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Month: August 2013

Sugar Is a Drug

Sugar Is a Drug

By Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen     June 6th, 2013  When a person does cocaine it creates a surge of pleasure molecules in the brain, including serotonin and dopamine, or decreases their inactivation. Stay with us, here. It both creates a rush of molecules and blocks their degradation—two things that boost their effects. These cause a pleasure rush in you, at least until your brain receptors get used to it. Many get addicted to this rush and seek out…

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10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant

10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant

Gluten intolerance, also called gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease- when it’s in its most severe form- can have symptoms that range from no symptoms to life threatening or debilitating chronic health problems and anywhere in between. Often, these symptoms are not consistent from person to person and this is part of what makes gluten testing or Diagnosing Gluten Sensitivity so difficult for medical professionals. According to Dr. Amy Myers the following are 10 signs of gluten intolerance: 1. Digestive issues…

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The Fruit That Fights the Blues

The Fruit That Fights the Blues

by Rachael Schultz    August 5, 2013 Consider kiwi. Treat the blues with some green: Men who ate two kiwis a day for 6 weeks saw a significant improvement in depression and anxiety, as well as more energy and vigor, reports new research in the Journal of Nutritional Science. In the study, guys who ate half a kiwi a day, and men who reported a positive outlook to start, saw no benefit from the kiwis. “We suspect the effect is…

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Stress and the Brain

Stress and the Brain

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, M.D., Alexander Tsiaras and TheVisualMD.com        Posted: 07/24/2011 The human body responds to stress with a powerful fight-or-flight reaction. Hormone surge through the body, causing the heart to pump faster and sending extra supplies of energy into the bloodstream. For much of human history, this emergency response system was useful: It enabled people to survive immediate physical threats, like an attack from a wild animal. But today, the stress in most people’s…

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Why You Should Eat Breakfast and the Best Times for the Rest of the Day’s Meals

Why You Should Eat Breakfast and the Best Times for the Rest of the Day’s Meals

By Alexandra Sifferlin   July 23, 2013        Skipping Breakfast May Increase Heart Attack Risk Keeping track of what you’re supposed to eat to stay healthy can already be overwhelming, but it turns out that when you eat what can also be important for keeping your weight in control and for warding off chronic disease. It turns out Mom was right: you should eat breakfast. And if you don’t believe Mom, a growing body of studies shows that…

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More couples opting to sleep in separate beds, study suggests

More couples opting to sleep in separate beds, study suggests

Relationships can actually improve, clinical observation at Ryerson University indicates CBC News Posted: Aug 6, 2013  More couples are opting for separate quarters, recent surveys suggest. As many as 30-40 per cent of couples sleep in different beds, Director of Ryerson’s Sleep and Depression Laboratory Colleen Carney told CBC. Basing her conclusions on her clinics observations of sleep quality, she said the practice, perceived by many as taboo, can actually improve relationships. “People will say they sleep better [together], but…

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Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly

Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly

By Andrew M. Seaman     NEW YORK     Wed Aug 7, 2013  (Reuters Health) – Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study. The study’s researchers caution, however, that people shouldn’t start stocking up on hot chocolate mix to help solve their crossword puzzles based on the new finding. “We’re several steps removed from that recommendation,” said Dr….

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Health benefits of taking probiotics

Health benefits of taking probiotics

Bacteria have a reputation for causing disease, so the idea of tossing down a few billion a day for your health might seem — literally and figuratively — hard to swallow. But a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that you can treat and even prevent some illnesses with foods and supplements containing certain kinds of live bacteria. Northern Europeans consume a lot of these beneficial microorganisms, called probiotics (from pro and biota, meaning “for life”), because of their tradition…

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Stay energized: How to boost your alertness

Stay energized: How to boost your alertness

by Michele Borboa, MS    Nov 14, 2008   TIPS TO STAY SHARP Your mind and body are closely interconnected – when one is revved to go, the other is usually as pumped. However, when your body tires, your brain typically follows, and vice-versa. Here are five tips to ensure your physical and mental energy stays strong all day long.   1. DIET RIGHT A common side-effect of weight-loss diets is overall fatigue, typically because of insufficient calories or lack…

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Harvard Scientists Urge You to Stop Drinking Milk

Harvard Scientists Urge You to Stop Drinking Milk

Posted by: True Activist  July 3, 2013   by: Mike Barrett     Natural SocietyVegans may have had it right all along; while raw, organic milk offers numerous health benefits, a Harvard researcher and pediatrician argues that conventional milk and dairy products alike are a detriment to your health – thanks to added health-compromising sweeteners.As David Ludwig mentioned in his research, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, there have been countless pieces of research concluding…

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