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Oprah Welcomes Dr. Christiane Northrup on Super Soul Sunday

imageresizerOprah talks to Dr. Christiane Northrup, New York Times best-selling author and pioneer in the field of women’s health and wellness, for a conversation about empowering everyone to trust their inner wisdom, following your heart’s desire and flourishing in life at every age.

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Goddesses Never Age — by Dr. Christiane Northrup

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“Agelessness is all about vitality, the creative force that gives birth to new life. Vitality is our natural state. Taking all the right supplements and pills, or getting the right procedure done, isn’t the prescription for anti-aging. It’s ageless living that brings back a sense of vibrancy and youthfulness.”

Though we talk about wanting to “age gracefully,” the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we’re programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. Continue reading

 

How Obesity Adds Risk of Hypertension

forksThe link between obesity and cardiovascular diseases is well acknowledged. Being obese or overweight is a major risk factor for the development of elevated blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases.

But it has net been known how obesity increases the risk of high blood pressure, making it difficult to develop evidence based therapies for obesity, hypertension and heart disease. Continue reading

 

Antibiotics Trigger New Communities of Harmful Bacteria

stomachMost people have taken an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection.

Now researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of San Diego, La Jolla, reveal that the way we often think about antibiotics – as straightforward killing machines – needs to be revised.

The research not only adds a new dimension to how we treat infections, but also might change our understanding of why bacteria produce antibiotics in the first place.
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Weight Loss: A Little Goes A Long Way

saladLosing weight is not easy, nor is keeping off the weight lost.

New studies by McMaster University researchers have confirmed that people of all ages find it difficult to prevent weight gain; that it is terrifically difficult to get rid of it later and to keep it off once lost.
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Longer Sleep Improves Brain Function in Obese People

drperlmutterBy Dr. David Perlmutter

Many recent studies have confirmed how adequate sleep plays a pivotal role in fostering cognitive function. This is particularly evident in those individuals who do not sleep adequately, and may as well be obese.

In a recent study, entitled “Sleep Extension Improves Neurocognitive Functions in Continue reading