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Month: September 2014

Overcoming Resistance to Change: The Secret to Lasting Health

Overcoming Resistance to Change: The Secret to Lasting Health

27th August 2014      By Deane Alban  Contributing Writer for Wake Up World What do you want to do when you retire? The most common answers to this question are to spend time with friends and family, travel, volunteer, exercise (finally!), learn new things, live abroad, and write a book. [1] But you won’t be able to do these things later if you don’t take care of your body and your brain now. If you’re like most people, you’ve…

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American waistlines still expanding, study says

American waistlines still expanding, study says

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN    NEW YORK Tue Sep 16, 2014   (Reuters Health) – The average waistline of Americans increased by more than an inch over the past decade, according to a study from U.S. health researchers. Along with the increase in waist circumference measurements, the number of Americans with abdominal obesity increased by about eight percentage points between 1999-2000 and 2011-2012, researchers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found. “We’ve been doing these studies for…

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7 Feng Shui Tips To Help You Get More Of What You Want

7 Feng Shui Tips To Help You Get More Of What You Want

BY DANA CLAUDAT      JULY 15, 2014  As grateful as a person can be for all that she has, more seems to be what pretty much everyone wants. More money, more love, more wellness, more excitement! There’s nothing wrong with wanting more of anything. But things can go sideways, depending on the way you go about getting more. In feng shui, there are two energies that create the universe: yin (quiet, cool, still) and yang (loud, hot, active). If…

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6 Things That Improve Your Memory

6 Things That Improve Your Memory

Posted by Casie Terry What’s worse than not being able to remember something when it’s right on the tip of your tongue? It’s infuriating. And worse, it only happens more frequently as the years pass. But, luckily, there are certain foods, supplements and tricks that can help you sharpen your memory and keep it way. Here are six easy ways to start improving your memory now! 1. Coconut Oil: Researchers are growing more and more optimistic about the relationship between…

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Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants

Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants

By KENNETH CHANG      JULY 11, 2014 Adding fuel to the debates over the merits of organic food, a comprehensive review of earlier studies found substantially higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides in organic fruits, vegetables and grains compared with conventionally grown produce. “It shows very clearly how you grow your food has an impact,” said Carlo Leifert, a professor of ecological agriculture at Newcastle University in England, who led the research. “If you buy organic…

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It's Not Stress That Kills You: It's How You Handle It

It's Not Stress That Kills You: It's How You Handle It

BY CAROL KLINE    SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 Most wellness specialists agree that stress is on a par with smoking as far as health is concerned. You may even occasionally see stories about stressed-out workaholics who suddenly leave it all behind. But most people don’t want to live on the streets or off the grid. Until recently, researchers have viewed stress in much the same way as Stanford neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. Dr. Sapolsky says…

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7 Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

7 Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

by Leah Payne   May 27, 2014 Sure, it’s nice to spend time in nature when we get the chance. But is it that important? According to many new studies—yes, it is. Some researchers believe that being outdoors in nature may even be essential for our good health. Here are seven benefits of spending time in the great outdoors. 1. Better overall health and quality of life A Danish study that investigated the associations between green space and health found a…

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Sensitive to gluten? Traditional sourdough offers a unique solution to bread woes

Sensitive to gluten? Traditional sourdough offers a unique solution to bread woes

Wednesday, November 06, 2013      Carolanne Wright (NaturalNews) Jack Bezian of Bezian’s Bakery in Santa Monica, California, has an eye-catching sign behind his loaves of bread, stating: “Roman soldiers had only sourdough bread to get protein.” But this is only part of the story. For those who suffer from gluten intolerance or celiac disease, Jack’s naturally fermented bread is surprisingly easy to digest. Interestingly, several studies have also found true sourdough to be well tolerated by individuals sensitive to…

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Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is REAL FOOD

Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is REAL FOOD

By James Hamblin Flailing in the swell of bestselling diet books, infomercials for cleanses, and secret tips in glossy magazines, is the credibility of nutrition science. Watching thoroughly-credentialed medical experts tout the addition or subtraction of one nutrient as deliverance—only to change the channel and hear someone equally-thoroughly-credentialed touting the opposite—it can be tempting to write off nutrition advice altogether. This month we hear something is good, and next we almost expect to hear it’s bad. Why not assume the…

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Will Eating Certain Foods Help Me Burn Calories?

Will Eating Certain Foods Help Me Burn Calories?

by Jessica Cassity Most of the diets I’ve been on – and there have been more than a few – focus on what not to eat, rather than what to eat. But are there foods that need to be added to your shopping list when weight loss is the goal? The Rumor: Some foods help you burn calories better than others Could focusing on the foods you add to a diet may be more important than worrying about the foods…

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