Tomatoes: Unlikely Heroes!

The American Cancer Society had a wonderful post about Summer Nutrition: How Tomatoes Are An Unlikely Hero! The following is attributed to them: Tomatoes possess several interesting properties that make them exceptional at helping prevent cancer, particularly prostate cancer. Their most interesting quality: they supply lycopene which is a strong antioxidant. Also the onions in this…

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Link Between Anxiety and Type 2 Diabetes?

Jack Woodfield wrote a great and interesting article on diabetes.co.uk called Anxiety could increase risk of type 2 diabetes, study reports… American researchers have established a connection between stress, inflammation and type 2 diabetes that could be linked to the brain’s ability to control anxiety. Scientists at Rice University, Texas, found this control occurs with the brain’s executive functions…

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Why is Vitamin D Important?

why is vitamin d important

According to The Chopra Center’s article “The Importance of Vitamin D” by Valerie Sjoberg, L.Ac., Vitamin D has a slue of health benefits you do not want to miss out on. Are you getting enough vitamin D? According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, two thirds of the U.S. population was deficient…

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Exercise: Don’t Worry, Be Active

exercise: don't worry. be active.

People with Panic and anxiety disorders may want to go to the gym. According to a study, exercising regularly may prevent anxiety, stress and even future panic attacks.  Researchers tested the anxiety levels of adults without panic disorders and asked them how often they worked out and how hard. The participants then breathed in a…

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How to Visualize Goals Through Meditation

“How to Use Meditation to Visualize Your Goals” by Tris Thorp on The Chopra Center: Full article HERE. One of the most inspiring and powerful things you can do as a human being is to visualize what it is that you want to manifest, and then make it happen. The power of the mind is…

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The Benefits of Just Having Fun for Better Health & Fitness (Video)

Summer is a great time for families to have fun together. It is also a great opportunity for stroke survivors to get in some exercise in the form of leisure-time physical activity. Those of you with a clean bill of health after your stroke, it is time to consider getting active again, or maybe for…

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NUTRITION & NEWS TIDBITS

Looking for a snack? Pick something with soluble fiber. A study of African Americans and Latinos found that for every 10-gram increase in how much soluble fiber they consumed daily, their amount of visceral fat which surrounds the organs was reduced by nearly 4 percent over five years. Good sources of soluble fiber include apple,…

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8 Strategies To Cut Fat When You Dine Out

Dining out presents challenges for people who want to cut down on their fat intake. Learn and use what you know about lower-fat foods, as well as taking time to read the menu carefully for clues about added fat. You can choose higher fat foods at times, but it must be balanced. By this I…

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Relationship between Self Discipline and Goal Setting – Do they Matter?

Have you ever wondered why some people accomplish their goals and some don’t? The answer may lie in this statement that  “it seems that only 3% of adults has written goals and plans and they earn more than the other 97% put together.” What is the reason? The answer is that if you have a…

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Want to Spring into Your Right Weight For Summer?

When you are at your best weight you feel good and look great. Losing just a few pounds – 10 to 15 – can make you healthy. A healthy weight cuts your risk for some diseases, also. Therefore, if you need to lose weight, begin now. Don’t wait for more pounds to creep on. Pay…

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