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  • Is it just anxiety or something much worse?
  • Your heart always skips a beat when you need to stand up to do a presentation. That's completely normal… But what about your sweaty palms when you need to speak to a friend, or the anxious feelings you get when you walk into the office in the morning? Is it just a little anxiety, or is it something worse that's affecting your mental health and taking over your entire life? Here's how to tell the difference between regular anxiety and something you may need professional help to overcome…... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • Protect your loved one from a false Alzheimer's diagnosis! They could just be hard of hearing!
  • There are a number of similarities between Alzheimer's and hearing loss. And often it results in patients receiving the diagnosis that they have Alzheimer's - while the true problem - goes undetected and undiagnosed. It sounds ridiculous, but it's true! Because both conditions present in similar ways, a doctor could diagnose your loved one with Alzheimer's if they start to act strangely because they can't hear. Here's what you need to pay attention to when you take your loved one for a check up if you suspect there's something wrong…... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • "The most powerful medical tool at your disposal is the fork," says Dr Mark Hyman
  • Dr Hyman, a strong advocate for naturally healing many of the ailments you suffer from says bad diet is one of the leading causes of mood disturbances. Eating too many processed foods affects your brain and can lead to the symptoms of depression. It's clear that when you eat too many processed foods, it affects your overall health. The oxidative stress and inflammation it causes spells disaster for your body and it's the root cause of many diseases. And this, according to the latest research, is a major role player in why so many people suffer from depression. So in order to beat the mental health blues, do as Dr Hyman says and use a fork every time you eat…... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • Obese? Your risk of dementia just shot up 35%
  • If you're carrying around too much extra weight and you fall into the obese category - with a BMI of 30 or above - listen up! Your risk of dementia is 35% higher than those who maintain a normal weight. This because the brain of an obese patient shows significant activity in a portion of the brain where Alzheimer's develops. And it's this activity that leads to the development of the disease. A recent study posted in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism shows how an unconventional method for treating mental health can have a significant impact on your risk of dementia when you're obese. Here's what the study says…... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • Beat inflammation, fight pain and build muscle with these three foods
  • When you start a fitness routine, it might be difficult to stick to it in the beginning. Not only is your body aching and sore after every workout, you don't seem to see results quick enough to keep you motivated. But it's not because you're doing the wrong types of exercise! It's probably because you're not giving your body the nutrients it needs to get through each exercise and heal in time to do the next! That's why we're sharing three of the best foods that can help you stick to your current fitness routine by healing your body, fighting pain and getting you to see results…... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • Going bald? Here are five types of food that fight for your follicles
  • Have you recently noticed that your hair is getting a lot thinner? Or, even worse you've found, a few bald spots? You could be suffering from an autoimmune disorder of your hair follicle, called Alopecia Areata (AA). AA ranges from hair thinning, to hair loss and even to baldness of your scalp, facial or bodily hair. But ladies, it's not just the men in your life who should be concerned. Because women are actually at a higher risk of developing AA! Symptoms can show as early as in your 20's. Chances are, if someone in your family suffers from AA, you are 25% more likely to develop it too. An autoimmune disorder is when your body doesn't recognize the difference between your healthy body tissue and diseased cells. Your body then releases antibodies to fight against its own healthy tissue. This is what creates an inflammatory response in your hair follicle and leads to premature hair loss. It's not yet known what causes AA. But some studies suggest that mineral deficiencies (Vitamin D, iron and zinc), genetics, diet and exposure to heavy toxic metals could be the culprit.... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • Keep your eyes healthy well into old age by avoiding these three common mistakes
  • An optometrist in New York City, Deena Chaudri, often sees her patients make common mistakes when it comes to their eyes. And it can lead to vision problems that only start to affect you as you age. What's worse is that many common mistakes you make in terms of eye health are preventable and are easy to avoid. So have a look below at three of the most common mistakes people make so you can make a conscious effort to avoid making them too.... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • The fatter you are, the fatter you'll become, warns the New York Times
  • Have you every wondered why you just can't lose weight? No matter how much you eat, you just seem to be hungry all the time. And here's the confusing part: Dieters say you should only eat when you're hungry and you'll lose weight. But that's a problem if you never feel satisfied in the first place… The truth is, it's not your inability to control your eating that's making you fat. It's your fat that's making you fat; literally. Read on to discover how your body fat is causing you to overeat. And how to stop this vicious cycle!... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • Learning to become mindful can help both you and your loved one with dementia cope
  • A recent study completed by scientists at the Northwestern University, a first of its kind, shows how training in mindfulness can help both a caregiver and their loved one who suffers from dementia. The results of the study can change how you and your loved one cope with the progression of the disease. There have been other studies showing how important it is for caregivers to be mindful, but this is the first where patients became involved. Here are the results of the study…... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]

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