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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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Matcha Health Benefits

Matcha Health Benefits | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
The health benefits of green tea are well known to the public, but, green tea Matcha is even better for you than plain green tea.
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How Long Does It Actually Take to Get Out of Shape?

How Long Does It Actually Take to Get Out of Shape? | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Don’t let anybody tell you different—everyone has skipped a workout at some point. The folks at the Greatist, are firm believers in cutting yourself some slack and taking time off from exercise when you need to.
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Skin Care - What IS Skin?

When people think of organs, most often the heart, lungs and brain
come to mind but typically not the skin.
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Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study

Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

Watching TV for more than two hours a day increases the risk of raised blood pressure in children, a study has found.


Children aged two to 10 who spent this much time in front of a TV or computer screen were 30 per cent more likely to have high blood pressure than those who did not.


Lack of physical activity increased the risk even more, by 50 per cent, scientists found.


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Also, too much TV or computer time before bed increases activity in the brain, interfering with falling asleep or getting good quality sleep.

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hotnicey's curator insight, February 28, 5:59 AM

They also face the risk of obesity.

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Even a Little Bit of Physical Activity Can Help the Heart

Even a Little Bit of Physical Activity Can Help the Heart | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
A little activity goes a long way, even for the elderly who may have mobility problems

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If it's activity and you would not normally do it, it's probably okay to consider it exercise. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Dorothy Waxman's curator insight, February 19, 11:22 AM

You gotta move it, move it!

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Hoodia Gordonii Plus Appetite Suppressant

Hoodia Gordonii Plus Appetite Suppressant | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Could you use a natural weight loss product? Hoodia Gordonii is a natural weight management product.
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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas does, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.
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When your pancreas stops working properly, or is confused by poor diet and lifestyle choices, you can become subject to Type II diabetes. This would be of benefit for everyone with diabetes. Learn more about diabetes at http://nodiet4me.com/health_products/diabetes/ .

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The Top 12 Best Ways to Prevent Alzheimers Disease

The Top 12 Best Ways to Prevent Alzheimers Disease | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Think diseases like Parkinsons, Alzheimers, dementia and others that afflict the elderly are inevitable? Think again - these simple lifestyle changes can cut your risks by up to 75%!
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As with many health problems, one part of the solution is nutrition. Sometimes, however, getting the vitamins and minerals you need for physical and mental health means eating more calories than you should. Multivitamin supplements can help you get the vitamins and minerals you need while keeping the calories down. Learn more about what vitamins and minerals do for you at http://nodiet4me.com/supplements/ .

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How a grandmother used World of Warcraft to cope with cancer

How a grandmother used World of Warcraft to cope with cancer | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Comedian Andie Bolt wants to tell a very personal story about the power of gaming. 

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Coffee and Tea May Protect the Brain

Coffee and Tea May Protect the Brain | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Daily drinkers have lower rates of depression and cognitive decline

 

Coffee and tea may do more than just jolt you awake—they could also help keep your brain healthy, according to a slew of recent studies. Researchers have linked these beverages with protection from depression, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

 

 


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Ah. Vindication at last....


Seriously, add some exercise into the mix and keep your mind active and your social interactions happening...

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Eric Larson's curator insight, April 1, 10:07 AM

Do you need this? Maybe we all do.

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Older people should use social media to prevent decline in health, study finds

Older people should use social media to prevent decline in health, study finds | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
The study, carried out among 65 to 95-year-old's by researchers at the University of Exeter, could help cope with the health issues of our ageing population, experts said.

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Keeping your mind active is one of the most important things you can do to help body and brain stay young.

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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, December 21, 2014 6:31 PM

Does your gran know what the internet is?  What about facebook? Recent studies have found that upskilling the aged (65 -95 year olds), can make a big difference to their health.  Have a read......

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25th Anniversary America’s Health Rankings Finds Hawaii Ranks No. 1 Among All U.S. States in Overall Health

25th Anniversary America’s Health Rankings Finds Hawaii Ranks No. 1 Among All U.S. States in Overall Health | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
25th Anniversary America’s Health Rankings Finds Hawaii Ranks No. 1 Among All U.S. States in Overall Health Hawaii’s strengths include low prevalence of obesity and low rate of preventable hospital...

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Congratulations to Hawaii. I would STILL rather be in Florida.

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, December 11, 2014 11:51 PM

According to "West Hawaii Today" reporter Bret Yager, it's no surprise that Hawaii "came out on top of the rankings for the healthiest state." While Hawaii gets kudos for making strides in several areas, the 2014 rankings also show where health care can improve.  Hawaii State Senator Josh Green, an emergency room physician at the Kona Community Hospital and chairman of the Committee on Health said the state still has nagging financial and emergency care issues. "That said, we have a somewhat fractured hospital system and we got a poor grade in trauma access and hospital access just a few months ago."

Teddy Cole's curator insight, December 12, 2014 9:05 PM

No surprise that people who live in paradise are overall healthier.

 

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5 Simple Steps to Living a Healthy Life

5 Simple Steps to Living a Healthy Life | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

By JAY BRADLEY 

 

We all want to get healthier. We all want to feel better. But life has gotten so busy that even with the best of intentions, our priorities often get jumbled. The busier we get, the more our health, fitness routines and healthy habits get overlooked.

 

Having a to-do list is a great idea to keep yourself on track. This simple checklist includes things that you can do at home to help you become focused, less burdened and more motivated to take care of yourself.



Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/blog/5-simple-steps-living-healthy-life#ixzz3X7VDcOTZ


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These days, articles about living a long, healthy life often are centered around exercise and nutrition. However, there are other things you can do as well. Get more anti-aging tips at http://nodiet4me.com/aging/ .

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7 Helpful Tips For People Who Are New To Fitness

7 Helpful Tips For People Who Are New To Fitness | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
It's easy to find yourself traveling down a rabbit hole of endless information. Before you know it, your brain is fried and you haven't made it to the gym nor eaten your first healthy meal. But before you get sucked into the vortex of information ove...

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"Exercise" is a big word...bigger than most people realize. It's easy to say that you are going to exercise, but, you have to know which exercises to do, how often to do them, how many to do, and much more, including the things that are NOT exercise but make it much more effective, such as nutrition and rest. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Diet drinks may lead to more belly fat as you age

Diet drinks may lead to more belly fat as you age | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
I admit it: I drink a Diet Pepsi just about every day. I love the stuff - with a meal, after a long run or when I'm just really thirsty. I've always justified the habit with the idea - New Zealand Herald

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Melatrol Natural Sleeping Aid

Melatrol Natural Sleeping Aid | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Melatrol has combined quality natural ingredients to combat your insomnia on a long term basis: compounds such as melatonin and gamma amino butyric acid are commonly found in healthy people, however many individuals do not produce enough of these compounds, and as a result experience trouble falling asleep and sleeping through the night.
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Sometimes, we need a little help getting to sleep. While having to take sleep aids regularly can indicate a very serious condition, many of us need a little help falling asleep occasionally.

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Best Creatine Supplement

Best Creatine Supplement | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Experience creatine benefits. Get the best bodybuilding results. Creatine effects include more rapid muscle growth and post workout recovery.
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The Shaklee 180™ Weight-Loss Program

The Shaklee 180™ Weight-Loss Program | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

Your metabolism is powered by your muscle mass, so, when you retain muscle your metabolism is higher which can help you keep off that hard fought weight loss. The Shaklee 180™ Weight-Loss Program is designed for weight loss without muscle loss.

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Any effective weight loss program should include both regular exercise and proper nutrition. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Exercise slowly but consistently to live longer

Exercise slowly but consistently to live longer | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
The ideal amount of running for someone who wants to live a long and healthy life is less than most of us might expect...

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To run like a marathon runner, you have to train like a marathon runner, and eat like one. Same applies for professional bodybuilder or fitness model. Most people don't want to, and can't, commit that time and effort. However, exercise to remain fit and healthy doesn't have to be done at that level. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, February 8, 11:43 PM

Again, moderate but consistent exercise over strenuous exercise helps us live longer and healthier.

Bryony Crane's curator insight, February 9, 11:08 AM

Intense or long and slow, just do something!

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This Neuroscientist Proves Well-Being Can Change the Brain (Infographic) | Mindful

This Neuroscientist Proves Well-Being Can Change the Brain (Infographic) | Mindful | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Richie Davidson's research looks at how we can change our brains for the better, from meditation and stress-reduction to education and PTSD.

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Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, which many researchers believe is the #1 risk factor for ill-health and age-related diseases and conditions. Learn more about basics of meditation at http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/meditation/ .

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, January 30, 12:42 PM

We've come a long way in understanding the many benefits of meditation. And one of the biggest contributors to the science of how meditation helps us is Richie Davidson. 

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Could Living Longer Really Be This Simple?

Could Living Longer Really Be This Simple? | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
If you're trying to squeeze in hour-long workouts and it's just not working, here's some good news: According to new research published in the American Journal of Critical Nutrition, just 20 minutes o
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5 Excuses Not to Meditate, 5 Reasons to Give it a Try Anyway | Mindful

5 Excuses Not to Meditate, 5 Reasons to Give it a Try Anyway | Mindful | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
You want to spend some quiet time with your mind, but you have excuses. Take a moment to examine them. They might not be such a big deal.

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There's a lot of misunderstanding about meditation. It's not that hard to learn. It's not voodoo. It's proven to improve both mental and physical health. Learn more about meditation at http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/meditation/ .

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, January 23, 11:23 PM

I love the way this infographic captures why we resist meditation and what it can do for us.  Take a look and see whether the benefits outweigh your resistance . . . 

Gina Rafkind's curator insight, January 24, 9:27 PM

So many benefits.....sometimes ya just gotta start......

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America's 9 biggest health issues - CNN.com

America's 9 biggest health issues - CNN.com | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Sanjay Gupta predicts the nine biggest health challenges for 2015.
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As alluded to in the article, one of the biggest health issues is simply that we have bad habits. A habit is something we do  because we are used to doing it. It is just as easy to make, and follow, a good habit as a bad one.

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5 Pain-Relieving Exercises for Arthritis

5 Pain-Relieving Exercises for Arthritis | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

There’s no cure for arthritis, but sufferers have a powerful, cheap way to manage their achy joints: exercise. But where do you start if you’re a beginner? We have the 5 best exercises for people seeking joint pain relief, plus easy tips to get you started. And the best part? These workouts are fun and stress-relieving, will ease symptoms and help you lose weight...

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One of the recommendations is yoga. You can learn more about the benefits of yoga at http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/ .

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Autism & Exercise - WGN-TV

Autism & Exercise - WGN-TV | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Research has shown the tremendous and tangible benefits of exercise when it comes to minimizing certain negative behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders.
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There are many health benefits of exercise, both physical Ito be expected), and mental (maybe not so obvious). Regular, moderate exercise has many of the same mental health benefits as yoga and meditation, which have long been known to improve focus, concentration, attitude, and self confidence.


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