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Archive for August, 2016:

Exercise, Depression, and Motivation

Do you know that exercise is important, not just for your health, but also for depression? Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. writes for the World of Psychology about how beneficial exercise is for depressed people. Yet, it requires motivation to get the benefit of exercise. Getting motivated to exercise, let alone anything else, can be difficult for people with depression. … Read more.

The Connection Between Food and Anxiety

Quentin Vennie writes for Rodale Wellness about struggling with anxiety, and his ensuing “diet reset.” Vennie discovered several foods that we consume often that can contribute to anxiety. Anxiety-causing food and additives Sweeteners Several foods found on this list of anxiety-related foods include sugar. Sugar and other artificial sweeteners alone are a problem, but they are also found in many … Read more.

Food Solutions for Runners

Do you enjoy running, but struggle with a health problem related to illness or a running-related injury? Rodale Wellness has several suggestions for runners who are interested in tweaking their diet to recover from either malady. Rodale Wellness is quick to note that these ideas are most applicable for runners who have everyday body aches, pain, or with being sick. … Read more.

The Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

The World’s Healthiest Foods found that cantaloupe has surprising health benefits, especially for those who are struggling with metabolic syndrome. This fruit, derived from the melon family, is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant properties. Cantaloupe has roots in both the African and Asian continents. In the United States, California gets the credit for producing half of the cantaloupes consumed … Read more.

The Health Benefits of Flaxseeds

The World’s Healthiest Foods discusses, on its website, the positive health benefits of Flaxseeds. Originally from regions near the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East, flaxseeds hold significant health-promoting properties. These include polyphenols and Omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds are highly nutritious Flaxseeds are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. Antioxidants help prevent heart disease, and can aid in lowering insulin resistance … Read more.

Alzheimer’s: Preventative Steps

You can’t eliminate the risk of developing Alzheimer’s 100%. However, there are several steps you can take to lower your risk of developing the disease. A post from Amen Clinics discusses these strategies. These include factors such as diet, brain health, and utilizing multiple strategies at once. Take care of your brain The clinic makes a point of saying that … Read more.

Breaking Your Sugar Habit

Have you noticed that you eat way too much sugar from foods such as those found in processed carbs, dairy, and sweets? In a post for Rodale Wellness, Tom O’Bryan discusses the addictive nature of sugar and processed carbohydrates. He also provides advice for those who want to break their sugar habit for good. O’Bryan says that the foods that … Read more.

Common Household Toxins and How to Remove Them

On his blog, Dr. Mark Hyman, MD writes about common toxins found in everyday households. These include those found in food storage, cleaning supplies, and even the home itself. He recommends several ways to detoxify and to eliminate some of the more common chemicals. Hyman notes that, in today’s society, we are exposed to more hazardous chemicals than we realize.  … Read more.