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An MD Explains The Myriad Symptoms Of A Tick-Borne Illness

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Here’s the thing about tick-borne illnesses: According to functional medicine doctor Kenneth Bock, M.D., they can cover different organ systems, and so patients often present myriad symptoms. “It can look like anything,” he shares on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, which poses...

To Mind Brain Health As You Age, Study Suggests Aerobic Exercise

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The bottom line is, after just six months of working out three times per week, the participants doing aerobic exercise achieved noticeable improvements in their brain health and memory. It's never too late to improve your brain health, which is certainly good news...

Research Finds Too Much Coffee Can Negatively Affect The Brain

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Researchers from the University of South Australia wanted to know how coffee affects the brain (specifically, brain volume, and the risk of dementia and stroke). They studied the effects of coffee on nearly 18,000 people between the ages of 37 and 73, making...

When To Get Different Health Exams Throughout Your Lifetime

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This health testing timeline, based on national recommendations and my experience as a naturopathic doctor focused on health risk prevention, covers the basic tests advised at every stage of life for the average low-risk healthy person. You can use it to manage your own health...

How Long Before Bed Should You Actually Stop Drinking Caffeine?

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As sleep expert and holistic psychiatrist Ellen Vora, M.D., previously explained to mbg, caffeine has a half-life of five to seven hours for most people, meaning it takes roughly six hours for your body to metabolize half of that cortisol-inducing caffeine—and another six hours...

7 Surprising Foods That Might Contain Hidden Mold + What To Do

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Let's back up for a second. Mold is a fungus that exists anywhere there is moisture; so basically, it’s everywhere — in the air and vents, under the floor, and in your walls and carpet. Some mold is OK, but when you’re exposed...

Eating Almonds May Lower The Risk Of Prediabetes, Study Finds

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The study looked at the effects of almond consumption in 275 young adults between 16 and 25 years old living in Mumbai, India. Each of the participants had metabolic markers which indicate they have prediabetes. The researchers set out to determine how nutritional...

Supporting Stress In The Modern World: The Power Of Ashwagandha*

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Stress is kind of like our emotional kitchen sink. We'll throw anything and everything into it, from pesky weeds sprouting in the garden to getting laid off. But stress actually comes in different forms or "styles" and can affect our mood in distinct,...

Why People On The Keto Diet May Lack Carnitine & What To Do

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Before you go keto, there’s a lot of information to unpack (trust us: We have a whole beginner’s guide for you to sift through before embarking). While you can customize the eating plan to fit your lifestyle and personal needs, it’s important to...

How Forgetting Can Benefit Creativity, From A Neurologist

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And this is exactly the point. Creativity requires pre-existing associations—requires memory—but they must remain loose and playful. The artists’ testimonials teach us that creative abilities are forged by immersion in various elements and the establishment of associations between them, but only when the...