Depression and Alleviating Anxiety: 5-HTP Could be Worth a Try

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After many studies, it has been proven that 5-HTP helps improve the mood of depressed patients and help panic attacks. The same sources also recommended that more research on 5 -HTP should be done before claims were made. 5 HTP for Sleep and Weight Loss 5 HTP may aid in weight loss and improve sleep […]

Can You Lose Weight and Still Drink Alcohol?

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You may be asking if counting calories when it comes to your diet can include or exclude the calories in alcohol, right? Unlike carbohydrates, protein, and fat, alcohol is not an essential source of calories, and it is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals your body needs to function. Some people say that […]

Sleep Is My Lover & 8 Habits Of Extremely Well-Rested People

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Heads down, sleep is the great love of my life. And, when all is said and done, I will proudly, reflect upon this holy accomplishment, (just as I do now) knowing that I was an extremely well-rested being and a grateful recipient of it’s healing gifts. My understanding and reverence for a proper nights sleep, […]

The Amazing Powers Of Just One Extra Hour Of Sleep

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The end of Daylight Saving Time is one of our favorite excuses to sleep for an extra hour — a decadent, once-a-year, Sunday morning treat. Losing an hour when we “spring forward” in March does a number on the sleep-deprived: Car accidents and heart attacks spike, productivity plummets, and many people can’t get back to […]

15 Simple Ways To Reduce Toxins In Your Life

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Every day, we’re exposed to toxins, from our food, water and air! Our body therefore, has a built in, efficient detoxification system which works 24/7, through our liver, gut, skin, kidneys and lungs. The liver, our main filtration system, has two detoxification phases, and each is very important. The Phase 1 pathway leads to the […]

8 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

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Losing weight is confusing enough without all the gimmicks and conflicting advice, but what’s the deal when your weight loss efforts suddenly stall? Vibrant health, a strong build, and effortless weight management are a natural outcome when hormone levels are healthy. However, there are many lifestyle factors that can impact our hormones and keep us […]

Kundalini Yoga for Sleep

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(Editor’s Note: It’s hard to beat Kundalini yoga for sleep support. Nihal Singh shares some of Yogi Bhajan’s recommendations on how to use Kundalini yoga to support your sleep.) We have all been there before when you are lying in bed and cannot fall asleep. You toss and turn for what feels like hours. You […]

The Most Successful Techniques for Rising Early

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“The proper response to life is applause.” ~William Carlos Williams Waking early is one of my favorite things in the world. The morning is quiet as the world hasn’t begun stirring, the perfect time for meditation, writing, exercise and some quiet reading. Waking early can give you an hour or three of extra time for […]

Top Four Reasons Why Diets Fail

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The battle of the bulge is on — any movement on the scale yet? “Losing weight is one of the top resolutions made every year, yet only 20 percent of people achieve successful weight-loss and maintenance,” says Jessica Bartfield,MD, internal medicine who specializes in nutrition and weight management at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery […]

Dr. Oz Reveals How to Rev Up Your Metabolism All Day Long

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A good friend in her late 30s was recently telling me about her struggle to lose the five pounds she’d put on last winter. It wasn’t unusual for her to gain a little weight during the holidays, she said, but in years past, it would melt off by spring. This year was different. She was […]