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Do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, resulting in unrefreshing or non-restorative sleep. It’s a very common problem, one that takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function during the day. Chronic insomnia can even contribute to serious health problems. The good news is that most cases of insomnia can be cured with changes you can make on your own. References:

Remodeling can give an old home a fresh new look. But while your home is getting its facelift, dangerous substances in older building materials may be lurking beneath floors, behind walls, and above ceilings. So before you take a sledgehammer to your kitchen, bathroom, or any room for remodeling, investigate your home's history. Resources: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. ToxFAQs™ for Formaldehyde. 2008. Accessed at on on March 21, 2014. Coggon D, Harris EC, Poole J, Palmer KT. Extended follow-up of a cohort of British chemical workers...

When you're thirsty and in need of a drink, which beverages are best at keeping you hydrated? It's not water. Resources: Armstrong LE. 2005. Hydration assessment techniques. Nutr. Rev. 63(6): S40-S54 Crossref, Medline, Google Scholar. Armstrong LE, Costill D, Fink W. 1985. Influence of diuretic-induced dehydration on competitive running performance. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 17(4): 456-461 Crossref, Medline, ISI, Google Scholar. BLOOM WL. Fasting as an introduction to the treatment of obesity. Metabolism. 1959 May;8(3):214–220. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] Maughan RJ, Watson P, Shirreffs SM. Implications of active lifestyles and environmental...

Snake diet is one of the latest additions to the list of fad diets. It was invented by Cole Robinson, who calls himself a fasting coach. We have seen a lot of other diets that promise weight loss and snake diet does nothing different.

Science has revealed that in the first 7 years of our life our brain is designed to download programs just by observing other people and that first 7 years will determine the child’s rest of its life. However, we can change those programs and rewrite the character of our lives in 3 ways. Reference: Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief and the Honeymoon Effect

The organic food market has been growing in recent years, both in Europe and the United States. Sales of organic food increased to $45.2 billion last year in the United States, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2018 survey. References

In traditional Chinese medicine, emotions and physical health are intimately connected. Sadness, nervous tension, anger, worry, and fear are each associated with a particular organ in the body. While some types of pain are purely the unfortunate result of something going wrong at a physical level, it's important to note that other forms of discomfort primarily relate to your emotional well-being. References: Biro D. Is there such a thing as psychological pain? And why it matters. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2010;34(4):658-67. doi:10.1007/s11013-010-9190-y Shirai M, Soshi T. Why is heartache associated with...

For many of us, the holidays are a perfect time to fire up our backyard cookers and fill our patios and plates, with the delicious smells and tastes of sizzling steaks, burgers, and sausages served hot off the grill. While it can be a wonderful time enjoying good food, this is when many people experience uncomfortable bloating, gas, stomach aches, belching, and constipation.

Ladies, ever get a little bit of unplanned pee slip out? You are not alone. This happens to millions of women, and not just to older women. It may be time to improve your urinary tract health. When you notice that you have a urine leakage when you cough, sneeze or jump, it means that your pelvic floor muscles have weakened. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that form a hammock shape in your pelvis. The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and...

Looks like not all vegetables are our friends. Some vegetables inhibit calcium metabolism and absorption that can trigger joint pain.This calcium can actually end up depositing on soft tissues (such as tendons and ligaments) and in your joints, leading to an inflammatory response.Research reports that one in three people have joint pain or inflammation when they eat these type of vegetables.   Resources: