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Can your Diet Ease Depression And Improve Mood ?

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Depression may improve or even be eliminated by using a diet consisting of nutritional and healthy foods.

Certain foods are not only good for your physical health; they also enhance your mental and emotional states as well.

There are many causes of depression. If depression is a problem, you should consult a licensed medical professional to get proper medical advice.

One of the, if not the most important things to consider when planning a healthy lifestyle is diet. If you think about it, food is fuel for our body, and its livelihood, substance and wellbeing depends on what we eat.

Diet affects our physical state, so it makes sense that our brains and emotional state will be as well.

The More Colorful The Plate – The Better the Mood
“The more colorful the plate, the lower the Weight.” That proclamation and nutritional advice applies to clearing of the affliction of depression as well. An unhealthy diet consisting of processed foods or sugar puts on weight. Studies show it extends to ho…

How To Prevent Chronic Back Pain In Aging

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Back pain is often temporary.

You pull a muscle, exercise in a improper manner, have poor posture or in some other way cause stress on your back. The pain may continue for a few hours, and then go away.

But, tudies show even mild repeated back pain can lead to chronic and debilitating back problems later in life.

Once you hit your 40s and 50s, your body will not be as strong as it was when you were younger. This means that chronic back problems can have a bigger negative impact on your life and your body than when you were healthier.

Practice the following 5 tips for a healthy and strong back now, and you limit your chances of suffering from back pain later in life.

1 – Stop smoking
I am sure you understand how unhealthy smoking is. Still, did you know it has links to higher instances of back pain than those who do not smoke? Scientists are not even sure exactly how smoking causes problems in your back. They believe it may have to do with restricting the flow of blood that contains h…

What Are Probiotics? The Valuable Health Benefits

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Classified as live yeasts and bacteria, probiotics are good microorganisms in the digestive tract.


The probiotics in dietary supplements and foods are like the natural probiotics in the stomach.

Probiotics in supplements aid digestive health by: • Reducing the bad bacteria in the stomach that can lead to inflammation or infection;
• Replace good bacteria that antibiotic use may have removed.
• Balance out the bacterial balance to help ensure that the body is functioning in correct form.

The natural probiotics in the stomach include a yeast called Saccharomyces boulardii. As well as bacteria that include the Bifobacterium and Lactobacillus microorganism families. Yogurt contains the probiotic known as Lactobacillus acidophilus.

Foods That Contain Probiotics Foods with probiotics include soy drinks, buttermilk, milk, miso, tempeh, kefir, soft chesses, sauerkraut, and pickles. The most well-known food containing probiotics is yogurt.

Where You Can Buy Probiotics You can also get probiot…

To Reduce Stroke Risk You Need Quality Sleep

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Doctor’ s Advice on Reducing Your Risk of Stroke: Get Good Sleep Vascular surgeon Dr. David H. Stone of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center—also a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery—offers some critical advice to adults who are concerned with their risk of stroke: poor sleep is one factor that can lead to stroke.

“Research says less than six hours a night increases the risk of stroke symptoms four-fold among middle-age to older adults who had a normal weight and low risk for obstructive sleep apnea,” Stone explained.

Lack of sleep increases inflammation, blood pressure and the release of certain hormones, which create a greater stress response that increases stroke risk.

Dr. Stone suggests the following sleep aids for better rest:
• Use a comfortable, firm bed to get maximum spine and body support as well as ease of movement. For people managing chronic pain, consider a heated waterbed, airbed or foam mattress, an electric blanket or a mattress pad on low heat or a wool m…

How To Avoid Health Dangers Of Dehydration

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Remarkable water, a necessity for sustaining life as well as enhancing health. You should consume a sufficient amount each day to replenish your body’s reserves and to prevent dehydration.

You are 60% water and every part of your body requires water to function.

Avoid dehydration as it can result in a series of health issues. These complications can make a person sick as toxins and pollutants collect in the body if they are not “flushed” out of the system.

The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of total beverages a day. These are measures for a temperate climate.

The eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day rule is not scientifically based but is acceptable it you change water to fluid. Most of us however, would be better off drinking more plain water than some other form of liquid.

Side Effects Associated With Mild to Moderate Dehydration
When water…
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