Genes That May Affect Your Health

Genes That May Affect Your Health

The human body is quite unique and interesting, so much that scientists still has a lot to learn about it.  And what some scientists have discovered is that certain physical characteristics may be able to help tell about the health conditions in certain people. Here are some of them. Length of FingersAccording to a study made in 2008, women with index fingers that are shorter than their ring fingers may be two times more at risk of developing osteoarthritis in the knees. This characteristic is k…

Aspirin Linked to Microbleeds in the Brain

Aspirin Linked to Microbleeds in the Brain

A recent study conducted in the Netherlands has found out that people who regularly take aspirin have more incidences of tiny bleeding episodes in the brain.  Physicians at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam have come into this conclusion after analysis over 1,000 magnetic resonance imaging examination results.Published in the online edition of Archives of Neurology, the study shows that people who are taking aspirin or carbasalate calcium, which is chemically related to aspirin, …

The Healing Power of Tea

The Healing Power of Tea

Tea is the most popular drink in the world. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in 2008, about 3.78m tonnes of tea were produced. In the US alone, people consume 646,575 kilograms or 1.42 million pounds of tea per day. This is because, 5 out of 6 North Americans drink tea, and the Average North American consumes one cup of tea per day. This makes the US, one of the biggest importers of, in 2002. Jacksonville Tea Company puts the figure at 646,575 kilograms or…

Letting Go and Moving Forward

Letting Go and Moving Forward

Some lexicons define forgiveness as-compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgivethe act of excusing a mistake or offenseThe Mayo Clinic defines forgiveness as-a decision to let go of resentments and thoughts of revengethe act of untying yourself from thoughts and feelings that bind you to the offense committed against youBasically, forgiveness means pardoning or excusing a wrong, a mistake or an offense that was done to you. Forgiveness relieves of the burden of carrying a grudge…

How to Make a Change in Your Life

How to Make a Change in Your Life

When we were little, our parents made almost all the decisions for us. We were told how to eat properly, how to act, what to do in school, and when to go to bed. But as we age and begin taking charge of our lives, many of us want to make some changes – things like living a healthy life, being more environmentally aware, or doing better in school.The easy part in changing your life is knowing the change that you want to make. However, the challenge is knowing how to make the change and sticking w…

Health Problems You Can Fix with Yoga

Health Problems You Can Fix with Yoga

Before it became a lifestyle staple in Hollywood, yoga for most people bring to mind images of people sitting cross-legged on the floor and groaning low ohmmm’s. But now, more and more people and celebrities are claiming that yoga transformed them. Bet you’re wondering how. Elements of YogaYoga has three elements, each one having its benefits.Asanas – refers to the physical poses and exercises which help align the spine, energize glands, improve blood flow, induce relaxation and enhance well-bei…

Coping with Death

Coping with Death

All of us go through all sorts of emotions when coping with a death. We may be scared or sad, shocked or confused, cheated or guilty. Some of us might feel angry, exhausted, or even relieved. Some feel emptiness. These are normal coping mechanisms to a death. It becomes unhealthy, however, if the stronger or deeper than usual emotions mix together and consume you.What is grief?Grief is the emotional, spiritual, and physical reactions to a loss or death. You might be grieving if you feel such str…

5 Resolutions to Improve your Life

5 Resolutions to Improve your Life

Making resolutions is the in thing every New Year. Many brainstorm ways to improve their careers, while others focus on how to lose weight and become that ultra sexy model on the billboard. People have different resolutions, but their common denominator is how to improve their lives. When making resolutions, you should commit to thinking beyond the body, and feed the soul and the mind, too. Here are some resolutions to improve your life:Watch less TV and read moreStart the year by reducing the c…

Can Anger Energize You?

Can Anger Energize You?

Most of us think that anger is an emotion that is the most destructive of all. Call it the geyser of all behavioral reactions, but anger in itself may be the just the same as other feelings out there. Actually, experts always say that bottling one’s anger is not at all healthy to an individual’s well-being. Check out this blog and find out how releasing one’s anger can energize oneself and even be favorable on your part: Helps you move away from denial This helps most especially if the individua…

Making the Most Out of Life

Making the Most Out of Life

Making life count can be easy for some and hard for others. Life becomes so much better when one tries to make the most out of life. Having a mindset that life is precious and valuable can be quite enriching. Realizing that there’s a lot of things to do in life but with a short time to do it can help people avoid getting deeper into negativity that can sometime affect one’s whole life. Here are some ways that you can try to make your life more enriching by making the most out of it. Have a Posit…