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Have you ever wondered why drug addiction is so hard to treat, compared with other disorders? Well, one of the core reasons is that addiction frequently occurs in tandem with mental health issues. Known as dual-diagnosis, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that as many 53% of drug abusers also have a serious mental health disorder. In total, about 2 [...]

06 January 2018

3 Ways To Make Losing Weight Simple And Easy

Losing weight is one of the hardest things to achieve. The actual process of losing weight is simple, but it’s the planning and unwavering commitment that makes it hard. Truth be told, every weight loss system has the potential to produce lasting results, even though many of them claim to be the only thing that works. The programs that boast the highest success rates can do so because the [...]

22 December 2017

MUSIC over MEDS: Comprehensive study will examine benefits of music as a natural healing force

(Natural News) They say that “music calms the savage beast,” but now researchers want to know whether music has substantial healing properties as well, according to the UK’s Daily Mail. The National Institutes of Health will assemble a team of musicians, neuroscientists, and psychologists to conduct a major new study on the effect music has on the brain, as well as any other [...]

21 December 2017

5 Things You Need to Know About Dental Emergencies

Most people cringe when they think about the possibility of a dental emergency, but it pays to be knowledgeable about how dental emergencies unfold—as well as what to do if you face one. A “dental emergency” is any mouth or tooth-related event of damage, pain, or trauma serious enough to interfere with your daily life, or significant enough to warrant immediate medical attention. But how can [...]

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2 Reasons Mental Health Is Equally Important As Physical Health

With an emphasis on physical health and nutrition, it’s easy to forget about mental health. However, mental health is equally important and the two are actually inextricably connected. Here are two solid reasons to take care of your mental and emotional health: 1. Your thoughts affect your biology How you feel about yourself has profound effects on your physical wellbeing. Your thoughts [...]

12 December 2017

Chelation therapy for heavy metal toxicity, the pros and cons

(Natural News) With the staggering 80,000 synthetic chemicals lurking in the environment – and over 700 contaminants present at detectable levels in the body of the average American adult – it is clear that modern life poses unprecedented challenges to the immune system. According to medical researcher Dr. Thomas Janossy plus many other integrative healthcare experts, chelation re [...]

24 November 2017

Eat oranges, protect your bones: New study shows vitamin C cuts risk of hip fractures

(Natural News) In order to have stronger, healthier bones, all you need to do is to drink orange juice daily. According to a report by The Daily Mail, a new study suggests that increasing your intake of vitamin C can reduce the risk of hip fractures. Researchers from Zhengzhou University in China carried out a meta-analysis to assess the association of dietary consumption of vitamin C [...]

23 November 2017

If “sitting is the new smoking,” who is responsible for the health consequences of desk jobs?

(Natural News) A new study that is set to be published in the forthcoming Lewis and Clark Law Review shows that sitting for prolonged periods of time can often lead to a number of health issues, which include increased body fat and cholesterol, high blood sugar, and increased high blood pressure. According to Natalie Pedersen, an assistant professor of legal studies in the LeBow College of B [...]

20 November 2017

New study finds smoking causes inflammation in the bowel, resulting in ailments such as Crohn’s disease

(Natural News) The health care industry has long established that smoking may exacerbate the risk of developing Crohn’s disease, but the mechanism behind the connection has remained unclear within the scientific community. However, a recent animal study in Frontiers in Immunology may provide a better overview about the role of smoking on disease onset. A team of research [...]

17 November 2017

Two sides of the same coin: High fat diets cause anxiety and stress causes digestion problems

(Natural News) A new study from Brigham Young University (BYU) reveals that digestive microorganisms change behavior when the host is under stress. BYU professor of microbiology and molecular biology Laura Bridgewater used male and female mice for the study experiment. She found that when the female mice were exposed to mild stress, their gut microbiota (microscopic organisms vital to di [...]

16 November 2017

5 Surprising Ways the Thermostat Can Impact Your Health

Setting the thermostat at the exact right temperature can be a challenge. You want your environment to be comfortable without worrying about the cost. As a result, people often set their air conditioning higher or their heat lower to save a few bucks on their utility bills. However, this may not be the best for your health. Temperature can impact your personal health and well-being in ways y [...]

13 November 2017

Here’s How Alcohol Affects Your Body

On any given night, millions of people enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or a couple of beers. While it makes you feel good for a couple of hours, do you know what it’s doing to your body? (Hint: There are some positives and negatives.) The Negative Effects of Alcohol There are certainly more risks associated with alcohol than there are benefits, so let’s start by investigating a few [...]

13 November 2017

What To Expect From a Virtual Doctor Visit

Virtual doctor visits are becoming more and more common, but many people haven’t tried it yet and wonder what it would be like. In many ways, it is just like an in-person visit, only much more convenient because you can do it from home, and even on your smartphone. Let's walk through a typical virtual doctor visit to see what it's like. Make Your Appointment You'll be making you [...]

12 November 2017

Ancient Food Secrets: How Chia Seeds Can Boost Your Health

In today’s fast-paced world, we’re all looking for ways to get more of a nutritional punch from our everyday meals, but it’s hard to do when we’re constantly faced with fast foods and other unhealthy options. That’s why we need more simple and delicious staples that are also quick to whip up at home. Chia seeds are one of those staples and they’re chock full of antioxidants. Anci [...]

11 November 2017

6 Essential Health Strategies to Keep You Happier

When it comes to health concerns, people oftentimes hand in the responsibility to the experts. It is easier to believe that someone else can take charge and fix us if we ever get ill. But we can actually prevent health problems through proper education and support. You just have to grab the steering wheel, be in control and learn that the best way to a new outlook begins with a healthier [...]

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Do You Suffer From Sleep Paralysis? Try These Tips

Whether you realize it or not, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced sleep paralysis—at least a mild version of it—at some point in your life. But for some people, sleep paralysis is a serious problem and a regular occurrence. According to Sleep Medicine Reviews, sleep paralysis regularly affects about 7 percent of the population, interfering with the quality of their sleep and in [...]

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Top 5 Ways Concussion Science and Awareness Are Improving

Concussions are a bigger problem in contact sports than most people realize. Head trauma can be extremely dangerous, both in the short-term and the long-term, but because concussions can be complex injuries, it’s tough to come up with a one-size-fits-all approach. Thankfully, researchers and sports professionals have been working together to improve our collective understanding of how conc [...]

19 October 2017

Top 4 Ways To Be A Happier Person

Most people can agree that being a happy person over being a sad and angry person is ideal.  And although many people would like to be happy they struggle knowing exactly how to achieve happiness.  Many people can make the mistake of over thinking how to be a happier person when in fact it isn’t rocket science.  All it takes is knowing how to take care of yourself and give yours [...]

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