Why We’re Not As Stupid As We Have Been Led To Believe

Why We’re Not As Stupid As We Have Been Led To BelieveSuppose you toss a coin and get four heads in a row – what do you think will come up on the fifth toss? Many of us have a gut feeling that a tails is due. This feeling is called the Gambler’s Fallacy.

As The Planet Warms, So Do Your Risks Of Breast Cancer

As The Planet Warms, So Do Your Risks Of Breast Cancer

It is encouraging to see greater attention in the media to the issue of climate change and its effects on the life-support systems of the planet. The link between breast cancer and the environment, however, is being overlooked.

Love Meat Too Much To Be Vegetarian? Go Flexitarian

Love Meat Too Much To Be Vegetarian? Go FlexitarianA flexitarian is defined as “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”. The term, first coined in 1998, describes people who mostly, but don’t always eat vegetarian foods.

Here’s What You Need To Know About Flu Season

Here’s What You Need To Know About Flu SeasonThis year’s influenza outbreak is increasing nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reports more than 6,400 confirmed cases and 24 states with widespread flu activity through December 29.

High Blood Sugar In Pregnancy Increases Child’s Obesity Risk

High Blood Sugar In Pregnancy Increases Child’s Obesity RiskA pregnant woman’s high blood sugar level is linked to a significantly greater long-term risk of obesity in her child—even more than a decade later, a new study reports. The higher the woman’s blood sugar, the greater the risk of her child being obese.

The Components of an Indestructible Mind-Set and a State of Excellence

The Components of an Indestructible Mind-Set and a State of ExcellenceWhilst there are always seemingly external factors beyond our control, we can always take charge of our own mind and control and we think and what we do, which incidentally will also bring the external under control in-line with our core deep-seated beliefs

How To Best Cope With The Heat

How To Best Cope With The HeatWith the extreme heat it is vital that everyone take appropriate steps to manage the heat, including drinking plenty of fluids.

How Restaurants Are Wooing Flexitarians

How Restaurants Are Wooing FlexitariansFlexitarians are those who still eat meat, but only on a part-time basis. Restaurants and fast-food chains have them top of mind, with A&W’s version of a veggie burger.

Why There's No Such Thing As A Safe Tan

Why There's No Such Thing As A Safe TanThere’s a lot to be said for sunshine – both good and bad. It’s our main source of vitamin D, which is essential for bone and muscle health.

Do Cats And Dogs Understand Us When We Miaow Or Bark?

Do Cats And Dogs Understand Us When We Miaow Or Bark?There’s been a lot of research about communication between people and domestic animals like dogs and cats.  We don’t know what cats and dogs think or if they understand us when we use their noises.

Why Foraging For Free Is Food For The Soul

foraging for health fun 1 11In the past few years, there’s been a resurgence in the idea of foraging for food. The practice of hand gathering plants and animals for bait, money or the table has long taken place

What Makes Smartphones Smart?

What Makes Smartphones Smart?Has there ever been an invention so integral to our lives, and so intimate, as the smartphone? Yet they are slippery things.

How Difficulty In Identifying Emotions Could Be Affecting Your Weight

How Difficulty In Identifying Emotions Could Be Affecting Your WeightMost of us, at some point, have turned to food to make ourselves feel better. Whether it is snuggling up with a pot of ice cream following a break up (channeling an inner Bridget Jones perhaps) or turning to chocolate and biscuits to keep us going through a difficult day at work.

How Do I Tell If I'm Dehydrated?

How Do I Tell If I'm Dehydrated?It’s a message that’s been drummed into us since childhood. Drink water, especially when it’s hot, otherwise you’ll get dehydrated.

Why You're Probably Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

Why You're Probably Brushing Your Teeth WrongWe all know the advice for healthy teeth – brush twice daily and don’t eat too much sugar. So why do those of us following these instructions find we sometimes need a filling when we visit the dentist?

Shellfish Tops The List Of US Adult Food Allergies

Shellfish Tops The List Of US Adult Food AllergiesMore than 10 percent of adults in the United States—over 26 million—are estimated to have a food allergy, and almost twice as many people believe they do, according to new research.

Making Healing Moves and Taking Play Breaks: An Ideal Self-Care Strategy

Making Healing Moves and Taking Play Breaks: An Ideal Self-Care StrategyToday, virtually every form of medicine recognizes these basic truths: 1) Simple exercise can have profound healing effects. 2) Specific "healing moves" can help fight illness and enhance health. Healing moves provide an ideal self-care strategy to help prevent, relieve, and...

Should We Really Be Eating More Fat?

Should We Really Be Eating More Fat?Public health guidelines, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, have long emphasized reducing dietary fat intake, but nutritionists and other health scientists now have more recent evidence that not all fats have adverse effects.

When Pets Are Family, The Benefits Extend Into Society

When Pets Are Family, The Benefits Extend Into SocietyThere is a growing global trend to consider pets as part of the family. In fact, millions of people around the world love their pets, enjoying their companionship, going for walks, playing and even talking to them

Is Your 'Experience Diet' Making You Sick?

Is Your 'Experience Diet' Making You Sick?Just as our food diet affects our physical and emotional health, so does our “experience diet”. This is the day-to-day mix of the things we do, see, hear and feel. And, just like our food diet, the quantity, quality and balance of those experiences need to be right.

The Paw-sitive Effects Of Watching Cat Videos

The Paw-sitive Effects Of Watching Cat VideosAccording to ReelSEO.com, a website about video marketing, there are more than two million cat videos on YouTube. People have watched these videos more than 25 billion times, which equates to an average of 12,000 views per cat video.

I've Been Diagnosed with Cancer: What Should I Do?

I've Been Diagnosed with Cancer: What Should I Do?Upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, you may find yourself facing this frightening experience without any knowledge or understanding of how best to help yourself. The sheer volume of information that is now available about cancer and various treatment options can make the aftermath of diagnosis even more distressing for you and your family.

The Art and Essentials of Cleansing the TLC Way

The Art and Essentials of Cleansing the TLC WayCleansing is the art and process of making health-enhancing dietary and lifestyle changes. These changes aid in effectively managing stress, eliminating toxins, improving nutritional intake, and cultivating a deeper connection with our innate wisdom.

Ego and Creative Energy Create Our Life Experiences

Ego and Creative Energy Function Together to Create Our Life ExperiencesPhysicist Max Planck demonstrated that the behavior of energy is influenced by the intent of the observer -- the implication is that you can intentionally impact how your creative energy acts. The way in which energy behaves depends on what the observer expects to see. If you intend to see certain events, your creative energy will transform itself into those events.

Top 5 Ways To Boost Your Health

Top 5 Ways To Boost Your HealthIt’s the start of a new year and there is no doubt that 2019 will be as saturated with nutritional nonsense as 2018. The wellness industry was worth $4.2 trillion in 2017 and this figure is set to keep rising.

When Your Pets Behave Outside Their Nature

When Your Pets Behave Outside Their NatureWhen a dog behaves unnaturally in response to any neurotic, chaotic, or disruptive energy taken on from humans, he tends to look confused because he has nowhere to put the energy that is reverberating within him. He doesn’t really know why he is acting out, nor does his behavior make the least bit of sense to him.

Should You Compost Your Dog's Poo?

Should You Compost Your Dog's Poo?

Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with 38% of Australian households owning dogs. Dogs improve the quality of our lives, and studies show that exposure to dogs can even improve our immune system.

Why You Need to Let Go of What No Longer Serves You

Activate the Law of Vacuum: Let Go of What No Longer Serves YouIt is said that nature abhors a vacuum. To have the opportunity to attract what you do want, such as a better relationship, more attractive clothes, or furniture, you must make room for your desires to manifest.

How To Get Winter Skiing Fit And Avoid An Injury

How To Get Winter Skiing Fit And Avoid An InjuryFrom Vail in the US to Val d’Isere in France, winter sports holidays are all the rage. And with more older people now hitting the slopes, there has been an inevitable rise in snow sport-related injuries.

Are Medications Affecting Your Memory?

Are Medications Affecting Your Memory?We will present medications that have been identified as possibly causing temporary or permanent memory impairment. If you find that you are taking some of these medications, it is best to consult your physician and ask about alternative medications that might be available.

Tips On How To Avoid Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

Tips On How To Avoid Heart Disease and Heart AttacksThere are many influences that increase or decrease your risk of heart disease, but, like so many issues in medicine and science, there is probably more controversy than agreement on what exactly individuals should do to help themselves live longer, healthier lives.

The Scientific Defense Of The Brussels Sprout

The Scientific Defense Of The Brussels SproutBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour and familiarity of the small green vegetable. To others, they are an object of derision and disgust.

Why Windows With A View Are So Important To Older People

Why Windows With A View Are So Important To Older PeopleWindows are something that many of us take for granted – they’re just part of the houses we live in or the buildings we work in. And yet for older people, windows can be vital as a way to access the world, especially for those who spend a lot of time indoors

Learning to Let Go, Relax, and Be More Vibrant and Alive

Learning to Let Go, Relax, and Be More Vibrant and AliveWhen you are able to detach yourself from the areas of stress, tension, and pain in your body and just be aware of them without the interference of your analytical mind, they have room to unwind and release. This is not to deny or ignore pain; it is to be present with it in a relaxed, open, non judging way.

4 Tips For Safely Cooking And Keeping Your Turkey

4 Tips For Safely Cooking And Keeping Your Turkey

For countless households, Christmas is turkey time. The bird takes pride of place in festive meals across the world – but if not stored, handled and cooked properly it can cause serious food poisoning.

Winter Blues and Broken Bones: How To Get Enough Vitamin D3

winter blues and broken bones: how to get enough vitamin d3Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”. It is produced in your skin in response to sunlight and is a vital organic compound supporting the absorption of calcium and protecting bone strength, supporting immune function, and regulating mood. Deficiencies in Vitamin D can lead to...

5 Ways To Cut Down Your Food Waste This Christmas

5 Ways To Cut Down Your Food Waste This ChristmasThe average family throws away about £700 (US$885) worth of food each year. This is not just a drain on our finances, but also has significant environmental impacts – both in terms of production and waste management – and Christmas is no different.

Twigs and Shout: Let Success Be Your Theme

Twigs and Shout: Let Success Be Your ThemeAs you and I enter the new year, we find ourselves on a journey over a vast uncharted sea. Will we ever reach the prosperity, rewarding relationships, health, clarity, and inner peace we have been promised? Can I have a job that fulfills my soul and provides me with a substantial income? Can I meet someone who...

Homeopathy: History from Germany to the USA

Homeopathy: History from Germany to the USAToday, homeopathy is widely accepted in most Western or industrialized countries except the United States. In France, some 25 percent of all pharmacies are homeopathic. In England, half of all physicians either use or recommend homeopathy. In India, it is taught in almost all medical and pharmacy schools.

5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating Meat

5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating MeatMeat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based alternatives, it seems meaty dishes are starting to go out of fashion.

Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your Virome

Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your ViromeIt may be hard to fathom, but the human body is occupied by large collections of microorganisms, commonly referred to as our microbiome, that have evolved with us since the early days of man. Scientists have only recently begun to quantify the microbiome, and discovered it is inhabited by at least 38 trillion bacteria.

Are Your Grandparents Getting Tipsy At The Holiday Party?

Are Your Grandparents Getting Tipsy At The Holiday Party?November and December are defined by parties and social events. And in the U.S., alcohol is synonymous with socializing, with Americans particularly likely to overindulge during the holidays.

Is It Unethical To Give Your Cat Catnip?

Is It Unethical To Give Your Cat Catnip?As the Christmas season gets underway thoughts turn to buying gifts for the entire family. For some, companion animals are on the gift list, particularly cats and dogs who share our homes and hearts.

The Next Blockbuster Medicine Could Be Lurking Inside An Insect

The Next Blockbuster Medicine Could Be Lurking Inside An InsectFor thousands of years humans turned to nature to cure and soothe their ills. Modern science built on these ancient foundations and the “natural product discovery” programmes established by pharmaceutical companies provided us with medicines that could treat cancer, infections and more.

This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset Dementia

This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset DementiaScientists have discovered a lone mutation in a single gene that causes an inherited form of frontotemporal dementia makes it harder for neurons in the brain to communicate with one another, leading to neurodegeneration.

Stepping Out Of Our Little Corner and Open To Uplifting Others

Stepping Out Of Our Little Corner and Open To Uplifting OthersNothing contributes more to unfolding our divine potential than “stepping out of our little corner,” reaching out beyond our personal needs alone, and opening to abundance for uplifting others. This is how we enter the stream of divine grace in its fullest expression. We open ourselves to be divine instruments of healing and blessing.

How An App Can Help Fight Loneliness In Old People At Christmas

How An App Can Help Fight Loneliness In Old People At ChristmasLoneliness, as a leading cause of depression and obesity, is believed to cost £6,000 per person in health and social care services. Loneliness is especially prevalent during the winter holidays, perhaps intensified by the short days, bad weather and the impression that everyone else is enjoying the festive season with family and friends.

Why The Key To Humanity Isn't Genetic But Microbial

Why The Key To Humanity Isn't Genetic But MicrobialWhat if the key to perfecting the human species were actually … yogurt? The fantasy of trying to perfect humanity through genetics was recently reignited by the announcement of the Chinese scientist claiming to have made the first “CRISPR babies

5 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Stillbirth

5 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of StillbirthStillbirth is defined as the death of a baby of at least 20 weeks’ gestation or 400 grams in weight. Most stillbirths occur during pregnancy.

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