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Why Do Dogs & Cats Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs & Cats Eat Grass?

While it may be alarming to see Fido or Fluffy nibbling on the front lawn or a houseplant, it shouldn’t be a cause for concern unless the grass or plant was recently treated with pesticide, fertilizer, or another poisonous chemical. Both dogs and cats from time to time may take an interest in grass or similar substances, each for different purposes that can actually benefit their bodies.

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Summer Staple for Eye Health

Summer Staple for Eye Health

It’s a scientific fact that the sun is stronger in the summer1. While the rays may feel glorious, too much of a good thing can be harmful to our skin, as many of us know from past experiences with unpleasant sunburns. Another important area to protect that is sometimes overlooked: our eyes.

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3 Home Remedies Sourced Straight from the Faucet

3 Home Remedies Sourced Straight from the Faucet

Some home remedies require a cabinet full of materials or obscure ingredients you’d have to trek across town (or the globe) for. Luckily, you can just turn on your kitchen or bathroom sink and get a quick fix to boost mood, promote shiny hair, and even encourage weight loss!

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Is Your Sweet Tooth Aging Your Skin?

Is Your Sweet Tooth Aging Your Skin?

For many, sugary foods are not consumed as occasional treats but rather on a regular, if not daily, basis. According to the USDA, Americans consume 156 pounds of added sugar on a per capita basis each year! Besides being a threat to the waistline and cause for some to become high-risk for obesity and related conditions such as diabetes, too much sugar has been shown to lead to aging of the skin.

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5 Tips to Slim Down for Summer

5 Tips to Slim Down for Summer

With this past year’s mild winter, experts predict it’s going to be a long, hot summer. All that heat means more exposed skin. And, for many, that means ramping up exercise routines and cutting back on calories to slim down. Have fun with exercise. Luckily, longer hours of daylight in the spring and summer seasons allow [...]

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Always in Overload Mode? HSP Commonly Concurrent with ADHD

Always in Overload Mode? HSP Commonly Concurrent with ADHD

Do you find that you’re highly sensitive to physical and/or emotional stimulation, becoming easily overwhelmed by things that others may just pass by? It’s possible that you suffer from hypersensitivity, not classified as a disorder, but rather a condition where the body has an exaggerated response to stimuli. For example, allergens are an example of [...]

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Dog-Friendly Travel: Road Trip Checklist

Dog-Friendly Travel: Road Trip Checklist

It’s almost summer, and what better time than now to hit the open road with one of your favorite companions? However, preparing your 4-legged friend for a 4-wheel adventure is a must to ensure that his health and well-being stay intact along the way. 1.      Make sure your dog is comfortable in the car. For [...]

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Your Gut, Your Health

Your Gut, Your Health

New research has uncovered a link between intestinal health and other health conditions, including diabetes, autoimmune diseases, allergies, digestive and bowel disorders. The gut is one of the body’s top defenses against pathogens when there is a proper balance of bacteria and protective cells. However, when this balance is disrupted, the body becomes vulnerable to inflammation – which can lead to poor health in other systems of the body.

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Sleep Tips for Kids with ADHD

Sleep Tips for Kids with ADHD

While sleep problems are typically classified as a coexisting problem without a distinct causation to ADHD itself, more researchers are suggesting that they should be viewed as a diagnostic criterion. One reason why sleep disturbances related to ADHD may have been disregarded is because they did not meet the requirement from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which specified that all ADHD symptoms must be present by age 7 – as most sleep-related problems resulting from ADHD begin occurring by age 12 ½.

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Berries for Brain Health

Berries for Brain Health

Research has suggested for years that strawberries, blueberries and blackberries may help restore cognitive functioning and prevent age-related memory loss, which has been accelerating in recent years due to factors such as poor diet, pollution, and lifestyle habits.

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