Depression

The threat of toxins that accumulate in the human body is increasingly believed to pose a major health risk to an individual’s well-being. Chemicals, biologically infectious agents, and their toxic metabolites are released − causing side effects associated with poisoning. These harmful substances are found throughout the body in blood,…

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Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. Many different preparations of chamomile have been developed over the years, and the most popular is in the form of herbal tea, with more than 1 million cups consumed per day. (1) But many people don’t know that Roman…

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Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way. If you are not deeply…

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By Dr. Mercola Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that influences virtually every cell in your body, which is why maintaining a healthy level is so important. Low vitamin D levels are widely known to harm your bones, leading them to become thin, brittle, soft or misshapen. But vitamin D…

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We’ve learned that exercise compares favorably to antidepressant medications as a first-line treatment for mild to moderate depression. But how much is that really saying? How effective are antidepressant drugs in the first place? A recent meta-analysis has sparked huge scientific and public controversy by stating that the placebo effect…

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Past studies have shown that reading books can benefit people in a multitude of ways, physically, mentally, and intellectually. Now in a new study, people who read a book for about 30 minutes a day were found to live approximately 2 years longer than those who didn’t read at all. [1]…

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Energy drinks are one of the most popular beverages in the world. with millions sold each year, it is undeniable that they are a force to be reckoned with. They’re easy to get a hold of, taste delicious and give that well-needed energy kick. But they hold many secrets which…

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Introduced in 1977, Slim-Fast was the leading meal replacement for decades. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to drink a sugary shake that actively replaces a meal and gives you energy, all while losing weight. The Slim-Fast plan is to use a shake twice a day to replace breakfast and…

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The terms narcissist and narcissistic personality disorder are thrown around rather loosely today. While a touch of self-centeredness, need for admiration or difficulty being criticized may seem narcissistic, it doesn’t necessarily warrant a diagnosis of true narcissistic personality disorder. (And here’s an important point to remember: Narcissism is not the…

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Indian cuisine is beloved around the world for its use of aromatic spices, but these ingredients do a lot more for our bodies than just entice our taste buds. If you go to any Indian household, you’re likely to find a wide array of medicines using these spices. From infections…

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