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Month: December 2014

This Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child's Brain

This Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child's Brain

BY DEBBIE HAMPTON    DECEMBER 10, 2014  If there existed one, simple thing you could do to improve your child’s performance every day at school, in addition to their long-term educational and health outcomes, earnings, and family stability, you’d want to do it, right? Well, believe it or not, this one, simple thing does exist. And it’s probably even simpler than you think. The answer? Talk to your children. Studies have shown that babies need something besides the latest, whiz-bang…

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Just 1 Gram of This Spice Boosts Memory in Six Hours

Just 1 Gram of This Spice Boosts Memory in Six Hours

One gram of turmeric at breakfast has been shown by a new study to improve memory in people with memory problems. In the study itself participants were given 1 gram of turmeric mixed into their ordinary breakfasts (Lee et al., 2014). Their working memory was tested before and some time after their breakfast, and the results were compared with a placebo-control condition. Professor Wahlqvist, who led the Taiwanese study, explained the results: “We found that this modest addition to breakfast…

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5 Key Reasons to Include Hemp Seed in Your Daily Diet

5 Key Reasons to Include Hemp Seed in Your Daily Diet

Christina Sarich BY CHRISTINA SARICH   NOVEMBER 16, 2014 Hemp can be used for almost literally countless things, from building homes to the remediation of contaminated soil. In terms of nutrition, there are 5 specific reasons to keep hemp seeds stocked in your pantry. They are a nutritious power-house that should not be overlooked. In fact, many experts call hemp one of the most nutritionally complete food sources in the world. Read on to find out why: Health Benefits of…

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The Personality Trait Linked To The Strongest Immune System

The Personality Trait Linked To The Strongest Immune System

Outgoing, sociable people also have the strongest immune systems, a new study finds. Those who are the most conscientious and careful, though, are most likely to have a weaker immune system response. The research found no evidence, though, that a tendency towards negative emotions was associated with poor health. The study, published in the snappily titled journal Psychoneuroendochrinology, gave personality tests to 121 health adults (Vedhara et al., 2014). Along with assessing the five major personality factors — extraversion, neuroticism,…

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6 Key Reasons Happy People Stay Happy

6 Key Reasons Happy People Stay Happy

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington, wife of George Washington This quote by Martha Washington is incredibly powerful. Notice that she disregards her situation while mustering the inner resolve to be happy. Undoubtedly, Martha Washington had every reason to feel otherwise. Martha’s husband, the first…

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Recipe: Fig-a-licious Vegan Tart (Gluten and Sugar Free)

Recipe: Fig-a-licious Vegan Tart (Gluten and Sugar Free)

5th December 2014     By Trinity Bourne     Contributing Writer for Wake Up World I love dispelling the myth that healthy food can’t be absolutely delicious. There’s something really satiating about eating a dessert that not only tastes scrumptious, but is also full of healthy ingredients. My ‘Fig-a-licious Vegan Tart’ is free from diary, egg, wheat, gluten, refined sugar and it STILL tastes delectable. We absolutely love this one here, so I felt to share it for anyone…

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7 (More) Great Reasons To Add Chia Seeds To Your Diet

7 (More) Great Reasons To Add Chia Seeds To Your Diet

BY CAITLIN SAMMONS    JULY 17, 2013 Long before the Ch-ch-ch-chia pet of the 1980’s, the Aztecs and the Mayans used chia seeds as a staple of their everyday diets, alongside corn and beans. “Chia” is the Mayan word for strength, and these ancient peoples understood the important health benefits of these seeds. The Mayans would grind chia seeds into flour, press them for oil, and drink them mixed with water. Ancient people considered these seeds magical due to their…

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9 Ways To Avoid Killer Stress

9 Ways To Avoid Killer Stress

BY MARGARET PAUL   AUGUST 7, 2014  Since stress is a killer, it’s vitally important to practice the following healthy ways of avoiding stress in your life, and of managing stress in loving ways. Stress activates the fight or flight mechanism, where the blood that’s normally in your brain, organs and immune system is directed into the arms and legs, readying you to fight or flee. Chronic stress keeps the body in this state, which eventually has a major effect…

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Drink More Safely This Holiday Season

Drink More Safely This Holiday Season

Many of us will imbibe over the holidays, but we can avoid needless suffering with some common sense advice. By Chrisanne Grise      Substance.com    December 9, 2014 Let the fun begin! December is a month full of parties—and for many people, booze. Great. But if you are going out, it’s important to be smart about your drinking. There’s nothing merry about a hangover, after all, especially if you did something you regret…whether or not you remember it the…

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6 Healthy Types of Tea

6 Healthy Types of Tea

Amanda Pressner It’s the world’s most popular drink, next to water—and it’s steeped in health benefits. Here, what six top brews can do for you. Black Tea The scoop: Black tea is the most common variety and accounts for about 75 percent of global tea consumption. Like many of the teas here, it’s made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which are typically rolled and fermented, then dried and crushed. Black tea has a slightly bitter flavor and…

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