Is Sugar a Drug?

Article by: Allyson Meyler

Although there are varying perspectives on a “healthy” lifestyle as being, I’d say that most everyone can agree that drug use does not fall into this category. Drugs, and the addictions that often accompany them, can blow in like an unexpected storm, wreaking havoc on the bodies of those who abuse them and the lives of anyone in the destruction’s path. While the initial participation in these substances is often a choice, we’ve come to understand that the mechanism keeping a user coming back for more is based on biology.

The chemicals in drugs activate the reward center of our brains, releasing a powerful surge of dopamine and producing a euphoric “high” that drug users will repeatedly seek out...

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When a Loved One Needs Cancer Services: Preparing to Be a Caregiver

Article by: Tyler Lecompte
A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering thing, and not just for the patient seeking cancer services. Family and friends often find themselves suddenly playing the role of caregiver, not an easy one to perform.

Patients getting cancer services are likely to need help with the following things:
- Shopping and preparing food
- Taking medication
- Personal care and hygiene (bathing, grooming, dressing, using the bathroom)
- Housecleaning and laundry
- Bill paying
- Finding the right doctors and treatment facilities
- Coordinating scheduling for treatments with multiple providers
- Finding a support group
- Managing symptoms and treatment side effects at home
- Advocating for the patient with cancer services providers

The tendency is for caregivers to suffer in silence...

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Getting To Know Hatha Yoga

Article by: Paul Wells
Yoga has it beginnings in ancient India but this discipline has invaded the whole world due to the benefits it offers to people who take up yoga. A survey shows that there are more than sixteen million people who practice yoga in the United States alone.

There are various types of yoga and each type has its own methods and purposes. One type of yoga is the Hatha Yoga which literally means sun and moon, coming from two Sanskrit words Ha which means sun and Tha which means moon.

Hatha Yoga, which was first introduced in the 15th century by Yogi Swatmarama, was meant to help yoga practitioners start off with purifying their bodies before proceeding to a higher level of meditation...

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Foods for Losing Weight

Article by: Sanjeev Sagar

Having a lot of body fat is very disgusting and sometimes we don’t know the culprit. It may be spicy foods, oily fast foods, insufficient vitamins and minerals or it can be lack of nutrition in our body.

These may be the culprits of weight gain and we always think how to lose weight so that you can look younger and attractive in your surroundings. It’s always easy to gain weight but it takes efforts to lose weight.

I can understand how it feels when someone avoids you just because of your weight.

After researching online I come up with some of the best ways to lose weight with tasty nutritious foods. If you follow three or four things from below, you may be shocked by the results.

Here are some nutritious foods to consider:

Avocados: Avocados are in the top of nu...

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Women and Epilepsy

Article by: James Pendergraft

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that is characterized by recurrent and unprovoked seizures. The seizures are transient signs or symptoms of abnormal and excessive neuronal activity in the brain. A large percentage of people all over the world have epilepsy, and it usually occurs in young children or the elderly. This disease is usually controlled, but it is not fully cured with medication. Surgery can be an option but not for all cases. The syndrome of epilepsy will not occur lifelong; some forms are just confined in the early childhood of the affected person. This disease should not be understood as a single disorder but rather as a group of syndromes that has divergent symptoms but all of them involve electrical activity in the brain.

Epilepsy an...

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Get the Perfect Beach Body: The Benefits of Kegels

Article by: S.E.

Kegels! I said it.. the hush hush exercise us women don’t want men to know about. But why not? We are so keen on strengthening our core and rear end for bikini season but no one talks about strengthening our lady parts too. I know what you’re thinking, Kegels are done/thought of with a sexual undertone so to publicly expose yourself would be un-lady like, WRONG!

Yes, it goes without saying your vagina will be stronger and essentially a bit tighter which we all know will increase sexual pleasure but Kegels are beneficial in so many other ways. Kegels are meant to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles that can weaken due to pregnancy, childbirth, aging, being overweight and certain abdominal surgeries (obviously nothing to be embarrassed about)...

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The Three Main Barriers to Personal Growth and Development

Article by: Tracey Walker

We are all positive in nature. We all tend to lean on positivity rather than to negativity. But what makes us lean more on to the negative side sometimes? Is it automatic or is it even really a part of us? What are the barriers that keep us from growing? There are many factors that hinder our growth and personal development and unfortunately, we just don’t notice most of them.

1. Being closed-minded. We are sometimes so narrow-headed that our minds are shut down to opinions and fresh ideas. We are so enclosed in our comfort zones and as a result makes us short in understanding.

2. Poor time management. It is obvious that if we don’t use our time properly, everything will just go to waste. Imagine the buildup of a plan...

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Herpes Outbreak

Article by: Bill Hamptom

There are two types of Herpes viruses. These are the Herpes simplex virus 1(HSV-1) and Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2).The Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is the main cause of herpes infections. It usually occurs on the mouth as well as in the lips. This virus includes cold sores and fever blisters. It can also cause getting genital herpes. The second one is the Herpes simplex virus (HSV- 2) that mainly causes the genital herpes. One of its alternative names is the genital herpes.

What is Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes is a kind of sexually transmitted infection or STI. The symptoms of genital herpes are usually appearing as one or more blisters that are found around the genitals or the rectum area...

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For Many, Yoga And Nutrition Are Inseparable

Article by: Linda Adams

For a lot of people, it’s difficult to separate the practice of yoga from other portions of their lives, including a good diet. For these people, getting the full benefits not only involves the exercises and stress-relieving meditations of yoga, but also developing a nutrition plan that follows some of the same principles.

Combining yoga and nutrition is not a new development. Yoga instructors have been touting the benefits of proper nutrition for years. But it has become part of a new awareness recently thank to scientific studies that back up the claims regarding diet that yogis have been espousing for centuries, namely that nutrition is a big part of the quest for balance between the mind, body and spirit.

As stated, yoga and its focus on nutrition is nothing ne...

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Simple Ways To Help Ease The Stresses Of Cancer

Article by: Analisa Wigginton

Cancer can be one of the scariest experiences in someone’s life. Educating yourself about cancer can help you if you’re looking for ways to prevent cancer, dealing with it yourself, or have a loved one who is suffering from it. This article is filled with advice and insights that may help you to come to terms with cancer.

There isn’t a healthy alcohol consumption when you have or are trying to prevent cancer. Drinking a lot of alcohol can put you at risk for certain types cancers. These types include cancer of the esophagus, throat and mouth. Monitor your drinking habits to prevent these cancers.

Be ready to have “friends” when you’ve got cancer, for instance, all of those you have allowed into your life...

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