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Healthy Tips to Help Ward Off Addictive Behaviors

Healthy Tips to Help Ward Off Addictive Behaviors Guest Post by Tim Stoddart
In a world where overdose is the leading cause of death of people under 50, we all need to be cautious.
The truth is that some people are more susceptible to addiction than others. We need to see more research done on the topic, but we do know that there are genetic, demographic and socioeconomic factors at play.
Here’s the thing: If you can take an objective look at your behavior, you probably know whether you’re prone to addiction or not.
Do you tend to eat way too much of a good thing? Does someone have to pry you away from the slot machines when you're at a casino? Have you ever been a smoker?
If you have recognized that you have trouble with willpower and self-control, it’s best to steer clear of addictive substances and behaviors.
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Is Intermittent Fasting More Effective for Losing Weight than Dieting?
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Can you go from 8pm until noon the next day without eating? For most of us, that’s no problem. This is one method of intermittent fasting. But, does fasting help with weight loss? And, does it do a better job than traditional diets? We will answer these questions and more below.
How Does Intermittent Fasting Work?
There is a broad range of methods for intermittent fasting. One of the most popular alternatives is the 5:2 diet. This basically entails eating normally for five days out of the week and “fasting” (taking in 500 to 600 calories per day) for two nonconsecutive days. According to a research professor of medicine, Dr. Luigi Fontana at Washington University School of Medicine, this strategy can assist you in losing weight and cutting calories successfully if you can stick with it. He noted that fasting can cut up to a quarter of your overall calorie intake over the course of a week.

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Nerves at Any Age

The Importance of Taking Care of  Your Nerves at Any Age
Many people neglect the health of their nervous systems, especially if they feel perfectly okay. For most individuals, the lack of illness symptoms is the same as being healthy. But, that is far from the truth. Good health includes your emotional, physical and, social well-being, and these are greatly affected by the nervous system.
This system is important in ensuring that the functions of the body are carried out normally. For example, it allows blood to flow naturally and also helps in the regulation of blood sugar levels. In addition, the nervous system helps in maintaining the normal breathing pattern. People with conditions such as diabetes, migraines, and asthma have disorders in their nervous systems.
The drugs prescribed to patients with such conditions are meant to correct the functioning of the nervous system as a way of bringing about relief.
Besides helping with the normal body functions, the nervous system is also impo…

Simple Tools to Release Stress Fast

Simple Tips to Release Stress Fast
We all experience stress, it’s a part of life; however, unaddressed stress can play havoc on your body. When you’re feeling tense and overwhelmed with life in general or while at work, doing exercises to release stress quickly will not only improve your peace of mind but will also improve your health and wellness in the long run.
A simple, yet powerful, exercise can help reduce anxious feelings quickly and easily. It’s called mirror work. Mirror work is the most effective method for learning to love yourself and to see the world as a safe and loving place, according to Louise Hay, an American self-help author and founder of Hay House.

How to Do Mirror Work
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How to Use Tech to Enhance Your Wellness Program

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But what if there were another way? What if technology could actually prove beneficial to our health and wellness rather than serve as an impediment? Utilized correctly, that’s exactly what modern technology can and does do. Quality of life needn’t be a tug of war.
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6 Simple Tips to Stress Less During the Holidays

6 Simple Tips to Stress Less During the Holidays
As delightful as the Christmas season is, with all the decorating, shopping, family get-togethers, office and friend parties, gift wrapping and gift delivering’s, the holidays can be a bit overwhelming, to say the least! I used to get all frazzled with all I had to do when the holidays came around each year until I realized how damaging “stressing out” all the time was on my body. You, too, may feel the way I use to. But, not to worry, I have some easy tips that can make the holiday season stress-free and joyful!
Having an endless Christmas to-do list to top off your already busy schedule can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety; which is the last thing you want during the most wonderful time of the year. When you feel overly stressed it’s difficult to appreciate and take part in the magical spirit of Christmas and look forward to a happy and prosperous New Year.

CRIO BRU – My New Hot Cocoa Love!!!

CRIO BRU – My New Hot Cocoa Love!!!
I'm a big fan of Crio Bru! If you haven't heard of it, let me in on a delicious little secret... It's a form of hot chocolate that is made from roasted ground cacao beans from different parts of the world that have robust flavors and subtle aromas to die for! 

It comes in several flavors, however, my favorite it Ghana French Roast & Venezuela Medium Roast (I mix them together in my French Press). Each flavor of cocoa is harvested from the name noted on the packaging--there are 8 flavor varieties to choose from--each has a subtle unique taste. Ghana French Roast is their most full-bodied flavor, which I adore!

You can drink it straight (like I do) or add creamer and a sweetener. My family prefers it with vanilla (unsweetened) almond milk and stevia.