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Month: July 2012

20 Things Happy People Do Every Day

20 Things Happy People Do Every Day

By Jennifer WhiteLately I’ve been having some down days. Sometimes life throws me lemons, and I let them make my life sour. Then, I remember that I’m not that kind of person—I’m the sort who makes awesome limoncello and throws a party. So here are some tips on how to pull yourself up by your bootstraps when you need to, and become the person that you know you have the power to be—here are 20 things that happy people do every…

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New York City fast food chains cut trans fat under regulations

New York City fast food chains cut trans fat under regulations

By Genevra PittmanNEW YORK | Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:04pm EDT(Reuters Health) – Fast-food patrons in New York City are eating far less unhealthy fat since restrictions on its use by restaurants were imposed four years ago, a report sponsored by the city said.Trans fats, especially common in hydrogenated vegetable oils, have been linked to long-term heart disease risk.The study, released on Monday, found the average meal went from containing nearly three grams of trans fat to just half a…

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6 Superfoods You Need To Know About

6 Superfoods You Need To Know About

By Dr. Jesse Chappus Here is a list of six superfoods that pack a nutritional punch. Try and incorporate them into a healthy, whole food diet to experience a wide array of health benefits. 1. Chia Seeds – These seeds originally gained popularity back in the 1990s when they were spread on ceramics and sprouted to grow Chia Pets. Chia seeds are now being raved about in the health community because of the nutritional boost they will provide when added to your diet. They are mineral rich and…

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Manage your brain — it’s your most important asset

Manage your brain — it’s your most important asset

By Charlotte Tomaino, Special to CNNJuly 4, 2012Editor’s note: Charlotte Tomaino is a clinical neuropsychologist with 30 years of experience. Dr. Tomaino is dedicated to helping patients develop practical solutions for the traumatic loss of brain function.(CNN) – What does it mean to manage your own brain?The field of neuropsychology — the applied form of neuroscience — is now offering an emerging consciousness about the brain’s inner workings. As with everything, it is when we know how the brain works…

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Tartrazine is not just a food colourant

Tartrazine is not just a food colourant

(NaturalNews) These days, most food products that are specifically marketed to children contain tartrazine. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop here. Tartrazine is also found in many medications, cosmetics and personal care products. It is in fact derived from coal tar. Some may not be familiar with what coal tar actually is or where it originates from. The online dictionary at www.dictionary.reference.com refers to coal tar as `a thick, black, viscid liquid formed during the distillation of coal, that upon further distillation yields compounds,…

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Are ‘Cat Ladies’ More Likely to Attempt Suicide?

Are ‘Cat Ladies’ More Likely to Attempt Suicide?

By Alexandra Sifferlin       July 3, 2012 Women who are infected with the common cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii may be more vulnerable to suicide, a new study finds, adding to the evidence that T. gondii or Toxo, as the bug is known, may cause subtle changes in the human brain that lead to personality changes and even mental illness. The parasite is excreted in cat feces — which is why pregnant women are advised not to change the litter box — but it also spreads through undercooked meat and…

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The Most Anti-Inflammatory Mushroom

The Most Anti-Inflammatory Mushroom

Dr. Michael Greger   July 6, 2012 Atherosclerotic plaques may be more aptly described as pimples. These inflamed pockets of pus building up in the lining of our arteries can rupture, cut off our hearts’ blood supply, and kill us. In my 2-min. video Arterial Acne, I profile a New England Journal of Medicine review that describes the process. Death from heart disease starts with cholesterol infiltrating the lining of the coronary arteries crowning our heart. This triggers an inflammatory response. The inner…

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Go Nuts for Walnuts and Almonds Nutrition

Go Nuts for Walnuts and Almonds Nutrition

We have heard a lot in recent years about walnuts and almonds nutrition. The truth is that there are many healthy nutrients found in walnut oil, walnuts and almonds. The health benefits of walnuts, almonds and nut products will help protect your body in a number of ways. Here are just a few reasons why these nuts are so amazingly healthy for us and why we should include nuts in our diets on a daily basis: Walnut and Almonds Nutrition…

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Scientists: Garlic Fights Common Illness Better than Antibiotics

Scientists: Garlic Fights Common Illness Better than Antibiotics

7th May 2012 By Anthony Gucciardi Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Scientists at Washington State University are now confirming once again what natural health experts have known for years — garlic fights one of the most common food-borne illnesses much more effectively than antibiotics. Garlic has built a strong reputation in fighting infections, a benefit that is but one of many. Campylobacter bacterium, the name for the common bacteria that often results in intestinal illness, affects around 2.4 million Americans per year…

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8 Reasons Why brown rice is better for you than white rice

8 Reasons Why brown rice is better for you than white rice

1. Selenium An important trace mineral known to drastically reduce our chances of developing certain forms of cancer, as well as heart disease, inflammatory conditions and rheumatoid arthritis. 2. Manganese One cup of brown rice gives us over 80% of our daily manganese requirements. This is very beneficial to the health of our nervous and reproductive systems. 3. Natural Oils These heart-healthy oils are naturally found in brown rice and can help the body reduce LDL forms of cholesterol. 4….

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