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10 steps to reduce stress in your life

August 16, 2013

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by John Koeberer  —  There is no doubt that stress kills. Many health professionals and medical analyses validate the strong negative impact stress can have on your health and general well-being, as well as your longevity. It is the chronic, day-in and day-out stress that is the problem. Stress can exacerbate pain, cause depression, obesity, […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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Finding your song

December 7, 2012

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by Jill Mattson —  When a woman in one African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends, and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child — one unique melody for each unique child. They do this in recognition that every soul […]

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Your amuse system lightens the workload

November 23, 2012

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by Karen Lee —  According to Jody Urquhart, an expert in the field of humor and health, fun is productive. Imagine a work world where people love their work environment, and they are calm, stress-free and happy all day long. People who are in good spirits are more likely to be productive. Their mental attitude […]

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Laugh your way to better health

September 16, 2012

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by Kathy Balland —  Want to know a fun way to improve your health? Try a little laughter. Studies have shown that laughter has many medical and psychological benefits. Here are 10 of those benefits: 1. Weight management: Laughing 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn an extra 40 calories. 2. Anti-aging: Laughter can […]

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Stress, exercise, aging and the metabolic syndrome

September 9, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Alexander —  If a patient with insulin resistance were to ask me, “Doc, give me just one thing I can do to improve my insulin resistance,” I would probably have to say, “Exercise.” Since the word exercise can have many negative connotations, let’s use the term physical activity instead. When we were […]

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The attitude of gratitude

July 17, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  This is it, the season for gratitude. Wise men and women throughout the ages have encouraged us to feel grateful for what we have. Why? To put it simply, gratitude makes us feel good. When you are feeling grateful, your mind is clear, you have a dearer relationship to the universe […]

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Reflexology hints

March 5, 2012

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Reflexology, also called zone therapy, is based on the idea that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to all organs, glands and other parts of the body, and that by massaging, squeezing or pressing on specific points within these areas, therapeutic effects can occur throughout the body. In 1915, […]

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Food for the body, nourishment for the soul

February 23, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  Almost every day, there is a new article or news item about food. Every day we pick and choose what we want to eat, whether or not it fits into someone else’s idea of a balanced diet. We read about superfoods, whole foods, organic foods, genetically engineered food, packaged food — […]

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A guide to de-stressing

February 23, 2012

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by Melissa Jones —  Stress is at the root of 80 percent of all complaints heard in doctors’ offices, not to mention the complaints you continually hear from friends and co-workers. Having a stressed-out, unhappy and pitiful mindset can become a bad habit and an all too familiar way of being. Stress not only causes […]

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