Wellness 

Essential Mantras from 4 Health Experts

Do you have a saying that helps get you through the week, something you always repeat to yourself for inspiration? These four health and wellness influencers do. So we asked them to share their mantras—the phrases they rely on to keep going and stick to their goals. In this post, Kirby Koo, Marti Gold Cummings, Elyse Fox, and Will Ahmed tell us the words they live by, and why they keep them focused.

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Diet Weight Loss Wellness 

The Two Things You Must Have to Lose Weight

The professional literature on dieting is somewhat discouraging. Statistics show that dieting is often unsuccessful. People lose weight, but quickly regain what they lost, and frequently even more. This “yo-yo” effect is frustrating to doctors as well as those of us who hope to lose the extra pounds. A recent article in Psychology Today examined this phenomenon, and suggested ways to improve your chances of successful weight loss. As a baseline, eliminate the word “diet” from your vocabulary. Diets don’t work. The very word shifts your perception from neutral to…

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Wellness 

Help for People Who are Always Late

Are you one of those people? You tell yourself you’re going to leave home in plenty of time to keep your appointment. You put out your clothes the night before, and set your alarm. Yet in spite of your best efforts, you’re always fifteen minutes late for work, or your meeting, or your class. It’s probably been true your whole life, and it seems impossible to change. Or perhaps it’s not you who is chronically late. Perhaps it’s your spouse, or one of your kids. It drives you crazy, but…

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Wellness 

Emotions and Their Role in Physical Pain

Chronic pain is one of the biggest challenges facing medical science. Even with their current extensive body of knowledge, doctors admit there is much they do not understand about the causes and best treatments for chronic pain. Dr. Susan Babbel, a psychologist who specializes in trauma-induced depression, believes emotions have a profound effect on chronic pain. She says: Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues…Physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional…

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Health Studies Wellness 

Science is Proving We Absorb Energy from Each Other

Dr. Olaf Kruse and his team of biological researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have made a groundbreaking discovery. They have proven that plants draw upon other plants as an alternative source of energy. This research is poised to impact the future of bioenergy, as scientists move closer to proving that human beings also draw energy from each other. The researchers found that a plant, the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, not only performs photosynthesis, but also relies an alternative source of energy, that of other plants. The research has just…

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Wellness 

Seven Bedtime Rituals of Successful People

The way you prepare for sleep at night can impact your success in business and in life. Business Insider magazine interviewed successful people to learn what habits they practice before going to bed. They came up with a list of seven rituals you can put into action. Some of these rituals you may already be doing. Some are simple, and some will require a little effort, but all of them will improve your life. They are: 1. Disconnect from work – Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of…

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Healthy Foods Supplements Wellness 

9 Foods High in Vitamin D

Scientists say half the world’s population may not get sufficient sunlight, and four out of ten Americans are deficient in vitamin D. Today, more than any time in the past, people spend most of their time indoors. They also wear sunblock, and they eat the “standard American diet,” which is low in this vitamin. The Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for vitamin D is 400 IU per day from foods. However, many health organizations suggest 600 IU. If you do not get much sun, that amount should probably be 1,000 IU…

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