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Month: July 2022

3 Reasons to Avoid Farmed Salmon

3 Reasons to Avoid Farmed Salmon

Not so long ago, Atlantic salmon was an abundant wild species. Born in the rivers of northeastern United States and Canada, after a couple years in freshwater they embarked on an epic migration, navigating 2,000 miles across the Atlantic to feed and mature off western Greenland. Millions of salmon travelled up to 60 miles a day, fending off predators and feeding on zooplankton and small fish. When the time came, instinct and the earth’s magnetic fields led these magnificent fish…

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8 Everyday Activities That Increase Your Mental Health

8 Everyday Activities That Increase Your Mental Health

Which of these uncomplicated activities to you do most days? Do these most days and it will help protect your mental health. 1. Dwell on the positive Positive memories could be used as a way to help boost mental well-being, research finds. People in the study were asked to focus on positive social memories. Participants focused on their own positive feelings from that memory as well as on the positive feelings of the other person. The results showed that people…

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Moderate Drinking Linked To Brain Changes And Cognitive Decline

Moderate Drinking Linked To Brain Changes And Cognitive Decline

Summary: Consumption of seven or more units of alcohol per week is associated with higher iron levels in the brain, according to a study of almost 21,000 people. Iron accumulation in the brain has been linked with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and is a potential mechanism for alcohol-related cognitive decline. FULL STORY Consumption of seven or more units of alcohol per week is associated with higher iron levels in the brain, according to a study of almost 21,000 people publishing…

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What Is Compassion Fatigue? Here Are The Signs You’re Experiencing It.

What Is Compassion Fatigue? Here Are The Signs You’re Experiencing It.

The onslaught of bad news — from the abortion rights ruling to mass shootings to COVID — can lead to a unique type of burnout. With COVID, mass shootings, monkeypox, the fall of abortion rights, racially fueled hate crimes and the exploding mental health crisis ― just to name a few ― it can really feel like we’re stuck in a black hole of bad news. There is only so much trauma a person can take before it starts to…

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Have You Ever Heard of Farro?

Have You Ever Heard of Farro?

Farro is an ancient grain that resembles brown rice, and is packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Popular in Italy, this healthy dish is gaining favor in North America for its versatility and health benefits. It is perfect in salads or as a side dish. It tastes a little bit like brown rice or barley. It can also last in your pantry for about six months. Unlike, say, white rice, farro is loaded with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals,…

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