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Study: Ashwagandha extract can be used to improve sleep quality and relieve stress

Finding it hard to fall asleep? Ashwagandha root may be for you. Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera or Indian ginseng, is a medicinal herb native to India and North Africa. It has been used for over 3,000 years to relieve stress, as well as to increase energy levels and improve concentration. A recent study published in the journal Cureus suggests it may ...

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Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

When it comes to the brain’s chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), nothing compares to dopamine. A neurotransmitter that activates the brain’s pleasure and reward centers, dopamine plays an important role in stimulating motivation, mental energy and drive. Because of its effects on the brain’s pleasure centers, it’s not surprising that many unhealthy and even dangerous habits, such as drug use and gambling, is somewhat associated ...

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Autumn Vegetable Tofu Bake

This autumn vegetable tofu bake is an easy, nutritious plant-based sheet pan meal! Serve over your favorite whole grain or greens. Whether you’re doing more cooking than usual this week, or feeling tired of cooking—as many of us are—this autumn vegetable tofu bake is for you. It’s a satisfying, nutritious meal that comes together with minimal work. Why sheet pan ...

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Jackfruit Carnitas Burrito Bowl

Sharing a delicious and healthy vegan lunch idea: jackfruit carnitas burrito bowl! You can make the jackfruit in advance to enjoy in bowls, burritos, or on sandwiches throughout the week.  Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? I hope you’re having a lovely morning. I’m going to get in an upper body workout and I think we may hit ...

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20 healthy 4th of July recipe ideas

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? I hope you’re having a good morning. I’m working on getting a barre video edited – it will be up in the am!- and catching up on chores before heading out to the pool with the crew. I can’t believe that it’s the last day of June already and that the 4th ...

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Vegan Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream

Chocolate cherry ice cream ingredients You won’t need too many ingredients for this ice cream. The main components: Coconut milk I use full-fat, canned coconut milk to make the recipe. You could likely use the same amount of canned coconut cream to get a similar, but creamier result. Don’t use light coconut milk or the type of coconut milk that ...

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Collagen from this African and Western Asian fish harbors potent antioxidant activity

Antioxidants are important for the human body, especially for the immune system. They not only boost immune function, but they also prevent or slow cell damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are produced by cells as a byproduct of several processes. Various internal and external factors are also known to contribute to the formation of these harmful ...

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Relieve anxiety with these 5 herbal supplements

It’s normal to feel anxious about certain moments in everyday life, such as the first day of school or a job interview. However, when you begin to worry to the point that you’re panicking, or if it is affecting your health and quality of life, you may have an anxiety disorder. Conventional medicine has treatments for anxiety; however, these often require taking synthetic ...

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People with aphasia can “reclaim” their voice with speech therapy

Aphasia is a neurological condition caused by damage to areas of the brain that govern speech and comprehension. While aphasia impairs a person’s ability to speak, how it does so varies from person to person. It can also affect how the person understands speech, written sentences, numbers and gestures. Aphasia, however, does not affect intelligence. The condition is among the common complications of ...

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Cancer and circadian rhythm: Can chronotherapy benefit patients with cancer?

The treatment for cancer is neither in the drugs nor in the radiation after all – it’s in the timing. According to a recent article published in Psychology Today, a leading magazine on behavioral science, chronotherapy may be used as a natural and non-invasive treatment for cancer. The circadian clock and human health The body’s circadian clock oversees several processes ...

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