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My First Liebster Award Nomination

Liebster is a German word which means dearest. This award is designed to help smaller bloggers with less than 200 followers get more exposure with the help of other bloggers.  It is a great way to get your words out by getting the word out with other bloggers. Thank you to Gorgeousmantra for nominating me for… Continue reading My First Liebster Award Nomination

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Food & Diet

Keto Diet: Is It a Healthy Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a low carb, high-fat diet, vary similar to the Atkins diet and other low carb diets.  By reducing your carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat, this causes your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.  Ketosis is a natural metabolic state that causes the body to produce ketone bodies out of the… Continue reading Keto Diet: Is It a Healthy Diet?

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Can the Birth Control Pill Cause Cancer?

There are many reasons why a women decides to get on birth control, whether it is to delay pregnancy or regulate one's menstrual cycle.  But when you research online on whether you should start birth control, you may find yourself with an abundance of information contradicting whether or not birth control is linked to cancer.… Continue reading Can the Birth Control Pill Cause Cancer?

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High Cholesterol: Here’s What You Didn’t Know

I always see these ads warning about high cholesterol, especially in women.  As a women, I am concerned with rising health issues that come with age but especially the ones that come with bad habits.  As a teenager, I was not too worried about 'health consequences.' I was very athletic when I was younger.  I… Continue reading High Cholesterol: Here’s What You Didn’t Know

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Does stress affect the risk of cancer?

I found this very insightful and wanted to share it with my readers. Let me know what you think.

The Molecular Biologist

A little bit of stress is good for us – it makes us alert for the situations that require our attention. But being stressed all the time is worse for you than you think.

Everyday stress is a trigger for tumour growth. Or, is this just another controversial cancer claim?

What is stress?

In medical terms, stress is a response to any physical, mental or emotional stimuli. Emotional stress will be focused on here.

The way the body responds to stress is by releasing chemicals that cause an increase in blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar levels. Not all stress is bad. Biologically, it prepares our body for the fight-or-flight response, and then it should return back to a natural state. We experience this just before a presentation, interview or even riding a roller-coaster. It lasts for a short period and is called short-term or acute stress.

But long-term or chronic…

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