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We Are All Deficient In Magnesium, Why And What To Do - Live Trading News

We Are All Deficient In Magnesium, Why And What To Do - Live Trading News | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

"Just about every single person you come into contact with - especially those with a health problem, but even those with only minor complaints - are suffering in some way from this nationwide deficiency. Including you! Anything that makes you tense and tight could potentially be due to magnesium deficiency. If you cannot relax or you cannot stop, think magnesium.

 

Signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere in the United States, if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, the symptoms are so incredibly common that they constantly slip under the radar. Hardly anyone, especially doctors,noticethat the ailments we suffer from on a daily basis are actually magnesium (Mg) deficiency symptoms… and we’re all paying for it." 


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How to make the ancient grain amaranth: Recipe for breakfast amaranth with walnuts and honey

"Amaranth is the new quinoa. You heard it here first!  Both amaranth and quinoa are examples of the much-hyped "ancient grains" that are a wonderful nutritional addition to your diet.  The big difference is that quinoa has landed on the "trendy" list, while amaranth has remained in relative obscurity. I was fairly oblivious to its existence until Connor's mom suggested I do a video on it. And I'm so glad she did!

Amaranth is actually technically a seed, not a grain. It packs quite a nutritional punch: it's a complete protein, has all the amino acids, and is a great source of fiber, magnesium, and iron. It's rare that a grain/seed contains all that, so the term "super food" is well earned in this case.  Connor's mom also passed along a recipe suggestion for amaranth, and after I gave it a try I decided I needed to share it with you guys!"


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Love Potions or Homeopathy for the Heart | Alice Carr Homeopath

Love Potions or Homeopathy for the Heart | Alice Carr Homeopath | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

"When I talk to people about homeopathy, some are surprised that it can help emotional conditions, and others are surprised that it can help with physical ailments.  In fact, it can help with both, and the homeopathic system believes the physical and emotional are not just intertwined, but part of the same imbalance in the person, which must be corrected to restore wellbeing.

 

This is never more true than when considering the heart, and it is no coincidence that we think of the heart as the seat of emotions, joy, love or grief.  Often we will find that after a grief or loss, physical heart problems may occur and there are homeopathic remedies that are designed to deal with these circumstances."


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Wellness Evidence

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"Wellness Evidence is the world's first portal designed to help people explore the medical evidence that exists for spa and wellness therapies.  Discover the medical evidence for wellness approaches.  Wellness Evidence is the world's first portal designed to help people explore medical evidence for the most common wellness therapies.  With thousands of studies evaluating the benefits of approaches like acupuncture, meditation or yoga, we've made it easy to search the most relevant, authoritative sources of evidence-based medicine.

 

The goal of this free resource is to inform and empower… People seeking alternative, preventative health approaches.  Medical professionals selecting courses of treatment.  Corporate wellness professionals designing employee programs... with hard science and best practices for core wellness-related approaches and disciplines."


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Mood Food: Ingredients for Happiness

Mood Food: Ingredients for Happiness | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Feeling down? Take a look at your diet — at least that’s what many researchers are doing in order to explore the connections between food and mood. Junk foods, such as heavily processed, fried and artificial foods, demonstrate serious negative impacts on the brain and emotions, similar to ...

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, August 20, 2014 10:55 AM

FROM THE ARTICLE:  Happiness and emotional well being were “dose dependent” on the amount of vegetables and fruits people ate, suggesting that emotional well being peaks with seven servings of fruit and/or vegetables a day.


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CraveMate's curator insight, August 21, 2014 8:59 AM

#Diet plays a key role in your physical and mental #health. #behappy

Alive Juices's curator insight, August 23, 2014 2:09 PM

Really informative blog! See our best ingredients for happiness. http://bit.ly/UpuZH6


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A Kale Smoothie That Tastes Like Ice Cream

A Kale Smoothie That Tastes Like Ice Cream | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
I'm a blendaholic. And when it comes to passing my addiction on to others, I'm also an enabler. But fear not. This habit is healthy and comes with a load of positive side effects.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, April 13, 2014 1:11 PM

A Smoothie a day keeps Big Pharma away.
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The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet - Healthy Holistic Living

The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet - Healthy Holistic Living | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day. In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely....

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, May 13, 2014 10:12 PM

Eat smart - Be smart!!!


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More nutritious resources can be found on Super Foods

askdrmaxwell's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:27 PM

Are you including these foods in your diet? 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:39 PM

I was glad to see blueberries on this list, one of my favorite foods. 

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 17, 2013 8:18 PM

Learn how food scientists and manufacturers have created food addictions by design and read tips to counter the cravings including the "outer ring strategy" and "5 ingredient rule".


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:48 PM

Read how the food companies trick you into craving junk food by making certain foods more addictive and tasty than others.

 

Steven Witherly, a food scientist has spent the last 20 years studying the why of addictive junk food. Read the entire article to get links to his excellent report, "Why Humans Like Junk Food".

 

Witherly says there are 2 factors that make eating pleasurable: one is the sensation of eating the food. This includes tastes, smell, and mouthfeel - which is very important. Food companies spend millions of dollars to discover the satisfying level of crunch in a potato chip or the perfect amount of fizzle in a soda. These factors all combine to create the food your brain craves.

 

The second factor is the actual macronutrient makeup of the food - blend of proteins, carbs, and fats it contains. And in the case of junk food, the manufacturers are looking for the perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain, and gets you coming back for more.

 

So what can you do about this craving because as you probably know by now, junk food is unhealthy and causes a myriad of chronic diseases, weight gain, obesity, and even death in certain individuals. 

 

As you begin eating less and less processed foods, you begin to go through a transition period known as "gene reprogramming".

 

Best strategy is to avoid buying these products. If you can't do that then try to reduce the amount you buy/eat by using his strategies.

 

"Outer ring" and "5 ingredient rule". 

Shop on the outer ring of the grocery store where the produce section is located and the eggs, meats, fish etc. Remember you're really wanting real whole food, food that you're body recognizes, and food that serves your body.

 

.If the product has more than 5 ingredients, then put it back on the shelf. It most likely is trying to trick you into buying.

 

Eat a variety of foods and eat Rainbow Foods. These are the foods that contain the antioxidants, the phytonutrients, the minerals, and vitamins that your body craves.

 

Instead of eating a chip with a dip of unknown ingredients. try eating carrots, celery, red, orange peppers with hummus or nut butters. You'll still get the crunch and your body will thank you by keeping you healthy. Just remember to chew slowly and you'll get a great mouthfeel. Plus your digestive system will be happy.

 

And there are better alternatives to handling stress than eating junk foods which really do not comfort you in the long run. Listen to music you like, get up and dance with your special ones, breathe deeply and let out a pleasurable sound, try yoga, meditation, take a nature walk, sing in the shower, laugh for no reason - a great stress reducer, help someone else and you'll forget your problems.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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7 Nutrient Deficiencies That Can Make You Sick

7 Nutrient Deficiencies That Can Make You Sick | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

Tired? Depressed? Always under the weather? You might not be getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals.

 

Today’s average restaurant meal is more than four times larger than in the 1950s, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults are, on average, 26 pounds heavier. Despite the embarrassing abundance of food, many Americans still unknowingly suffer from nutrient deficiencies. Whether from vapid calories (hello, junk food), chemical-induced deficiencies, a lack of a variety, or any number of other factors, some of us just aren’t getting what we need. 

 

The CDC’s Second Nutrition Report, an assessment of diet and nutrition in the U.S. population, concludes that there are a number of specific nutrients lacking in the American diet. Not only can nutrient deficiencies have long-lasting health effects, they can make you feel rotten. Here are some of the more common vitamins and minerals lacking in our diets, deficiencies that can cause an array of symptoms, from poor memory and bleeding gums to impaired work productivity and depression.


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Know your egg terminology before heading to the store - Washington Post

Know your egg terminology before heading to the store - Washington Post | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

' "Take this list to the grocery store."

Eggs have long been a symbol of new beginnings. Now they are celebrating a new chapter of their own, with the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recommendation to lift the long-held limit on dietary cholesterol. It turns out that for the vast majority of people the cholesterol we eat doesn’t significantly raise our blood cholesterol; rather, saturated fat does. So foods that are relatively low in saturated fat but high in cholesterol, primarily shellfish and eggs, have been freed from the yoke of restriction (pardon the pun, I couldn’t help myself)." '


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9 Kiwi Fruit Benefits - Reducing Cancer Risk, Promoting Vision ("a small fruit with a lot of punch")

9 Kiwi Fruit Benefits - Reducing Cancer Risk, Promoting Vision ("a small fruit with a lot of punch") | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

 

"Attention kiwi lovers. As delectable as the kiwi fruit is, did you know that this fruit also offers numerous health benefits? It’s not surprising, as nature offers countless natural foods that have been used as medicine throughout history. Also known as the Chinese gooseberry, and once the “sunny peach”, kiwifruit has been declared by some to be one of the world’s most nutritionally perfect foods. It’s time to experience all of the kiwi fruit benefits that the fruit has to offer.

 

Kiwifruit is known for it’s high vitamin C content – containing more of the vitamin than even an orange.  Kiwi is also a great ‘prebiotic’ food. Prebiotic nutrients help to feed the probiotic bacteria in your gut (these bacteria are essential for optimal health). This helps keep digestive health in check while also helping to prevent a number of health issues."

 


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, March 13, 2015 9:46 AM

The Kiwi Fruit is Great for:

- Strengthening the immune system and preventing colds or sickness.

- Protecting against respiratory problems, including asthma, coughing, and wheezing

- Promoting healthy skin

- Supporting the digestive system

- Promoting a healthy pregnancy

- Boosting heart and cardiocascular health

- Promoting vision and maintaining eye health

- Preventing anemia

- Protecting against DNA damage and oxidative stress.

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Beyond multivitamins: Vitamin D supplementation - Communities Digital News

Beyond multivitamins: Vitamin D supplementation - Communities Digital News | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

"Vitamin D is produced in the body primarily through exposure to sunlight. For Americans who live in the northern portion of the U.S., getting the right amount of sunlight can be challenging!  Vitamin D is necessary for the human body to metabolize important minerals such as phosphorous and calcium. Moreover, it plays a critical role in ensuring strong bones, healthy skin, proper cellular function and a strong immune system...

 

The Mayo Clinic suggests some symptoms which are indicative of a vitamin D deficiency:

-- Fatigue

-- Muscular aches

-- Personality changes

-- Head sweating

-- Weight loss

-- Gastrointestinal difficulties

-- Mental confusion or forgetfulness"


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22 Simple Ways To Start Eating Healthier This Year

22 Simple Ways To Start Eating Healthier This Year | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

 

"More veggies. Less junk. You can do it!"

 

You’re more likely to stay on the Good Nutrition Train long term if you learn how to make healthier versions of foods you really enjoy eating, instead of ditching them entirely for virtuous (but sad) alternatives.


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22 Benefits and Uses Of Green Tea That You Should Definitely Know

22 Benefits and Uses Of Green Tea That You Should Definitely Know | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Green tea has been known to be a healthier substitute to normal beverages like coffee and other types of tea owing to its lower caffeine content

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5 Probiotic Foods You Should Be Eating

5 Probiotic Foods You Should Be Eating | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
We and the bacteria are symbiotes, which means we need each other to survive. The microbes coating our skin

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:19 PM

Did you know that 70-80%  of your immune system resides in your gut, your G.I. Tract. Humans wouldn't be alive without the good bacteria that resides in our body. We have a symbiotic relationship.

 

Probiotic foods which are known as fermented foods (they are cultured a certain way) and probiotic supplements are needed to assist the good bacteria to do their work in your body. 

 

Here's 5 probiotic foods that you may want to try. Your bacteria will thank you for it. 

 

Just know that most commercial bought yogurts are loaded with sugar which negates any benefits. You can easily make your own nut yogurts or dairy yogurts. Recipes abound on the internet. Kefir is another fermented food, not mentioned in the article. There are water-kefirs and dairy kefirs.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @http://www.facebook.com/wiisdomfromthewell

Marty Roddy's curator insight, June 22, 2014 9:53 PM

fermenting is not just for beer and cheese...

 

love Miso, kraut, yogurt

Barbara Konitzer's curator insight, June 24, 2014 4:01 PM
Integrieren Sie fermentierte Lebensmittel in Ihren Speiseplan!

Fermentiere Lebensmittel haben eine jahrtausendalte Tradition und galten schon immer als gesund. Sie sind gut verdaulich und steigern die Bioverfügbarkeit von Nahrungsmittelbestandteilen. Sie halten sich länger und entwickeln ihren ureigenen Geschmack. Sauerkraut, Sauerteig, Joghurt, gereifter Käse, Wein, Bier, die Würzpaste Miso, Tempeh, Essig, Tee -  überall sind Bakterien aktiv!

In Bioläden und Hofläden finden Sie auch Milchprodukte, die aus Vorzugsmilch hergestellt wurden.  Je natürlicher desto besser!
.....

http://www.web-ernaehrung.de/blog/31-bioaktiv-essen/53-gesunder-darm-die-darmflora-gesund-erhalten

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6 Unexpected Ways Writing Can Transform Your Health

6 Unexpected Ways Writing Can Transform Your Health | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
When is the last time you wrote something? Really wrote something, putting pen to paper, and not just typing away an email or report on a computer or smartphone.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:11 PM

Benefits to writing your way to better health!


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:21 AM

I notice writing what I am grateful for is most healing, and the list gets longer over time, as you start seeing more to be grateful about.

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:11 AM

I used to research this. It works really well for some people who want to express their emotions.

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

Via The BioSync Team, Sandi Cornez
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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 17, 2013 8:18 PM

Learn how food scientists and manufacturers have created food addictions by design and read tips to counter the cravings including the "outer ring strategy" and "5 ingredient rule".


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:48 PM

Read how the food companies trick you into craving junk food by making certain foods more addictive and tasty than others.

 

Steven Witherly, a food scientist has spent the last 20 years studying the why of addictive junk food. Read the entire article to get links to his excellent report, "Why Humans Like Junk Food".

 

Witherly says there are 2 factors that make eating pleasurable: one is the sensation of eating the food. This includes tastes, smell, and mouthfeel - which is very important. Food companies spend millions of dollars to discover the satisfying level of crunch in a potato chip or the perfect amount of fizzle in a soda. These factors all combine to create the food your brain craves.

 

The second factor is the actual macronutrient makeup of the food - blend of proteins, carbs, and fats it contains. And in the case of junk food, the manufacturers are looking for the perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain, and gets you coming back for more.

 

So what can you do about this craving because as you probably know by now, junk food is unhealthy and causes a myriad of chronic diseases, weight gain, obesity, and even death in certain individuals. 

 

As you begin eating less and less processed foods, you begin to go through a transition period known as "gene reprogramming".

 

Best strategy is to avoid buying these products. If you can't do that then try to reduce the amount you buy/eat by using his strategies.

 

"Outer ring" and "5 ingredient rule". 

Shop on the outer ring of the grocery store where the produce section is located and the eggs, meats, fish etc. Remember you're really wanting real whole food, food that you're body recognizes, and food that serves your body.

 

.If the product has more than 5 ingredients, then put it back on the shelf. It most likely is trying to trick you into buying.

 

Eat a variety of foods and eat Rainbow Foods. These are the foods that contain the antioxidants, the phytonutrients, the minerals, and vitamins that your body craves.

 

Instead of eating a chip with a dip of unknown ingredients. try eating carrots, celery, red, orange peppers with hummus or nut butters. You'll still get the crunch and your body will thank you by keeping you healthy. Just remember to chew slowly and you'll get a great mouthfeel. Plus your digestive system will be happy.

 

And there are better alternatives to handling stress than eating junk foods which really do not comfort you in the long run. Listen to music you like, get up and dance with your special ones, breathe deeply and let out a pleasurable sound, try yoga, meditation, take a nature walk, sing in the shower, laugh for no reason - a great stress reducer, help someone else and you'll forget your problems.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell