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The Best Time to Go to Bed According to Your Age

The National Sleep Foundation of Mexico recently publicized its sleep recommendations for people of all ages. Everyone needs sleep, but the researchers analyzed how much is too much or too little. The balance is key to an overall healthy life, alongside regular exercise and a nutritious diet. However, many people take going to bed for […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Your Senses Shut Down in a Certain Order When You’re About to Die

The passage from life to death is a profound transition, marked by the gradual cessation of bodily functions and senses. As science illuminates this enigmatic journey, we unravel the sequence in which our senses bid farewell—offering insight into the intricacies of the human experience. James Hallenbeck, an esteemed expert in palliative care at Stanford University, […]

Chantel Brink

Chantel Brink

Freelance Writer

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Is Decaf Coffee Safe to Drink? Advocacy Groups Highlights Additive Linked to Cancer

Decaf coffee has stood for a long time as a popular choice for people who enjoy the taste without the stimulating effects of caffeine. However, recent concerns raised by health groups have created uncertainty regarding the safety of certain decaffeination methods. The main focus of these concerns is a chemical called methylene chloride, which is […]

Sean Cate

Sean Cate

Freelance Writer

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Scientists Discover Concerning Levels of Toxic Material in Human Urine That ‘Raises Important New Questions’

An eye-opening study published in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety has shed light on a concerning revelation: microplastics have been found in human urine samples. This raises serious questions about potential health implications.1 A team of researchers analyzed urine samples from healthy individuals and those diagnosed with endometriosis (when endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus).2 The […]

Sean Cate

Sean Cate

Freelance Writer

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Personality Traits That Are Most Associated With Getting a Dementia Diagnosis

Dementia is a progressive condition that affects cognitive function, including memory, thinking, and behavior. While aging is the most significant risk factor for developing dementia, recent research suggests that certain personality traits may also play a role in predicting one’s risk for dementia. In a study supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), several […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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Side Effects of Common Medications Are Being Mistaken for ‘Old Age’

Medications play a crucial role in treating various health conditions, but what if those medications start mimicking signs of old age and dementia? Many people are unaware that certain medications can interfere with cognitive functions, leading to symptoms that may be mistaken for old age or even dementia. It’s essential to raise awareness about the […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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Vitamin D May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s According to New Study

We knew that a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals can help stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s. New research, however, shows that one vitamin in particular, Vitamin D, may be especially beneficial. A recent study conducted by the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom has […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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She Tried 5 Natural Coffee Alternatives, Find Out Which 2 Actually Work

Victoria Dawson Hoff thought she was drinking too much coffee. So she tried something else for a little while. Actually, over the course of a normal 5-day workweek, she tried 5 different alternatives. She had some help from a real food babe, Dana James, MS, CNS, CDN, nutritional therapist and founder of Food Coach NYC. […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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6 Essential Oils You Need to Repel Bugs All Summer Long

Essential oils go back centuries and they have dozens of uses. One of the most common uses in modern times is as a natural mosquito repellent. These flying pests can cause itchy bites and they can also transmit disease. When you are spending time outdoors, it is important to prevent bites as much as possible. […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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What Expecting Parents Should Know About the “Gentle” C-Section

When this photo shared by a doula went viral last year, we embarked on this new trend of a “gentle” C-section. This wholesome and raw photo depicted how heartwarming it truly is for parents to welcome their newborn in a clear drape or window cesarean section.  This option is now being offered in many hospitals, […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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This African-American Family Adopted A White Baby. Here’s What They’ve Learned So Far

Family is not blood. Family is love. When sweet little Princeton was born to a drug-addicted mother, he was premature and weighed no more than a pound. He was suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and was in agonizing pain.  36-year-old Keia Jones-Baldwin is a therapist and photographer based in North Carolina with her husband, […]

Chantel Brink

Chantel Brink

Freelance Writer

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Infants and Veganism: Can the two go together?

 The only true “love at first sight” is the moment a mother holds her newborn child for the first time. No matter what health beliefs they uphold, all parents can agree on one thing: They want the best for their children. They want them to grow up healthy and strong. Therefore, it’s vital for all […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate