What Is Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s Disease Up Close Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder where a person’s immune system attacks their thyroid. It causes hypothyroidism, which means the thyroid is underactive. While many people who suffer from this illness may feel alone, they’re truly in good company. Celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Kim Cattrall, Zoe Saldana, Mary-Louise Parker, Molly Sims, and Gigi Hadid also have …

Lifestyle changes to reduce stress and anxiety

Lifestyle changes to crush anxiety Are you ready to be happier? There are many ways to beat anxiety and stress by simply changing certain parts of your lifestyle. With so much uncertainty around us these days, many of us are feeling extra anxious. While there are natural supplements and minerals you can take, there are also things you can physically …

DIY Face Masks For Your Health

D.I.Y. Face Masks Aren’t Just For Your Face While you’re stuck living #quaratinelife, your skin shouldn’t suffer too. If you’re getting outside (that’s great, but please wear your sunscreen) you may be getting some vitamin D. But if you’re pretty much holed up inside, your skin, which is your largest organ, is likely craving some attention. Mental health goes hand-in-hand …

Natural Remedies for Chronic Migraines

  When you have a migraine, you can’t function in your everyday life. You’re in pain, you’re sensitive to light and sound, and you may be terribly nauseous. The good news is there are some natural remedies available to help you treat your migraine headache symptoms. Feverfew Feverfew is an herb known to calm the severity of headache pain. This …

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Ways To Destress When Suffering From Chronic Fatigue

One of the challenges of chronic fatigue is an inability to get adequate sleep. As tired as you are you find yourself constantly tossing and turning and never getting the deep sleep you need to feel rested. It’s a good possibility that stress one of the reasons it may be difficult to sleep. When you are stressed your mind and …

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Good Stress vs. Bad Stress

How to Tell the Difference and Why It Matters The term “stress” has a negative connotation. Though its simplest definition is to apply pressure or tension, we tend to view any type of stressor as a bad thing.  We’ve already touched upon different types of stress and came to this conclusion: stress in and of itself is not necessarily negative. Like so …

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Nature Can Help Relieve Stress

“We need the tonic of wildness…” Henry David Thoreau On an average day, how much time do you spend outside? Some days, I imagine, it’s those brief moments when you’re running from your house to the car, and then from the car to work, the store, etc.  And when we’re on the move, our concentration focused on our destination, there’s …

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How to Relieve Stress Through Meditation

Life is stressful. According to the American Psychological Association, stress levels among American adults have been steadily increasing since 2007. Work, family, and financial responsibilities are the greatest sources of stress, along with personal and familial health concerns. Stress seems ingrained in our culture, and until society works to improve work and life conditions among its citizens, relieving stress must …

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What is Stress?

Stress is a part of everyday life and it can come in various forms. But, what is it exactly and how does it happen? Stress is the body’s reaction to a real threat or a perceived notion of a threat. It may also be defined as a loss of equilibrium or a state in which you feel off balance. Stress …

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Meditation

What is Meditation? Meditation is practice that has been around for thousands of years. Originally, it was used for deeper understanding for sacred and mystical forces in life. Presently, meditation is used for relaxation and stress relief. There are different ways to meditate including guided meditation, mantra meditation, mindfulness meditation, Qi gong, Tai chi, Transcendental meditation, and Yoga. What are …