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  1. Vitamins And Mental Health

    Vitamins And Mental Health
    The University of Swansea, in Wales, UK, recently issued results of a study on the effects of vitamin and mineral supplementation on stress, mild psychiatric symptoms, and mood. Researchers Long and Benton studied the objective biochemical processes in the brain that affect mood, and found that
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  2. Alzheimer's Disease: Beta-Amyloid Plaques

    Alzheimer's Disease: Beta-Amyloid Plaques
    Located between the cells, in the brains of people with Alzheimer's, are small spots called beta-amyloid plaques. Some scientists believe that these plaques - which under a microscope resemble tiny balls of yarn - might be responsible for the destruction of cells. It has been suggested that
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  3. Can Omegas and Vitamin D Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

    Can Omegas and Vitamin D Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?
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  4. Top 3 Foods that May Harm Your Memory

    Top 3 Foods that May Harm Your Memory
    Healthy food and memory There are 3 foods that may harm your memory. Are they part of your regular diet? Regular consumption of trans fatty acids, saturated fats or sugar can raise levels of harmful LDL cholesterol and turn on inflammatory genes, raising risk for heart attacks, cancer
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  5. How to Relieve Depression Without Prescribed Medication

    How to Relieve Depression Without Prescribed Medication
    Sadness, worry, sleep drought, low libido and negative thoughts…these are all symptoms of depression. Currently, depression affects roughly six percent of men and just over nine percent of women across the globe, which amounts to a staggering 120 million people. The World Health Organization
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  6. Fatigue and Exhaustion and Cortisol Levels

    Fatigue and Exhaustion and Cortisol Levels
    Did you know that there is a link between your cortisol levels and fatigue and exhaustion? You might not have heard of cortisol, but it might be one of the most important factors in your life, whether you realize it or not. Cortisol is a stress hormone that your body produces when you a...
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  7. The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

    The Health Benefits of Vitamin D
    Vitamin D is made by skin cells in response to sunlight. Just 10-15 minutes of daily exposure to the sun is sufficient to make enough vitamin D for maintaining good health. It is also found naturally in fatty fish, fish liver oils, egg yolks as well as in fortified grains and dairy products.
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  8. Does Vitamin D Levels Cause Depression?

    Does Vitamin D Levels Cause Depression?
    Several studies have linked a deficiency of Vitamin D, aka "the sunshine vitamin," to an increased risk for depression. One of the studies, which were conducted at Joseph's Hospital in Ontario, Canada, followed 31,424 participants. "A systematic review revealed an association between vitamin
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  9. Does Sex Help Relieve Headaches?

    Does Sex Help Relieve Headaches?
    At some point, most adults in a loving relationship have heard the words, "not tonight, I have a headache" in response to sexual advances. Now it seems that sex may be just what the doctor ordered when one is suffering from pain due to certain types of headache. Published in Cephalalgia,
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  10. 4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

    4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress
    Ah, stress a word we all hear way too much in today's hectic world. It's always on the news, and we see and feel it all around us to varying degrees. Sometimes it gets overwhelming and can feel like there's nothing we can do to reduce the burden of stressed-out, negative feelings.
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