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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Directly Related to Weight

There are many contributing factors to obstructive sleep apnea, including anatomical features such as narrow airway, large neck, alcohol consumption and progression with age. However, an individual’s weight is often a major contributing factor to this condition. Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing disorder during sleep where the airway becomes …

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Considering the Ketogenic Diet

by Joseph S. Gulyas The idea of a ketogenic diet (high-protein/low-carb) is a hot topic in the media. The concept is not new and has been utilized to treat seizures, especially in children. A ketogenic approach has also been seen as an effective program for those suffering with conditions of …

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Raising the Level of Consciousness at Work

by Kim Perone Today, the work pace in the workplace is faster than ever. As companies try to accomplish more with less, employees are feeling drained and wondering what they are trading for a paycheck. Approximately 77 percent regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, 80 percent of workers feel …

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Healthy Nutrition is Essential for Healthy Skin

by Sarah Stout Skin health is getting a lot of publicity these days. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the total estimated direct cost of skin disease in 2013 was almost $75 billion, of which $10 billion was for over-the-counter solutions. Many individuals will eventually seek …

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A Clean, Green Bedroom Relieves Stress

by Karen Totino Human beings are a unique species; we have an entire room in our home for the sole purpose of not being awake. Often, this doubles as our sanctuary from a hectic world with a stressful pace. When we’re interested in making our home as comfortable, sustainable and …

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A Dental Solution for Sleep Apnea

by Fred Dreher An alarming number of individuals find themselves waking up tired and groggy, even after getting the recommended eight hours of sleep. They find it hard to sleep with their partner due to loud snoring, and often find themselves nudging their partner to wake up because they have …

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Inflammation is a Gut Reaction

by Sarah Ferreira Inflammation acts as both a friend and foe. Although inflammatory processes are essential to a functioning immune system, a chronic, low-grade and unresolved inflammatory state is a pathological feature of a wide range of chronic conditions. Important considerations for keeping inflammation in check include maintenance of gastrointestinal …

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Spiritual Transformation Comes Through Self-Examination

by Louise Finlayson Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Deep and lasting transformation comes about only when we look at our lives on the material plane anew, through a spiritual lens. Let’s look at an example. Someone, let’s …

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Keeping Stress at Bay with Simple Steps

by Barbara Stevens Stress comes in many forms—anger, worry, mental or emotional strain, anxiety, pressure, tension, fearful, uncertain, upset, troubled, hassled, incensed, dejected, frazzled and agitated—and has myriad effects on our body, mind, and emotions. If stress is left unmanaged, it can lead to illness and take away the ability …

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