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Drink These 5 Elixirs After a Big Meal to Aid Digestion and Boost Metabolism

It's a new year, and that means it's time to embrace the biggest health trends of the season. No longer is it enough to whip up a fruit and veggie …

Does it really make a difference if you tear or chop vegetables?

You have some vegetables that you want to cook for dinner, and you want your body to get the most benefit from them. What should you do?<p>You probably …

Nutrition

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

Mindfulness

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Fresh Food By Prescription: This Health Care Firm Is Trimming Costs — And Waistlines

The advice to eat a healthy diet is not new. Back around 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the Greek doctor, had this missive: Let food be thy medicine.<p>But as a society, we've got a long way to go. About 1 out of every 2 deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. is linked to a poor …

Health Care

Osteoarthritis: Knee joint degeneration slowed with weight loss, study confirms

Obesity is a known risk factor for osteoarthritis, one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. A new study provides evidence that …

The 6 Stretches For Anyone With Tight Hamstrings

If you run, bike, are desk-bound all day, or have been sitting in a car or plane traveling, your hamstrings could use some extra love and length. It not only feels good to stretch this commonly tight area, but hamstring flexibility is also important for the health of your back, hips, and knees. …

Yoga

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

In a recent interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter.<p>It wasn’t a critique of the 140-character medium or even the quality of the social media discourse in the age of fake news.<p>It was a call to get beyond …

Meditation

A Norfolk doctor found a treatment for sepsis. Now he's trying to get the ICU world to listen.

The patient was dying.<p>Valerie Hobbs, 53, was in the throes of sepsis – an infection coursing through her veins that was causing her blood pressure to …

Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing: A Randomized Controlled Dosing Study. - PubMed

OBJECTIVES:<p>The aims of this study were to assess the effects of an intervention of Iyengar yoga and coherent breathing at five breaths per minute on …

Clinical Trials

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>How Far Can Becky Hammon Go in the N.B.A.?<p>The former women’s-basketball star has broken convention by becoming …

Harvard's School of Public Health Urges Eating Organic

Harvard’s School of Public Health Urges Eating Organic<p><i>Besides air, water and shelter, the other basic human essential is food.</i><p>For centuries, the …

Pictures of the Week 3.9.17

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed

A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than …

Neuroscience

Earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

Our new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming - a critical component of climate change<p>New research has convincingly quantified how much the Earth has warmed over the past 56 years. Human activities utilize fossil fuels for many beneficial purposes but have an undesirable side effect …

Climate Change

Will I be healthier if I’m optimistic?

Not only is positive thinking linked to a host of health benefits, it can also make you more resilient<p>In his recent address to Congress, Donald Trump promised that “a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp”. These American dreams include shiny new roads and an …

Happiness

Coconut Papaya Smoothie - Quiet Corner

Coconut Papaya Smoothie Recipe<p>Papaya is often spouted as a wonder fruit, said to possess anti-inflammatory properties and improve the health of those …

19 Resources for the Fast

As we move into the early days of the Fast, here are some Baha’i Blog resources and a few other great finds from around the web dedicated to this …

Diabetes

Manchester United Transfer News: Latest Rumours on William Carvalho, Juan Mata

Manchester United look set to face fierce competition in their bid to sign Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho as Manchester City are reportedly planning a £60 million summer move for the midfielder.<p>Tuttomercatoweb (via Charlie Phillippe in the <i>Express</i>) recently reported United were preparing a £27 …

Soccer

Texas Bill Would Allow OBs To Withhold Information From Pregnant Women

The Texas Senate Committee and State Affairs voted this week to advance a controversial bill that would prevent parents from suing their care provider if their baby is born with disabilities, even if their doctor discovered the fetus’ condition and failed to disclose it.<p>Proponents say Senate Bill …

Pregnancy

The Week in Review: Seven Earth-Size Planets Discovered

Astronomers discovered at least seven planets orbiting a star 40 light-years or 235 trillion miles from Earth, according to a study published Wednesday. The Earth-sized planets are all temperate, which means they may have water and the potential to support life.<p>“Answering the question ‘are we …

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A 75-year Harvard study has revealed the most important factor in human happiness

Have you ever heard of the Harvard study that ran for 75 years to assess what makes us happy? It’s a revolutionary study in psychology.<p>It followed …

The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought

Mark Zielinski knew he was onto something when his mice stopped sleeping. Normally, the animals woke and slept on a 12-hour cycle. When the lights …

UC Berkeley

Where Do You Keep Your Cell Phone? Stop Now— The Consequences Could Be Deadly!

This cookbook is jampacked with 148 delicious ketogenic recipes that will help you burn fat like crazy. Even stubborn belly and thigh fat won't stand …

Prescribe exercise not drugs for lower back pain, say US health chiefs

British GPs have come under pressure to stop handing out painkillers for people with lower back pain after American health chiefs said patients should be prescribed exercises first.<p>The American College of Physicians has changed its official advice, telling doctors to prescribe treatments such as …