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Learn How to Shape Your Brain and Live a Rich Life

Learn How to Shape Your Brain and Live a Rich Life

The shaping of our brain by our behavior offers us an extraordinary opportunity: While we cannot choose our genetic makeup, we can decide how we invest our time and energy. Maximizing our opportunities for a full life requires effort, discipline, and generosity. But the payoff more than equals the investment: In protecting the organ that largely determines how we negotiate and relate to the world, we can help assure that every stage of our lives is as rewarding as it can possibly be. Your brain is shaped by the life you live. The right mental, physical, and spiritual practices protect your mind, so you can have the very richest life possible.

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Faith Salie Says “Get a Grip” Over Spread of Germs

Faith Salie Says “Get a Grip” Over Spread of Germs

It’s about time we get a grip on the handshake. Yes, that ubiquitous, courteous, egalitarian gesture. Politicians, athletes and businesspeople alike depend on it to demonstrate trust and respect. But in the wrong hands, affection can become infection. Shaking hands is a pretty good way to get yourself sick, not necessarily with Ebola, but with a million other germs that can cause colds and flu.

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Harvard Scientists Found Something Surprising About People Who Meditate

Harvard Scientists Found Something Surprising About People Who Meditate

The news: It turns out meditating is good for more than just quiet time: It can actually help us fight the cripplingly high stress levels we experience during our busy lives, in the office or elsewhere. Scientists from Harvard University and the University of Sienna recently found that meditation is so powerful it can change the physiology of a person’s brain, resulting in positive changes like a decrease in anxiety and depression.

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How to Protect Yourself From Tap Water

Written by on November 27, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
How to Protect Yourself From Tap Water

Many of us have grown up drinking tap water without thinking twice about it. The availability of potable drinking water is a cornerstone of developed countries. Many developing, or third-world, countries often provide inadequate access to drinkable water, and the water from the tap is frequently contaminated with pathogens, suspended solids, toxins and/or disease-carrying organisms.

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Fluoride Linked to Coronary Heart Disease

Fluoride Linked to Coronary Heart Disease

New research shows that children with dental fluorosis have a higher incidence of heart damage and an increase in abnormal heart rhythm than those without fluorosis.

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From Birth to Death, Diet Affects the Brain’s Health

Written by on November 23, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
From Birth to Death, Diet Affects the Brain’s Health

Studies presented here today at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting find that the typical, modern Western diet, when consumed by the mother, may hinder the development of a baby’s brain while still in the womb. That same diet can lead to depression among adolescents, and contribute to dementia and Parkinson’s disease in older adults.

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Spice Up Your Memory: Just One Gram of Turmeric a Day Could Boost Memory

Written by on November 19, 2014 in Health, Herbs, Seeds & Spices, Prevention with 3 Comments
Spice Up Your Memory: Just One Gram of Turmeric a Day Could Boost Memory

Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment.

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Study: Olive Leaf Extract as Effective as Typical Diabetes Drugs

Written by on November 17, 2014 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Study: Olive Leaf Extract as Effective as Typical Diabetes Drugs

Researchers from the University of Auckland have discovered that olive leaf extract has the ability to decrease insulin resistance and increase the production of insulin by the pancreas. This is one of the main problems that most diabetes patients suffer from – the lack of proper insulin balance in the body.

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Top 10 Supplements to Boost Energy

Top 10 Supplements to Boost Energy

Constant energy relies on three key factors: sleep, exercise, and eating natural, organic food. For a bigger boost, you may want to try any one of these 10 supplements to help the body clear out the toxin overload.

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Seeking a Low-Cost Solution to Cardiovascular Troubles? Hibiscus May Be the Answer

Written by on November 12, 2014 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Seeking a Low-Cost Solution to Cardiovascular Troubles? Hibiscus May Be the Answer

If you have traveled to Mexico then chances are that you’ve seen the vibrant, scarlet-hued herbal tea known as hibiscus. Commonly referred to as “sour drink” in Iran, hibiscus not only is a refreshingly tart brew but also has been used worldwide as an effective medicinal beverage. Rich in vitamin C, alkaloids and bioflavonoids, this bright-red elixir is traditionally used for supporting respiratory and cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, maintaining fluid balance and alleviating insomnia.

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Another Story: 63-Year-Old Man Says Cannabis Oil “Cured His Cancer”

Another Story: 63-Year-Old Man Says Cannabis Oil “Cured His Cancer”

A 63-year-old grandpa and retired builder from Hastings, East Sussex, England, says he cured himself of liver cancer by taking home-made cannabis oil.

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Fluoride Named a Neurotoxin in Top Medical Journal The Lancet

Fluoride Named a Neurotoxin in Top Medical Journal The Lancet

Fluoridation, the process of adding fluoride to public water supplies in an effort to prevent cavities, has courted controversy since its introduction in the US during the 1940s. Now, the prestigious medical journal The Lancet has published a report that supports what opponents of fluoridehave long been arguing. In essence, the journal article pointed to the fact that fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin.

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10 Ancient Tips for Boosting Immunity Everyone Should be Doing

10 Ancient Tips for Boosting Immunity Everyone Should be Doing

According to Ayurveda, even the most deadly disease would never affect a person in ‘good health’.
Here are 10 sure-fire ways to make sure you are that person.

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Yoga Plus Grounding: A Powerful Wellness Combination

Yoga Plus Grounding: A Powerful Wellness Combination

Grounding yourself is a mechanism by which you’re able to stabilize your energies, center your mind, and focus on the moment. As a result, you’re able to take a deep breath, step back, and focus on you for that very moment – no matter the time and place.

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Green Tea Helps Treat Obesity, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and More

Green Tea Helps Treat Obesity, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and More

High-quality teas—green tea in particular—contain polyphenol antioxidants that are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties. Drink approximately three to four cups per day to reap optimal results.

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