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Month: February 2016

9 Reasons to Love Sauerkraut

9 Reasons to Love Sauerkraut

By: Michelle Schoffro Cook     February 24, 2016     Follow Michelle at @mschoffrocook Sauerkraut—fermented cabbage—isn’t just for hot dogs anymore. In addition to its deliciously tart taste, exciting research showcases the many health benefits of eating sauerkraut (with live cultures) on a regular basis. Here are some of the best reasons to love sauerkraut: 1. Anti-Fungal Properties: What if I told you that sauerkraut contains beneficial bacteria that are miniature anti-fungal manufacturing facilities? It sounds more like science…

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Here’s Why Believing People Can Change Is So Important in Life

Here’s Why Believing People Can Change Is So Important in Life

How a growth mindset affects stress levels and health. Adolescents who believe people can change cope better with the challenges of attending high school, a new study finds. In contrast, those who believed that people’s personalities are fixed and unchangeable fared worse, suffering higher levels of stress and poorer physical health. The study’s authors were inspired by the idea that the high school years are a defining period in life: “Iconic films such as The Breakfast Club or Back to…

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One in Three American Adults Not Getting Enough Sleep: CDC

One in Three American Adults Not Getting Enough Sleep: CDC

ATLANTA | BY RICH MCKAY Did you get enough sleep last night? If not, you are not alone. More than one out of three American adults do not get enough sleep, according to a study released Thursday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “That’s a big problem” says, Dr. Nancy Collop, director of the Emory Sleep Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, who is familiar with the study. “You don’t function as well, your…

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8 Reasons to Add Shiitake Mushrooms To Your Diet

8 Reasons to Add Shiitake Mushrooms To Your Diet

Sure shiitake mushrooms are savory and delicious, but now there are scientifically proven reasons to eat them every day. If you are one of the lucky people who ate shiitake mushrooms at breakfast this morning, you are well aware of the tasty reasons to eat them. Shiitake mushrooms are one delicious variety of fungi that not only taste good, but that help heal your body. Let’s look further at the edible bounty of shiitake mushrooms and why science has proven…

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4 Science-Backed Tips For Achieving Your Dreams

4 Science-Backed Tips For Achieving Your Dreams

by Dr. Emma Seppälä    February 9, 2016 Whether it’s New Year’s resolutions or any other milestone we want to achieve, most of us give up on that career goal, diet, mindfulness practice, or exercise regimen we committed to however long ago. All too often, our efforts fail, and we find ourselves unable to detach our backsides from the sofa and our hands from the chocolate. There’s a scientific reason for this. You’ve basically got self-control fatigue. The good news,…

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Following the Path of Resistance

Following the Path of Resistance

Nov 12, 2015   Nykki Hardin   Natural Health & Lifestyle Expert and the founder of Nykki’s Cleanse If I have learned anything in this lifetime, it is that nothing meaningful in my life has come without work, consistent effort, and personal challenge. Along the way, despite working towards something I truly desired, the process was always laden with consistent feelings of fear, discomfort and great resistance. While I might have questioned it in the past, thinking I was doing something…

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Tai Chi Might Help Those With Long-Term Conditions

Tai Chi Might Help Those With Long-Term Conditions

Study shows ancient exercise improves physical ability in those with arthritis, heart failure, emphysema and breast cancer By Steven Reinberg     HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) – The slow, fluid movements of tai chi – an ancient Chinese exercise – appear to help older adults with chronic conditions improve their physical function, a new review suggests. Specifically, those with breast cancer, heart failure, osteoarthritis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, which includes emphysema) saw improvements in…

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The 3 Most Common Causes of Insecurity and How to Beat Them

The 3 Most Common Causes of Insecurity and How to Beat Them

15 tools to help you bounce back when you’re feeling down about yourself. Posted Dec 06, 2015   Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.     The Mindful Self-Express Do you find yourself feeling filled with self-doubt and short on confidence? Despite your accomplishments, do you feel like a fraud destined to be exposed? Do you feel that you don’t deserve lasting love and that partners will inevitably leave you? Do you stay at home, afraid to venture out and meet new people…

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How to Cook Your Foods to Get the Most Nutrients Out of Them

How to Cook Your Foods to Get the Most Nutrients Out of Them

By Franziska Spritzler / Authority Nutrition      February 17, 2016 Eating nutritious foods can improve your health and energy levels. Surprisingly, the way you cook your food has a major effect on the amount of nutrients in it. This article will explore how the different cooking methods affect the nutrient content of foods. Nutrient Content is Often Altered During Cooking Cooking food improves digestion and increases absorption of many nutrients. For example, protein in cooked eggs is 180% more…

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5 Foods To Boost Your Happiness

5 Foods To Boost Your Happiness

by Zelana Montminy for Thrive Market      March 12, 2015  The pursuit of happiness has been a constant one through the ages, and rightly so! It feels great, and research shows happiness is actually good for us too. While there are many behavioral things we can do to support happiness, food is often forgotten as one of the keys. Yes, you can eat your way to happiness — here’s how! 1. Eat plenty of fiber. To prevent dips in…

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