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Blood Pressure Explained: What Blood Pressure Really Is

Blood Pressure I’ve recently heard a lot of myths about health, about the human body and how it works, and about what it needs in order to function at its best. The body and the mind form a unique mechanism that has specific needs. You can sometimes “cheat” in the physical world. You’ve surely heard of people who meditate and fast, and although they’re depriving their bodies of nutrients, they are still strong and healthy. But this is where balance and mindfulness occur – one compensates another. Now let’s return to what most of us deal with – stress, worries, and

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How To Fix Cramps and Tingling In Extremities: Use These Healing Foods

Cramps and Tingling in Extremities Since many of you have asked me, I took the opportunity to clarify some aspects about two of the scariest symptoms – tingling in hands and feet, and cramps in legs. Why do I say that they are among the most panic-causing signs? Mainly because they are known as stroke indicators, and that’s the first thing that pops into everyone’s mind, once they get a stingy sensation in their arms. But, that is one of the worst case scenarios. There are a couple more conditions that show the exact same symptoms, and which are less harmful (but

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Living

Is Beer Belly a Myth or Fact?

There are a lot of theories regarding the beer belly and whether it’s a myth or not, but I will let you decide it this time. I’m sure that not only once you’ve seen, especially in men, that kind of visceral fat that you can’t quite catch between your fingers. Although they might be skinny overall, they look just like pregnant women (but you wouldn’t call any of them fat). The phenomenon is pretty similar – there is another tissue (or life, respectively) forming beneath the muscles, not beneath the skin. Facts about Beer Belly Fat usually deposits under your skin, coating your

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Aromatherapy – Do Essential Oils Have Healing Properties?

In a world that is increasingly stressful and demanding, it is important to know when and how to unwind. Even for myself, the weight of my responsibilities used to make me very anxious and even made it hard for me to sleep. But for years now I have been using a method to relax and slow pace my thoughts into the now. Related: How To Combat Stress And Anxiety Without Drugs Aromatherapy is an alternative medical treatment used by many to ensure a healthier and an anti-stressful view on life. What is aromatherapy? In case you are not familiar with it, it’s an essential oil

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Food

The Mushrooms Capable of Profound Healing

To start off with, I must confess that I think I have a little OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). But, after all, don’t we all have it? I mean, we all have that inner voice tingling our brains that is always there to remind us that we have to do a little more about something. And I think I got the OCD related to gathering as much information as I can when my time allows it, especially when it’s something I’m very interested in. So, one evening, after my wife went to bed, while standing in front of my computer and just

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The Deadly Effects Of Inflammation – The Root Of All Diseases

We usually think about inflammation when we suffer an injury and our skin is all swollen up. But do you know what’s the one thing all the diseases below have in common? Asthma Chronic peptic ulcer Tuberculosis Rheumatoid arthritis Chronic periodontitis Ulcerative colitis Crohn’s disease Chronic sinusitis Various allergies Chronic active hepatitis (there are many more) Rheumatoid arthritis Ankylosing spondylitis Celiac disease Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Lupus Psoriasis Type 1 diabetes Cancers They are all triggered by inflammation. And if your body is riddled with it, then you also have to deal with: Pain Stiffness Discomfort Distress Agony This discomfort is

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Hidden Diseases – What Do Your Eyes Reveal?

Does the phrase “Eyes are the mirrors of the soul” ring any bell to you? If it does, and I bet it did, today I will let you in on new information. Your eyes tell many things about you, especially about your health. Have you ever wondered why, at the doctor’s office, the medical practitioner checks your eyes with a flashlight? Besides checking if your pupils are reacting normally, he also checks for specific signs that inform him of your internal health. With a single glance he can make assumptions about your general health and suggest additional medical tests. Now

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Light Therapy

Have you noticed that when fall and winter come along, you feel sadder and more lethargic than usual? Probably all that you want to do is stay in bed and sleep, avoid everyone and just waste the days away sulking. In this case you might be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is depression related to shorter days and reduced sunlight exposure during the fall and winter months. The downside of all this? Reduced creativity and concentration Lack of energy Sleep disorders Mood swings Changes in appetite and weight The Benefits of Light Therapy Light therapy is not only effective against SAD but it can work

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