‘MIND’ diet may slow cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s

(Deep Shukla/ Medical News Today) –– Even though some recently studied Alzheimer’s disease drugs can reduce the levels of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, the interventions that scientists have studied so far have shown limited success in slowing down the decline in cognitive function. This highlights the importance of identifying lifestyle factors that can […]

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The 15 best meditation podcasts of 2021

(Emma Caplan/ Healthline) –– Meditation is the way of habitually training your mind to redirect its thoughts and focus. It has become increasingly popular because of the many health benefits it offers, like: reducing stress and anxiety improving moods and attitudes increasing clarity, discipline, and concentration Using meditation, you can even achieve a better sleep routine, a calm state, […]

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How mindfulness can bring relief with chronic pain

(Aryanna Denk/ Healthline) — If you live life with chronic pain, you’ve probably gotten some unsolicited advice. “Have you tried meditation?” your hairdresser asks. “Having a positive mindset changes everything,” says your co-worker. Of course, this type of comment usually has the opposite effect. These well-meaning words can make it seem as though the pain […]

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The #1 best food to eat for calcium, says science

(Jeff Ksatari/ Eat This, Not That) — What food comes immediately to mind when you think of building strong bones? Milk, of course. Mom probably poured you a glass at every meal when you were a kid to help you grow. But you may feel that milk isn’t doing your body as many favors in your older […]

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Always want to sleep in? 7 things your body is telling you

(Emma Lowe/ NBG Health) –– I knew I had a morning problem when I read through my phone’s screen-time report. My most-used app wasn’t Instagram, Photos, or Chrome—it was my clock. “How could that be when I only set two alarms a day max?” I wondered. Then it hit me: It was all those times […]

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Breast awareness more than just a month

(Canberra Weekly) — Kelly Scherger had just left her family in their holiday caravan park at Victoria’s Apollo Bay. All she needed was salt for their homemade spaghetti. “I remember it to a T,” she says. Driving along the Great Ocean Road to the supermarket, she received a call from a home phone number, which […]

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14 brain-healthy foods that will help protect your memory and cognition

(Kaitlyn Pirie/ Prevention) — What you choose to fuel your body with affects more than the number on the scale and how your jeans fit. Everything from your bone density to your memory can be supported by what you put on your plate. Specifically when it comes to brain health, the foods you eat have a major impact, […]

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Immunocompromised Canadians should get COVID booster

(Stephanie Taylor/ Healthing) — A national advisory panel recommended Friday people who are immunocompromised should receive a third vaccine dose against COVID-19. It’s the latest piece of advice to come from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), which says people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are shown to have a weaker response to […]

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15 natural ways to lower your blood pressure

(Atli Arnason/ Medical News Today) — High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that can damage your heart. It affects one in three people in the US and 1 billion people worldwide. If left uncontrolled, high blood pressure raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. But there’s good news. There are a number of things you can […]

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12 mantras for anxiety: harness the healing power of chanting

(Healthline) — Mantra is a form of meditation using a sound, word, or phrase. The oldest known mantras can be found in the Vedas, which are ancient religious texts from India. Mantras are continually recited silently or aloud and are often combined with breath and rhythm. The practice of mantra meditation is said to help […]

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