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  Seven Foods To Help You Sleep Better   Let’s face it; it’s a toss-and-turn kind of world we live in. Life is hectic these days, and everyone’s stress level seems high and constant. As much as we try to leave work at the office or unwind at the end of the day, something always seems to send our minds racing and cause us to lose much-needed sleep. If you’ve been struggling with getting some solid sleep, take a look at the...

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  Healthy Eating Motivation: It’s All in the Mind   One of the best ways to develop a healthy eating motivation is to start by changing the way you think. You have to develop a positive outlook, allowing you to believe that you can achieve your goal to make better eating choices. One way to do this is to create positive affirmations. For example, you can tell yourself that you will eat more fruits and vegetables, instead of...

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  Toxins In Your House: Does your House Make you Sick? 5 Signs to Watch Out For   Your own house, which you sometimes consider as a safe haven, could be the one, which exposes you to various forms of illness. This happens when pesticides, toxins, molds, gasses and other harmful substances thrive in your home. Exposing yourself to them can trigger diseases. Here are some signs your house is making you sick, instead of giving...

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  Phytoestrogens Side Effects: Where Are These Fake Hormones Coming From?   Phytoestrogens are often called dietary estrogens because they’re not created by the human body. They can only be ingested or consumed. The molecular similarities of plant-derived estrogen and human estrogen allow them to mimic each other mildly, and sometimes they act as antagonists (meaning they work in opposite ways) too. Phytoestrogens have been...

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  Recommended Daily Fiber Intake: The Lowdown   Dietary fiber is an integral part of the human diet. It serves multiple functions, helping in keeping your gut clean while preventing the development of ailments, such as diabetes. Fiber is found in different forms, but understand that not all of them are equal. This article will talk about dietary fiber, the recommended daily fiber intake, and the sources where you can get...

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  The 5 Best Anti-Inflammatory Essential Oils   Arthritis, sunburn, and sore muscles — at first sight, these conditions might seem very different. At bottom though, they are all examples of your body experiencing inflammation. Inflammation is normally a useful mechanism that your body uses to defend and repair itself. However, inflammation isn’t always helpful, particularly if it’s overactive or sticks around for...

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  Make these 8 changes in your diet to lose weight   Losing weight is easier said than done. Let’s face it. You are required to bid adieu to some of your comfort foods. Giving up on things you like to eat the most is not always ‘easy peasy lemon squeezy’. However, it does not mean that you let the weight scale increase and give up before you have even begun. In the weight loss journey, the most important thing is to set...

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  Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Crucial Cancer Prevention Strategies   Cancer is all around us. The sad truth is that the disease has become so widespread that it is hard to find or speak to a person these days that doesn’t have a close relative or friend who is currently diagnosed with one of the most dreadful diseases of our modern time. Last month a beautiful soul, Emily, kindly informed me about the fact that November is...

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