Unravel the Food-Mood Connection to Beat the Blues

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We connect what we eat to our expanding waistlines but have you ever paused to tune in to the food-mood connection? Often we don’t realize the emotional roller coaster ride from our wildly fluctuating blood sugar levels. We feel happy and energetic for a while and then suddenly inexplicably, we find ourselves arguing with our […]

Cravings: Friend or Foe?

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We’re quick to vilify cravings and aim to crush those pesky urgings as quickly as they rear their ugly heads with herculean will power. But if you descend into the heart of your cravings, you’ll find that they’re vital messages that are key to unlocking your body’s optimal vitality… Cravings Are Not the Enemy Why […]

Saffron Extract Benefits: 6 Reasons Why Dr. Oz’s Natural Weight Loss Aid Can Work for You

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Dr. Oz knows a thing or two about staying fit. Television’s most popular doctor (who has the seal of approval from Ms. Oprah Winfrey herself) featured a segment on Monday on “The Dr. Oz Show” about belly-blasting supplements. Belly fat is one of the biggest complaints women, particularly those over 40, have today. Although exercise […]

Good Food, Good Mood

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Understand how foods affect your moods and you’ll improve your physical and emotional health. The problem is moods affect the way we look at the world around us. If we are constantly feeling blue, low or angry, our view of the world will continually appear negative. Most of the time, our moods swing back to […]

Depression: What’s Eating You?

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When it comes down to it, eating disorders are not about “food.” However, what you eat can play a key role in improving your mental and spiritual health along with your physical health. Eating disorders are symptoms of depression. Depression can be helped through functional medicine which looks at your body as a whole by […]

Coffee: How It Affects Your Mood VS. Your Brain Power

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Coffee and Your Mood Caffeine has many effects on your body and taken in large doses, it can be harmful. It affects four hormones in your body that can affect your mood. Caffeine can disrupt absorption of adenosine, which helps calm the body. This can make you feel alert for a while, but can cause […]

A Reason To Smile

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He who laughs, lasts.” – Mary Pettibone Poole Do you want a guaranteed easy way to improve your mood and your health? Try smiling. Dr. William Fry, a physician and researcher, has studied humor for 20 years and found — that it is good for us — not only for our mood but for our […]

Banish Your Bad Mood

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You wake up to the sound of an annoying alarm, you’re dead tired, and you just plain feel out of sorts. Ugh! How do you go out into the world–or even get out of bed!–when you are feeling so blah? April Durrett, IDEA contributing editor, and health, fitness and lifestyle writer shares mindful strategies that […]