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Improving Your Mental and Emotional Health

True health means not only being physically healthy, but also regularly experiencing peace of mind, contentment, and cultivating positive beliefs and attitudes. These mental and emotional aspects of health are interrelated and have been shown to play significant roles in helping people to prevent and recover from a wide range of disease conditions, including cancer. While competent professional care may be required for people suffering from depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), or chronic, unresolved grief or anger, there are a variety of self-care measures you can use to create a more positive mental and emotional outlook. Among them are affirmations, breathing exercises, journaling, conscious laughter, and touch. Working with one or more of these methods will help you become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs in a way that will better enable you to meet your personal and professional goals, while also experiencing greater levels of energy and greater well-being.
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Health Tip of the Day

Want to decrease your risk of developing arthritis? Then avoid eating foods cooked at high temperatures. That's because high-temperature cooking produces high amounts of chemical compounds in foods known as advanced glycation end (AGE) products, which trigger inflammation in the body, a prime cause of both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Do you need to lower your LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels? If so, try eating more tomatoes. That's because recent research conducted by scientists in Finland shows that adding tomatoes or tomato products (including ketchup) to one's diet can reduce LDL cholesterol levels by more than 10 percent. Read more health tips...
Curing Gallstones Without Surgery?
This is a problem I deal with frequently. From an anatomical standpoint alone it is counterintuitive that someone might experience shoulder pain in the setting of gallbladder disease. However, based on a more thorough understanding of neuro-anatomy, that is a common presentation for a sick gallbladder. continued inside...

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