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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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Stress: It DOESN’T Do a Body Good!

Stress. It can be our undoing even if we follow a healthy lifestyle – eating healthy foods and exercising. Stress causes an inflammatory response in the body, and chronic inflammation is responsible for many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. The inflammat...

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The Health Issue No One Talks About

Barb Patrick, 46, experienced postpartum depression.

Barb, who now runs a quilting business in Newtown, CT, worried she couldn't take care of her newborn and 20-month-old toddler, so she called her ob-gyn office. At first, they didn't offer any helpful solutions, says Barb. After five sle...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – Tis the Season

As many as 20% of people in the US suffer from S.A.D. Could you have it? This is the time of year when it sets in – days are shorter, meaning less sunlight and the mood takes a dip.

Here are some symptoms/signs that could mean you have S.A.D.:

Feelings of sadness and hopelessness, l...

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The Health Issue No One Talks About

Kieley Parker never imagined she would need an antidepressant. "I always win those stupid sunshine and happiest person awards. People see me as an incredibly joyful person," she says.

But in fall 2014, Kieley left her job as a third-grade teacher and moved to Tulsa, OK with her fiance'. St...

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How to Control Your Cravings...

How to Control Your Cravings and Get Organized for Weight Loss Success

By Elizabeth Lowry

Once you’ve made the decision to lose weight, the “where to start” part can seem more overwhelming than ...

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Still Sparkle While Going Through Depression

The desire to reduce stress is a common goal for most people. We are so entrenched in our routines, habits, and ways of doing things we rarely stop and consider new ways of dealing with the stresses of daily living. Well, I have a few ideas that may help you in this area. I call it simplifying your ...

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What Causes High Cholesterol?

What Causes High Cholesterol?
Learn Which Risk Factors You Can Control

Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cho...

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NO SUGAR FOR ME!

Sugar is our NEMESIS, don't let it defeat you in obtaining your goal, for health and weight loss. All sugars in all ingredients listed on any product you may want to try. I myself stay away from processed food, and choose just the whole foods, and nuts and seeds and whatever would be a healthy cho...

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What I Have Learned

What to eat if you don't already have a plan:
Turn on the meal plans and use the food substitution lists. On the website, just click on the suggested food line and a list of 15-20 alternative foods for that category will pop up. You then can pick a food you like. It outlines portions and gives yo...

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Clean eating/ exercise

There really is no secret, just make a plan, have short and long term goals. Celebrate even itsy bitsy successes.

Figure out why there was a disappointment and vow never, ever to repeat. But don't get discourage either. You will make mistakes, you will get tired, you will have disappoint...

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