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11 Signs You Are About To Have a Heart Attack

Heart disease is either the number 1 or number 2 killer of Americans. Heart attacks present themselves differently in each person and even between the sexes.

However, there are enough common symptoms that if you experience one or two of these symptoms suddenly, you may want to either call 911 or visit the ER.

Risks include age (over 65), sex (male), family history, race (African descent), smoking, obesity and diet, lack of exercise, high cholesterol, alcohol consumption, and stress.

You don’t have to have risk factors to have a heart attack, so be aware of symptoms!

11. Chest Pain
Both men and women tend to experience chest pain. In general, chest pain may be pain or may feel like pressure, squeezing, or fullness.

The pain often comes and goes and will last a few minutes. It may occur over several days. People describe the pain differently. Men describe it as an elephant sitting on you; women as a squeezing or feeling of fullness.

Chest pain occurs when your heart is not getting enough…

7 Simple Ways to Lose Weight During Menopause

When menopause hits, it can feel like you’ve hit a brick wall. Pounds start creeping in and no matter what you do, they won’t go away.

On top of that, you feel sluggish and more exhausted than ever. Good news: There are simple steps you can take to start reversing the effects of menopause and get back to optimal health – if not better! Hormone fluctuations during menopause can bring about a number of unexpected changes, including extra weight. For some women, it gets harder to shed those pounds too.

The good news is that menopause isn’t a sentence to feeling heavier, bloated, or two sizes bigger than you want to be. When you make lifestyle changes that account for your new set of hormones, you can experience vibrant health – and that includes balanced weight.

4 Reasons Why It Gets Harder to Lose Weight After 50
While the age at which women experience menopause can vary by as much as a decade, the average woman begins to notice hormonal changes around the age of 50. This hormonal shift …

6 Natural Remedies for Joint Pain Relief

You don’t have to accept those aches and pains in your hips and knees as a part of getting older. Try these natural remedies to banish your joint pain.

If you’re suffering from joint pain, you may be wondering if there are any natural alternatives to manage it besides over-the-counter and prescription pain medications.

Luckily, there are more than a couple of options. Read on to learn how to significantly reduce your joint pain using simple, natural remedies.

What is Joint Pain?
Joint pain usually manifests as an achy pain accompanied by stiffness and reduced range of motion in areas of your body that handle a lot of weight and impact. This includes your knees, low back, hips, ankles, and shoulders.

Joint pain can also be experienced as sharp pains when you move your joints a certain way or put too much weight on them.

What Causes Joint Pain?
There are several causes of joint pain, many of which we do every day without realizing the (literal) impact we’re having on our joint health.


7 Herbs to Naturally Heal Adrenal Fatigue

If you’re battling chronic stress, your adrenals are likely taking a hit. Get some relief from adrenal fatigue with these calming adaptogenic herbs to give your body a break.

Let’s face it: Some weeks are so stressful that we need an entire weekend of not leaving the house (or the bed, for that matter) to recover. However, if you find you’re feeling run-down, overly anxious, chronically fatigued, and stressed more often than not, you might have adrenal fatigue.

What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
Although there is no official diagnosis of adrenal fatigue in the medical community, natural health practitioners recognize adrenal fatigue as a “burnout” of your adrenal glands due to chronic stress.

Your adrenals are two small glands that sit above your kidneys and are part of your endocrine system. They are responsible for producing a large number of hormones that are crucial to our day-to-day functions.

One of the major hormones your adrenals regulate is cortisol, also referred to as the “stress horm…

6 Adaptogenic Herbs to Naturally Lower Your Cortisol

If you have high cortisol levels, you probably experience anxiety, brain fog, and low energy. Try supplementing with these six herbs proven to keep that stress hormone under control.

When you’re under stress, your nervous system secretes cortisol as a response. Stress can manifest in many forms, and whether you’re faced with an immediate threat or even just a lack of sleep, the body’s response is the same.

The good news is that there are certain plants that can help reduce stress by lowering cortisol in the body. These substances are referred to as “adaptogenic herbs” and are renowned for improving our body’s ability to handle stress by lowering cortisol

The Negative Effects of Cortisol
Before we get into the herbs, let’s talk about the physiology of cortisol, and how stress can be detrimental to our health.

First, it’s important to know that cortisol is not the enemy; rather, it’s a survival mechanism. As far as short-term survival responses go, cortisol is necessary for helping our b…

The Easy Guide to Natural Skincare

The skin is the body’s largest organ, so taking care of your skin with healthy habits and nourishing food is crucial.

Many conventional skincare products are toxic, but those toxins don’t remain on the surface of the skin. Instead, we absorb numerous chemicals into our bodies.

Choosing clean, natural skincare is a healthcare issue that is beyond skin deep. What we put on our bodies can affect our health from the inside out. Below, we’ll show you how to choose the right natural products and food for your skin.

The Makeup Myth
Sadly, many conventional cosmetics, skin, and body care products sold today are filled with toxic chemicals, dangerous ingredients, and fragrances that have hormone disrupting impacts on the body. The chemical burden that is applied to the skin doesn’t just stay there. Instead, when chemicals or toxins are absorbed through the skin, they circulate in the bloodstream and end up in the liver and other detox organs, creating a toxic burden.

Shoppers have a common beli…

The Ginger-Turmeric Tea That Anyone With Joint, Muscle Or Back Pain Needs To Make Tonight

How Does the Tea Work?
The herbs used in this recipe can actually bring balance to the digestive, circulatory, reproductive, and musculoskeletal system of the human body. It is also packed with antioxidants and analgesic properties that can help in treating spinal problems, rheumatism, arthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, osteoporosis, and muscular pains and aches triggered by strenuous physical activity.

This tea can support the immune system and relieve and ease the body’s muscular inflammatory response to all of the extra physical activity.

The medicinal herbs included in this recipe is inexpensive, safe and effective and have been used for years to fortify the body against inflammatory conditions and decrease pain in a natural way.

The following herbs have medicinal actions able to reduce pain and act as a powerful anti-inflammatory agents, which can be compared to the effects of NSAIDs or any pharmaceutical pain-killers.

This herbal blend is a healthful tonic for overall…

7 Ways To Put Your Metabolism Into Fat-Burning Mode

“The excitement of vitamins, nutrition and metabolism permeated the environment.” – Paul D. Boyer

Many of us may not share the exuberant enthusiasm that Mr. Boyer does about health and metabolism. Or maybe you do! Regardless, both are essential to a healthy and happy life.

According to WebMD, metabolism is “the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy.” You consume a food or drink, metabolic processes mix the calories derived from the food/beverage with oxygen, and the byproduct is deliverable energy to your body’s cells.

One’s basal metabolic rate – or number of calories needed to sustain energy functions – accounts for approximately 70 percent of all the calories we burn every day. 70 percent! Therefore, it is important to ensure that our metabolism is in working order.

We’ll see that nutrition and metabolism are inextricably linked; often feeding off one another, and playing key roles in our overall health. Today, we’re going to discuss metabolism a bi…

The Best Foods To Dehydrate

Dehydrating food is a good way to preserve food that spoils easily, like fruits or vegetables. It can be the perfect solution for storing your fresh food, which can then be used throughout the winter when those foods are no longer in season. Dehydrating food also means that you keep the valuable vitamins and nutrients in the food so that they are still beneficial. Some foods are better than others for dehydrating, but you can use trial and error to see what kinds of foods hold up to the dehydrator.

Bananas and Apples
Bananas and apples are perfect for dehydrating because they are both very fibrous foods. When being dehydrated, all of the moisture is removed from the food, which means that some water-based foods do not dehydrate well. However, bananas and apples have a low moisture content and lend themselves very well to being dehydrated. Just make sure that you cut them into uniform sizes for even drying.

Beef and Game
If you've ever had a satisfying piece of beef jerky, then you k…

10 Best Remedies For Acne Scars - Get Beautiful Skin Overnight

Every woman (and man too!) dreams of beautiful skin without acne scars. However, it seems that only a blessed few are known to have great genes to attain this. The skin is a reflection of all that is going on in the inside. So, it makes sense to cleanse the body from the inside out. A good diet is essential to lighten blemishes and acne scarring and also enhance detoxification. Apart from eating well (fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds!) and applying sunscreen daily, the following remedies can help you get rid of acne scars, overnight, or at least in a week. Make sure you diligently use these remedies to see results.

1. Aloe Vera
This is one of the best natural remedies to remove acne scars and pimple marks from the face quickly. Slice open the Aloe leaf and extract its gel. Apply it all over the acne scars and dark spots. Leave it on overnight. Rinse the face with warm water the next morning. This remedy can also prevent new pimples and blemishes.

Tip: Make the remedy more effective by…

12 Weird Beauty Uses For Coconut Oil

Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend, but finding a product that can help with practically everything is like finding the holy grail. Coconut oil, which is all natural and available at just about every grocery store within a two-mile radius of wherever you are right now, is that holy grail. From working as a natural sunscreen to helping rehydrate your dry hair, below are 12 weird beauty uses for coconut oil.

Oil Pulling: If you haven’t heard all the buzz about oil pulling yet, get yourself on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) can help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and much more.

Cuticle softening: Our cuticles need a little T.L.C., and if you’re fresh out of cuticle oil you can substitute coconut oil. Aim to apply to your fingers twice a day, especially if you spend a lot of time washing your hands every day.

Ends of your hair: For …