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Month: April 2014

Psychedelic Mushrooms Could Cure Anxiety for Cancer Patients

Psychedelic Mushrooms Could Cure Anxiety for Cancer Patients

A New York University study is using psilocybin to help patients overcome the fear of death. April 24, 2014  When O.M. was 21 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was a pre-med student at the time. His first reaction was denial, followed by an overwhelming and lasting anxiety, as described in an April 22 Atlantic article by Roc Morin. Even after six rounds of chemotherapy helped O.M. kick the cancer, he was plagued with a devastating fear that the…

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A Memory Aid for Seniors: Laughter

A Memory Aid for Seniors: Laughter

SUNDAY, April 27, 2014  (HealthDay News) Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss in the elderly, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that the stress hormone cortisol can harm memory and learning ability in older adults. This new study examined whether mirth might reduce the damage caused by cortisol. Researchers showed a 20-minute humorous video to a group of healthy seniors and a group of seniors with diabetes. These groups were compared with a group of seniors…

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11 Universal Truths in Nutrition We Actually Agree on

11 Universal Truths in Nutrition We Actually Agree on

Authority Nutrition   April 20, 2014 There is a lot of controversy in nutrition. Sometimes it seems like people can’t agree on anything at all. But there are a few exceptions to this… some nutrition facts that aren’t controversial. Here are 11 universal truths in nutrition that people actually agree on. 1. Artificial Trans Fats Are Extremely Unhealthy There is ongoing debate about fats in the diet, but most people agree that trans fats are harmful. Put simply, trans fats are…

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One Need No One Can Afford to Ignore

One Need No One Can Afford to Ignore

February 18, 2014  What do you really need if you want to lead a successful life? It seems odd in hindsight, but for a very long time no one seriously asked this question. Life was divided into traditional compartments – work, family, religion – that hadn’t changed for centuries. A breakthrough came when the psychologist Abraham Maslow offered a new model that put basic needs first and worked up the ladder toward higher needs. Thus feeling safe and secure was…

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Making Better Food Choices – Eat Real Non-Altered Foods

Making Better Food Choices – Eat Real Non-Altered Foods

Richard Smith Cedar Rapids Alternative Energy Examiner   December 30, 2013 Do you find yourself feeling off after eating what you thought was a healthy meal could the fresh veggies be GMO produced product? Our aim should be to eat real, non- altered foods, especially when on any kind of budget, reported Danielle Braff, a Chicago Tribune reporter. Braff interviewed Mira and Jayson Calton, co-authors of “Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS),” to share their thoughts…

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U.S. top court asks if Coca-Cola juice label is misleading

U.S. top court asks if Coca-Cola juice label is misleading

By Diane Bartz      WASHINGTON Mon Apr 21, 2014 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices grilled a lawyer for Coca-Cola Co on Monday, asking why a juice label touting the presence of pomegranates and blueberries should not be considered misleading if the drink contained just a trace of the fruits. Coca-Cola argued that it could not be sued over the labeling of one of its Minute Maid juice products because the label complies with rules of the Food and…

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10 Ways To Be Happier at Work

10 Ways To Be Happier at Work

Take control, fight little hassles, get fair pay, receive feedback and more… Lists of how to be happy at work often implicitly blame workers themselves. If you’re not happy, they imply, it’s because you’re not prioritising properly or you need to smile more, or some other trite rubbish. Don’t accept this: organisations are mostly to blame for unhappy employees. Psychological research has shown what makes people unhappy at work, and it’s not lack of smiling. Here are ten factors truly…

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9 Ways to Get Your Energy Back

9 Ways to Get Your Energy Back

Running on fumes? Here’s how to stop feeling so tired all the time. By Peter Jaret     WebMD Feature     Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD You’re only as old as you feel, the saying goes. But what if you feel old, tired, and rundown? Fatigue is a common complaint, especially after people hit middle age. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to boost energy. Some even slow the aging process. Here’s how to refill your tank when your energy…

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More People Worldwide Eating ‘Healthy’ Fats, Study Finds

More People Worldwide Eating ‘Healthy’ Fats, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Levels of healthy fats in people’s diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on consumption of fats and oils in 266 countries between 1990 and 2010. During that time, overall intake of omega-6, seafood omega-3 and plant omega-3 rose, while consumption of saturated fat, dietary cholesterol and trans fat remained stable. The Harvard School of…

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Hippocrates' Diet and Health Rules Everyone Should Follow

Hippocrates' Diet and Health Rules Everyone Should Follow

All new doctors today still pledge to do no harm, which may be Hippocrates’ most famous legacy. But much of the ancient Greek physician’s wisdom applies to everyone—not just those who have medical degrees. “Hippocrates was a visionary who figured out the most important ways we can stay healthy, all of which have been proved by modern science,” says David Katz, MD, founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center and author of the book Disease Proof: The Remarkable…

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