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8 Natural Allergy Relief Remedies

It’s that time of the year again.  Time for congested sinuses, headaches and watering eyes.  Allergy season is upon us, and millions of Americans are going to turn to Benadryl, Claritin and other harmful chemicals to get relief. The good news is that natural allergy relief remedies such as frankincense, eucalyptus and quercetin can effectively rid you of your allergy symptoms. Here are eight amazing, all-natural remedies that can give you quick allergy relief. 8 Natural Allergy Relief Remedies 1. Neti Pot  Clearing the nasal passages of allergens and irritants, sinus irrigation originated in the Ayurvedic medical tradition and people in India have been…

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How to Be Happy and Successful…in That Order

Most of us are familiar with the causality dilemma, which came first: the chicken or the egg? It’s often used to describe situations in which it isn’t clear which event is the cause and which is the effect. In a similar vein, it’s often believed that being successful will lead to or result in happiness. If you follow that logic, if you work really hard to accumulate a lot of money, power, influence, and/or status, then you should be happy. But according to psychologist Shawn Achor, who has studied happiness extensively and written the best-selling book, The Happiness Advantage, the…

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Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

We hear it all day, every day: most of us are not drinking enough water. We know that we need it, but for one reason or another, we often fail to make it a priority. As a result, we may begin to notice changes in our sense of well-being. The average adult body is made up of between 55-60 percent water, which is an indication as to why it’s so important to replenish and refresh these vital stores. It makes sense that when we get dehydrated our bodies, much like our vehicles, send out clear warning signs that we need…

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7 Benefits of Artichokes You Didn’t Know

Pop quiz: Which of these two foods has more fiber, oats or artichokes? If you thought oats have the highest amount of fiber, you’re incorrect! Artichokes have more dietary fiber than any vegetable or grain. A medium-sized artichoke has 7 grams of fiber – 28 percent of daily recommended fiber. But the benefits of artichokes don’t end there. Here are 7 reasons you should eat artichokes or take artichoke leaf extract. 1. Regulate cholesterol levels Artichokes contain cynarin, an acid that increases bile production in the liver and consequently lowers cholesterol levels in the body. It’s also worth noting that fiber helps remove bad cholesterol…

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This Could Be The Worst Tick Season In Years

Tick season is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a real doozy. Scientists predict 2017 will bear the highest number of ticks in recent years, with a jump in reported cases of tick-borne illnesses in some regions of the U.S. Ticks are thriving thanks to a recent explosion of the white-footed mice population, which carry Lyme disease, Powassan virus and other tick-borne illnesses. Meanwhile, warmer winters caused by climate change are allowing ticks to remain active longer and carry diseases into new regions of the U.S.

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Everyday Habits for Environment Sustainability

Many solutions for environmental sustainability are already in place. Here’s how to put them into your daily practice. Carbon is at the center of most environmental problems. Reducing food waste, consciously choosing low emission transportation and adopting new business practices are key ways Americans can trim carbon emissions and work towards greater environmental sustainability by 2020. Eliminate Food Waste A striking forty percent of food is thrown away. Most of it ends up in landfills, where it produces powerful methane gas as it rots, or is tossed into incinerators. According to a United Nations report, “If food wastage were a country, it would be the third largest…

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Low Back Pain Killing You? Try These 8 Remedies

You may have heard that doctors are getting away from prescribing opioids for chronic low back pain. New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) advise doctors to start with options that don’t involve any type of medication. This breaks from the World Health Organization tiered medication scale favored in the past. The scale previously focused on drugs that included opioids. “We interpret the new guidelines as saying, ‘Try a number of non-pharmacological options before starting the use of long-term medication for low back pain.’ That’s a positive step,” says spine specialist E. Kano Mayer, MD. While the ACP reviewed lots of…

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How Rest, Pitch Limits Help Your Young Baseball Pitcher Avoid Injury

Most youth baseball organizations today limit pitch counts or require days of rest after a young pitcher’s stint on the mound — or both. And that’s a good thing. Medical research has shown that these rules are a safe way to protect the arms of these young players. “Kids who start pitching who are not fully grown put tremendous stress on their shoulders and elbows,” says Gary Calabrese, PT, DPT, Senior Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy. This can lead to a variety of physical problems, says Mr. Calabrese, who is a doctor of physical therapy and specializes in rehabilitation. Common medical…

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False Facts You Believe About Sunscreen

It’s getting to that time of year — jackets are shedding, pant lengths are shortening, and beauty writers hammer you with sunscreen articles. You probably feel like you’ve seen them all and know everything you need to know. However, some of what you believe may not actually be the truth. That is why we wanted to set the record straight, once and for all. I spoke with three top dermatologists to get the average misconceptions people have about sunscreens. See what they said to make sure you’re not one of the false believers. All sunscreens are created equal There’s, of course,…

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4 Ways Caffeine Keeps You From Realizing Your Potential

Today’s tip for improving your performance is one of the most simple and straightforward methods I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this is easier said than done. For those who aren’t aware, the ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people,…