Diet & Nutrition

9 Natural Ways to Treat Headaches

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I get a lot of headaches. Everyone manifests their stress in different ways (crappy sleep, for example, or an irritable gut…) but I carry mine squarely in my neck and shoulder muscles. Which, consequently, translates to frequent tension headaches. I’ve also had the distinct displeasure, in recent years, of experiencing migraines. Now that’s some nasty pain. I have newfound sympathy for […]

Preventive Health

7 Health Benefits of Massage

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I’m a big fan of the spa. And my all-time fave spa treatment? Massage therapy. I’ve long been convinced that it’s more than just an indulgence. A professional, therapeutic massage is so relaxing and feels so great…there just has to be health benefit, right? Right. In case you’re in need of a little justification, here are 7 reasons to treat yourself to […]

Diet & Nutrition

Wicked Healthy: 7 Vices That Are Good For You

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It’s this little thing I do: I like “collecting” things that, traditionally, have been considered bad for you…but turn out to be healthy. Girl’s gotta have a hobby! Anyway. Here’s my lovely little roundup of vices you should be indulging in. 1.Shopping. Oh yes, it’s true. In a recent study, seniors who shopped every day had […]

Preventive Health

Prescription for a Day at the Spa

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One of my all-time fave indulgences is going to the spa. To me, it’s heaven. It’s relaxing, it’s pampering, and it’s rejuvenating. Are you with me on this? Well, it gets better. Researchers are starting to discover that spa treatments have bona fide health benefits. The origins of spa reach back to our earliest civilizations: ancient Egyptian, Greek, and […]