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Moving away from depression

Depression is characterized by withdrawal, inactivity, dullness, and feelings of helplessness.  You may not realize it, but bouts of depression and “clinical” depression feel the same and are only differentiated by the amount of days a person is depressed.  Clinical depression is typically diagnosed when feelings persist daily for at least two weeks.  Depression affects […]

50 Things You Can Do for Your Mom for Mother’s Day

Fix things in her house that she wouldn’t otherwise be able to fix herself. Do her yard work. Wash her car. Make her dinner or take her out for dinner – be sure to get reservations! Get everyone to come home for a visit. Send flowers. Make a photo album for her. Give her a […]

Potential pitfalls when you are communing with nature

Any time is the right the time to venture out to the great outdoors and commune with Mother Nature.  But even the most avid nature lover can run into some unexpected trouble when away from home, whether it be running into poisonous plants, getting stung or bit by insects, or even sustaining unexpected minor injuries.   […]

Little known facts about menopause and hot flashes

Men can experience hot flashes. It’s true!  Though much rarer, men who have low testosterone and men with prostate or testicular cancer can experience hot flashes. For the average woman, hot flashes will last 4 years. But many women can have them for up to 14 years. Some women as young as 20 can go […]

Are you in the 90 percent?

Do you suffer from cold sores?  You are in good company.  It is thought that about 90 percent of all people will get at least one cold sore in their lifetime because they have the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) in their system.  Why some people get them more often than others is not […]

Just One Drop – The Story Behind the Homeopathy Controversy

Just One Drop – The Story Behind the Homeopathy Controversy. “Just One Drop” tells the little known story behind the homeopathy: the most controversial system of medicine ever invented. Could this be nature’s most potent medicine? From www.justonedropfilm.com: Homeopathy is a specific form of medicine that uses minute doses of a highly diluted substance that stimulates the body […]

Who has time to be sick? Apparently, only people in the U.K.

It’s the start of cold and flu season and for those of us in the labor force, that means the potential to miss work due to an unexpected illness.    It’s interesting to note that although many in the United States have sick days built in as part of their  terms of employment, few people ever […]

Air pollution stresses the whole body

A new study published by the American Heart Association shows there may be a correlation between exposure to air pollution and higher levels of stress hormones.   This may also explain in part why long-term exposure to high pollution levels are associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span.   While air quality levels […]

Natural Silver

Silver (periodic table symbol Ag) is an element found naturally in earth’s crust.   It’s an amazing metal because it is one of the most thermally and electrically conductive metals, and it has the highest reflectivity of any metal.   Silver also happens to be one of the most useful elements… because you can find it in […]

Natural is better

“Natural is better” seems self-evident, doesn’t it?  We all know eating an apple is better for us than a fruit roll-up, and no one would blink an eye if you said water is better for your body than a can of soda.  And yet, there seems to be a perception among many that over-the-counter (OTC) […]