Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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3 ways to fire up the vagus nerve and boost your immune system

While optimizing immunity is no easy feat, there is a scientifically-backed way to set the stage: firing up the vagus nerve. Because this nerve runs from the base of the brain through the neck and branches out in the chest all the way down to the abdomen, it touches almost all of our major Read More...

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7 simple and affordable ways you can practice self-care

Self-care doesn’t need to be elaborate - or expensive. In fact, some simple and affordable forms of self-care can go a long way when you’re looking for something to do that will make you feel better. Here are seven ways to take a calming moment for yourself, any time, any day: Start a Read More...

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How to keep skin supple with all that winter handwashing

Keeping our hands clean and germ-free has been even more essential for our health during the pandemic, but all that soap also strips our skin of necessary barrier lipids, which ultimately results in dry, cracked, and itchy skin. For those of us headed into the cold winter months, the issue of Read More...

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Why your gratitude journal should also include setbacks

As a growing body of research shows that the simple daily practice of keeping a gratitude journal can significantly improve your wellbeing. But while it’s tempting to only write down the good things you enjoy in life, it's important to remind yourself of the more challenging stuff, too, by Read More...

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This simple trick can significantly boost your brain health

We recently shared a few habits you can integrate within your day-to-day life to improve your brain health. Now, we’d like to bring you another simple trick that you can practice to keep your brain sharp. Using your non-dominant hand The trick comes from neuroscientist and author of Biohack Read More...

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Bad breath might be worth it: The heart health benefits of garlic

Though it may get a bad rap for causing unpleasant breath, garlic represents a basic building block of flavor that should be present in any kitchen. Its benefits, however, go beyond giving dishes a spicy personality — it is also one of the most underrated heart-healthy foods. As explained by Read More...

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Why you should enjoy more “tiny” plant-based foods

When it comes to diet, we tend to focus solely on the types of foods we eat, but if you ask functional nutritionist Deanna Minich, Ph.D., she will tell you the size of your food is also very important. In a recent podcast for mindbodygreen, Minich explained that smaller plant-based foods can Read More...

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Women tend to have low levels of this key nutrient. Here’s how to fix that

In a recent podcast featured on mindbodygreen, longevity expert Gil Blander, Ph.D. was speaking about nutrient deficiencies when he was asked: Are there any underrated nutrients we're still missing?  To this question, Blander responded: “I was surprised to see how often premenopausal women, Read More...

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Make this DIY drink to maintain your electrolyte levels

Any medical or nutrition expert will tell you how important it is to stay hydrated; after all, it keeps everything in the body functioning properly. But when it comes to hydration, while water is crucial, so is maintaining electrolyte levels (like sodium and potassium). In fact, when electrolyte Read More...