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Month: September 2017

Dancing Can Reverse The Signs Of Aging In The Brain

Dancing Can Reverse The Signs Of Aging In The Brain

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect. “Exercise has the beneficial effect of slowing down or even counteracting age-related decline in mental and physical capacity,” says…

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Health Tip Tuesday

Health Tip Tuesday

Get smelly.  Garlic, onions, spring onions and leeks all contain stuff that’s good for you. A study at the Child’s Health Institute in Cape Town found that eating raw garlic helped fight serious childhood infections.   Heat destroys these properties, so eat yours raw, wash it down with fruit juice or, if you’re a sissy, have it in tablet form. source: www.health24.com

13 Ways to Keep Plastics Out of Your Food

13 Ways to Keep Plastics Out of Your Food

Take action to protect your food—and your family—from BPA. Our exploding use of plastics may be causing population decline in the industrial world. The possible cause? “Chemicals in commerce.” Namely plastics. Our bodies have receptor sites for hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. These sites fulfill various important bodily functions. Imagine if instead of real hormones the receptors receive chemicals that mimic hormones, such as are found in plasticizers. This fools the body into thinking it has the real thing…

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Why Letting Yourself Make Mistakes Means Making Fewer of Them

Why Letting Yourself Make Mistakes Means Making Fewer of Them

Allowing mistakes is the best way to avoid making them. Think back to the last time your boss assigned you a new project or task at work, or the last time you tried to tackle something really difficult in your personal life.  How did it feel?  I’m guessing scary, right? While some people seem eager to tackle new challenges, many of us are really just trying to survive without committing any major screw-ups.  Taking on something totally new and unfamiliar…

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How To Master Self-Acceptance

How To Master Self-Acceptance

In 1969, the psychiatrist Thomas A. Harris, M.D., wrote a self-help manual called, I’m OK — You’re OK, which became a runaway bestseller and a catch phrase of the 70s. “OK-ness” is a subjective assessment of the self, based on ideas and feelings — mostly from the past. If I had a family who praised, appreciated, adored and guided me, I’d probably end up feeling “OK” about myself, no matter what happened externally. But if I had parents who ignored,…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Some studies suggest that eye contact must be made for about 8.2 seconds for that “Love At First Sight” feeling to occur. People who generally walk fast tend to live longer. Avocados, raspberries, almonds, broccoli, spinach, salmon are among the healthiest foods on the planet. Telling the truth when tempted to lie can significantly improve your health.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source @Fact twitter.com/Fact

Strawberry Ripe Protein Bars

Strawberry Ripe Protein Bars

6 Ingredients   610 Calories   20 Minutes   2 servings Nutrition Calories 610 % DAILY VALUE* Total Fat 31g     48% Saturated Fat 23g   115% Cholesterol 75mg    25% Sodium 150 mg    6% Potassium 560mg 16% Protein 27g Calories from Fat 280 % DAILY VALUE* Total Carbohydrate 57g   1 9% Dietary Fiber 9g 3     6% Sugars  42g     84% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily…

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Treating Insomnia First Can Help With Mental Health Problems

Treating Insomnia First Can Help With Mental Health Problems

New research has found that treating insomnia with online cognitive behavioral therapy could in turn help treat mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia. Carried out by researchers at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford, the team set out to try to improve sleep in a group of university students with insomnia to look at sleep’s effect on paranoia (excessive mistrust), anxiety, and depression. The study, which involved 3,755 participants, is thought to be the…

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Health Tip Tuesday

Health Tip Tuesday

Neurobics for your mind. Get your brain fizzing with energy. American researchers coined the term ‘neurobics’ for tasks which activate the brain’s own biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits. Brush your teeth with your ‘other’ hand, take a new route to work or choose your clothes based on sense of touch rather than sight. People with mental agility tend to have lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related mental…

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Scented Laundry Products Release Carcinogens, Study Finds

Scented Laundry Products Release Carcinogens, Study Finds

Scented laundry detergent and dryer sheets make laundry smell great – but do they cause cancer? A small study suggests scented laundry items contain carcinogens that waft through vents, potentially raising cancer risk. “This is an interesting source of pollution because emissions from dryer vents are essentially unregulated,” said lead author Dr. Anne Steinemann, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of public affairs at the University of Washington, said in a written statement. “If they’re coming out of a…

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