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Beets are Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Cancer and Antioxidant

Beets are Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Cancer and Antioxidant | MY TOPICS | Scoop.it
Beets contain phytonutrients called betalains that can help protect the liver.
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Beets are also low in calories, but high in carbohydrates and for that reason can be a good energy source. Beets contain folic acid which is a key vitamin when it comes to healing from injury or illness.
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Scientists Are Raising the Alarm about the Widespread Use of Nanoparticles in Food

Scientists Are Raising the Alarm about the Widespread Use of Nanoparticles in Food | MY TOPICS | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a tool to measure the increasing amounts of silver nanoparticles that are being used in food manufacturing.
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Nanomaterials are all the rage now when it comes to food manufacturing. What are nanoparticles and why is the food industry so heavily invested in them?
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The Deadly Health Issue They're Avoiding -

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Do you think concussions only happen to athletes? Older adults are at risk, too. Here's what you need to know.
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While the NFL has managed to avoid the issue, concussions are a growing concern. While you may hear about concussions happening to athletes in professional sports like hockey, boxing, and, of course, football, traumatic brain injury (TBI) isn’t exclusive to athletes.
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7 Exercises and Stretches to Improve Your Balance - Lean On Life

7 Exercises and Stretches to Improve Your Balance - Lean On Life | MY TOPICS | Scoop.it
Keeping your balance is important to avoid fractures and falls. Here are 7 exercises and stretches to improve your balance.
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Balance training may not be at the top of your list when you head to the gym for your workout routine, but it should be.

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Seniors Are Using Sensors to Alert Family Members of Problems Before They Happen

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Technological advances have ushered in a new era in monitoring seniors in their homes. These sensors can register changes in vital signs, sleeping habits and mobility patterns.
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New Technology can beneficial for seniors. If your home is situated conveniently next to shopping complex and services, you’ll have a good chance of continuing to live independently.
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Is Obesity Killing Us Before Our Time? -

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Researchers believe that being obese or overweight is directly attributed to almost 20% of all deaths in the United States.
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Diabetes, heart disease and stoke risk factors are increasing due to obesity.

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Happy Interior Blog: Three Scandinavian Giveaways For You!

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Three Scandinavian giveaways for you on the blog! Join the fun!


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tahlia's comment, September 2, 2013 4:18 AM
I LOVE CANDLES
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4 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Before It's Too Late -

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Every summer, you probably spend a lot of time eating right and exercising to stay in shape and look great on the beach. But just because the summer’s ending, doesn’t mean that your workout routine should end too.
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How Hard Do You Have to Work Out to Get Results?

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Learn these simple methods of assessing your workout, to make sure that you are getting the most out of your time at the gym and that you will get the results you are after.
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But how do you know when enough is enough? And how do you know when it’s too much? Wouldn’t you love to have some way of measuring your output to make sure that you are working hard enough to get results, but not so hard that you’re risking injury?
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10 "Healthy" Food Practices That Could Make You Sick - Lean On Life

10 "Healthy" Food Practices That Could Make You Sick - Lean On Life | MY TOPICS | Scoop.it
Find out the 10 most common food practices that you do every day and could be making you sick.
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MSG is an excitotoxin that can excite your cells to the point of damage, thus acting like a poison. Some people are more sensitive to this flavor-boosting additive and may experience headaches, nausea, weakness, burning sensations in the neck and forearms, elevated heart rate and difficulty breathing.
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CDC Concerned About Prescription Drug Deaths in Women

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A new report from the CDC states that prescription drug deaths in women have risen 400% over the last ten years.
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Now a days death are increases by pills.

The CDC suggests that preventive measures involve screening women for mental health problems. It could be that many women are suffering from stress, anxiety, and/or depression - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/health-news/death-by-pill-up-400#sthash.6HgCrAZG.dpufThe CDC suggests that preventive measures involve screening women for mental health problems. It could be that many women are suffering from stress, anxiety, and/or depression - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/health-news/death-by-pill-up-400#sthash.6HgCrAZG.dpufThe CDC suggests that preventive measures involve screening women for mental health problems. It could be that many women are suffering from stress, anxiety, and/or depression - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/health-news/death-by-pill-up-400#sthash.6HgCrAZG.dpufThe CDC suggests that preventive measures involve screening women for mental health problems. It could be that many women are suffering from stress, anxiety, and/or depression - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/health-news/death-by-pill-up-400#sthash.6HgCrAZG.dpuf
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You Might Want to Sit Down for This -

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Studies have found that sitting for long periods of time can increase your risk for disease and decrease your lifespan.
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This study is extremely important because it emphasizes the role that sitting for prolonged periods of time can have on our longevity. As a society, we sit for longer periods of time because of technological advancement, work requirements, entertainment, and communication style.

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More Reasons You Must Eat This Healthy Oil -

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A recent study has found that oleuropein in olive oil has specific cardio and neuroprotective actions in the body.
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Healthy oil is important to life. olive oil is very healthiest oil.

One such polyphenol called oleuropein has been found to have specific cardio and neuro-protective actions in the body. Oleuropein works as an antioxidant, preventing free radical damage to cells in both the heart and brain - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/more-reasons-you-must-eat-this-healthy-oil#sthash.FnuD89jC.dpufOne such polyphenol called oleuropein has been found to have specific cardio and neuro-protective actions in the body. Oleuropein works as an antioxidant, preventing free radical damage to cells in both the heart and brain - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/more-reasons-you-must-eat-this-healthy-oil#sthash.FnuD89jC.dpufOlive oil is without a doubt one of the healthiest oils on the planet. The traditional oil used in the diets of those living in the Mediterranean, olive oil is rich in a number of nutrients that can benefit your well-being. - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/more-reasons-you-must-eat-this-healthy-oil#sthash.FnuD89jC.dpufOlive oil is without a doubt one of the healthiest oils on the planet. The traditional oil used in the diets of those living in the Mediterranean, olive oil is rich in a number of nutrients that can benefit your well-being. - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/more-reasons-you-must-eat-this-healthy-oil#sthash.FnuD89jC.dpufOlive oil is without a doubt one of the healthiest oils on the planet. The traditional oil used in the diets of those living in the Mediterranean, olive oil is rich in a number of nutrients that can benefit your well-being. - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/more-reasons-you-must-eat-this-healthy-oil#sthash.FnuD89jC.dpufOlive oil is without a doubt one of the healthiest oils on the planet. The traditional oil used in the diets of those living in the Mediterranean, olive oil is rich in a number of nutrients that can benefit your well-being. - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/more-reasons-you-must-eat-this-healthy-oil#sthash.FnuD89jC.dpufOlive oil is without a doubt one of the healthiest oils on the planet. The traditional oil used in the diets of those living in the Mediterranean, olive oil is rich in a number of nutrients that can benefit your well-being. - See more at: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/more-reasons-you-must-eat-this-healthy-oil#sthash.FnuD89jC.dpuf
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The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart

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"What could be simpler than the Middle East? A well-known Egyptian blogger who writes under the pseudonym The Big Pharaoh put together this chart laying out the region’s rivalries and alliances. He’s kindly granted me permission to post it, so that Americans might better understand the region. The joke is that it’s not a joke; this is actually pretty accurate."


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BandKids13-14's comment, August 28, 2013 9:50 AM
Did anyone else notice that both Al Qaeda and the U.S. are FOR syria rebels, and against Assad?
Avonna Swartz's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:13 AM

Interesting and (as it says) terrifying.

Todd Parsons's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:06 AM

So we should have peace in the Middle East in maybe 7.59 billion years when the sun goes all red giant and we all burn up anyway. However, in the meantime...check out this cool chart of friends and foes. It all makes sense now, yah?

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The Natural Healer That Can Cause Cancer? -

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Over the last few years, there's been an increase of drinks and dietary supplements made with aloe vera that claim to balance stomach acidity, detoxify, and promote improve overall well-being.
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