Architect Your Sleep

Sleep consists of a cyclical pattern that shifts between non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Through the night, or whenever you sleep, your brain goes through different cycles with each lasting about 90 to 120 minutes.  Each cycle has a different depth that ranges from light sleep stages (N1 sleep) …

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Teetotalism or Birth Control?

Recently, there has been some uproar concerning the recommendation made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which suggested that sexually active women who are not on birth control should refrain from any alcohol consumption. It goes beyond the usual rule of moderation. Although the suggestion has led to vast criticism from women’s …

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Toxic Ingredients You May Be Consuming

Processed foods are hard to avoid. They line the aisles in grocery stores, don’t require as much preparation as meals cooked from scratch, and might already be a part of one’s diet. Yet there is a plethora of reasons to invest time in one’s health by minimizing consumption of processed foods. According to an article …

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U.S.D.A. Approves Genetically Modified Potato

When potatoes are fried, a chemical called acrylamide is created. Acrylamide has been shown to cause cancer in rodents and is theorized to be a human carcinogen, a substance that can cause cancer. To counter this issue, the J.R. Simplot Company, a major supplier of frozen French fries to McDonald's, has genetically modified a potato …

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HIV Immunity Due To A Gene Mutation

The main target of HIV is a group of human immune system cells marked with the CD4 glycoprotein. By altering these cells and using them as a host to help manufacture more of the HIV virus, the human immune system and therefore the infected person is vulnerable to infection from other harmful viruses. Without an effective …

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Happiness: A Key to Health

When was the last time you felt happy? Blissfully content and without a care in the world? Do you remember what you physically felt? Chances are you felt pretty well. While research is still being established, happiness “has been correlated with better health, both in individuals and communities” (1). As you intrinsically know, happiness improves …

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