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Month: February 2014

31 Ways To Be A Better Person Every Day

31 Ways To Be A Better Person Every Day

 By Elizabeth McLaughlin    January 29, 2014  We’ve all heard the advice to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” But what does it mean to “be the change” in daily life? I’ve pondered this question often in my coaching practice, where I work with folks who struggle to change every day. In my experience, positive change — whether individual or global — is inevitable when we refuse to perpetuate behavior which harms, and when we refuse…

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Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

By Kathleen Doheny   HealthDay Reporter   February 11, 2014 TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Treating depression in its early stages might help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed 235 older people diagnosed with depression. The patients were randomly assigned to receive either antidepressants and psychotherapy or standard care determined by their doctor. Patients who had no evidence of heart disease at the study start who received antidepressants and therapy for their…

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How Many Eggs Can You Safely Eat?

How Many Eggs Can You Safely Eat?

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Just imagine… a whole egg contains all the nutrients needed to turn a single cell into an entire baby chicken. However, eggs have gotten a bad reputation because the yolks are high in cholesterol. In fact, a single medium sized egg contains 186 mg of cholesterol, which is 62 percent of the recommended daily intake. People believed that if you ate cholesterol, that it would raise cholesterol in the blood…

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Spice Extract Shows Excellent Anti-Cancer Effects

Spice Extract Shows Excellent Anti-Cancer Effects

Michelle Schoffro Cook   February 7, 2014 Exciting research published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer found that a whole food extract of ginger containing a group of phytonutrients known as gingerols slowed cancer tumor growth and increased the rate at which the body destroyed cancer cells in prostate cancer.  The scientists conducted both laboratory testing and tests on humans to determine the effects of a ginger extract on prostate cancer and the results were promising.  They compared the results to…

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8 Wonderful Psychological Effects of Being Compassionate

8 Wonderful Psychological Effects of Being Compassionate

What a wonderful world it would be if people could generate a little more compassion for each other. The power of compassion is stronger than empathy because it is about imagining the suffering of others at a deeper level; consequently it is more likely to motivate action. And compassion isn’t just beneficial for the person being helped–nurturing compassion has some remarkable psychological effects on the self. Here are eight psychology studies which show the effects of exercising your humanity. 1….

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The Surprising Ways Grains Are Destroying Your Brain

The Surprising Ways Grains Are Destroying Your Brain

By Dr. David Perlmutter    August 28, 2013  Medical science is making meaningful strides in terms of reducing heart disease and some forms of cancer. But why are we desperately losing the battle when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? The statistics take your breath away. We’ve already got 5.4 million Alzheimer’s patients right here in the U.S., and that number is poised to double by 2030. And the cost for caring for these folks is estimated to be around $200 billion…

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Teff: The New Super Food You Need to Try

Teff: The New Super Food You Need to Try

Diana Vilibert   February 5, 2014 With fans like Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham, it’s no wonder that teff is being touted as the next big super food. And Hollywood A-listers have good reason to love it—here are seven things you need to know about teff.     It’s gluten-free, and can even be ground to make a flour alternative. Use it to make pie crusts, cookies and breads.     It’s packed with protein and vitamin C (a nutrient not usually found…

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Flavonoid-rich foods linked to lowered diabetes risk

Flavonoid-rich foods linked to lowered diabetes risk

By Shereen Jegtvig    NEW YORK     Wed Jan 29, 2014 (Reuters Health) – Women with diets rich in foods like berries, chocolate, red wine and tea also have reduced inflammation and insulin resistance – a diabetes precursor, according to new UK research. Flavonoids are chemical compounds found in colorful fruits and vegetables, and laboratory studies suggest they may offer a variety of health benefits. “The aim of this study was to add more weight to these findings by starting to unravel…

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That Chemical Subway Ditched? McDonald's, Wendy's Use it Too

That Chemical Subway Ditched? McDonald's, Wendy's Use it Too

By Katie Little This week, Subway found out customers don’t like eating a chemical found in yoga mats, shoe rubber and synthetic leather. After one blogger’s petition against azodicarbonamide generated widespread uproar, the sandwich chain announced plans to remove the ingredient from its bread but did not say when. Currently, its 9-grain wheat, Italian white and sourdough breads contain it. The move has at least one other major chain pondering its own products containing the chemical, but its use at…

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6 Reasons To Say Yes To Cinnamon

6 Reasons To Say Yes To Cinnamon

By Tamara Jacobi     December 31, 2013 Just the smell of cinnamon is enough to inspire nostalgic childhood memories: sipping hot cocoa, playing in the snow, and nibbling grandma’s baked treats. Though cinnamon is considered a classic holiday spice, I’ve become absolutely convinced that it should be a permanent addition to both my spice cabinet and my medicine cabinet. Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices, and was traditionally used not only as a spice, but as a healer and…

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