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Top 7 Summer Health Risks

Top 7 Summer Health Risks | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

As temperatures rise, so does the risk of getting these seven ailments. Summer heat, Swimmer's ear, Sunburn, Heat Rashes,Tick and Mosquito Bites, Grill Burns, Jellyfish Stings, Food-Borne Illnesses

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Chia seeds: Health with a crunchy taste

Chia seeds: Health with a crunchy taste | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
Chia seeds are a great source of antioxidants and valuable nutrients. They can be added easily to your diet and offer many health benefits.
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10 Health Benefits Of Pets

10 Health Benefits Of Pets | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

Dogs and cats may not just provide your family with love and constant companionship -- they could also have a powerful effect on the health of children early in life, according to a small new study. "Our findings support the theory that during the first year of life, animal contacts are important, possibly leading to better resistance to infectious respiratory illnesses during childhood," the European researchers wrote.

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6 healthy protein choices when cutting back on red meat - Harvard Health Publications

6 healthy protein choices when cutting back on red meat - Harvard Health Publications | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

"Meat-heavy diets have been linked to increased risks of developing heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. New findings from two long-term studies now indicate that eating lots of meat, especially processed meat, may also shorten your life. ... Replacing one serving a day of red meat with one of these 6 options reduced mortality in the study by 7% to 19%". fish, chicken, nuts, turkey, beans, low fat dairy products, whole grains

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Is Eco-Friendly Bike Sharing Coming to a City Near You? This Cool Interactive Map will Tell You | Environmental Booty®...Find the Treasure in Living Green!

Is Eco-Friendly Bike Sharing Coming to a City Near You? This Cool Interactive Map will Tell You | Environmental Booty®...Find the Treasure in Living Green! | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

A video to get the low down on the eco-friendly bike sharing craze is included.

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8 Rules to Eat By

8 Rules to Eat By | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

After reading Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food, I thought it would be useful to share... eat real food, avoiding all of these food-like substitutes that good marketers are trying to make us eat. So if you think your grandmother would not recognize a particular item in the supermarket, probably it is not food.

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Eating Mistakes Busy Moms Make - Eat + Run (usnews.com)

Eating Mistakes Busy Moms Make - Eat + Run (usnews.com) | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

Letting healthy eating habits slide because you feel you're too busy isn't an excuse, but rather a recipe for disaster. Here are several mistakes mom's make that can pack on the pounds. Luckily, it's not too late to take action.

Mistake 1. Noshing and Nibbling

Mistake 2. Dying for Drive-Thru

Mistake 3. Skimping on Shut-Eye

Mistake 4. Eating While Stressed

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Sex Appeal: What do the Pill and the Recession have in Common?

Sex Appeal: What do the Pill and the Recession have in Common? | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

What do the Pill and the Recession have in Common? There are some puzzling things about these studies: why would the Pill make women less sexually adventurous but also more sexually jealous? It’s not at all clear. Still, it does seem that 21st century hormones may be fooling with our relationships.

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Backyard gardening: grow your own food, improve your health - Harvard Health Publications

Backyard gardening: grow your own food, improve your health - Harvard Health Publications | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
A new book from First Lady Michelle Obama, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America," details the challenges and joys the First Lady has experienced with her now-famous White House garden.

 

Growing your own food has many health benefits:

It helps you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.You decide what kinds of fertilizers and pesticides come in contact with your food.It lets you control when to harvest your food. Vegetables that ripen in the garden have more nutrients than some store-bought vegetables that must be picked early.

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23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way. Low fitness is the strongest predictor for death and exercise is the prescription. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital. He's curating resources and information for a range of common conditions at  http://www.myfavouritemedicine.com

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The Advantages of Buying Locally

The Advantages of Buying Locally | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

"Although the term “buying locally” can refer to a number of products, produce purchased from farmer’s markets, food co-ops, and local food stands is what usually comes to mind."

 

Buying locally is fresher

Buying locally is healthier

Buying locally boosts the local economy

Buying locally is easy

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