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Basil Seeds Have Health Benefits. Who Knew?

Recently I was wandering through an Asian market and came across Dried Basil Seeds. In my haste, I thought it just said basil seeds. Hmmm, maybe they were for sprouting, or at the very least I could p…

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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

As an MD, I’ve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy p…

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6 Mood-Boosting Foods

  Can you eat your way to a better mood? More and more scientific research is saying so. Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is important for your general health, so why should it be any d…

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How To Decipher Facial Expressions and Body Language

If I had a nickel for every time I tried to read my partner's thoughts, I'd be rich by now. I'm sure you've felt the same way, staring at a friend or employer, trying to figure out what's going on in …

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5 Ways To Stay Happy During Shorter & Darker Days

Everyone has a favorite season, and if you feel alive and joyful during Summer's long, warm days, you probably view the impending chill with some apprehension. Although the science of whether the seas…

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3 Ways Facebook Is Making Your Life Miserable

Five hundred million people log onto Facebook at least once a day. As the undisputed king of social networking, Facebook is where we share pictures, discuss news stories, and catch up with friends we …

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The Number 1 Cure for Morning Crankiness

If you find yourself snapping at the kids early morning, and feel your spirits dampen at the mention of exercise, rewind to last night: what time did you sleep? Did you know: just one extra hour of…

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5 Crazy Facts About Semen

If you’re getting it on with a guy, you’re dealing with semen. Why not get to know it better? 1. Mood There are a ton of mood-enhancing chemicals in semen and the vagina can absorb them. Cortisol …

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Good Vibrations: A Five-Step Sound Practice to Quiet the Mind

In Ayurveda, simple daily practices, called dinacharya, attend to the five sense organs—eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin—the way we take in the world. Just as the foods we eat, the air we breathe,…

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Resolve to Quit Smoking the Natural Way

Congratulations for making the decision to quit smoking this year! It is not an easy feat, and while herbs don’t offer a magic solution for kicking the habit, they can certainly aid your effort to sto…

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