Happiness starts with you! Read on to discover some tips on being a happier, healthier you.

Better Sleep
Eat less. In a 2016 multicenter study, healthy adults who ate a calorie-restricted diet enjoyed better sleep and mood. Calorie-restricted diets are also linked to longevity.

Stress Less
Take a multivitamin. On days when women (aged 50 – 75 years old) took a multivitamin, researchers found it improved their mood and reduced stress.

Improve Your Mood
Swallow some microbes. Researchers in the Netherlands found taking a multispecies probiotic supplement for a month helped improve mood.

Clean Up Your Act
Go natural. What do you use to clean your floors? How about your hair? Discover spotless household cleaners and natural shampoos in store.

Control Food Cravings
Indulge in fiber and protein. You ate a salad for lunch? Good for you! But, it may leave you craving donuts by midafternoon. Eat more protein and fiber (nuts, seeds, nutritional shakes) to curb cravings.

Oh, You Look Good!
Practice a little self-care. Clarify and sooth your skin with a luxurious natural skin care product. Feed your skin with silica; silica helps maintain healthy skin, hair and nails.

Find Energy
Go green and spicy! Green coloured plants are energizing. Now, that you’re up and going, consider curcumin for your joints – last August, a large review study showed it’s effective in the treatment of joint inflammation.

Party Right
Celebrate without guilt. While celebrating red carpets and touchdowns this month try eating less guilty snacks for a happier, healthier you. Mmm…there are lots in store!

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