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Infographic: How Your Brain Ages

 It’s no surprise that our brain changes as we age; however, new studies report that mental decline may start around age 45 – earlier than was previously believed.  While the brain goes through several significant changes as it gets older,

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Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut

Most of us can relate to the experience of having butterflies in our stomach, or to a visceral gut-wrenching feeling, and how often are we told not to ignore our “gut-instinct” or “gut-feeling” when making a decision. Even from our


Infographic: Dr. Mercola’s Natural Health Tips

When it comes to achieving or maintaining optimal health, many people are usually concerned about their heart, eyes, bones, and brain. And no wonder – these are some of the most important and prominent parts of the body that need

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The Mindlessly Slim

You know that one friend that never worries about weight and seems to stay effortlessly slim? That friend, and others like them might unknowingly possess secrets to helping those who struggle with their weight. New Cornell Food and Brand Lab

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Six Ways Happiness is Good for Your Health

Over the past decade, an entire industry has sprouted up promising the secrets to happiness. There are best-selling books like The Happiness Project and The How of Happiness, and happiness programs like Happify and Tal-Ben Shahar’s Wholebeing Institute. Here at

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How Love Grows in Your Body

“Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds,” wrote William Shakespeare in his 116th Sonnet. “O no! it is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken.” Nothing could be further from the truth, says

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Video: Weight Rhythms

Whether You Lose or Gain Weight Depends on Weekdays Everybody’s weight follows a predictable weekly rhythm —  you gain a little bit over the weekend and lose a little bit over the week You weigh the most on Sunday night

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Weight Rhythms

Successful weight control is more likely to happen and maintained for the long run if one allows for short-term splurges There are sleep cycles and there are also weight loss cycles. Almost everyone loses weight on weekdays and gains weight


Seven Steps to Relax Your Body

When was the last time you gave your body a break? And we’re not talking about sleep. Take ten minutes and try the body scan practice.   Time: 10–20 minutes When was the last time you noticed how your body


Last Call For Alcohol

You may be surprised to find out that drinking alcohol increases your risk of developing many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon and rectum, esophagus, larynx, liver, mouth and pharynx. Research shows that drinking any type of


Is Marijuana Safe?

Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant. The main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is a type of cannabinoid. There are many other types of cannabinoids in marijuana. Cannabinoids are chemicals that act on certain receptors on cells

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