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It's not really news for those who are aware but for everyone else, it may be an awakening that is long overdue: your lifestyle—including what you eat—directly correlates to your health. You can't escape it, can't ignore it, and can't deny it. But no matter what you've done in your life up to now, chances are [...]

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The quick answer to why you're tired is that you don't get enough sleep. That's sometimes not the case, however; some habits and routine circumstances can lead to fatigue and sluggishness even if you're sleeping the required 7-9 hours a night. Others disrupt your sleep without you being aware of them. Knowing these and taking positive steps to mitigate their effects will [...]

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In spite of all the information and all the prescriptions offered by modern diets, people just keep getting fatter. This suggests that our knowledge about metabolism is missing something -- perhaps some of the old wisdom that kept hundreds of generations of people slender and strong. Of course, having access to modern scientific knowledge is [...]

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The same drug manufacturers that stand to profit immensely from the sale of Ebola vaccines say they require full legal immunity from any potential lawsuits that might arise when people are harmed by various adverse effects from these "emergency" drugs. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) CEO Andrew Witty told World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan that his [...]

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Gone are the days when we thought that our brains go to sleep with our bodies at night. We now know that the brain never sleeps (although it may, at times, take a rest during boring office meetings or anthropology lectures). We--if we're smart--spend one third of our lives asleep. For some, that seems like [...]

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Turmeric is the spice of the day--and with good reason. Traditionally used in Indian cuisine, this magnificent plant is known to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays; treat acne, depression, diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure; and prevent neurodegenerative disease. It works better than any pharmaceutical because it's a natural food that the body can [...]

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Aging today has taken on a whole new meaning than it did a hundred years ago. People worry less about reaching their later life, thanks to medical advancement, now they worry about reaching those later years healthy and aging as little as possible. We all get old, it is the way of life and no [...]

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Does green tea have caffeine? The answer is yes. But before you snap your fingers and opt for a different beverage, let's cover the question more fully; there are nuances to green tea of which you may not be aware. Your typical green tea has between 24 and 45mg (milligrams per 8-ounce cup) of caffeine. [...]

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