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Month: January 2015

Art therapy may help kids with behavior problems

Art therapy may help kids with behavior problems

BY ROXANNE NELSON   Fri Jan 16, 2015 (Reuters Health) – School-based art therapy in the UK is helping troubled kids get back on track, a new study suggests. Begun in 2002, The Art Room program is aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 16 who have been identified by their teachers as needing emotional and behavioral support. Currently there are nine Art Room programs in UK schools. More than 10,000 children have been through the Art Room…

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Orange juice: Is 'premium'juice actually more natural?

Orange juice: Is 'premium'juice actually more natural?

‘Premium’ juice can be highly processed, Marketplace investigation finds By Megan Griffith-Greene / Marketplace, CBC News Posted: Jan 16, 2015  The cartons say “100% pure and natural.” But juice-drinkers who believe that premium juice is minimally processed and freshly made may find that their glass is only half full. A joint investigation by CBC Marketplace and Radio-Canada’s L’épicerie reveals that much of the premium not-from-concentrate orange juice on the market, including juices from Tropicana, Simply Orange, Oasis and others, is…

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The Unexpected Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Depression and Anxiety

The Unexpected Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Depression and Anxiety

How depression and anxiety are connected to bacteria in the gut. Consuming a prebiotic bacteria can have an anti-anxiety effect, the first ever human study of its kind has found. Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered that a prebiotic bacteria can reduce levels of anxiety in a clinical trial. Like foods containing probiotic bacteria, prebiotics are functional foods: they have benefits beyond their purely nutritional value. While prebiotics are non-digestible, they provide sustenance for healthy probiotic bacteria in…

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5 Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt This Year

5 Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt This Year

January 1, 2015    By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with “the basics,” and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 servings of fruit and 1.6 servings of veggies, far below the minimum recommended five daily servings. If you’re going to set just…

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10 Intentions To Set For Your Most Authentic Life

10 Intentions To Set For Your Most Authentic Life

BY CHANDRESH BHARDWAJ     JANUARY 11, 2015 Intentions are the fuel to manifesting your goals and visions. An intention will help create more clarity in your life, especially when the seed is planted right before you start your meditation. Setting an intention is like drawing a map of where you wish to go — it becomes the driving force of your higher consciousness. Without an intention there is no map, and you’re just driving down a road with no…

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10 Ways To Get What You Want In Life

10 Ways To Get What You Want In Life

BY TARA STILES    MAY 30, 2013  We all spend some time considering what we want and how to get there. We plan, meditate, and take action. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we wobble, but hopefully we get back on the good foot and keep on doing our thing. There are a lot of trends and secrets claiming that if you do these five things you’re sure to find success, or if you follow a certain rule book, you’ll achieve all…

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16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life

16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life

Health.com / Linda Melone @goodhealth  Nov. 4, 2014      Try these surprising habits that could help you live longer The average North American’s life expectancy is 78.7 years. Whether you reach that age—or better yet, exceed it—largely depends on your genes, but there are also many keys to longevity that are totally within your control. Some you probably already know about, like following a nutritious diet, exercising often, staying away from cigarettes, and maintaining a healthy weight. Other habits…

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Are You Deficient in the Energy Vitamin?

Are You Deficient in the Energy Vitamin?

Michelle Schoffro Cook     January 10, 2015 Are you dragging your body around, going between caffeine boost to caffeine boost just to get through your day? If so you may be deficient in vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is also known as the “energy vitamin” since it is necessary for our energy levels and cellular energy. It also helps to maintain balanced moods, strong memory and healthy nervous system functions. Vitamin B12 along with folate (B9) may also help prevent…

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8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter

8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter

by Money Talks New   s 1/11/15   These tips from Money Talks News are exactly what you need if you’re looking to declutter your home or office space! Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by the postholiday excess all around you? Have the past several years of your family’s success with Santa left your closets, garage, attic, and office filled to the rafters? If so, it may be time for some creative clutter-busting strategies. Now, here are eight ways…

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11 Life-Enhancing Habits to Adopt

11 Life-Enhancing Habits to Adopt

AgingCare.com   January 8, 2015 There’s no time like the present to reaffirm your commitment to your own health and well-being. The best part? You don’t have to adhere to any grand resolutions, just try to adopt a few of these simple daily health habits: Make yourself a priority: It’s easy to put your own health needs on the back burner, especially if you’re balancing family obligations,work responsibilities and a social life. But, even if it seems more convenient in…

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