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Can You Become Addicted to Exercise? - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

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Are You an Autodidact? Or Do You Need Other People To Learn?

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Most people are not autodidacts. In order to learn effectively, they need guidance provided by teachers. They need support provided by peers. And they need structure provided by institutions.

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High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

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The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.


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Did you know that sugar shrinks your brain and excessive amounts cause changes in your gut bacteria that can cause major losses in cognitive flexibility? Read the article for more information on how sugar impacts your brain function.

 

As you’ve read on this site many times sugar and all its derivatives, including artificial sweeteners, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS now known as fructose), and all words ending in the letters “ose” (sucrose, lactose, and others) are not your friend. Sugar leads to inflammation which causes a myriad of chronic diseases, including diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and sugar also causes auto-immune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Candida.

 

In addition to harming your health, sugar also has a sordid history going back to 1493 on Christopher Columbus’ second journey to the New World where he brought along sugar cane plant seedlings for planting in the Caribbean Islands, giving rise to the sugar cane industry. Then in the16th century first Native American and later African slaves died in the sugar cane fields from brutal cruel labor, lack of medical care, or in attempting to escape imprisonment.

 

In the 1700’s an average person in Britain consumes four pounds a year. When the price of sugar falls due to overconsumption in the Americas, sugar becomes more affordable for the lower and middle class people who were never exposed to it previously. During this century sugar beets are identified as a new source of commercial sugar.

 

In 1807, the average Britain is now consuming forty-seven pounds of sugar a year. In the 1890’s indentured servants become the primary workforce grown and processing sugar. Indentured servitude ends in the early 20th century while the sugar industry becomes known for meager wages and workers living in harsh working conditions and extreme poverty.

 

In the 1900’s the average Britain consumes 100 pounds while the average American consumes forty pounds of sugar a year. In 1906, a German medical doctor, Dr Alzheimer first identifies a form of dementia characterized by dramatic shrinkage “ “Sugar’s Sordid Timeline History 21” in brain nerve cells. By the close of the 20th century, an estimated five million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

In 1910 a medical explanation emerges in the U.S. for the rising rates of diabetes: the pancreas of a diabetes patient was unable to produce what is termed “insulin”, a chemical the body uses to break down sugar. Therefore excess sugar ended up in the urine.

In 1962 an estimated thirteen percent of American adults meet the criteria for obesity.

 

In 1967, a Japanese scientist invents a cost-effective industrial process using enzymes to convert glucose in cornstarch to fructose. High /Fructose Corn Syrup derived from corn becomes a cheap alternative sweetener in place of sugar.

 

In 1975, in the U.S. 400 new cases of cancer occur for every 100,000 people.

 

In 1984, soft drink companies such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola switch from sugar to the cheaper HFCS in U.S. production facilities.

 

In 1992, cancer rates have climbed to 510 new cases for every 100,000 people in the U.S.

In 1997, an estimated 19.4% of U.S. adults meet criteria for obesity.

In 2004, obesity now affects 24.5% of U.S. adults.

 

In 2005, each U.S. citizen eats about 100 pounds of added sugars each year up from about 40 pounds in 1900.

 

In 2008, an ordinary American now consumes 37.8 pounds of HFCS every year, most unknowingly because it is laced in thousands of processed food and beverage products. It is considered one of the “hidden” sweeteners because, like many sugars and artificial sweeteners, it uses numerous chemical fake names making it difficult to identify on food label ingredient lists.

 

In 2008 also the obesity rate for adult Americans reaches 32.2 percent of men and 35.5 percent of women. Obesity is considered a contributing factor to the deaths of nearly 400,000 Americans annually.

 

In 2009, the American Heart Association issues health recommendations that women consume no more than six teaspoons per day of sugars and men consume no more than nine teaspoons a day. Generally both men and women consume three times that amount daily.

 

In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets every five years to issue dietary recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of agriculture (USDA), advises for the first time that American consumers dramatically cut back on the amount of added sugars to twelve (12) teaspoons a day, half of what Americans currently consume. Much of these added sugars are derived from consumption of juices, sodas, and a wide range of sugary drinks.

 

This information on the history of sugar comes from @hippocrateshealthinst.org 

References:

“A Brief History of Honey.” The Honey Association. http://www.honeyassociation. com/index.asp?pid=9

 

A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World.  William Bernstein. 2009. London: Atlantic Books.

“Adult Obesity Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Statistics. http://www.alzfdn.org/AboutAlzheimers/statistics.html

 

“Cancer Statistics.” NIH Fact Sheets. National Institutes of Health. http://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/viewfactsheet.aspx?csid=75

 

“Cancer Trends During the 20th Century.” Journal of Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. Vol. 21, No. 1. April 2002.

“Diabetes Public Health Resource.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/prev/national/figbyage.htm

 

Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association . Circulation, 120:1011–1020.

 

“History of Type 2 Diabetes.” Healthline. April, 2013. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/history-type-2-diabetes#3

 

“How Sugar is Made—the History.” http://www.sucrose.com/Ihist.html

“Is sugar the missing link in RA? Weissmann G. Internal Medicine News. 2006;39(16):11.

 

“Major Milestones in Alzheimer’s Research.” Alzheimer’s Association. http://www.alz.org/research/science/major_milestones_in_alzheimers.asp

 

“Periodontitis Health Guide.” The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/periodontitis/risk-factors.html

 

“Processed Food: A 2-Million-Year History.” Scientific American .Vol. 309, Issue 3. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/processed-food-a-two-million-year-history/

 

“Sugar Consumption in the US Diet between 1822 and 2005.” Guyenet,Stephan & Landen, Jeremy. Online Statistics, Rice University andTufts University. http://onlinestatbook.com/2/case_studies/sugar.html

“Sugar Love.” Rich Cohen. National Geographic. August, 2013.

 

“Sugar and Sweeteners.” Anderson J. & Young L. Colorado StateUniversity, Fact Sheet No. 9.301. Food and Nutrition Series. Revised May 2010.

“The Real Bad Egg Is Sugar.” The New York Times . Feb. 19, 2015.196 References

 

The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire and War.  Matthew Parker. 2011. London: Hutchinson.

“Why Did Thematoid Arthritis Begin in 1800?” Richard S. Panush, M.D. The Rheumatologist . Sept. 2012. http://www.the-rheumatologist.org/details/article/2543901/Why_Did_Rheumatoid_Arthritis_Begin_in_1800.html

 

 

Health Tips: By now you may understand why it’s in your best interest to avoid, eliminate, and stop using and consuming sugar and all of its derivatives. Even so called healthy sugars, including honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, lucuma, brown rice syrup, agave, date paste, molasses, dried fruits must be used very sparingly or not at all.

 

Opt for fresh whole fruit. Berries, cherries, pomegranate and low sugar fruit (tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, avocado) are recommended. If you’re healthy, then you can eat other fruits as well. It’s always your choice, just be aware that too much of any food isn’t a good idea if that’s all you’re consuming.

 

Eat more sweet potatoes and cinnamon, try winter squashes with cinnamon. If you eat whole ancient grains, use cinnamon and carob for sweet or eat as a savory with other herbs. Your tastebuds do adapt and change within a few days. Take organic chlorella for sugar cravings. And you can use a few drops of organic liquid Stevia.

Once you get off all sugar, you will discover how delicious your food really tastes and your body will be much healthier. Always work with a qualified health care professional who understands nutrition.

 

Read more about “High Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning and Memory by Altering Gut Bacteria” from www.huffingtonpost.com by Carolyn Gregoire.

 

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Health Benefits of Pineapples | Organic Facts ("cures cough & colds, digestion, lose weight, etc.")

Health Benefits of Pineapples | Organic Facts ("cures cough & colds, digestion, lose weight, etc.") | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it

Pineapples can improve respiratory health, cure cough and colds, improve digestion, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health.

Pineapples are a funny-looking fruit with a serious impact on health, and their health and medicinal benefits include their ability to improve respiratory health, cure coughs and colds, improve digestion, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health, boost eye health, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, increase heart health, fight off infections and parasites, improve the immune system, and increase circulation.

Arthritis Management: One of the most celebrated uses of pineapple in terms of health is its ability to reduce the inflammation of joints and muscles, particularly those associated with arthritis, a truly debilitating disease that affects millions of people around the world. Pineapples contain a relatively rare proteolytic enzyme called bromelain, which is primarily associated with breaking down complex proteins, but it also has serious anti-inflammatory effects, and has been positively correlated with reducing the signs and symptoms of arthritis in many test subjects.

Immune System: A single serving of pineapple has more than 130% of the daily requirement of vitamin-C for human beings, making it one of the richest and most delicious sources of ascorbic acid.

Tissue and Cellular Health: One of the commonly overlooked benefits of vitamin C is its essential role in creating collagen.

Cancer Prevention: In addition to the antioxidant potential of vitamin C in the battle against cancer, pineapples are also rich in various other antioxidants, including vitamin A, beta carotene, bromelain, various flavonoid compounds, and high levels of manganese, which is an important co-factor of superoxide dismutase, an extremely potent free radical scavenger that has been associated with a number of different cancers. Pineapple has directly been related to preventing cancers of the mouth, throat, and breast.


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"Pineapples are a funny-looking fruit with a serious impact on health, and their health and medicinal benefits include their ability to improve respiratory health, cure coughs and colds, improve digestion, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health, boost eye health, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, increase heart health, fight off infections and parasites, improve the immune system, and increase circulation."
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Discover Why Honey Is Still The Best Antibiotic ("over-reliant on antibiotics? there are other ways")

Discover Why Honey Is Still The Best Antibiotic ("over-reliant on antibiotics? there are other ways") | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Doctors carelessly prescribe antibiotics for viral infections, which is useless since antibiotics are only effective for breaking up bacterial infections. To make matters worse, over-prescription and over-consumption make future infections harder to fight, since antibiotics deplete the good bacteria in the gut. 
In this medical travesty, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are rising up, adapting to the singular mode of action that the prescription antibiotics lean on. The CDC has recently identified 20 resistant strains of bacteria, thanks to reckless dependency on these prescriptions. A 2013 report by the CDC sounds the alarm, reporting that over 2 million people contract antibiotic-resistant infections each year. Conventional antibiotics are making users sicker in the long run, more vulnerable and more prone to infection. 
As this disturbing trend continues, scientists are looking for simpler answers. Researchers from the Salve Regina University in Newport, Rode Island, are rediscovering the reasons why raw honey is still one of the best natural antibiotics around to this day.
Lead author Susan M. Meschwitz, Ph.D., presented the findings at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. She reports, "The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance." 
Meschwitz said that honey uses a combination of weapons, including polyphenols, hydrogen peroxide and an osmotic effect. Honey is practically an ambidextrous fighter, using multiple modalities to kill bacteria. 
One of those fighting methods is its osmosis effect. This effect comes from honey's high-sugar concentration. In this process, water is drawn from the bacteria cells, leaving the pathogens no option but to dehydrate and die off.

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Try honey first before retreating to antibiotics. Why?

"Honey is so powerful for destroying bacteria that it should be the first mode of treatment when treating a bacterial illness. Doctors should prescribe honey first, since it attacks bacteria from multiple angles. Prescribed antibiotics should be the "alternative" therapy or the last resort. Honey is more powerful because it prevents the formation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Conventional antibiotics fail because they only target the essential growth processes of bacteria. This allows bacteria to build up a resistance over time, while the user also destroys the good bacteria in their gut."
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Yoga for You and Back Pain

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DIY Home Remedies: How Onions Can Cure Your Ailments

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Onions have never really made a splash on the medicinal food scene. Well, until today.

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Did you know that alliums, including onions, garlic, shallots, leeks are rich in sulfurous compounds that have anti-viral properties? Onions are a good source of the antioxidant quercetin that supports your heart and also reduces allergy symptoms. Onions and garlic fight infection and boost your immune system.

 

Onions, chives, garlic are some herbs and spices which have been studied for their protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Garlic is one of the oldest plant based medicinal foods. Garlic may also be protective against radiation damage and it contains allicin, important for liver detoxification.

 

Onions, shallots, and leeks also support your liver in its production of glutathione, the master antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals which can lead to inflammation. Glutathione is found in every cell of your body.

 

A healthy liver plays a key role in relieving digestive issues, such as gas, bloating, sluggish  metabolism, and constipation. Your liver regulates blood sugar levels which when not in balance can cause sugar cravings, fatigue, and brain fog.

 

Here’s an interesting fact for you concerning garlic. Garlic has health promoting compounds which when absorbed into your bloodstream after swallowing it are exhaled pungently from your lungs in your breath. For this reason says Dr Michael Greger, in “How Not to Die”, “garlic can be potentially used as an adjunct treatment for critical cases of pneumonia, as it may help clear bacteria on its way out of the lungs”.

 

Health Tips: Garlic and cauliflower are healthy sulfur rich foods. Cloves, cinnamon, and garlic are great for reducing gas. These five veggies stopped cancer cell growth completely in vitro against eight different types of breast cancer: cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, green onion, leek, and garlic. From Dr Michael Greger, in “How Not to Die”.

 

Eat more red onions than yellow or white for the higher antioxidants. Alliums, including green onions, garlic, and leeks and cruciferous veggies, including broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale have the most cancer fighting compounds.

 

Read more about “DIY Home Remedies: How Onions Can Cure Your Ailments” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Jonathon Engels.

 

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A Holistic Nutritionist's Rules For Optimal Digestion

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About 70 percent of our immune system lies in the digestive tract, and healthy digestion also means a healthy metabolism and more stable weight. Here are a few tried-and-true tips to keep your digestion flowing and your body glowing:

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Did you know that about 70-80% of your gut is located in your immune system? Your immune system is the seat of your health. What you are consuming, digesting, absorbing, assimilating, and eliminating does indeed matter as to how your metabolism functions as well as your body, brain, and gut.

 

Scientists are discovering more everyday about how your micro biome (healthy bacteria that inhabit your gut) affect every aspect of who you are. Healthy bacteria thrive on prebiotic fiber found in raddichio, onions, garlic, leeks, asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, chicory and other foods mentioned in this article.

 

When you eat food, bacteria is sharing the table with you. Be aware and avoid sugar, processed fake food stuff, gluten, and also know that antibiotics, your meds if you take, OTC meds, chlorine and fluoride in water can cause major health problems for you. Many health issues you have are gut related disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's, MS, autism, some skin issues too. This information comes from Dr David Perlmutter.

 

Health Tips:  Eat more organic high fiber plant based foods or total plant based food with lots of bitter greens. Your ancestors ate these wild bitter greens. Your body hasn't changed in millennia. Eat fermented foods which teem with good bacteria to recolonize your gut.

 

Definitely reduce your stress levels. Try meditation, deep breathing, yoga, tai chi, QiGong. Stress relates to your micro biome and hormone levels.Stress influences inflammation. 

 

Get enough sleep. Sleep is critical for aging well. Your body needs sleep as it relates to your hormones. Use dark shades, turn screens off an hour before bedtime, drink chamomile tea, read a real book.

 

Make sure to take vitamin D3, magnesium, turmeric, get enough omega 3s. You might need to take some supplements. Alpha lipoid acid and NAC are really good as is getting enough CoQ10.

 

Here's a new one perhaps, but it works as this subscriber has been doing it for awhile now. Eat your fruit separately from your greens, veggies. Eat a few hours after you have drank your 2-4 cups of filtered water with lemon/lime if you prefer.

 

Read more about "A Holistic Nutritionist's Rules For Optimal Digestion" from www.mindbodygreen.com by Kristen Dahl.

 

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5 #Disturbing #Facts You Didn’t Know About #Processed #Food

5 #Disturbing #Facts You Didn’t Know About #Processed #Food | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
How could something so good be so bad for you? Here are five disturbing facts you didn't know about processed food.

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Ultra-processed foods are masquerading as food. They are merely edible food-like substances, and the body knows the difference.

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Do you eat  lot of processed food? Read this article first:

 

http://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/disturbing-facts-you-didnt-know-about-processed-food.html/?a=viewall

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Top 11 #Science-Based #Health #Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

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Pumpkin seeds are loaded with nutrients that can improve health and fight disease. Here are 11 health benefits of pumpkin seeds, backed by science.

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Did you know that pumpkin seeds are nutritional superstars tiny bundles of fiber containing a wide range of nutrients from magnesium to manganese to protein and zinc?  Fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, and seeds contain an abundance of dietary fiber. Pumpkin seeds also contain plant sterols, high fiber, and are anti-inflammatory.

 

Pumpkin seeds are heart healthy, provide immune support as they are a rich source of zinc. Zinc helps your body with cell growth and division, sleep, mood, taste, smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and men’s sexual function.

 

Pumpkin seeds as well as all raw nuts and seeds have an abundance of omega 3 fats. Pumpkin seeds are rich in ALA, which your body converts to EPA/DHA. You need all three.

 

Pumpkin seeds are known to be a good food source for men’s health. Research shows that both pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil are beneficial. Choose organic.

 

Health Tips:  Choose raw seeds to preserve the healthy fat. You can roast if you choose, but in a low setting for 10 or so minutes. Soaking raw seeds is beneficial to remove the phytic acid. You can then sprout, dry in a dehydrator. If you don’t have a dehydrator, use your oven on a very low setting. Best of all pumpkin seeds are delicious.

 

In place of junk carbs with no nutrients, opt for seeds and nuts for healthy snacks. Raw seeds make great additions to your salads, mains, green smoothies.

 

Read more about “11-Benefits-of-Pumpkin-Seeds” from www.authoritynutrition.com by MaryJane Brown, PhD, RD1.

 

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Tiny Plate, Tiny Waist - recipes, exercises, relax

Tiny Plate, Tiny Waist - recipes, exercises, relax | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
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Trying to Lose Weight? Make These 10 Healthy Plant-Based Dishes

Trying to Lose Weight? Make These 10 Healthy Plant-Based Dishes | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
“ Now that the July 4 BBQs and picnics have passed, you may be looking for some lighter fare. Ready to trade in the fried food, chips and accidental vegan snacks for some more whole, nutritious foods? If you’re trying to lose weight, try making these 10 healthy plant-based dishes instead.”
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Les plantes  sont pleines de  ressources , pour la forme ,pour la santé et ...pour l.' Amaigrissement

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These recipes look amazing!

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Coldbuster Immune Boosting Smoothie - Happiness is Homemade

Coldbuster Immune Boosting Smoothie - Happiness is Homemade | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
“This Coldbuster smoothie is packed full of immune boosting vitamin C! It’s that time of year again – cold and flu season, and this year’s strains seem to be hitting harder than ever! To keep my family healthy, we’ve been loading up on plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits that are rich in vitamin C. This “Coldbuster” …”
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Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

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“Lemon water is simply the juice from lemons mixed with water. Lemon water is a source of plant compounds called flavonoids. Many have antioxidant properties”
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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, May 25, 3:22 PM

Did you know that lemon juice which contains the antioxidant vitamin C helps to keep your fruit salads from turing brown?

However, there are many myths about lemons and the supposed health benefits of drinking water with lemon which this article discusses.

 

Here's something you may not know.  Lemons have more sugar than oranges according to Dr Brian Clement, Hippocrates Health Institute. One half lemon in a quart of filtered water is fine for healthy people.

 

Health Tips:  If you're just starting to drink more water and don't care for the taste, you can add a small slice of lemon or lime to your large glass of filtered water or add in a few drops of liquid Stevia. 

 

Eating organic nutrient dense plant based real whole foods paired with seeds/nuts, sprouts, cruciferous veggies, green salads, and a small piece of fruit will give your body what it needs to thrive and you will look, feel, and be better at any age.

 

Read more about "Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water" from www.ecowatch.com by Joe Leech, Authority Nutrition.

 

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The 10 Best & Worst Foods For A Long, Healthy Life: An M.D. Explains

The 10 Best & Worst Foods For A Long, Healthy Life: An M.D. Explains | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
My list of the 10 best and worst foods for health and longevity is a guide for those who want to increase their resistance to disease and avoid the pitfalls associated with a poor diet. Consider this my "naughty and nice" list.

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Did you know that eating a varied plant based real whole food plan is just about the best gift you can give yourself? Your food choices are the primary way you  can either help heal your body or damage it. Food is information your body utilizes for optimal functioning.

 

Health tips:  Your mother or grandmother was right in telling you to eat your greens. Dark leafy greens are the healthiest food anywhere as they offer the most nutrition per calorie. Next up is the cancer fighting crucifers, including broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, arugula, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, horseradish, mustard and turnip greens, and watercress.

 

Sprouted foods with the most protein, sea veggies, and blue-green algae as in chlorella, legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils), onions and garlic, sweet potatoes and beets, herbs and spices, nuts and seeds, berries and cherries, and mushrooms (technically a fungi) round out the list. You can certainly add other veggies, fruits, and whole ancient grains to your meal plans as well.

 

Avoid, eliminate, and/or greatly reduce our consumption of simple carbs without fiber, refined processed non foods, all sugars, animal based food, all toxins, chemicals,pesticides, GMOs, fluoride, chlorine, pollutants, antibiotics, meds (work with your doctor), OTC drugs (Advil and others), endocrine disruptors, and heavy metals.

 

Nurture your gut and you nurture your whole body.

 

Read more about “The Ten Best & Worst Foods for a Long Healthy Life: An MD Explains” from www.mindbodygreen.com by Dr Joel Fuhrman.

 

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8 astonishing benefits of walking ("40 minutes a day can have astonishing benefits for free")

8 astonishing benefits of walking ("40 minutes a day can have astonishing benefits for free") | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it

Regular exercise is a known indicator of good health, but did you know that just a 40 minutes walk once a day could have astonishing health benefits?

Here are eight reasons to take those extra steps and make walking a part of your healthy lifestyle: 

- It deflects diabetes. New research links brisk walking to a significant risk reduction for developing type 2 diabetes. 

- It soups up your sex life. Sex and exercise go hand-in-hand. In a study of women between 45 and 55 years old, those who exercised, including brisk walking, reported not only greater sexual desire, but better sexual satisfaction, too. 

- It saves you on gym costs. In this economy, people are cutting excesses, and that includes trips to the health club. In an American Heart Association survey, a quarter of the 1,000 people questioned had axed their gym memberships sometime in the previous six months. 

- It can get you off meds. Using data from the National Walkers’ Health Study, including more than 32,000 women and 8,000 men, researchers found that those who took the longest weekly walks, not necessarily accumulated the most mileage per week, were more likely to use less medication. 

- It can help fade fibromyalgia pain. A small study found that in women 32 to 70 years old, those who walked 60 minutes, performed light exercises, and stretched three times a week for 18 weeks reported significant improvements in walking and mental capacity, and were less tired and depressed. 

- It helps you beat breast cancer. Women who walk regularly after being diagnosed with breast cancer have a 45 percent greater chance of survival than those who are inactive, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

- It can save your mind. Italian researchers enlisted 749 people suffering from memory problems in a study and measured their walking and other moderate activities, such as yard work. 


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, August 10, 8:49 PM
Just get up and do it. If it's raining, you can do it in the mall.

"Walking is known to melt your thighs and perk up your bum. But its healthy resumé boasts some even more impressive accomplishments, from cash savings to increasing the odds of survival for breast cancer patients. A lot of attention has been paid to getting in 10,000 steps of walking, jogging or running a day. A 40-minute, two-mile walk will chip away half of those steps, and everyday activities can usually accumulate the other half."
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Benefits of walking?
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To Live Longer, Study Suggests Getting Protein From Plants, Not Meat ("fish & chicken not that bad")

To Live Longer, Study Suggests Getting Protein From Plants, Not Meat ("fish & chicken not that bad") | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it

Study suggests that people who eat more red meat die sooner than those who get their protein from plants.

How much protein you eat—and where that protein comes from—may affect your lifespan, suggests research published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. The new analysis, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, found that people who ate a lot of animal protein had a higher-than-average risk of dying over the next few decades, especially if they favored processed red meat over fish or poultry. Those who ate more plant-based protein, on the other hand, had a lower-than-average risk of death. 

The new research included data from two prior long-term studies, which collectively had more than 170,000 total participants. The people in these studies were tracked for 26 to 30 years and also asked to answer questions about their health and eating habits every few years. On average, they received about 14% of their daily calories from animal protein, and 4% from plant-based protein. During this time, more than 36,000 of them died. 

After adjusting the results for lifestyle and other risk factors, the researchers found that those who ate the most animal protein—defined as any type of meat, eggs, or dairy—had a slightly increased risk of death. People who ate less animal protein and consumed more protein from plant-based sources—breads, cereals, pastas, beans, nuts, and legumes—were the least likely to die during the study.

The news isn’t all bad for meat lovers, though. The increased risk of death only applied to people who had at least one "unhealthy lifestyle" factor, such as being a heavy drinker, a smoker, or overweight or obese, or getting very little exercise. For participants who led overall healthy lifestyles, the link disappeared.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, August 16, 11:21 PM
The enemy is processed and unprocessed red meat. If you can't help animal meat, fish and chicken is better. Otherwise, this study suggests plant-based protein food.

"Indeed, when they broke down the study results into specific types of animal protein, they found that the link between animal protein and increased risk of death applied primarily to people who ate lots of processed and unprocessed red meats (including beef and pork), and not to fish or poultry.
“Our findings suggest that people should consider eating more plant proteins than animal proteins,” said Dr. Song, “and when they do choose among sources of animal protein, fish and chicken are probably better choices."
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Beans over red meat for protein?
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EXERCISE ANIMATION

Exercise and meditation makes a man perfect. This is a small video for a big change to you for YOGA & MEDITATIONS.
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The Best Superfoods for Building Muscle

The Best Superfoods for Building Muscle | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Fruits, veggies—and more—that will help you get bigger and recovery faster.
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10 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should Never Put In Your Mouth Again

10 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should Never Put In Your Mouth Again | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
While no one goes around trying to consume things that will make them ill, the truth of the matter is, there are many unnatural products out there that can wreak havoc on our health. The American Institute for Cancer even states on their website that, “of the most common US cancers, about one third of the cases are […]

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Did you know that your body only recognizes real whole food? When you eat a product or substance that has synthetic, artificial, chemical,  and toxic ingredients in it, your body is unable to recognize it when it's broken down.

 

Real food is energy for your body, energy your body uses for its bodily functions. Real plant based food contains essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, and fiber. Non fake food contains none of these but does contain harmful addicting substances that your body can't use for any of its functions. These substances cause inflammation which leads to chronic diseases, cancers, Alzheimer's, and a host of other health issues.

 

Ultra refined processed non food stuff usually comes in a box, bag, or container and on its label are long chemical words you can't pronounce. Sugar or a sugar derivative  like fructose, or an artificial sweetener, is usually listed. All the fiber has been stripped out and many times vitamins and minerals have been added. Many times extra sodium has been added as well. You may also see that GE i(genetically engineered) ingredients have been added. This isn't real food, folks. 

 

Health tips: When in doubt, in your market, always choose food in its natural state. Choose raw fruit instead of sauces, pie fillings, even dried products. Try to buy your greens and veggies loose, not in a non recyclable plastic container. There's already too much plastic in our landfills and oceans. Buying loose also helps you to eat it up, not end up throwing out half the container.

 

If you can, buy in bulk. You'll save money, buy just what you need, and avoid food waste. If possible, buy dried beans, lentils, peas in place of canned. Only a few brand companies list "no BPA", but the  substitute for BPA is also considered carcinogenic.

 

Read more about "10 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should Never Put in Your Mouth" from www.collective-evolution.com by Alexa Ericsson.

 

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8 Reasons to Start Eating More Curcumin | Live in the Now

8 Reasons to Start Eating More Curcumin | Live in the Now | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Curcumin is a healing substance that I think everyone should consume daily in some form. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits are too good to ign

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Did you know that you can get the same or better results from eating the root turmeric as you can from taking cur cumin supplements? Always opt for the whole food.

 

Curcumin is the anti-inflammatory compound contained in the root turmeric. Turmeric is a spice commonly used in Indian recipes like curry. This spice has specific healing benefits for your body.

 

Eating turmeric daily will help you to decrease inflammation as cur cumin acts as an antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals. It also helps your body's own antioxidant enzymes work more efficiently. And less inflammation means a reduction in chronic diseases, arthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer's as you age.

 

Turmeric helps to increase the hormone BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor) which helps brain function, improves memory, and increases intelligence. With the increase in the hormone BDNF, there is less risk from brain diseases.

 

Turmeric lowers the risk of heart disease as consuming turmeric helps improve the function of the endothelium (the lining of the blood vessels in your body). And studies have shown that cur cumin has an effect like, but better than Prozac to treat depression.

 

Health tips: Add turmeric root or powder to your foods daily. With turmeric, to get all the benefits of its compound cur cumin, just add a few sprinkles of black pepper (piperine) with the powder. add a little coconut oil and you're ready.

 

You can make a turmeric latte, turmeric green smoothie, add turmeric to salads, mains. Some folks make a paste with turmeric to use as a face mask. Just be cautious as turmeric stains.

 

Read more about "8 Reasons to Start Eating More Curcumin" from www.liveinthenow.com by Josh Corn.

 

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It also makes gorgeous flowers!

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Can exercise make us happier? - Juice Daily

Can exercise make us happier? - Juice Daily | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
According to Beyondblue, three million Australians live with depression or anxiety in any given year and 45 per cent of us will suffer from mental illness at some point in our lives. Anxiety and depression can manifest in different ways including physical, emotional or behavioural. Some common symptoms include sleeplessness, lack of energy, loss of appetite, feeling isolated and

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Silly question, better question, Which #exercise make us #happy ,happiest
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The Roving Runner Goes Barefoot

The Roving Runner Goes Barefoot | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Roving Runner Brian Fidelman goes for a barefoot run in Central Park with Christopher McDougall, author of the best-selling book, “Born to Run.”

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10 Plant-Based Foods that Promote Healthier Cholesterol Levels

10 Plant-Based Foods that Promote Healthier Cholesterol Levels | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
“ Cholesterol is produced in the liver, primarily by saturated fats, which is one reason a diet high in saturated fats (from animal-based foods and refined veggie oils) is said to be harmful for your heart health and cholesterol levels. These 10 plant-based foods can help you fight high cholesterol and improve your heart health now!”
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10 Ways Eating Plant-Based Can Improve Your Mood (and Your Health)

10 Ways Eating Plant-Based Can Improve Your Mood (and Your Health) | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
“ A plant-based diet that full of unadulterated vitamins and minerals straight from the earth (which is where animals get their nutrients from, mind you), is the best way to improve your health and mood.”
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Eating more plant based foods rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from Mother Earth  have been shown to improve your overall health and well-being. 

 

Health Tips:  Eat more veggies and fruits every day as these foods will nourish you and your body for a lifetime. Eat lots of healthy fats to protect your heart like avocados, nuts, olive oil, coconut oil, and seed oils. Eat legumes as in beans, peas,and  lentils. Consume real whole food and healthy ancient grains like quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat, teff, and farro.  Eat fermented foods like homemade sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, tempeh, and kefirs. Reduce or totally avoid all processed foods and GMOs as these cause you to age faster and cause chronic diseases due to inflammation. Make wise choices.

 

Here's an information packed article on "10 ways Eating Plant Bsed Can Improve Your Mood and Your Health" from OneGreenPlanet.org 

 

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Amazing Facts About Vitamin K - Herbs Info

Amazing Facts About Vitamin K - Herbs Info | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, May 23, 2:09 PM

Did you know that plant based real whole food is the best and richest source for all your vitamin/mineral needs?  Yes it is critical for you to take a supplement for vitamin D and B12.

 

Many people, maybe you,  are deficient in what is known as "shortfall nutrients": fiber, the minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium, and the vitamins A, C, D, E, K.  These are the nutrients found in  unprocessed plant food. Consume the foods rich in these nutrients.

 

Health Tips:  Beans, peas, lentils known as legumes fill you up with nourishing goodness and give you that second meal effect. Adding cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cabbage, kale and other crucifers plus sprouts, and a big salad of greens/veggies with a piece of fruit for dessert; sets you up for nutrition heaven. Your body gets satisfied and you are rocking the boat.

 

Caveat: if you're on the drug warfarin, known as coumadin, consult your doctor because too much vitamin K, which is concentrated in greens can undermine the effectiveness of the drug.

 

With plant based real whole foods everyday is a party day because you get to eat what you like and in return your body thrives. "Greens are associated with the strongest protection against major chronic diseases". This information comes from "How Not to Die", by Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org 

 

Read more about "Amazing Facts About Vitamin K" from www.herbs-info.com 

 

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