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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others?

Why Do Mosquitos Bite Some People and Not Others?
(WellnessPursuits.com) – I don’t like sharing my blood with mosquitoes. Totally not fun being an involuntary donor for them, and the vicious little things carry some very nasty diseases. I seem to be a target for them, so wanted to find out why I’m so attractive to the little beasties. I hunted around the Web and […]

Can’t Sleep? – This Vitamin Could Be The Reason

Unexpected Key to Unlocking Insomnia
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Tossing, turning, pillow flipping and fluffing, blankets on, blankets off, staring at the clock — we’ve all done it. And as it turns out, it’s not so easy to get a good night’s sleep. About 68 percent of people say they have trouble sleeping at least once a week. Sure, there are lots […]

Diabetes, Pain and Inflammation Linked to This Common Food Additive

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Many of us know to avoid hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and MSG, but those aren’t the only common food additives you might want to avoid. Research indicates that carrageenan can do some major damage to your body, from disrupting your digestive system to increasing pain and inflammation.  Carrageenan: The Basics Carrageenan […]

“Loving” Habits That Can Wreck Your Relationship

Innocent Habits That Can Wreck Your Relationship
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Relationships require a lot of give and take, and they also seem to work best when they have a good balance of togetherness and alone time. We’ve all had relationships in our lives that worked really well, and some relationships that ran their course for a time and then moved along on separate […]

Little Known Secrets to Looking Incredible Over 50

Live Longer by Doing THIS 4 Times a Year!
(WellnessPursuits.com) – It’s easy to look incredible over 50 when you know what to avoid and what to embrace.  The biggest secret is giving yourself permission to look incredible, without worrying about looking your age. Things to Avoid 1. Trying to “Dress Your Age” When you feel good in what you’re wearing, you’ll look great, […]

Top 5 Threats to a Woman’s Health

Top 5 Threats to a Woman's Health
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Women are unique in many ways, including their health risks. All health risks are important, of course, but some can become life-threatening. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women need to be most concerned about heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and chronic lower respiratory disease. A […]

Get Slimmer With These 10 Foods In Your Fridge

Get Slimmer With These 10 Foods In Your Fridge
(WellnessPursuits.com) – When I’m hungry, I’m hungry! Unless food is grab-ready in the refrigerator, I will choose starchy, or sugary foods in the pantry that will sabotage my desire for weight loss. What was needed was a grocery list of foods that would be support weight loss. It needed to include foods that were easy to buy and easy to prepare […]

Chocolate Lovers Choose – 5 Most Marvelous Bars

7 Healthiest Candy Bars for Chocolate Lovers
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Dark chocolate has many proven health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, higher HDL (good cholesterol), reduced risk of heart disease and improved brain function. Healthy can also be marvelous if you choose any of these: 1. Taza Chocolate Sea Salt & Almond Taza Chocolate’s Sea Salt & Almond packs cocoa […]

Why You Want an Aquarius in Your Life

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Ever meet someone with unique or unconventional interests, such as anime characters or 80’s horror films, but who could also chat for hours about current events and life in general? If so, you probably know an Aquarius. Quirky yet endearing, Aquarius expertly treads the line between social acceptance and off-the-wall antics. This air […]

Burn More Fat While You Sleep With These 4 Overlooked Supplements

Burn More Fat While You Sleep With These 4 Ingredients
We’re deep into winter with all the stresses and challenges cold weather brings. It’s naturally tempting to find comfort in warm, filling food. So, how are we going to stop from eating everything in sight and still not put on too many unwanted pounds? Like many of you, I take various food supplements to make […]

Medications That Can Increase Suicide Risk

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Everyone feels down now and then. When the funk persists, however, depression can lead to suicidal ideation and thoughts of self-harm. Sometimes the thoughts are circumstantial, sprouting from grief or feelings of unhappiness. Sometimes they are symptoms of a mental health disorder. Surprisingly, they can even be a side effect of your medication. […]

5 Things That Make Men More Attractive to Women

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Believe it or not, attractiveness isn’t as much about your physical attributes as it is your demeanor and the way you present yourself. You may find simply adjusting your approach is enough to make you more interesting to the ladies you’re interacting with. Ready, guys? This one’s for you. Here’s what women are […]

These 3 Habits are Aging You Faster

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Did you know genetics only accounts for about 25% of how you age? The rest is really in your hands. We all do things that age us, both internally and externally. The good news is avoiding these three major offenders is pretty easy and within your control, for the most part. Adding them […]

The Unhealthy Fish We Love to Eat (Avoid It)

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Would you willingly stuff your tacos with pig poop or eat fried poultry feces? If your answer is a firm “no,” then you may be disgusted by the dietary habits of the 4th most popular fish consumed in America: tilapia. Farm-raised tilapia devour pretty much anything they find in their crowded waters, including […]

6 Reasons to Eat Pineapple

6 Reasons to Eat Pineapple
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Pineapple is a great-tasting fruit, but there’s more to this sweet treat than its flavor. Eating pineapple also packs a powerful punch of nutrients like vitamins and minerals. With no fat and no cholesterol, it can be incorporated into a healthy diet. With all the benefits you can get from eating pineapple, you […]

This Kitchen Staple is Magic for Your Skin and Hair

This Kitchen Staple is Magic for Your Skin and Hair
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Kitchen products are no stranger to the beauty world. Over the years, you may have heard the hype about coconut oil — or perhaps even tried it yourself. Maybe you’ve also soothed sore eyes with cucumbers or created a homemade body scrub with sugar and vanilla extract. But have you experienced the magic […]

How to Clean Your Phone Without Ruining It

How to Clean Your Phone Without Ruining It
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Cell phones have become an important part of most of our lives. We are figuratively — and sometimes literally — attached to them at the hip! The downside? Because our cell phones go everywhere and do everything with us, they become filthy. Unfortunately, they often don’t get cleaned on a regular basis. But […]

Why You Want a Libra in Your Life

Why You Need a Libra in Your Life
Libras offer an enticing blend of optimism mixed with realism, and they can have fun just about anywhere. As with all signs, Libras can also have some irritating traits, but their actions usually stem from good intentions. They don’t mean to hurt or frustrate anyone, and their lives feel out of balance when conflict arises. […]

Add This Spice – Burn More Fat

Add This Spice - Burn More Fat9 Best Snacks for Weight Loss
(WellnessPursuits.com) – With the obesity epidemic leading to several of the top killers in this country (1 in 5 deaths related to obesity, according to a study conducted by Columbia university in 2013), people wanting to drop a few pounds quickly and easily are hoping to get weight loss benefits from turmeric. Weight Loss Benefits […]

Skin Care Products That Can Make You Sick

7 Common Skin-Care Ingredients That Make You Sick
(WellnessPursuits.com) – You and I buy skin care products because we want noticeable results. Noticeably GOOD results. That’s right… when we try new products, the worst thing that can happen is not that they won’t work. Oh no. The worst thing that can happen is that your skin looks worse than it did before you […]

Earliest Warning Signs of Diabetes

Earliest Warning Signs of Diabetes
(WellnessPursuits.com) – There are 2 Types of diabetes. Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 used to be known as Juvenile Diabetes and was diagnosed in childhood. Type 2 on the other hand used to occur in adults over 40. Apparently, the rules have changed. Type 2 is showing up in children as well, and […]

7 Surprising Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

7 Surprising Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Everyone loves a beautiful, bright smile! If your pearly whites are distinctly yellowed, your confidence takes a nose dive and hiding your smile becomes an unattractive habit. Stained teeth not only hurt your self-esteem, research shows a ghastly grill can also affect you professionally and romantically. Studies have indicated that people with whiter […]

3 Things Cardiologists Want You to Know

(WellnessPursuits.com) – If you think good heart health means leading a boring life of constant focus on exercise and nutrition, think again. As it turns out, shaking things up with more focus on a couple of fun things could be the key to cardiovascular health. Don’t trade your fruit breakfast for cake just yet, because […]

5 Surprising Reasons You May Want To Eat Mushrooms

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Mushrooms. They’ve been used in medicine for hundreds of years. As far as eating them goes? Well, it seems like people love them or hate them — and a lot of people in the latter camp haven’t even really tried them, simply turned off by the idea of eating something categorized as a […]

Clues Someone is Gaslighting You

Clues Someone is Gaslighting You
(WellnessPursuits.com) – The term “gaslighting” has been everywhere lately, but do you know what it means? Believe it or not, the word originated from the 1944 movie Gaslight. Spoiler alert: It’s about a husband who manipulates his wife into believing she is insane by making her doubt her own perceptions of reality. The real truth? […]

5 “Super Drinks” Better Than Coffee

5 “Super Drinks” Better Than Coffee
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Pure water is still an essential daily drink, but when you need that extra boost of energy, keep these 5 super, healthy drinks on your mind before any others. Drink any of these before you reach for that cup of coffee in the morning. You’ll be impressed at how revitalized you’ll feel:  1. Warm […]

How Many are Too Many Vitamins?

How Many are Too Many Vitamins?
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Making sure you receive the daily recommendation of vitamins is important. It helps fortify your body against illness while giving you the necessary building blocks to maintain a healthy life. While you likely have heard of some side effects stemming from low vitamin levels, you may not have heard of side effects coming […]

The Dangers of Wearing a Bra (All Women Should Be Aware)

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Are you often uncomfortable in your bra? You’re not alone. Bras are notoriously uncomfortable. They often poke and squeeze when they should provide comfort and support, which is why most women breathe a sigh of relief when they finally get to extract themselves from the contraption after a long day. And that’s not […]

3 Good Reasons to Stop Touching Your Face

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Your face isn’t just there for looks. As a matter of fact, it does a lot for you. It’s the focal point for multiple senses, serves as a pathway for the air you breathe, and is critical for your ability to eat and drink. Of course, the fact that your face serves so […]

8 Symptoms Women of Any Age Shouldn’t Ignore

8 Symptoms Women of Any Age Shouldn't Ignore
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Many women strive daily to be the best student, mother, employee or grandmother; often placing their health on the back burner. So, when aches, pain or fatigue strike, they get passed off as a result of something they did that day. Women tend to make excuses:  maybe it was something I ate, maybe […]

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