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by It's long been alleged that women will endure anything for the sake of beauty. For women who live in the U.S., that “anything" may include the use of cosmetics containing toxic chemicals and other harmful ingredients banned in the European Union, Canada, and Japan and elsewhere. Although more than a thousand chemicals are used in beauty products sold in the U.S., the Federal Food and Drug Administration...
by As of January 1, 2014 five cities in California, including San Francisco, have put anti-tobacco laws for pharmacies into effect. Even more staggering than that; ninety-four cities in Massachusetts have put these laws into effect as well, including the capital city Boston. Cigarettes alone contribute to almost half a million deaths a year in the United States. Smoking cigarettes causes more deaths...
by As sensual beings, humans are affected by all of their senses. One of the most primal reactions we have, the sense of smell, comes from our body's olfactory system. Smells stimulate nerve endings in the olfactory bulb, which send information to the limbic system of the brain. The limbic system is associated with memories, emotions and our sex drive. Essential oils are one of the most effective ways...
by #1. Happiness Isn't Just in Your Mind Our mental health and happiness is more closely connected to our physical health than you might think. When we don't feel well physically it's hard to feel well mentally. Exercise, sleep and eating well appear to have a drastic effect on mental health and happiness. If you knew for certain that exercise, sleep and eating well could reduce depression better than...
by Although we generally associate vitamin deficiency with third world countries, the reality is that this is a more common problem in developed nations than most people realize. We may not experience this problem with the same frequency or severity as, say, poor parts of India, South America and Africa but the problem is often found in the US, especially among the poor, the homeless, the elderly, and...
by Wellness Tip: With today's hurried lifestyles, people often fail to eat enough real nutrient dense food. The reality is that most of us are living with micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances which lead to a myriad of health issues. Even if you do eat reasonably well, you can still struggle to get the nutrients you need from anything grown in modern day nutrient depleted soils. Taking supplements...
by Body inflammation gets a lot of bad press, but these stories refer to chronic or excessive inflammation that causes health problems. There is also a good type of inflammation that occurs when a strong immune system responds therapeutically to an illness or injury. Beneficial inflammation is a survival tool the healthy immune system uses to differentiate a harmless substance from a harmful one called...
by 2015 is here, folks, and with it comes another opportunity to fulfill your New Year's resolutions. Perhaps one of those resolutions is to get in better shape, but worries about cost, time and convenience are holding you back. Fear not, getting in shape these days is easier and more affordable than ever! Whether you like the idea of exercising at a gym, or if you would prefer to get in shape outdoors...
by Okay, I like an evening glass of good red wine or the occasional martini, so you have to know I got a kick about writing this title. But alas, that's not what this article is about. No, this article is about something else entirely… actually it's about something that I have to admit I thought I'd be kicking and screaming before I would agree to drink this stuff. Just so you know where I'm coming from:...
by When you think of the word "war," what comes to mind? Doesn't it involve 2 or more entities confronting each other over some differences of opinion or possessions? While the tools and the motivation behind all wars may differ, one thing is always expected or understood: the goal is to win. Since the so-called "war on cancer" was launched in 1971, many things have taken place, including the investment...