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Coffee & Your Health: Friends or Foes?

We can all admit it: we just want some good justification for that second  third cup of coffee of the day.

I come to you with (mostly) good news.

Coffee is a stimulant, meaning it speeds up our nervous system. This contributes to the invigorating energy boost it gives us- it get things going.  Continue reading Coffee & Your Health: Friends or Foes?

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How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Health: A Scientific Explanation

The word mindfulness might conjure images of meditation, yoga, and other mainstream new age trends. At a first glance, that wasn’t for me or my lifestyle. But the more I learned about mindfulness and how simple it was, my health improved dramatically!

So what is mindfulness, anyway?

Mindfulness is defined as: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.  Continue reading How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Health: A Scientific Explanation

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