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Master of Science in Nutrition | Whole food diets | Nutrition research | NCNM

Master of Science in Nutrition | Whole food diets | Nutrition research | NCNM | Dancing Lotus | Scoop.it
The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM - formerly National College of Naturopathic Medicine) is a Naturopathic School and Classical Chinese Medicine School located in Portland, Oregon and offers a strong clinical experience oriented and...
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Nouveau Raw - Raw Food Alchemy

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Raw Food Alchemy by Amie Sue

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Stephanie Jo Rountree's curator insight, March 22, 2013 10:16 AM

This is one of the better raw food recipe sites that I've found.

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13 Common Ailments You Can Treat With Peppermint Oil

13 Common Ailments You Can Treat With Peppermint Oil | Dancing Lotus | Scoop.it
Peppermint (Mentha piperita), like lavender, is another incredibly versatile essential oil! Known as one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, scientists have...

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I LOVE peppermint oil known for soothing digestion and relieving headaches as well as ...


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Two-minute tricks that seriously boost your health | Well+Good NYC

Two-minute tricks that seriously boost your health | Well+Good NYC | Dancing Lotus | Scoop.it
Fact: Many health-boosting practices take just two minutes. Here are 10 you've got to try.

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10 Things Science (and Buddhism) Say Will Make You Happy

10 Things Science (and Buddhism) Say Will Make You Happy | Dancing Lotus | Scoop.it
By Bodhispaksa I’m a science geek as well as a Buddhist geek, and recently when I was leading a retreat on how to bring more joy into our lives I found myself making a lot of references
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Absolutely, positively! ☼

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Einstein on Buddhism

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Einstein on Buddhism - “Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God,...
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The Light Party New Political Paradigm and Health Care

The Light Party New Political Paradigm and Health Care | Dancing Lotus | Scoop.it
THE LIGHT PARTY, a wholistic proactive, new political paradigm party, is a synthesis of the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Green Parties promoting Health, Peace, and Freedom for All.
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Raw Food Not Enough to Feed Big Brains

Raw Food Not Enough to Feed Big Brains | Dancing Lotus | Scoop.it

Eating a raw food diet is a recipe for disaster if you're trying to boost your species' brainpower. That's because humans would have to spend more than 9 hours a day eating to get enough energy from unprocessed raw food alone to support our large brains, according to a new study that calculates the energetic costs of growing a bigger brain or body in primates. But our ancestors managed to get enough energy to grow brains that have three times as many neurons as those in apes such as gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans. How did they do it? They got cooking, according to a study published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

"If you eat only raw food, there are not enough hours in the day to get enough calories to build such a large brain," says Suzana Herculano-Houzel, a neuroscientist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil who is co-author of the report. "We can afford more neurons, thanks to cooking."

 

Humans have more brain neurons than any other primate—about 86 billion, on average, compared with about 33 billion neurons in gorillas and 28 billion in chimpanzees. While these extra neurons endow us with many benefits, they come at a price—our brains consume 20% of our body's energy when resting, compared with 9% in other primates. So a long-standing riddle has been where did our ancestors get that extra energy to expand their minds as they evolved from animals with brains and bodies the size of chimpanzees?

 

One answer came in the late 1990s when Harvard University primatologist Richard Wrangham proposed that the brain began to expand rapidly 1.6 million to 1.8 million years ago in our ancestor, Homo erectus, because this early human learned how to roast meat and tuberous root vegetables over a fire. Cooking, Wrangham argued, effectively predigested the food, making it easier and more efficient for our guts to absorb calories more rapidly. Since then, he and his colleagues have shown in lab studies of rodents and pythons that these animals grow up bigger and faster when they eat cooked meat instead of raw meat—and that it takes less energy to digest cooked meat than raw meat.


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5 Simple Beauty Products You Can Make From Coconut Oil

5 Simple Beauty Products You Can Make From Coconut Oil | Dancing Lotus | Scoop.it
Many people who are very choosy about what they eat often forget that their skin is their largest organ, and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. Unfortunately, many...

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nuts about Coco

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Master Herbalist Diploma Program - Holistic Health Practitioner College

Master Herbalist Diploma Program - Holistic Health Practitioner College | Dancing Lotus | Scoop.it

Offer herbal and vitamin remedies, and lifestyle changes Today many students interested in a career in healing arts are leaning towards a profession in Herbalism which is based on the use of herbs and minerals to help in the body's healing powers. This has been found to work remarkably well in conjunction with naturopathic diet and exercise.


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something to look into....

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