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Why do my tonsils keep swelling up?

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Someone asked this question sometime back: 2 weeks ago my tonsils were swollen and filled with white stuff.  So I went to the doctors then they did rapid strep throat test & it came up negative. I was on antibiotics and after I finished them, the problem came back after 2 days. I went back to the [...]

Am I allergic to things like perfume, mint, etc?

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Months ago, I came across the following interesting problem by someone: Am I allergic to the smell of mint? Every time I smell mint I get a headache, watery eyes and I cough and sneeze a lot, and my throat will sometimes burn. Someone that sits near me at work is always chewing very strong mint [...]

How to stop being angry, stressed, defensive and sensitive

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Do you find your buttons being pushed all the time? Do you feel the world is out against you and you are all alone trying to defend your choices, priorities and opinion? And do you mull over hurtful words of others and take it so personally? For those of us who made any choices to [...]

Why it does not pay to have a bad temper

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Recently, someone I know lost his dad suddenly. The report indicated that it was ‘heart failure’ but he was very puzzled because they have no prior family history of heart attacks. As there is a deeper relationship between heart ailments and a person’s emotional levels, I asked him if his dad was someone who constantly [...]

Do you wake up and feel tired all the time?

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As it approaches waking up time, I will start having lots of active dreams. By the time the alarm goes off at about 6am or 7am, I felt so exhausted, as if I have not slept before.  So I understand when I hear about similar problems faced by others. Do you suffer from the above [...]

Why You Should Overcome Hostility

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 How Do You know If You Are a Hostile Person? According to the book Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution, the term “hostility syndrome” describes a group of risky thoughts and behaviour that includes cynicism, anger and aggression: Cynicsm–  Hostily starts with the way you think. If you’re hostile, you don’t trust others and think that most people [...]

Unable to Control Blood Sugar in Diabetes? Check your stress levels

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In the book called The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution writen by Dr Richard S. Surwit with Alisa Bauman, carries a short tagline: The proven way to control your blood sugar by managing stress, depression, anger and other emotions. Dr Richard had spent about 20 years studying the relationship between blood sugar levels and the emotional state [...]

I quit the gym… and lost weight

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Yes, yes, I know I have mentioned in an earlier post that it is highly unlikely that I will quit the gym… ever because I have enjoyed tremedous health benefits from living a more active lifestyle. I do not deny that joining gyms are truly beneficial- especially if you are living a highly stressed lifestyle [...]