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Month: June 2015

5 Truths About Creating The Life You Really Want

5 Truths About Creating The Life You Really Want

It’s interesting how often we’re asked the question, “What do you want?” Sometimes we’re able to meet this with an emphatically clear, “This AND this, please!” And sometimes we’re not. Whether limiting beliefs get in the way, or you have too many possibilities to choose from, all of a sudden that carefree gut feeling that knew exactly what you wanted turns into a feeble, uninspired, “Well, I know what I don’t want …” Knowing what you don’t want is certainly…

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Get a Good Night's Sleep !

Get a Good Night's Sleep !

By Dr. Brian Goldman Statistics Canada says nearly a third of Canadians are sleep deprived. The health effects include obesity, heart disease and premature death. Today, a group of American doctors published new guidelines on how to combat a growing health menace. A policy statement by the American Thoracic Society says good sleep is critical for good health and quality of life. The amount of sleep needed by an individual varies significantly with age across the lifespan. However, the average…

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What Does That Grocery Label Mean?

What Does That Grocery Label Mean?

By Leslie Young    Investigative Reporter   Global News A huge number of labels appear on supermarket foods, but their meaning might be confusing. Here is a look at some of the most common labels. Organic Organic foods are certified by an outside body to contain at least 95 per cent organic ingredients. However, the “organic” label is only certified when a food is traded over provincial or national borders. While some provinces have certifications for organic products within their…

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5 Non-Diet Ways to Trick Yourself into Losing Weight

5 Non-Diet Ways to Trick Yourself into Losing Weight

June 8, 2015    By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Convenient. Attractive. Normal. These three words (which are the basis for the even easier to remember acronym C.A.N.) may be the key to eating healthier without really trying, according to a new paper from Cornell University. The review of 112 studies concluded that eaters make good choices when healthy foods are visible and within reach; they’re displayed enticingly; and they’re set up as the most obvious choices compared to other food…

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12 Surprising Health Benefits Of Hummus

12 Surprising Health Benefits Of Hummus

Hummus has exploded in popularity (at least in North America) over the last few years. It’s a relatively simple dish to make, you can make it taste like anything, and it’s actually not all that bad for you. Did you know that hummus can actually be healthy? Here are some of the benefits of hummus. 1. Hummus can help keep your regular Thanks to its high fiber content, one of the benefits of hummus is that it can keep your digestive…

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The Supplements You Absolutely Need To Take

The Supplements You Absolutely Need To Take

“I eat a healthy, plant-based, balanced diet, so why do I need to take supplements?” I know, I know. I was singing the same tune myself not so long ago. There’s no definitive answer, as every body is vastly unique, and there are many people who can get away with taking no supplements at all. The truth, though, is that we’re all quite deficient in certain areas without evening knowing it. There are two “golden supplements” that I personally recommend…

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Food Allergy, Food Intolerance, or Something Else?

Food Allergy, Food Intolerance, or Something Else?

It’s pretty common to have a reaction to a certain food, but in most cases it’s an intolerance rather than a true allergy. Why does it matter? Although they may have similar symptoms, a food allergy can be more serious. These clues can help you figure out if it is an allergy or intolerance. A doctor can help you know for sure. Food Allergy: Usually comes on suddenly Small amount of food can trigger Happens every time you eat the…

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Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

by HENRIK EDBERG “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.” “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” Mahatma Gandhi needs no long introduction. Everyone knows about the man who lead the Indian…

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Lose Weight Listening to Music

Lose Weight Listening to Music

How what you hear affects your food intake. By Dee Van Dyk How music affects the body Music, said English poet and playwright William Congreve, has charms to soothe the savage beast. But does music have the power to quash the dieter’s appetite? Maybe. After all, consider how widely your moods and memories are associated with music. Joggers know that you can press yourself a little farther with the right tunes coaxing you on; soothing music in the doctor’s or…

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Cat Parasite May Be Tied to Human Mental Disorders

Cat Parasite May Be Tied to Human Mental Disorders

WebMD News from HealthDay June 8, 2015 – Could a common cat parasite put people with a weakened immune system at risk for schizophrenia and other types of mental illness? CBS News reports that new research suggests such a possible link, but doesn’t prove a cause-and-effect connection. More than 60 million people in the United States have the Toxoplasma gondiiparasite, but most never experience any symptoms. But in people with a weakened immune system, T. gondii can cause an illness…

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