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Is Something Wrong with Our Modern Diet?

Is Something Wrong with Our Modern Diet? | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
According to Kris Gunnars, the modern diet is the main reason why people today are fatter and sicker than before.
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Revealing article providing of visual glimpse of processed foods and the rapid rise of chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

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4 Ways We Calm Ourselves Down Without Really Knowing It

4 Ways We Calm Ourselves Down Without Really Knowing It | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Being stressed out is about as enjoyable as working overtime on a Friday or being stuck in traffic. (For some of us, that is what stresses us out in the first place.)

While we know that a little stress can be useful, the fact still remains that no...
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4 Ways to Calm Yourself 

  1. Paying attention to your breath
  2. Connecting with someone you love
  3. Moving your body
  4. Finding your center


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 26, 2014 12:50 PM

I also like the 6 tips at the bottom of the article to promote a better meditation experience. 

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Lab results reveal this truly superior source of probiotics

Lab results reveal this truly superior source of probiotics | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Lab results reveal this truly superior source of probiotics


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Sauerkraut is the superior source of LIVE probiotics and enzymes that are HIGHLY bioavailable to the body.

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The Best Supplements to Fight Fatigue

The Best Supplements to Fight Fatigue | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Whether your fatigue is caused by sleep deprivation, stress, or exercise, Sol Orwell of the supplement research site Examine.com offers the very best safe, effective supplements to help you re-energize and get back in the game.
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Great overview and plenty of suggestions to re-energize!


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A Kale Smoothie That Tastes Like Ice Cream

A Kale Smoothie That Tastes Like Ice Cream | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
I'm a blendaholic. And when it comes to passing my addiction on to others, I'm also an enabler. But fear not. This habit is healthy and comes with a load of positive side effects.
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A Smoothie a day keeps Big Pharma away.
― Gary Hopkins

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5 Healthier Ways to Detox (That Aren't Juice Cleanses) - Life by DailyBurn

5 Healthier Ways to Detox (That Aren't Juice Cleanses) - Life by DailyBurn | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Not up for the latest juice cleanse? To clear out toxins and boost your overall health, here are five expert-approved, safe and effective ways to detox.
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Smart and Safe Ways to Detox

  1. Sweat it out
  2. Take a breather
  3. Snooze to lose
  4. Soak in good health
  5. Eat Clean


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:14 AM

I am not a fan of detoxing by starving myself with a juice cleanse, so appreciate other methods mentioned here like a hot back with epsom salts that have magnesium which relaxes the body, and something as simple as getting enough sleep.

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5 Tips for How to Reduce Inflammation - KrisCarr.com

5 Tips for How to Reduce Inflammation - KrisCarr.com | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Want to start connecting the dots in your own life? First, let’s learn about acute and chronic inflammation, since they play very different roles in our everyday health.

 


Via PAT NOVAK
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Inflamation can silently affect every cell in our body! Over time, a chronic /acute inflamation cycle negatively impacts every aspect of health and wellness.


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PAT NOVAK's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:26 PM

A must read. It is very important to understand the role

inflammation  plays in your health or lack there of. 

 

Be be sure to sign-up for this great blog !

 

http://www.kriscarr.com

 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:28 PM

The key causes of inflammation are food allergies, bad diet, toxins, environmental allergies, and stress. Kris Carr shares ways to self diagnose and suggestions to reduce inflammation such as relaxation and even healthy recipes.

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Mushrooms and Immunity | NutritionFacts.org

Mushrooms and Immunity | NutritionFacts.org | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
There’re lots of products that promise to boost your immune system—who wouldn’t want that? Well, millions of people suffer from..

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From the Article:  In fact mushrooms appear to have an “anti-inflammatory capacity in vitro, suggesting that they could be regarded as a potential source of natural anti-inflammatory agents.


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What is Cinnamon Good For? - Mercola.com

What is Cinnamon Good For? - Mercola.com | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Learn more about cinnamon nutrition facts, health benefits, healthy recipes, and other fun facts to enrich your diet.

Via Stephanie Jo Rountree
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Excerpt fromThe 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth

By Jonny Bowden

According to C. Leigh Broadhurst, PhD, in her excellent book on diabetes, the best way to use cinnamon to help lower blood sugar and improve type 2 diabetes is to put 3 rounded tablespoons of ground cinnamon and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of baking sodea (less if sodium is a problem for you) in a 32-ounce (quart) canning jar. Fill the jar with boiling water and let it steep at room temperature till it's cool. Strain or decant the liquid, discard the grounds, put a lid on the jar, and stick it in the fridge. Drink one 8-ounce cup of the tea four times per dy. After one to three weeks you can drop down to one or two cups a day. Type 1 diabetics can use it too, but should start with only one or two cups per day and increase by one cup per week, monitoring blood sugar closely.


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Natalie Palmer's curator insight, December 15, 2013 8:52 AM

Cinnamon is so easy to add to recipes, tastes delicious and is hugely beneficial to our health.

Dion Taylor's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:22 PM

As found in our Biscotti and Granolas...

Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:34 AM

I sprinkle cinnamon on most of my breakfast staples such as oatmeal a nd coffee 

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A practical guide to sugar and sweeteners

A practical guide to sugar and sweeteners | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
A practical guide to sugar and sweeteners
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We are always looking for the "healthiest sugar" which quite likely may be an oxymoron! Currently, we take 1tsp of Manuka Honey Active 20+ daily, raw honey in tea, coconut sugar in coffee and maple syrup and cane sugar for cooking.


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Katie Kintner's curator insight, November 23, 2013 2:17 PM

I stick with natural sugar, stevia or honey now. But be careful of honey--a lot of it is FAKE honey-flavored weird syrup stuff.

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?
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Learn how food scientists and manufacturers have created food addictions by design and read tips to counter the cravings including the "outer ring strategy" and "5 ingredient rule".


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:48 PM

Read how the food companies trick you into craving junk food by making certain foods more addictive and tasty than others.

 

Steven Witherly, a food scientist has spent the last 20 years studying the why of addictive junk food. Read the entire article to get links to his excellent report, "Why Humans Like Junk Food".

 

Witherly says there are 2 factors that make eating pleasurable: one is the sensation of eating the food. This includes tastes, smell, and mouthfeel - which is very important. Food companies spend millions of dollars to discover the satisfying level of crunch in a potato chip or the perfect amount of fizzle in a soda. These factors all combine to create the food your brain craves.

 

The second factor is the actual macronutrient makeup of the food - blend of proteins, carbs, and fats it contains. And in the case of junk food, the manufacturers are looking for the perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain, and gets you coming back for more.

 

So what can you do about this craving because as you probably know by now, junk food is unhealthy and causes a myriad of chronic diseases, weight gain, obesity, and even death in certain individuals. 

 

As you begin eating less and less processed foods, you begin to go through a transition period known as "gene reprogramming".

 

Best strategy is to avoid buying these products. If you can't do that then try to reduce the amount you buy/eat by using his strategies.

 

"Outer ring" and "5 ingredient rule". 

Shop on the outer ring of the grocery store where the produce section is located and the eggs, meats, fish etc. Remember you're really wanting real whole food, food that you're body recognizes, and food that serves your body.

 

.If the product has more than 5 ingredients, then put it back on the shelf. It most likely is trying to trick you into buying.

 

Eat a variety of foods and eat Rainbow Foods. These are the foods that contain the antioxidants, the phytonutrients, the minerals, and vitamins that your body craves.

 

Instead of eating a chip with a dip of unknown ingredients. try eating carrots, celery, red, orange peppers with hummus or nut butters. You'll still get the crunch and your body will thank you by keeping you healthy. Just remember to chew slowly and you'll get a great mouthfeel. Plus your digestive system will be happy.

 

And there are better alternatives to handling stress than eating junk foods which really do not comfort you in the long run. Listen to music you like, get up and dance with your special ones, breathe deeply and let out a pleasurable sound, try yoga, meditation, take a nature walk, sing in the shower, laugh for no reason - a great stress reducer, help someone else and you'll forget your problems.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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6 Unexpected Ways Writing Can Transform Your Health

6 Unexpected Ways Writing Can Transform Your Health | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
When is the last time you wrote something? Really wrote something, putting pen to paper, and not just typing away an email or report on a computer or smartphone.
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Benefits to writing your way to better health!


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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:08 PM

From the article:  Expressive writing has been linked with improved mood, well-being, stress levels and depressive symptoms, as well as more physical benefits of lower blood pressure, improved lung and liver functioning and decreased time spent in the hospital. Some research has also suggested that expressive writing could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder ...


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:21 AM

I notice writing what I am grateful for is most healing, and the list gets longer over time, as you start seeing more to be grateful about.

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:11 AM

I used to research this. It works really well for some people who want to express their emotions.

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4 Herbs Everyone Should Have in their ‘Medicine’ Cabinet | TruthTheory

4 Herbs Everyone Should Have in their ‘Medicine’ Cabinet | TruthTheory | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
by Elizabeth Renter There are perhaps hundreds, or at least dozens of medicinal foods and herbs that deserve a place in your kitchen’s herbal medicine cabinet.
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One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food ...
— Dr. Royal Lee


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Mood Food: Ingredients for Happiness

Mood Food: Ingredients for Happiness | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Feeling down? Take a look at your diet — at least that’s what many researchers are doing in order to explore the connections between food and mood. Junk foods, such as heavily processed, fried and artificial foods, demonstrate serious negative impacts on the brain and emotions, similar to ...
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FROM THE ARTICLE:  Happiness and emotional well being were “dose dependent” on the amount of vegetables and fruits people ate, suggesting that emotional well being peaks with seven servings of fruit and/or vegetables a day.


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CraveMate's curator insight, August 21, 2014 8:59 AM

#Diet plays a key role in your physical and mental #health. #behappy

Alive Juices's curator insight, August 23, 2014 2:09 PM

Really informative blog! See our best ingredients for happiness. http://bit.ly/UpuZH6


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A Recipe for Turmeric Juice: A Powerful Healing Beverage

A Recipe for Turmeric Juice: A Powerful Healing Beverage | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
When I lived in Bali, I fell in love with the Balinese-style turmeric juice, Jamu Kunyit. Turmeric is known to be one of the most powerful healing herbs. It is great for bones and
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We love turmeric milk  ...  and here's another great recipe for taking in this potent herb.


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5 Probiotic Foods You Should Be Eating

5 Probiotic Foods You Should Be Eating | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
We and the bacteria are symbiotes, which means we need each other to survive. The microbes coating our skin
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... many probiotic foods are commonly found in grocery stores, or easy to make.


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:19 PM

Did you know that 70-80%  of your immune system resides in your gut, your G.I. Tract. Humans wouldn't be alive without the good bacteria that resides in our body. We have a symbiotic relationship.

 

Probiotic foods which are known as fermented foods (they are cultured a certain way) and probiotic supplements are needed to assist the good bacteria to do their work in your body. 

 

Here's 5 probiotic foods that you may want to try. Your bacteria will thank you for it. 

 

Just know that most commercial bought yogurts are loaded with sugar which negates any benefits. You can easily make your own nut yogurts or dairy yogurts. Recipes abound on the internet. Kefir is another fermented food, not mentioned in the article. There are water-kefirs and dairy kefirs.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @http://www.facebook.com/wiisdomfromthewell

Marty Roddy's curator insight, June 22, 2014 9:53 PM

fermenting is not just for beer and cheese...

 

love Miso, kraut, yogurt

Barbara Konitzer's curator insight, June 24, 2014 4:01 PM
Integrieren Sie fermentierte Lebensmittel in Ihren Speiseplan!

Fermentiere Lebensmittel haben eine jahrtausendalte Tradition und galten schon immer als gesund. Sie sind gut verdaulich und steigern die Bioverfügbarkeit von Nahrungsmittelbestandteilen. Sie halten sich länger und entwickeln ihren ureigenen Geschmack. Sauerkraut, Sauerteig, Joghurt, gereifter Käse, Wein, Bier, die Würzpaste Miso, Tempeh, Essig, Tee -  überall sind Bakterien aktiv!

In Bioläden und Hofläden finden Sie auch Milchprodukte, die aus Vorzugsmilch hergestellt wurden.  Je natürlicher desto besser!
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http://www.web-ernaehrung.de/blog/31-bioaktiv-essen/53-gesunder-darm-die-darmflora-gesund-erhalten

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The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet - Healthy Holistic Living

The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet - Healthy Holistic Living | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day. In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely....
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Eat smart - Be smart!!!


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askdrmaxwell's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:27 PM

Are you including these foods in your diet? 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:39 PM

I was glad to see blueberries on this list, one of my favorite foods. 

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10 Foods You Need at Your Dining Table to Stay Healthy | The Wondrous Design Magazine

10 Foods You Need at Your Dining Table to Stay Healthy | The Wondrous Design Magazine | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
If you want to be healthy, then take note of ten foods that should always be at your dining table. Learn :) 1. Honey It strengthens the immune

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Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
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Dion Taylor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 8:04 AM

Check out the #1 item on the list...HONEY...that's right, good old fashioned HONEY...one of the best nutritious sources on the planet and the reason we use it as the base for our homemade sweetener...put a honey  bear on your table today and load up on our delicious snacks featuring this ancient powerhouse of nutrition... HONEY.

Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:28 AM

great posting How many of these items populate your cupboard ?

RISE4WAR 's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:32 AM

Great Info!! Read more like this on http://rise4war.com

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Dandelion Pesto & Pizza

Dandelion Pesto & Pizza | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
How To Make Dandelion Pesto & Pizza
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Leah's always making pesto ... basil, spinach, watercress and now we will try the "Food Babe's" Dandelion pesto!


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Documentary: The Grounded | Walking Barefoot

Documentary: The Grounded | Walking Barefoot | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
"The Grounded" shows how grounding or Earthing helps the residents of Haines, Alaska overcome chronic pain and sleep apnea.
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Earthing is something that is a natural part of our daily wellness routine and we felt especially blessed to walk barefoot on the beach today!


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Triangle Home Care Guide's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:23 PM

It feels good to walk barefoot, just make sure your grass is not loaded with chemicals.

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9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut

9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
A new report finds that some supposedly healthy foods are actually laden with sugar.
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Buyer beware of (un)healthy marketing!


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Broth is Beautiful - Weston A Price Foundation

Broth is Beautiful - Weston A Price Foundation | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Describes the health benefits of traditionally made stock or broth. Includes recipes for beef, chicken, and fish stock and tips on making sauces and gravies.
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Our weekly chicken stock is the foundation for a variety of meals as well as rice, sauces, and soups. Usually the carrots, onions and celery are pureed into a beautiful soup and the chicken used in salad, pasta (quinoa) and stir frys. And, every once in a while we will actually have traditional chicken soup!
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  We add 1 tsp of Sea Salt to this recipe.


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8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains - - The Buffer Blog

8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains - - The Buffer Blog | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies.

Via Anita, Dennis T OConnor, Randy Randhawa, DC
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Without music, life would be a mistake.

—Friedrich Nietzsche


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Anita's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:53 AM

So many benefits. Listen up!

Audrey's curator insight, November 22, 2013 5:23 PM

Happy/sad music affects how we see neutral faces

moderate noise level is great for creativity.

Different genres correspond to personalities, e.g.

Blues fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing, gentle and at easeJazz fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing and at easeClassical music fans have high self-esteem, are creative, introvert and at easeRap fans have high self-esteem and are outgoing

 

Curated by Audrey Foster for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk.

 

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Your Zodiac Sign, Your Health

Your Zodiac Sign, Your Health | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Many doctors used to take astrology seriously—and season of birth has been linked to increased risk for a number of serious diseases. Can modern medicine actually learn from stars and seasonality?
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From the Article:  The season of your birth, it turns out, appears to have a strong influence on your future. Depending on whether you were born in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, you could have a higher or lower risk for: schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, Type 1 diabetes, bipolar disorder, and allergies, among others. The season of your birth also seems to affect how long you live.  


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How A Cup Of Tea Makes You Happier, Healthier, And More Productive

How A Cup Of Tea Makes You Happier, Healthier, And More Productive | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

"We've steeped ourselves in the research and the tea leaves read quite auspiciously: tea makes you more alert more relaxed and less likely to die tomorrow. These are all good things."

 



Via PAT NOVAK, Steve Kingsley, Linda Ward
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The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.
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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:32 AM

I like a hot cup of green tea.

Ekaterina's curator insight, November 12, 2013 7:07 PM

Tea craze has definitely passed a long time ago but is it time this cycle is repeated? :-)