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articles by: Shubhra Krishan

The Beverage That Could Reduce Your Risk of Depression

Feeling hopeless, despondent, guilty, unaccountably sad ... depression manifests itself in myriad ways. Often, it goes undiagnosed, and the consequences can be heartbreaking. About 9 percent of Ame…

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Know Before You Go: Eye-Opening Facts About Sleepy Driving

There is no breathalyzer for sleepiness, but the statistics and my personal experience compel me to wish there would be. In 2005, I was in a highway crash that left my thigh bone, knee and elbow br…

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The Type of Apple That Could Help You Lose Weight

In 1868, Maria Ann (Granny) Smith found a seedling by the creek that ran by her property in Australia. The seed bore light green apples, which Granny Smith found to be perfect for both snacking and co…

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Why I am Vegetarian

I am often asked why I am vegetarian. "Religion?" "Non-violence?" "Just don't like the taste?" The questions are asked in tones varying from curiosity to incredulity. One woman, a casual acquaintance …

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A Surprising Reason You Should Eat More Cranberries

Do you enjoy your morning cereal with a sprinkling of cranberries? Good idea! The tartness of the berries complements the mild sweetness of the grains. But more importantly, those little red jewels ar…

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Why Women Should Eat More Potassium After Menopause

What do baked potatoes, bananas, white beans, tomato paste, and dried apricots have in common? Yes, they taste great. But more than that, they are all rich sources of potassium. This vital miner…

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Why You Should Snack on Bruschetta: 7 Healthy Reasons

A hunk of Italian bread brushed with oil, rubbed with garlic, topped with juicy tomatoes, sprinkled with basil leaves: bruschetta is more than an appetizer; it is truly a slice of good health. Rarely…

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4 Signs You Are Not Eating Enough Fiber

The average American gets less than 15 grams of fiber per day -- not even 40% of the recommended amount, 40 grams. Unfortunately, foods stripped of their fiber abound around us -- such as white flour,…

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Can Peanut Butter Protect Your Heart?

Americans love their peanuts. According to the National Peanut Board, each American, on average, consumes more than six pounds of peanuts or peanut butter products every year. That might not be a b…

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5 Small Daily Discomforts That Can Cause Pain & Stress

When we think of the word "stress," we often think of the big causes: workplace tensions, family relationships and such. But if you pause awhile to consider the seemingly small reasons you are not fee…

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about Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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So does this apply to Europe.Thought Ticks only lived on animals I'm realy learnig daily here on Car…

so funny and cute!

Menopause....never heard of. Thanks for sharing

Thanks Annie for sharing the info.