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Month: April 2015

10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati    January 28, 2015 Carrots are more than a tasty addition to soups, salads and juices. They are also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth! So if the sweet flavor isn’t enough, enjoy these 10 reasons to eat more carrots: 1. Beta carotene: Carrots are a rich source of this powerful antioxidant, which, among other vital uses, can be converted into vitamin A in the body to help…

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Promise Yourself These 8 Things For A Happy Life

Promise Yourself These 8 Things For A Happy Life

BY DOMONIQUE BERTOLUCCI      APRIL 8, 2015  So many people look outside themselves for ways to feel good on the inside. They think self-confidence will come from doing this, having that or looking a certain way. The reality is that although these people are the only ones who can build their own confidence, the way they think and act is doing nothing but tearing it down. The first time I realized this was in my mid-20s, when I had…

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10 Powerful Insights from Eckhart Tolle

10 Powerful Insights from Eckhart Tolle

 23 Mar 2015          By : Tanaaz Chubb      Reading Eckhart Tolle’s book “A New Earth” was simply a life changing moment for me and since then I have followed and resonated with his teachings. Here are 10 valuable and powerful insights taken from his teachings: 1.) Happiness: Seeking happiness is futile. If you seek happiness you will never find it. Happiness is created in the present moment by finding the joy in everything you do….

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Major asthma breakthrough as scientists discover root cause of the condition – and say a new treatment is less than 5 years away

Major asthma breakthrough as scientists discover root cause of the condition – and say a new treatment is less than 5 years away

Newly identified protein in the airways thought to trigger all asthma attacks Drug already exists which scientists believe could deactivate the protein Human trials could begin in as little as two years, helping millions Scientists have found a protein within the airways which they believe triggers all asthma attacks Scientists claim to have found the root cause of asthma, a breakthrough which could pave the way for a new treatment within five years. Most of the millions of asthma sufferers…

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7 Spices with Major Health Benefits

7 Spices with Major Health Benefits

Jordyn Cormier   April 18, 2015 Spices are a great thing to have in your pantry. They have the ability to turn a healthy, slightly bland meal into a nutritious flavor explosion. What’s even better, many spices are really great for your health, with loads of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Here are 9 everyday, super spices that you should use more of. Oregano. Vitamin K is a hard-to-find nutrient for many people, but a teaspoon of oregano actually has 6…

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This Supplement May Stop Sadness Becoming Depression

This Supplement May Stop Sadness Becoming Depression

How four weeks of supplementation can help stop a sad mood getting worse. Probiotics may stop sadness turning into depression by helping people let go of the past, a new study finds. Researchers at the Leiden Institute of Brain and Cognition found that probiotics stopped people ruminating so much. Rumination is when people focus on bad experiences and feelings from the past. Dr Laura Steenbergen, the study’s first author, said: “Rumination is one of the most predictive vulnerability markers of…

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3 Ways Your Mind Can Give You A Healthier Heart

3 Ways Your Mind Can Give You A Healthier Heart

Healthier hearts aren’t just about diet and exercise, the mind can help too. Being grateful helps patients recover from heart failure, a new study finds. On top, two previous studies have found that optimistic people have healthier hearts and that a strong sense of purpose may lower heart disease risk. In the new study, Dr Paul J. Mills and colleagues studied how gratefulness affected people suffering from asymptomatic heart failure. He said: “We found that more gratitude in these patients…

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A Beautiful Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

A Beautiful Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Shubhra Krishan    April 10, 2015 In Japan, people famously get to enjoy their great grand children and often die peacefully in their sleep. What’s their secret? Yes, they eat plenty of fish, fresh vegetables and fruit. And yes, they eat small portions, cook their food lightly, and present it beautifully. All of these are indeed conducive to a healthier and longer life. But there is something else–something way more powerful and deep–that holds the key to their longevity. It’s…

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Children take more risks crossing streets than parents think

Children take more risks crossing streets than parents think

BY LISA RAPAPORT (Reuters Health – Children may cut things closer than their parents realize when it comes to guessing how far cars are from an intersection or how long it takes to safely reach the other side, a small study suggests. Using virtual reality, researchers tested how often kids might walk into oncoming traffic in real life. The results show that “parents may be over-estimating how careful their children are” and missing opportunities to teach kids safer habits, study…

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20 Everyday Activities That Keep Memory and Thinking Sharp

20 Everyday Activities That Keep Memory and Thinking Sharp

These 20 activities have been linked to reduced risk of developing memory and thinking problems. Computer use, as well as socialising and doing arts and crafts in middle age may help preserve memory in later years, a new study suggests. The research, published in the journal Neurology, asked 256 seniors to report how often they took part in various everyday activities (Peterson et al., 2015). None of the people, whose average age was 87, had memory and thinking problems at…

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