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Homemade Sorbet Recipes

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Light, sweet, and easy to make, find 15 homemade sorbet recipes including strawberry sorbets, chocolate sorbet, lemon sorbets, and more.


The beauty of sorbet lies in its simplicity: It’s basically just frozen water or juice sweetened with fruit, chocolate, liqueur, wine, or even fresh herbs. Unlike sherbet and ice cream, sorbet typically contains no dairy, making many of these recipes a good choice for anyone who is lactose intolerant or vegan. From fruity strawberry sorbet to decadent chocolate sorbet, find the perfect recipe to satisfy your cravings for a frozen treat.

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Battling Crohn's Disease

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Last week, a woman’s holiday photo went viral as she revealed her colostomy bag as she posed in her bikini.

And fellow Crohn's sufferer Jessica Grossman is adopting the same body confidence tacti through her popular blopg.

Jessica, from Ontario in Canada, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when she was eight years old.

Now 24, she has been a trailblazing campaigner for women with ostomies, inspiring them to embrace their ‘second chance at life’ through her initiative Uncover Ostomy.

 

Jessica’s childhood was spent in and out of hospital, with overpowering medications and extreme diets as she battled the illness.

“Eventually, I turned 13 and found myself still extremely sick, in an immense amount of pain, and not getting any better. I was weak, I was tired, and I was isolated in a hospital bed," she told Independent.ie.

A surgeon told her that if she did not undergo an operation to have her colon removed, she would die.

This was the first time Jessica heard the word 'ostomy', as the doctor explained that she would have an artificial opening in her organs after the procedure.

“After surgery and recovery, I went back to school.I told everyone what happened. I stood in front of the class and explained my surgery, and even showed them ostomy appliances. No one said anything bad (to my face, at least).”

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/style/beauty/body/irish-women-should-be-proud-of-who-they-are-ostomy-or-not-says-model-posing-with-colostomy-bag-30411766.html#sthash.9V7PjlvF.dpuf

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Walking improves mood, eases fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease

Walking improves mood, eases fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

ednesday that people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease may improve their motor function, mood, fatigue levels and more by taking regular aerobic walks.


“The results of our study suggest that walking may provide a safe and easily accessible way of improving the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and improve quality of life,” the lead author of the study said. Dr. Ergun Uc of the University of Iowa and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City and colleagues published their findings in the journal Neurology.

The researchers tracked 49 people ages 50 to 80 who had mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease. They wore electronic heart and walking speed monitors, and were asked to keep a diary of their exercise. Some walked in groups, others on their own. Their average walking speed was 2.9 mph.


Over six months, improvement came in aerobic fitness, as it would for most people. But the researchers also reported improvements -- outside of those from any medication -- in motor function, fatigue levels, mood, aspects of executive function and quality of life.


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If only people stopped thinking about exercise and just 'do it'.  It's only a matter of walking at a moderate pace for 30 mins a day, and your day pans out that much better. It isn't rocket science, the benefits far outweigh the detriments of snoozing that time away in the morning. So next time you roll over and check the clock in the morning, ask yourself this question, how well do I want to live my life?  Then get up and go for that walk.

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How to Make Natural Homemade Sunscreen - Wellness Mama

How to Make Natural Homemade Sunscreen - Wellness Mama | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

In the event that I’m going to be out in the sun for much longer than my skin is used to, it is often easy enough to just put on a hat or shirt to shield my skin.

If none of these options are available, for instance, on a day at the beach in early summer before I’ve been in the sun much, I will very occasionally use natural sunscreen. I’m yet to use it this year, and hope not to at all, but I wanted to share my recipe so that if you are in the sun for extended periods of time this summer, you have a natural option.

This would also be a more natural alternative for really young children, those taking medication that increases sun burn risk, or those who burn very easily.

Just to clarify, even though this natural sunscreen smells great and is naturally moisturizing, I don’t recommend using it daily since the Vitamin D you get from the sun will be more beneficial in the long run!

Many of the ingredients in this recipe have a natural SPF but since this is a natural recipe and has not been tested by a regulatory organization, I can’t make any claims or even guesses as to the combined SPF. The individual ingredients that are naturally SPF are:

  • Almond Oil- SPF around 5
  • Coconut Oil- SPF 4-6
  • Zinc Oxide SPF 2-20 depending on how much used
  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil SPF 25-50
  • Carrot Seed Oil –  SPF 35-40
  • Shea Butter – SPF 4-6
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Homemade Sorbet Recipes

Homemade Sorbet Recipes | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
Light, sweet, and easy to make, find 15 homemade sorbet recipes including strawberry sorbets, chocolate sorbet, lemon sorbets, and more.


The beauty of sorbet lies in its simplicity: It’s basically just frozen water or juice sweetened with fruit, chocolate, liqueur, wine, or even fresh herbs. Unlike sherbet and ice cream, sorbet typically contains no dairy, making many of these recipes a good choice for anyone who is lactose intolerant or vegan. From fruity strawberry sorbet to decadent chocolate sorbet, find the perfect recipe to satisfy your cravings for a frozen treat.

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Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub to Relieve Coughs and Congestion

Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub to Relieve Coughs and Congestion | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

Seeing our children suffer from a cough is no fun at all. However, coughs have their place in healing and should usually not be suppressed. If we prevent a cough from doing its part in recovery, we can set our child up for a much more serious illness. What starts out as a simple cold could quickly turn into bronchitis or pnemonia if mucous is allowed to settle in the chest.

At times, a cough can interfere with recovery when it causes severe irritation and prevents our child from getting adequate rest. We can ease our child’s discomfort while still allowing a cough to do its job.

Soothing herbs and honey protect the throat from dryness and irritation, but don’t “turn off” the brain’s response to cough like some cough remedies do. Propping a child slightly helps to prevent the infection from settling in the lungs. Steam, poultices, and chest rub salves help to break up the chest congestion and make our child feel better fast.


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DIY Oatmeal Face Mask and #giveaway!

DIY Oatmeal Face Mask and #giveaway! | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

finally made a visit out to the garden yesterday to get some serious weeding done. Sorry I don’t have any before and after photos, but just picture weeds up to your knees covered in thorns and thistles attacking all of my delicate carrot and lettuce seedlings.

They’re bullies, I tell you.

They got me too.

My hands are covered in scratches and blisters. My shoulders are sunburnt. My back is killing me.

Just to be clear, I’m not complaining. My life is pretty fantastic and if these are the hardest parts of my day I’ll gladly take it! It’s just that as a busy mom I don’t get a lot of time to take care of me.

I mean, honestly, the most indulgent part of my day is when I do the dishes, and that’s because the Dawn dish soap that I use actually moisturizes my skin unlike the other detergents that just dry it out. (To be frank, I had my doubts that it would work on my ultra worked hands, but it really did!)

Since I spend about 50% of my day doing dishes, I guess that means I spend a lot of time pampering myself, ha!


Anyway, if you’re short on time but ready for a tiny bit of pampering try this recipe. I’m including a video tutorial (a Vlog! our first! did you see me up there?!) plus a printable recipe annnnd we’re also doing a giveaway! So many good things packed into one tiny blog post!

Read more: http://homegrownandhealthy.com/diy-oatmeal-face-mask-and-giveaway/#ixzz35cN3G5DB


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Grain free hotdogs with homemade remoulade - A Tasty Love Story

Grain free hotdogs with homemade remoulade - A Tasty Love Story | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

Because life is too short to miss out on hotdogs…

It is as simple as that. It is the sole reason for this weeks recipe. No matter what food philosophy and which food preferences you have – some meals as hotdog, pizza, burgers, pasta etc. are to die for and making great alternatives to the original is of major importance (at least to me)!
So here we are looking at one tasty hotdog. This meal screams summer, world cup celebration, BBQ night, hungover happy meal, friday night fun etc. I am a sucker for all these originally bread based classics and hotdog is no exception. The star in the hotdog is no discussion the sausage, so here it is up to you to choose a really great one. I go for the organic ones with cool added ingredients as wild garlic, leeks, dried tomatoes or herbs. And I always choose the one with the highest content of meat.
If the meat is the star the co-star must be the bread and here we are relying on the flatbreads, a recipe I shared a couple of weeks ago. But I have enjoyed hotdogs wrapped in salad or cabbage leaves as well, which are great and lighter alternative and great if you do not have time for baking the breads. But if you want something that truly fills you up and get veeery close to a classic hotdog I would go for the flatbreads.

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Tips for running with dogs

Tips for running with dogs | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

To maximize health, safety and fun, dog trainer Jill Freifeld of Happy Hound Pet Care in Silver Spring offers these suggestions:

Read: Running with dogs: 5Ks and canines

●Have your dog checked by your veterinarian to be sure it’s fit and healthy enough to run.

●Puppies should not run long distances while their bodies are still developing; it could stress their joints and damage forming bones. Older dogs with any physical limitations that make running painful or unsafe also should not run (again, check with your vet).

● Take your dog’s breed into account; smaller dogs and brachycephalic dogs (those with short noses and pushed-in faces) will tire more quickly than larger dogs and those bred to hunt or herd.

●To avoid accidentally yanking on your dog’s neck and to maximize comfort, try a harness rather than a collar.


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The Many Virtues of Optimism

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A cynic, Ambrose Bierce remarked in his “Devil’s Dictionary,” is “a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.” In the century that has elapsed since Bierce’s death, science has caught up with him. Cynicism, in all its guises, really may make us see the world more realistically—though at a high personal cost.

The phenomenon, which psychologists call “depressive realism,” was first identified by Lauren Alloy and Lyn Abramson, psychologists at Northwestern and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, respectively, who were studying the illusion that people often have of being in control when, in reality, they are not. In 1979, they took two groups of college students—one depressed, one not—and had them estimate how much control they had over a green light that would either turn on or not when they pressed a button. In reality, there was never a perfect correlation between the action and the event. The light would sometimes turn on when the student pressed the button, and sometimes when he didn’t. What varied from student to student was the frequency with which the action corresponded with a result. The researchers found that the depressed individuals were much better at identifying those instances when they had little control over the outcomes, while the non-depressed students tended to overestimate their degree of influence over the light.

The difference became even more interesting when Alloy and Abramson added money into the experiment. In some cases, the light was linked to losing money. Participants started out with five dollars and gradually lost it, quarter by quarter, as the light didn’t respond to their actions. In the other cases, the light signalled financial gain; participants started with nothing but received a quarter each time the light went on. At the end, each person in the first situation emerged having lost five dollars, and each in the second having won five dollars.

When the researchers asked the participants how much control they thought they’d had throughout the experiment, those who weren’t depressed reported having significantly more control than they actually had—but only when they won. When they lost, they estimated that they had much less control than was the case. The depressed participants, on the other hand, were far more accurate in their judgments across the board. Depression, Alloy and Abramson concluded, had prevented an unwarranted illusion of control when someone won—and had provided a sense of responsibility when someone lost. In the years since Alloy and Abramson’s initial studies, depressive realism has also been shown to arise from general pessimism and, yes, from cynicism.


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Fitness do's and dont's during pregnancy

Fitness do's and dont's during pregnancy | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

When you're pregnant, you may feel you have the perfect excuse to take time off from the gym. But this couldn't be further from the truth.

"No one would think of running a marathon without training for it, and it always astounds me when women try to go through labor and delivery without training," said Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, clinical professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine. "I've run plenty of half-marathons, and labor was tougher than that."

Still, exercise regimes can't and shouldn't stay the same when you're pregnant — and these experts will tell you what you should and shouldn't do.


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Hunger Games Tribute Workout

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"You know that hunger. The need to survive. To make your body function like a fine-tuned machine. You train for that; this is what you want. What you need. So without further ado, feel like a tribute, sense the quickening and let the Hunger Games Tribute Workout, begin. ..."

 

 

NOTE: For additional helpful info about health and fitness as well as other interesting topics, check out the blog 'DID YOU KNOW?' at http://firstworld.overblog.com

 


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This Hunger Games Tribute Workout is a "full body no-equipment bodyweight workout for those who did not escape the reaping."  (It made me tired just reading the workout chart!)

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Coconut Oil and Your Health

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Once vilified for its abundant fat content, coconut oil is being trumpeted as a miracle elixir. As a health fad, it's dual purpose, bandied about as a head-to-toe natural beauty product and as a food that can cure what ails you.

Coconut oil's health connection reaches back a few thousand years to a system of natural healing with origins in India. Modern science has documented its effectiveness as a moisturizer, but evidence to support its dietary health benefits is largely anecdotal.


The coconut oil we see today is not the same that we saw in the 1970s and 1980s. Earlier coconut oils were highly processed and refined, and that has changed.- Susan Mitmesser, director of nutrition research for Sundown Naturals


"As a society, we tend to be people who like that quick Band-Aid approach, but there is no magic bullet. The science is still gray," says Vandana Sheth, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Coconut oil is just the latest product out there."

In other words, believer beware.


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Astounding Facts About Saturated Fat

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A new book makes that case that the low-fat obsession has made us less healthy

 

It's nutrition dogma: saturated fat is bad for you. However, in 2013, a prominent cardiologist argued in BMJ that the long-held advice to reduce saturated fats has actually increased the risk of obesity and heart disease.

 

Nonetheless, it will take more than a few studies to sway the court of public-health opinion, but for now. Here are 6 astounding facts about saturated fat:

 

1. The war against fat was started by one man
2. Reducing fat has caused us to eat more carbs, which is not good
3. That’s true even of supposedly “healthy” unrefined carbs
4. Women have been particularly hurt by the demonization of fat
5. We shouldn’t be so quick to ban trans fats
6. We’ve been eating saturated fat for thousands of years

Read more about the 6 facts here:
http://time.com/96626/6-facts-about-saturated-fat-that-will-astound-you/


Read the BMJ article here:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2013-10-23-saturated-fat-link-with-heart-disease-questioned/


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Great resource with lots of nutritional facts!

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7 Health Benefits of Blueberries - DrAxe.com

7 Health Benefits of Blueberries - DrAxe.com | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

Blueberries are absolutely one of my favorite foods to eat. I try to eat them every day and just love them in my morning Blueberry Superfood shake!

Native to North America, blueberries are rich in proanthocyanin, the natural antioxidant that has been proven to fight cancer, lose weight and give you glowing young skin.

Natural medicine has long held that these round purple berries give long-life and health benefits that far exceed their tiny size.

Blueberry Nutrition Facts

Blueberries are one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world and contains large levels and a broad range of antioxidants. The ORAC score of blueberries is an incredible 9,621 which makes it one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world. Consuming just one cup of blueberries will provide you with the following nutrients:

  • Resveratrol
  • Gallic acid
  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Vitamin K (36%)
  • Vitamin C (25%)
  • Manganese (25%)
  • Fiber (5g 17%)

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Organic skincare products are one of the fastest growing markets in the health movement…..

You no longer want to keep using mainstream commercial products, when they contain chemicals that actually can cause skin problems for some sensitive individuals.

Practicing natural skin care is one of the best ways you can improve your skin and stay healthy. Maintaining your skin through daily natural treatments is imperative for healthy, young beautiful skin.

 

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Your new migraine remedy: A simple and inexpensive herbal tincture

Your new migraine remedy: A simple and inexpensive herbal tincture | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
The feverfew began blooming this year and my son announced, “We need to pick some of that for my headaches.” My head jerked around in his direction. “Really? How did you know feverfew is good for headaches?” He couldn’t remember. In my quest to get this emerging teenager outside with me and engaged in projects, […]
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Simply Scratch » Homemade Stromboli

Simply Scratch » Homemade Stromboli | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

Stromboli basically is a pizza rolled up into a loaf and baked. Really, it’s as simple as that.

I like to fill mine with smear of pizza sauce {although adding the sauce is not considered authentic, but who gives a care?} then I add layers of three kinds of meat and lots of mozzarella cheese. Truthfully you could stuff this with just about anything and call it good… errr stromboli. I mean, sausage, peppers and onions… you name it. The sky is the limit my friends.

In fact, that may be a post in the near future.

Besides being super versatile, what’s cool about stromboli is that it can be lunch, dinner or a yummy appetizer at your next party. Just be sure to serve it up with a bowl of the warm homemade pizza sauce for dunking, you know… to make the whole experience complete.

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Why Taking A Vacation Can Make You Better At Your Job

Why Taking A Vacation Can Make You Better At Your Job | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

A 2014 Oxford Economics Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S. showed 42% of employees with paid time off finished the year with unused days, leaving an average of 8.1 days unused.

Small business owners are especially bad at taking time away. According to the 2013 Sage Reinvention of Small Business Study, 43% of small business owners are taking less vacation time than five years ago.


The fact that we don't use all of our vacation time isn’t all that surprising. After all, getting away for a few days or weeks can be overwhelming when it feels like stepping away from the office will create a painful backlog of work when you return.


But what if stepping away from the daily grind made you better at your job?


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Today's virtual world that works makes it possible for anyone who wants to travel abroad making it a lifestyle...

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That's what I'm talking about!

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This is a good one! Nothing like a vacation, a week away from work, with your family or your co-workers. What matters is the change, change of atmosphere, the adventure activities, the star-studded sky above you, and the fresh air you breathe, enough to recharge your batteries, and yes inspire you with new ideas and thoughts!

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Make Homemade Almondmilk

Make Homemade Almondmilk | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
Making your own almondmilk is very easy—just plan ahead to allow time for soaking the nuts. The best dairy-free smoothies on the block are around the corner. Sweeten with a little honey, if you like. (It's easy!


Method: 

Put almonds in a bowl and cover by several inches with cold water. Cover and set aside at room temperature to soak overnight or 10 to 12 hours. Drain and rinse almonds. 

In a high-speed blender, blend almonds with 3 cups water until thoroughly combined. The mixture will be very frothy. Strain through a cheesecloth, a fine-mesh strainer or a nut-milk bag. Store almondmilk in the refrigerator and use within 3 days. Stir each time before using. 

The leftover almond pulp can be used for baking or added to oatmeal or smoothies.

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Bacon squash quiche

Bacon squash quiche | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

First off, let me talk to you about a little friend of mine called Spiralizer. It’s da bomb– and I don’t use that term lightly.

Spiralizing is my new hobby. It’s a healthy hobby which means that I eat way more vegetables. If you’re not familiar with how it works, you put a vegetable on a a machine like this one, turn the crank and the blades will cut your veggies into noodle shapes.

It’s perfect for hiding veggies in foods and for making salads.. in fact, I’ll be sharing a few more tutorials over the next several weeks with my favorite ways to use it!


Read more: http://homegrownandhealthy.com/bacon-squash-quiche/#ixzz35cMH12pw

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11 plastic-free skin care products worth buying

11 plastic-free skin care products worth buying | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

What’s the point of buying non-toxic skin and body care products if you’re left with a pile of non-recyclable plastic containers that will sit for centuries and leach toxins into a landfill? A growing number of people may be rejecting conventional products in favour of safer ones, but more attention needs to be given to packaging.

The problem is that packaging is not nearly as glamorous as the product itself, and a customer’s desire for the product will often outweigh concerns about packaging. Organic Monitor, a marketing research firm, made this observation a few years ago: “Although packaging has the highest environmental footprint within the realm of cosmetics products, it appears to be largely ignored when beauty companies look at sustainability.”

Despite this, I do believe the tide is turning ever so slightly. Some companies, particularly small and homegrown operations, are starting to think about the entire lifespan of their products. It is possible to find biodegradable, recyclable, and reusable packaging, if you look hard enough. This list is hardly comprehensive, but at least it’s a start and can hopefully point you in a fresh direction when shopping.


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Top10inaction.com Revealed Top 10 Organic Beauty Brands in 2014

Top10inaction.com Revealed Top 10 Organic Beauty Brands in 2014 | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

While enjoying the texture of the silky cream or the rich foam of your cleanser, you probably won’t realize that you are in danger of being chemical-addicted. Also the way these cosmetic products are made can be harmful to our mother nature. That’s where the organic products prove to be valuable.

Organic products are the gifts from the nature. Also, using these environmental-friendly cosmetics products is a way to save our earth as well as our skin. By saying “organic brand”, we mean products of which contain 70% or more organic ingredients or brands that are certified by a recognized organic body.

This post is to identify some trusty organic beauty brands in the market. We’ve done the research for you so that you don’t have to waste money and time on the wrong brands. All these listed brands are free from sls, parabens, petrochemicals, pthalates, PEGS, DMDM urea, DEA and even artificial fragrance.


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Ingrid Long's curator insight, June 19, 5:52 AM

A few of my favourites in this list, particularly Apivita and Lavera.

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Transvaginal Mesh Infographic Patch | Visual.ly

Transvaginal Mesh Infographic Patch | Visual.ly | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
Statistical data has shown that over 250,000 procedures take place annually. There are over 150 different transvaginal mesh devices marketed and sold

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Microbeads Ban: New 'Think Dirty' App Helps You Figure Out Toxic Ingredients ... - Beauty World News

Microbeads Ban: New 'Think Dirty' App Helps You Figure Out Toxic Ingredients ... - Beauty World News | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Microbeads Ban: New 'Think Dirty' App Helps You Figure Out Toxic Ingredients ...

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Surprising Thing That Can Increase Your Risk of Cancer By Up to 66%

Surprising Thing That Can Increase Your Risk of Cancer By Up to 66% | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

By now we’re pretty familiar with the biggest cancer-triggers in our lives – processed meats, smoking, and tumor-causing pollutants in the air, to name a few. But it turns out there’s another hidden cancer contributor that occupies much of our daily lives: sitting.




In a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers report that people who spend more hours of the day sitting have up to a 66% higher risk of developing certain types of cancer than those who aren’t as sedentary.


These results go beyond the advice by most health professionals for everyone to become more physically active. In reviewing 43 studies in which volunteers were asked about their daily activities and their cancer incidence, the investigators found that the link between sitting and cancer remained strong no matter how physically active the participants were. In other words, even people who worked out regularly but who spent more hours on the couch watching TV, for instance, showed higher rates of cancer than those who didn’t sit as much.

Sedentary behavior was associated with a 24% greater risk of developing colon cancer, a 32% higher risk of endometrial cancer, and a 21% increased risk of lung cancer. When the researchers delved deeper into different types of sedentary habits, they found that watching TV was linked to a 54% higher risk of colon cancer and a 66% greater risk of endometrial cancer. For every additional two hours that participants spent sitting during the day, their risk of colon cancer rose by 8%, and their risk of endometrial cancer went up by 10%. They didn’t find a link between sedentary behavior and other types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.


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Conquer Emotional Eating

Conquer Emotional Eating | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it


 
 
 
 

Your brain's been hijacked! You just blindly shoved a sweet, crunchy chocolate into your mouth. For a moment it gave you satisfaction, soothing and other yummy sensations. But then came the guilt: "I did it again! Where was my will power?" You weren't even that hungry. How did that even happen? Feeling powerless to control your cravings, instead, you gave in to them. Can you make a different choice next time? Of course you can, and you will. 


Emotional eating can begin in childhood, when food becomes your parents' favorite tools of distraction and reward, wielded in response to various emotions and behaviors that you exhibited. As a baby, they silenced your cries with a bottle. As a child, they rewarded your good behavior with candy, snacks, ice cream and various sugary desserts. As an adult, you may find yourself eating certain junk foods just because it reminds you of some happy childhood memory.


Holidays and special occasions invariably revolve around food. There, you overeat for pleasure as a way to emphasize the festivity of the holiday, to fully enjoy it and "take it all in." Or you may use food for comfort and distraction, to ease the pain and soothe yourself at a tension-filled family gathering.


Via Ellen Diane
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