Month: January 2015

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5 Natural Ways to Boost Serotonin Right Now

Serotonin is an important brain chemical that influences mood and sleep. When serotonin levels are low, you can quickly become depressed, have trouble sleeping, and experience low energy levels. Many anti-depressants specifically work to increase your brain’s serotonin levels. While these drugs can be quite helpful, they also come with serious side effects.  

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5 Power Foods For Women

Do you want more energy? Do you want to protect your skin and brain from aging? By choosing the right foods you can have more energy and slow the aging process. This article outlines five power foods you should work into your diet on a daily basis.

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Green Tea for Health and Wellness

Unlike many fad dietary aids, green tea has been a medicinal staple for many cultures for over 500,000 years. Rumors abound about the health benefits–some claim green tea reduces signs of aging, lowers blood sugar, and prevents cancer. Separating fact from fiction can be tricky when it comes to supposed miracle cures like green tea, […]

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5 Ways Not to Get Sick at the Doctor’s Office

You’re probably seeing your doctor in the hope of staying healthy. Unfortunately, even the most pristine-looking medical offices are hot beds for germs. From the “coughers” and “sneezers” in the waiting room to the employees (and even the doctor) who forget to wash their hands after seeing sick patients, you’re in a high-risk environment. So […]

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Protein and Vegetables: Your Belly Fat Cure

Stubborn belly fat plagues millions of dieters who feel helpless to combat their muffin tops and love handles. It wouldn’t be known as “stubborn fat” if it were easy to lose. Even reducing calories and doing plenty of exercise often won’t get rid of those last pockets of fat around your middle. If you have […]

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Fitness Routines Trending towards the Basics

The underwhelming recovery from the Great Recession has left most Americans pinching their pennies. The first financial obligations that got cut during the financial crisis are not finding their way back into family budgets. If you haven’t reinstated your gym membership, you are not alone.

Winter Weight Loss: 5 Low-Carbohydrate Versions of Our Favorite Comfort Foods

Cold winter days can make us yearn for rich, filling meals: bubbling lasagnas, piles of mashed potatoes, deep-pan pizzas and spicy curries with rice.  Our bodies may crave carbohydrate-rich comfort food.   Carbohydrates are our bodies’ main source of fuel and essential for our well-being.  However, starchy carbohydrates such as pasta, potatoes, rice and bread, […]

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6 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Sugar

Consuming too much sugar can have some pretty scary effects on your health, including obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, and possibly cancer. Consuming sugar frequently also causes severe spikes and drops in your energy levels, leaving you fatigued and hungry only an hour after a sugary snack. Are you looking for ways to limit your sugar […]

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5 Easy Tips to Lose Weight Without Going Hungry

You’d probably like to lose weight, but it can be difficult if your stomach is always growling.   Fortunately, there are some simple tricks you can use to drop pounds and stay satisfied.   Here are five easy tips to lose weight without going hungry: