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Don’t Let Stress Take Away Your Confidence

Confidence is the key to life’s success – whether that success is in business or personal relationships. When you lack confidence, your success will be limited because it takes a certain amount of courage to go after what you really want in life. Sometimes, stress or anxiety may kick in and take away your confidence. Don’t let it. Here are some tips to keep you on the right track. Continue reading Don’t Let Stress Take Away Your Confidence

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What You Can Do to Limit Chronic Stress and Loss of Cognitive Abilities

Chronic stress takes a toll on virtually the entire body. Usually, the first place stress is noticeable is in your brain. Specifically, your cognition suffers. According to Wikipedia, cognition is “the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.”

So, having stress can affect your thought process, making you an inefficient worker. However, you can do things to restore your mental prowess.

Suffering from the cognitive deficits resulting from chronic stress? Read on and see how you can reduce chronic stress burden and reclaim your brain. Continue reading What You Can Do to Limit Chronic Stress and Loss of Cognitive Abilities

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4 Ways To Boost Focus And Concentration

Lack of focus and concentration. We all have it at some time or another. Blaming your lack of focus and concentration on others is not the way to go. It is usually far-fetched to think you are suffering from a medical or mental issue given your inability to focus in stressful situations or to concentrate during a business meeting. But there are some things you could change in your daily life that might improve your concentration. Continue reading 4 Ways To Boost Focus And Concentration

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11 Unhealthy Methods of Coping with Chronic Stress

Your world is full of stressors and while a short burst of stress here and it is normal and a part of life, chronic stress is another matter. Exposure to long-term stress can alter your genes, increase inflammation in the body, and cause a wide variety of serious health issues that affect the body and mind.  Coping with chronic stress is a constant struggle for many people. Continue reading 11 Unhealthy Methods of Coping with Chronic Stress

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7 Healthy Methods of Coping With Chronic Stress

When you hear the word stress or see it written before you, you know what it is, right? However, if you were to define it, you would probably find that your response differs from thousands of others. The official definition of stress, as per the National Institutes of Health is “how the brain and body respond to any demands.” The response is your body’s defense. Continue reading 7 Healthy Methods of Coping With Chronic Stress

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Brain Health: 6 Essential Tips to Keep Your Brain Healthy

A person’s existence has a significant impact on their brain health. How you manage stress, how well you socialize, how well you sleep, how much you exercise, and what you drink and eat are all crucial to brain health. So how do you achieve brain health? The Cleveland Clinic identifies six pillars of brain health that can help you achieve optimal brain health, even into old age. Continue reading Brain Health: 6 Essential Tips to Keep Your Brain Healthy

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Paleo in 28 Book Review

What if you could transform yourself and your lifestyle in just 28 days with five ingredients used for recipes that can make a difference in your weight and your health? Paleo in 28 is well worth pursuing, especially if you’ve wanted to try the Paleo diet but didn’t know where to begin. Continue reading Paleo in 28 Book Review

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Paleo for Beginners

Now that we’ve finished the Whole30 (twice), it is time to start looking for something that may be a little more manageable for an extended period. The Whole30 doesn’t necessarily have to be a lifestyle. It can be a starting point to kick-start your metabolism and learn what intolerances you might have.

So what other diets are out there? Paleo, Keto, South Beach, and others. Which is best? I don’t know. I’ve been researching and will share what I have found so far. Paleo seems the most similar to Whole30, so I decided to start there. One of the big differences I’ve noticed is that the Paleo diet allows a few sweeteners (including honey and maple sugar) whereas the Whole30 doesn’t allow any sweeteners.  Continue reading Paleo for Beginners

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Gluten Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

Undoubtedly you have seen or heard people saying they are reducing their gluten or giving it up altogether. In some cases, people have allergies or a condition called Celiac disease, which is causing gluten to make them ill. Others just have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity (usually just called gluten sensitivity).

It is estimated that 18 million Americans suffer from gluten sensitivity, which is about six times as many as Celiac sufferers. Whereas there is a test for Celiac disease, there isn’t a test for gluten sensitivity. Right now it is just a matter of ruling out other causes and eliminating gluten from the diet to see if it reduces your symptoms. Since sensitivities are more common, that will be the focus of this post. Continue reading Gluten Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

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7 Frequent Causes of Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups

If you have been living with fibromyalgia for a short time, you’re probably aware that there are some things that you can do to help reduce pain and discomfort. What you might not know is that there is a range of everyday things that can contribute heavily to fibromyalgia flare-ups.

What sorts of things might those be? It may be different for each person. This article has been written to share some facts on causes of fibromyalgia flare-ups. Continue reading 7 Frequent Causes of Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups

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