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Month: December 2017

Why ‘2-minute Mornings’ Might Be More Effective Than New Year’s Resolutions

Why ‘2-minute Mornings’ Might Be More Effective Than New Year’s Resolutions

A fool-proof way of sticking to your New Year’s resolution Author Neil Pasricha takes us through new ways to cultivate happiness and success in 2018. Neil Pasricha would like to see the end of New Year’s resolutions. The motivational speaker and bestselling author of “The Book of Awesome” and “The Happiness Equation” says the problem with resolutions is that they tend to be vague and are thus doomed to fail. “I don’t think resolutions work. I know they don’t work…

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‘Detox’ From Overly Processed Foods: Why and How to Cut Back

‘Detox’ From Overly Processed Foods: Why and How to Cut Back

If nutrition headlines catch your attention, you’ve probably heard the advice to eat more fresh, whole foods and consume fewer processed foods. It sounds straightforward enough, and you may have chosen to abide by this “food rule.” But like many topics in nutrition, the advice is not as simple as it sounds. Before you do a pantry or freezer overhaul, keep in mind that “processed” is a very general term. Some processed foods serve as important players in filling nutrient…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Your body craves sugary, salty and fatty foods when you’re under a lot of stress. When feeling down, do some cleaning. Straightening out the physical aspects of your life can also bring clarity to the mental one.   Music is powerful enough to change a person’s perception of the world. Socially anxious people can lessen their anxiety by performing small acts of kindness, a study found. Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Pot Policies: Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana Legalization

Pot Policies: Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana Legalization

A look at pot policies across Canada A look at how the provinces and territories plan to manage weed consumption once it’s legalized in Canada. Cannabis curious? Jonesing for your first legal joint? Either way, get ready to roll: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal by next summer. Bill C-45, which will legalize cannabis across the country, largely leaves it up to the provinces and territories to determine how marijuana can be sold and used. Below, we…

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Can Eating Fish Make Kids Smarter?

Can Eating Fish Make Kids Smarter?

Myth has it that fish is brain food – but it just might be more than myth, a new study suggests. Kids who ate fish at least once a week had intelligence quotients, or IQs, that were nearly 5 points higher than the IQs for kids who ate less fish or none at all, the study found. Fish eaters also slept better. Though the study was done among Chinese children, American kids are just as likely to benefit from fish,…

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Homemade Yogurt Resolves Irritable Bowel Symptoms

Homemade Yogurt Resolves Irritable Bowel Symptoms

The daily consumption of homemade yogurt can lead to a complete resolution of symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, a prospective study shows. “We were surprised by the response. We had 189 patients in the study, and 169 had remission within 6 months,” said Manju Girish Chandran, MBBS, from the Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital in Hyden, Kentucky. And some of the participants had lived with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome for 9 or 10 years, she reported here at…

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Healthy Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

Healthy Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

About Molasses Isn’t it ironic that the waste product of manufacturing white sugar, is a nutrient-rich, low-glycemic syrup? I’m talking about molasses. That gooey, rich, unmistakably black-brown nectar with a rather divisive flavour. There are a few varieties of molasses, but to understand how they vary, let’s first look at how molasses is made. Molasses is created from either sugarcane or sugar beets (but because the molasses made from beets can be quite bitter, sugarcane molasses is the most common…

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Dogs Face Special Holiday Health Risk

Dogs Face Special Holiday Health Risk

Chocolate is dangerous for dogs — but that risk is highest at Christmas. A study in the BMJ’s special Vet Edition warns of a “significant peak” in the risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs over the holidays. Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, a stimulant similar to caffeine. Humans can handle it, but it’s nasty stuff for our four-legged friends. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate and even seizures. “Humans process it very quickly, so we can eat…

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Fun Fact friday

Fun Fact friday

Simply looking at a photo of someone you love can help relieve pain. Scientists usually omit left-handed people from tests because their brain works differently.   Pretending you don’t have feelings of anger, sadness, or loneliness can literally destroy you mentally. Chocolate milk was invented in Jamaica.   Happy Friday! source: @Fact

10 Ways To Change Your Holiday Outlook And Fend Off Stress

10 Ways To Change Your Holiday Outlook And Fend Off Stress

By drawing on great information available in the latest research, you can change your holiday outlook. The most wonderful time of the year can become anything but: the pressure to find that perfect gift, financial stress and poor health habits all contribute to why the vast majority of people cite the holidays as a very stressful time. By drawing on great information available in the latest research, you can change your holiday outlook. Even better, you can begin to create…

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