Feel Your Best

How we feel physically, mentally and emotionally affects the way we age. With so much information (much of it conflicting) available on the Web, we all need a resource to carve out the best advise for us to consider. Wellness Pursuits is just that. We are on a daily quest to bring you, our dear readers, the most useful, solid information we can find. We hope that our insights will raise your awareness so you can make better choices and help guide you to Feel Your Best.

This One Word Can Create Depression

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This One Word Can Create Depression
(WellnessPursuits.com) - What if you learned that a word... just one word, is profoundly affecting your life in a multitude of negative ways? What if you then decided never to use that word again in your thoughts or your speech? What if by doing so it improved both your mental as well as your physical health? Just one word?...

Which Foods Can You Burn Just By Sleeping?

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Which Foods Can You Burn Just By Sleeping?
(WellnessPursuits.com) - It's always been a dream of mine to sleep away calories. I already knew that when I go to bed I weighed more than when I woke up, but I was curious to know how that translated to specific food that I might eat. Here's the answer in this quick quiz: Which Foods Can You Burn Just By...

3 Foods You Didn’t Know Cause Cancer

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3 Foods You Didn't Know Cause Cancer
(WellnessPursuits.com) - With nearly 1.7 Million cases of cancer in the U.S. this past year and almost six hundred thousand cancer-related deaths expected, people are now more concerned than ever with the possibility of getting cancer. This really begs the question: what causes cancer? While the scientific jury is still out on pinpointing the “exact” causes of cancer, there are...

You Need a Nap (Here’s Why)

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(WellnessPursuits.com) - Napping is a habit most of us left behind in kindergarten, but if word got out how good it is for us, we might be ready to reclaim it as adults. Put that latte down and find out why a nap is one of the best things you can do for your body and your brain. We Need...

Symptoms of 10 Hidden Health Conditions

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Symptoms of 10 Hidden Health Conditions
(WellnessPursuits.com) - Common illnesses tend to be just that - common, with the same signs and symptoms we’re usually really good at recognizing. Some illnesses, on the other hand, can be symptom-free in their early stages. And worse? Their symptoms might even mimic other conditions, leading you down a path of misdiagnosis and poor treatment. Don’t fret. We’ve put together...

How to Manage Post-Christmas Blues

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How to Manage Post-Christmas Blues
(WellnessPursuits.com) - Twinkling lights, icing-drizzled cookies and gatherings with loved ones bring joy to many people during the holiday season. Unfortunately, this magical time can’t last forever, so it’s common to experience some sadness once you return to your daily grind. Here are 3 ways to handle the post-Christmas blues. Revamp Your Diet During the hustle and bustle of the holiday...

Cell Phone Brain Tumor Connections

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Cell Phone Brain Tumor Connections
(WellnessPursuits.com) - Warnings about phone-related brain tumors were originally dismissed as conspiracy theories, but it turns out these claims aren’t entirely false. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services downplays some of the research indicating a connection between frequent cell phone use and brain tumors, but the American Cancer Society states that cell phone signals may indeed affect...

This Vitamin Can Prevent or Reduce Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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This Vitamin Can Reduce Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis
(WellnessPursuits.com) - Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating disease that affects over 1.3 million Americans, costing some as much as $20,000 a year for treatment. Those of us who suffer from the condition also collectively spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on supplements that are supposed to improve joint function. But are any of them really effective? Sad to say, studies...

Is Your Brain Getting Ready to Self Destruct?

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(WellnessPursuits.com) - Consistently not getting enough sleep? You may find yourself feeling like you’ve joined the ranks of the walking dead. It turns out that feeling you’re experiencing might not be too far off — only the brains you’re consuming are your own. The American Sleep Epidemic Our bodies need at least seven hours of sleep every 24 hours. Unfortunately, far...

How Spicy Food Affects Your Life Span…

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How Spicy Food Affects Your Life Span...
(WellnessPursuits.com) - Many of us like to eat on the hot side. Some of our stomachs can stand it and some can't. So, is eating hot and spicy food good or bad for us? I searched the Web for to learn more about the longevity effect of spicy food and I was most surprised by the answer. If your digestion can tolerate...