Soothe Your Senses With Spearmint Tea

Soothe Your Senses With Spearmint Tea

Mint (genus Mentha) plants are perennials known for their fragrant, toothed leaves with purple, pink or white flowers (depending on the species). Furthermore, they are regarded for their fruity, aromatic taste.1 According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, there are 25 species belonging to the mint family (Lamiaceae). They are native to Eurasia, North America, South African and Australia, but they have become ...

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Why It’s Good That You’re Not Perfect

Why It’s Good That You’re Not Perfect

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” – Brené Brown It’s practically a universal fact that almost everyone wants to get ahead. If I’m being honest, I must confess ...

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Out of Our Heads and into Our Lives

Out of Our Heads and into Our Lives

You know those thoughts that run in continuous loops through your head? The ones where you’re replaying something that’s happened or imagining something that might? You know, the ones you’re having all the time? Well, guess what? Contrary to what most of us believe, those thoughts are not the same thing as reality. They’re just thoughts. They’re stories we tell ...

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Digestive enzyme supplements for heartburn?

Digestive enzyme supplements for heartburn?

My love affair with spicy food came to a sad end a few years ago. Age — and I’m guessing too many jalapenos — have left me prone to heartburn if I eat meals with a fiery flare. My doctor says there’s no underlying condition causing the problem, and advises me to avoid the foods that seem to trigger symptoms. ...

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Here's How to Grow Rhubarb

Here's How to Grow Rhubarb

By Dr. Mercola If you’re looking for a hardy, problem-free perennial to add to your garden, consider rhubarb. While you may think of it as a fruit, given the tart-yet-sweet punch it gives to pies and other desserts, rhubarb is actually a vegetable. Given the right soil and sun conditions, you can easily grow rhubarb from crowns or seeds. For ...

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Everything You Need to Know to Grow Snow Peas

Everything You Need to Know to Grow Snow Peas

By Dr. Mercola Snow peas aren’t just for Asian dishes. They’re delicious in all kinds of stir-fries with other vegetables, a tasty addition to salads and a crunchy snack all on their own. You can buy snow peas in the refrigerated case of many grocery stores or at farmers markets, but imagine heading out onto your own patio garden or ...

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What Role Does a Difficult Past Play in Your Life Now?

5 Ways to Show Your Partner You Care — Just by Being Mindful

For many individuals, the past is not past but remains an ever-present influence in their present life. Even though the physical effects of past events often demand more attention, the psychological legacy may be much more difficult to move on from. If past events are processed as experiences to learn from and grow as a person, pain and upset can ...

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14 Ways to Make Coffee Healthier

14 Ways to Make Coffee Healthier

According to the stats, more than 80% of American adults use coffee to get going in the morning. Increasingly, we’re getting collectively pickier about what we drink, too. A report released this year by the National Coffee Association found that, for the first time in 67 years, more than half of all coffee consumed daily was classified as “gourmet.”  But let’s be ...

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The Psychological Effects of Spring and the Reminder of Change

The Psychological Effects of Spring and the Reminder of Change

As Spring unfolds around us we start to see, hear, feel, taste, and smell the incredible changes of the season. Not only are our senses immersed in these alternately subtle and intense transformations, our internal processes respond as well. Our sleep cycles may be altered, our moods may change, and our perspectives may be renewed. Along with these sublime shifts, ...

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