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Looking To Heal Your Gut & Avoid Inflammation? Avoid These 11 Foods

<i>Dr. Steven Gundry made waves in 2017 when he released</i> The Plant Paradox<i>, a book that made the assertion that some of the health world’s favorite</i> …

Nutrition

How To Tame Your Anxious Mind

Our humanness dictates our varied perceptions, evaluations, judgments, and expectations. These develop over time based on our physiology, history, …

Mindfulness

7 ways to transform your Netflix account into a movie lover’s dream

Think you've perfected art of watching Netflix? Not so fast...<p>Sure, you may have found the coziest blanket to cuddle with on the couch <i>and</i> finally …

Televisions

A Healthy Gut Is the Secret to Better Sleep, Clear Skin, and Less Stress

They don’t call it the “second brain” for nothing. The gut microbiome, which consists of no less than 100 trillion bacteria, affects everything from skin health and sex drive to energy levels and hormone balance. How, exactly? The gut has its own nervous system called the enteric nervous system …

Wellness

Demi Lovato Promoted Self-Love By Showing Off Her Stretch Marks

Now <i>this</i> is how you kick off the weekend right.<p>Demi Lovato, who has been candid about her past struggles with body image and eating disorders, posted …

Mental Health

I tried 6 natural sleep supplements for my insomnia—here’s what worked for me

We’ve been told over and over again that a healthy night’s sleep is the key to being your best self. (That’s to say clear-headed, anxiety-free, and …

Sleep

Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

Medical marijuana appears to have put a dent in the opioid abuse epidemic, according to two studies published Monday.<p>The research suggests that some people turn to marijuana as a way to treat their pain, and by so doing, avoid more dangerous addictive drugs. The findings are the latest to lend …

Cannabis

Why some yoga classes are using pot in their practice

Class was supposed to start almost 20 minutes ago. Most of the yoga students are still socializing, sipping tea and taking a few last tokes of …

Yoga

Marijuana Really Could Help People Recovering from Alcohol or Drug Addiction

Scientists found CBD helped cure rats of alcohol and drug dependencies.<p>You've probably heard that marijuana is being used as a treatment for everything from concussions to epilepsy to really killer hangovers. Now, new research on CBD, the compound in cannabis that doesn't make you high, indicates …

Drug Addiction

The After-Effects of Awakening

As a psychologist, I have been studying what I call "awakening experiences" for a decade, and have recently published (with a co-author) a new study …

Spirituality

How Being Present In Your Grief Can Help You Move Beyond It

The fabric of humanity is made of many threads of emotional experience. One of those is grief. None of us are exempt from the grips of grief, and at …

Mindfulness

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

Mindfulness

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

Mindfulness

Here's Exactly How to Do a Push-up Correctly

Confession: I kind of hate push-ups. I could never do them in grade school during those physical fitness tests, and when I was a high school …

Workouts

It Will Take a Political Revolution to Cure the Epidemic of Depression

What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients …

Depression

This Mindfulness Trick Could Help You Keep Your Anxiety On Lock

By now we’ve likely all heard the term mindfulness thrown around a bajillion times (rough estimation). It’s been a buzzword in wellness circles for …

‘I’m a pot evangelist’: meet America's dope queens

As more US states legalise marijuana, more women are stepping up to meet the need for weed. Meet the entrepreneurs cutting through the stigma<p>Like most other American industries, marijuana has traditionally been dominated by men. Overwhelmingly they grew it, they dealt it and they smoked it. Hopes …

Cannabis

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

What's the Healthiest Type of Nut Butter?

From almonds to walnuts to cashews, the small-but-mighty nut packs a slew of impressive health benefits. Full of heart-healthy unsaturated fats, …

Meet The Woman Who’s Creating ‘Blockchain For Weed’

Jessica VerSteeg has lived herself a <i>life</i>. She’s an ex-beauty queen, a world-famous model, and a onetime contestant on <i>The Amazing Race</i>. She’s traveled the world, made great money, and grown famous in the process. But VerSteeg’s ambitions are far bigger than fame. Bigger even than cash.<p>She wants to …

Cannabis

10+ FOODS THAT YOU SHOULD EAT DAILY FOR CLEAN ARTERIES

SYMPTOMS OF CLOGGED ARTERIES<p>The symptoms of clogged arteries likely depend on the type of arteries being affected.<p>Carotid arteries: When you have …

I Proudly Smoke Weed as a Mom, and Guess What? I'm Still a Really Good Mom

When I was pregnant with my daughter almost three years ago, many people assumed I would stop living my cannabis lifestyle because I was about to become a mom. While I would confidently tell them that my love for weed wouldn't change after the baby was born, my reply was always met with looks of …

Cannabis

3 Reasons Why Governments Ignore Scientific Advice on Drug Use

The harms just don't match up to the punishment.

What is compassion fatigue?

It's only natural that those who help people and animals are affected by the suffering they see every day.<p>Imagine the life of someone who spends her …

Mental Health

Scientists Rank 9 Recreational Drugs From Safest to Most Dangerous

The results are in.<p>A 2017 Global Drug Survey (GDS) covering hundreds of thousands of people around the world has ranked recreational drugs from the …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Successful, sophisticated and stoned: changing perceptions of cannabis in the professional world

The US has always had a turbulent relationship with cannabis. The substance has often been portrayed as a villainous, addictive, mind-altering drug, …

Cannabis Industry

5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating

Veteran ABC news anchor and self-proclaimed meditation evangelist Dan Harris is back with a second book, <i>Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics</i>, which has …

Meditation
Cannabis

A Practical Guide to Traveling With Weed in 2018

Charting the murky green waters of semi-legalized potIt’s 2018, and holy shit, weed is legal and as easy as buying booze in Alaska, California, …

Cannabis