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Why Having Purpose is the Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life

Why Having Purpose is the Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life | Health Research | Scoop.it

"I played baseball for 17 years. I had incredible teammates. I spent thousands of hours practicing and training. And after my senior season, I was named an ESPN Academic All–American. It’s safe to say that being a baseball player was an important part of my identity. It gave me a sense of purpose. And then, one day, I graduated and my career was over.

 

As soon as I finished playing, I felt lost. On the outside everything looked fine. I went to graduate school. I graduated with my MBA. I started my first business. But on the inside, it seemed like I was wandering through life without a sense of direction. I did the things that were in front of me, but never with a sense of true conviction."


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The Mind Unleashed: Cannabis Cures Cancer and the Government Knows It

The Mind Unleashed: Cannabis Cures Cancer and the Government Knows It | Health Research | Scoop.it
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One of the many things coming to light escaping the veil of secrecy. Long live transparency!

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Find Your Off Button: How to Use Yoga for Better Rest and Recovery

Find Your Off Button: How to Use Yoga for Better Rest and Recovery | Health Research | Scoop.it
Our bodies evolved to make us stronger and less vulnerable during times of danger. As athletes, we pump this system daily. The downside? Our bodies are not so good at turning off this system.

 

Symptoms of Fatigue

 

There are more symptoms to fatigue than just feeling tired. Those symptoms include difficulty falling asleep, not feeling rested after a night's sleep, requiring a stimulant to get going in the morning, swelling around the eyes that subsides during the day, pain in the low back when pressure is applied, poor digestion, low libido, and many more. If it takes you awhile to get going each day, you may be suffering from fatigue, specifically from adrenal fatigue.


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Mirela Monte's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:49 PM

Daily Yoga practice goes a long way toward a healty life.

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Why Having Purpose is the Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life

Why Having Purpose is the Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life | Health Research | Scoop.it

"I played baseball for 17 years. I had incredible teammates. I spent thousands of hours practicing and training. And after my senior season, I was named an ESPN Academic All–American. It’s safe to say that being a baseball player was an important part of my identity. It gave me a sense of purpose. And then, one day, I graduated and my career was over.

 

As soon as I finished playing, I felt lost. On the outside everything looked fine. I went to graduate school. I graduated with my MBA. I started my first business. But on the inside, it seemed like I was wandering through life without a sense of direction. I did the things that were in front of me, but never with a sense of true conviction."


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The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread | My New Roots

The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread | My New Roots | Health Research | Scoop.it
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Selenium Conquers AIDS?

Selenium Conquers AIDS? | Health Research | Scoop.it

During the last decade, research has indicated an important geographical link between regions of selenium deficient soils and peak incidences of HIV/AIDS infection. AIDS disease appears to involve a slow and progressive decline in levels of the trace element selenium (Se) in the blood along with CD4 cells, which are both independent predictors of mortality.

 

Senegal in West Africa has the lowest numbers of AIDS prevalence at 1.77% in the general population, and 0.5% in antenatal clinic attendees along with the highest levels of selenium-enriched soil.

 

Geologically, Senegal is situated in the desiccated or dried up Cretaceous and early Eocene Sea, and the land is formed from sedimentary rocks from dissolved minerals in the evaporating seawater. Consequently, calcium phosphates are one of the country’s mined mineral products used for fertilizers, and are derived from the selenium rich phosphorite. Senegal can also claim the lowest level of cancers on the African continent.


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Fascinating and encouraging that Pacha Mama continues to offer her gifts despite the the raping and pillaging she endures

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Naomie Mullins's comment, August 4, 2013 7:35 PM
the hardest thing to get people to see. AIDS has never been proved to be one condition. The so-called AIDS virus, HIV, has never been proven to cause any human disease.
http://www.whale.to/a/rappoport_b.html
Michael Wiener's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:48 PM

An interesting research about possible breakthrough in AIDS.

 

Mirela Monte's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:51 PM

Fascinating!

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How Exercise Changes Fat and Muscle Cells

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Several striking new studies provide some clarity by showing that exercise seems able to drastically alter how genes operate, perhaps altering the risk for problems like obesity and diabetes.

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Two Ways to Eat Healthier | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

Two Ways to Eat Healthier | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman | Health Research | Scoop.it
In an ideal world, buying all organic produce is the best option for being good to your body and the environment. If you can do it, great. But if not, consider a worthy alternative: Buying from local farmers (that's what Farmer's Markets are for).

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Junk Food Subsidies Since 1995 Could Buy Nearly 52 Billion Twinkies

Junk Food Subsidies Since 1995 Could Buy Nearly 52 Billion Twinkies | Health Research | Scoop.it
Make no mistake, the U.S. federal government is doing everything it can to make sure your junk food urges are fulfilled on the cheap.

 

A new study, conducted by a federation of state Public Interest Research Groups, or U.S. PIRG, finds that the U.S. government has spent $19.2 billion subsidizing corn and soy junk food ingredients since 1995.

 

That completely dwarfs the $689 million allotted for Apple subsidies over that period, even though apples are the only fruit or vegetable to receive a substantial government subsidy.

 

To put that into perspective, U.S. PIRG notes, the money spent on junk food subsidies since 1995 is enough to buy nearly 52 billion Twinkies, which, if laid out end to end, could encircle the globe 132 times...


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The U.S. government has spent $19.2 billion subsidizing corn and soy junk food ingredients since 1995. Wow.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, July 28, 2013 1:49 PM

Not only do those insane subsidies for corn and soy make sure junk food is cheap, compromising everyone's health, they also allow the flooding of developing countries with cheap or "free" grains sent as humanitarian aid.

That "aid" is utterly ruinous to the local agriculture of those countries, making it no longer worthwhile to grow food grains locally, leading of course to more starvation...

Subsidized destruction of health and agriculture around the world ... to make a few corporations richer.

Alex's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:07 PM

Where do sports stadiums get their junk food and why is cheap for them to get them but expensive for them to sell them

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Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought | Health Research | Scoop.it
As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s apis mellifera population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow.

 

When researchers collected pollen from hives on the east coast pollinating cranberry, watermelon and other crops and fed it to healthy bees, those bees showed a significant decline in their ability to resist infection by a parasite called Nosema ceranae. The parasite has been implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder though scientists took pains to point out that their findings do not directly link the pesticides to CCD.

 

The pollen was contaminated on average with nine different pesticides and fungicides though scientists discovered 21 agricultural chemicals in one sample. Scientists identified eight ag chemicals associated with increased risk of infection by the parasite.


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MaryElsa Taylor's comment, July 28, 2013 4:34 PM
I guess it is time to wake up....we're killng ourselves slowly
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, July 28, 2013 4:47 PM
Sepp: Thanks for sharing your wisdom. Indeed, bees are the canaries for food as the canaries are for oxygen in the mines. GO organic.
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, July 28, 2013 4:50 PM
MaryElsa: Thanks for your support. Unless, we STOP the insanity--humans will be more sick--on the other hand the power brokers are happy we will spend more money on going to doctors (AMA) getting tests upon tests, removing body parts; pharmaceuticals (APA), and dying early--Mortuary biz.
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Vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters ("find out why") - Kansas City Star

Vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters ("find out why") - Kansas City Star | Health Research | Scoop.it
Vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters Kansas City Star Here's what they discovered: The vegetarian (and mostly vegetarian) participants - people included in this group ranged from those who didn't eat any animal-based foods at all to those who...

Here's what they discovered: The vegetarian (and mostly vegetarian) participants - people included in this group ranged from those who didn't eat any animal-based foods at all to those who ate meat only once a week - were 12 percent less likely to die prematurely than those who ate meat regularly. Those in the vegetarian group were 19 percent less likely to die from heart disease, in particular, and were also less likely to die from diabetes and kidney failure. In addition, they tended to be thinner and have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Although the researchers were quick to note that the vegetarians were more likely to exercise and less likely to smoke or drink in excess, they attributed their findings largely to the participants' food choices. The researchers weren't completely sure why a plant-based diet has such a protective effect, but they speculated that it's because plant foods tend to be higher in fiber and lower in saturated fat.

And unlike meat, which contains high amounts of cholesterol, sodium, nitrates and other unhealthy ingredients, plant-based foods are cholesterol-free and contain phytochemicals and antioxidants that help combat carcinogens and other harmful substances in the body.


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Peer-to-peer health care is a slow idea that will change the world

Peer-to-peer health care is a slow idea that will change the world | Health Research | Scoop.it

Someone recently asked me to name the most exciting innovation in health care today.

 

I think he was hoping for a sexy technology tip, like an app that's catching fire in the expert patient communities I follow.

 

Nope.

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the most exciting innovation of the connected health era is … people talking with each other.

 

At the Pew Research Center we call it “peer-to-peer health care” and measure it with national survey data...


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Being written about in the mainstrea media ia a pretty exciting development that will bring it into mainstream consciousness. 

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 10, 2013 1:42 PM

The information about the best cures is not coming through medical doctors. They are too beholden to the perks and the pronouncements of the industry that makes its money from sickness.

 

The information comes from others who have researched the same illness out of desperation and have found a solution. It's called p2p or peer-to-peer health care.

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:14 AM

Why not P2P in healthcare? If one has a health problem, why don't we ask around? Form a group of humanists, experts, independent researchers, naturopaths, homeopaths.....just discuss. When the problem is identified, solution is easy to find. Just ask....it doesn't cost money to ask. I did it and saved my life.

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Health Junkie: Hormones and Chemicals Released Due to Exercise

Health Junkie: Hormones and Chemicals Released Due to Exercise | Health Research | Scoop.it

"Ever wonder what is going on chemically in the body while you sweat it out at the gym? The euphoric feelings during and after exercise, as well as the muscle soreness that might just come a day later, don't just appear magically. Your body is made up of millions of chemical reactions, which result in different physical and mental feelings. Take a look at some of the top hormones and chemicals that are released when you workout."


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Alexis Dickerson's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:32 AM

Physical actitivity is a great way to cleanse and renew your system.  Focus on longer moderate paced movements, or physical activites like gardening for constant engagement of your muscles without overwork.  And most importantly, drink plenty of fluids to allow toxins to be flushed from the body.

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? - Neurorelay

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? - Neurorelay | Health Research | Scoop.it
How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? It is fascinating the way our brains are hardwired to interpret the written words. The infographic below presents some insights about the connection between writing and the brain.
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Fascinating insight into writing and storytelling and the difference between the two as methods of communication

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Raw Food Recipes: Stir Fry —Raw Food Rawmazing Raw Food

Raw Food Recipes: Stir Fry —Raw Food Rawmazing Raw Food | Health Research | Scoop.it
The most important raw food recipes that I have in my collection are for quick and easy main dishes that really satisfy. Wanting something a little spicy and a
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US Scientists Find That Chemotherapy Boosts Cancer Growth

US Scientists Find That Chemotherapy Boosts Cancer Growth | Health Research | Scoop.it

Chemotherapy can damage healthy cells? Say it isn't so? You don't need a degree to figure this one out. Poison kills indiscriminately-- always has and always will.

 

While damaging healthy cells, chemotherapy also triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumor growth and resistance to further treatment.

 

Researchers in the United States made the “completely unexpected” finding they claimed while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body when they are easy to kill in the lab.

 

Only through the forces that have carefully conspired to thwart meaningful advances in cancer research and treatment over the past century has chemotherapy succeeded. In what reality do we live in when cut, poison and burn are the only ways acceptable to treat cancer?

 


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The realisation that we are more than just the sum of our parts continues to boggle members of the scientific community. I'm glad to see that research is being influenced by the spirit of the truth.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 3, 2013 1:02 PM

Some years ago Australian scientists found chemo has an appalling success rate of only some 2 or 3 percent. Here is why...

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Millions Wrongly Treated for 'Cancer,' National Cancer Institute Panel Confirms

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/millions-wrongly-treated-cancer-national-cancer-institute-panel-confirms
Elvin Joel Estrada's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:06 AM

I read that chemotherapy could lead the formation of cancer stem cells. This cells could hide into the tissue and regrowth Like a tumor. 

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Cancer-Killing Dandelion Tea Receives $157,000 for Further Research

Cancer-Killing Dandelion Tea Receives $157,000 for Further Research | Health Research | Scoop.it

Continuing research that began in 2009, Siyaram Pandey, a biochemist at the University of Windsor, and his research team  are finding that dandelion root extract is turning out to be a very aggressive natural remedy for cancer cells associated with Leukemia.

 

The extract of dandelion root has been shown to cause chronic monocytic myeloid cells to commit suicide.  Due to this initial success, the team has recently been issued a $157,500 grant (totaling $217,000 overall) to discover how this natural remedy can treat Leukemia altogether.


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Plants will continue to save the day

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James Nicholls's comment, August 4, 2013 5:33 PM
this thread is bringing me so much joy :) x
Ellen Diane's comment, August 4, 2013 5:37 PM
you like music? become a dj on blipfm:)
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, August 4, 2013 6:19 PM
Jamer: I am glad this article and comments are bringing you joy--it is collaborative effort such as this; that will bring us back to our roots to create health and wellness rather than more sickness.
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Why we run ... and why I stopped - by Andy Kenworthy

Why we run ... and why I stopped - by Andy Kenworthy | Health Research | Scoop.it
Running is perhaps the oldest sport, with competitors of every species across the globe battling it out for who gets to eat whom.

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Fascinating insight into the pros and cons of endurance running

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:49 PM

Great article Andy, however I don't see running as "running away" from my kids. I see it as quality 'me' time that allows me to be a better father by giving me time to think and reflect on life. It's just about keeping some balance in our world I suppose. :-)

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VACCeptable Injuries?: The Value of Your Child’s Life – According to Those Promoting Vaccines

VACCeptable Injuries?: The Value of Your Child’s Life – According to Those Promoting Vaccines | Health Research | Scoop.it

Most mothers and fathers vividly remember the days they took their child for shots, filled with anxiety, knowing it would be painful for the child and not knowing how the child will react to the vaccine. As I spent some time researching how those people who tell parents vaccines are safe respond to questions and uncertainties from parents, I came across the following:

 

“Use emotional warfare on those questioning vaccines. Tell emotional stories full of tears and sobbing and unbearable grief and terror, about people in your own family or people you read about, who were sick with or died of terrible diseases. Don’t hold back details about bodily fluids and suchlike: the more gross the better. This stuff has a way of infiltrating the minds of parents, subtly influencing their decisions, in a manner similar to advertising.”


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, July 27, 2013 10:24 AM

Medicine for profit leads to tragedies - lives ruined by what is condescendingly called "side" effects ... 

This is the story of a parent who found out the hard way. 

Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, July 28, 2013 2:54 PM
More parents than we know found out the perils of vaccines than we know.
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How to Reverse the Damage of a Sugar Addiction

How to Reverse the Damage of a Sugar Addiction | Health Research | Scoop.it
How to Reverse the Damage of a Sugar Addiction.

 

An addictive substance is characterized by its ability to cause pleasant feelings, to cause long-term changes in the brain, to lead to physical dependence and to cause cravings, according to the website Research Penn State. Scientists debate whether sugar is physically addictive because it might not cause physical dependence, according to Jan Ulbrecht, associate professor in Biobehavioral Health and Medicine at Penn State University. However, long-term overindulgence in sugary food can have lasting consequences for your health.


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RISE - The Multi-Media Magazine's curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:43 AM

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Anti-aging clients who are detoxing from un-healthy foods are surprised to discover how addictive sugar is. The damage sugar does to your health and the premature aging it causes is real. Here is a fresh perspective on the long term consequences of a sugar indulgent diet.

Ellen Diane's curator insight, July 18, 2013 2:40 PM

I take chromium pic. for sugar cravings