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Deepak Chopra Joins Movement to End the War on Drugs

Deepak Chopra Joins Movement to End the War on Drugs | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it
Physician, bestselling author and global thought leader Deepak Chopra has joined the Honorary Board of the Drug Policy Alliance.
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Researchers Create Potatoes with Higher Levels of Carotenoids - USDA (2012)

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Potatoes with higher levels of beneficial carotenoids are the result of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies to improve one of America's most popular vegetables. Scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) bred yellow potatoes with carotenoid levels that are two to three times higher than those of the popular Yukon Gold yellow-fleshed potato variety... Haynes found wild potatoes with intense yellow flesh that have about 23 times more carotenoids than white-flesh potatoes. By crossing these wild potatoes with cultivated types, Haynes and her colleagues developed the high-carotenoid potatoes. In 2007, Haynes and her colleagues introduced a new potato named Peter Wilcox that they developed. The potato, which has purple skin and yellow flesh, has become popular in niche roadside markets. The overall carotenoid levels in this potato are more than 15 percent higher than those in Yukon Gold, according to Haynes. Several carotenoids are involved, including neoxanthin, antheraxanthin, violaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Among these, lutein and zeaxanthin, are of keen interest for eye health; they appear to protect against age-related macular degeneration and perhaps against cataract formation.


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The One Supplement Everyone Needs - Diet and Nutrition Center - EverydayHealth.com

The One Supplement Everyone Needs - Diet and Nutrition Center - EverydayHealth.com | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it
The One Supplement Everyone Needs - Heres some surprising news: According to the National Institutes of Health, Americans spend almost $20 billion per year on vitamins and supplements, up a whopping $6 billion since...
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Women's Health - How Can Natural Cures Kill Yeast Infections When Drugs Can’t? by Christy Taylor - InsidersHealth.com

Women's Health - How Can Natural Cures Kill Yeast Infections When Drugs Can’t? by Christy Taylor - InsidersHealth.com | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it

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Twitter / Nutrixious: Dinner is served! #cleaneats ...

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Deepak Chopra Joins Movement to End the War on Drugs

Deepak Chopra Joins Movement to End the War on Drugs | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it
Physician, bestselling author and global thought leader Deepak Chopra has joined the Honorary Board of the Drug Policy Alliance.
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Indian Lowfat Cooking: The Key to a Healthy and Exotic Diet | Healthy Recipes

Indian Lowfat Cooking: The Key to a Healthy and Exotic Diet | Healthy Recipes | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it

Recipes concentrating on the use of vegetables, herbs, spices and low fat ingredients to bring out the exotic flavours in Indian food.


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Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies

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How the industry kept scientists from asking: Does sugar kill?

 

This is another astounding article by Gary Taubes (with help by Cristin Kearns Couzens) about how the sugar industry has actively worked to cover up the negative health effects of their product.

 

Here's a key quote: "[Recently discovered industry records] show how Big Sugar used Big Tobacco-style tactics to ensure that government agencies would dismiss troubling health claims against their products. Compared to the tobacco companies, which knew for a fact that their wares were deadly and spent billions of dollars trying to cover up that reality, the sugar industry had a relatively easy task. With the jury still out on sugar's health effects, producers simply needed to make sure that the uncertainty lingered. But the goal was the same: to safeguard sales by creating a body of evidence companies could deploy to counter any unfavorable research."


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Quiz: How Self-Compassionate Are You?

Quiz: How Self-Compassionate Are You? | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it
Are you your own biggest critic?Take this quiz and learn how to stop self-criticism and ramp up self-compassion in this excerpt from Polly Campbell's book 'Imperfect Spirituality.'...

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How the brain controls our habits

How the brain controls our habits | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it

Habits are behaviors wired so deeply in our brains that we perform them automatically. This allows you to follow the same route to work every day without thinking about it, liberating your brain to ponder other things, such as what to make for dinner. However, the brain's executive command center does not completely relinquish control of habitual behavior


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Dog/Cat Pet Food Vitamins/Supplements Iams/Eukanuba

Dog/Cat Pet Food Vitamins/Supplements Iams/Eukanuba | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it
Unfit for animals! Why does your five-year-old dog have arthritis? (Why Does Your 5 Year Old Dog Have Arthritis and Cat Been to the Vet 3 Times This Month?
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Neuroscientists successfully control the dreams of rats. Could humans be next?

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Researchers working at MIT have successfully manipulated the content of a rat's dream by replaying an audio cue that was associated with the previous day's events, namely running through a maze (what else).

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The price of protein: Review of land use and carbon footprints from life cycle assessments of animal food products and their substitutes - Nijdam &al (2012) - Food Pol

The price of protein: Review of land use and carbon footprints from life cycle assessments of animal food products and their substitutes - Nijdam &al (2012) - Food Pol | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it

Animal husbandry, aquaculture and fishery have major impacts on the environment. In order to identify the range of impacts and the most important factors thereof, as well as to identify what are the main causes of the differences between products, we analysed 52 life cycle assessment studies (LCAs) of animal and vegetal sources of protein. Our analysis was focused only on land requirement and carbon footprints. In a general conclusion it can be said that the carbon footprint of the most climate-friendly protein sources is up to 100 times smaller than those of the most climate-unfriendly. The differences between footprints of the various products were found mainly to be due to differences in production systems. The outcomes for pork and poultry show much more homogeneity than for beef and seafood. This is largely because both beef and seafood production show a wide variety of production systems. Land use (occupation), comprising both arable land and grasslands, also varies strongly, ranging from negligible for seafood to up to 2100 m2 y kg−1 of protein from extensive cattle farming. From farm to fork the feed production and animal husbandry are by far the most important contributors to the environmental impacts... Vegetal sources, poultry products and certain seafood have low carbon footprints. Ruminant meat and some types of seafood have high carbon footprints... 


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From 'fertilizer to fork': Industrial food accounts for a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions

From 'fertilizer to fork': Industrial food accounts for a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it

Growing, transporting, refrigerating, and wasting food accounts for somewhere between 19-29 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions in 2008, according to a new analysis by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1101-hance-agriculture-greenhouse-gases.html


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Calories in Water, Tap - Nutritional Information on MapMyRun

Calories in Water, Tap - Nutritional Information on MapMyRun | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it
Calories in Water, Tap. Get nutritional information including calories, fat, carbs and protien.
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Fracking Our Food Supply

Fracking Our Food Supply | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it

IS THE IRREVERIBLE COST TO OUR WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH WORTH THE 'FRENETIC DRIVE TO BE #1" - USA ENERGY DRILLING RUSH

 

Nov. 28, 2012 - The Nation: Are dying cattle the canaries in the coal mine? Farmers and ranchers are sounding alarms about the risks to human health of hydraulic fracturing.... http://www.thenation.com/article/171504/fracking-our-food-supply#

 

MORE ABOUT #Fracking – EcoWatch http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/

 

Fracking Chemicals Used in Texas Kept Secret 19,000 Times in First Eight Months of this Year – EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-chemicals-kept-secret/

 

HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving a.Mining, Chemical Wastelandhttp://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2850526170/holding-corporations-responsible-mining-companies-devastate-pristine-wisconsin-for-frac-sand-leaving-a-mining-chemical-wasteland

 

CHEMICALS EVERYWHERE: Once this landscape was a pristine wilderness roamed by deer now it's 'the most destructive project on earth http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3045536420/chemicals-everywhere-once-this-landscape-was-a-pristine-wilderness-roamed-by-deer-now-it-s-the-most-destructive-industrial-project-on-earth

 

KILLING RIVERS: Evidence Mounts Linking Rotenone Pesticide Fish Poisoning with Parkinson's Disease http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2694663902/killing-rivers-evidence-mounts-linking-rotenone-pesticide-fish-poisoning-with-parkinson-s-disease

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Top Five Food Additives to Avoid | Wake Up World

Top Five Food Additives to Avoid | Wake Up World | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it
Ever since the advent of canning foods, food additives have been steadily growing in popularity.
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Homemade Peanut Butter | Snack Girl

Homemade Peanut Butter | Snack Girl | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it
The photo above and peanut butter are not exactly the same things. I got a wee bit carried away with peanut butter making....
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5 Superfoods to Always Have On Hand

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Superfoods are all the rage and there’s good reason for it. They are more than all-natural, whole foods; they are in fact both a food and a medicine.


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Mindfulness at Work—3 ways to get started

Mindfulness at Work—3 ways to get started | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it

"Ready to practice some Mindfulness in your own life?  Here are three ways to get started:

 

1. Consider an important goal, task, or situation you currently have on your priority list.

3. Notice the physical sensation in your body that occurs just by thinking about it.  Does your stomach turn, your jaw clench, your chest tighten, your forehead frown?  Do you break into a smile, have butterflies in your stomach, or feel your pulse race?  Your body notices how you feel before you do!

3. Now notice the emotion attached to the physical feeling.  Is it positive or negative?  That’s judgment.  An emotion is your opinion of the physical sensation you are experiencing.  What if you were to let go of it and simply notice?  This would present you with a myriad of more choices than the one that so automatically came to your awareness...."


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Increase Productivity with 5 Minutes of Mindfulness Meditation

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Increase productivity with Zen-like focus by using this mindfulness meditation technique & free meditation mp3.

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Prostate Nutrition Therapy For a Healthy Life | Prostate Cancer

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Natural Weight Loss Nutrition Guide For The Body Ideal Weight!

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Beautiful Body Ideal Weight: "Natural Weight Loss Nutrition Guide For The Body Ideal Weight!
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How to Rewire Your Brain For Success | Experts' Corner | Big Think

How to Rewire Your Brain For Success | Experts' Corner | Big Think | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it

Until the 1980s, the scientific consensus was that the nervous system was fixed and incapable of regeneration. Growth of neurons was considered most active during prenatal development. As we age, neurons atrophy, the thinking went. Now scientists believe new neurons are continually born throughout adulthood.

Several breakthrough studies suggest that we may have more control over how our brains function and develop throughout adulthood—our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions—than previously assumed.

 

Why does this matter? Because by learning how to control our mentality, we may be able to deliberately reshape our neural pathways and rewire our brains to make ourselves more successful and fulfilled. In other words, shape your brain and you can shape your life.


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Informal Mindfulness Practice: Being Present for a Few Moments at a Time - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Informal Mindfulness Practice: Being Present for a Few Moments at a Time - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Eat well, live better | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog)Informal Mindfulness Practice: Being Present for a Few Moments at a TimePsychCentral.com (blog)Informal mindfulness practice is essentially the opposite of multitasking; it is making a conscious decision to singletask.

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