Category: Wellness

Radical Innovators Are Trying to Transform Health Care

Story at-a-glance The U.S. health care system is riddled with inefficiencies. With an annual budget of $3 trillion, it’s the largest industry in the United States, so there’s financial motivation to capitalize on expensive treatments, even if they don’t work well Price gouging, overtreatment and fraud are yet other problems plaguing the U.S. health care…
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Intuitive Eating: 8 Evidence-Based Health Benefits

Does intuitive eating really have health benefits? That’s not an unusual question for people getting started with intuitive eating. The answer is a resounding YES, and its amazing health benefits are backed by science. In fact, intuitive eating is picking up popularity, not only among former dieters but also with researchers. As of 2019, there…
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How You Can Heal From Within: 5 Simple Steps

Healing From Within By Rocky Uchimura The Buddha talked about the “impermanence of all things.” To use a metaphor, life is like the flow of a river. Although it may be the same river geographically, the water flowing through it is most certainly not the same from moment to moment. Thus the river is always…
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How to Escape Feedback Loops That Lead You to Make the Same Mistakes

Everybody knows that actions have consequences, but we don’t often think about how those consequences can build on each other, leading to bigger and more frequent problems. If you find yourself making the same mistakes over and over, you might be caught in a feedback loop—a cycle in which an action you take has a…
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5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

How to take that leap of faith? Here are some ways to get a running start. For better or worse, there are lots of ways to feel like we’ve failed: the social failure of being rejected, the romantic failure of being dumped, the career failure of being fired. No matter what perceived failure we fear,…
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Laughter Is Good Medicine

STORY AT-A-GLANCE Anthropological research suggests laughter and humor are genetically built-in, and that humor, historically, has functioned as “a social glue.” The critical laughter trigger for most people is not necessarily a joke or a funny movie, but rather another person Laughter is contagious. The sound of laughter triggers regions in the premotor cortical region…
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The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life

“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” —Thomas à Kempis Simplifying your life will bring balance, freedom, and joy. When we begin to live simply and experience these benefits, we begin to ask the next question, “Where else in my life can I remove distraction and simplify life…
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Why You Should Practice Emotional Hygiene Now

Have you ever heard about emotional hygiene? Psychologists believe that just as we practice physical hygiene, we should learn how to practice emotional hygiene. In this article, I will share with you what emotional hygiene is and how to make it a part of your life! So, What Is Emotional Hygiene? Dr. Guy Winch says:…
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3 Myths About Health You Should Stop Believing

Few aspects of life are as confusing as health in this day and age. Every time we turn on the TV, commercials for different weight loss programs fill our ears with conflicting information. Wellness “gurus” on social media all claim to have the secret formula as a way to attract followers. Luckily, health is much…
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Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

Story at-a-glance Many chemical sunscreens have been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer. Among the most hazardous are those containing oxybenzone, synthetic fragrances and retinyl palmitate (vitamin A) Sunscreens have also been implicated in the destruction of corals and other sea life. Oxybenzone, found in 70 percent of sunscreens, is lethal to horseshoe…
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Iodine Is A Crucial Trace Mineral That’s Necessary for Optimal Health

Iodine is one of nature’s most important trace minerals for human health, but it’s also one of the most frequently overlooked. Though iodine deficiency was once rare in North America, where we typically enjoy a wealth of healthy foods, it’s now a growing problem across the planet. Today, up to one-third of the world’s population is at…
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Big Pharma CEO: “My Primary Responsibility is to Shareholders”

In Brief The Facts:A recent interview with Michael Pearson, the CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, outlined the importance of keeping shareholders happy. Reflect On:Are pharmaceutical companies in the business of health care, or sick care? Is their priority profit or helping to cure and treat people? The truth, as explained by Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime…
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Happiness Strategies of Emotionally Intelligent People

Did you ever wonder how some people face any situation they are put in with panache? That’s because they have a high level of emotional intelligence, which means they can manage feelings like anger, happiness, insecurity, and fear better. Therefore, their responses to most situations are appropriate as compared to those with a lower degree…
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5 Steps for Developing a Peaceful Life

Peace and contentment, a powerful quality in life, yet experiencing it consistently is challenging.  Allow the flow of emotions, events, planned and unplanned to aid instead of blocking peace and contentment.  Just as a ship’s captain navigates through rough waters, you can develop techniques to successfully navigate life.   As a successful navigator, you learn…
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Dental Health & Overall Wellness

Did you know that your oral health plays one of the crucial roles in your overall wellness? You might be surprised to find out just how important the health of your mouth, gums, and teeth is for your overall health, but it’s true. By taking good care of your teeth and gums, you will ensure…
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Self-Compassion Research: 4 Ways Studies Show That Being Kind to Yourself Matters

When you fail at something, or behave in a less than ideal way, how do you treat yourself? Most of us inwardly berate ourselves, creating feelings of guilt and shame, or we criticize ourselves harshly – often much more harshly than we would criticize someone else in the same situation. People have probably told you…
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Embrace a Growth Mindset

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. On top of all of your responsibilities, you’re also in charge of your own education. You can’t stop learning, or you’re going to fall behind your competition, no matter your industry. All of the pressure on you might make that feel impossible. How do you handle it? By embracing a…
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5 Beautiful Ways to Embrace Your True Self

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” ~ John Jakes Being yourself isnt a choice. Its a way of life. Period. Being you is not always the easiest thing to be. Believe me I have had a hard time…
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