Chronic Stress: Admit It Exists & Disarm It With Consistency

April is Stress Awareness Month. According to Healthline and other health experts, “stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences” that “can be beneficial to your health” for immediate, short-term situations. The issue, Healthline points out, is “if your stress response doesn’t stop firing, and these stress levels stay elevated far longer than is necessary for survival.”

Symptoms & Consequences of Chronic Stress

What are the symptoms and consequences of chronic stress, you ask? The answer is the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Body aches
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Social withdrawal
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Vomiting
  • Stomachache
  • Back and shoulder pain
  • Erectile dysfunction or Impotence
  • Overeating or not eating enough
  • Irregular, heavier, or more painful periods
  • Weakened immune system
  • Constipation
  • Increased recovery time for an illness or injury

Believe it or not, there are more symptoms and consequences of chronic stress than those listed above.

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Olive Oil vs. Olive Leaf Extract: Only One Reigns Supreme

Your vocabulary and your diet need to include the F-word: Fat.

Rethink what you thought you knew. Your body will not perform at its highest level without monosaturated fats, also called healthy fats, so do your body a favor and take a crash course in one of the most revered healthy fats, olive oil, now.

Why are monosaturated fats healthy?

Consider these facts about monosaturated fat:

  • “It helps your body absorb certain nutrients and is itself a source of the antioxidant vitamin E.”
  • “Monosaturated fat also supports many bodily functions.”

Given that olive oil is a healthy fat because it is a monosaturated fat and monosaturated fats help your body absorb nutrients,

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What’s So Great About Olive Leaf Extract?

Three words continue to hold the spotlight in the health arena: Olive Leaf Extract. But why? What is it about olive leaf extract that causes Prevention and others to refer to it as “liquid gold?” The following are what the experts say:

  • “Olive leaf extract is a natural source of wellness with therapeutic properties that are:
    • Gastroprotective (protects digestive system)
    • Neuroprotective (protects central nervous system)
    • Antimicrobial (inhibits microorganism growth)
    • Anticancer (reduces risk of cancer)
    • Anti-inflammatory (reduces risk of inflammation)
    • Antinociceptive (reduces pain stimuli)
    • Antioxidant (prevents oxidation or cell damage).”

~ HealthLine.com

  • “Research shows oleuropein,

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Osteoporosis: “Childhood Disease with Old-Age Consequences”

Osteoporosis is “a childhood disease with old-age consequences.” 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases adds that “the health habits your kids are forming now can make, or literally break, their bones as they age.” How is this possible, you ask? Mayo Clinic reminds you that “your bones are in a constant state of renewal– new bone is made, and old bone is broken down. When you’re young, your body makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone,

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Osteoporosis: ‘The Silent Killer’ Creeps

Low bone density or osteoporosis victimizes 54 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says, “one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.” 

Bones Create, Breakdown, & Replace But Not At the Same Rate

Mayo Clinic sums up osteoporosis succinctly, stating that “bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone.” Referring to bones as ‘living’ is both a truth and a call for a mind shift.

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Food. It’s What’s for Life.

Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.” is arguably one of the most successful food-specific advertising slogans and campaigns to launch in the 1990s and, perhaps, ever. Odds are, this slogan still pops up in your mind from time-to-time. 

The existence of one of beef’s most famous slogans in your brain almost 30 years after its launch is powerful, and it’s what the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hopes happens with their decision to designate March as National Nutrition Month.

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BMD Advanced: Osteoporosis’ Archnemesis

BMD Advanced is a bone mineral developer dominating headlines and making a massive impact in an extremely positive way. One look at the following BMD Advanced reviews, and it’s difficult to stop your curiosity from wanting to learn more about it:

  • “I was taking the product for a number of years, and then about 5 years ago, I wanted to see the actual results. I had a bone density test performed, and the results came back superior. I was in my late 50’s at that time and postmenopausal,

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When Antibiotics Upset the Gut, Prebiotics Report for Duty

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define antibiotics as “medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria in humans and animals by either killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply.”

The Rarely Discussed Side Effects of Antibiotics

You may be well aware of the wonders of antibiotics and likely have experienced their ability to deliver sickness a knockout, but do you know the less than glamorous side of antibiotics?

  • Fact: “Your gut houses about 80% of the body’s immune cells,” which is a monstrous issue when “antibiotics damage your child’s gut bacteria [and] causes an imbalance called dysbiosis.”
  • Fact: Common side effects of antibiotics include rash,

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Start Treating Your Heart Like You Can’t Live Without It

February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.”
  • “One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.”
  • “About 18.2 million adults age 20 and older have CAD [Coronary Artery Disease].”
  • “In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds.”
  • “About 1 in 5 heart attacks are silent–

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Spoiler Alert: Breakfast Isn’t What You Think

For many, breakfast implies an early morning meal. If you don’t eat your first meal until closer to noon, you’ll likely call it lunch. But in actuality, breakfast means “to break the fasting period of the prior night.” By definition, breakfast is the first meal you eat after your longest rest and whether that meal is at 6 am or 2 pm doesn’t matter.

Reprogram Your Breakfast Mindset 

You’ve likely heard loved ones, teachers, commercials, and countless other sources preach the importance of starting each day with a healthy breakfast.

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