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3 Ways To Increase Your ‘Cuddle’ Hormone

3 Ways To Increase Your Cuddle Hormone by Tana Amen BSN RN

Let’s talk about bonding and oxytocin – the ‘cuddle’ hormone. It’s what hospitals give women when they are having a baby. Pitocin is the synthetic, medicinal form of oxytocin, used to increase contractions and help women go into labor. It also helps us breastfeed and fall in love with a screaming, red, squishy looking newborn…

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Just HOW Bad Is Football For Teens?

Did you know a couple of years playing football can actually damage your brain? In fact, a new study now shows that a high percentage of those who have played football AT ANY LEVEL (even high school or younger) had cognitive symptoms. A new study from Boston University has revealed yet again the devastating effects…

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How Valuable Is School?

    Have you ever wondered why you spent so much time in school studying things you will never use again? The song Kodachrome by Paul Simon comes to mind … “When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all”. Most schools don’t…

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Do You Have The Burger Blues?

The proof is in! In a recent study, BMC Journal found that people who eat more plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits and lean proteins, including fish, have a lower incidence of depression. Those who consume more processed foods and sugar had a higher incidence of depression. This study shows that our brains respond to…

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11 Best Foods for a Sharper Mind Today

If your memory is worse than it was ten years ago, you should know that your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s has risen. Did you know that food can play an important role in getting your memory back to where you want it to be? Here’s a mnemonic called “Bright Minds” for this reason. This…

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Is Stevia Safe For Your Health?

The truth about sugar is finally being revealed. Refined sugar, organic or not, has no redeeming value for your health unless you’re suffering the effects of extreme low blood sugar. Sugar has always been the enemy. Unfortunately, contrary to what popular marketing would have you believe, artificial sweeteners are actually worse for your health, if…

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Eat, Love, Sleep & Pray For A Better Brain

You’re never too young or too old to become a Brain Warrior and optimize your health. Your brain controls everything you do and everything you are. It produces your every thought, action, memory, feeling and experience of the world. You need your brain for everything from deciding which article to read to keeping your heart…

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See 50% Improvement in Health Goals with Journaling

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, and the science proves it. People who plan ahead and visualize have far greater success than those who don’t. Olympic athletes do it, doctors do it, and even successful students do it.  It’s especially true for people on health programs, yet most do not do it.…

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