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Top 10 Reasons to Smile

Top 10 Reasons to Smile | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Smiling not only makes us look younger and more attractive, it also brings numerous health benefits. Put on a smile on your face with these ten benefits of smiling.

Via Mark Kaylor
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When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.

—Mark Stibich


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 28, 2013 4:52 PM

I am smiling as I post this  8-)

Barlay Industries, Andrew Barlay's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:47 PM

A smile lends opportunity for significant change on a cloudy day. Light may always shine in the darkest hour where we cast a happy gaze. Good vibrations are extremely contagious...

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Do You Know What's Really In Your Tea?

Do You Know What's Really In Your Tea? | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Do You Know What's Really In Your Tea? Find Out What Ingredients Are Really In Your Cup Of Tea - A Full Investigation Of The Most Popular Tea Brands
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The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.
—Arthur Gray


We drink Traditional Medicinals and Tulsi teas and I don't think there's a Numi tea that we don't love!


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Kirk Fontaine's comment, August 25, 2013 9:47 AM
Interesting study but what amount of pesticides and "natural flavors are harmful Do you stop drinking tea that don't meet those above criteria. ?
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Six ways turmeric heals your overburdened body

Six ways turmeric heals your overburdened body | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Six ways turmeric heals your overburdened body

Via Skip Stein, Dion Taylor
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We consistently use ground tumeric on food as well as buying the root and eating it like a radish. Supplemently,  I especially like Nutrigold which is certified NON GMO!

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Michael Wiener's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:14 PM

This is one of nature's natural medicine. We don't use turmeric solely for medicine, but for cooking as well. The aromatic flavor of this wonder spice makes dishes delicious.

Natalie Palmer's comment, August 15, 2013 8:49 AM
Sometimes we add it to our herbal tea mixes.
Marty Roddy's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:20 PM

Where was turmeric when I played football.

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The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do For Your Body

The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do For Your Body | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
One of the most common practices found in the world's great spiritual traditions is fasting. The Buddha refrained from food and drink during his period of asceticism – and Buddhist monks fast on the new moon and full moon each month.
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Fasting is the greatest remedy, the physician within.
—Philippus Paracelsus, M.D.

I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.
—Plato


Read More:  http://www.earlytorise.com/the-most-powerful-thing-you-can-do-for-your-body/#


Related Content:  The Fast Diet: Recipes for Low Calorie Meals

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The BioSync Team's comment, July 18, 2013 10:18 PM
And, another related article from Life Extension:
http://blog.lef.org/2013/07/want-to-live-long-try-intermittent.html
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ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (Trailer)

ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. The film is about a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, June 10, 2013 12:22 PM

Health is the proper relationship between microcosm, which is man, and the macrocosm, which is the universe. Disease is a disruption of this relationship.
~ Dr. Yeshe Donden, physician to the Dalai Lama


BUY DVD: http://escapefiremovie.com/buy-the-dvd

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TED Talks: Saving our Global Food System >> BioSync Research Institute

TED Talks: Saving our Global Food System >> BioSync Research Institute | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson of The Food Think Tank compiled a list of powerful TED Talks that are helping to save our global food system.
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If you only design menus that are essentially junk or fast food, the whole infrastructure supports junk.
—Jamie Oliver

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Steve Kingsley's comment, July 6, 2013 5:26 PM
"If you only design..." - who is the hypothetical "you?" Don't you, Jamie and anybody else have the option to eat healthy regardless of who designs the menu? Find a place with the right menu your make your own. It's so easy to blame others.
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Why Saunas Are Great For Your Heart: A Cardiologist Explains

Why Saunas Are Great For Your Heart: A Cardiologist Explains | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Can one of the hottest treatments to heal the heart be heat itself? Over the last two decades, I've treated patients with advanced heart disease, and I've seen many innovations in medications,
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I am interested in buying a FIR sauna ... anyone have a recommendation?

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 18, 2013 9:19 PM

Learned that first-hand in Finland!

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High-Fat Foods That Are Great For Your Waistline (Really!)

High-Fat Foods That Are Great For Your Waistline (Really!) | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
There’s a myth that has been permeating our society for decades – that fat makes you fat. The concept is outdated and simply not true. It’s the sugar, gluten and chemicals in our food that are the real culprit.
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More than 500,000 people die each year from coronary heart disease with saturated and trans fats a contributing factor. GOOD FATS however will lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease.


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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, June 5, 2013 7:59 PM

That has been my personal experience too!

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Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome

Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we’re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.
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From the article:  It is a striking idea that one of the keys to good health may turn out to involve managing our internal fermentation. But absolute control of the process is too much to hope for. It’s a lot more like gardening than governing.

Read More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/magazine/say-hello-to-the-100-trillion-bacteria-that-make-up-your-microbiome.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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AnnesHealthyKitchen's comment, May 16, 2013 8:07 AM
We are actually "made of" a lot of bacteria; maintaining our gut flora is essential (the goal is to have more beneficial than harmful bacteria).
Steve Kingsley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:33 PM

...and the biosphere that interacts with them!

lissacoffey's comment, September 12, 2013 7:08 AM
http://www.scoop.it/t/all-about-health-sports-fitness-dietkart
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Nudity Provides Health Benefits for Your Body and Brain - ImmortalLife.net

Nudity Provides Health Benefits for Your Body and Brain - ImmortalLife.net | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Is clothing crushing us? Are we trapped in tomb-like textiles, exiling our flesh from experiencing the environment? Are we atrophying our epidermis, our senses, our neuro-intelligence?
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But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
- Bob Dylan


Read More:  http://immortallife.info/articles/entry/nudity-provides-health-benefits-for-your-body-and-brain

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Jaime A. Heidel's comment, May 13, 2013 9:13 PM
I love being naked.
Julia Mia Raye's comment, May 29, 2013 11:52 AM
Me too! The freedom, at one with ones self in it's entirety. No restrictions. Love yourselves folks!!
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5 Jedi Mind Tricks to Help Yourself Get Healthy

5 Jedi Mind Tricks to Help Yourself Get Healthy | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
"These aren't the droids you're looking for." With one sentence and a simple waving of his hand, Obi Wan Kenobi became the coolest guy in the world to 5-year-old Steve.
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A GREAT article filled with simple tricks and self triggers for getting healthy and fit.

Read More: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2013/05/09/5-jedi-mind-tricks/

Related Article: Habits Aren't Actually formed in 21 Days

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Coconut Oil 101: Decoding labels

Coconut Oil 101: Decoding labels | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Ah, coconut oil. It's exploded in popularity over the past few years, and with good reason. Because it's made of primarily medium-chain fatty acids, coconut oil
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We literally buy gallons from Sunfood --- organic, raw, extra virgin and cold pressed. We also buy gallon pails of Coconut Crème from Cocopura.


Read More:  http://thankyourbody.com/coconut-oil-101-decoding-labels-storage-uses/


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Why a whiff of rosemary DOES help you remember: Sniffing the herb can increase memory by 75%

Why a whiff of rosemary DOES help you remember: Sniffing the herb can increase memory by 75% | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Shakespeare once said rosemary was good for memory – and it seems Tudor herb lore was right. Sniffing rosemary oil makes people more likely to remember to do things, researchers found.
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Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.
- Hippocrates

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6 Best Foods To Eat When You Are Stressed

6 Best Foods To Eat When You Are Stressed | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
27th August 2013 By Virginia Cunningham Guest Writer for Wake Up World For many individuals, the first instinct in stressful situations is to reach for our favorite comfort foods. Unfortunately, th...
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You can help overcome the cycle of stress eating by making some healthier choices ... Read More

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, August 29, 2013 4:39 PM

I was glad to see that dark chocolate was on the list. LOL.

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What Is Trader Joe's Hiding?

What Is Trader Joe's Hiding? | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Making smart decisions together is the only way we are going to change the secretive practices of the food industry. The most important thing to remember when shopping at Trader Joe’s or anywhere else for that matter, is to read the ingredient lists. Trader Joe’s still allows harmful petroleum- based artificial coloring, artificial flavors, carrageenan, and other questionable ingredients to creep into their stores via other brands ...

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Another good "buyer beware" investigative article and list of what to buy and not buy at Trader Joe's …


Mark Kastel, Director of the Cornucopia Institute says that "It is very hard to figure out sourcing with Trader Joe’s. They heavily depend on private label products which are based on secrecy."


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5 Surprising Genetically Modified Foods

5 Surprising Genetically Modified Foods | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Leaving aside the question of whether they're good or bad for a moment, what exactly are GMOs, and which foods are they in?
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The genetic modification of food is intrinsically dangerous. It involves making irreversible changes in a random manner to a complex level of life about which little is known. It is inevitable that this hit-and-miss approach will lead to disasters. It must disrupt the natural intelligence of the plant or animal to which it is applied, and lead to health-damaging side-effects.
— Dr Geoffrey Clements

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Arun Shrivastava's comment, August 21, 2013 4:03 AM
I'd never recommend GM foods except to Obama. NEVER. Just one meal is enough to alter the characteristics of gut bacteria.
Richardson, A. 's curator insight, November 16, 2014 9:29 PM

So how does food and sports ethics relate?  The food on our table is not the same food we grew up on. Hormones and GMO (genetically modified organisms) are just a couple of the new items in our food that we probably cannot even pronounce, let alone understand the long-term effects these products have on our bodies and environment.  Thus, if corporations are allowed to process food for purchase which contains hormones and other unknown things, where are their ethics on food quality.  Also, do those products effect an athlete's performance?

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Food Fraud: Labels on What We Eat Often Mislead

Food Fraud: Labels on What We Eat Often Mislead | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Labels on food are often misleading or completely incorrect. What gives?
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The SAD diet just keeps getting sadder .... and now even if you are buying organic at the local farmers market you now need to ask are you using well water or reclaimed/recycled water?!?

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 27, 2013 4:42 PM

Most of the time this happens when the economy is bad and everybody wants or has to "save" on what they buy or the ingredients they use.

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Monsanto's Dirty Dozen

Monsanto's Dirty Dozen | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern....
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The BioSync Team's curator insight, May 25, 2013 9:53 PM

“There is a direct correlation between our genetically engineered food supply and the $2 trillion the U.S. spends annually on medical care, namely an epidemic of diet-related chronic diseases."
~ Organic Consumers Association

Natalie Palmer's curator insight, December 31, 2013 8:11 AM

Boycott Monsanto

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Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health - Underground Health

Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health - Underground Health | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Poor diets are lethal. To combat the effects of such a diet, here are six of the most alkaline-forming foods to work into your everyday meals
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Balance is the key — making more alkaline deposits than acid withdrawals!

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:10 PM

Balance is the key for our blood's PH level in our body. Eat more alkaline forming foods that are listed in this great article. Eat less of acid producing foods.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:01 PM

I'd extend this to the whole body's PH level....

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Dear American consumers: Please don’t start eating healthfully. Sincerely, the food industry

Dear American consumers: Please don’t start eating healthfully. Sincerely, the food industry | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you’re starting to do something about it. This cannot continue.

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Clean food, clean water, and clean air: I think that those are
the biggest keys to health.

—Mollie Katzen


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Read More:  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/05/19/dear-american-consumers-please-dont-start-eating-healthfully-sincerely-the-food-industry/

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Keytrend-Fit's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:34 AM

Niet te geloven - een artikel over gezonde voeding / één van grootste firma's zegt dat ze hu CEO's niet meer kunnen betalen als mensen gezond gaan eten !!!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:50 AM

LOVE THIS ONE!!!

 

From the article:

 

...Your superficial understanding of health has a great influence over your purchasing decisions, and we’re ready for it, whether you choose to go low-calorie, low-fat, gluten-free or inevitably give up and accept the fact that you can’t resist our Little Debbie snacks, potato chips and ice cream novelties.

 

Whatever the current health trend, we respond by developing and marketing new products. We can also show you how great some of our current products are and always have been.

 

For example, when things were not looking so good for fat, our friends at Welch’s were able to point out that their chewy fruit snacks were a fat free option. Low fat! Healthy! Then the tide turned against carbohydrates. Our friends in meat and dairy were happy to show that their steaks, meats and cheeses were low-carb choices. Low carbs! Healthy!

 

 

But we’re getting uneasy.

 

~  This is perfect! ~

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:11 PM

I've developed new food products for mulinational, medium, and small food companies. They ALWAYS go with products that do best in consumer testing. Seems to me that we, as consumers, are just as much at fault.

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New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
A new app allows you to scan a product in the supermarket aisle and learn who exactly is behind that box of cereal.
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BUYCOTT!
Empowering consumers to make well-informed purchasing decisions.


Read More:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2013/05/14/new-app-lets-you-boycott-koch-brothers-monsanto-and-more-by-scanning-your-shopping-cart/

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Steve Kingsley's comment, July 6, 2013 5:27 PM
I'll boycott the Koch Brothers when you boycott George Soros....
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Lemons: Culinary and Non-Culinary Uses

Lemons: Culinary and Non-Culinary Uses | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Lemons are a great natural remedy for everything from acne to aiding in digestion to using as a household cleaner.

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This is a photo taken by my wife in our backyard this morning of the last of 200 plus lemons from my son's tree. We will have used ALL of them in various and sundry ways!

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Dr. Oz Gets Schooled By 8-Year Old Girl on YouTube | Butter Believer

Dr. Oz Gets Schooled By 8-Year Old Girl on YouTube | Butter Believer | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. 
— Robert Fulghum

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http://butterbeliever.com/dr-oz-gets-schooled-by-8-year-old-girl-on-youtube/

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Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor

Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Learn how to harness the powerful health benefits of laughter and humor.
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Laughter is an instant vacation.
- Milton Berle

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http://www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm

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Losing Weight vs. Gaining Happiness [BLOG]

Losing Weight vs. Gaining Happiness [BLOG] | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Losing weight is an activity that drives us mad; thriving to be healthy and fit is a lifestyle that lasts forever.
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Daniel Chidiac says " ... this world is filled with appearance challenges, because we believe that feeling great starts with outward appearance. Your body should be loved for the highly technical machine it is. It deserves respect for housing the only thing that is ever permanent: your soul."

Read More:  http://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/01/24/losing-weight/

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:31 PM

A healthy lifestyle is certainly one of the cornerstones of a happy life, but not the only one....