Could Music Beat Drugs For Anxiety and Mood?

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We use music – like coffee and alcohol – every day for pleasure and to boost our mood.  But we may not understand how deeply music affects our brain chemistry.  Continue reading

Tips for Preventing Post-Workout Insomnia

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Some people struggle with falling asleep if they exercise at night, but studies show exercise actually improves sleep for most, regardless of time of day Continue reading

Why I Kicked My Keurig to the Curb

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What busy person doesn’t love the idea of having a personal cup of coffee instantly with the push of a button. Many people are delighted when the Keurig machines show up in the workplace or doctor’s waiting room. I loved the idea. I bought one from Costco along with the handy unit to store those awkward K Cups.  I, of course, insisted on the Newman’s Organic K Cups for my coffee choice. Continue reading

Coffee, Tea, Tumeric and Beyond:Zero-In on Essential Polyphenols

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Articles appear daily touting the benefits of blueberries, chocolate, red wine, olives, grape seeds/skin and thousands of other herbs, oils, extracts, spices and ferments. Continue reading

Pre-Workout Nutrition: How to Maximize (or Jeopardize) Your Chance to Burn Fat

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Research indicates that nature selects underfed species for extended life-span and vice versa – it shortens the life expectancy of overfed species. Humans are no exception Continue reading

ConsumerLab, Natural News Labs both Confirm High Levels of Toxic Cadmium in Popular Cacao Powders

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Both ConsumerLab.com and the Natural News Forensic Food Lab have simultaneously confirmed high levels of the toxic heavy metal cadmium in cacao powder products. High levels of lead have also been found by Natural News in one brand of cacao powder. Takeaway points from this research:  Continue reading

Strategies to Prevent Hypertension

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About one in three American adults have hypertension (high blood pressure), and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1,2 hypertension is “the second greatest public health threat” in the US. Continue reading

Regular and Decaf Coffee Both Lower Diabetes Risk

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Lots of studies have looked at the question of whether coffee drinkers are less likely to develop diabetes.  The short answer is yes they are.  Continue reading

Can Food Affect Your Mood?

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Individual food choices may make a difference in how you feel mentally and emotionally from day to day

Mood-boosting foods include dark chocolate, purple berries, Continue reading

Prostate Cancer Patients Leave Normal behind

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If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer you can probably tell me the exact date and time when you received the news. And all you want is the same thing that any cancer sufferer wants — for life to return to normal.

Well, new research has revealed a sad and sobering truth — Continue reading

ATTENTION WOMEN: Exhausted? Tummy Spreading Out? Hair Thinning Out?

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“Maybe You Need A Super Iodine Boost!”

It’s a quiet scourge affecting millions of women. No matter how much you sleep, you’re always waking up exhausted. You’ve been watching your diet, cutting out the junk food, exercising… and not only haven’t you lost anything – Continue reading

Coffee is Exactly What You Need for Healthy Blood Pressure.

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If your blood pressure is not where you want it to be.

If you’ve done everything right, but haven’t gotten the results you want.

Then please take five minutes to read this report. I believe I’ve found the solution you’ve been hoping for. Continue reading

The Drink That Could Shield against Dementia

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Alzheimer’s disease is sure making the health news rounds lately. What’s promising about this scary illness is how much we are able to help shield our minds from it. A brand new health breakthrough proposes that coffee could help older adults avoid dementia.

A new study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that those Continue reading

Which Foods Are Best for the Brain?

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Diet is inextricably linked to conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. However, what we consume also seems to have significant implications for the brain: Unhealthy diets may increase risk for psychiatric and neurologic conditions, such as depression and dementia, whereas healthy diets may be protective. Continue reading

Surprisingly Healthy Foods

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Although the best diets contain a large amount of vegetarian, raw foods, several commonly eaten foods have remarkably robust health benefits. Even if your busy life makes it hard to eat right, simply adding chocolate, coffee and orange juice to your menus can offer a distinct boost to your well-being. Continue reading