The Heart Healthy Diet: Tips on Getting Started
PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry
by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
1M ago
Your diet, as most people know, is a big component of healthy living. There’s even much truth to the idiom, “You are what you eat!” However, when it comes to living with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, having the right diet becomes even more important, as the foods you eat can make a huge difference not only in the symptoms you experience day to day, but also in the way your chronic conditions progress over time. What this means is that with the right diet—aka the heart healthy diet— you can take control of your health by helping to slow or even ..read more
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Pressure Points for Headaches: Instant Headache Relief
PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry
by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
2M ago
Do you ever get headaches? Do you sometimes hesitate to pop a pill or find yourself without pain medications? I do. Therefore, I would like to share with you a technique that I find personally helpful for head and neck discomfort that you too can easily do anytime, anywhere. This techniques uses the activation of pressure points to relieve your headache symptoms and can provide instant relief. Headache Pressure Points: How they Work Many headaches–especially those brought on by stress, fatigue, or anxiety–are caused by tightness in the neck and facial muscles that in turn diminish local blood ..read more
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How To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally
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by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
2M ago
Perhaps you’ve been told you have “high blood pressure.” Or maybe you checked it yourself one day and noticed that it was 146/90. What now? Today I will discuss some ways in which you can improve your own blood pressure without taking medications. But before I do, let’s first answer an important question: What is hypertension and what’s the big deal? Blood Pressure: Understanding the Basics Systolic pressure (top number) = Pressure in your arteries when your heart squeezes to push blood through your body. Diastolic pressure (bottom number) = Pressure in the arteries when your heart relaxes and ..read more
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How To Manage Daily Stress: 5 Practical Tips
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by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
2M ago
In a previous article, I presented the four fundamental aspects of stress management. This article will discuss several practical things that you can do to combat and manage the daily stresses you encounter.   Need immediate de-stressing? This article on instant relaxation techniques will help you relax fast.  How to Manage Daily Stress: 5 Tips #1 Make Time For Fun and Relaxation As daily stress builds up and you get busier with life obligations, it’s often easy to forget about your own needs. Therefore, one critical component of managing the stresses of daily life is the priori ..read more
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Food Guide
PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry
by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
2M ago
Omega-3 fatty acids and omega-3 foods. The benefits of fish oil.  No doubt you’ve heard these mentioned before. But is it all true?  While this article will present the fundamentals of omega-3 fatty acids—what they are, how much you need, and how you can get them naturally—be sure to check out the article focused on fish oil supplements and their benefits, with a discussion on what is known about them, what has changed, and what you need to be aware of. In this way, you will be empowered to make the best decisions for your personal health.  A Guide to Omega-3 Fatty Acids What ar ..read more
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How To Exercise Safely After a Heart Attack
PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry
by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
2M ago
Have you ever had a heart attack or have been told you have heart disease? Does your doctor still recommend getting regular physical activity, but you are worried about exercising with a heart condition? Getting enough physical activity is important for your overall health and is particularly important for heart health. However, many people who have had a heart attack or live with chronic pain are often hesitant or apprehensive when it comes to exercising. If this sounds like you, read on, as this article will give you essential tips on how to exercise safely after a heart attack or a diagnosi ..read more
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6 Health Benefits of Chocolate, Backed by Science
PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry
by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
1y ago
Chocolate is one of the world’s most beloved treats, enjoyed by millions of people across the globe. For many, the sweet and indulgent flavor of chocolate is enough to make it a favorite dessert, snack, or comfort food. However, beyond its delicious taste, chocolate has been found to offer a wide range of health benefits. In this article, I will discuss the health benefits of chocolate, including the compounds and mechanisms that make it beneficial. I will also discuss how to select the most beneficial chocolate and how to consume it in moderation to maximize its benefits while maintaining a h ..read more
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How To Be Happier: 7 Scientifically Proven Ways
PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry
by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
1y ago
In a world that often feels stressful and overwhelming, finding ways to increase our happiness and well-being can be a valuable pursuit. Fortunately, there are many ways to boost your mood and improve your overall sense of contentment. In this article, I’ll explore seven proven strategies to help you be happier and healthier, the scientific evidence behind them, and how to easily incorporate these tools into your life. 1. Practice gratitude One of the most effective ways to be happier is to simply practice gratitude. Cultivating a sense of gratitude is a simple yet powerful way to increase ha ..read more
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7 Important Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know
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by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
1y ago
As a physician, there are a few things the I wish everyone knew for the simple reason that it would help empower them to take control of their health and well-being. So here is a list of seven of them. From how to make the most out of your health visits to antibiotics for the common cold, here are seven important things that your doctor wants you to know that will help you live a healthier and happier life. 1. Empower yourself by making a list of your questions and concerns ahead of your visits During a doctor’s appointment, it can be easy to forget important questions you wanted to ask. Ther ..read more
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4-7-8 Breathing Technique: What It Is & Why You Should Use It
PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry
by HEALTH + INSPIRATION
1y ago
Breathing is something that we do automatically, without even thinking about it. However, taking control of our breath can be an incredibly powerful tool in reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, and promoting overall well-being. One popular deep breathing method that has gained popularity in recent years is the 4-7-8 breathing technique. In this article, I will explore the benefits of this breathing technique, how to do it, and tips for incorporating it into your daily routine. What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique? The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing exercise that is designed ..read more
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