week are so important and groundbreaking.

I love that Prince Harry bravely told the world that grief had wreaked havoc on his life and that it was his brother who encouraged him to get help, which he did. I’m grateful that Prince William also used his platform to talk about how shock, grief and trauma live on in your body and your mind long after a traumatic incident has taken place, leaving you with post-traumatic stress issues and other mental health challenges.

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9 Secrets of the World’s Longest Living People

Discover the secrets of the world’s healthiest, longest living people, so you can live life to the fullest…

Why do people in some regions live longer — and healthier — than others? This is a question upcoming Food Revolution Summit speaker and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner wanted to answer.

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Six Tips to Fight Stress with Ayurveda

"Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea," says a modern philosopher.

Whether our stress is caused from work, routine, or relationships, most of us, at some point in our lives, are faced with the uncomfortable symptoms of stress. These symptoms may manifest in a number of ways including worry, fatigue, increased anger, problems with relationships, inability to focus properly, stress headaches, trouble sleeping, and a variety of stress-related health issues.

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5 Powerful New Books That Could Change Your Health and Your Life for the Better

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book. Especially if the book isn’t only enjoyable to read, but also gives you insights that can change your life for the better!

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Fat Is Your Friend

Do you remember when Snackwell cookies were first put on the market in the 90s?  Fat-free cookies. They were tailor-made for dorm rooms and sorority houses. And women bought them in bulk, along with fat-free ice cream, fat-free potato chips, and fat-free marshmallows, which had never had any fat in them to begin with. And what happened? America got heavier. Why?

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Why It Takes Courage to Care

This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about care. The word. The concept. The act of it.

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Do You Believe Healthy Food Should Be Available For All?

As you probably know, eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables promotes good health and helps to protect against many chronic diseases. But did you know that for almost 30 million people in America, and billions more worldwide, healthy, affordable food is difficult if not impossible to obtain?

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8 Reasons Tea May Be The World’s Healthiest Beverage

 

The story of tea begins in China, thousands of years ago.

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Caffeine’s Surprising Effect on Inflammation and Aging

If you enjoy drinking caffeinated coffee or tea, here’s a new reason why this could be a healthy, anti-aging habit for you.

Coffee drinkers tend to live longer than those who don’t drink coffee. And thanks to new research, we’re beginning to have a better understanding of why.

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Patient Advocacy - A Step in the right Direction

When the average American goes to the doctor, shows up at the ER, or enters the hospital, the risks and complexities of our healthcare system strike home vividly. Besides the expense of care and the intricate tests and procedures a patient faces, there is a widely under-reported risk of medical mistakes and “adverse events,” as they care called, which can range from minor to disastrous.

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Dinacharya: A Routine to Align Our Natural Rhythm

From an Ayurvedic perspective, following a dinacharya, or daily routine, aligns us with nature’s rhythms each day. There is new evidence that demonstrates that our genes may have, over time, lost their ability to hear the natural circadian rhythms of nature. Doctors are only now beginning to understand exactly how important it is for the body to stay in rhythm with nature. In our modern high-tech world, it is becoming a challenge to align our body with the laws of Nature. Our priorities have shifted from being existential to being very concerned with to-do lists, work schedules, finances, etc. Many times, we are so bent on our daily activities that we ignore our health and well-being in order to achieve what we believe is of utmost importance at that particular moment. With social media and cell phones giving us instant access to anyone in the world, these “distractions” may take us out of balance and we lose alignment with the rhythms of nature.

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These Supermarkets Are Encouraging Healthy, Plant-Strong Eating — Could This Idea Grow?

If Supermarkets Made Simple Changes to Influence Consumer Behavior, They Could Have Dramatic Effects on People’s Health and the Planet

Though you may not realize it, supermarkets are designed to subconsciously influence your behavior. Typically, the foods stores persuade shoppers to buy are highly processed because these items make the most profit.

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The Genetics of a Silent Killer and the Quest for a Cure

By Deepak Chopra, MD FACP and Mark L. Zeidel, M.D.

Some diseases make headlines, pull at our heart strings, and inspire high-visibility fundraising events. Others, like kidney disease, wreak havoc more quietly. Chronic kidney disease afflicts more than 26 million people in the U.S., putting them at high risk for other serious illnesses, like heart disease. Nearly half a million people suffer from end-stage kidney disease, a devastating condition often requiring dialysis or transplantation. Medicare spends more than 30 billion dollars a year taking care of kidney failure patients—about 6 percent of the Medicare budget.

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New Year Resolutions - Food! "We are how we eat."

The New Year brings new hopes, aspirations and resolutions. It is the time of the year when we set our goals to achieve for the next year. How many of us are able to actually act on our plans? Be it the promise to hit the gym every single day or make a schedule to socialize more often, even the best promise-keepers may find it hard to keep up with New Year’s resolutions. However, no matter how many times we’ve fallen behind, year after year, we never give up. And I say we shouldn’t! After all, the new year is all about starting new habits (good ones) and committing to the activities that lead to a more positive life — all leading in the direction of better health and happiness.

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Indoor Air Pollution: Here’s What You Need To Know

Every day, you inhale about 11,000 liters of air. The air you breathe circulates throughout your entire body, providing critical fuel to internal organs, including your heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver.

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