This Form of Sugar Could Kill You

Your sweet tooth could be deadly. New research from the University of Utah indicates that high-fructose corn syrup is more toxic than table sugar. From a chemical standpoint, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is similar to table sugar, but it does contain higher levels of fructose. In the study fructose is shown kills female mice than table sugar. The sugar you use, or that is used to sweeten your favorite foods could be deadly.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Serotonin

Serotonin is a popular buzz word but do you really know how important this neurotransmitter is? Sure, it’s the “happy” neurotransmitter but it’s also linked to more than just your mood and depression. It’s estimated that 86% of Americans have sub-optimal neurotransmitter levels. Stress, poor diet, trauma, toxins, genetic predisposition, drugs (prescription and recreational), alcohol and caffeine can cause these levels to be out of optimal range. Serotonin is one of the key neurotransmitters that needs to be balanced in order for your brain and body to run optimally. » Read more..

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Health Tips to Help You Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

Now that you’ve set your new year’s resolutions don’t you want to make sure you achieve them? Health goals can be hard to achieve without some internal help, which means a healthy mind and body. We have more evidence than ever before in history that a healthy mind can come from natural treatments. This means that there are more evidence-based studies and scientific communities that promote holistic and natural treatments for healing the mind and body. This year while you are still in the honeymoon period of your New Year’s Resolutions, it would be a great time to adopt these health tips that will heal you from the inside out. » Read more..

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Last Minute Gifts for the Health Nut

It’s not too late to give the gift of good health. Without leaving your desk you can get all the health nuts on your list gifts. Seriously, just click, print and wrap. Instead of heading to get those a last minute gifts that will just be forgotten, why not give a healthy gift that keeps on giving all year long? » Read more..

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Sugar Addiction and Obesity Starts in Childhood

A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar. Published online in International Journal of Obesity, the study shows that children who are overweight have an intense psychological reward response to food. » Read more..

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Is Your Diet Making You Depressed, Sick and Stressed?

It has been said that 70 million Americans suffer from digestive issues. Your gut is your second brain and if it’s not healthy, your brain won’t be either. Research shows that digestive issues contribute to mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and insomnia. Autoimmune illnesses, migraines, eczema, acne, and chronic gastrointestinal symptoms all can be traced to an irritated GI Tract. » Read more..

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Is MSG Hiding in Your Holiday Meal?

Is your turkey toxic? The food you serve this holiday may do more than pack on a few pounds, they may actually do damage to your brain. Taking a little extra time to make your shopping list and add in a little more chopping time can help you prepare a healthy holiday meal. Chemicals found in some of our most basic turkey dinner treats contain Monosodium glutamate (MSG). MSG a flavor enhancer added to thousands of foods you and your family regularly eat. Its one of the worst food additives out there and hides in many Thanksgiving and holiday meals. » Read more..

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The Impact of Trauma: Books to Help You Heal and Understand

Trauma reorganizes the nervous system. One’s brain, body and behaviors can be altered tremendously. Thousands of research studies show that brain chemistry changes, the immune system is compromised, and overtime their physical and psychological health is impacted greatly by traumatic experiences, especially without the right forms of healing. Whether you are helping someone who is suffering from PTSD or you yourself have experienced trauma, these books are excellent and highly recommended to help you understand and heal the impact of trauma on the brain and body. » Read more..

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Online Now! The Children’s & Teen Health Summit

Come join Pam and Emily along with 27 experts and learn about research, parenting, health and wellness, as well as parenting your child and teen at The Children’s & Teen Health Summit. It’s online and free this week only.  » Read more..

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Why the Scariest Part of Halloween is the Candy

Let’s face it there is a certain amount of dread parents have around the Halloween festivities. The cuteness of kids costumes wears off after they have ingested their weight in sugary sweets: tantrums, hording away snack-size candy bars, and sneaky behavior are bound to happen. Are you ready for the Halloween mania? Sugar rushes, hyperactive kids (maybe some adults too), not to mention exposure to dyes and allergens all impact your child’s brain chemistry. » Read more..

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