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Articles that pertain to lifestyle change or holistic living.

Eating for Better Immunity, Part 1

Nothing trumps eating well for improving one’s immune system response and overall health. mango-papayaA diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables speeds up the rate at which humans heal, fight off infections like colds and flu, and even decreases one’s risk of becoming ill in the first place. Raw whole foods are loaded with antioxidants – vitamins, minerals and enzymes that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals – and many other nutrients that increase immunity and boost overall good health. …

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Fall Asleep Faster and Sleep Better

sleep-comfortBy Dathan Hinrichs

Everyone needs their sleep. Good sleep reduces stress, recharges and repairs your body, makes you more alert, and just makes you feel good. For most people an average of seven to nine hours on sleep is fine, but everyone is different, some need more and some need less. If you are having troubles falling asleep or just getting a good night’s sleep it can have negative effects on your daily life.

There are many things you can do to help yourself fall asleep faster, and stay asleep. Your daily routine makes a big difference in your quality and quantity of sleep.

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Causes of Type 1 Diabetes

By Bill Jones

The elements that cause diabetes type one includes a large number of possibilities, from the environmental to autoimmune. Type one diabetes is often referred to as juvenile diabetes along with IDDM, and is an acronym for ‘Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus,’ simply because the affected individual will have to be treated by means of insulin injections. diabetes-writing

This is the result of injury to most of the beta cells within your pancreas which usually creates insulin. In cases where these cells are destroyed, the pancreas will not be able to manufacture insulin any longer, and as a consequence it is going to have to be given via injections.

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The Evils of Caffeine

evil-coffeeBy Nikoletta Ven

Charles Czeisler, a neuroscientist and sleep expert from Harvard Medical School explains: “When the nature of work changed from a schedule built around the sun to an indoor job timed by a clock, humans had to adapt. The widespread use of caffeinated food and drink – in combination with the invention of electric light – allowed people to cope with a work schedule set by the clock, not by daylight or the natural sleep cycle.” In addition, scientific studies have shown that the power boost of caffeine is connected with its interference with adenosine – a chemical in our bodies, which has hypnotic effect and works as a natural sleeping pill. Caffeine actually ceases adenosine and in this way our alertness gets increased and our sleep habits are disrupted. As we all know, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and we pay for this extra wakefulness.

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The Best Foods for a Good Night’s Sleep

SleepingManBy Dr. Isaac Eliaz

What you eat can drastically affect how you sleep, so in order to get a good night’s rest, it is essential to choose foods that calm your mind and body rather than those that stimulate you. Certain types of foods will naturally promote rest and relaxation, particularly those that contain tryptophan – the amino acid that the body uses to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter that slows nerve activity within your brain.
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Detox Teas: Are They Helpful For Detoxification?

detoxteaBy Katie Adams

With more and more people putting more concern on their health and wellness, detoxification products such as detox teas are becoming all the more popular.

Why Detoxify? The human body is created with its own detoxification system, which includes the skin, liver, kidney and the colon. The liver and the kidney filter out the toxins in the body which goes out through the urinary system, the digestive system or as sweat through the skin. The body’s waste management system works well under normal circumstances, but given today’s fast paced lifestyle and extensive exposure to waste and toxins, the body can only deal with so much. This brings us to the need to detoxify, or cleanse the body and get rid of toxins and waste.

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Iron Deficiency and Panic Attacks

panic attackAs improbable as it may seem, the feelings of dread, abject fear, tightness in the chest and heart palpitations that accompany a typical panic attack could be the result of an iron deficiency.

Our bone marrow needs iron to create the substance hemoglobin, which makes red blood cells red and delivers oxygen from the lungs to every cell in the body, including brain cells. It’s no secret that an iron deficiency can cause cognitive impairment and neurodegeneration, and not just in infants and children; some of the resulting neurological syndromes are mistaken for psychiatric conditions. … This article has been moved to the new Holistic Health & Living: http://www.holistichealthliving.com/2015/09/iron-deficiency-and-panic-attacks/