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The Food Conspiracy

The Food Conspiracy | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The odds are stacked against you. It’s worse than betting against a casino. These giants have science and marketing on their side. It’s simply not a fair fight. If you’ve ever wondered why you feel tired all day, or why you can’t lose weight, it’s time that you got let in on a massive cabal that is conspiring against you. I’m talking about the food industry and every dirty trick that they use to get you to consume more and more of their poison. But don’t worry, it’s not just you. They are battling all of us, and I’ll show you how to fight back and regain your health. First, I want you to meet someone just like you. Several years ago, down here at my gym in South Carolina, I began working with a client named Renee. She was trying desperately to make healthy changes and came to me at her lowest moment in life. She needed to make healthier lifestyle choices
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The packaged food industry has done a brilliant job at tricking us. Thanks to advanced science – known as food chemistry – these corporations are creating products that are almost as addictive as tobacco. They are ready to Win At All Costs, even if it’s your life.

This Win At All Cost approach includes looking for new and innovative ways to hook their consumer by sneaking salt, sugar and fat into their food. It’s no wonder that obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease are at an all time high in America. What the food industry has done to so-called “food” is downright evil.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, January 30, 7:05 PM

Wow! But i'm not surprised....

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Homeschool Family-Run Business: MadeOn Hard Lotion, Renee Harris

Homeschool Family-Run Business: MadeOn Hard Lotion, Renee Harris | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
An interview with MadeOn Hard Lotion founder Renee Harris, a homeschool mother of eight. Other homeschool moms should be encouraged to start a business.
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Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: You Can’t Hurry Love—No, You’ll Just Have to Wait

Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: You Can’t Hurry Love—No, You’ll Just Have to Wait | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 18, 5:37 AM

Wonderful post here but Hoda Maalouf, @MaaHoda.  


Great story and message:



“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Nowadays, we are far removed from the ’80s, when there was no Internet, instant messaging or Skype phone calls. This is affecting all of us and in particular the younger generation which has grown accustomed to being bombarded with fast-turnover information; they filter it instantly without paying much attention to its meaning.

Our whole society is becoming instantaneous, just like instant messaging, instant photography, instant news, instant coffee and so forth. We are unwilling to decipher any complicated messages, wanting things simple and fast. Depth and nuance are out the window.


The biggest weakness of today’s generation is impatience...  

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How to Hydrate for Metabolic Health

How to Hydrate for Metabolic Health | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
When it comes to optimizing your metabolism with hydration, your metabolic health relies on the right balance of electrolytes to water.
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One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle: Clearing up the Misconceptions

One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle: Clearing up the Misconceptions | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

By Bamboo Fitness
Debunking the myth

"Have you ever heard the saying, “Muscle weighs more than fat?” Perhaps at some point in your life you were working your butt off in the gym in an attempt to lose weight. During this time, you hopped onto the scale weekly, sometimes even daily. Some days were better than others. Sometimes the numbers on the scale decreased, but to your dismay, this wasn’t always the case. Some weigh-ins showed that the scale read higher than your starting weight. Other days the scale wouldn’t budge. This would depress and sadden you. To soothe your worries and soften the blow of the scale, perhaps a family member, friend, personal trainer, or doctor told you that you shouldn’t freak out because the scale is showing that there has been a gain in muscle and that “muscle weighs more than fat.” Maybe you relaxed after hearing this. Maybe you were skeptical of this comment."... 

 

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http://bamboocorefitness.com/one-pound-of-fat-versus-one-pound-of-muscle-clearing-up-the-misconception/  ;


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 20, 5:09 PM

THIS is an excellent read!!! 

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Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Surely learning and formal education are not entirely the same thing? But what exactly is the difference?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 3:44 PM

There are two intertwined definitions of education and only one is included here. Educare is leading students out of child. Educere is allowing students to gain control over their learning and realizing they have support when needed. We have eliminated the latter replacing it with the instrumental version called learning which is what School is about.

 

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, August 9, 7:51 AM

Nice comparisons and contrasts to make understanding easier.

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The Anti-Aging Secrets To Traveling

The Anti-Aging Secrets To Traveling | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Many of you already know the benefits of drinking plenty of water to get glowing skin: water flushes the toxins out of your system and improves your skin. I know you may be thinking “Oh, it is such common knowledge these days so it is not really new information.” And you may already drink plenty of water everyday, but I would like to tell you the secret of drinking of hot water. Yes, hot water!!!

In this week’s video, I will show you what I bring with me when I stay at a hotel: yogurt, dry body brush, daily face/body scrub and a special pillow. I also share the secret of “how to keep drinking hot water while in the hotel room!” Drinking hot water is a very important routine in my day. I do not want to break the routine even when I am traveling! I shot this video while I was on my work/vacation trip with my business partner and sister in law, Maria. The reason? Because traveling can affect your skin condition: your routine changes, the environment is different, you eat out more so your diet is different, and sleep patterns can be affected due to the hotel bed. All of these things can affect you more than you think.

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Understanding Processed Foods and Why Eliminating Them Matters ...

Understanding Processed Foods and Why Eliminating Them Matters ... | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

“These foods need to be processed extensively to be edible and are done so by adding additional ingredients that are usually unpronounceable. ... These are not real food ingredients that you would cook with at home.”


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What To Expect And How To Prepare As The U.S. Mobile Landscape Matures

What To Expect And How To Prepare As The U.S. Mobile Landscape Matures | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Marketers of late have been inundated with the idea of the proverbial rising tide of mobile. But by mid-2014, this idea, while still certainly still ringing true for many emerging or developing markets, has largely run its course within the U.S.

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Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care - AARP

Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care - AARP | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
This paper describes what person- and family-centered care is, and discusses why many experts believe it improves care and quality of life for older adults and for their families.

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Aging and Identity Part III: We're Not Dead Yet - Stan Goldberg, Ph.D.

Aging and Identity Part III: We're Not Dead Yet - Stan Goldberg, Ph.D. | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
We may be changing, but we’re not dead yet. I think people who are younger than us—like our adult children—are often confused about how to react to our diminishing abilities.

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Always Hungry? Here’s Why

Always Hungry? Here’s Why | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Are we fat because we overeat, or do we overeat because we’re fat?

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Anne Egros's curator insight, May 19, 4:31 AM

Eat well,  feel good and lose weight without being hungry = Reduce calories from refined carbohydrates. increase fibres and lean proteins

 

Not all calories are created the same.

 

Plan your meals not only based on calories but look also for foods with low glycemic index.

 

 What is the Glycemic Index?

 

 Carbohydrates are absorbed and transformed into glucose in the blood triggering the release of insulin, the hormone that makes the glucose available to the cells and tissues that make your muscles, heart,  brain or adipose tissue. 

 

The glycemic index (GI) describes the blood glucose levels obtained after eating carbohydrates. Choosing low GI carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

 

Carbohydrates made of simple sugars like fructose in fruit juices or starch in white pasta or rice are rapidly absorbed and produce a high peak of glucose and insulin increasing fat storage. 

 

Complex carbohydrates are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and are absorbed slowly giving energy for one hour or so, more when combined with high content of fibers, Fibers are not digested by the body and help to slow the absorption of sugars and fats and lower the glycemic index,  that is why it is better to eat an orange fruit than an orange juice.

 

 Proteins are digested and produce amino acids that regulate the hunger signal sent to your brain so you will feel satisfied and less hungry for a longer period of time.

 

Proteins are found in eggs, milk products, fish, lean meats or legumes (vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils).  Legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, May 21, 6:22 PM

Always Hungry!

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It's possible to have too much healthy food

It's possible to have too much healthy food | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
It's possible to have too much of a good thing - even healthy foods.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, May 14, 9:07 PM

You can still pile on the Calories...

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Why the world is going ‘virtual’

Why the world is going ‘virtual’ | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Goro Gupta talks about the importance of lifestyle design in the work culture.

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Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

"We need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving back." Arianna Huffington, the namesake of The Huffington Post, spoke these words at a recent stop to talk about her new book,Thrive.


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Amy Melendez's curator insight, August 24, 7:12 AM

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Despite all that we know about the toxic effects of stress, we continue to mount massive pressure on our families and especially our kids. We jockey to get our toddlers into feeder schools. High schoolers overload their calendars hoping to beef up their resumes with admissions bait. We scramble to shuttle our kids between extracurricular activities, tutoring and social events to help them "succeed." In the wake of this madness, we cut every corner to save time nourishing our families. Who has time to cook? So we outsource. We buy "all-natural" prepared meals, we grab quick on-the-go snacks and we eat in our cars. We have been lulled into thinking these are healthy choices. But they are not. Like the frog in boiling water, we've slowly let industrial food companies take over the nourishment of our families. And we're paying for it in skyrocketing rates of obesity and illness. A steep toll to pay on the road to "success."

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How to Balance Your pH and Find out If You’re Too Acidic

How to Balance Your pH and Find out If You’re Too Acidic | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
How to Balance Your pH and Find Out If You’re Too Acidic
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The Aging Brain Needs "REST" (Gene Regulator) - BioScienceTechnology

The Aging Brain Needs "REST" (Gene Regulator) - BioScienceTechnology | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Photo caption: "A new study shows that a gene regulator called REST, dormant in the brains of young people (left), switches on in normal aging brains (center) to protect against various stresses, including abnormal proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases. REST is lost in critical brain regions of people with Alzheimer’s (right). (Source: Yankner Lab)"

 

"Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s affect only the elderly? More than a century of research into the causes of dementia has focused on the clumps and tangles of abnormal proteins that appear in the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases. However, scientists know that at least one piece of the puzzle has been missing because some people with these abnormal protein clumps show few or no signs of cognitive decline...."

 

For full post, click on title above or here: http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/aging-brain-needs-rest


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How Stuff Robs Us of Those We Love the Most

How Stuff Robs Us of Those We Love the Most | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The truth is when you learn to let go, you don't live with less at all. You make room for the things that matter the most, the things that aren't even "things" at all.
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Powerful post by Jeff Goins of goinswriter.com

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Looking back through the glass window inside the messy house, I saw a reflection of myself holding my son. That was on one side of the glass. On the other was my smart phone, my busy life that was messy and complicated and sometimes too stressful to take.


I knew I had to make a choice: maintain the busyness while sacrificing my sanity and ability to hold onto those I loved the most — or learn to let go.

 


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A Personal Spending Plan that Actually Works

A Personal Spending Plan that Actually Works | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The idea that distinguishes this specific spending plan from a typical budget is the understanding that while a budget dictates to you what you can spend, where, and when; a spending plan allows you the control of your money every single month.
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Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online

Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

It's about family, after all. It's absolutely crucial that for this process, as with any other family lesson, parents and children learn together: Begin with the basics and don't wait too long to started on doing so.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 3, 1:11 PM

Some good tips and advice.

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Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read

Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 30, 10:19 AM

Reading is important whether it be digital or hard copy. What if we began by reading to children? I used to spend time reading to students in the classroom at junior high ages. They enjoyed it.

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Deforestation: Our Disappearing Woodlands - Infographic

Deforestation: Our Disappearing Woodlands  - Infographic | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Deforestation gets lots of attention, but few people know just how quickly it is occurring around the globe. www.custommade.com has created an infogra

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 29, 12:08 PM

An interesting Infographic to use when focusing on the environment. 

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Easy To Use iPhone Digital Camera, Senior Parents’ Medication, and Evernote Equals A Handy Tip for the Busy Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Easy To Use iPhone Digital Camera, Senior Parents’ Medication, and Evernote Equals A Handy Tip for the Busy Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Handy tips for the Sandwich Generation-easy to use digital camera & one of the most useful iPhone apps help when caring for aging parents
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Paperless Home Organization - Simply Convivial

Paperless Home Organization - Simply Convivial | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
x Bookmark Buy Now: PDFKindle Organize Your Life and Home Never lose a list again Keep track of everything in one place Put your gadgets to good use Best of all, this book shows you how to get organized using only free, web-based applications that sync with free apps on both Apple and Android devices. …
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Strengths Based Leadership at Work, Home or at the Gym

Strengths Based Leadership at Work, Home or at the Gym | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
This is my first #HealthyLeadership show and I want to start it by focusing on a topic that can truly enhance our ability our ability to lead at work, home or at the gym.  Join us to explore the two biggest lessons about strengths and this week's Fitnes...
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5 Data Backup & Disaster Recovery Tips!

5 Data Backup & Disaster Recovery Tips! | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Whether you own a large corporation or run a small business from home, it is essential that you are aware of theImportance of data backup and disaster recovery. Unfortunately you can never predict when disaster is going to strike in the work place. A disaster can be anything from system failure, to damage caused by a flood, fire or earthquake. Many businesses that experience a disaster never fully recover. Follow our simple tips below to ensure that your business does not become one of them [...]


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