Health & Wellness

  • SAY WHAT? NEW REPORT STATES GOSSIPING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

    SAY WHAT? NEW REPORT STATES GOSSIPING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

      New research confirms what the loose-lipped amongst us already knew: Gossiping is good for you.Scientists from the University of Pavia have discovered that the brain releases significantly greater proportions of the hormone oxytocin when we gossip than when we engage in other forms of conversation. Oxytocin is often described as the pleasure hormone: it's released when we're aroused, during and after sex, during mother-child bonding, or when we touch each other.    "I work as a psychiatrist," explains lead author Dr Natascia Brondino over the phone to Broadly, "and I noticed that every time my colleagues and I gossiped, we...

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  • WHY I REGRET MY WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY "WHY LOSING WEIGHT WASN'T THE MAGIC PILL FOR SELF LOVE THAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE."

    WHY I REGRET MY WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY "WHY LOSING WEIGHT WASN'T THE MAGIC PILL FOR SELF LOVE THAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE."

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    I've thrown out my scale. And, ironically, over the past two years, I've lost some weight—about two dress sizes—as my body has started to stabilize on its own. If you saw me on the street, you might not even consider my body to be fat anymore, although "fat" is still a word I identify with. Personally, I see my weight fluctuations as a neutral process, something my body is doing as I take good care of it and listen to it, and I don't really care where my weight ends up.
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  • TOP 5 FITNESS FOODS TO HELP YOU GET IN SHAPE FASTER

    TOP 5 FITNESS FOODS TO HELP YOU GET IN SHAPE FASTER

        Beet juice for stamina Recent research shows that this ruby red root veggie may be more effective at boosting energy than caffeine, or nearly anything you'll find in the supplement aisle. When UK researchers asked male athletes to down either 16 ounces of organic beetroot juice or a placebo, those who gulped the real thing cycled for up to 16% longer, an effect scientists say isn't achievable by any other known means, including training. To bolster your performance, invest in a juicer and grab some fresh beets, which are in season year-round. Or look for bottled beet juice, which can...

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  • HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING? THESE HERBS CAN HELP YOU CATCH SOME ZZS & BUILD IMMUNITY

    HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING? THESE HERBS CAN HELP YOU CATCH SOME ZZS & BUILD IMMUNITY

      Having Trouble Sleeping? These Herbs Can Help You Catch some ZZs & Build Immunity   There all sorts of different symptoms associated with insomnia such as difficulty getting to sleep, difficulty in staying asleep, restlessness at night, excessive dreaming and irregular sleeping patterns and long term health issues associated with sleep deprivation. Here are the five herbs to help support healthy sleeping patterns.  Lavender   A renowned herb for settling frazzled nerves. The aromatic essential oils in this plant can help reduce difficulty falling asleep and prevent night-time wakening.    Limeflower A traditional remedy for nightmares and bad dreams. Its calming effect...

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  • JADA PINKETT’S HAIRLOSS: WHAT IS BEHIND IT?

    JADA PINKETT’S HAIRLOSS: WHAT IS BEHIND IT?

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        Jada Pinkett Smith pretty much has it all: a gorgeous, star-studded family (including a marriage to Will Smith that has proven to be true relationship goals), a career that's spanned decades, and looks that would never in a million years betray her age.   Of course, nothing is perfect, and there are things that go on behind that scenes that we don't always see. Luckily, Jada Pinkett Smith has been open with her life story, often getting candid about herself and her relationship with her husband and kids, proving that celebrities deal with the same issues as non-famous...

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  • VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY: ARE YOU AT RISK?

    VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY: ARE YOU AT RISK?

    Vitamin B12 is a large and complex vitamin. A slight deficiency of it can lead to anemia, fatigue, mania, and depression. Are you deficient in B12? Many are. I recently learned that my mother-in-law, a healthy, active 75-year-old who eats well balanced diet, has a vitamin B12 deficiency. As a dietitian, I was surprised to learn this.   Vitamin B12 has been recognized for its importance in the world of science and nutrition. Over the past 80 years, three Nobel Prizes have been awarded for research related to this vitamin.  The first was awarded in 1934 for the discovery that...

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