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The Globe and Mail: Why exercising outdoors is better than hitting the gym

  The Globe and Mail: Wendy Pauls, 41, is at her happiest when she is running, mountain biking or paddling in the great outdoors. Her favourite places to exercise are through rolling countryside or on a wooded trail. “Fitness and fresh air go very well together!” says this life coach and personal trainer, who lives… Continue reading The Globe and Mail: Why exercising outdoors is better than hitting the gym

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Turmeric may improve your memory and mood

Science Daily, 23 Jan 2018: Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.

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Nature lover and organic farmer

“When I saw the advert for the competition, I thought I must participate in it,” says Nathachia Pierre, the second prize winner of Nature Seychelles’ recent Nurtured by Nature photo competition. Nature Seychelles Green Health face book page facebook.com/natureseychellesgreenhealth) was launched in May this year, and in celebration, competition entrants were asked to send in… Continue reading Nature lover and organic farmer

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Your green health in 2014

The new year is here and many of us are making resolutions and plans and strategies to live healthier and greener lives. It is really quite amazing: everywhere you turn people are questioning their lifestyles and are looking to do better this year.  Perhaps it is because of the effects of our current way of… Continue reading Your green health in 2014

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Eat Broccoli and survive a nuclear disaster

The key to surviving radiation may lie in Broccoli: a compound derived from this and other cruciferous vegetables  such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts or cabbage, protected rodents from lethal doses of radiation in recent experiments. The compound, 3,3’-diindolylmethane or DIM, gets produced in the stomach after people eat cruciferous vegetables. Well known for fighting cancer… Continue reading Eat Broccoli and survive a nuclear disaster

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Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health – National Geographic

  Via National Geographic Richard Louv,  the author of the bestsellers Last Child in the Woods (2005) and The Nature Principle (2011) argues that nature-deficit disorder affects “health, spiritual well-being, and many other areas, including [people’s] ability to feel ultimately alive. The causes of the disorder include loss of open space, increasingly busy schedules, an emphasis on team sports over individualized… Continue reading Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health – National Geographic

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Should You Be Eating Like A Caveman, Or Has Your Stomach Evolved?

CO.EXIST | 16 APRIL 2013 A new book is targeting misconceptions about prehistoric humanity–including the idea that a diet without bread, dairy, or sweets is healthier for us…. Read more here  http://pulse.me/s/kFfP4