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Laughter is Truly the Best Medicine

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Have you ever noticed that feeling of euphoria that you feel when you have a long hard laugh? That’s because laughter is more than diffuser of stressful situations and a distracter from negative emotions; Laughter contains numerous physical benefits as well. Here are some fun facts that may convince you to laugh more in your daily life.

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Spice Up Your Food with Herbs

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This week we’re focusing on how to spice up your recipes with herbs and spices.

We often default to salt and pepper in our cooking, and salt can actually be detrimental in excess, raising our blood pressure, causing water retention, among other things. There are so many wonderful herbs and spices out there that are not only tasty to add to any meal but are healing in nature.

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Finding Meaning in Life Through Acknowledging Death

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[A special dedication honoring the life and transition of Jamilah Nation]

We all experience death and loss at some point in our lives. However, death should not be the first time we consider the meaning of our own lives, nor should we avoid talking about death as part of the meaning of life.

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What Lies Are You Telling Yourself and How it May be Making You Sick

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It has been well studied that the power of thought can influence the body’s ability to heal. There are many self-help books on positive thinking and it’s effects. However, what is not always addressed are the subtle tapes that we as humans sometimes play in our head that can be holding us back from our full health potential and even could be making us more ill. These are called your internal dialogues.

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Should I be Concerned About Systolic Hypertension?

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That's a loaded question! You should be concerned but that should not effect your activity as long as your blood pressure is controlled. Here are the things that you should be concerned about.

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Protecting Yourself from Radiation Naturally

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Sources of Exposure & Measurements

First of all, radiation exposure can come from various sources from nuclear plants to medical technology to airport technology to natural & cosmic sources (atmosphere & soil). Generally, the amount of radiation we are exposed to on a daily basis is minimal unless you are in an industry that necessitates repeated exposure.

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Making an Alkaline Smoothie

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The trending topic now is how to make your body more alkaline. Another more popular topic is juicing. So I figured what we do is put the two together and make an alkaline juice for you to drink and help to cleanse your body. We have a lemon, avocado, some celery, cucumber, parsley, some garlic, and just some ice. That’s all you need. So a lot of these have great detox and cleansing element, and they will help to make your body more alkaline so you can help to fight off infections and just keep your body in a healthy state.

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Emotional Benefits Connecting Through Food

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Often times we do not think of the health benefits of eating beyond the nutritional value. However, there is importance to not only what we eat, but how we eat. Healthy eating can be described from a social standpoint as well as a nutritional standpoint. Communal eating (or eating with others) has been tradition in many cultures and in many arenas, and appropriately so as it has many benefits from social to romantic. Think about the last time you attended or hosted a dinner party or potluck. Did you experience connection on various levels? Was it a satisfying social and emotional experience? Let’s look at the different benefits of communal eating more closely.

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Fitness Dates

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We’re focusing on making fitness fun. And this month your challenge is to create a fun fitness date with your spouse or your significant other.

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5 Fun Fitness Ideas You Can Do with a Fitness Buddy

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Exercise can seem like a chore, but that generally is about our perception of what exercise has to look like. If we see exercise as a chore or something that “has to be done” then it just becomes work. However, if we see it as an opportunity to get out and do something fun and active, it could be a whole different story.

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Wild Rice and Vegetable Stir Fry

Wild Rice and Vegetable Stir Fry

This wild rice and vegetable stir fry is a quick and easy way to get a healthy dinner on the table in 30 minutes flat and it makes a lot of food so there is always plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Enjoy!!

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What's the Best Way to Treat Eczema Naturally?

Great question since cold weather season is the time when eczema is more common!

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Mend It or End It: When to Say When in Your Relationship

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Sometimes it’s hard to know when to set the final boundary in friendships and relationships before releasing people. The truth is there is no perfect formula to when to let go of someone you love when the relationship is no longer working for you. The simplest question however is to ask yourself, "Is this healthy for me?" If the answer is no, then you might consider setting the final limit for your friend or loved one for behavior shift before moving on. Warning: There is a difference between boundaries set for your own serenity and mental well-being and ultimatums set to control another person. Let’s look more closely at this.

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Give an Unbiased View of the Pro's and Con's of Getting a Flu Shot

Give an Unbiased View of the Pro's and Con's of Getting a Flu Shot

I cannot provide an unbiased view, however, I will provide a couple of pro's and con's for getting a flu shot.

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Quinoa: What It Is, Where It’s From, and Why It Can Change Your Life

Quinoa: What It Is, Where It’s From, and Why It Can Change Your Life

The benefits and virtues of quinoa are widely extolled in health magazines and wellness publications, but what is the history behind this grain-like food?

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What are some Dietary Aids in Quitting Smoking?

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There are so many smokers out there who are trying to quit or have been trying to quit and they want to know too! This is an easy question to answer.

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The Best 5 Foods To Protect Against Cervical Cancer

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The best way to help the body fight off cervical cancer is to feed it foods that contain properties that contain the nutrients the body needs to increase your immune system. Living life on burgers, fries, ice cream and chips it not the best or healthiest way to fight off diseases or cancer prevention.

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Love Through Acknowledgement

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Have you ever received a compliment from someone you didn’t know? Have you ever given a compliment unexpected and noticed the joy that spread across the person’s face?

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High Heels: Be Cute & Have Pain!

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I was hanging out with a friend of mine in Atlantic Station a couple of weeks ago and was amazed at the number of women I saw walking around casually with their 4 inch spike heels. The question surfaced, "Is it possible to be cute without destroying your body?" The answer is yes! But what I want to share with you is how we women are slowly destroying our bodies by the simple act of wearing high heels 5 or more days a week.

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Love Through Gratitude

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Developing a daily practice of love, and this week you’re challenged to start a gratitude journal.
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