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Carl Gregory

How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

Tis the season of endless platters of cookies and treats, epic feasts, long lines at the mall, and lots of travel, be it to your sister’s house four miles away or across the country. While the holidays bring ample joy, they also have a tendency to wear us down and do a number on our health. With party after party filling up our autumn and winter calendars, we’re going to have to take some special care if we want to make to that New Year’s party in one piece. Here are five tricks to keep you feeling healthy, energetic, and...

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Carl Gregory

10 Hacks to Get a Better Night’s Sleep…Tonight

It’s 3 p.m. on a Thursday, and you can barely keep your eyes open. You are not alone. Despite mounds and mounds of scientific proof pointing to the vital importance of a good night’s sleep, the majority of us don’t catch nearly enough zzz’s. But alas, today is a new day. This time tomorrow, you could be reading this article bright eyed and bushy tailed…if you want. Here are our top 10 tricks you can start this evening to ensure a brighter, better, more energetic tomorrow: Set an alarm…for bedtime. The Sleep Health Foundation recommends anyone between the ages of...

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Carl Gregory

Is Healthy eating in Halloween a Trick or a Treat?

It’s that time of year again and the sugar overload that normally comes along with Halloween can be easy to succumb to! If you are looking for some quick and easy healthier treats to get you through spook night, how about trying these devilishly delicious options:   1. Bug-eyed berries: try swapping out traditional candied fruit with a selection of berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, cape gooseberries) dipped in melted dark chocolate and then cooled in the fridge before serving. Dark chocolate: Good source of polyphenols and cocoa flavanols, which can help to boost brainpower, lower blood pressure and raise good...

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Carl Gregory

This is Your Brain on Vitamin B12

Think of vitamin B12 as a sort of anti-aging remedy for your brain. It keeps your mind sharp, alert, and even happy. However, as we get older, we become more and more susceptible to B12 deficiencies, which many scientists have now linked to various cognitive issues, including depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Luckily, prevention is fairly easy. At the start, a B12 deficiency comes on somewhat stealthily. You might notice you feel fatigued, despite having a good night’s sleep. Perhaps, your coordination or reflexes are slower than usual. When a friend recalls a recent conversation, you might find your memory...

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