Aromatherapy for Insomnia

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Essential oils may help you relax and get a better night’s sleep. Although many essential oils can be used to help you relax or make it easier to fall asleep, a few oils are particularly effective.

The top five essential oils for insomnia are lavender, chamomile, bergamot, sandalwood, and mandarin.

  • Lavender, an herb that produces one of the most popular essential oils, can be grown in a garden. This bushy plant produces pale violet flowers that bloom all summer. Its varied uses include aiding with digestion, improving mood, calming the nervous system, relaxing the body, and enabling blissful sleep.
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Half A Million New Cancer Cases Annually Linked to High BMI

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Nearly half a million new cancer cases per year can be attributed to high body mass index (higher than 25). According to a new study conducted by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer and published in The Lancet Oncology, these cases are highest in richer countries but the effects are now visible in parts of the developing world. Data was utilized from numerous sources including the GLOBOCAN database of cancer incidence and mortality for 184 countries.

High body mass index (BMI) is a known risk factor for many types of cancers, including those affecting the esophagus, colon, rectum, kidneys, pancreas, gallbladder, breasts, ovaries, and uterus (endometrium).… Read more »