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Month: November 2014

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12

17th November 2014      By Dr. Edward F. Group     Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Vitamin B-12 is one of the more discussed vitamins and for good reason. It is important for your health overall as it helps several organs and systems in your body function properly, including the brain, the nervous and skeletal systems, DNA replication and energy creation processes. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why it’s important to make sure you’re getting…

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What is Lateral Thinking?

What is Lateral Thinking?

Edward de Bono invented the term ‘lateral thinking’ in 1967. It was first written up in a book called “The Use of Lateral Thinking” (Jonathan Cape, London) – “New Think” (Basic Books, New York) – the two titles refer to the same book. For many years now this has been acknowledged in the Oxford English Dictionary which is the final arbiter of the English Language. There are several ways of defining lateral thinking, ranging from the technical to the illustrative. 1….

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15 Amazing Effects Music Has On Your Health

15 Amazing Effects Music Has On Your Health

20 Oct 2014 Many people don’t know this but listening to music is not just something that brings joy, it can also improve your health in a variety of ways and scientists have proven that through many researches. Read on to find how music can make your life more awesome. Helps you sleep better Music contributes for a healthy sleep. Researchers have found that classical music can help us deal with Insomnia, especially college students. This is definitely a healthier…

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Defeat Insomnia and Sleep Easy with These Top Foods

Defeat Insomnia and Sleep Easy with These Top Foods

By Carolanne Wright      Contributing Writer for Wake Up World      Updated September 2014 Poor sleep isn’t only a nuisance, it’s also dangerous for health. Currently, over 50 million Americans suffer from the condition, with women three times more susceptible than men. When we are sleep deprived, the risk of diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease increase, immunity falters and our waistlines expand. As anyone who has suffered from insomnia knows, lack of decent shut-eye creates mayhem in personal…

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The Dos and Don'ts Of Eating For Energy

The Dos and Don'ts Of Eating For Energy

BY NICK KOWALSKI    NOVEMBER 13, 2014  Energy starts with food that’s both nourishing and natural. One of the greatest mistakes we make when it comes to acquiring energy is in what we decide to use as fuel. Real, nutrient-dense and living food ignites our five senses and adds to our natural energy, but unfortunately, what most of us use to obtain energy is far from real food. The greatest source of energy is joy: the kind of energy that…

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9 Self-Care Essentials To Add To Your Life

9 Self-Care Essentials To Add To Your Life

BY TRISH ALLAN   NOVEMBER 10, 2013  There’s been a long-held belief that people are worthy of respect when they put others before themselves. People have often evaluated their own worth (and the degree to which they deserve value in society) by their ability to contribute and place the needs of others before themselves. Along with this belief is the idea that self-care is self-indulgent. However, we can only sustain physical health and emotional health when self-care is a priority….

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Three Ways To Fight Disease With Your Mind

Three Ways To Fight Disease With Your Mind

Three psychological approaches which improve health at the cellular level. Practising mindfulness meditation, yoga or being involved in a support group have positive impacts at the cellular level in breast cancer, a new study finds. The study, conducted at Canadian cancer centres, found that breast cancer survivors who practised meditation and yoga or took part in support groups had longer telomeres, part of the chromosome thought to be important in physical health. Dr. Linda E. Carlson, who led the study,…

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Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts

Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts have sweet taste and are rich source of energy. 100 g of nuts provide about 718 calorie/100 g, which is one of the highest values among nuts. They are packed with numerous health-benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health and wellness. 100 g of macadamia provides 8.6 g or 23% of daily-recommended levels of dietary fiber. Additionally, they are a very good source of phytosterols such as β-sitosterol. However, the nuts contain no…

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Can a Positive Attitude Reverse the Effects of Aging?

Can a Positive Attitude Reverse the Effects of Aging?

AgingCare.com     November 6, 2014 The world is full of stereotypes. Some are born from over-generalized kernels of truth, while others are more like misguided myths gone wild. And, at some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced the effects of stereotyping. One of the most pervasive stereotypes in modern North America is that of the frail older adult. Once a person ages beyond the apex of the proverbial hill, it’s almost as if society collectively gives them a…

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10 Reasons Why Oxytocin Is The Most Amazing Molecule In The World

10 Reasons Why Oxytocin Is The Most Amazing Molecule In The World

George Dvorsky Though often referred to as the “trust hormone” oxytocin is increasingly being seen as a brain chemical that does a lot more than just bring couples closer together. New research is suggesting that oxytocin plays a crucial part in enabling us to not just forge and strengthen our social relations, but in helping us to stave off a number of psychological and physiological problems as well. But more conceptually, oxytocin is proving to be a crucial ingredient to…

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