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Gluten: One protein group, many problems

Gluten: One protein group, many problems | Health, Diet and Fitness | Scoop.it
It is difficult to prepare food for a group of children today without recognizing that the prevalence of food allergies has increased dramatically. Schools in w
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Physical exercises increase intelligence - News - Bubblews

Physical exercises increase intelligence - News - Bubblews | Health, Diet and Fitness | Scoop.it

Aerobic exercise are associated with better cognition (the ability of the brain to process information and cross them, responding to a stimulus) in young people. It showed what a study by University of Gothenburg (Sweden) with more than 1 million males aged 15 to 18 years and published in the latest edition of "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."


The conditioning was gauged by the exercise tests. Those with better conditions also did better on IQ tests, especially in the areas of verbal comprehension and logical thinking.

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Modern Wheat a Perfect Chronic Poison says Dr. William Davis - CBS News

Modern Wheat a Perfect Chronic Poison says Dr. William Davis - CBS News | Health, Diet and Fitness | Scoop.it
(CBS News) Modern wheat is a "perfect, chronic poison," according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who has published the book, "Wheat Belly" all about th...
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The Brilliance of Bitter

In food, as in life, there’s often a good reason for everything. There are hidden teachings and gifts waiting to burst forth from the most unlikely of places. If you’re like most people, you’ll tend to appreciate sweet life experiences much more so than the bitter ones. You’ll also tend to gravitate towards the sweeter foods rather than the edibles that are bitter to the tongue. Of course, this makes perfect sense. Personally, I’d much prefer the sweet life, the fun stuff, the goodies, and anything that puts an automatic smile on my face. Likewise, if something leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, then it’s clearly the kind of food or experience that I’m not interested in repeating. But might there be a nutritional value to bitter? Is it possible that there’s even a brilliance to bitter that not only fuels our personal potential, but our metabolic potential as well?

 

Bitter has some beautiful secrets to tell, some powerful wisdom to teach us, as well as a special impact on our chemistry. Here’s what I mean:

- See more at: http://psychologyofeating.com/brilliance-bitter/#sthash.hqLGYybR.dpuf

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Discovery Health "Advice for Beginning Runners"

Discovery Health "Advice for Beginning Runners" | Health, Diet and Fitness | Scoop.it
Beginner running is a great form of exercise, but be sure to prepare your body for the demands. Learn about beginner running. (RT @Disc_Health: Running is a great way to exercise, so make sure you're doing it right!
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I have always enjoyed running and find it very meditative. I ran my first 10k race in May of 2011 but unfortunately, since my injury and developing chronic pain, I have not even considered it. I still like to follow the subject and look forward to the day I'll be running again.

 

Are you a runner? What is it you enjoy most about?

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The Surprising Ways Grains Are Destroying Your Brain

The Surprising Ways Grains Are Destroying Your Brain | Health, Diet and Fitness | Scoop.it
Medical science is making meaningful strides in terms of reducing heart disease and some forms of cancer. But why are we desperately losing the battle when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? The
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12 Amazingly Good-For-You Green Foods - Nutrition Center - Everyday Health

Green foods are a must for a healthy diet. Find out why you should be eating tasty green foods like avocados, asparagus, and kiwi for better nutrition.
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The Tiredness Solution: 9 Energizers - Intent Blog

The Tiredness Solution: 9 Energizers - Intent Blog | Health, Diet and Fitness | Scoop.it
There is an epidemic of “I’m tired” and “I have no energy” spanning all age groups. Yet most people are too tired to consider their root causes.
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Animals Know What Herbs They Need To Remain Healthy and Well

Animals Know What Herbs They Need To Remain Healthy and Well | Health, Diet and Fitness | Scoop.it

Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Apr 17, 2013 -
It's been known for decades that animals such as chimpanzees seek out medicinal herbs to treat their diseases.... 

..plants remain the most promising source of future pharmaceuticals, studies of animal medication may lead the way in discovering new drugs to relieve human suffering..

"Perhaps the biggest surprise for us was that animals like fruit flies and butterflies can choose food for their offspring that minimizes the impacts of disease in the next generation," Hunter said. "There are strong parallels with the emerging field of epigenetics in humans, where we now understand that dietary choices made by parents influence the long-term health of their children."...

...study of animal medication will have direct relevance for human food production. Disease problems in agricultural organisms can worsen when humans interfere with the ability of animals to medicate...

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Self_medication_in_animals_much_more_widespread_than_believed_999.html

 


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Jacqueline Goguen (AbleIAm.com)'s insight:

I love that we are seeing confirmation and validation of the benefits of including plants in our dietary choices. It's sad to me though that we, in our infinite wisdom, always come back to pharmaceuticals and creating new drugs to try to accomplish only what nature has mastered over millenia.

 

What do you think?

 

Blessings,

Jacqui

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askdrmaxwell's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:21 PM

Animals know best.