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How Getting Local Honey Can Improve Your Allergies

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Seasonal allergies are a very common malady. In the United States alone, more than 50 million people experience seasonal allergy symptoms every year. And despite how common allergies are, there's still no simple cure for them, although there are lots of medications on the market that can help to temporarily relieve symptoms. If you are among the many people who get a runny nose or itchy eyes when the plants start to wake up and spread their pollen every year, you might benefit from adding local honey to your diet. Local honey is an all-natural alternative to allergy medication that...

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How the Gut Microbiome affects the Brain and Mind

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Did you know: not all microbiomes are bad. There are about 500-1000 species of bacteria in your body - and they are there for a reason! Most of these microbes exist inside your intestines and on your skin. Some of the bacteria are responsible for digesting sugars and fiber, while others help with your immune system and infection response. However, the gut microbiome can also affect the central nervous system, which controls brain function. How could the bacteria in your gut affect your brain? Check out the video below to learn more! https://youtu.be/b4CBy0uVqRc Related blogs:

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Mindset for healthy eating

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More and more people nowadays are trying to find ways to eat more healthy foods and want to live a healthier lifestyle. When it comes to finding advice on how to do it "right", we often get bombarded with information - sometimes conflicting or confusing information - and it can get discouraging because the information is difficult to navigate. One thing to keep in mind, when navigating all the information available - especially online - is that everyone's definition of healthy is different and so is their lifestyles. What works for them may not work for you. Everyone's bodies are...

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How to do the middle splits correctly

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Flexibility has great benefits to reducing injury, and doing the splits could be a great challenge for you. However, if you decide to train for the splits, be sure to do it correctly to avoid injury. Training for the middle split can benefit the rest of your body's flexibility by opening your hips, strengthening your glutes and inner thighs, and training your core. It can help with other physical activities you do by helping you move more efficiently and effectively, whether you do weightlifting or dancing. Other than physical benefits, training for the middle split also has mental benefits -...

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Can You Take Expired Drugs?

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It happens to all of us – we all have experienced finding expired medicine in our cabinets. But when the time comes where you are looking for that certain medicine only to find it expired, should you still take it? Be sure to consult your doctor or pharmacist for your concerns over expired drugs. We linked a video below with some research information that scientists have found, especially about how dangerous (or not) expired medicine can be, but it should not be taken as advice. Since there are many medications available to everyone, the result of them expiring do not...

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