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Make 2018 the Best Year Yet

January 1, 2018

Set the goal now to fill 2018 with happiness, friendship, and peace. A good outlook and some time spent with supportive, loving friends isn’t just a nice thing to have, it can benefit your health. Besides cutting out health ruining stress, studies have found that being positive (and happier) is associated with a stronger immune […]

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Kick the Christmas Stress

December 25, 2017

There’s a lot of pressure to have the perfect holiday. Songs, films, and advertisements start setting expectations in October, and now with social media, you see the best of all your friends’ efforts, too. But perfection is a lot of planning and effort, and at a time of year where seasonally, we’re all more prone […]

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Stay on Top of Winter Sadness

November 16, 2017

With the clocks moved back, night is coming on fast (or it feels like it), so it’s obvious the days are shorter. And they’re colder. If you’re outside less, exercising less, or just feeling down looking at darker, grayer skies, you might be feeling off. Then there’s the holidays, with Thanksgiving being “early” this year, […]

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Your gut bacteria are important, they hold influence on functions all over your body, and have been linked to everything from heart health, to mood, to immune function and inflammation, and more. Now, certain (lack of) bacteria may be indicative of PTSD. Trauma from childhood may be more likely to cause PTSD later in life, […]

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Lots of fruits and vegetables, healthy, whole grain carbs, lots of lean protein… it makes up a healthy diet, unless you’re under stress. In a study on mice, stress caused their gut bacteria to change, so that they treated even healthy food like high-fat foods. There’s a lot of health information in that one result […]

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