Did you know that sugar is highly addictive? Consider this:   White sugar’s chemical formula is C12H22O11. Pure cocaine’s chemical formula is C17H21NO4.   The resemblance is quite striking, isn’t it?   Scientists are still disputing the effect sugar has on our brain and body. Nonetheless, its addictive component has been recognized, helping us understand…

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When you turn on the TV or check your newsfeed, chances are you’ll be hit with some sort of a negative story. Although statistically, violent crimes in American are falling, we’ve probably never felt so much tension and anxiety about our safety. According to the Pew Research Center, less than half of all violent crimes…

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Sometimes life is not what it seems Sometimes our senses deceive us. What we think and perceive is gathered through our senses then sorted within our brain to create a useful interpretation of our world. But our senses are not perfect. Clarifying information is beneficial and allows us to determine what is the essential data…

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We, as human beings, remember and learn specific behaviors in response to our life experiences. Every time a similar experience occurs, our physical and emotional responses connected to that memory are repeated. In many situations, the reactions are unhealthy. In some instances, the hypnosis practitioner can assist a person to remember an event that led…

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We know that obesity and smoking are major burdens on the US healthcare system. Despite public health efforts, over two-thirds of US adults are considered overweight or obese.[1] This increases their risk of a number of medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and some types of cancer.[2] High BMI (Body Mass Index) also reduces…

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Do you remember The Biggest Loser, a reality show that featured overweight contestants trying to lose weight? Bombarded with different activities and interventions, a lot of the participants lost a considerable amount of weight. Have you ever wondered if they kept it off? Six years after the original show, a research team from the National…

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Are you struggling to shed some extra pounds, lose a little weight? Do you find it difficult to muster enough energy to hit the gym? Do you use food for comfort? Have you tried every diet possible and failed? You’re not alone. Obesity is one of the most significant health challenges of the 21st century.…

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