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I am a certified health coach working to help individuals make health food and life style choices, a passion I have had for over 20 years.
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Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don't worry there are ways to change how our brains work.
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Interesting article on how the brain is affected by various activity and inactivity. The findings encourage me to meditate daily, something I am pretty new at.

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The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain--And Why You Should Have One Today

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain--And Why You Should Have One Today | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function creative thinking and memory performance. Ready set . . . snooze.
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I am a fan of a daily nap, since I seldom get 8 hours of sleep at night. How nice to read the science behind it, that it's a good idea if you take a shorter nap 15-20 minutes or 1 1/2 hours. I am a fan of the 15-20 minute nap.

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7 Ways To Cut Stress For More Success In Just 15 Minutes

7 Ways To Cut Stress For More Success In Just 15 Minutes | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Tense Stressed Highstrung With these quick tips learn how to regain your workday balance.
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One of my favorite stress busters is 15 minutes of meditation. Gives me renewed energy and creativity.

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JMS1's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:32 PM

Darian van Coller - stress is very prevalent in students

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15 Beliefs That Are Keeping You Unhappy

15 Beliefs That Are Keeping You Unhappy | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

We often tell ourselves stories about our lives, our goals and our dreams. We put so much urgency into these stories that often they morph into rigid rules. This habit can hold us back from embracing change and growth.


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I don't have all these beliefs, but I think the article points out how many disbeliefs we let run our lives that might better be changed to where we want to be and go in our lives.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:42 AM

I would add a strong book recommendation ... it's a book that I read in the late sixties and am reading/enjoying it again ... 3 Magic Words!


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Introduction to the Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Tips

Introduction to the Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Tips | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
No one teaches basic eating skills. What we see in our culture encourages fast, mindless eating. Go through these skills to reprogram your eating habits. You may find yourself losing pounds without really trying.
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This is an incredible source around healthy eating with numerous links. I like that it includes several links to how we eat since our culture seems to be fixated on what we eat.

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How to Avoid "Catching" a Bad Mood

How to Avoid "Catching" a Bad Mood | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

A recent University of Notre Dame study of 103 pairs of roommates found that negative thinking patterns can be passed from person to person, just like the flu.



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But you can catch their good moods.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:46 AM

5 tips to become depression-proof and avoid catching the "bad mood' flu ... and, for the really good news, happiness is contagious too!

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Barbara Konitzer's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:51 AM

Ne pas se laisser envahir par les émotions négatives des autres ... pas toutjours facile!

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Broccoli: 6 Reasons to Eat This Healthy Common Superfood (+ Recipes!)

Broccoli: 6 Reasons to Eat This Healthy Common Superfood (+ Recipes!) | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Welcome Green Monsters! One Green Planet is your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet. (RT @OneGreenPlanet: #Broccoli: 6 Reasons to Eat This Healthy Common #Superfood (+ #Recipes!

Via Romeo Mascardo
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I love broccoli. One of my favorite recipes came from Joshua Rosenthal, the founder of the school I am attending: Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It's very simple. Steam a head of broccoli. Cut up 1/2 to a whole avocado, depending on the size of the broccoli head. Mix up some olive oil and lemon and mix it in. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Natalie Palmer's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:19 AM

Cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, have been shown to reduce adverse effects of estrogen and help to prevent pre-cancerous cells from developing into cancerous tumors.

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6 Best Foods To Eat When You Are Stressed

6 Best Foods To Eat When You Are Stressed | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
27th August 2013 By Virginia Cunningham Guest Writer for Wake Up World For many individuals, the first instinct in stressful situations is to reach for our favorite comfort foods. Unfortunately, th...

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I was glad to see that dark chocolate was on the list. LOL.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, August 27, 2013 8:03 PM

You can help overcome the cycle of stress eating by making some healthier choices ... Read More

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The 10 Biggest Food Label Lies

The 10 Biggest Food Label Lies | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Learn which popular nutrition claims aren't as healthy as they sound (You are what you eat http://t.co/SPLtfHUox6 Know the top food label myths and be a smart grocery shopper.
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Interesting commentary on reading labels and what "lower fat," "low salt" often mean. Low fat usually means more processed stuff like sugar, have been added to boost the flavor.

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7 Questions to End Your Week With

7 Questions to End Your Week With | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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What a great of questions to ask yourself at the end of every week. It would be good to check this against your weekly, monthly and annual planning goals.

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Find Time To Reflect

Find Time To Reflect | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Ever since childhood I have found this moment of the year – those final weeks of August before returning to school or a job – to be my most reflective. The days tend to be longer and
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6 Diet Foods That Kill Your Diet

6 Diet Foods That Kill Your Diet | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Have your efforts at dieting sapped your energy without moving the scale at all? That can happen when you follow claims and promises made by diet food manufactu
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It's interesting how many calories are in Trail Mix. Those so called "health bars," contain lots of sugar. The Luna bar contains 20 grams of sugar, while a Crispy Creme donut contains 10 grams. I don't like the taste of those health bars, and the ingredients list is lengthy and contains words I can't pronounce, so I wonder what they are doing to my body. I'm not saying go out and eat Crispy Creme donuts, but it's interesting that what's being marketed as "healthy choices" don't appear to be that healthy. Big $ advertising at work again. Too bad there isn't as much advertising for fresh, wholesome foods.

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Michael Wiener's curator insight, August 24, 2013 3:27 PM

This is not the first time I've heard this advice. In fact, since last year I started to be conscious on what we eat(with my family). There were already 2 documentaries about health awareness, one produced by HBO and the other one was produced by BBC. Both documentaries exposed the causes of diseases, which is food...the kind of foods that supermarkets are selling. Both documentaries are very long, but it's worth spending the time during the weekend instead of watching non-sense movies. Find both documentaries here: http://sgnetics.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/the-men-who-made-us-fat-a-health-awareness-documentary/

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6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding--and appreciation--of your work your life and the world...
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Love the advice at the end, steps 1-6, especially being fully present in conversation, appreciating your food, and becoming aware of what's behind the production/distribution of items that you buy (#6).

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100% All Natural Products Can Be Chock Full Of GMOs

100% All Natural Products Can Be Chock Full Of GMOs | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
100% All Natural Products Can Be Chock Full Of GMOs

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If a food contains corn, soy, canola or sugar beets, and are sourced in the US, it has a 70-80% chance of containing genetically altered ingredients. Most processed food, many canned and frozen foods contain these ingredients.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:34 AM

I started following Vani Hari aka the Food Babe's impact on Lean Cuisine after her expose. Shortly after her post there were only 4 comments but it very quickly gained traction. If you're interested, you can view the results on Lean Cuisine's facebook page.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 27, 2013 2:27 PM

True - that's why we make sure all of our products not just natural but GMO and gluten free:  http://sugarlesse.com and http://caffex.com

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Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness

Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Learn how to say "yes" to the present moment.

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I think mindfulness is a great way to combat stress.

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Herbs and Herbal Remedies

Get the scoop on the health benefits of herbal remedies. Find out how they are commonly used, what the current research shows, and get tips on using herbs for health purposes.
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What an a great reference article for herbal remedies. Numerous links. I appreciate the research that About.com complies.

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Onions and Garlic for Longevity

Onions and Garlic for Longevity | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Promising research suggests onions and garlic can prevent certain cancers. Find out how these smelly vegetables can help you stay healthy and live longer.
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Onions and garlic are two of my favorite foods. How nice that they have such great health benefits.

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Preston W. Gaymon Jr.'s comment, September 7, 2013 4:15 AM
Eating garlic will give you longer life and far less people getting in your face:) Get this free e book, The Causes Of Over 200 Diseases: wrnsystem.com/pgaymon
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Actually It’s Happiness that Loves Company

Actually It’s Happiness that Loves Company | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

When an individual becomes happier, a friend living within a mile experiences a 25 percent increased chance of happiness. A spouse is 8 percent more likely to be happy, siblings living within one mile are 14 percent more likely, and next-door neighbors are 34 percent more likely.


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The BioSync Team's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:52 AM

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

Ashley Montagu


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Five Ways To Never Be Stressed Again - Dr. Mark Hyman

Five Ways To Never Be Stressed Again - Dr. Mark Hyman | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is. Stress is a thought. That’s it. No more, no less.
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Dr Mark Hyman is one of our teachers at the Institue for Integrative Nutrition. He write and speaks a lot about ways to reduce stress and deal with it better. I know I need to get more sleep as that really makes me feel stress. I can almost feel my heart working harder as it beats when I have had very little sleep, like last night.

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Natalie Palmer's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:24 AM

Who isn't looking for ways to never be stressed again! Dr. Hyman shares his insights in a way that's accessible for all.

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Seeking Longevity? Eat Real Food

Seeking Longevity? Eat Real Food | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
While these healthful groups of people may appear to have widely different diets, there is one common thread: Their intake of processed foods, added sugars, trans fats, and artificial ingredients is minimal, if at all existent.

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Barbara Konitzer's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:23 PM

Les principes élémentaires d'une alimentation "anti-âge" ou de "longue vie":

La base d’une alimentation saine commence par la qualité des aliments, donc un mode de production respectueux de la nature et de l’homme soit une démarche régionale, saisonnière, éthique, et durable et surtout une consommation des aliments frais, variés et le moins transformés possible. 

 

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Top 10 Reasons to Smile

Smiling not only makes us look younger and more attractive, it also brings numerous health benefits. Put on a smile on your face with these ten benefits of smiling.
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These Foods are Banned in Other Countries - Why are Americans Eating Them?

These Foods are Banned in Other Countries - Why are Americans Eating Them? | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
You may think that food is food but other countries don't feel the same way. Read this list of American foods that are banned in other countries. Avoid them.

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I knew that a number of these foods had terrible additives, but didn't realize that they are banned in other countries. Hmmmm.

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Natalie Palmer's curator insight, August 28, 2013 8:56 AM

Good to know since we need to be our own advocates when it comes to health.

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Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics...
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I have suffered from foggy brain much of my life and can definitely trace the connection in my experience between my gut's health aka digestion and my brain. When I have indigestion, I have foggy brain. When I don't, I think pretty clearly, provided I have had enough sleep. I think a good night's sleep promotes a healthy gut and a clearer thinking brain. Healthy digestion is one of the focuses of my health coach practice. It's easy to have empathy with clients when this is what you have experienced since childhood.

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Statins Might Make Your Heart Health Worse

Statins Might Make Your Heart Health Worse | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that 17 percent of patients taking statin drugs have experienced side effects, such as muscle pain and nausea.
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While Dr. Mercola may be controversial, he does have research to back up his findings around the effectiveness and side effects of taking various statins.

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Natural Remedies for Stress

Natural Remedies for Stress | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Stress can have many negative effects on our lives. Try these natural stress relief remedies that can reduce the impact of stress and improve your overall well-being.
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Some great tips to get rid of stress. I just tried the 2 acupressure points and it felt good, especially the spot in between my eyes just above my nose.

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