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A new study reported by scientists at Texas Agrilife Research Food Institute, found that mango  halted or prevented the growth in laboratory cell cultures of colon and breast cancer.   While mango is not currently perceived as a superfood, this study shows while it may lack the antioxidant potency of other fruit such as pomegranate, […]

We all experience varying degrees of stress in our daily life. It is also quite common to have been prescribed a tranquilizer, to help you cope with stress. Juggling between a load of tasks and things to worry about has become a daily routine in all our lives. But amidst this stressful life that you’re living, did you ever stop to think how you need to take better care of yourself? Did you ever stop to think about taking charge? Have you ever tried to destress?

Have you ever caught someone else’s boisterous laughter?  Surely you did! Stronger bonds are formed when laughter is shared, and nothing beats the feeling of happiness when you indeed share a great laugh with another. Did you know that laughter not only tickles your funny bone, and is also now confirmed as a powerful medicine? A continuously expanding body […]

Happy New Year! I have found changing habits can happen anytime, when I am passionate about making the improvement, regardless of the time of year, that’s when change the change not only occurs, but is maintained. Almost fifty percent of American adults (48% according to a December 2009 Marist poll) questioned are somewhat likely to […]

During challenging times, we often rely on our friends and family to help us through. The loving support of a friend, family member is one of life’s greatest gifts.  One of the benefits and joys of the holiday season  is spending more time with family and friends. Many years ago, the Beatles sang a song, “I get by with […]

Pediatrics journal published the findings of a study using guided imagery conducted at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Thirty four children ages 6 to 15 years, with a diagnosis of functional abdominal pain were assigned to receive two months of at home guided imagery treatment and standard medical care.  Children who received only standard medical […]

I believe in the healing power of doing good.  When we do good, we experience what is called, the “helper’s high,” which has a beneficial impact on our bodies.   If you have a minute, please watch the following video clip. It is a beautiful story of Johnny, the grocery store bagger.  It is very […]

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