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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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The Benefits of Sleep Therapy Over Drugs

The Benefits of Sleep Therapy Over Drugs


Lack of sleep is detrimental to your health, and in the case of chronic insomnia, it can even be deadly. People with chronic insomnia have a three times greater risk of death from all causes compared to those who sleep normally.1

Sleep is al...

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Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia


Nearly 60 million Americans struggle with insomnia. Doctors are still not sure how to treat this disorder that may have devastating effects on your daily routines.1

Chronic lack of quality sleep has been associated with reduced memory and learning, ...

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What You Can Do To Prevent A Stroke

Simple steps can have a major impact on reducing your risk.

Do you plan to start exercising to lose those 20 extra pounds? Have you resolved to get a handle on your blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking?

Start now!!! Taking control of these modifiable risk factors will lower y...

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Water, Water, Water

I can't really claim this as a secret, everyone knows you should drink plenty of water, but it is often easier said than done. I only drink water and it makes a huge difference. I used to drink a lot of carbonated beverages and dropped them when I started getting healthy. Now I can't remember why...

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Change your MIND, Find your JOY - Not a Diet, but a Lifestyle

I started to see success when I realized that this was a lifestyle change, not a diet.

If you have the "diet" mindset, everything is temporary... you do this for a while, then you can stop. But that's only a temporary fix. You have to change your lifestyle. You have to switch gears in your ...

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Whatís the Real Cause of Heart Attacks?

Whatís the Real Cause of Heart Attacks?


"What Causes Heart Attacks," Fall 2007), I presented the case that the spectrum of heart disease, which includes angina, unstable angina, and myocardial infarction (heart attack), is better understood from the perspective of events happening in the ...

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The Top 5 Facts Women Need To Know About Heart Attacks

Top 5 Facts:

5. Problems in pregnancy raise the risk of a future heart attack.

Multiple conditions increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, including auto-immune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. But women are also uniquely affected by certain problems that occur...

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What you need to know about cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in all cells of the body. We actually need cholesterol to function. There are different types of cholesterol, some food, some bad.

HDL is the "good " cholesterol and occurs naturally in our bodies. It helps move cholesterol out of the bloodstream...

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The Top 5 Facts Women Need To Know About Heart Attacks

Women are more likely than men to have "atypical" symptoms. These often include:

4. Poor lifestyle choices are responsible for the lion's share of heart attacks.

Risk factors you can change to lower your risk include smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, high cholesterol, high blo...

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Sticking to a Healthy Lifestyle

I am not what you would call a consistent person especially when it comes to working out. But let me tell you when I am on a working out kick I do till I fall out because soon enough I get off the beaten path. The path to which my success therein lies... So I know I donít have to be an expert to fig...

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