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Month: August 2013

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Hemp

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Hemp

Brandi, selected from Diets in Review     August 17, 2013    Hemp has always had trouble stepping out of the shadow of its dirty cousin marijuana. While it is closely related to whacky tobaccy, hemp has microscopic amounts of THC — the chemical in marijuana that gets you high — and eating hemp foods won’t jeopardize your next drug test. The health benefits of hemp are so vast that people are beginning to abandon the antiquated stereotypes of the versatile…

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Soda Contributes to Behavior Problems Among Young Children

Soda Contributes to Behavior Problems Among Young Children

By Alexandra Sifferlin    @acsifferlin    Aug. 16, 2013 Sugar-sweetened beverages are one of the major culprits in the obesity epidemic, but sodas have also been connected to behavioral problems among teens. That link apparently extends to young kids as well. Among children 5 years old, according to the latest research, those drinking more sugar-sweetened sodas showed increased aggression, withdrawal and difficulty paying attention than those drinking fewer or none of the beverages. It’s the first time that the effects…

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Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds

Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds

Review also finds that those who ‘give back’ tend to live longer By Robert Preidt     HealthDay Reporter     WebMD News from HealthDay FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) – Volunteering may improve your mental health and help you live longer, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 40 published papers and found evidence that volunteers had a 20 percent lower risk of death than non-volunteers. In addition, volunteers had lower levels of depression, increased life satisfaction and enhanced well-being….

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9 Foods That Will Naturally Detox You

9 Foods That Will Naturally Detox You

BY MARIA GUADAGNO – NOVEMBER 23, 2012  Think the only way to detox is with a juice cleanse? Think again! Our bodies are naturally built to detoxify us. Everyday, we eliminate and neutralize toxins through our colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph, and skin. It’s just that, in this day and age, these organs often get over-worked from the constant barrage of toxins from pollution, animal products, and processed foods. Luckily, Mother Nature has the perfect antidote!  Below are 9 potent…

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World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”  Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending…

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Why High-Fat Diets May Trigger Overeating

Why High-Fat Diets May Trigger Overeating

August 15, 2013    By Health Editor  Brenda Goodman   HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) — Many people who have tried to give up fatty foods in favor of healthier choices have found themselves obsessing over cookies or chips. Choosing a salad over a cheeseburger can feel like a Herculean act of will. Now scientists believe they’ve found an important clue about why this happens. Working in mice, researchers say they’ve discovered how the gut talks to the reward centers…

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The Key to Happy Relationships? It’s Not All About Communication

The Key to Happy Relationships? It’s Not All About Communication

By Francine Russo    Aug. 16, 2013 If couples were paying any attention during the past few decades, they should be able to recite the one critical ingredient for a healthy relationship — communication. But the latest study shows that other skills may be almost as important for keeping couples happy. While expressing your needs and feelings in a positive way to your significant other is a good foundation for resolving conflicts and building a healthy relationship, these skills may…

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Why Calcium In Milk And Most Calcium Supplements Are A Huge Detriment To Your Health

Why Calcium In Milk And Most Calcium Supplements Are A Huge Detriment To Your Health

by MARCO TORRES     August 21, 2013 Most people are unaware that pasteurized milk actually causes osteoporosis because there is a process the body must commit to due to milk’s calcium content being unabsorbed. The majority of calcium supplements on the market also contain inferior forms of the mineral which are also not absorbable and actually decrease the digestibility of other nutrients.  The belief that calcium is what builds strong bones is absolutely ingrained in our society, but has no…

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23 Signs You’re Secretly An Introvert

23 Signs You’re Secretly An Introvert

The Huffington Post      By Carolyn Gregoire  Posted: 08/20/2013 Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who’s hanging out alone by the food table fiddling with an iPhone, the “social butterfly” can just as easily have an introverted personality. “Spotting the introvert can be harder than finding Waldo,” Sophia Dembling, author of “The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World,” tells…

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Excessive TV time linked to poor motor skills, study finds

Excessive TV time linked to poor motor skills, study finds

Current recommendations discourage children over 2 watching more than 2 hours per day CBC News     Posted: Aug 8, 2013 An extra hour of television watching beyond recommendations set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) diminishes a preschooler’s vocabulary and math skills as well as classroom attention, a new study suggests. Every hourly increase in daily television watching from two and a half years old is also associated with bullying by classmates, and physical prowess at kindergarten, said…

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