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Month: February 2015

10 Things to Remember When You Feel Alone

10 Things to Remember When You Feel Alone

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.“ – Wayne Dyer On this planet of more than 7 billion people, many of us still feel so alone from time to time. As paradoxical as that seems, most everyone can relate to these feelings and experiences them at some point in their lives. Are these feelings unnecessary? Not always; every emotion we feel can unearth a hidden lesson and deeper meaning that we might have missed by…

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Hold the Sugar, US Nutrition Panel Recommends

Hold the Sugar, US Nutrition Panel Recommends

by Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer         February 19, 2015 Americans should limit the amount of added sugar they consume to no more than 10 percent of their daily calories, or about 200 calories a day for most people, say new recommendations from a government-appointed panel of nutrition experts. If upcoming federal diet guidelines adopt this recommendation, it would be the first time those guidelines set a strict limit on the amount of added sugar that Americans are…

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Obesity Team Suggests Taxing Junk Foods More Than Healthy Eats

Obesity Team Suggests Taxing Junk Foods More Than Healthy Eats

CBC News    Feb 18, 2015 Mandatory nutrition standards for foods sold in schools could be one approach to tackle obesity. Lancet study says voluntary measures for food industry called ineffective The global obesity epidemic needs to be reconsidered in terms of regulatory controls to make it easier for people to choose healthier foods, according to a new medical journal series. In Wednesday’s issue of The Lancet, researchers note that no country out of 187 has reversed its obesity epidemic,…

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Mindfulness Meditation May Help Older People Sleep

Mindfulness Meditation May Help Older People Sleep

BY KATHRYN DOYLE      Wed Feb 18, 2015 Reuters – Engaging in mindfulness awareness practices may be more helpful for older people who have trouble sleeping than just learning about how to make their bedrooms more conducive to sleep, according to a small new study. “These simple yet challenging meditation practices provide the opportunity for people to expand their nonjudgmental awareness of sensory experiences arising in each moment,” said David Black, the study’s lead author from the University of…

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10 Foods That Promote Brain Health

10 Foods That Promote Brain Health

by Brandi, selected from Diets in Review Who doesn’t want to become smarter? Who wants to look better or feel healthier? Many recent studies have shown how certain nutrients can positively affect the brain, specifically in areas of the brain related to cognitive processing or feelings and emotions. Generally speaking, you want to follow a healthy diet for your brain that will lead to strong blood flow, maintenance of mental sharpness and reduce the risk of heart disease and neurodegenerative…

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Should You Double Your Protein Intake?

Should You Double Your Protein Intake?

February 16, 2015     By Alex Orlov, Life by DailyBurn Think only twenty-something bodybuilders need to worry about their protein intake? Think again. A small study published this month in the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism reveals that you might want to double the recommended daily amount of protein you’re eating as you age. Protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle. But as you get older, you’ll naturally start to lose some of your muscle mass…

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Patience, The Art of Intelligent Waiting

Patience, The Art of Intelligent Waiting

Sara, from Institute of HeartMath   February 15, 2015 “Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Life unfolds in spite of our impatience. The misfortune of it is that because of our impatience we don’t fully appreciate the joy and beauty of watching it unfold. And then there’s all the stress and discontentment along the way. Especially today, with the rapid pace of modern life, lowering the level of impatience could help reduce a lot…

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5 Ways to Fat-Proof Your Home, no Willpower Necessary

5 Ways to Fat-Proof Your Home, no Willpower Necessary

Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Life by DailyBurn     Sat January 3, 2015 (Life by DailyBurn)Think you’re immune to temptation? Let’s be honest: Even the most disciplined healthy eater will occasionally give in to “runger” (running hunger). One minute you’re walking past a box of granola sitting on the kitchen counter; five minutes and 500 calories later, you probably wish you’d hidden that box in a cabinet instead. Staying a step ahead of yourself by keeping food out of direct…

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7 Ways To Boost Testosterone and Sex Drive Naturally

7 Ways To Boost Testosterone and Sex Drive Naturally

BY DR. ROBIN BERZIN      AUGUST 29, 2014  Do you find yourself too busy, too tired, or too distracted for sex? Or does your drive just not seem to be there like it used to? Testosterone is not responsible for libido alone. Especially for women, desire stems from a much more complicated set of hormonal and emotional interactions. But for men, while testosterone is not the whole story, it does play a leading role and the modern lifestyle may…

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9 Of The Best Foods To Make A Part Of Your Diet

9 Of The Best Foods To Make A Part Of Your Diet

October 3, 2014 by Mark DeNicola We recently released an article entitled ‘10 Of The Worst Food Ingredients To Never Eat Again,’ which as the name suggests outlined 10 commonly found food ingredients we may want to consider cutting out of our diet. This article is designed to outline 9 (of the many foods) that would be an excellent addition to your diet. This list is designed to be a starting point for a cumulative conversation. Once you have gone…

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