The Possible Link Between Smartphones and Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

There is no denying it, technology is everywhere. More than ever before, our society has access to all forms of technology, to the internet and essentially, to the world. Like most things, this has it’s advantages and disadvantages for our society as a whole. In this information age, it’s imperative

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Spring Cleaning for Mind, Body and Spirit

“Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring.” Terri Guillemets Friday marks the first day of spring, and along with the official shift in the season we often feel a sense of energy and renewal as we anticipate blossoming flowers and trees, bountiful gardens and longer, warmer days. Just as the earth

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Smart Consumers Know Their Oils: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and More

It might surprise you to learn that everything you thought you knew about cooking and consuming fats and oils should be revisited. Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, fish oils and other fats and oils will ensure you’re reaping the most benefits for your health and

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10 Happiness Quotations to Change Your Outlook Today

There are days that we all need a little encouragement. It can be all too easy to lose our sense of perspective when life is hectic, when we feel stressed or bogged down in the details of our daily lives. If this sounds familiar, a gentle reminder to slow down,

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How Safe and Effective are Your Vitamins?

Earlier this month, the New York State attorney general’s office issued cease and desist letters to four major retailers after it was discovered they were selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements to unsuspecting customers. The retailers, which included GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, were ordered to remove the products from

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Why You Need Trace Minerals

Minerals play a role in almost every part your body’s functions. Minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium, potassium, sodium, phosphorous and manganese allow every system in your body to function properly and contribute to your well-being. Minerals are vital to maintaining a healthy digestive process, a stable mood, decreasing

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Is Depression More than a Chemical Imbalance?

For years, researchers have pointed to a chemical imbalance in the brain as the cause of chronic depression. This information led many people straight into their doctor’s offices for prescription medication that would mask chemical imbalances and provide a sense of relief from the symptoms of depression. Today, the research is

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Healthy Soups and Stews to Get You Through the Winter

There is nothing like coming home on a snowy, icy, cold winter day to a warm, homemade meal. Soups and stews are a warm bowl of comfort on a winter’s eve. They can be easy to prepare, healthy and if you like to use the crockpot, they may even be

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