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Month: May 2017

4 Foods That Can Improve Your Metabolism

4 Foods That Can Improve Your Metabolism

A magic bullet solution does not exist, but there are some things that can encourage your body to burn a few extra calories. Don’t listen to the Internet. There’s no such thing as a miracle calorie-burning food that will allow you to vegetate on the couch while melting off the pounds. If there were, gyms would go out of business instantly. According to registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, however, there are a few things that can help one’s metabolism work more…

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4 Spices for Your Brain

4 Spices for Your Brain

Scientists used to think that you were born with all the neurons you’d ever have. If you drank alcohol and killed brain cells, well, good luck. Then in 1998 researchers discovered the birth of new neurons in individuals who were near death. Turns out your brain–no matter how old or young–can generate new neurons. One key to brain growth? Diet. What you eat helps generate healthy neurons with bushels of dendrites (nerve receptors). It also keeps nerve endings firing and…

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Busy Schedules are Putting Children’s Health at Risk

Busy Schedules are Putting Children’s Health at Risk

‘Worry and busyness and stress is robbing children of their peace of mind,’ says child therapist According to child and family therapist Michele Kambolis, children are vulnerable to anxiety and stress preventing them from getting a good night’s sleep. Busy schedules, too many worries and a lack of sleep could be threatening the health of your children, one expert is warning parents. Vancouver-based child and family therapist Michele Kambolis says she often hears from children who say they are working…

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The Healthiest Way to Cook Mushrooms Is Totally Surprising

The Healthiest Way to Cook Mushrooms Is Totally Surprising

Scientists have revealed the best way to cook mushrooms — and it’s not in a frying pan. Mushrooms are healthy because of the significant amount of dietary fiber, protein, amino acids, vitamins (including B1, B2, B12, C, D and E) and trace minerals that they contain, as well as the fact that they’re low in fat and calories. But, according to researchers from the Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja in Spain, mushrooms’ composition, antioxidant capacity and nutritional content…

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How To Get Happier Now With Almost No Effort

How To Get Happier Now With Almost No Effort

You can lift your spirits without a gym membership, wearing Lycra or even leaving the house. For sedentary people, getting out of the chair is enough to improve happiness, new research finds. It turns out that very light activity is surprisingly effective in raising people’s level of well-being. Mr Gregory Panza, the study’s first author, said: “…simply going from doing no physical activity to performing some physical activity can improve their subjective well-being. What is even more promising for the…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

There is no single food that provides all the nutrients that humans need, except for breast milk. Mentally talking to yourself during tasks is actually a good way to keep yourself focused. The mango is the most popular fruit in the world. It also helps against cancer, clears skin and lowers cholesterol. Thinking burns calories. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Personal Music Playlists May Reduce Medication Use With Dementia

Personal Music Playlists May Reduce Medication Use With Dementia

Nursing home residents with dementia who listen to a personalized music playlist may need less psychotropic medication and have improved behavior, a recent study suggests. The individualized music program designed for nursing homes, called Music and Memory, didn’t improve mood problems, but patients who listened to music tailored to their tastes and memories did need less anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medication, researchers found. “Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can result in aggressive or other difficult behaviors, which affect people’s lives and…

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Certain Nuts Linked to Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer Return: Study

Certain Nuts Linked to Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer Return: Study

Nut-eaters saw a 42 percent lower chance of cancer recurrence – and a 57 percent lower chance of death than patients who did not eat nuts after completion of their cancer treatment, said the report. Eating certain kinds of tree nuts, such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews, has been linked to a dramatically lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, researchers said Wednesday. The observational study involved 826 patients who had undergone treatment for Stage III colon cancer, typically…

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What Snacks To Eat For Better Sleep

What Snacks To Eat For Better Sleep

Story highlights Foods that boost the production of serotonin and melatonin in the brain might benefit sleep Experts weigh in on what and when to eat before bedtime (CNN)Many people chug caffeine-packed coffee or scarf down an energy bar to wake up, but what should you eat to wind down? More than a third of adults in the United States are not getting enough shut-eye, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, to make sure that your…

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Why the Grass is Never Greener and How to Be Happy Today

Why the Grass is Never Greener and How to Be Happy Today

Lifestyle. Opportunities. Wealth. Just think how far we’ve come in the past 100 years—especially when you look at what we have today compared with our great grandmothers’ generation. My great grandmother married very young, lived in the same place her whole life, and had 11 children. She never had a “career” and never got a chance to go on a vacation. Her life was hard, poor, and lacking in any real opportunity. I wonder if she ever dreamed about moving…

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