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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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The Causes of ADHD

The Causes of ADHD

We all know ADHD is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. However, not much focus is put on the cause. Unfortunately, a simple, definitive answer is not fully known or understood. While no one truly knows, evidence strongly points to genetic factors.

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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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Research Shows Sleep Problems in ADHD Patients

Research Shows Sleep Problems in ADHD Patients

Scientists in Taiwan have learned that ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) patients experience abnormal sleep patterns.1 In a 2010 study, the scientists found that young people with this psychological disorder had sleep problems, altered sleep schedules, and inadvertent napping in some cases. The study appeared in the Journal of Sleep Research and is entitled, Association [...]

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The Science Behind Funny Dog Behavior

The Science Behind Funny Dog Behavior

Dogs benefit the lives of their owners quite a bit. These lovable pets are companions, play pals, and even entertainers.   As countless YouTube videos prove, people are enthralled with funny canine behavior. Some dogs seem to talk and play basketball. Others fetch far more than a stick. But what’s the science behind this behavior? [...]

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Spring Health for your pet

Spring Health for your pet

Spring is here, the weather is warmer and days are longer. Just like you, your pet wants to go outside and enjoy to beautiful weather. So what does this mean for your pet? For starters, ticks, fleas, allergies, and a greater risk of injury. You and your pet will be spending much more time outside so it is only natural that more troubles will occur.

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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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