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Month: August 2017

The Hidden Food Ingredient Linked to Pain and Inflammation

The Hidden Food Ingredient Linked to Pain and Inflammation

There’s a food additive so ubiquitous in the food industry it is found in most packaged foods, restaurant sauces and even many foods that have been “certified organic.” That ingredient is carrageenan. While the additive starts out harmless enough (it comes from the seaweed known as Irish moss) it is then processed to extract the ingredient known as carrageenan, which acts as a thickener or emulsifier for many prepared foods. Like most people, I originally thought that carrageenan was a…

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5 Kind Phrases That Can Inspire A Child

5 Kind Phrases That Can Inspire A Child

“Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you may stick with someone else for a lifetime.” – Rachel Wolchin Adults, especially parents, have a huge impact on what kind of person a child will become. At a young age, a child will mimic a parent’s words and actions – in other words, their behavior. Words have an extremely powerful influence on children. Early in children’s lives, they are guided mostly…

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The Solution to Millennial Loneliness

The Solution to Millennial Loneliness

How do we stop being so lonely? On a cold, moonless night, the co-owner of Macy’s department store and his wife were aboard the sinking Titanic. Mrs. Straus distributed blankets to the women and children in Life Boat No. 8. But, when asked to enter the lifeboat herself, she refused to leave Mr. Straus’s side. “All these years we have traveled together, and shall we part now? No, our fate is one,” she explained. Two sailors tried to force her…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Eating chocolate makes you happy because it contains phenylephylamine – the same hormone the brain triggers when you fall in love. Not having enough sleep per day leads to a desire for sex, depression and alcoholism. Stomach rumblings are caused by air moving through your digestive tract and doesn’t always mean you are hungry. Soda is so corrosive that without a liner, the liquid would eat through the aluminum can after three days. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact…

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Feeling Bad About Feeling Down Is Good For Your Mental Health: Study

Feeling Bad About Feeling Down Is Good For Your Mental Health: Study

Letting yourself feel negative emotions is good in the long run, researchers says. Accepting and embracing your negative emotions can actually make you feel better in the long run, a new study out of UC Berkeley says. According to researchers, feeling that pressure of needing to be constantly upbeat will not make you feel better – in fact, it will make you feel worse because of added stress. “We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer…

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The Case For Drinking Coffee Is Stronger Than Ever

The Case For Drinking Coffee Is Stronger Than Ever

There are few things more more ritualistic—and to many, more sacred—than a morning cup of joe. 64% of Americans drink at least one cup a day—a statistic that’s barely budged since the ’90s. Despite warnings from doctors over the years that coffee may be hard on the body, people have remained devoted to the drink. Luckily for them, the latest science is evolving in their favor. Research is showing that coffee may have net positive effects on the body after…

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Dementia Linked To Beverage Consumed By 50% Of People Every Day

Dementia Linked To Beverage Consumed By 50% Of People Every Day

Half of North Americans use a drink linked to dementia on any given day. Both sugary and artificially sweetened ‘diet’ drinks are linked to dementia by two new studies. People who drink sugary beverages tend to have poorer memories, smaller brains and a smaller hippocampus (an area vital for learning and memory). Diet sodas, though, don’t seem much safer. A follow-up study found that people who drink diet sodas are three times more likely to develop dementia and stroke, compared…

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Nerd Alert: Reading is Good For Your Health

Nerd Alert: Reading is Good For Your Health

Clients who seek solace by pouring their hearts out in Alison Kerr Courtney’s office don’t get rewarded with a Xanax or Prozac prescription. Instead, they walk away with a reading list. The founder of  BiblioRemedy isn’t a licensed therapist, nor is she currently an English teacher, although she did work as one for 10 years in France, and has spent years shelving books at the library and in bookstores. Courtney is a kind of book whisperer. For as long as…

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Is Living Alone the Unlikely Answer to Loneliness?

Is Living Alone the Unlikely Answer to Loneliness?

New research shows that people who live alone are less lonely. The authors of the book Loneliness describe their concern that Western societies do not take the inherent gregariousness of humans seriously enough. They note that “the latest figures show that ever-greater numbers of people are accepting a life in which they are physically, and perhaps emotionally, isolated from one another.” Among the evidence they cite in support of that fear is the growing number of people who live alone….

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

You have a 96% chance of surviving a plane crash. Canada produces 85% of the world’s maple syrup. Crying is good for your health, flushing unhealthy bacteria out of your body, strengthening the immune system and relieving stress. Adding salt to pineapple will actually cause it to taste sweeter. ~Happy Friday!~ source: @faccccct