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Eat Right to a Healthy Mind

A good mental health helps you enjoy life and cope with problems. It gives a feeling of well-being and inner strength. Just as you take care of your body by eating right and doing your exercise, you can do things to protect your mental health. The truthis, eating right and exercising can help maintain good […]

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There’s a blatant sexism in the fitness industry. One only has to look at fitness stock photos too see this blatant double standard between men and women. Women are treated like toned sex objects lifting small weights and doing simple exercises whereas men are depicted as hulking muscle bound super humans capable of doing anything. This view, while troublesome, is pretty common outside the fitness industry as well.

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Who among us hasn’t put their foot in their mouth on occasion? Sickness and disability can make you feel uncomfortable and tongue tied. Here’s what you need to know about people who have a chronic illness: they’re people just like you. They don’t necessarily want to talk about their health every minute of the day […]

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While many claim success using this method, a new study suggests it might not be the best way to go. The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, looked at whether alternate-day fasting was more effective for weight loss and weight maintenance compared with daily calorie restriction. The randomized clinical trial, conducted by researchers […]

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Binge Eating At Night? Here’s How To Stop

Do you get to the end of a “good” day with food and it all seems to go downhill after dinner? I’ve been there. I’d try SO hard to be good and conscious of what I was eating during the day and then all hell seemed to break loose at night. No matter what I did, I didn’t know how to stop overeating at night!

This is one of the biggest struggles I hear from the women I work with. Here are three things I recommend to help you stop overeating at night:

Make sure your meals during the day are satisfying.

There’s a direct correlation between satisfaction and eating “balanced” (aka eating “normally”). If you’re restricting at all during the day or eating a lot of light or diet foods, you are much more likely to binge at night.

Why is this? Because when you are restricting, it is freaking HARD. It’s like walking a tightrope—rigid, punishing, no room for error. And realistically, it’s just not possible to sustain the pressure you put on yourself to stay on that tightrope!

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We can sometimes forget why, exactly, we work so hard to protect our health. Because despite the fact that we’ve created this wonderful, inspiring community of healers, chefs, and yogis, the world is still facing some major health challenges. Heart disease is still the leading cause of mortality for both men and women—responsible for one in four deaths in the United States.

Many of us know how to live clean; we understand the dangers of too much sugar, red meat, and a lack of exercise. But what about everyone else? So many people are still falling victim to a medical system and food culture that don’t give them the tools they need to regain their health—or prevent disease in the first place. Luckily, a lot of scientists and researchers are working to change this. A new paper, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, argues that we need to rethink the role of dietary fat in cardiovascular disease and hopes to change our medical system’s approach altogether.

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The Stevia plant with its ‘sweet leaf’ is a sugar substitute and also incredibly good for you. Unlike sugar, it doesn’t create an insulin response and actually nourishes the pancreas, which helps regulate blood sugar. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar, while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. This is good for the sugar addict as it will give sweetness without all the negative effects of sugar.

SWEET BENEFITS OF STEVIA

Excellent for Diabetics
Type 2 diabetic patients who took 1 gram of stevioside (present in the plant Stevia) with a meal had an 18 percent reduction in blood sugar according to this study. A study that compared Stevia, regular sugar and aspartame, showed that Stevia lowered blood sugar and insulin levels after a meal.

Note: Artificial sweeteners often raise your blood sugar levels even more than sugar.

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It has become clear that bee populations are declining more rapidly than expected. In fact, as Colony Collapse Disorder progresses, 1 in 4 native bee species are at risk for extinction. And this is bad news for our diets. New research from the working group at UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis showed that:

“…animal-pollinated crops contain the majority of the available dietary lipid, vitamin A, C, and E, and a large portion of the minerals calcium, fluoride, and iron worldwide. The yield increase attributable to animal-dependent pollination of these crops is significant and could have a potentially drastic effect on human nutrition if jeopardized.”

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Slow, deep breathing has remarkable effects on both the mind and body. When done right, almost anyone can gain relief from stress and anxiety in as little as a few minutes.

It’s one of the simplest and most accessible forms of relaxation, yet little has been known about how the simple act of breathing induces such a relaxed state. Now, for the first time, scientists have been able to identify how slow breathing and calmness of mind are connected.

In a recent Stanford University study, scientists discovered a small cluster of neurons deep within the brainstem, which connect the breath to different mind states including relaxation, attention, excitement and anxiety. It was first discovered in mice back in 1991 and is referred to as the”respiratory pacemaker” — now known to exist in humans as well.

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It’s common knowledge that sugar is bad for your teeth, but it wasn’t always so. In fact, when the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle first observed that sweet foods like soft figs caused tooth decay, nobody believed him. But as science has progressed, one thing is certain — sugar causes tooth decay.

That said, sugar on its own is not the culprit. Rather, the chain of events that takes place afterward is to blame. This article takes a detailed look at how sugar affects your teeth and how you can prevent tooth decay.

YOUR MOUTH IS A BATTLEGROUND
Many different types of bacteria live in your mouth. Some are beneficial to your dental health, but others are harmful. For example, studies have shown that a select group of harmful bacteria produce acid in your mouth whenever they encounter and digest sugar. These acids remove minerals from the tooth enamel, which is the shiny, protective, outer layer of your tooth. This process is called demineralization.

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