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Insular Cortex Mediates Increased Pain Tolerance in Yoga Practitioners | Cerebral Cortex

Insular Cortex Mediates Increased Pain Tolerance in Yoga Practitioners | Cerebral Cortex | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it

ABSTRACT: Yoga, an increasingly popular discipline among Westerners, is frequently used to improve painful conditions. We investigated possible neuroanatomical underpinnings of the beneficial effects of yoga using sensory testing and magnetic resonance imaging techniques. North American yogis tolerated pain more than twice as long as individually matched controls and had more gray matter (GM) in multiple brain regions. Across subjects, insular GM uniquely correlated with pain tolerance. Insular GM volume in yogis positively correlated with yoga experience, suggesting a causal relationship between yoga and insular size. Yogis also had increased left intrainsular white matter integrity, consistent with a strengthened insular integration of nociceptive input and parasympathetic autonomic regulation. Yogis, as opposed to controls, used cognitive strategies involving parasympathetic activation and interoceptive awareness to tolerate pain, which could have led to use-dependent hypertrophy of insular cortex. Together, these findings suggest that regular and long-term yoga practice improves pain tolerance in typical North Americans by teaching different ways to deal with sensory inputs and the potential emotional reactions attached to those inputs leading to a change in insular brain anatomy and connectivity.

 

Villemure, C. et al (in press). Insular cortex mediates increased pain tolerance in yoga practitioners. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht124


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Put That Drink Down! Alcohol Linked to 7 types of Cancer, Study Says

Put That Drink Down! Alcohol Linked to 7 types of Cancer, Study Says | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
If you enjoy a good tipple after a hard day's work, you may want to put that glass down. A new study says that alcohol consumption is associated with seven types of cancer.
The study, published in the journal Addiction on Thursday, found an association between alcohol consumption and cancers in seven sites of the body: the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and female breast. The strongest link was between alcohol and cancers of the mouth and throat.

The research goes on to cite figures which suggest that alcohol led to around half a million cancer-related deaths in 2012, or 5.8 percent of cancer deaths worldwide.
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"Caffeine, sugar, and THC is all they're going to find in me" 
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CROSSFIT: Intense workouts not just for elite athletes

CROSSFIT: Intense workouts not just for elite athletes | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
Popular CrossFit workouts can be beneficial for all ages and body types

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Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis? | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
On a warm, clear evening in March, with the sun still hanging above the horizon, Cassandra Quave climbed aboard a jalapeño-green 4-by-4 and started to drive across her father’s ranch in Arcadia, Fla. Surveying the landscape, most people would have seen a homogenous mat of pasture and weeds punctuated by the occasional tree. Quave saw something quite different: a vast botanical tapestry, rich as a Persian rug. On a wire fence, a Smilax vine dangled menacingly pointed leaves, like a necklace of shark’s teeth. Beneath it, tiny wild daisies and mint ornamented the grass with pink tassels and purple cornets. Up above, on the sloping branches of oak trees, whiskery bromeliads, Spanish moss and the gray fronds of resurrection fern tangled in a miniature jungle all their own.

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Antibiotic crisis coming?
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There Has Always Been a Cure for Cancer

the question is, are people willing to change their diets? are doctors ready to work in preventative care and not just chemotherapy?

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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 25, 7:13 PM
Cure for cancer?
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Copenhagen's Getting Healthier, Thanks to Everyone in the City

Copenhagen's Getting Healthier, Thanks to Everyone in the City | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
The green, happy, cycle-friendly Danish capital is working with its citizens to create health-promoting urban design

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Food Travel Series #GirlEatWorldTV - Goedendag. Bonjour. Ciao, Hola. Sawubona

Food Travel Series #GirlEatWorldTV - Goedendag. Bonjour. Ciao, Hola. Sawubona | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
Well, hello and welcome to the Girl Eat World inner-circle. This is the place where I will be sharing extra pieces of my post-MasterChef-SA-win adventures.
Yes, you’re in the right place if you want to get a front row seat to my journey through 10 cities around the world, where I meet 10 fellow bloggers who share their cities with me through tasty morsels, terrifying heights and some of thee most envy-inducing sights.
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Bayer May Rebrand Monsanto to 'Get Beyond the Reputation thing'

Bayer May Rebrand Monsanto to 'Get Beyond the Reputation thing' | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it

German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, which last week agreed to acquire GMO maker Monsanto, may get rid of the US company’s brand name to improve the firm's reputation. 

A Bloomberg article titled, ‘Heroin, Nazis, and Agent Orange: Inside the $66 Billion Merger of the Year,’ didn't help.

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Jack Lalanne – The Godfather Of Modern Fitness

Jack Lalanne – The Godfather Of Modern Fitness | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
Jack is commonly known as “The Godfather Of Modern Fitness” for introducing weight training and nutrition to the masses. What is less commonly talked about is how he designed and invented many of the gym machines people still use today. including the weight selector and the leg extension machine. HE also conceived the concepts for the squat machine, now known as the “smith machine.” (…)

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What is physical activity in early childhood, and is it really that important?

What is physical activity in early childhood, and is it really that important? | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it

Sometimes it’s easier to think about what physical activity isn’t. A physically active young child is one who doesn’t spend long periods of time in places that restrict movement (such as highchairs and pushers/strollers) or doing lots of seated activities (especially those that involve screens such as watching television or playing computer games).


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Chris Malloy's Newest Film Focuses on Food's Relationship with the Environment - Modern Farmer

Chris Malloy's Newest Film Focuses on Food's Relationship with the Environment - Modern Farmer | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
Malloy’s latest documentary is Unbroken Ground, which he made for Patagonia Provisions. The 25-minute film, released today, looks at four innovative solutions to agricultural problems, through the lens of the thought leaders behind them: Wes Jackson of The Land Institute, who has been working on a perennial wheat variety that could greatly improve soil health; Stephen Jones, the director of Washington State University’s The Bread Lab, a combination think-tank and baking laboratory that produces grain and legume varieties for small U.S. farmers; Dan and Jill O’Brien, the owners of Cheyenne River Ranch, who switched to raising cattle to bison, which they believe is a more sustainable protein source; and Ian Kirouac, Keith Carpenter, and Riley Starks, the founders of Lummi Island Wild, who use reef netting—a more environmentally friendly technique—to catch salmon.

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Meet the Vegetable: Mirliton, a Hearty, Stuffable Squash - Modern Farmer

Meet the Vegetable: Mirliton, a Hearty, Stuffable Squash - Modern Farmer | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
Say hello to mirliton, which is the Louisiana-fied name of the gourd more commonly known as the chayote. Mirliton is crunchy when raw or pickled, somewhat like a starchy apple, with a very mild (ok, some may call it bland) flavor that lands somewhere close to a zucchini.

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Indo Chinese Chili Chicken | Taste Chronicles

Indo Chinese Chili Chicken | Taste Chronicles | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
When an eight year old eats a dish, wipes it clean and declares - "This is the best thing I have ever had!", you gotta write that recipe down and share it with the world. Even if said eight year old is a particularly non-fussy eater. Even if you've only recently shared another recipe called Chili Chicken. 
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Why Does Time Seem to Fly as We Get Older? - The Crux

Why Does Time Seem to Fly as We Get Older? - The Crux | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
Accelerated time travel is not a result of filling our adult lives with grown-up responsibilities and worries. 

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Jonathan ��'s comment, September 13, 9:57 PM
This was...actually pretty cool! It kinda reminded me of some time travel theories. This definitely explains why this year seems like it just ran by.
Anna Smith's comment, September 14, 7:57 PM
This article explains how time seems to fly by faster when we get older. It compared how time goes when we're 5 years old to young adult and beyond. Besides that, this article also explained exactly how this happens within our brains as we get older. I found this article extremely relatable because it accurately explained how time was for me when I was little vs. me now and beyond as an adult. I read this article because I have always wondered why time goes by faster when we're older, and this article answered my question. Time goes by faster when we get older because we get so familiar with our world and surroundings that time starts going by faster and faster.
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Street Food Around The World - Manila, Philippines

Street Food Around The World - Manila Street Food Around The World - Manila Full Video Manila is the capital and second largest city of the Philippines
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Halibut Crudo | CUESA

Halibut Crudo | CUESA | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
This recipe was demonstrated for CUESA’s Market to Table program on September 10, 2016, featuring avocados from Brokaw Ranch Company. Serves 4 as an appetizer, or 2 for dinner INGREDIENTS
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RiseEarth : Take The 3 Juice Colon Cleanse And Flush Pounds Of Toxins From Your Body

RiseEarth : Take The 3 Juice Colon Cleanse And Flush Pounds Of Toxins From Your Body | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
by Healthy Body and Tips A lot of people are having health problems related to the digestive system, such as chronic constipation
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Colon cleanse?
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Scientists Find Root That Kills 98% Of Cancer Cells In Only 48 Hours

Scientists Find Root That Kills 98% Of Cancer Cells In Only 48 Hours | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
This potent root builds up blood and immune system- cures prostate, lung, and other cancers better than chemotherapy. According to Dr. Carolyn Hamm from the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre in Ontario, Canada, dandelion root extract was the only thing that helped with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. This form of cancer typically affects older adults.

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Root that kills 98% of cancer cells?
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Familias Unidas por la Justicia Announce Next Steps after Historic Win : Indybay

Familias Unidas por la Justicia Announce Next Steps after Historic Win : Indybay | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
“FUJ represents over 500 Triqui, Mixteco, and Spanish speaking workers at Sakuma Bros. Berry, and is the first farmworker union led by indigenous workers. Despite hardships, workers have shattered stereotypes by organizing across languages and identity. This is revitalizing the worker movement in Washington state and beyond.”
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Girl Eat World's Kamini Pather Livin' The Food Blogger's Dream - AZNModern

Girl Eat World's Kamini Pather Livin' The Food Blogger's Dream - AZNModern | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it

I was in a Netflix kind of mood the other night, you know what I mean?  Hey “binge watching” is real. So, I had noticed a new title in the what’s new list that I zoned into fast and furiously. GIRL EAT WORLD had me won over by the title alone. At quick glance I could tell that the combination of food and travel highlighted in each episode was going to be a whole popcorn bowl’s worth of watching. And let’s just say that after the first episode, I was hungry for more.

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Not your typical "food" show. Ex-Cellent!
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I Have a Black Dog His Name Is Depression, And You?

I Have a Black Dog His Name Is Depression, And You? | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
I have a black dog his name is depression. I share this video for those of us who suffer from major, chronic depression on a daily basis.

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लाल साग: Quick Weight Loss, वज़न घटाए With Amaranth Leaves + 6 Health Benefits │ Imam Dasta

लाल साग के फायदे (चौलाई साग) │ Laal Saag Ke Fayde (Chaulai Ke Patte) │ Benefits Of Amaranth Leaves │ Imam Dasta 1. Khoon Ki Kami Ka Ilaj Laal Saag Ke Seva
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Shakshuka Recipe

Shakshuka Recipe | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
Shakshuka Recipe Lunch with red pepper, white onion, garlic cloves, jalapeno chilies, whole peeled tomatoes, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, eggs, goat cheese, cilantro, za'atar
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5-Ingredient Chicken Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe

5-Ingredient Chicken Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
5-Ingredient Chicken Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe Main Dishes with whole wheat pizza crust, basil pesto, shredded mozzarella cheese, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes in oil
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Chinese Fried Noodles Recipe

Chinese Fried Noodles Recipe | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
Chinese Fried Noodles Recipe Main Dishes with noodles, chinese chives, medium carrot, shredded cabbage, eggs, chicken, beansprouts, chopped garlic, fish sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt, sugar, pepper
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"Electroshock" Psychiatry: ECT Therapy Damages the Human Brain

"Electroshock" Psychiatry: ECT Therapy Damages the Human Brain | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
ECT is usually administered daily for a week or two. It is important to understand that electroshock psychiatrists can easily get rich if they have enough desperate or hopeless, medication-intoxicated patients in their practice who are drug-treatment “failures”. ECT is usually only recommend when every imaginable, potentially brain-damaging psych drug cocktail of neurotoxic or psychotoxic psych drugs has been tried and failed (or actually made the patient worse).

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I thought "shock treatment" had been banned years ago.
Homo stupidus is at it again.....
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Is sugar as addictive as cocaine?

Is sugar as addictive as cocaine? | Health: Food Security, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, & Recreation | Scoop.it
You might need rehab for your sugar addiction

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Daniel Taylor Hopkins's comment, September 21, 8:15 PM
This article is about how dangerous sugar can be. It shows how addictive it is, and how it's similar to drugs like Morphine and Cocaine. It also gives some details about how to break your sugar addiction and it's dangers. I really like this article. It brings to light an important issue in volving our food and diets. I also found it quite entertaining to imagine a world in which the drug cartels' major money-making product is sugar.
Jeremy M's comment, September 28, 6:09 PM
This is Really shocking that 120 grams of sugar daily is consumed. they need to more fruits.
Jeremy M's comment, September 28, 6:10 PM
this is a cool article overall