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The Most Efficient Ways to Detoxify Your Body

By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body If you’re going to get clean, you can’t go at it with reckless abandon and expect things to go smoothly. Going from a moderate to extreme toxic state and diving into an herbal detox kit or extreme fast, will send your body for a loop and crying uncle due to the

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8 Foods That Brighten Your Skin

Is your skin looking a little dull? You could try tricks like scrubbing your skin with exfoliants or put a higher watt bulb above the bathroom mirror to brighten your complexion. But, your skin will never fully radiate and glow like healthy, youthful-looking skin if you’re not eating well. What Causes Dull Skin? Our skin

Top 5 Plant-Based Foods That Improve Your Digestion

By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Digestive health could easily be touted as one of the most important aspects of your health. Unfortunately, our digestive systems have been compromised due to a highly refined and nutrient deficient food supply, various toxins, and stress. The good news is that digestive balance can be restored

Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium

There are so many reasons you need to make sure you consume an adequate amount of potassium-rich foods daily. Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. It’s also the third most abundant mineral in the body and a required mineral for the function of several organs, including the heart,

5 Ingredients That Poison Your Brain

By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body  There is no shortage of things driving us crazy in the world today, but there are some things that could do it in a shorter amount of time. These gut disturbing, liver compromising, and brain damaging ingredients have come from the “infinite genius” of man, and have clearly ruined

A Mindful Method for When You’re Tired

My family and I flew back to California after nine months of being in Guam, and boy are our arms tired! OK, our entire bodies are tired, and our brains—we’re suffering from jet lag and feeling tired during the day. This isn’t necessarily a problem—jet lag is to be expected, after all—but tiredness can affect

Why Stress Is One of the Best Predictors of High Life Satisfaction

“My life is messed up, why can’t I get my act together?” Most of us have heard a variation of this talk track in our heads, or we’ve heard it from others. “If only,” we think, “I didn’t have this problem, then everything would be all right.” We feel burdened by what seems to be

Transforming Overwhelming Burdens Into Something Powerful

How many of you have felt overwhelmed recently by everything you have to do? How many of you have felt something you have to do—or everything you have to do—is a burden? Many of us feel like the tasks of life are overwhelming. Almost all of us see things this way sometimes. It seems like

House Plants That Absorb Toxins

How would you like to breathe easier and cleaner at home or in your office? You can do so by adding some selected house plants to your environment. Certain house plants are better than others at adding oxygen to your living space and improving the overall air quality in that space. House Plants Clean the Air The science behind this suggestion

3 Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Avocados

By David Jockers, Organic Lifestyle Magazine The oldest known evidence of avocado use as a food was found in a cave in Puebla, Mexico. Avocado’s have a long, rich history. They are native to Central America and were a favorite food of the Aztec Indians. The avocado plant is part of the flowering plant family Lauraceae, which includes

Good Habits for a Strong Immune System

Getting sick can feel like bad luck. Symptoms, such as a sore throat, runny nose, headaches, and cough seem to descend out of nowhere just to make us miserable. This misery can drag on for a week or more, forcing us to take time off or work through an illness. However, infections are not due

5 Natural Methods for a Strong Immune System

When it comes to battling pathogens—from Ebola to the common cold—the first line of defense is a strong immune system. Without an immune system the human body would quickly be ravaged by microbial invaders. Immunity acts like a shield, keeping these would be intruders at bay. When our protection is compromised—either due to immunodeficiency disorders

The Shape of Your Two Front Teeth Can Tell About Your Personality–Rectangular Teeth Predict Leadership

Whether your two front teeth are straight, crooked, chipped, or rounded, they give you character and greatly contribute to the overall appearance of your smile. Using the facial features to discern personality types grew in popularity after the advent of “morphopsychology” in the 1930s; French psychologist Louis Corman claimed that “vital forces” within the human body produced different facial shapes and forms. While the

Job Stress Is Harmful Because You Make It That Way

A recent study by Korn Ferry found that job stress is on the rise. This is partly the result of people being misinformed about stress and its prevention. Google the term “job stress” and you’ll see that it’s defined as an emotional reaction to the misery caused by your difficult circumstances. But don’t be fooled

Brain Regeneration: Why It’s Real and How to Do It

Have you ever wished you could regenerate those brain cells you sacrificed in college? Do you fear that your aging brain is in a perpetual state of decline? Medical science is being rewritten to show that we can repair our brain and it’s something anyone can do. It’s a commonly held misconception that the brain is

9 Foods That Calm Your Nerves (and Mind)

Many of us operate in high gear much of the day, putting out small (and large) fires, juggling schedules, dealing with traffic, and generally trying to keep our lives and that of our families in order. Even when our days and nights aren’t streaming at a high speed, levels of the stress hormone cortisol can

11 Foods That Fight Inflammation

Inflammation has been found to be associated with just about every health condition, and researchers are furiously investigating chronic inflammation’s effects on health and possible preventive medical applications. It’s an emerging field, UCLA’s Dr. David Heber says. “It’s a new concept for medicine.” Why is it a new concept? It’s new because modern medicine focuses

6 Powerful Health Benefits of Cacao

Cacao is a powerful medicinal substance used since ancient times with a growing body of research affirming its health benefits. Raw cacao powder has recently gained popularity among health food enthusiasts, but cacao concoctions have been used as a therapeutic measure against a variety of illnesses as early as 600 B.C. Because of its costly

7 Early Warning Signs of ‘Brain Attack’ That Appear Almost 1 Month Before Stroke

A stroke or a “brain attack” can have life-threatening consequences just like a heart attack. However, there are some early signs of a stroke that start showing up as early as a month before it actually happens. Here are seven such symptoms—knowing them might save someone’s life. Strokes happen when a blood vessel transporting oxygen to the

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