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The Power of Music To Reduce Stress

By Jane Collingwood

The soothing power of music is well-established. It has a unique link to our emotions, so can be an extremely effective stress management tool.

Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music. This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our Read more

10 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

By Shereen Lehman, MS

It’s late at night and you’re hungry. Maybe you’ve had a busy evening and just got home or perhaps you just can’t sleep and your stomach is letting you know it’s empty. So, what are some quick and healthy snack ideas that are good for a late-night snack? Here are some of Read more

10 Ways to Celebrate National Stress Awareness Month

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. If left unchecked, it tends to be a real joy-killer. This, of course, makes it harder for us to live Complaint-Free, happy lives. Stress can also lead to a number of major health problems, ranging anywhere from anxiety to severe depression and from mild acne to life-threatening heart Read more

What Are Common Headache Triggers?

By Colleen Doherty, MD

There are lots of headache triggers — some easier to avoid than others. If you cannot avoid or minimize them, coping is your next best option. Here is a look at 10 common headache triggers in no particular order.
Holiday Headaches
Certainly the stress of seeing family, hosting, and all the delicious foods and Read more

The Surprising Psychological Benefits of Music

By Kendra Cherry

Listening to music can be entertaining, but is it possible that it might make you healthier? Music can be a source of pleasure and contentment, but research has also shown that there are many different psychological benefits as well.

The notion that music can influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors probably doesn’t come Read more

Stress and Heart Disease: A Clear Relationship

By Richard N. Fogoros, MD

Most physicians now believe that emotional stress can contribute to the development of heart disease.

Stress appears to lead to heart disease in at least two ways. First, if you experience chronic emotional stress, you may be more likely to develop atherosclerosis, the disease process that produces coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke Read more

Eat These Foods for a Healthy Immune System

By Shereen Lehman, MS

                  
Nutrients for Your Immune System  
Your immune system helps protect you from various infections, such as colds and influenza, as well as allergies and cancers. To function properly, your immune system requires several nutrients, including protein, vitamins A, C, and E, plus the minerals zinc and iron. Probiotics, which are friendly bacteria found Read more

5 Meditation Techniques to Get You Started

Benefits extend beyond a calmer state of mind
By Elizabeth Scott, MS

Meditation is widely recommended as a healthy way to manage stress, and for good reason. It provides many health-enhancing benefits, like reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety, relieving physical complaints like headaches, and even enhancing immunity to illness. If you read more on the health benefits of meditation, Read more

Happy New Year!

10 World Renowned Meditation Tech Experts Share What’s Next In 2017

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