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European legislative insanity: “Probiotics” is “newspeak”

European legislative insanity: “Probiotics” is “newspeak” | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

“Newspeak” is the fictional language in the novel 1984, written by George Orwell. It is a controlled language created by the totalitarian state as a tool to limit freedom of thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, peace, etc. Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct is classified as “thoughtcrime.” 


On 26 February of this year, the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), executing European Union’s language policies, added the word “probiotics” to the European list of “newspeak” terms.


Two days later, the “Bundesgerichtshof” of the German Federal Republic followed suit and determined that, according to the “language authorization” system erected by the European Union to control nutrition and health claims, use of the word “Probiotik” is unauthorized.


In their “Urteil,” the German judges focused on the question whether the term “Probiotik” falls within the definitions of the terms “claim” and “health claim,” laid down in the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation, as …


“any message or representation, which is not mandatory under Community or national legislation, including pictorial, graphic or symbolic representation, in any form, which states, suggests or implies that a food has particular characteristics” (claim)

and

“any claim that states, suggests or implies that a relationship exists between a food category, a food or one of its constituents and health.” (health claim)



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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:45 PM

According to the European bureaucrats and their "regulation" which is law in Europe without having been discussed or approved by any national parliament, saying that a food is healthy is not ok.

In some countries you can't even call a probiotic a probiotic.  


Insane you say? 

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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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8 Myths About Yoga You Can Stop Believing Right Now

8 Myths About Yoga You Can Stop Believing Right Now | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
You don't have to be flexible to have a healthy yoga practice. Ashleigh Sargeant debunks common myths that prevent people from reaching their full potential.
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There are many benefits of yoga. Unfortunately, there are many myths about yoga which prevent people from enjoying it.

 

Read the article to dispel some of the myths about yoga.

 

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

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Just One Hour of Exercise a Week May Help Prevent Depression

Just One Hour of Exercise a Week May Help Prevent Depression | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Regular exercise may prevent many cases of future depression, and researchers say that as little as one hour a week can make a difference.

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There are many health benefits of exercise, including health of the mind.

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12 Minutes of Yoga for Better Bones

Yoga, long known for its restorative benefits, may also help with reversing bone loss, a key characteristic of osteoporosis.
 

Stronger bones could be just 12 minutes away. Find out more…

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There are many health benefits of yoga. To learn more about yoga, visit http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/

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Can learning like a child combat cognitive aging?

Can learning like a child combat cognitive aging? | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Rachel Wu, a psychology professor at University of California, Riverside has proposed that we can dramatically increase our cognitive health as adults if we continue to learn new skills the way we did as children.
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Want to grow old gracefully? Find more information on aging at http://nodiet4me.com/aging/ 

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Exercise keeps dementia at bay: Running and walking 'significantly' boosts brain power

Exercise keeps dementia at bay: Running and walking 'significantly' boosts brain power | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

Running, walking, yoga and tai chi have all been shown to 'significantly' boost brain power in the over 50s.But experts say almost any exercise leaving you breathless helps with the benefits evident irrespective of the current state of someone’s brain health..

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Many of the health benefits of exercise have been studied and documented for years. It's not surprising that among these benefits are improved mental and physical health for seniors.

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

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What Happens to Your Body When You're Sleep Deprived?

What Happens to Your Body When You're Sleep Deprived? | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Sleep deprivation doesn't just impact one aspect of your health -- here are five major risks to your mental and physical well-being.

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For most of us, sleep is something we do without thinking too much about it throughout our entire lives, from the moment we are born until the moment we are finally laid to rest. In fact, during an average life span, a person spends the equivalent of 27 years asleep!

 

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

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Health Benefits of Kissing

Health Benefits of Kissing | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

Finally, something that feels good that's not bad for you. In fact, say our lip service experts, laying a big wet one on, and tangling tongues with, the right partner can be downright good for your health.

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Many less exciting things make the news as having health benefits. However, it's nice to find something...well...nice, that is good for your mental, emotional, and physical health. Just don't confuse a good, heart-racing kiss with running a mile. They both can be good for you, but, not in the same way. However, if kissing has as many health benefits as this article says it does, I'm in. Heck, I'm in, even if it doesn't.

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Gluten Free Foods for Diet and Health

Gluten Free Foods for Diet and Health | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Do you have celiac disease, or just want to eat a healthy, non-GMO, gluten free diet. Check out this wide selection of gluten free options from Diet Direct and other sources.
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Not everybody needs to eat gluten free foods, but, if you do, here are a few, and some other gluten free products.

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Female Athletes: Get Strong, Not Bulky, With These Workouts

Female Athletes: Get Strong, Not Bulky, With These Workouts | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
STACK's Andy Haley offers 3 tips and 3 workouts to help female athletes develop functional strength for their sport.
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In the last couple of decades, the health benefits of exercise for women has become more apparent. However, it can be hard for a woman to find the workout she needs for female health and fitness. In this article, women are shown how to exercise for health, fitness, and strength, without getting the bulky, female bodybuilder appearance which so many fear. Learn more about women training with weights at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/dumbbell_weight_training/for_women.html

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7 Common Yoga Mudras Explained

7 Common Yoga Mudras Explained | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Yoga mudras are gestures that signify and generate many kinds of energy and positivity. Understand, harness this energy, and learn about each mudra here.
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Learn more about yoga at http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/ .

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Hidden Sugars in 10 Common Foods - Eluxe Magazine

Hidden Sugars in 10 Common Foods - Eluxe Magazine | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
hidden sugars in 10 common foods, dangers of sugar, quit sugar, worst foods for hidden sugars, how to quit sugar
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Do you want to cut sugar out of your diet? Try the 21 Day Sugar Detox at http://nodiet4me.com/health_products/sugar_detox/index.html

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'Huge advance' in fighting world's biggest killer - BBC News

'Huge advance' in fighting world's biggest killer - BBC News | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
An injection cuts cholesterol to the lowest levels ever seen in medicine, in an international trial.
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Help against heart attacks.

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7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Being dehydrated can have negative effects on your body and brain. Here are 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of water.
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Water is necessary for good health. This article points up many of the health benefits of water.

 

Like your water pure? Check out this water purification pitcher at https://natural-health.myshaklee.com/us/en/shop/healthyhome/waterfiltration/product-get-clean-water-starter-pack?g=kits

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Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often

Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Kids need to play outside for a number of reasons, but there may even be benefit for their eyes. Here's how sunlight helps prevent nearsightedness, or myopia.

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Outdoor play time has a lot of health benefits, but, some studies indicate there may be some health benefits we haven't thought of.

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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Body

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Body | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
From weight gain to an early death, a lack of sleep can have a surprisingly serious effect. Learn the 11 ways your body responds to sleep deprivation.
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We hear a lot about diet and exercise for good health. What we don't hear so much about is how valuable sleep is as well. The health benefits of sleep are many, and surprising. http://nodiet4me.com/sleep/

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The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

The best type of fitness activity for your mind is any aerobic exercise that you can do regularly and consistently for at least 45 minutes at a time.

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Many seniors are more afraid of their brain becoming "old" than their bodies. Thankfully, there is a form of exercise that can help keep both body and mind healthy. Read the article for this information. Visit http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ to learn more about the health benefits of exercise in general.

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The simple workout that will stop you snoring and improve your sleep

The simple workout that will stop you snoring and improve your sleep | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

"While not a cure for those snorers who have physiological conditions such as nasal injuries or enlarged tonsils, the workout will help most to stop or to at least reduce decibel levels. Given the average snore is 60 to 100 decibels, comparable to a household vacuum cleaner, any reduction in volume will be music to tired ears."

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For a night or two, poor sleep, due to snoring, for example, is mainly an inconvenience. Over time, however, poor sleep, snoring, and even sleep apnea can signal, and actually be, a major health problem. Learn more about sleep at http://nodiet4me.com/sleep/ .

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Boost Your Mood With Exercise

The health benefits of working out aren’t just physical – exercise can also stave off sadness and boost your mood when you’re battling depression. So why does moving your body help your brain and what are the best ways to make use of this powerful, natural antidepressant?

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There are many documented and studied health benefits of exercise. This article describes and explains one that many are not aware of. Exercise can make your mind feel better as well as your body. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Why terms like 'shred, burn and melt' belong in the kitchen, not the gym

Why terms like 'shred, burn and melt' belong in the kitchen, not the gym | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Celebrity fitness gurus tell us to turn up the heat in the gym to see immediate results. But the science of how we use energy in our bodies shows a long-term view is the best approach.

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People trying to become famous from their exercise activities may need to shred and burn, but, the person who is seeking the health benefit of exercise does not need to get into extreme exercising methods. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/

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Physical Activity and Testosterone: Could Walking Ramp Up Testosterone Production?

Physical Activity and Testosterone: Could Walking Ramp Up Testosterone Production? | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Walking is amazing for your for health, especially when it comes to boosting testosterone levels. Learn how walking more can skyrocket your T
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There are lots of health benefits of exercise, but, many overlook the possibility of increasing testosterone levels by walking and other forms of exercise. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Will a Poem a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Will a Poem a Day Keep the Doctor Away? | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

We have a long tradition of viewing poetry writing as a healthy mode of self-expression and a useful adjunct to mental health treatment. On the other hand, there's a prevalent stereotype that poets are mad - and research suggests that this stereotype isn't totally unfounded. Studies have shown that mental illness is more common in people from artistic fields than in creative people from other fields.

 

So, what does this have to do with the health benefits of poetry?

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Many things can contribute to good health. We think of exercise, nutrition, sleep, etcetera. Even mental stimulation can be of benefit, but, recent studies show that the arts, including poetry, can have health benefits as well.

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11 Proven Benefits of Olive Oil

11 Proven Benefits of Olive Oil | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Olive oil is the natural oil obtained from olives, the fruit of the olive tree. Here are 11 health benefits of olive oil, that are supported by science.
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Wanting to eat healthy? Check out some more information on healthy eating at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/healthy_eating_tips.html 

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21-Day Sugar Detox Program

21-Day Sugar Detox Program | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Try this easy-to-follow three week sugar detoxification program to help break your addiction to sugar and carbs.
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Cut sugar from your diet for good health.

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Civility Is Good for Your Health

Civility Is Good for Your Health | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Civility, an ancient value rooted in classical philosophy, is about more than simple courtesy and good manners. In its broad classical sense, civility is about good citizenship and about consciousness regarding how our actions affect the larger
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Have you ever thought about how much better everybody's health might be if people were just NICE to each other? Read the article to get an idea about the health benefits of civility.

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The 7 worst senior exercises, and what to do instead — SilverSneakers

The 7 worst senior exercises, and what to do instead — SilverSneakers | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Some exercises are unsafe for almost everyone over 60. Here are the 7 senior exercises to avoid — and what to do instead.
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As we age, changes in our bodies can make certain exercises not quite so good for us. Some become more difficult. Some aggravate age-related problems. Some can cause damage, and, us old folk don't do well when it comes to recovering from damage.

 

The health benefits of exercise are many, but, at any age, we nee to be sensible about our exercise choices. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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