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I will do my best today, because I want to do it, not because I have to do it and not because I am trying to please others.

   
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Supercharge Your Metabolism and Lose Weight in 7 Simple Steps

Your body’s metabolism is comprised of enzymes and hormones. Metabolism converts your food intake into fuel (your body’s energy). You have probably heard that some people are genetically predisposed to a sluggish metabolism, which is attributed to weight gain. While this may be true for some people, know that there are certain foods that naturally help increase metabolism and shed pounds. The following healthy eating plan shows how to incorporate these natural metabolism booster foods into a daily diet.

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25 Uses of Melaleuca/Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifoliais) is a topical or aromatic essential oil that is knowns for its antiseptic, anti-fungal and infection-reducing benefits. It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin dermatitis, infections, rashes, burns, and dry, flaky scalps including dandruff.

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Total Paleo Meals

Want more inspiration on Paleo Meals? Here are a few to turn your “same ole'” meals to something a little more exciting! Enjoy!

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DHEA Roles and Benefits

What is DHEA?

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by your body’s adrenal glands.
DHEA is used for slowing or reversing aging, improving thinking skills in older people, and slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.
DHEA functions as a precursor to male and female sex hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. Precursors are substances that are converted by the body into a hormone.
Testosterone and estrogen production also generally declines with age. DHEA supplements can increase the level of these hormones.

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Peace of Mind: Raising Serotonin Levels

Serotonin is a brain chemical responsible for regulating many of the functions in your body that contribute to your overall health and wellbeing, happiness, and  feeling of fulfillment. People who have a lot of stress or suffer from different types of anxiety disorders generally do not have enough of it.

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Living with Lupus: Ways Healthy Lifestyle Changes Can Help

People who are living with Lupus are often on some type of medication to control debilitating symptoms related to Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where antibodies mistake the body’s own tissues as a foreign pathogen, or enemy and begin fighting and attacking. This one sided battle causes inflammation and chronic pain in the body, joints and muscles. It can also cause sun sensitivity, skin problems, weight loss, hair loss, and digestive problems. As Lupus gains popularity in awareness, people who are diagnosed are often pushed and educated in a way that medication is the only way to combat the pain, discomfort and flare-ups. There are many holistic and daily living practices people with Lupus can integrate into their lives that prove to be a positive, zero side effect method to easing many symptoms. 

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

 Most birthing centers and doulas do a great job discussing the benefits of breastfeeding and persuading new mamas and mothers to be to choose and stick with breastfeeding. Hospitals are reaching more toward breastfeeding encouragement as well, but still rely heavily on giving out free samples of formula and telling mothers to supplement their babies with it when complications (unexpected C Section or premature births) occur. Below are good to know points on breastfeeding and perhaps little tid bits of information that was not talked about during Baby Delivery 101.

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The Many Benefits of Massage and Physical Touch

There is no better therapy out there (for almost any ailment) than physical massage therapy. Let’s take it more fundamental than massage therapy and call it physical connection, touch and energy exchange. On the most basic level, living things need touch to survive, thrive and feel connected and happy. Cut to professional massage: Okay, maybe there are a few other wonderful treatment alternatives to melt away the anxiety, relieve aches and pains and leave you feeling like floating on cloud 9 (like a piece of hot molten lava cake while sitting in a hammock over looking Bora Bora waters). Once touted as a luxury for the insanely rich or famous athlete, modern day massage therapy (either for recovery, relaxation or lymphatic drainage) is no longer only offered in upscale spas, resorts and health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals, in your own home, and even airports. Let’s learn about the many health benefits of massage, no matter if you are an infant or centurion senior.

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The Whole Purpose of Meditation

Every thought we have is a stream of energy and intelligence. We know thoughts are energy because they can be measured as electrical impulses via an electroencephalogram (EEG).  And, we know thoughts have intelligence because each one is about something very specific.

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3 Health Checks Every Man Should Consider

There are theories out there that point to reasons why women on average outlive men in almost all cultures across time. One such theory says that men work (manually) harder than women. Another says that women have a stronger support system and wear more hats across the life span so they are better equipped at adapting to loss of partner and asking for help. Another one states that women get far more annual check ups and health screenings than men. A lot can happen between visits to the doctor—especially since more than half of men skip out on their annual physical examinations, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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