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Alternative Medicine and Your Health Insurance

In recent years, contemporary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become more common. Naturopathic doctors (ND) offer options that medical doctors might not. Getting the right coverage for non-standard treatments can be hard. This is because many types of CAM don’t meet insurers’ criteria. With 38 percent of US adults using CAM, however, it's something to consider. CAM is an umbrella term for non-traditional medical care. This includes acupuncture, massage therapy, and naturopathy. Some NDs only use alternative methods. Others combine CAM with standard medicine. In 2007 alone, Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on CAM. This shows the challenge involved in getting alternative care covered. Is My Alternative Care Covered? Your policy may or may not cover alternative care. Insurers frown upon a treatment that isn’t science-based, which includes much...

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How To Secure a Healthy Future

When you think about the years ahead, you should be excited for all that is still to come. You should have your heart set on wonderful experiences, incredible adventures, and memorable milestones. You should also be working towards a happy and healthy future, that is free from nasty health scares and serious problems. In order to achieve this, you will need to embrace a positive lifestyle as soon as possible. Hopefully, this decision will pay off further down the line. If you are wondering where to start your journey, why not work your way through the following five steps? Don’t hold back, this is your chance to make a change for the better! Maintain weight loss When it comes to your journey towards a healthy lifestyle, it...

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Celebrity Suicides Prove We Are More Disconnected Than We Even Thought: How to Make Mental Health More than Just a Trending Hashtag

Listen up, people It's time to push those technical devices aside. We need to chat about mental health and suicide, Over 800,000 people die by suicide every year worldwide. At the end of the last century, something – a trifecta of sorts – was emerging that would alter social behavior in ways never seen before. It started with the internet. In 1995, there were only 16 million users worldwide, but by December 2017, there were more than 4 billion as recorded by Internet World Stats. Then came the second and third punches with the unveiling of the smartphone in 2007 which increased social media’s accessibility. By late 2012, according to a survey conducted in 2016 by the Pew Research Center, smartphone ownership in America had crossed the 50% threshold. The...

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4 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle

It’s not always easy living a healthy lifestyle when temptation is lurking around every corner. There are some days when you feel tired, your emotions are running high, and you deviate from what you said you were going to do to make your wellbeing a priority. There are four ways, in particular, that will bring you happiness and help you stay on track as you strive to improve your ways. The transformation will require you to take full responsibility for how you’re living and implement changes that may cause you some discomfort initially because you’ll have to get used to a new way of living your life. Exercise Daily Regular movement and daily exercise are extremely important if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Your mood will...

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5 Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Living a healthier lifestyle has always been thought of as rewarding, and recently, this has been confirmed by the scientific community to be true. Research has shown that one of the keys to living longer is maintaining good health, which could be anything from changes in diet to proper stress management. There are many ways you could improve your health and reap the benefits of living a good life. To help you get started, here are 5 ways you can live a healthier lifestyle. Get a good night’s sleep Sleep is underrated as a vital part of health, but its deprivation could lead to a number of issues, including heart disease, raised blood pressure, and diabetes. If you are facing trouble sleeping, consider using techniques like yoga...

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Why You Should Protect Your Skin Against Pollution

The starting point for having a healthy and glowing skin is your nutrition and proper skincare routine. You need to increase the intake of vitamins, so your body to work on all of its aspects, while the proper products for your skin protect you from the outside damage. Since the ozone layer is diminished, we are more exposed to UV rays and its negative effects on our skin. Furthermore, the air is filled with various kinds of pollutants including car exhaust, smog, dirt, dust, cigarette smoke, and many others. All these harmful substances increase the levels of free radicals which are unstable molecules that attack our cells and damage our DNA. The results of these free radicals leave are faster aging, tissue damage, and other...

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3 Ways to Focus on Your Own Self-Improvement

One of the defining characteristics of life is perpetual movement – even when you sleep, there are thousands of small processes that are still happening in your body, and your pumping heart is only a part of it. In other words, your very own body adopts that entrepreneurial philosophy “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”, and so should you. Being stubborn with your views and opinions and refusing to broaden your knowledge means that you’ve stopped your intellectual development in its tracks, which can be really dangerous in the long run. Successful people (and this does not exclusively refer to career) spend their life constantly moving in the spiritual sense, as they learn new things and look for new ways to tackle various aspects of their lives....

How to Get the Most Out of Every Day

If you are determined to get the most out of every day, whether you work full time and feel your motivation dipping, are a busy parent, or you simply want to feel more alive, you will need to do everything possible to boost your energy levels. Doing so will give you the strength and drive you need to power through your daily life. Why waste your time feeling tired and groggy, when you could be firing on all cylinders? Whatever you do, don’t run the risk of looking back on your life and wishing that you had done more to access your full potential. Have no fear, turning your life around is easier than you might think. Below are eight tips that will guide you...

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Happiness is In Your Belly

You’ve probably heard the expression “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” This means that if you cook for a person, they’re happy after eating some good food. If you think about this old adage the underlying message is that happiness is something that exists in our bellies. According to science, this is actually true. What is serotonin? Serotonin is a chemical compound that acts as a neurotransmitter. It is responsible for mood regulation and helps to keep us happy. We hear about serotonin is present in the brain, but there are many serotonin receptors in our stomachs. There’s been research to show that if we can eat foods and take supplements that regulate our digestion, our brains actually get more serotonin and as a...

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How to Protect the Health of An Elderly Relative

If you have an elderly relative in your life, it is likely that you spend a lot of your time worrying about their health and wellbeing. Instead of struggling with anxiety over the circumstances, you need to take control of the situation. If you are overwhelmed by the prospect of taking responsibility for someone you love, you should break down this task into manageable chunks. Why not start by working your way through the following nine steps? They will help you to secure the best life for both yourself and your loved one. Work out together Firstly, you should consider working out together. Not only is this a fantastic opportunity for you to protect the health of your elderly relative, but it is also a great bonding...