Memory StickersWant to improve memory or just fend off mental decline as you age? Well, good news. You don’t have to adopt a new fad diet, or even make super radical changes.

ANY healthy diet, according to the new study, can help improve or preserve memory. What’s a healthy diet? One that’s full of lots of fruits and veggies, Omega-3 rich sources like nuts and fish, and lower on red meat. Researchers didn’t define one particular healthy diet trend, as past studies have done.

If you want to make changes to your diet, there’s a really easy way to do it: eat more. Not more calories, just more fruits and veggies—they’re low on calories, so if you’re trying to lose weight you fill up on healthy stuff first, and high on vitamins and minerals, so you get more of the good, brain preserving and supporting nutrients you need! Read more about memory…

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Stress Headache ManStress comes from everywhere. It could be that you’ve got too many things taking up mental energy (and they could even be GOOD things!), or it could be some really hard balls thrown your way. Either way, combatting stress is something everyone has to face!

Ideally, you want to prevent stress. It causes premature ageing (from the inside out), short-term health problems like stomach troubles, and even long term health problems like an increased cancer risk. Read more about stress symptoms…

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Beach Couple WeddingIf you’re having exotic adventures this summer, be sure to do a couple of things for your health before you leave:

-Read up on local diseases
-See your doctor for important vaccines (which may require a few months before you leave!)
-Locate the nearest hospital at your destination
-Keep your immune system strong!

Seem like a lot? Not when you consider the consequences of chancing it. For instance, a new warning has come out about antibiotic-resistant typhoid: presume it’s the dominant strain anywhere you’d find typhoid (tropical places like Fiji, Africa, Asia, etc.).

The typhoid vaccine can prevent an illness that antibiotics can’t treat, but in countries with typhoid, the emphasis has been on treatment over prevention, leading to growing antibiotic resistance. Read more about tropical diseases…

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Loose Tea With BagsStudy after study shows tea has numerous health benefits. But you won’t get them if you aren’t drinking it correctly!

As with most things concerning food, correctly translates to doing it yourself.

No, you don’t have to have a fancy, formal tea ceremony to get your antioxidants and other health benefits from tea (which green, black, and herbal all have, though with different amounts of different things). You just need to make it fresh yourself! Read more about tea…

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Sick Woman Blowing NoseSinus infections are the worst. No, there not the most serious or life-threatening disease ever, but that’s why they’re so bad: you’re sick enough to be miserable, but not so sick to stay home from work, school, or your other responsibilities. Life goes on, just as your sniffling, choking, and sneezy nose does.

But, here’s the thing. You can fight sinus infection symptoms, and you can make it through your day.

It’s important that when you’re sick… heck, even when you feel like you might be getting sick, you make time to rest as much as possible. While a sinus infection may mean you keep going to work, try and find other commitments you can get out of so you can get some rest that your body desperately needs.

And eat! When you have a cold, sinus infection, or other mucus-y problem, not only may your appetite be suppressed by illness, but your stomach can fill up on snot, your mouth lose flavor, and the difficulty of eating when you can’t even breathe through your nose might just be too much. But eating will help your body keep going, giving your caloric strength, energy to get through the day, and the nutritional building blocks necessary to support your immune system and your recovery. Read more about sinus infections…

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