By Thomas Cazneau
I’m such a night owl. My perfect normal day would probably consist of waking up at 10am, going to work around 1pm, clocking out around 8pm and then spending the wee hours catching up on my favorite TV series. However, this version of lifestyle can prove to be very challenging, so much so that my health around the clock can occasionally take a toll. When I add more to it, my health can also at times reach record lows if I’m not careful.
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By Thomas Cazneau
Choosing the right doctor can be risky business. When you entrust your life and well-being into someone else’s hands, it’s important that you have enough assurance that they have the expertise and ability to take care of you or the people you love. Below are some helpful tips on how to choose a doctor.
I recently took an online test that gave me a free snapshot of my current IQ. The test was based on how fast I could answer each of the 35 questions given, as well as if those answers were correct. I scored 101, which I’ve heard is pretty good. But it got me thinking… How can I increase my IQ in healthy ways? Would it help to improve my mental health?
From my research, I found some simple activities and nutritional ways that one can use to help increase their IQ by improving their mental health. Review some of the helpful tips below to see if they might help you as well:
• Take Mental Risks
There are several mind games, for lack of a better term, that can increase your IQ by increasing your ability to solve hard intellectual equations when played. Playing Sudoku or crossword puzzles, for example, is a simple, fun way to practice mental reasoning and problem solving. Similarly, playing a game of chess or checkers can increase your level of objective reasoning, in that there can be multiple ways to win or lose a game. In some ways, these and other similar mind games can act as calisthenics for your mind.
On my journey to eating healthier, I’ve been ordering more salads when I eat out at restaurants. Lately, though, I’ve had to wonder about what constitutes a healthy salad?
Below are some suggestions I found helpful during recent research.
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For most of my life, I’ve taken a generic medicine called Levothroid that helps raise and
regulate my thyroid levels, thus giving me more energy. However, I was curious about natural ways to combat hypothyroidism, especially during times when it’s difficult to pay for a prescription refill. Below are some helpful tips I found during my research.
How to Handle Thyroid Problems Naturally
Making dietary changes is the first step in helping thyroid problems and not being tired all the time.
Many changes will be made within America’s healthcare system starting January 1, 2014. By
then, all American citizens and other legal residents must obtain medical coverage or else pay
a penalty. This is due to the Affordable Care Act, which was upheld by the Supreme Court.
Although there will be a few exemptions to this mandate, most of us will be affected by
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Did you know that potted plants can combat indoor air pollution? According to a study by NASA scientists and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America, certain plants can absorb dangerous contaminants in the air. The results ultimately showed that placing certain potted plants in your home or favorite room can greatly improve your health. Below are examples of which plants may be great candidates as air pollution solutions for your home and health.
Looking for the most effective toothpaste may not be the most exciting task to do while at your local grocery store. However, finding the right toothpaste can increase your dental health and appearance.
Below are ideas to consider when making a healthy toothpaste selection:
1. The Pros and Cons of Fluoride
Fluoride is commonly found in most toothpaste, based on the idea that it protects teeth enamel. Enamel protection could theoretically prevent cavities and decrease the chance of tooth loss. However, recent studies have also shown that fluoride could cause low thyroid function. Because the thyroid is responsible for our energy and mood levels, low thyroid levels could lead to fatigue, weight gain, cold hands and feet, dry skin, irregular bowel function and brain fog. These are factors that should be considered when selecting the most effective toothpaste.
All food items contain a certain level of neurotransmitters, which can greatly affect your mood at particular levels. The trick to sustaining a better mood knows is knowing which food and drink items can act as mood boosters and which ones behave as mood culprits. Below are examples of both good mood foods and bad mood foods that you may want to consider including or altering in your diet.
Have you started your holiday grocery shopping yet? I have my shopping list all ready to go. Thanksgiving Turkey… Check. Mashed potatoes and gravy… Check. Cranberry sauce… Check. Ooh, and let’s not forget dessert… Double Check!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, you may already know which foods you would like to prepare for your guests around the dinner table. Below are some healthy meal ideas you may wish to add to your traditional holiday plate.
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