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Month: November 2014

The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet

The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet

By Kris Gunnars  There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day. In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely. The best way to do that is to simply eat the foods that carry the greatest amount and variety of nutrients. These are the 11 most nutrient dense foods on the planet. 1. Salmon Not all fish is created equal. Salmon, and…

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The Breakfast Nutrient That Keeps You Alert and Calm

The Breakfast Nutrient That Keeps You Alert and Calm

Shubhra Krishan  November 27, 2014 What do the following breakfast menus have in common? Coffee and doughnut. Pancakes with syrup. Milk with sweet cereal. Yes, they are quick to put together and taste good. But if you start feeling irritable and jittery a few hours later, these very foods could be responsible, thanks to the quick blood sugar rise and crash they cause. That’s because they have one other factor in common: they lack protein. Protein takes longer for the…

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Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say

Drinking diet soda could cause weight gain, research suggests CBC News  Sep 17, 2014  Artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering how their bodies handle sugar, scientists say. Artificial sweeteners may exacerbate, rather than prevent, metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests. Calorie-free artificial sweeteners are often chosen by dieters in part because they are thought not to raise blood sugar levels. In Wednesday’s issue of the journal Nature, researchers report…

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Here's Why You Struggle To Stay Present

Here's Why You Struggle To Stay Present

BY ERIN OLIVIO    NOVEMBER 13, 2014  So many of us humans tend to go through our days on autopilot, which is essentially the opposite of mindfulness. We act unconsciously or habitually, even forming thoughts and judgments without conscious awareness of what we are doing (or why or how well). We just react. We spend most of our energy rehashing the past or rehearsing the future: wishing, hoping, planning, ruminating, missing, regretting. We are disconnected from what is happening in…

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Focus on play in kindergarten may improve grades

Focus on play in kindergarten may improve grades

By Kathryn Doyle       Thu Nov 20, 2014  (This version of the Nov.14th story changes ‘Tools for the Mind’ to ‘Tools of the Mind’ in paras 2, 5, 7, and 14.) (Reuters Health) – Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade, according to a new study. The technique, called ‘Tools of the Mind,’ seemed to be particularly effective in high-poverty schools, the authors write. “The…

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Why happiness is healthy

Why happiness is healthy

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN      Thu November 20, 2014   (CNN) – Happiness – you know it when you see it, but it’s hard to define. You might call it a sense of well-being, of optimism or of meaningfulness in life, although those could also be treated as separate entities. But whatever happiness is, we know that we want it, and that is just somehow good. We also know that we don’t always have control over our happiness. Research…

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7 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

SpryLiving.com    November 21, 2014 You hit the gym five days a week. You eat all the veggies you can get your hands on. You religiously avoid all white carbs. But in spite of your good intentions, the number on the scale refuses to budge. WTF?!! If this scenario sounds familiar, your metabolism might be to blame. Before you start thinking you’ve been screwed in the genetic lottery, take a deep breath. It’s okay. You can fix this. First thing’s…

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What is The Glycemic Index?

What is The Glycemic Index?

The Glycemic Index is an indication of how quickly a specified amount of food will cause a rise in blood sugar level. The amount of food is the portion that contains 50 grams of carbohydrate (200 calories from carbs). So it is really an indication of how one carb compares to another. Certain foods cause a spike, or rapid rise, in blood sugar level. This spike causes an insulin response and may over time lead to health problems such as…

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11 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Buddha

11 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Buddha

1. Thoughts and words have power. They can either hurt or heal. Choose wisely. “Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” – Buddha All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for…

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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

By Carolanne Wright       Contributing Writer for Wake Up World 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…

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