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Say what? Coconut Oil is poison? What have you been smoking?

A professor said coconut oil is “pure poison” and because she is affiliated to Harvard University everyone is running around like chickens without heads. Well, my response is this: why have a billion Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans who use coconut oil daily for cooking not been poisoned?? In those countries they also apply… Continue reading Say what? Coconut Oil is poison? What have you been smoking?

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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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Animation: Effects of obesity

Via: My Doctor Australia: Obesity can cause problems with many organs in the body — view this animation to discover why obesity is bad for your health. http://www.mydr.com.au/nutrition-weight/animation-effects-of-obesity  

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Honey, I shrunk my brain!

A recent study has found that people can actually shrink  their brains!!. They can do this by eating junk food….LOL. The study published in the online journal Neurology looked at 104 persons, including a majority of women, with the average age of 87. Blood was exmained for the levels and types of nutrients and the… Continue reading Honey, I shrunk my brain!

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Lemons taste sweet… if you are “flavour tripping” on the miracle berry

For all their Vitamin C goodness, lemons have a bad rap. They are tartly and set your teeth on edge. When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade is a common adage that bluntly says that lemons are the dark cloud, and the lemonade – with sugar added presumably – is the silver lining you… Continue reading Lemons taste sweet… if you are “flavour tripping” on the miracle berry

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Eating fatty foods is like smoking marijuana

Eating fatty foods stimulate a response similar to that triggered by cannabis or marijuana, hooking you to eating more fatty foods, says a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study showed that when laboratory rats were fed fats, their bodies activated molecules called endocannabinoids, the body’s natural version… Continue reading Eating fatty foods is like smoking marijuana

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Eat chocolate and get thin?

How surprising! Cocoa extracts and antioxidant compounds called procyanidins in cocoa  can reduce the body’s ability to absorb fats and carbohydrates. In laboratory studies scientists in the US looked at the effects of Lavado, regular, and Dutch-processed cocoa extracts as well as cocoa procyanidins. They found that Lavado was the most effective in inhibiting the… Continue reading Eat chocolate and get thin?