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Month: October 2019

The Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Spice

The Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Spice

Finally, some good news about the much-maligned PSL. Happy pumpkin spice season! The internet is full of people trying to slander the noblest of flavours. But it turns out that pumpkin spice, absent of all the sugar and syrup certain coffee shops may add in, is actually pretty good for you. What’s in pumpkin spice, anyway? Pumpkin pie spice, as it’s sometimes called, usually contains four or five ingredients, all of them good for us. Ginger Ginger is kind of…

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9 Ways to Promote Gratitude in Your Life

9 Ways to Promote Gratitude in Your Life

Gratitude is good for us every way you look at it. According to Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of California in Riverside, gratitude boosts our happiness levels in a number of ways: by promoting the savoring of positive life experiences; by bolstering self-worth and self-esteem and thereby helping to cope with stress and trauma; by building social bonds and encouraging moral behavior; and by diminishing negative emotions and helping us adjust to new situations. Gratitude has…

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How To Ace Thanksgiving

How To Ace Thanksgiving

As wine is poured and clashing     personalities take their place at the table, controversial issues can hijack conversation. Like any holiday that brings far-flung family members into close proximity for extended periods of time, Thanksgiving can be a fraught and imperfect occasion, despite our best efforts. Old grudges simmer quietly between relatives, wine flows too quickly, extroverts dominate the room and conversations veer into dangerous political territory (Trump, Trudeau, #MeToo, climate change, and on and on). Meltdowns happen, with…

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Common Nutrient Supplementation May Hold The Answers To Combating Alzheimer’s Disease

Common Nutrient Supplementation May Hold The Answers To Combating Alzheimer’s Disease

Summary: In a new study, researchers reveal that a lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In a new study, Biodesign researchers reveal that a lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Choline is a safe and easy-to-administer nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and can be used as a dietary supplement. Lead author Ramon Velazquez and his colleagues at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center…

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