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Sleep to Protect Your Brain

A new study from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a lack of sleep is conducive to a loss of brain tissue. The findings are published in the journal Sleep. Fifteen normal-weight men participated in the study. “We observed that a night of total sleep loss was followed by increased blood concentrations of NSE and S-100B.…

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Does 1:30 PM feel like nap time?

Could daytime napping or poor sleep habits at night lead to an increased risk of developing elevated blood sugar? The answer is “yes”. A study published earlier this month in the journal Diabetes Care found that individuals who napped less than an hour a day increased their risk of developing elevated blood sugar by 23%…

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Cancer Death Risk

Sleep apnea has already been linked to a host of adverse health problems, such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, new research from the Medical Center in New York, presented by Dr. Steven Park, suggests that in people who already have cancer, the sleep disorder may raise their risk of dying from cancer. Sleep…

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The Stress Connection

As the song says, “It’s the holiday season”, and this time of year often causes even more stress in our lives. Modern medicine, which once treated the connection between emotions and physical health with skepticism, has come to appreciate the closely linked relationship of mind and body. A wide variety of maladies are linked to…

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The Prescription for a Balanced Body

Dr. Paul Pearsall, author of The Pleasure Prescription, believes that many people are out of balance and sick because they lack pleasure in their lives. Plan some time for pleasure instead. Get a massage Take a relaxing bath Soak in a hot tub Listen to beautiful holiday music Connect with the Creator with prayer or meditation…

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De-Stress

80% of doctor visits are for symptoms that are at stress related. I could “go off” about the effects of refined foods and sugar laden drinks, but most of you know that.  Let’s look at a natural solution that really helps with stress.  The supplement is appropriately called De-Stress.    A research team at Nancy…

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