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Addicted to ... Food?

Addicted to ... Food? | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it

A study of 12 men found that glycemic load—distinct from calories or sweetness—can alter brain function and promote overeating. Is there such a thing as food addiction? A study using brain imaging suggests that high-glycemic foods may trigger the same brain mechanism as substance abuse.


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Addiction and dopamine.  "these foods contain chemical compounds that stimulate the brain's secretion of opiate-like, "feel-good" chemicals like dopamine, which drive our cravings for them....."

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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:53 PM

The benefit of the diets which reduce sugar and carbohydrates such as Glycemic Index, Atkins, South Beach, Belly Fat Cure are in part due to the reduced sugar effect on the brain.

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This study narrows the difference to one variable only—the glycemic load—and indicates that this factor, distinct from calories or sweetness, can alter brain function and promote overeating. “These findings suggest that limiting high-glycemic index carbohydrates like white bread and potatoes could help obese individuals reduce cravings and control the urge to overeat,

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Oxytocin, 'love hormone,' promotes group lying, according to researchers

Oxytocin, 'love hormone,' promotes group lying, according to researchers | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
Oxytocin is a peptide of nine amino acids produced in the brain's hypothalamus, functioning as both a hormone and neurotransmitter. Research has shown that in addition to its bonding effect in couples and between mothers and babies, it also stimulates one's social approach. "Our results suggest people are willing to bend ethical rules to help the people close to us, like our team or family," says the lead researcher. "This raises an interesting, although perhaps more philosophical, question: Are all lies immoral?"
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Lose the paunch, halt the hair loss?

Lose the paunch, halt the hair loss? | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
A new discovery showing how hair growth activated fat tissue growth in the skin below the hair follicle could lead to the development of a cream to dissolve fat. The world first research confirmed that changes in the hair growth cycle led to fluctuations in the thickness of the underlying fat layer of the skin -- essentially meaning that the skin can regulate fat production.
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95 Great Health and Wellness Experts to Follow on Twitter - eKneewalker

95 Great Health and Wellness Experts to Follow on Twitter - eKneewalker | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
The Internet is so full of health advice it's hard to know where to start. Here's our 95 health and wellness experts we think you should follow on Twitter.
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CDC VitalSigns - Alcohol Screening and Counseling infographics

CDC VitalSigns - Alcohol Screening and Counseling infographics | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
At least 38 million adults drink too much and
most are not alcoholics. Drinking too much
includes binge drinking, high weekly use, and any
alcohol use by pregnant women or those under
age 21.
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Fitness tips to help New Year's resolutions materialize - Jacksonville Daily News

Fitness tips to help New Year's resolutions materialize - Jacksonville Daily News | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
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The ultimate blueprint to success in fitness, he said, is variety.
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Best Chest Workout Routine | Being Healthy Tips

Best Chest Workout Routine | Being Healthy Tips | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
We’d all like that magic bullet in our weightlifting program, that best chest workout routine, that best bicep workout, that get ripped quick cure.
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14 Wellness Trends To Watch In 2014

14 Wellness Trends To Watch In 2014 | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it

"What an incredible year for wellness! We learned that everything we thought we knew about immunity and digestion was wrong—and that we’re only beginning to understand the billions of microbes that rule our life. We saw green juice go mainstream when it hit the shelves of Starbucks. Yogis blew up on Instagram. Everyone and her brother gave up gluten. Suffice to say, 2013 was a big year for wellness and we expect 2014 to be even bigger. Here are 14 trends to watch:"


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14 Wellness Trends to Watch In 2014, an interesting glimpse at where wellness is heading this year and beyond. My faves are No# 2; 4; 5; 8; 10, 12 & definitely No#14 [I do realise that if I "digital detox" to often I wont have a clue what's going on in my or the wider world...]

 

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http://calliesquietroom.yolasite.com https://www.facebook.com/CalliesQuietRoom https://www.facebook.com/CalliesQRPractice

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#Healthy #Recipe / Naked Turkey Burgers with Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms

#Healthy #Recipe / Naked Turkey Burgers with Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it

INGREDIENTS: 

1/2 lb extra lean ground turkey burger, thawed (you can also buy the pre-made, but still uncooked, turkey burger patties from the store)
1/2 tsp Season All
dash salt and pepper
1 tomato, sliced
3 cups fresh spinach
1 1/2 cups fresh, raw mushroom slices
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbs olive oil


DIRECTIONS:http://sweettreatsmore.com/2011/04/naked-turkey-burgers-with-sauteed/


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Connie Glutyk's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:36 PM

Perfect for those who want to lose weight or just watching their weight and those with gluten allergies.

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, December 24, 2013 10:08 AM

Sounds delicious and seems like it would be good for you.

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How to Lose Belly Fat the Scientific Way | COACH CALORIE

How to Lose Belly Fat the Scientific Way | COACH CALORIE | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
Do you want to lose belly fat? Forget about the gimmicks. Here are 12 scientifically proven ways to lose weight and specifically lose stomach fat.
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Danielle's 140-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Danielle, 27, appeared on The Doctors last November and shared her experience undergoing robotic gastric bypass surgery. The Doctors then set her up with a nutritionist and a personal trainer to help her on her journey to a healthier life.
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Coexist with Monsanto or destroy it? Follow the organic money.

Coexist with Monsanto or destroy it? Follow the organic money. | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it

Let’s stop screwing around and go to the heart of the matter. Whether the public campaign against Monsanto takes the form of GMO-labeling or putting millions of people in the street protesting against an evil corporation…

 

Depends on who has the money and what they’re willing to use it for.

 

I’m talking about the billion-dollar natural health industry.

 

If companies like Whole Foods, Stonyfield, Dr. Bronner’s, Lundberg, and the big-time nutritional-supplement outfits want to bankroll a popular and very visible uprising against Monsanto, they have the dollars to do it...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:38 PM

We can be endlessly busy just "defending" ourselves against the abuses by the corporations, Monsanto is just an example, but it isn't much fun.


So why not push for reform ...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, October 16, 2013 4:46 AM

BASICALLY, THERE CAN'T BE COEXISTENCE. NOT WITH EVIL CORPORATIONS LIKE MONSANTO, DUPONT, DOW CHAMICALS, SYNGENTA, BAYER, BASF, WHO NOW CONTROL 100% OF GM SEEDS, 60% OF GLOBAL COMMERCIAL SEEDS MARKET, AND 76% OF GLOBAL AGROCHEMICALS MARKET. AS AN EXPERT IN INDUSTRY STUDIES I CAN SAY THAT THIS SORT OF CONCENTRATION OF MARKET POWER IS UNPRECEDENTED AND NEEDS TO BE COMPLETELY DISMANTLED.

Iria Echevarria Fernandez's curator insight, November 16, 2013 12:42 PM

Hoy en día esta abierto el debate acerca de los organimos modificados genéticamente, sin embargo como se plantea en este artículo, es posible que algunas compañías no esgriman argumentos en contra por miedo a ser perjudicadas por la gran empresa de Monsanto.

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Fitness Tech and Quantified Health: A New Era

Fitness Tech and Quantified Health: A New Era | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it

A recent study found that “exercisers who use tech to support workouts consider themselves to be more successful at achieving their weight and fitness goals.”  This should not come as a surprise given the advent of numerous productivity apps for business, organizing and other tasks.  Personally, I have transformed my physical fitness and bodily health with help from my Nike heart rate monitor and additional apps on my iPhone. It is only a matter of time before fitness apps and health technology become as commonplace as checking email and social media updates for staying connected.


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Are You Toxic? Maybe? Join The Detox Summit.

Are You Toxic? Maybe? Join The Detox Summit. | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
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SUBJECT: Are you surviving or thriving in today’s toxic world?

Environmental toxins can be found in what you eat, drink, breathe, feel and think. You may not be aware of toxins, but if you want to be healthy, being
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Oxytocin, 'love hormone,' promotes group lying, according to researchers

Oxytocin, 'love hormone,' promotes group lying, according to researchers | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
Oxytocin is a peptide of nine amino acids produced in the brain's hypothalamus, functioning as both a hormone and neurotransmitter. Research has shown that in addition to its bonding effect in couples and between mothers and babies, it also stimulates one's social approach. "Our results suggest people are willing to bend ethical rules to help the people close to us, like our team or family," says the lead researcher. "This raises an interesting, although perhaps more philosophical, question: Are all lies immoral?"
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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Hemp

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Hemp has always had trouble stepping out of the shadow of its dirty cousin marijuana. While it is closely related to whacky tobaccy, hemp has microscopic
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Smartphone App Uses Selfies to Check Your Cholesterol Level

Smartphone App Uses Selfies to Check Your Cholesterol Level | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it

A team of engineers has designed a smartphone accessory and app that allows users to monitor their own blood cholesterol levels. Think of it as a sort of cholesterol selfie — or maybe a healthie?

As researchers from Cornell University explain in a paper in the journal Lab on a Chip, all you need — aside from their attachment and a smartphone — is a reagent test strip and a willingness to draw your own blood. Cholesterol tests tend to rely on reagent strips that turn different colors, depending on the cholesterol levels of the blood placed on them. The researchers’ achievement was to design an attachment to be placed over the smartphone flash and camera that can illuminate and capture the color of the strip, rendering unnecessary specialized equipment or an in-person health professional. The lab is working on a smartphone app that can determine vitamin D levels, too.

The technology is relatively straightforward, and the research group is one of many developing smartphone tools such as these. Already, apps can turn smartphones into heart-rate monitors,sleep monitors or ultrasound machines, to name just a few. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, half of the more than 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users worldwide will have downloaded mobile health applications by 2018.



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Top health industry issues of 2014

Implications of integrating technology:


Under increasing pressure to keep costs down, providers should promote technologies that help manage patients’ health outside of costly care settings.


Shouldering more of their medical costs, health-conscious consumers may be more willing to pay for mobile and other technologies to help manage their health.


Drug and device companies must understand consumer behavior and satisfaction in the social media era.


Reimbursing non-traditional, mobile-enabled therapies may allow insurers to reduce medical costs.


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GMO Food Producers Have Kept Pace With Whole Foods and Its Peers - Motley Fool

GMO Food Producers Have Kept Pace With Whole Foods and Its Peers
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Where food comes from has become an increasingly heated and controversial topic for many American consumers.
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How medical augmented reality will seamlessly save your life

How medical augmented reality will seamlessly save your life | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it

You walk in to the doctor’s office – nervous – thinking of the last time you received the injection of your monthly medication, remembering how painful and aggravating it was when the nurse couldn’t find your vein and poked you five different times to insert the IV.


This time, however, something is different. When the nurse shows up he is wearing a special pair of glasses, something you wouldn’t expect to see during such a standard procedure. The device uses advanced technology and shows the nurse a perfect highlighted image of your veins so he can insert the IV in one painless attempt.


Sounds like science fiction right? Wrong. This is a real device and is just one early example of how Augmented Reality (AR) technology is changing the healthcare landscape.


Research shows that up to 40 percent of IV sessions require multiple attempts to locate and access the vein. Augmented reality comes to the rescue in a standard procedure that still causes so much discomfort and dissatisfaction.


Typically, when people think of AR, they imagine glasses and screens that present new layers of content on top of real world images. This traditional model will still play a significant role in the future. However, there’s another aspect to AR that will be important, specifically in the healthcare industry and that is the ability to instantly display relevant information to people who need it most.


Imagine a doctor who is able to view a patient’s medical history displayed over the latest medical scan, and even over the patient himself. We are already beginning to see wearable medical devices that provide critical health information during relevant points of the day.


In the near future, the next time you want to bite into your hamburger, you might get a friendly reminder that your cholesterol level won’t like it.

Overcoming roadblocks with the help of the crowd

We are still facing significant barriers before we will be able to see AR’s full potential in action. Some of these barriers are practical, such as problems with Wi-Fi connectivity and battery life. Several of the barriers are conceptual, but we do see a huge shift in people’s mindsets.

Wearables will play a major role in this. For example, there have been several crowd-sourced campaigns to develop wearables that could sense your heart rate and blood oxygen levels and send you real-time notifications. In another case, there was an abdominal surgery that took place on one side of a city, and in parallel was live-streamed via glasses to a medical school class.

The right information to save lives

Medicine is one of the industries that provides tangible real-world benefits to help people live better lives, and AR can help immensely. When you’re dealing with life and death decisions, immediate access to necessary and relevant information is of the utmost importance.


This is where AR has the most potential to disrupt the industry – putting the information doctors and healthcare providers need in front of their eyes, when they need it. Beyond that, this same experience can be tailored for the needs of patients and everyday users unlocking the potential for a real revolution in health and in the way people think about maintaining their health.



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Patients Who Achieve 10 Minutes During Treadmill Exercise have excellent prognosis

Patients Who Achieve 10 Minutes During Treadmill Exercise have excellent prognosis | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it

Patients who underwent treadmill exercise echocardiography and exercised for 9 or more minutes using th Bruce protocol (N=7236) were included. Clinical and exercise echocardiographic characteristics and outcomes were evaluated. Exercise echo results were positive for ischemia in 862 patients (12%). Extensive ischemia developed in 265 patients (4%). For patients with normal exercise echo results, all-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates were 0.30% and 0.05% per person-year of follow-up, respectively. For patients who had extensive ischemia, all-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates were 0.84% and 0.25% per person-year of follow-up, respectively. Patients at highest risk were those who had extensive and severe regional wall motion abnormalities at rest (n=58), and their all-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates were 2.65% and 0.76% per person-year of follow-up. Exercise echocardiographic variables did not identify sizable patient subgroups at risk for death and did not provide incremental prognostic information (C statistic was 0.74 compared with 0.73 for the clinical plus exercise electrocardiography model).Conclusion  Patients achieving a workload of 10 or more metabolic equivalents during treadmill exercise testing do not often have extensive ischemic abnormalities on exercise echocardiography. Although exercise echocardiographic results provide some prognostic information, it is not of incremental value for these patients, whose short-term and medium-term prognosis is excellent.


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The 10 METs described are metabolic equivalents which correlate approximately with the minutes on the standard (Bruce) protocol, i.e. 10 METS is 10 minutes. Patients who can achieve this level of exercise have an "extremely low risk of death from cardiovascular disease" (5 out of 10, 000 had cardiovascular death).

The other finding is that adding imaging with echocardiogram (and implied other imaging like nuclear testing) adds little if patients achieve 10 minutes.
Most patients can achieve this level with training which includes regular walking, and can even be achieved in patients with coronary disease.

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Danielle's 140-Pound Weight Loss Journey

Danielle, 27, appeared on The Doctors last November and shared her experience undergoing robotic gastric bypass surgery. The Doctors then set her up with a nutritionist and a personal trainer to help her on her journey to a healthier life.
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Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it
By Serena GordonHealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review s...
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#HEALTHYRECIPE - Spicy Noodles

#HEALTHYRECIPE - Spicy Noodles | Wellness, Health, Fitness & Obesity | Scoop.it

Spicy Noodles
makes about five two-cup servings

1 Tbs olive oil
1 1/2 tsp garam masala*
1 tsp red curry powder*
*if you don’t already have these, check the McCormick® Gourmet spice section in your supermarket
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika


1/2 onion, sliced
about 2 1/2 cups red pepper, sliced (I used 3 medium peppers)
optional: 1 or more red or green chilis, seeded and sliced (if you love you some heat)


1 tsp garlic powder
a heaping 1/4 tsp ginger
1 tsp Mrs. Dash® Table Blend, Original, Garlic and Herb or Onion and Herb variety
5-8 button mushrooms, cut in thick slices


1 14.5 oz can diced salt-free tomatoes
1 Tbs brown sugar
3 Tbs peanut butter, any kind


a 1 lb bag of mixed frozen veggies (I used a sugar snap pea stir fry blend)
1 cup frozen peas


2 servings whole wheat linguine (I use this guide to figure out how much to cook)
optional: limes to squeeze over"


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Marty Roddy's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:57 PM

This looks and sounds great- shopping tomorrow- need to reload spice supplies and some good noodles.