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Month: March 2016

6 Things You Should Not Ignore In Mental Health Care

6 Things You Should Not Ignore In Mental Health Care

By Támara Hill, MS, NCC, LPC  Do you have a therapist? What about a psychiatrist to prescribe medication? How do you feel about them? Mental health care has become a controversial field for many reasons but most clients and families are fearful of being mistreated, misdiagnosed,  used, misunderstood, controlled, and mistreated. It is a sad reality that fearful and uncertain clients drop out of therapy completely. Others may self-medicate or speak to and learn from family and friends who can…

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Go Nuts For Almonds: Eating Just A Handful A Day Can Boost Diet, Says Study

Go Nuts For Almonds: Eating Just A Handful A Day Can Boost Diet, Says Study

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 In the study, the team of researchers asked 28 pairs of parents and their children living in North Central Florida to add almonds or almond butter to their diet for a three-week period. Parents were asked to eat 1.5 ounces of whole almonds everyday, or the equivalent in almond butter, with children consuming half an ounce of whole almonds or the equivalent in almond butter. Healthy Eating Index scores were taken before the participants started adding…

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What is a Pulse?

What is a Pulse?

Pulse: from the Latin puls meaning thick soup or potage, pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. Pulse vs. Legume – What’s the Difference? Legume: The term “legume” refers to the plants whose fruit is enclosed in a pod. Legumes represent a vast family of plants including more than 600 genera and more than 13,000 species.
 When growing, legumes fix nitrogen into the soil, which reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover,…

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8 Ways to Stop Over-Thinking and Find Peace in the Present Moment

8 Ways to Stop Over-Thinking and Find Peace in the Present Moment

We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip into negative thinking patterns that can wreak havoc on our lives. We might worry about our past mistakes or current stresses, and how these could lead to negative outcomes in the future. We might obsess about or over-analyze regular experiences and interactions, reading into them things that aren’t actually there. We might find that as soon as one bad thing happens, we associate it with all the…

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4 Health Benefits of Cashews

4 Health Benefits of Cashews

By: Diana Herrington       March 12, 2016       Follow Diana at @DancinginLife Cashews have a sweet aroma and a delicious taste. They are delightfully crunchy yet have a buttery texture. This explains why these crescent-shaped nuts are found in so many exotic cuisines around the world. They add flavor, texture and nutrition to stir-fries, salads and curries. Cashews have become the third most consumed nut in the world. 4 Health Benefits of Cashews 1. Helps as…

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15 Things To Start A Better Life With

15 Things To Start A Better Life With

October 30, 2015     Jana Rooheart It is obvious that to change your life, you need to do something. However, many people simply don’t know where to start. Here are 15 tips on how to change your life bit by bit and to start enjoying and appreciating what you have.  Start spending time with the right people Right people are those whose company you enjoy. These people appreciate you and support you when you want to change your life for…

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Some Organic, Free-Range Eggs More Nutritious, Marketplace Investigation Finds

Some Organic, Free-Range Eggs More Nutritious, Marketplace Investigation Finds

Some farming methods can affect vitamin, fat content By Virginia Smart / Marketplace, CBC News    Posted: Mar 11, 2016  Many of us start the day with eggs. But how do you decide which ones to buy? Eggs laid by free-range chickens from small flocks may be significantly higher in nutrients than eggs from caged hens, an investigation by CBC Marketplace reveals. Canadians spend more than $2 billion on eggs a year. While more than 90 per cent of eggs…

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A Scary New Reason to Avoid Splenda

A Scary New Reason to Avoid Splenda

By CAROLINE PRADERIO MARCH 7, 2016 Sure, the idea of getting your sugar fix without the calories always seems enticing, but new research suggests that Splenda—an artificial sweetener recently considered safe—may contribute to serious health problems like cancer. The study, published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, found that mice fed sucralose daily throughout their lives developed leukemia and other blood cancers. In response to the findings, the Center for Science in the Public Interest—a nutrition watchdog…

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8 Reasons You Have No Energy

8 Reasons You Have No Energy

By Brianna Steinhilber  3/10/2015 Stuck in a midday slump? Change these habits right now for an instant energy boost. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t hit snooze or experience the midafternoon slump every once in a while, but if you constantly feel like you’re dragging it may be time to take a closer look at your routine. If you don’t have a related health condition and are getting enough shuteye each night, you may be to blame for…

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Learning How To Love Yourself

Learning How To Love Yourself

By Annette Colby, RD, the Official Guide to Energy Healing The most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. Yet, how often have you heard yourself say, “I am my own worst enemy”? If your goals involve raising your confidence, ending depression, moving beyond diets or overeating behaviors, or just plain wanting to live a happier, fulfilled life, you have to know what self-love looks like. Learn how to define self-love and then how…

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