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Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics...

 

The provocative idea — that psychiatric woes can be solved by targeting the digestive system — is increasingly reinforced by cutting-edge science. For decades, researchers have known of the connection between the brain and the gut. Anxiety often causes nausea and diarrhea, and depression can change appetite. The connection may have been established, but scientists thought communication was one way: it traveled from the brain to the gut, and not the other way around.

 

But now, a new understanding of the trillions of microbes living in our guts reveals that this communication process is more like a multi-lane superhighway than a one-way street. By showing that changing bacteria in the gut can change behavior, this new research might one day transform the way we understand — and treat — a variety of mental health disorders.


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What we eat, and when and how we eat it, influences our health and happiness in so many ways.

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Review of Shaklee Meadow Blend® Soap-Free Cleanser

Review of Shaklee Meadow Blend® Soap-Free Cleanser | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Conventional soaps contain lye and tallow that can cause skin irritation and clogged pores. Meadow Blend® Soap-Free Cleansing Bar is scientifically formulated with natural, plant-derived ingredients and gently but effectively cleans the face and body. Contains no harsh ingredients and no added color.
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We are assaulted daily by chemicals, many of which have been shown to be potential health threats. Many of these chemicals are used directly on the body. Cleanse your body with this soap-free cleanser.

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Running in Reverse

Running in Reverse | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Backward running, also known as reverse or retro running, is not as celebrated as barefoot running and will never be mistaken for the natural way to run. But a small body of science suggests that backward running enables people to avoid or recover from common injuries, burn extra calories, sharpen balance and, not least, mix up their daily routine.

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Walking and running are excellent forms of exercise, especially for cardiovascular health. Backward running or walking is a surprising new method for enhancing the effects of these forms of exercise.

 

Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Lee-Anne Wann: How to get a better deal from your gym - Opinion

Lee-Anne Wann: How to get a better deal from your gym - Opinion | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
One of the first things to cut when we're struggling to pay the bills is often our gym membership or exercise classes. - New Zealand Herald

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Not everybody exercises at a gym. A gym can be a great place to get a great workout, but, it's not the perfect place for some people.

 

However, if you want to work out at a gym, it can be expensive. Maybe you can get your gym to cut you a deal.

 

If you think you might want to work out at home, but don't want to shell out a lot of cash for exercise equipment, you might want to take a look at some tips on bodyweight exercises at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/bodyweight-revolution/index.html 

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Body Acceptance Rises for Women

Body Acceptance Rises for Women | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
American women seem more satisfied with their weight now than they were 30 years ago, preliminary new research indicates.
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You should never be judged by "how you look", but, by who you are. The way you live should be more important than your physical appearance.

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Shaklee Laundry Detergent Review

Are you looking for a non toxic laundry detergent that works? Read this review of the Shaklee Fragrance Free, Dye Free Natural Enzyme Laundry Detergent Concentrate.
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Non toxic home cleaning products are good for your family's health. Shaklee has a selection of such products, including natural, non toxic laundry products.

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Product Review: RezVera Natural Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and IBS

Product Review: RezVera Natural Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and IBS | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Are you suffering from chronic painful stomach problems such as gas, excessive farting, constipation, diarrhea and stomach bloating? These are symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and there are ways to get relief from IBS.
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder which is characterized by recurrent abdominal pain and intermittent diarrhea, which often alternates with constipation and is frequently accompanied by extreme cases of...ahem...release of gas, better known as excessive farting.

IBS most commonly affects people between the ages of 20 and 30 and is twice as common in women as in men. It is also known by a variety of other terms: spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis, nervous diarrhea, nervous colon and nervous or functional bowel.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to even diagnose IBS as the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are similar to those of many other conditions and illnesses. Equally, the potential causes are not completely known and those which may be tentatively identified as such can also be the cause of many other conditions as well.

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WonderSlim Weight Loss Shakes from Diet Direct

WonderSlim Weight Loss Shakes from Diet Direct | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
WonderSlim's line of protein-rich diet shakes, nutritious smoothies and delicious, vitamin-enriched fruit drinks help you lose pounds without sacrificing taste.
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One way to deal with the problems of dieting, boredom, time constraints, and how to get balanced meals, can be partly solved by use of diet weight loss shakes.

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Healthy Aging: Yoga to Control Body and Mind

Healthy Aging: Yoga to Control Body and Mind | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

For more than fifty centuries, people have enjoyed the practice of yoga. With the growing knowledge of how physical exercise, and mental stimulation, and relaxation, can help the aging process, more and more people are turning to yoga as an important anti-aging tool.

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It has long been understood that exercise is a good anti-aging strategy. It has also long been understood that yoga is a good exercise option. It has taken longer for people to make the connection that yoga is a good anti-aging option.

 

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Bariatric Fusion Sublingual B12 (Cherry-Berry)

Bariatric Fusion Sublingual B12 (Cherry-Berry) | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
An incredibly important nutrient, Vitamin B12 is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, as well as healthy functioning of the brain and nervous system.
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A Vitamin B12 deficiency can not only slow your metabolism, and hinder your ability to lose weight, but will almost certainly lead to a host of serious health problems over time.

 

The Bariatric Fusion Sublingual B12 supplement provides 1000 mcg of this essential vitamin and 200 mcg of Folic Acid in each tablet.

 

These quick dissolving, pleasant tasting tablets help prevent B12 and Folate deficiencies to keep you going strong as you pursue your healthy lifestyle.

 

Learn about more bariatric supplements at http://nodiet4me.com/diet_direct/products/bariatric-supplements.html .

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Phys Ed: Does Music Make You Exercise Harder?

Phys Ed: Does Music Make You Exercise Harder? | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

"When the tempo slowed, so did their pedaling and their entire affect. Their heart rates fell. Their mileage dropped. They reported that they didn’t like the music much. On the other hand, when the tempo of the songs was upped 10 percent, the men covered more miles in the same period of time, produced more power with each pedal stroke and increased their pedal cadences. Their heart rates rose. They reported enjoying the music — the same music — about 36 percent more than when it was slowed."

 

But....


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Music can have great power for many people.

 

It can make you happy, it can make you sad, it can trigger old memories....both good and bad.

 

It has long been recognized that music "has charms to soothe a savage breast" William Congreve (24 January 1670 – 19 January 1729), but, can arouse the passions of people to a fever pitch.

 

This article looks at the ability of music to make your exercise more effective.

 

Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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yes its a psychological effect.
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WonderSlim Creamy Cheesecake Diet Product

WonderSlim Creamy Cheesecake Diet Product | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Now, you can indulge yourself in the scrumptious taste of a rich and creamy no bake cheesecake...without feeling guilty!
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It's the perfect dessert choice for any weight management plan!

 

Packed with 12 grams of fat-burning protein, this delectable WonderSlim diet cheesecake is only 120 calories per serving and is an excellent source of vitamin A and calcium. In comparison, a plain slice of cheesecake, on average, is 650 calories with 45 grams of fat per slice!

 

Simply prepared, just add water and stir, WonderSlim cheesecake can also be enjoyed as a great tasting in-between meal snack.

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For seniors, any exercise may be better than none

For seniors, any exercise may be better than none | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

(Reuters Health) - Even 15 minutes a day of brisk walking, cycling or swimming could help older adults live longer, according to a review of past research that found any physical activity is better than none.

 

 

 

For people over age 60, meeting current U.S. guidelines for moderate-to-vigorous exercise was linked to a 28 percent lower risk of dying over about 10 years, compared to being completely sedentary. But even lower levels of exercise were tied to a 22 percent reduction in mortality risk.

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In the last few years, actually, decades, the people who are now referred to as "seniors" have heard about the many benefits of exercise.

 

However, by the time they become "seniors", many have come to believe that they cannot DO the exercise required for those benefits.

 

New information, is indicating that they might not have to exercise as hard, or as much, as they have been led to believe, to get the health benefits of exercise.

 

Get more anti-aging tips at http://nodiet4me.com/aging/ .

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Dumbbell Vs. Kettlebell Training: Advantages and Disadvantages

Dumbbell Vs. Kettlebell Training: Advantages and Disadvantages | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Are kettlebells better than dumbbells? On certain levels both dumbbells and kettlebells are about equal, but the differences in training with either for the best fitness results is important.
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Just abut everyone already knows that one unique benefit of exercise with dumbbells is that they are extremely versatile, suitable for people of any age or level, inexpensive, and great for training just about any body part. But, over the past few years, kettlebells, until recently relatively unknown to the non-professional exerciser, have been getting a lot of attention. However, although we're only recently hearing a lot of buzz about them, they're not really "new" to the experienced exerciser.

In fact, kettlebells have been around for more than a hundred years in their relatively modern form.

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Free Shaklee Health Builder

Free Shaklee Health Builder | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
What can Shaklee Healthprint do for you? It can help you assess your present level of health, where you want to be, and how to live a longer heathier life...on budget.
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Answer a few questions and we’ll recommend a combination of products that are personalized for your individual needs. We’ll also provide you with health insights and recommendations to help point you down the path to a healthier life.

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How Tech Startups Are Waking Up The Sleep Industry

How Tech Startups Are Waking Up The Sleep Industry | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

A whole panoply of new sleep apps, sites, and devices are waking up the digital health industry—and they go far beyond the tracker market.The digital health sector experienced record highs for funding in the last two years, with 2015 reaching $4.5 billion. According to a recent study, the market for devices that help diagnose and treat the 40 million Americans suffering from sleep disorders is estimated to reach $125.8 million in 2017.


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Largely ignored by the health and fitness industry, sleep is one of the most important factors of health. The health benefits of sleep are many and literally can be the difference between life and death.

 

Learn more about sleep at http://nodiet4me.com/sleep/

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To get a flatter belly, start by getting enough sleep

To get a flatter belly, start by getting enough sleep | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
“Exercise, nutrition, sleep and reducing stress are all important factors in reducing belly fat in particular and improving general health,” Kahan says. “I can’t prioritize them, but small changes in one or several of the categories can make a big difference.”

 

You may be surprised to learn that even small changes for better sleep can result in important physical and mental improvements.


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There are many health benefits to sleep.

 

We have known that for millennia, in one way or another.

 

Recent research, however, says that sleep can be important to weight management as well.

 

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Review: Shaklee Physique Natural Recovery Shake

Review: Shaklee Physique Natural Recovery Shake | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
What makes the Shaklee Physique® Pure Recovery Shake such an effective and valuable after-workout, muscle recovery product?
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After Exercise: Shaklee Physique® Pure Recovery Shake


A scientific blend of protein and carbohydrates proven to improve glycogen synthesis and stimulate muscle recovery after a workout.


How to Get More Gain With Less Pain

Work out harder. Recover faster. Repeat.

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Why you should stop drinking low-fat milk

Why you should stop drinking low-fat milk | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
You may want to sit down for this one, skim milk drinkers.
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I have seen several articles and studies like this recently.

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Review Of 'Eat That Frog!' by Brian Tracy

Review Of 'Eat That Frog!' by Brian Tracy | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
In 'Eat That Frog!', Brian Tracy reveals his proven system for dramatically and emphatically improving your time management skills in order to get more done, more effectively and efficiently, in less time.
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How many times have you heard of someone else's success and realized that the only reason that they achieved such success, and you haven't, is simply because they went ahead and tried something that must have appeared daunting to them at the time?

What if you could learn to be like that?

What if you could take the bull by the horns....wait...wrong metaphor...eat that frog, and open the door to a better life for yourself and your loved ones?

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Shaklee Essentials Antiperspirant Cream

Shaklee Essentials Antiperspirant Cream | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
This gentle cream with pleasant fragrance provides all-day protection against wetness and odors.
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Have you been looking for a natural antiperspirant that is hypoallergenic. We would like to tell you about a non greasy, natural antiperspirant from Shaklee.

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Seeing Is Believing: The Power of Visualization

Seeing Is Believing: The Power of Visualization | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Despite the great case for getting off our duffs, there are some amazingly cool and effective practices we can do from the comfort of our own recliners – without even budging a finger. For instance, you could practice your golf swing, work out your muscles, prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, hone your chess skills, practice for tomorrow’s surgery, and you can even prepare for your best life!
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There is a very strong mind-body connection.

 

This is not a new concept. It was commented on by ancient Greek philosophers.

 

In the Western world, one of the best articles on the subject was written by William James (1842-1910) in his classic essay "The Energies of Men" which can be read at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/energies_of_men/index.html .

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How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Newly discovered documents show that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to shape the debate around heart disease, sugar and fat.
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Any food can have some benefits.

 

However the reasons for NOT using sugar far outweigh any benefits it MAY have.

 

 

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Fat-Free Diet Salad Dressing Italian

Fat-Free Diet Salad Dressing Italian | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Losing weight does not mean having to give up the zesty flavor of Italian dressing on your salads. The key is to use a fat-free, low-calorie Italian dressing.
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For even better weight loss results, you should consider avaoiding the temptation to drench your salad by using a salad dressing packaged in portion-controlled 1 oz. packets.

 

Believe it or not, this BariWise dressing just happens to meet all those requirements and contains only 22 calories per serving.

 

For an added taste treat, use this zesty dressing as a marinade for grilled chicken breasts. Delicious!

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Phys Ed: Your Brain on Exercise

Phys Ed: Your Brain on Exercise | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

"What goes on inside your brain when you exercise? That question has preoccupied a growing number of scientists in recent years, as well as many of us who exercise. In the late 1990s, Dr. Fred Gage and his colleagues at the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute in San Diego elegantly proved that human and animal brains produce new brain cells (a process called neurogenesis) and that exercise increases neurogenesis. The brains of mice and rats that were allowed to run on wheels pulsed with vigorous, newly born neurons, and those animals then breezed through mazes and other tests of rodent I.Q., showing that neurogenesis improves thinking."


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For years we have heard about the health benefits of exercise.

 

We have even learned that exercise was good for brain health.

 

However, a recent study indicates that exercise can actually help the brain regenerate neural connections and grow new brain cells in a process known as neurogenesis...something that I was told several years ago could NOT happen.

 

Learn more about the health benefits of exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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A number of new studies raise new questions about just how exercise remolds the brain.
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Low Carb, Sugar Free Chocolate Dream Protein Bars

Low Carb, Sugar Free Chocolate Dream Protein Bars | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Dieters and diabetics searching for a sugar free, low carb, chocolate protein bar will love the ProtiDiet Chocolate Dream Protein Bar.
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This sugar free diet chocolate protein bar is similar to a Nestle Crunch Bar in taste and texture. ProtiDiet is known for their exceptionally delicious and nutritious protein bars. The Chocolate Dream raises the bar.

 

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Distracted eating may add to weight gain - Harvard Health Blog

Distracted eating may add to weight gain - Harvard Health Blog | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
If you are worried about your weight, paying more attention to what you eat, not less, could help keep you from overeating. Multitasking—like eating while watching television or working—and distracted or hurried eating can prompt you to eat more. Slowing down and savoring your food can help you control your intake. That's the bottom line from a report published in the April issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It offers two key conclusions: 1) Being distracted or not paying attention to a meal tended to make people eat more at that meal. 2) Paying attention to a meal was linked to eating less later on. Mindful eating is a good solution. It can reduce daily calorie intake, help make healthier food choices, and add to the enjoyment of eating.
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Of all the diet tips, and weight loss strategies you can implement, simply being aware of what you are doing to and with your body is one of the most important. You don't have to worry about every bite, if you have chosen the right thing, and the right amount, to bite.

 

Learn more about diet and weight loss at http://nodiet4me.com/diet_and_weight_loss/index.html .

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