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Susan Bulzoni

Feeling Drowsy? 5 Reasons To Take A Nap

This post was originally published on this siteStudies on sleep and the opinions of sleep experts are convincing: napping has value. People who nap generally enjoy better mental health and mental efficiency than people who do not. The quality of… Continue Reading →

Liven Up Your Summer Meals With These 3 Herbs

This post was originally published on this siteSummer is an ideal time to try fresh, seasonal herbs in your meals. Take advantage of these three classics and their unique flavors to liven up any dish! Basil: A culinary staple that… Continue Reading →

Interested In Breathwalking? Learn More About This Crossover Exercise

This post was originally published on this siteIf you are crunched for time and want to get the physical benefits of walking and the mental benefits of breathing exercises, consider breathwalking. It is based on a Kundalini yoga technique, and… Continue Reading →

Can You Safely Use Plastic In The Microwave?

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s not uncommon to see people microwaving leftovers in plastic dishes, heating up meals in the plastic containers they come in, or placing plastic wrap over foods to protect the inside of a… Continue Reading →

4 Frozen Foods To Add To Your Grocery List

This post was originally published on this siteIf you are grocery shopping on a tight budget, spend some extra time in the frozen food section. While fresh foods are generally a better choice, frozen foods can fit the bill when… Continue Reading →

5 Reasons To Consider Fasting

This post was originally published on this siteIntermittent fasting (IF) refers to repeatedly going without solid food for longer periods than is typical on a daily breakfast-lunch-dinner schedule. Variations are endless. Some proponents skip breakfast; others dinner. Others fast all… Continue Reading →

Is Licorice A Healthy Food? Find Out

This post was originally published on this siteBelieve it or not, much of the licorice sold in the United States does not contain the herb licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) at all. Most “licorice” candy sold in the US is flavored with… Continue Reading →

The Legacy Of Acts Of Kindness

This post was originally published on this siteReflection: Struggling with shoulder and arm pain as I await having a shoulder replacement, I had a hard time finding energy and a legacy topic to write about this month. Then I stopped… Continue Reading →

The Dirty Dozen Plus: Foods You Should Only Buy Organic

This post was originally published on this siteEating fresh produce is the best way to obtain the nutrients that support optimum health, but the pesticides used on many crops remain a major health concern. By choosing organic foods, you can… Continue Reading →

Can Flower Essences Address Your Mental Outlook?

This post was originally published on this sitePhysician Edward Bach introduced Bach flower remedies to England in the 1930s. He theorized that people fell into seven groups, based on their reactions to illness. The groups are fear, uncertainty, loneliness, over-sensitivity,… Continue Reading →

5 Reasons To Add Stair Climbing To Your Workouts

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’re just looking for a convenient and effective way to exercise, consider stair climbing. It can be an excellent workout, as stair climbing: Is convenient: you don’t need to join a gym,… Continue Reading →

4 Ways To Address Fatigue Through What You Eat

This post was originally published on this siteA healthy diet can help the body in its efforts to heal itself, and in some cases, particular foods can lessen many health symptoms. To help reduce the effects of chronic fatigue (such… Continue Reading →

Can What You Eat Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? This Diet May Help

This post was originally published on this siteThis tip is courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging. Start your free trial for more healthful food suggestions! To help minimize your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, stick with the Dr. Weil-recommended Anti-Inflammatory… Continue Reading →

Evening Primrose Oil – A Natural Anti-Inflammatory Option

This post was originally published on this siteYou have likely seen it on the shelves of your drug or health food store, but do you know what evening primrose oil can do for you? This natural source of gamma-linolenic acid… Continue Reading →

6 Simple Ways To Get Fit, No Matter How Big Your Family Is

This post was originally published on this siteWhether or not you have kids, staying fit is important to overall well-being. To help promote healthy weight in both kids and adults, try these five tactics – all are family friendly, and… Continue Reading →

The Legacies of Spring

This post was originally published on this siteCelebrating Mothers’ Day & Commemorating Memorial Day Reflection 1: Celebrating Mothers’ Day Most of us didn’t really know our mothers beyond their roles. If they’re gone, we may experience regret and an unending… Continue Reading →

Travel Getting In The Way of Fitness? Don’t Let It – Try These Suggestions

Regular exercise can invigorate the body and mind, help keep off extra pounds, minimize the risk of illness (including Alzheimer’s, heart disease and diabetes), help to regulate hormones, inspire creativity, boost your mood and increase longevity. Unfortunately, travel – frequent… Continue Reading →

4 Ways To Stay Healthy While Traveling

For many of us, vacation is a time to rest, explore and indulge. But with a break from the routine schedule, healthy habits can sometimes be compromised. Try these simple tips to stay healthy and feel great while traveling. Move… Continue Reading →

Eating To Avoid Colon Cancer

This news comes from a Chinese study that investigated the effect of diet on the risk of colon cancer. Researchers matched 833 colon cancer patients to 833 healthy men and women of the same age and same residential area and… Continue Reading →

Push-Ups Signal Heart Disease Risk

A new study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health found that middle aged men who can perform more than 40 push-ups in a row without stopping within two minutes have a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular… Continue Reading →

The Benefits Of Dark Chocolate – A Good Day To Treat Yourself!

I have long recommended eating dark chocolate in my Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid, and with good reason: dark chocolate provides polyphenols with a high antioxidant activity, and of all the chocolates, has fewer unhealthy fats and sugars. Recent research is also showing… Continue Reading →

The Legacy of Reading

What better way to celebrate life, to share values, to let ourselves be known to the next generation, than by sharing our love of reading: sharing our fond memories of librarians and libraries, (of visiting those humbling places that held… Continue Reading →

Good And Bad Migraine News

First, the good news: a new investigation from France found that women with migraines are at lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This finding came from reviewing data on more than 70,000 women in that country who responded to… Continue Reading →

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