Is This The End Of The Road For Traditional Vehicles?

Is This The End Of The Road For Traditional Vehicles?New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK; France. Sweden and Scotland by 2032; Norway by 2025. Coupled with increasing concern over the carcinogenic effects of diesel emissions, the Volkswagen defeat device scandal, and the link between diesel particulates and Alzheimer’s, focus has turned again to electric cars. 

How Parents Can Conquer Guilt To Help Kids With Eating Disorders

How Parents Can Conquer Guilt To Help Kids With Eating DisordersLydia is seriously underweight and suffering from medical complications from an eating disorder. She is in hospital. Her treatment team recruits her mom to help Lydia gain weight through meal support.

The High-performance Vegan Athlete – New Research Shows It Is Possible

The High-performance Vegan Athlete – New Research Shows It Is PossibleVeganism is a life choice that more people seem to be making. Still, despite its increase in popularity, when most think of a vegan, they tend to think of an animal rights activist, or someone who is a bit of a hippie at heart. And most likely, that a vegan is slightly underfed owing to a strict diet of tofu, lentils and salad.

Friendly Competition Motivates Men To Get Healthy On The Job

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Workplace wellness programs are typically designed for office settings. These programs have many components that encourage physical activity, such as email prompts to “stand up” every hour. But they tend to engage more women than men.

The Ancient Clock That Rules Our Lives And Health

biological clock 10 6Our lives are ruled by time; we use time to tell us what to do. But the alarm clock that wakes us in the morning or the wristwatch that tells us we are late for supper are unnatural clocks. 

Should You Replace Sugar With Artificial Sweeteners?

artifical sweeteners 10 4We know we are consuming too much sugar. The latest results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 52% of the population are consuming more than is recommended, and this is affecting weight and dental health.

Will Binge-watching TV Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer's And Diabetes?

Will Binge-watching TV Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer's And Diabetes?A recent study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise was reported in many media outlets as a bringer of “bad news” to television watchers, with the Herald Sun noting: Every hour you spend sitting watching TV makes you more likely to die from inflammation-related diseases...

How Air Pollution Cuts Years Off Life Expectancy

How Air Pollution Cuts Years Off Life ExpectancyPeople in northern China have a reduced life expectancy when compared with people living in the south due to higher concentrations of air pollution, a new study suggests.

Here’s How Your Brain Realizes You’re Full

Here’s How Your Brain Realizes You’re FullResearchers have discovered brain cells that control our appetite. This major discovery opens up new possibilities for creating more effective diets—and even future treatments to suppress one’s appetite by directly activating the brain’s tanycytes, bypassing food and the digestive system.

Why Some Onions Make Us Cry And Some Don't

Why Some Onions Make Us Cry And Some Don'tWhy do onions actually make us cry? And why do only some onions make us blub in this way when others, including related “allium” plants such as garlic, barely ever draw a tear when chopped?

The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted To Drugs

The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted To DrugsWhy do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time.

Do We Have To Really Clean Out Our Pores?

Do We Have To Really Clean Out Our Pores?Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. From scrubs to cleansers to plasters that stick to our faces, there are many tools at our disposal.

Obesity Is About Much More Than An Unhealthy Lifestyle

Obesity Is About Much More Than An Unhealthy LifestyleDespite an abundance of evidence illustrating that weight gain is caused by a complex cocktail of factors, obesity is often solely attributed to poor individual lifestyle choices – such as diet and exercise.

Exercise May Give You More Control Of Your Impulses

Exercise May Give You More Control Of Your ImpulsesPhysical exercise may help people exert more control over impulsivity, a new, small study suggests. “There’s a lot of neuroscientific evidence that suggests mood-altering effects of physical activity could change how you make decisions...”

Digital Life Stories Spark Joy In People With Dementia

Digital Life Stories Spark Joy In People With DementiaI was sitting on the sofa across from Christine in her home. She offered me a cup of coffee. Each time I visited, she sat in the same spot — the place where she felt most comfortable and safe.

What You Need To Know About Subway Air Quality

What You Need To Know About Subway Air QualitySubways are vital for commuting in crowded cities, something that will become more and more important over time – according to a United Nations 2014 report, half of the world’s population is now urban. They can also play a part in reducing outdoor air pollution in large metropolises by helping to reduce motor-vehicle use.

The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect

The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect: Is It Real?Placebos have been found, at times, to work nearly as effectively as materialistic treatments. One series of studies covering more than one thousand patients showed that 35 percent reported significant relief from a variety of ailments after treatment with a placebo.

Why Are We So Afraid Of Dementia?

Why Are We So Afraid Of Dementia?A succession of surveys by Saga have shown that we are more frightened of developing dementia in old age than any other condition including cancer, and the language we use to talk about it: “raw horror” and “living death” speak volumes of the deep unease the prospect of dementia stirs.

Does Good Cholesterol Really Deserve Its Name?

Does Good Cholesterol Really Deserve Its Name?People with extremely high levels of so-called “good cholesterol” have a 65% higher mortality rate than people with normal levels, according to a new Danish study. Does this mean that good cholesterol has gone from hero to villain?

How Marijuana Affects Your Sleep

How Marijuana Affects Your SleepIf you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it.

You Can Do It! Healing Yourself with Powerful Affirmations

You Can Do It! Healing Yourself with Powerful AffirmationsAffirmations are statements of intention that can be used for anything: to attract wealth, for life changes, to find a perfect partner, for self healing -- from curing diabetes to losing weight to quitting smoking, etc...

To Keep Our Brains Young, We Need To Rise To New Challenges

To Keep Our Brains Young, We Need To Rise To New ChallengesAs we get older, our thinking skills often deteriorate: we get slower, more forgetful, less good at learning new things. Yet not everyone experiences these changes to the same degree. Some remain mentally sharp...

Teaching Good Posture and Natural Alignment to Children

Teaching Good Posture and Natural Alignment to ChildrenMany of us know that our children’s posture is a problem. We struggle to know what to do about it, having already learned the futility of simply telling a child to “sit up straight.” Truth be told, we often are at a loss to know how to inhabit our own bodies in ways that are comfortable and relaxed, yet strong and energetic. 

Sighing: The Reset Button for Our Mind and Emotions

Sighing: The Reset Button for Our Mind and EmotionsIt is surprising that sighing has not been a topic of empirical psychological research until the twenty-first century. About the only place sighing makes an appearance is in studies of panic disorder, where it has been shown that such patients “hit reset” about twice as frequently as control subjects...

This Common Pesticide May Cause Lung Problems In Kids

This Common Pesticide May Cause Lung Problems In KidsThe most heavily used pesticide in California, elemental sulfur, may harm the respiratory health of children who live near farms that use it, new research suggests.

How To Treat Fungal Nail Infections

How To Treat Fungal Nail InfectionsAbout 10% of us (including 20% of people over 60 and 50% of people over 70) suffer from fungal nail infections. So why do we get them, and does it matter?

Why The Concept Of Schizophrenia Is Coming To An End

Why The Concept Of Schizophrenia Is Coming To An EndThe concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very profession that once sustained it. 

Living in All Our Cells: Life Is Waiting for You

Living in All Our Cells: Life Is Waiting for You"People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive..."

Americans Are Confused About Food And Unsure Where To Turn For Answers

Americans Are Confused About Food And Unsure Where To Turn For AnswersA survey revealed that much of the U.S. public remains disengaged or misinformed about food. These findings are problematic because food shapes our lives on a personal level, while consumer choices and agricultural practices set the course for our collective future...

How Loud Noise May Change Hearing

How Loud Noise May Change HearingOur modern world is loud. Just sitting in a car, or an airplane, or watching movie previews, we are bombarded with sound.

8 Foods That Almost Last Forever

8 Foods That Almost Last ForeverThe news that, after 106 years, Captain Scott’s fruitcake was found by the Antarctic Heritage Trust and “smelled edible”, raises the question: are there other foods that have similar staying power? The answer is, yes, several.

How Dieting Encourages Your Body To Replace Lost Weight

How Dieting Encourages Your Body To Replace Lost WeightObesity is a risk factor for numerous disorders that afflict the human race, so understanding how to maintain a healthy body weight is one of the most urgent issues facing society.

Harnessing The Body's Own Cannabis In The Fight Against Cancer

Harnessing The Body's Own Cannabis In The Fight Against CancerThe drugs used to treat cancer after surgery can help to slow disease progression, but they don’t always stop cancer cells from spreading, nor do they help with pain associated with some cancers such as sarcomas (rare bone cancers). Cannabis, however, potentially does both of these things. 

The Wait Is Over: No Evidence of Cancer

The Wait Is Over: No Evidence of Cancer
In the hospital waiting room, heart pounding and mind whirring, surrounded by a sea of apprehensive-looking fellow patients, I settled in to wait for my name to be called. Outside the sun was shining on a warm winter’s afternoon...

How Prejudice Pushes Low-income People Onto An Unhealthy Diet

How Prejudice Pushes Low-income People Onto An Unhealthy DietAs consumers become increasingly dissatisfied with conventional, large-scale food systems, they are seeking ways to reconnect with their food. For the wealthy, that translates into a turn toward what we call the “alternative food system.”

Is The Food Industry Conspiring To Make You Fat?

Is The Food Industry Conspiring To Make You Fat?The scent of baked goods wafts towards you as the supermarket doors glide open. Your stomach rumbles and your mouth waters at the sight and smell of so much food.

Is Walking Enough Exercise?

Is Walking Enough Exercise?Walking leads to a remarkable reduction in the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, arthritis, depression, anxiety and insomnia, and premature death from all causes.

5 Ways To Cut Down On Eating Meat

5 Ways To Cut Down On Eating MeatAre you a conflicted carnivore – loving meat but also hating that you love it? Perhaps you are worried about the carcinogenic, heart-clogging properties of cooked meat...

Increase Your Energy Levels Using These Healthy Sources

Increasing Your Energy Levels from Healthy or Unhealthy Sources?When our energy level is optimal, we become aroused and alerted to the world around us. Then, with a profound reciprocity, nature seems alerted to and connected to us. We experience energy as vigor and stamina...

Do Frozen Foods Have A Higher Nutritional Content?

Let's Stop With The Frozen Food SnobberyIt’s fair to say that frozen food has a bit of an image problem. One in three Britons believe it is inferior to fresh food, and 43% say that nothing could persuade them to buy more frozen fare.

Are High Heels Bad For Your Health?

Are High Heels Bad For Your Health?There is copious research into the manifold ways that high heels affect their wearers’ well-being

Using The Power Shout to Reconnect With Your Inner Potential

Using The Power Shout to Reconnect With Your Inner PotentialIf you have been struggling with self-confidence or simply want to increase you sense of inner power, there is a simple, yet extremely effective martial arts technique that can help you reconnect with your inner brilliance.

Is Getting Cancer A Question Of Bad Luck?

Is Getting Cancer A Question Of Bad Luck?“Doctor, what caused my cancer?” For doctors, this question is often perplexing. Some of the population risk factors are known, but when it comes to specific cases, only assumptions can be made.

Which Type Of Chocolate Is Best For Your Health?

Which Type Of Chocolate Is Best For Your Health? The Aztec emperor Montezuma II said that a soldier could march for a whole day on a single cup of cocoa. But this was not the hot chocolate we would be familiar with today. It was gritty, bitter and...

How Sharing Can Make A Hangover Less Distressing

How Sharing Can Make A Hangover Less DistressingHeadache and nausea aside, the morning after an evening of drinking can be filled with regret, anxiety and misery. But it can also be a time of humor, story-telling and emotional bonding.

New Science Suggests Sugar Makes You Sad

New Science Suggests Sugar Makes You SadThe thought of a cupcake, skillfully frosted with fluffy vanilla icing, may put a smile on your face, but research suggests that, in the long term, a sweet tooth may turn that smile into a frown

The Women Who Don’t Know They’re Autistic

The Women Who Don’t Know They’re AutisticStudies reveal one woman for every nine men is diagnosed with so-called “high-functioning” autism, that is, autism without intellectual disability.

Can You Lose Weight Without A Diet? Maybe

Can You Lose Weight Without A Diet? MaybeA new study has found something remarkable: the activation of a particular type of immune cell in the brain can, on its own, lead to obesity in mice.

Could Too Much Sitting Be Bad For Our Brains?

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In many aspects of life where we need to use our brain power, we also tend to sit down: at school, at work, sitting exams or concentrating on a crossword.

30 Days to Live? It's Time To Try Forgiveness!

30 Days to Live? It's Time To Try Forgiveness!After I was told by my surgeon that he thought I had about thirty days to live, I was put in touch with an exceptional cancer survivor who was convinced that healing and forgiveness are inextricably linked. After weeks of resistance, I took her counsel to heart...

Why Apartment Dwellers Need Indoor Plants

Why Apartment Dwellers Need Indoor PlantsThe change in urban environments because of development, associated with a rapid increase in chronic disease, is a global phenomenon in developed countries. Getting further and further away from nature, it turns out, isn’t great for our health.

My Experience With Cancer and Postponing My Afterlife

My Experience With Cancer and Postponing My AfterlifeAs the number of lives affected by cancer has increased around the globe every year, it is hard to find someone in our circle of family, friends and colleagues whose lives have not been touched in some way.

Why Your Subconscious Makes You Crave Naughty Foods

Why Your Subconscious Makes You Crave Naughty FoodsThe diet industry is thriving to say the least. More than half of British adults try to lose weight by controlling their calorie intake each year.

During Panic Attacks, Can Our Minds Be Trusted?

During Panic Attacks, Can Our Minds Be Trusted?People who suffer from panic attacks on a regular basis will often say that having them makes them feel as if they're about to die. That's how the only panic attack I ever experienced felt, too.

Breast Cancer And Drinking May Be Linked For Black Women

Breast Cancer And Drinking May Be Linked For Black WomenBlack women who drink more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week have a significantly higher risk of invasive breast cancer than those who drink less, a new study suggests.

Are Low Calorie Sweeteners Really Better For You?

Are Low Calorie Sweeteners Really Better For You?Drinking beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners may not help you lose weight and may even be bad for your health, according to new research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Stress!!! How to Manage Its Impact on You & Your Life

stress and relaxationOur bodies have forgotten how relaxation feels. We have come to accept our fast-paced, over-loaded, and increasingly impersonal lives as normal. As self-help author and motivational speaker Richard Carlson stated, "Stress is nothing more than a so­cially acceptable form of mental illness."

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