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Flaxseeds have gained incredible popularity lately and for good reason! These little seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids which help prevent inflammation and keep our skin soft and smooth. They are also loaded with antioxidants that help boost our immune system.

- Creator of Authentic Self Wellness, Margaux J. Rathbun

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Man Dies After 11 Sleepless Days

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A man has died after he stayed up for 11 straight days.

Why'd he do that?

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Loneliness Shortens Life Span

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Loneiless can actually shorten your lifespan!

A new study has found that people with heart disease who live by themselves tend not to live as long as people who cohabitate.

The reasons why aren't very clear but they think it could be the limited access to medicine.

"Patients living alone may have more difficulty getting their medications refilled and taking them regularly. They also don't have anyone at home to call the doctor's office or emergency room if they are not looking well."

Earlier studies have also linked isolation to increased heart attack risk and weakened immune systems.

So whats the trick to fix this problem?

Find another lonely person and move in with them!

Or at least get a robot butler to help you out and keep you company.

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Papayas are also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, folate, and zinc. Papayas have also been shown to be very helpful in promoting healthy lungs, a strong immune system, and a healthy heart.

- Creator of Authentic Self Wellness, Margaux J. Rathbun

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Ten Thousand Species Of Germs Live On And In You

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Ew.

How's that immune system of yours??

Scientists, wanting to just make sure we never sleep again, have calculated that healthy people play host to more than 10,000 species of microbes and germs!

Here's the horrifying part (the other horrifying part, at least) — if you collected ALL the bacteria and microbes you're swimming in, they could weigh a FEW POUNDS.

A lot of them DO work to keep us healthy, but still.

Just THINK about it. Your skin, up your nose, in your butt.

The scientists want to move on to figuring out why some of the bad ones hurt some more than others!

That would be pretty interesting to know!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Five Allergy Fighting Foods

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Unfortunately, there is no cure for seasonal allergies, but a few improvements in your diet can help ward off the annoying symptoms that come along with them.

To help calm what doctors call a "genetic disease of the immune system, " try taking advantage of these five foods' allergy-fighting characteristics!

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Beekeepers Ask The EPA To Ban A Pesticide Toxic To Bees

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A group of commercial beekeepers has filed a petition to ask the EPA to regulate the use of a pesticide that has proved toxic to honey bees.

These chemicals kill certain insects but are supposed to leave the good ones (in this case bees) unharmed.

But what happened is the poison can lead to a weakened immune system in the bees, which could contribute to colony collapse disorder.

Colony collapse disorder is where all the adult honeybees in a colony suddenly die or disappear.

Other countries have already banned these types of insecticides.

A professor of entomology (bug doctor) said:

"The EPA admits that their testing has not been adequate to determine the impact of this chemical on bees and pollinators."

So maybe it's time for the EPA takes another look at the pesticides they allow to be used.

The bees are vital to over one-third of all of America's crops.

Save the bees!

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