Month: June 2019

nature improves wellbeing

Exeter Medical: Two hours of nature per week improves wellbeing

Nature Improves Wellbeing New research shows what it intuitive to many… nature improves wellbeing. This study from Exeter Medical even puts the optimum number of hours in nature at two hours per week. While it may be intuitive that nature improves wellbeing, we too often think that any healthy exposure to nature must a week hiking …

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white red meats equally bad

A New Study Shows White Red Meats Equally Bad

White Red Meats Equally Bad As more people move to a plant-based diet, there is decreasing demand for meats. Many retail eateries have vegetarian / vegan options or can at least prepare meals without meat. Still, many Americans have the opinion that white meat is healthier than red meat. Whether just good marketing by the …

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inulin could bother your stomach

Inulin is being added to a lot of food products. And that could be bothering your stomach. – The Washington Post

Inulin Could Bother Your Stomach Not only should we treat health more holistically to include body, mind, and spirit but we should think of nutrition more holistically. Obviously, good nutrition is more than calories and even more than nutrition labels. As we continue to look for the single silver bullet for health, attention turns to …

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gut microbes ignore nutrition labels

Gut microbes respond differently to foods with similar nutrition labels

Gut Microbes Ignore Nutrition Labels Despite all efforts to put nutrition labels on foods and menu items, gut microbes ignore nutrition labels. We have a limited understanding about the trillions of microbes in our guts and their interactions with each other as well as our food.  Foods that look the same on nutrition labels can …

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Nutrition for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of a Personalized Diet – The New York Times

Nutrition For One In a time of processed food for global mass consumers, nutrition for one seems out of place. Research, however, has shown that nutritional needs varying among individuals, even identical twins. For years we have been concerned about the conventional X calories per day for an individual. Though they can have the same …

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30 day meditation results

30-day meditation results

30 day meditation results As mental health gains attention and respect around the world, there is the possibility that mental health issues are medicated / overmedicated. What if the US health system promote more “meditation” before medication? A recent article in Fast Company highlighted  30 day meditation results for the article’s author.  Shortness of breath. …

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blueberries protect heart health

Can blueberries protect heart health?

Blueberries Protect Heart Health As metabolic syndrome continues to grow and consume human lives and healthcare resources, gut health continues to gain attention. Whether high blood pressure, excess body fat around the waist, high blood sugar levels, or abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels; metabolic syndrome has become epidemic globally. New research has helped shed new light …

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