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Understanding the Relationship Between Your Diet and Inflammation 

Understanding the Relationship Between Your Diet and Inflammation  | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it

"Learn more about the relationship between diet and inflammation. What you eat can help keep your body to ward off chronic diseases."

With autoimmune diseases on the rise and the connection between inflammation and leading causes of death becoming clear in recent years, more attention has been focused on inflammation in the body and how it can be controlled. While the occurrence of chronic inflammation and related diseases are somewhat mysterious and can be quite serious, the good news is that some of the most powerful tools for managing it are completely in your control.


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11 Tips For How to Reduce Sugar Intake (from Beginner to Advanced)

11 Tips For How to Reduce Sugar Intake (from Beginner to Advanced) | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
Wondering how to reduce sugar intake? Whether you decide to make a small or big change, we've rounded up our best 11 tips to get you there.
WE WON’T SUGARCOAT it. Sugar is one of the most addictive substances out there – as addictive (if not more so) than drugs such as cocaine and morphine. In fact, our brain reacts quite similarly when we consume it, which can wreck havoc on our overall health, not just our waistlines. It’s no wonder the world has a growing health epidemic on its hands; as a nation, we are heavier than we have ever been, and we are being diagnosed with chronic illnesses such as Type II Diabetes, heart disease and mood disorders earlier and earlier in our lives. From excess fat, increased cravings for sugar and carbohydrates, high blood sugar and high blood pressure, and diabetes, to mood disorders, brain fog and energy issues, sugar could be at the root of our problem.

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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, April 17, 2:40 PM

Want to learn to live without sugar?

 

There is an easy-to-follow, three week program which will help you break your addiction to sugar, and carbs, and help stop sugar cravings naturally. The 21 Day Sugar Detox program ncludes informative guides as well as 20 pages of recipes which can help you break your addiction to sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and other sweeteners and sweetening agents.

 

The information in the 21 Day Sugar Detox wil be a great addition for low-carb, primal or paleo diets...all of which try to get you off sugar and other sweeteners.

 

Read a review of the 21 Day Sugar Detox at http://nodiet4me.com/review/sugar_detox.html

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How Gut Bacteria Affects Basically Every Aspect of Your Health

How Gut Bacteria Affects Basically Every Aspect of Your Health | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it

How Gut Bacteria Affects Basically Every Aspect of Your Health

"The probiotics hiding in your yogurt and most fermented foods don't only help with digestion"

One of the most exciting and revolutionary topics in health right now is also one of the least sexy: We’re talking about the bacteria that live in our digestive tracts—what science types often call the gut microbiome. Our bodies play host to trillions of these critters, and they make up a mini-ecosystem that helps us break down the food we eat and absorb its nutrients. At least, that’s all we thought the microbiome did.

Recent research has shown, however, that our belly bacteria have an incredible impact on everything from fat loss to inflammation levels and perhaps even our susceptibility to depression and anxiety

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Eric Larson's curator insight, December 23, 2015 5:51 PM

Interesting challenges.

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U.S. Education Department bars states from offering alternative tests to most students with disabilities | Valerie Strauss | WashPost.com

U.S. Education Department bars states from offering alternative tests to most students with disabilities | Valerie Strauss | WashPost.com | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it

A new rule issued by the U.S. Education Department requires all states to stop offering alternative standards and aligned standardized tests to nearly all students with disabilities after the 2015-16 school year.As published in the Federal Rule, the rule is called “Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities,” and it requires states to give the same assessments to students without disabilities as to the vast majority of those with disabilities under the premise that nearly all students can “make academic progress when provided with challenging instruction and appropriate supports.”Effective Sept. 21, 2015, the official rule summary says:

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Is Praise Undermining Student Motivation?

Is Praise Undermining Student Motivation? | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
“The failure of praiseResearch has found that praise can actually undermine performance and self-esteem in many contexts. One study found that praise for intelligence leads to the belief by the recipient that their intelligence is fixed, and thus not something that they can influence through action or effort (Dweck, 2007). This is critical because intelligence is in fact malleable, and improved by taking risks. Students grow when they try something difficult that might lead to failure. Because failure is one of the most important tools for learning, growth requires a mindset that embraces challenge and the potential for failure.”
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 10, 2015 7:28 PM

"Positive and negative feedback are tied to objective standards of excellence, and give the message that the goal of education is to reach standards of excellence, not gain teacher approval." And there you have it.

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http://www.aft.org/periodical/american-educator/winter-2005-2006/ask-cognitive-scientist. Check out this article on praise. I found it to be very interesting and the parameters for praise given here are some good practices to follow when giving praise. It can be done with without undermining student motivation. Don't let "titles" get in the way...call it praise or feedback...we all need and instinctively give one form or the other. Both articles are a great read!
Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 16, 2015 2:26 AM

Praise is an incentive. Every one likes to be praised for work well done.

It enhances performance.

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Psychological Stress and Social Media Use

Psychological Stress and Social Media Use | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
“ It makes sense to wonder if the use of digital technology creates stress. There is more information flowing into people’s lives now than ever — much of it distressing and challenging. There are more possibilities for interruptions and distractions. It is easier now to track what friends, frenemies, and foes are doing and to monitor raises and falls in status on a near-constant basis. There is more social pressure to disclose personal information. These technologies are said to takeover people’s lives, creating time and social pressures that put people at risk for the negative physical and psychological health effects that can result from stress.”
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Neuroscience: How to Become Immune to Stress

Neuroscience: How to Become Immune to Stress | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences stress at work. According to a recent article in the New York Times, exercising causes your muscles to release a set of chemicals that block other chemicals the body releases in response to frequent stress. In other words, constant stress brings you down, but consistent exercise lifts you up.
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Link made between cyberbullying and teen suicides often overshadows mental health issues: experts

Link made between cyberbullying and teen suicides often overshadows mental health issues: experts | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
“ As the issue of cyberbullying increasingly receives more and more attention, experts warn that linking cyberbullying and teen suicide oversimplifies the issue, as more complex sets of mental health issues are usually at play in many cases.”
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Susan Gingras Fitzell's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:23 AM

Do you feel these words ring true? "When journalists ... imply that teenage suicides are directly caused by bullying, we reinforce a false narrative that has no scientific support," she wrote. "In doing so, we miss opportunities to educate the public about the things we could be doing to reduce both bullying and suicide."

 People like to be able to define an issue in simple terms, blaming one thing, hoping for the golden nugget - the answer - the simple solution. How do we address bullying, suicide and mental illness and  maintain focus when the issue is deeply complex and there are no simple answers?
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Do you feel these words ring true? "When journalists ... imply that teenage suicides are directly caused by bullying, we reinforce a false narrative that has no scientific support," she wrote. "In doing so, we miss opportunities to educate the public about the things we could be doing to reduce both bullying and suicide."

 People like to be able to define an issue in simple terms, blaming one thing, hoping for the golden nugget - the answer - the simple solution. How do we address bullying, suicide and mental illness and  maintain focus when the issue is deeply complex and there are no simple answers?

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10 Ways to Build a Healthier Relationship with Your Teen

10 Ways to Build a Healthier Relationship with Your Teen | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
We have all been there. Adolescence is quite the journey for every individual – a journey of discovery, maturity, and lessons. While maintaining a good relationship with your child is encouraged throughout their life, it is important that that relationship is strong and healthy through their crucial teen years. Here are 10 ways to build a healthier relationship with your teen.
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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 17, 2014 8:37 AM

I have heard people say that children are God's way of punishing us for having sex!

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Diet linked to teen mental health issues (Aus)

Diet linked to teen mental health issues (Aus) | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
Adolescents who eat healthy diets packed with fruit and vegetables have lower rates of mental health problems, a study shows.
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Health Tip: Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep - MedicineNet

Health Tip: Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep - MedicineNet | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
“ Teens need plenty of sleep, about nine hours per night. That can be tough to achieve, but parents can help instill healthy sleep habits.”
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Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning | EdWeek.org

Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning | EdWeek.org | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
When children spend more time in structured activities, they get worse at working toward goals, making decisions, and regulating their behavior, according to a new study.Instead, kids might learn more when they have the responsibility to decide for themselves what they're going to do with their time. Psychologists at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver studied the schedules of 70 six-year olds, and they found that the kids who spent more time in less-structured activities had more highly-developed self-directed executive function.Self-directed executive function develops mostly during childhood, the researchers write, and it includes any mental processes that help us work toward achieving goals—like planning, decision making, manipulating information, switching between tasks, and inhibiting unwanted thoughts and feelings. It is an early indicator of school readiness and academic performance, according to previous research cited in the study, and it even predicts success into adulthood. Children with higher executive function will be healthier, wealthier, and more socially stable throughout their lives.The researchers asked parents to record the activities of their six-year-olds for a week, and then they measured how much time each child spent in structured and less-structured activities. The researchers define structured activities as anything organized and supervised by adults—like music lessons or community service. For an activity to be less-structured, the child must be in charge of deciding what to do and figuring out how to do it. All forms of free play counted as less-structured activities.Click headline to read more--
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Roimata Baker's curator insight, July 13, 2014 5:40 PM

He tuhinga anō e tautoko ana i ngā hua pai o te tākaro.

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SAMSHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

SAMSHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it

"NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 200 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. We connect members of the public to intervention developers so they can learn how to implement these approaches in their communities. NREPP is not an exhaustive list of interventions, and inclusion in the registry does not constitute an endorsement."

 

http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/


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Why Late Nights Lead to Crankier, More Emotional Teens

Why Late Nights Lead to Crankier, More Emotional Teens | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
“Findings provide new evidence pushing back school start times, to let adolescents sleep and wake up when it's more natural, researchers say. It's going to bed”
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5 Common Myths About Auditory Processing Disorder

5 Common Myths About Auditory Processing Disorder | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
“ Myths about auditory processing disorder persist, despite advances in APD research. Here are five common misconceptions and the truth about each.”
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At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for ADHD

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for ADHD | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
“What types of accommodations can help students with ADD and ADHD? Here are some classroom accommodations to talk over with your child's school.”
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Heather Harriso's curator insight, October 25, 2015 8:51 AM

Not necessarily an article but this is very helpful snapshot on how to reach all students in the classroom.  Tools to help students learn to use for a more successful day of education. 

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How Too Much Electronic Screen Time Is Making Kids ‘Moody, Crazy and Lazy’ | Roisin Davis | Truthdig.com

How Too Much Electronic Screen Time Is Making Kids ‘Moody, Crazy and Lazy’ | Roisin Davis | Truthdig.com | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it

Excessive use of electronic devices by children can have alarming effects that may lead them to become “moody, crazy and lazy,” according to a child psychiatrist.Writing in Psychology Today, Dr. Victoria L. Dunckley argues for an “electronic fast” and offers a look at six physiological mechanisms to explain electronics’ tendency to produce mood disturbance:

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A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom - The Atlantic

A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom - The Atlantic | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
“ Stress about a meeting that is still a week away, handwringing before talking to the cashier in the grocery line, worrying about seeing an acquaintance on the street—for people with social anxiety disorder, even the simplest task can prove challenging. The symptoms of social anxiety often set in around adolescence, when people place a new emphasis on social interactions and their place in their peer groups. But some academics fear that greater access to technology could exacerbate social anxiety among teens, particularly as smartphones, tablets, and computers become omnipresent in and out of the classroom. And even though teachers are increasingly exploiting the devices as learning tools, they also play an integral role in stemming the tide of social anxiety.”
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Patricia Alvarez's curator insight, January 17, 2015 8:54 AM

“Was it the use of technology that has created a heightened sense of anxiety about talking to someone face to face, or did it start with social anxiety that led to increased use of social media?”  <--- The most poignant statement in this article. What do you think?

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Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
"When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled." In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body , and through precise calculations, debunk some common misconceptions. Fat doesn't simply "turn into" energy or heat, and it doesn't break into smaller parts and get excreted, the researchers say. In reality, the body stores the excess protein or carbs in a person's diet in form of fat, specifically, as triglyceride molecules, which consist of just three kinds of atoms: carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. For people to lose weight, their triglycerides must break up into building blocks, which happens in a process known as oxidation.
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YouParent | 3 Tips for Holding Healthy Disagreements with Your Teen

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“ #3 #Tips for Holding #Healthy #Disagreements w/Your #Teen http://t.co/abtxN9SK5D #parenting #communication #teenagers #behavior #fairfights”
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Teen Mental Health: How to Raise Kids Who Can Cope

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“ Stress may contribute to problems like depression, which affects 2 million adolescents each year.”
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» 5 Signs Your Teen Needs Mental Health Treatment - World of Psychology

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“ Teens go through emotional ups and downs all the time. Hormones are changing, life can seem overwhelming, and without much life experience, a young adult can”
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BPA, phthalates linked to teen health woes in study - CBS News

BPA, phthalates linked to teen health woes in study - CBS News | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
“ LiveScience.com BPA, phthalates linked to teen health woes in study CBS News In healthy people, insulin breaks down blood glucose after a meal to keep their blood sugar in a normal range.”
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Kat Carroll's curator insight, August 19, 2013 11:51 PM

"Dividing the subjects based on their urinary concentrations of BPA, the researchers found obesity odds increased with higher levels of the chemical.

BPA is widely found in consumer packaging, and is used to line aluminum cans to protect them from corrosion. The chemical is also found plastics such as bottles, tableware and food storage containers, but has been banned by the Food and Drug Administration from baby bottles and sippy cups as of July 2012 due to concerns the chemical could interfere with children's development."

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Intermittent Fasting: How to Enhance Your Body’s Ability to Burn Fat:

Intermittent Fasting: How to Enhance Your Body’s Ability to Burn Fat: | It's only teenage wasteland | Scoop.it
"Intermittent fasting is a powerful approach to eating that is becoming very popular because it can help you lose weight without feeling hunger, and help reduce your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. If done correctly, intermittent fasting can also lead to better sleep and lots of energy." So far, research overwhelmingly supports this notion that ditching the “three square meals a day” approach in favor of intermittent fasting may do wonders for your health. This type of scheduled eating was practiced by our ancestors, since they did not have the frequent access to food that we have now. Intermittent Fasting Infographic.
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The Partnership at Drugfree.org has developed a teen-oriented substance abuse prevention education presentation to teach teens (15-19 years old) about the re...
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