The Link Between The Brain and Digestive System

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Although the interaction between our brain and gut has been studied for years, its complexities run deeper than initially thought. It seems that our minds are, in some part, controlled by the bacteria in our bowels. The gut has defenses against pathogens, but, at the same time, it encourages the survival and growth of “healthy” […]

via Gut bacteria and the brain: Are we controlled by microbes? — Sapere

All About Meditation

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Meditation has been practiced since time immemorial in various parts of the world under one’s religious traditions.l It is generally thought as a path one needs for attaining enlightenment. But it is much more than that. Through meditation, even if you don’t want or don’t achieve enlightenment, it can still be a little miracle to […]

via Meditation: Why it will make you a better person — Mindful Indian

Defining Mindfulness

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When I was a Director of Innovation and Technology, I was speaking to one of our teachers about mental health when she said, “I want to try mindfulness with my kids. I really do. It really does interest me. The problem is that I feel like I keep being told to try it but nobody […]

via Defining Mindfulness and How It Relates to Mental Health — Divergent EDU

At-Home Fitness Tips

 

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Unless you’re preferred method of moving your body is walking or running, and where you live happens to be nice and sunny most of the time, you’re probably feeling pretty limited on what you can do to stay active. Jumping jacks? Pace your house while you talk to Grandma? Whatever works, am I right? […]

via At-Home Fitness Tips — o n e m a d e w h o l e

Monthly Goal Intention – May is for Macros!

A big reason I started this practice of setting a monthly goal intention was to hold myself accountable to learning, growing and bettering myself all year long, not just at the beginning of the year for like 30 days or until I got distracted by a million other things that life throws at us. I […]

via Monthly Goal Intention – May is for Macros! — Life…Take 2

Healthy Banana Oat Pancakes

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My go to ‘treat’ breakfast is pancakes, but since I’m on a journey of trying to reduce sugar intake as much as possible I really wanted to try and find a healthier alternative. Enter banana pancakes. I have to say I was slightly sceptical on how these would turn out, mainly around the texture. As it happens they are super delish, plus refined sugar free, dairy free and flour free.

via Healthy banana oat pancakes — BDB

Pineal Gland Spiritual Importance and Decalcification

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The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the brain of most vertebrates. The pineal gland produces melatonin, a serotonin-derived hormone that modulates sleep patterns in both circadian and seasonal cycles. The shape of the gland resembles a pine cone from which it derived its name. Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System believes the physical as well as spiritual importance of the pineal gland, hence we are of […]

via Pineal Gland Spiritual Importance — Siddha Spirituality For Health

9 Echinacea Benefits and Uses

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If you’ve researched antiviral herbs that help to combat the common cold or flu, you probably came across echinacea — a powerful plant that’s currently booming in the natural health market. Why the surging popularity in this magnificently attractive flower? Because echinacea benefits our health and well-being like few plants on the planet. Now that’s…

via 9 Echinacea Benefits and Uses — from Colds to Cancer — Health | Food is Medicine

Vitamin D, the Sunshine Vitamin

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Vitamin D is referred to as the sunshine vitamin because your body produces it naturally when your skin absorbs direct sunlight. Just 30 minutes per day of direct sunlight is enough to achieve this. Even through a window! I remember (30 years ago now) my pediatrician advising me to put my son’s crib (or napping […]

via Vitamin D, the Sunshine Vitamin — Lorieb (Lor-eee-bee)