What Are You Thankful For This Holiday Season?

The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. For many people, it is also a time for reflection and introspection. This year, why not make it a goal to be more thankful for the good things in your life?

Studies have shown that being thankful has many benefits for both your physical and mental health. Gratitude can help you feel happier and more positive, reduce stress and anxiety, improve your sleep quality, boost your immune system, and even increase your lifespan!

Physical Health Benefits of Gratitude

Many people are familiar with the health benefits of exercise and eating right, but did you know that being thankful has many overall health benefits as well? First, let’s discuss the physical health benefits.

One of the primary benefits of gratitude is that it can help you to maintain a healthy weight. In one study, participants who kept a gratitude journal lost more weight and had lower blood pressure than those who did not keep a journal.

Gratitude can also help to boost your immune system. A study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people who expressed gratitude regularly had higher levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA),

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Your Dental Health Matters For Your Mental Health

Did you know that there is a strong connection between dental health and mental health?

According to recent studies, people with poor dental health are more likely to suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Additionally, people that struggle with their mental health are nearly three times more likely to lose their teeth.

There are many reasons for this link. Poor dental health can lead to pain and infection, which can in turn cause stress and tension.

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Let’s Discuss The Health Benefits of Random Acts of Kindness

Did you know that performing random acts of kindness can actually improve your mental and physical health?

It’s true!

Researchers have found that when people perform kind acts for others, it not only makes them feel good, but it also has a positive effect on their overall health.

But why is this the case?

What Performing Random Acts of Kindness Does For Your Health

According to experts, there are several reasons why being kind can be good for your overall health.

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Probiotics Are Good For Your Mental Health

Probiotics are something that most people are aware of, yet not many people take them on a regular basis. A recent study found that two in three people know what probiotics are, but only one in three actively try to consume them.

This is likely due to a variety of factors, with the most prominent reason being many people don’t really think they need probiotics unless they’re taking antibiotics, as the antibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria in the gut,

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Give Your Immune System A Much Needed Boost This Fall

Fall is officially here, bringing along with it the changing of the leaves on the trees along with some extreme temperature shifts from time to time. And although a mid-60s afternoon cooling off into the 30s at night might be pleasant for some people, it can also have some negative effects on our body and overall health.

Additionally, as winter gets closer and closer, the cooler temperatures and shorter days cause an increase in the time that many people spend indoors.

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Here’s Why We Should All Be Worried About Bone Health

Remember the Got Milk? advertising campaign that seemed to be everywhere in the mid- and late-90s? The iconic milk mustaches on famous athletes and celebrities will forever be remembered as one of the most effective ad spots for many people throughout the world.

The goal of Got Milk? was simple: to sell more milk. But in addition to being wildly effective, this advertising campaign also helped bring to light a very important topic: bone health.

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Are Olives A Superfood? The Data Says Yes!

The other day, I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post that simply said, “Does anyone actually LIKE olives? Be honest.”

At first I thought to myself, “Yes, I do actually really like olives,” and then as I pondered this more I realized that olives are one of those food items that most people either love or hate, and it’s usually as cut and dry as that.

Here’s the thing about olives, though: they’re actually really good for you,

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9 in 10 Don’t Get Enough Iodine And It Causes Health Issues

When you hear iodine, many people might automatically think about the reddish-orange liquid used in medical offices as a disinfectant. But iodine is also an essential element for your body.

Unfortunately, iodine deficiency is something that affects billions of people worldwide. In fact, it is estimated that around 90% of North Americans are deficient in iodine, and it has been linked to many major health and wellness problems.

The body requires iodine to produce thyroid hormones,

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The World Is Unhappy. Here’s How We Start Getting Better

Each year, Gallup conducts a global poll on the positive and negative experiences that people around the world have experienced each year. The results for 2021 have just been released and the findings are quite somber: “the world became a slightly sadder, more worried and more stressed-out place,” with negative reactions reaching a record high in Gallup’s Negative Experience Index.

The poll found that over 40% of adults worldwide experienced a lot of worry and/or stress last year, and nearly 30% of adults experienced sadness.

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Have Fun In The Sun This Summer But Make Sure You’re Hydrated

As we talked about on this blog a little over a month ago, summer is the time of year full of sunshine, fun, and memories being made. It’s also the time of year when it is very important to take care of your skin.

Equally important during the hottest time of the year is to make sure you are being adequately hydrated, as water is vital for us as human beings. Nearly 60% of our bodies are made up of water,

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