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Month: October 2013

Flax and chia seeds: both high in Omega 3s, good fats and fibre

Flax and chia seeds: both high in Omega 3s, good fats and fibre

Once resigned to birdfeeders, seeds are now touted as the missing link to best health. Flax and chia, it seems, have been dueling for the latest title of superfood. But do these two tiny varieties live up to the hype? Flax and chia have been dueling for the latest title of superfood. By: Michele Henry Staff reporter, Published on Tue Aug 20 2013 Flax Pros Flaxseed, whether light in colour or a deep honey-brown, is an excellent source of plant-based…

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Tricks for enjoying Halloween treats in a healthy way

Tricks for enjoying Halloween treats in a healthy way

Katie Cavuto MS, RD, For Philly.com/Health     Monday, October 28, 2013 The real trick to Halloween is indulging in your favorite sweet treats without succumbing to the inevitable upset stomach or dealing with an off-the-wall kid on a sugar high. When I was a kid, I was an uber-competitive, self-proclaimed professional trick-or-treater. You know, the kid with the pillowcase sprinting from house to house collecting as much sugary loot as my hands and sack could hold? That was me! These days,…

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Yes, Organic Can Cost More. Here Are 10 Reasons Why It’s Worth It

Yes, Organic Can Cost More. Here Are 10 Reasons Why It’s Worth It

Maria Rodale   CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc.   10/21/2013   What if you knew the government and certain businesses were messing with your brain? Well, they are. As Ellen Ruppel Shell writes in her book Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture, governments and some big businesses know that most people get the same buzz from a good discount as they get from gambling. But as with gambling, the “house” always wins. For every big-win story, there are…

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3 Ways We Sabotage Ourselves + How To Stop

3 Ways We Sabotage Ourselves + How To Stop

BY ALLY HAMILTON   SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 Most of us feel stuck at one time or another. Life isn’t looking like the picture we had in our head, things aren’t flowing, and frustration and despair set in.Of course, this only compounds the problem, because when you’re feeling listless, discouraged and depressed, it’s very hard to get motivated. Feeling paralyzed is awful, and doubting your ability to live a life that feels good can be a very isolating experience.Here are three ways people…

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How Desire Fools Us: The Benefits and Dangers of The Chase

How Desire Fools Us: The Benefits and Dangers of The Chase

Desire brings us joy. Learn to harness its benefits while avoiding its dangers. by Emma M. Seppala, Ph.D. in Feeling It           August 13, 2013 Why do we love to chase? What is so intriguingly attractive about hard-to-get partners, Black Friday sales, and the very latest iPhone? Whether it’s for a trophy, a promotion, a slice at a popular pizza parlor, or Twitter followers, desire simply gets us all fired up. Anticipatory Joy A cat will…

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Spices and Herbs With a Huge Impact

Spices and Herbs With a Huge Impact

Medicinal herbs and spices have been used with great effectiveness from ancient times. Find out how these seven spices & herbs can make a huge impact on your daily health. Cloves – Found to have the highes t antioxidant content of all spices an be used as a painkiller and has been used for centuries to treat tooth aches and gum pain. Eases cold and allergies, and oil of clo ves is useful as antiseptic in mouthwash. Oregano – 1/2…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Love

10 Things You Might Not Know About Love

By Barbara Fredrickson, Special to CNN       Thu January 24, 2013 Editor’s note: Barbara Fredrickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of a new book on love. (CNN) – In writing the book “Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become,” here are 10 lessons I have learned: 1. It…

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Why do we sleep?

Why do we sleep?

To clean our brains, say US scientists Cerebral spinal fluid found to pump around the brain of sleeping mice, flushing out waste products like a biological dishwasherIan Sample, Science correspondent       theguardian.com, Friday 18 October 2013   Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain. Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers…

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10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Written by Belle Beth Cooper       Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It’s also no surprise that it’s the Nr.1 value for Buffer’s culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed with it. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become…

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Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire

Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire

Response could be unhealthy, such as fasting, taking diet pills or binge eating, study finds WebMD News from HealthDay     By Kathleen Doheny    HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) – Urging a partner to diet may seem like a supportive thing to do, but a new study finds it can trigger unhealthy habits such as fasting and taking diet pills – measures that can then lead to severe eating disorders. Both women and men tended to react negatively…

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