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Life Lessons By Regina Brett

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Life Lessons By Regina Brett

I recommend you bookmark this page to refer back to from time to time. These life lessons were written by Regina Brett when she was 45 and just diagnosed with breast cancer. You need to know that because it changes the whole perspective, yet, all of these are applicable to anyone needing a little reminder of what’s important and what’s…not so much.

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Regina Brett today

I started to pick a choose just a few to share with you all, but I found them all way too good to leave any out: Continue reading

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Could What You Eat Really Prevent Alzheimer’s?

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Could What You Eat Really Prevent Alzheimer’s?

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According to an article in Prevention Magazine’s May edition, new research suggests it is possible!  There’s some really innovative studies going on at the Wake Forest School of Medicine , where Suzanne Craft (professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine) has been at it for 20 years.  Her case studies are having some astounding results with how the brain is affected by what we eat.  So, could what you eat really prevent Alzheimer’s ?  Let’s see if we can find out by taking a look at what Professor Craft has been up to. Continue reading

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How Stress Effects The Body

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How Stress Effects The Body

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Understanding the mechanics of stress gives you the advantage of being more aware of and sensitive to your own level of stress and knowing when and how to take proactive steps. This increased awareness also helps you to better care for your family, friends and colleagues. Here are a few stress facts that many people are unaware of:

Stress Facts

Fact #1:Your body doesn’t care if it’s a big stress or a little one.

The human body doesn’t discriminate between a BIG stress or a little one. Regardless of the significance, stress affects the body in predictable ways. A typical stress reaction, which most of us experience dozens of times each day, begins with a cascade of 1,400 biochemical events in your body. If these reactions are left unchecked we age prematurely, our cognitive function is impaired, our energy is drained, and we are robbed of our effectiveness and clarity. Continue reading

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How To Improve Your Health And Wellness

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How To Improve Your Health And Wellness

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Over the last couple months I’ve had a surprisingly large number of people ask me what my secret is.  Asking me things like…are you a vampire?  Have you discovered the fountain of youth?  Are you lying about your age? …and the biggy…how did you lose weight?  So now, I’m going to share what I’ve learned and what works for me in how to improve your health and wellness!

Obviously, those people have not been following my website!  Ha!  Ha!  But, seriously, I am flattered and a little embarrassed, but I guess this is the whole reason I started this website in the first place.  That is to help others realize their full potential by honoring their minds, bodies and spirits by living full and healthy lives. Continue reading

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Chocolate Is Good For Your Health

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Chocolate Is Good For Your Health

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Many of us chocolate lovers have heard that chocolate has a reputation of being bad and unhealthy. Over the last few years, however, new research has shown that chocolate is GOOD for your health.  Don’t know about you, but I am beyond happy!  And, I’m pretty certain I already knew that…I mean, how could something sooo delicious and natural be bad for you?

Did you know that the earliest use of chocolate dates back to the Olmec civilization in Mesoamerica?  That would be from from c. 1200 BCE to c. 400 BCE.  Centered in the Gulf of Mexico, their influence and trade activity spread from 1200 BCE, even reaching as far south as present-day Nicaragua. Among the many trades was chocolate  which would be passed on to all those who followed this first great Mesoamerican civilization. Continue reading

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Menopause Brain Fog Treatment: Free E-Book Brain Health Protocol

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Menopause Brain Fog Treatment:  Free E-book Brain Health Protocol

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Ever have a day (or a week or even a month)  where you just didn’t feel fully awake and a little fuzzy?  Maybe you’ve  had trouble remembering simple daily tasks like putting the clothes in the dryer or forgot essential items at the market and had to make a second (or third) trip.  Or, maybe you’ve had difficulty with concentration and unable to form a clear thought to put into words.   If you’re going through menopause or already through it, chances are you’ve experienced one or all of these symptoms.

Did you know that there’s actually a thing called “menopause brain fog”?  Some researchers suggest that the fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels, which are the primary cause of most menopause symptoms, can be linked to menopause brain fog.  Most common signs include poorer memory and cognitive decline (problems with thinking).  Now, you’re wondering about a menopause brain fog treatment right?

First, let’s take a look at what exactly menopause brain fog is all about…

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Does SeroVital-HGH Really Work?

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Does SeroVital-HGH Really Work?

SeroVital-HGH

You may have seen recent commercials or magazine headlines promoting SeroVital-HGH, with claims that it can make you look younger by reducing the appearance of wrinkles; to make you stronger & increase lean muscle mass; reduced body fat; increase energy; improve mood; and heightened sex drive.  The ads claim that  SeroVital-HGH can make you look DECADES, not years, younger!  Any one of those benefits could make the biggest doubter go out and buy it right away!  But, does SeroVital hgh really work?   Continue reading

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What Is Fibrocystic Breast Disease?

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What Is Fibrocystic Breast Disease?

Fibrocystic breast disease (FBD), now referred to as “fibrocystic changes” or “fibrocystic breast condition” (FCC), is  a condition (not a disease) characterized by discomfort and lumpy changes in one or both breasts.  This lumpiness is due to small breast masses or cysts.  FBD/FCC is a very common condition, affecting more than 60% of women.  The condition primarily affects women between the ages of 30 and 50, and tends to resolve after menopause.  So, we have that to look forward to, right? Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Sex: Sex During Menopause

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Let’s Talk About Sex:  Sex During Menopause

Sex is a natural and, usually, an enjoyable part of life.  It starts at puberty and never really totally becomes a nonexistent subject of interest until you die.  And, whether you are through menopause, in the thick of it, or just experiencing some signs that you’re approaching perimenopause, I’m sure you’ve wondered a time or two what will happen to your sex life during “The Change”.  So, let’s get into it, let’s talk about sex during menopause. Continue reading

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Crashing Fatigue During Menopause

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Crashing Fatigue During Menopause

Many women experience crashing fatigue during menopause and spend wasted time in trying to battle it, before they know the cause behind it.  When you know what’s causing your fatigue, you have a better understanding in how to address it.  We’re going to break it up into 2 categories for easier focus and understanding in the cause (s) of your fatigue before, during and after menopause:  that being the  physical and psychological origins of fatigue.

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Yoga For Chronic Back Pain

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Yoga For Chronic Back Pain

Millions of people live with chronic back pain.  Millions!  Arthritis of the neck and back are probably the most common causes.  Some of the other more common causes come from  fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, trauma  and cancer.  I have been suffering  from chronic back pain, now, for close to 20 years from arthritis and an old tail bone fracture.  My pain ranged from moderate to quite incapacitating, leaving me unable to enjoy many activities that I had always loved.   I’ve tried a myriad of anti inflammatories and anti depressants, physical therapy and chiropractic therapy.   All provided limited and very temporary relief.  The meds had  too many side effects that weren’t worth what little relief I was getting, so I usually stuck with over the counter meds like Aleve.  Up until a couple years ago, I had never really considered yoga for my chronic back pain.

About 15 years ago I saw a chiropractor.  At first, I experienced huge relief and fairly quickly.  Then, after several months, it seemed like the treatments just weren’t helping anymore and, in fact, seemed to make it worse.  I sort of gave up and started accepting the idea that living in pain was just the way it was going to be.   Continue reading

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Vegetarians And Protein

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Vegetarians And Protein

I come from a family full of vegetarians, including my mom, sister, brother-in-law, a couple nieces  and an aunt.  Every family gathering includes both meat and meatless dishes.  The usual meatless ops usually  include beans, tofu, nuts and quinoa.  All excellent sources of protein, but most require some sort of cooking involved.  I live alone and am not a huge fan of cooking a meal just for myself, so I end up eating a lot of salads.  That, too, is fine but lacking in the protein department.  And, even though I am not a vegetarian, I don’t really consume much meat, which led me to look into more about vegetarians and protein.

What are the alternative choices to meat?  Do I need a supplement?  What’s the daily protein allowance?  These are some of the questions we’re going to cover here.   Continue reading

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Reiki Healing Therapy: Is It For You?

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Reiki Healing Therapy:  Is It For You?

Is Reiki healing something you’ve always wondered about, but weren’t really sure who to ask?  Wondering if Reiki Healing Therapy is for you? Here, I will give you a brief introduction to what Reiki healing therapy is and what happens during a typical treatment, as well as the healing benefits that are possible.

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese name consisting of 2 words Rei and Ki meaning spiritually guided life energy (commonly known as Universal Life Energy), an energy which animates us all and is found all around us. Reiki helps to harmonize body, mind and spirit for yourself or anyone you want to help.

Reiki healing therapy  is a form of alternative medicine or spiritual healing developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.  Reiki was introduced to the USA and Canada in the 70’s.  It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing. Through the use of this technique, practitioners transfer “universal energy” through the palms of the practitioner by placing them lightly on or just above the recipient’s body, which  encourages healing. Continue reading

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Yoga Neck Pain Relief: Practices For Home Or Office

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Yoga Neck Pain Relief:  Practices For Home Or Office

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In today’s world, our neck muscles are constantly under stress and tension causing pain and limited range of motion, and even headaches.  We sit hunched over a computer keyboard most of the day, drive in crazy traffic to and from work only to get home to do household chores.

There’s no time to unwind and relax…remember the old “Calgon, take me away” commercials?  No time for that anymore.  Wouldn’t it be great to have an easy exercise, like yoga for neck pain relief, that you could do at home or the office?  

Even when we think we’re relaxing and watching some T.V., we’re never really fully relaxed.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t just sit and watch T.V. without knitting, mending something, or searching for coupons. All, with my head tilted down, causing more and more tension in those neck muscles.   When, what I should be doing, is a yoga for neck pain relief practice while I’m sitting in front of the tube.  And then, I finally found the perfect yoga practice for neck pain relief that I can do virtually anywhere!  Continue reading

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