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What Two Triggers Are Behind Most Disease?

One of the two triggers behind most disease will probably not surprise you. Statistics abound that show how many visits to the doctors office are due to stress. Chronic stress can lead to inability of the body to regulate the inflammatory response, it can lead to heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, cancer,  gastrointestinal problems, depression […]

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Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection is a Two-Way Street

You start to worry that maybe you forgot to pay an important bill, and you are going to be hit with a late-fee. Your stomach starts to churn… We are all familiar with those feelings of worry and anxiety hitting us in the gut. The mind-body connection is a very real thing, with thoughts in […]

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Frankenfood – How Bad are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)?

Genetically Modified food has become very common in the United States, and most people eat products containing these substances daily – about 70% of processed food in the U.S. have a minimum of one ingredient that is GM. How do YOU feel about ingesting so many GMO’s? I don’t think many of us are very […]

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Shut-eye is Great For Your Brain!

You know how you feel when you don’t get enough shut-eye – fuzzy thinking, poor focus and concentration, slow reaction time. Driver fatigue itself is behind over a million car accidents in the U.S. Memory suffers, spatial orientation is off, and your ability to make decisions falters all from staying awake more than 18 hours […]

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What Is Functional Medicine?

The concept of “Functional Medicine” is one that treats the patient as a whole and does not focus on disconnected parts. This is driven by the idea that a person is where they are as the result of their genetics, environment and lifestyle choices, and it is a collaboration between the patient and the practitioner. […]

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Regular Exercise and Vacation: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

If you have been making progress toward your fitness goals, and performing regular exercise, are you concerned that your next vacation is going to blow it out of the water? As you know, a regular exercise routine feeds a healthy brain! When you increase your heart rate, your brain gets more oxygen plus a boost […]

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Got Stress? Find Out How Regular Exercise Helps…

Want more evidence that regular exercise is good for your brain? Watch this short video about How Exercise Rewires Your Brain by DNews (DiscoveryNews.com) for some of the latest information about exercise.  They share how regular exercise actually causes your brain to reorganize in a way that helps you to handle stress, and anxiety is […]

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Reduce Anxiety and Improve Memory With These 3 Herbal Supplements

If you find it difficult to focus at times, or you just feel that trying to grasp the information flowing past you every day has gotten out of control, you may be wondering how you can be more productive and improve memory. Focus, concentration, memory, strategic thinking – these are all things that many of […]

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Is It True That Green Tea Can Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer’s?

We’ve seen articles here and there that claim that green tea could possible help protect against Alzheimer’s – and also those that deny that there is any connection. If you are curious, you may want to read about these 4 studies that talk about the link between Green tea and Alzheimer’s. Green Tea Guards Against […]

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Is Yoga Better Than Aerobics for Brain Function?

There have been many studies to determine the impacts of aerobic exercise on mental function. The results are very positive and show that “cognitive performance” is improved by a 20-minute aerobic workout at somewhere between 60-70 percent of max heart rate. Which makes a lot of sense, all the extra blood flow and oxygen circulating […]

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