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Month: November 2013

Sweating the small stuff? Research shows minor events play a major role in decisions

Sweating the small stuff? Research shows minor events play a major role in decisions

Daniel Bitonti, CTVNews.ca    Published Sunday, November 24, 2013 It happens almost every day to each and every one of us: Those small anxiety-inducing events, from a frustrating, traffic-congested commute, to spilling coffee at your desk. And a new study out of the University Toronto shows that people who are not in tune with their emotions often let these small events play into unrelated and big decisions. “The emotions they have, which might be caused for any reason, can carry over…

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How the ‘Love Hormone’ Works Its Magic

How the ‘Love Hormone’ Works Its Magic

A whiff of oxytocin lit up reward center in men’s brains when they looked at their partner’s face By Brenda Goodman  HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) – Scientists, and women everywhere, have long wondered exactly what keeps a man from straying with a stranger. From a biological perspective, at least, cheating is easy to understand. The more sexual partners a man has, the more likely he’ll be to pass on his genetic material. So why do so…

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7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

Katie Waldeck     November 23, 2013 With cold and flu season just around the corner, now it’s more important than ever to get your immune system in the best shape you can. Getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your stress level down, can really do a lot for your health. But having a right diet is just, if not more, important. Luckily, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables out there that have immunity-boosting properties. Tip: Look…

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Tea: 6 Brilliant Effects on the Brain

Tea: 6 Brilliant Effects on the Brain

The British are rightly famous for their tea drinking. They–I should say ‘we’, as, yes, your humble author is a Brit–manage to down 165 million cups every day, and there are only 62 million of us. Only the Irish drink more tea than us per person. We all know about the effects of caffeine on the brain, but research has found two more ingredients of tea with important effects… 1. Green tea may help fight Alzheimer’s Scientists have found that…

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Start at the Healthier End of the Buffet

Start at the Healthier End of the Buffet

First three food items seen will comprise 66 percent of your total plate, researcher says WebMD News from HealthDay     By Mary Elizabeth Dallas     HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) – Putting healthier foods at the start of a buffet table can help diners pass up more fattening fare, according to a new study. Researchers found that when healthy foods are seen first, people are more likely to select them and less likely to crave higher-calorie foods…

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For Your Health: Organic versus Non-Organic

For Your Health: Organic versus Non-Organic

Organic Index 11.20.13             Organic Consumers Association, November 20, 2013 For related articles and more information, please visit OCA’s   All About Organics page , our   Myth of Natural page and our  Genetic Engineering page . Consumer demand for healthy, sustainably grown food has grown the organic market from just $1 billion in 1990 to nearly $30 billion today. Increasingly, consumers are saying “No” to foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), “No” to highly processed junk foods, and “No” to foods that come from…

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For Your Health: Organic versus Non-Organic

For Your Health: Organic versus Non-Organic

Organic Index 11.20.13             Organic Consumers Association, November 20, 2013  For related articles and more information, please visit OCA’s  All About Organics page , our  Myth of Natural page and our  Genetic Engineering page . Consumer demand for healthy, sustainably grown food has grown the organic market from just $1 billion in 1990 to nearly $30 billion today. Increasingly, consumers are saying “No” to foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), “No” to highly processed junk foods, and “No” to foods that come from…

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Target empty calories in kids’ diets at the source: study

Target empty calories in kids’ diets at the source: study

BY KATHRYN DOYLE     NEW YORK Wed Nov 20, 2013 (Reuters Health) – About a third of the calories kids eat at school, at fast food restaurants and from grocery stores are “empty calories” that should be targeted for reduction, according to a new study. “Although fast foods are generally recognized as less healthful, our study found that foods consumed by U.S. children from grocery stores and schools were similar in empty calorie content to fast foods,” author Jennifer M….

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The 5 best soup ingredients to beat a cold

The 5 best soup ingredients to beat a cold

Bolster your immune system with these delicious soup ingredients that help fight off the common cold and flu. By Matthew Kadey, RD 1. Pumpkin seeds Forget the medicine cabinet. If you really want to fend off a cold or flu, find comfort in a healing bowl of soup. Grandma’s chicken noodle remedy isn’t the only soup to lift your spirits when sick. Research shows a number of foods (which also make for some delicious soup ingredients) can boost your body’s…

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Will a consistent bedtime help lower body fat?

Will a consistent bedtime help lower body fat?

Prior research has shown how not getting enough sleep can impact your weight, but a new study finds the consistency of your bedtime and wake time can also influence body fat. Researchers from Brigham Young University in Utah studied 330 female university students over the course of several weeks, finding that those with the best sleeping habits had healthier weights. Women with a consistent bedtime and, more importantly, a consistent wake time had lower body fat than those with more…

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