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Finally!!! Depression and anxiety – It is ‘all in the body’ not the mind…. standard

George Slavich, a clinical psychologist at the University of California in Los Angeles, has for decades been working to learn more about how our bodies and our minds work, or don’t work, together to regulate the emotional system and mood. His findings have led him to the conclusion that depression is not a condition that is isolated in the mind, and that the body may play a primary role in causing or preventing depression. “I don’t even talk about it as a psychiatric condition any more. It does involve psychology, but it also involves equal parts of biology and physical health.” –George Slavich Is Depression All in the Mind? A simple observation about life: ‘everyone feels miserable when they are ill.‘  the ...

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The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About for Heart Disease standard

Millions use aspirin daily without realizing its true dangers. The good news is that there is a natural alternative which preliminary research indicates is safer and more effective. Aspirin is taken faithfully by millions every day as a preventive measure against heart attack, often without the user having any awareness of the serious health risks associated with it, some potentially fatal. You can view over 60 adverse effects of aspirin on the GreenMedInfo.com’s aspirin research page if you have any doubts about how serious a concern this is. Aspirin’s widespread popularity is based on its much-touted blood-thinning properties. But there are safer, surprisingly more effective and far more natural alternatives on the market today. For instance, pycnogenol, a branded form ...

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GREEN COCONUTTY SMOOTHIES standard

A versatile recipe that encourages children to get excited about healthy eating – when they help with food preparation they’re much more likely to eat their creations. The vitamin C from the strawberries and lemon juice helps with iron absorption and the coconut milk adds a healthy fat boost. Feel free to experiment with whatever fruits you have on hand. 400g can coconut milk (preferably BPA free) 1 banana 1 avocado or mango, peeled and chopped 1 cup frozen strawberries ½ cup chopped raw broccoli 1 cup chopped kale or baby spinach Juice of ½ a lemon 2 tablespoons Blue Coconut oil, melted or soft 1-tablespoon organic honey (raw) 1-tablespoon almond butter 1-teaspoon cinnamon Process all ingredients in a blender ...

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THE FACE-OFF: GINGER VS. SUMATRIPTAN FOR MIGRAINES standard

The sound of the word is like nails on a chalkboard for sufferers. If you deal with these headaches, the mere hint of an attack probably drives you to the medicine cabinet in search of any number of oral, inhaled or injectable drugs despite their dreadful side effects, because nothing matters except relief. But what if instead of rushing to the medicine cabinet, you could get relief from a safer, natural food supplement? That supplement is ginger, and new research shows that it offers a natural alternative to sumatriptan (Imitrex), a commonly prescribed migraine medication. But you have to know exactly how to use it… THE FACE-OFF: GINGER VS. SUMATRIPTAN A team of neuroscientists compared ginger and sumatriptan in 100 ...

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Let your food be your Medicine standard

We all agree — the best way to get the nutrients you need is from what you are eating. An incredible array of vitamins and minerals, as well as other nutritive compounds not even yet discovered are packed into whole foods like fruits, vegetables, herbs, beans, nuts and more. Here are five popular vitamins and minerals you can get from your food rather than a supplement. Vitamin A Why you need it: Vitamin A is important for normal vision, immune health and reproduction. It’s also an antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals. Where to get it: Yellow, orange and red foods tend to be packed with Vitamin A. For example, squash, carrots, cantaloupe, apricots, sweet potatoes and mangoes are all rich sources of this important vitamin. Spinach, fish, ...

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9 Tricks To Clean Up Your Diet standard

Adjusting and improving your diet can start with a few easy additions… Begin to create a diet that works. Some people claim that healthy eating takes a lot of time and is complicated. But, a diet that works doesn’t have to be this way. If you know how to do it right, you can incorporate more healthy food into your life! 1. Use this trick to store fresh herbs. Fresh herbs like basil, mint, oregano and sage flavor your food without adding any chemicals. However, sometimes you might get a huge bunch of basil or mint, use only a few sprigs, and the rest goes off before you know it. But there is a trick to make your fresh herbs ...

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DETOX & CONSTIPATION standard

DETOX & CONSTIPATION: Here’s a powerful self-treatment point to relieve constipation & IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for detox. Locate CV 6 midway from your bellybutton to your pubic bone. Apply pressure gradually in toward the spine taking slow, deep breaths as you maintain firm pressure for 2 minutes.

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10 Signs You Have an Unhealthy Gut: standard

At the core of our health is a properly functioning digestive system. When your gut is unhealthy, it can cause more than just stomach pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Because 60-80% of our immune system is located in our gut, gut imbalances may be at the heart of hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, rosacea, and other chronic health problems. 10 Signs You Have an Unhealthy Gut: 1. Digestive issues like bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation 2. Food intolerances 3. Anxiety or  Depression 5. Mood swings, irritability 6. Skin problems like eczema, rosacea 7. Diabetes 8. Autoimmune disease Heart disease 9. Frequent Infections 10. Poor memory and concentration, ADD or ADHD Digestive function and ...

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Is Green Tea good for Brain Function? standard

Green tea appears to boost memory by enhancing functional brain connectivity, a new imaging study suggests. (Megan Brooks, Medscape) A study led by Stefan Borgwardt, MD, PhD, from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Basel, Switzerland, shows that green tea extract enhances memory and is good for brain function, a finding that researchers suggest may have important clinical implications for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. This is “the first evidence for the putative beneficial effect of green tea on cognitive functioning, in particular, on working memory processing at the neural system level by suggesting changes in short-term plasticity of parieto-frontal brain connections,” the investigators write. The study was published online March 19 in Psychopharmacology. Boosts Brain Plasticity Several studies have ...

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How safe are your Cooking Oils? standard

Fats and cooking oil are made up of different  fatty acids: mono, poly, and saturated in varying percentages. The predominant  fatty acid within the oil will determine whether exposing it to heat, oxygen, light, or moisture will cause a stress to your health. We generally advise that a polyunsaturated oil,  should NEVER be cooked with, these oils are high in omega 6 fatty acids and are highly reactive. It is ok to have small amounts raw.  Lipid (per)oxidation and free-radical production quickly takes place when they are exposed to heat – even very low heat. Peroxidation and free radicals  produce inflammation and irritation within our bodies, which in turn set us up for any and all chronic illnesses including autoimmune ...

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