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Month: June 2013

10 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Your Doctor May Not Know About

10 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Your Doctor May Not Know About

Author Dr. Amy Myers It’s estimated that fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States. Fibromyalgia is classically characterized by chronic pain, particularly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points throughout the body.  Conventional medicine has yet to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and only offers management of symptoms through pain medications and antidepressants. Functional medicine, on the other hand, looks to find the root cause of fibromyalgia and other…

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How to Store Vegetables & Fruit Without Plastic

How to Store Vegetables & Fruit Without Plastic

So you’ve got all these great fruits and vegetables and now we’re going to help you keep them at their freshest with these tips. These tips are from the Berkley Farmer’s Market which is a Zero Waste market! Here is a printable PDF of their original tip sheet. In the works here at Washington’s Green Grocer is a switch from plastic bags (although we use as few as we can get away with, while still keeping your produce from getting…

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13 Superfoods for a Long and Happy Life

13 Superfoods for a Long and Happy Life

23rd April 2013   By Iryna Ostapets   Guest Writer for Wake Up World Healthy eating is a good path to longevity. Many of us take supplements to add phytonutrients and minerals into the body. But the more nutritional needs you meet with your food consumption, the better the effects for your body. Consuming a variety of super-foods can provide the body with all the elements and nutrients that may be missing in your diet. It was known from an ancient times…

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8 Ways To Eat Mindfully

8 Ways To Eat Mindfully

By Chyna Smith   March 23, 2013 A journey to health should be gradual and fun. If you don’t believe that getting healthy can be exciting, wait until your body thanks you with more energy than usual and great skin. There’s no need to stress about trying to be healthy, because that’s counterproductive to your goal. All you need to do is listen to your body after you’ve eaten and heed its advice. An instant headache, or the need to take…

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Work Stress: 5 Tension-Busting Tricks From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Work Stress: 5 Tension-Busting Tricks From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Huffington Post     By Carolyn Gregoire     06/18/2013 If you’re stressed at work on a daily basis, you’re not alone: job-related stress in America is on the rise, with more than eight in 10 US workers saying that their jobs are stressing them out. Our unsustainable definition of success has created a culture of burnout, and it’s taking a toll on our well-being, creativity, productivity and corporate bottom lines. And when it comes to getting through each workday with…

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10 Health Benefits of Buckwheat

10 Health Benefits of Buckwheat

Diana Herrington   January 23, 2013 Contrary to its name, this fruit seed is not in any way related to wheat. Buckwheat is a gluten free power food! It is becoming very popular for many good reasons. It is a highly nourishing, energizing and tasty food that can be eaten instead of rice or the usual porridge. 10 Health Benefits: 1. Best source of high-quality, easily digestible proteins. This makes it an excellent meat substitute. High protein buckwheat flour is being…

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Singing, Dancing and Drumming Really Do Get You High

Singing, Dancing and Drumming Really Do Get You High

By Juliette Siegfried Have you ever seen people singing, dancing, and drumming at a rock concert or a rave or techno party and thought, “These people must be high on drugs?” Well, as it turns out, they may just be high on singing, dancing, and drumming. Those are the findings of a study conducted by University of Oxford psychologist Robin Dunbar, and published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology. Dunbar and his associates were performing experiments on pain thresholds and what…

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The Benefits of Flaxseed

The Benefits of Flaxseed

Is flaxseed the new wonder food? Preliminary studies show that it may help fight heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.  By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD   WebMD Expert Column Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries. Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000…

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The Supplements You Absolutely Need To Take

The Supplements You Absolutely Need To Take

BY SARA COURTER   JUNE 11, 2013 “I eat a healthy, plant-based, balanced diet, so why do I need to take supplements?” I know, I know. I was singing the same tune myself not so long ago. There’s no definitive answer, as every body is vastly unique, and there are many people who can get away with taking no supplements at all. The truth, though, is that we’re all quite deficient in certain areas without evening knowing it. There are…

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Prostate cancer linked to high intake of protein and calcium from dairy

Prostate cancer linked to high intake of protein and calcium from dairy

Monday, April 29, 2013   by: PF Louis (NaturalNews) The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPICN) is a multicenter meta-epidemiological (broad statistical survey) study designed to assess cancer risks by investigating past and current relationships between diet, lifestyle, environmental factors and cancer among a large population of different EU nations.  EPICN had a pool of 500,000 men and women recruited from 28 centers in 10 European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and…

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