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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Japanese Recipe For Longevity

HealthyAeon - 6:11 AM

by fitfoodhouse.net

People have always searched for a longevity elixir, drinks and food that will prolong their lives. Even though human life-span is considerably increased since the earlier period of human history, old age still awaits us and – at least for now – it’s unavoidable.

Aging, however, does not have the same effects on each individual. Some 40-year-old people seem quite old and have wrinkles all over their faces, while others who have 60 years look as if they are just 40. Some people are vital and really healthy even in their older age, while others experience decline in health too early in their lives. Poor sight, forgetfulness, osteoporosis, heart attack, and other diseases like these are commonly associated with aging. However, studies have shown that age is not always responsible for these diseases, and that very common the ‘responsible’ ones are the genetic predispositions, poor physical activity, and unhealthy diet.





4 Tips on Juicing Cannabis for Better Health

HealthyAeon - 6:05 AM
by Christina Sarich
NaturalSociety

Did you know you can juice cannabis without getting ‘stoned’ and enjoy all the benefits that are inherent in this incredible plant?

“If cannabis were discovered in an Amazon rain forest today, I think people would be clamoring to make as much use as they could of all the potential benefits of the plant, I think unfortunately it carries with it, a long history of being a persecuted plant.” ~ Donald I. Abrams, Chief Hematology Oncology.

Cannabis is actually a vegetable, prior to human interference, and has ’34 million’ years of evolution that can be seen as a dietary essential that helps our cells function the best way they can. Cannabis can prevent depression, seizures, and cancer, and it is a medicinal plant that can be added to your green-juices and smoothies to boost their nutritional power for overall health.


One woman even used raw cannabis juice to replace 40 toxic pharmaceutical medications and boost her body back to health.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

8 Reasons Why I Have Hope For Our World & You Should Too

HealthyAeon - 4:21 AM
by Mark DeNicola
Collective Evolution

It’s hard to deny that things are becoming increasingly challenging here on Earth. Many of us are struggling through economic hardships comparable to that of the great depression, while others live every day in fear for their life as the place that they call home is now an active war zone. No matter the intensity of your individual story, we all face challenges and thanks to the mainstream media beast we are all also constantly thrust with negative story after negative story -with the occasional irrelevant pop culture distraction tossed in every couple of minutes.

Despite this, I still choose to stand on the glass is half full side of the spectrum. I strongly believe that deep down we are all hard wired to not only survive and thrive here on planet Earth, but also to come together and recognize the interconnectedness that we all share. Here are 8 reasons why I have hope in the world and I believe that you should too:

1. Our Charitable Donations


Despite a great number of our financial situations worsening year by year, the amount that we globally donate to recognized charitable organizations that we believe in continues to grow. According to charitynavigator.org, total giving in 2013 was $335.17 billion, an increase of 4.4% from 2012 and the fourth straight year that the total has risen from that of the previous. What’s even more remarkable is that 72% of that came from individuals, and only 5% came from corporate giving accounts. This shows me that no matter how difficult things become we still do everything we can to support what we believe in.


12 Ways To Appreciate Life And Connect With What You Love

HealthyAeon - 4:20 AM
by Prevent Disease

We all have this amazing ability to connect to everyone and everything around us. We are capable of doing it so intimately and innately, that it's a wonder how disconnected we have become from each other and our world. Learn how to tap into what you've always had...the power of bonding, connecting, celebrating, appreciating and loving all that you are and can be.

1. A New Day
Making simple, conscious decisions about your everyday life can influence your physical and mental well-being. Following through on the right resolutions about your health and lifestyle choices is not difficult, especially if you have a firm idea of areas you want to improve, and understand that small, gradual steps typically have better results than cold-turkey or all-or-nothing approaches. Take some time today to consider areas of your life you would like to improve. You may want to be healthier, more generous, less stressed, or just more optimistic. Once you determine your goals, create a timeline and attach some simple steps. Consider your strengths and how they can help you on your path, as well as your weaknesses and ways you can work around and with them. If, during your progress, you take a step backward, keep looking forward. Most goals are reached with both good and bad days playing a part!


2. Enjoy the company of People In Your Life
Be mindful of constructive criticism. Learn to have patience and tolerance for others and respect their ideas, even if you disagree. Help your community so you can feel happy about yourself. Appreciate the little things in life. Help keep your community clean and encourage others to do so as well. Feeling good in your surroundings will help you feel good in other aspects of your life.


Watch Out, These Top Thanksgiving Foods are Surprisingly Full of GMOs

HealthyAeon - 4:20 AM
by Christina Sarich
Natural Society

Enjoy Thanksgiving the healthy way

You don’t really want to feed your family food made from crops grown with millions of pounds of glyphosate this holiday season, do you? Of course not. Sadly, two ‘standards’ of the American feast are baked goods from brands like Pepperidge Farm and Pillsbury – two companies whose products are loaded with GMOs and other damaging ingredients.

Of course, these aren’t the only brands that Americans unknowingly purchase which are contaminated with GMOs, they are just used often – especially during the holidays. Check out an article I wrote recently outlining 6 GMO-loaded companies to avoid buying from.


Pillsbury is a subsidiary of General Mills (GM), the same company which helped to contribute more than $1,515,000 to anti-labeling campaigns. They likely don’t want you to know that Pillsbury products contain GMO sugar, GMO soybean oil, BT toxic cottonseed oil, and GMO xantham gum.


Monday, November 24, 2014

10 Superfoods You Can Add to Your Coffee

Team - 8:42 AM
Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Each day a person gets about three opportunities to up their nutrition in order to sustain them for that day and carry them through to the next.

Some of us, for various reasons, cannot overhaul our food lifestyles overnight. Sometimes the availability of funds and wholesome foods just isn't there. Supplements are expensive and it's frustrating to have to take things after striving to get nutrition from food (that comes from seriously depleted soil).

That's why I'm a big fan of doctoring your foods to the highest and most flavorful potency. Make food into both medicine and supplements by simply working them into your routine recipes. By doing so, you don't have to remember to take anything or choke down pills. You also don't bypass any digestive channels. You can feel better from the start of your day. Chances are, you have some of these ingredients hiding in your cabinet!


Without further ado - here are 10 superfoods you can add to your morning brew.


6 “Healthy Foods” You Should Never Eat Again

Team - 8:42 AM
by bembu.com

Some common “health foods” are anything but healthy and can actually work against you. When you take steps to remove them from your regular diet, you’ll be helping to avoid the negative consequences that come with repeated use.

1. Protein Bars

Seen as a better alternative to a candy bar, post-workout protein bars often contain just as much sugar and more questionable ingredients. If you’re strength training in an effort to build muscle and increase your metabolism, it can be disheartening to see what’s really in that protein bar you’ve been eating.

Because protein bars are linked so closely to a healthy lifestyle, it’s interesting to see how some of the largest protein bar manufacturers have managed to convince users of their efficacy. These bars generally point to the high number of grams of protein they contain, as well as amino acids and other healthy features, while downplaying the use of chemicals, additives, preservatives, and conventional ingredients.
Better Alternatives: Make your own all-natural protein bars so you can have quality control over what goes into them.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Commercial That Shows What TV Does To Your Brain

HealthyAeon - 9:48 AM
by Alec Cope
Collective Evolution

A few nights ago I found myself watching television, I am not proud of this feat – but I am happy that I did.

It has widely been reported that television alters your brain, lowers your attention span, makes you more aggressive and all around has detrimental effects to your mental and physical state. Not only is the programming of low quality (in my opinion anyway) it will also place you into a “trance-like” state. This occurs roughly 30 seconds after you start watching the TV, your brain begins by producing alpha waves – the alteration of your consciousness. A light-hypnotic state spawns from this trend, making the viewer less aware of their environment and more open to subtle messages aka programming. Television has been and is used for mass-programming by many different parties as media expert Hal Becker once stated:

“I know the secret of making the average American believe anything I want him to. Just let me control television… You put something on the television and it becomes reality. If the world outside the TV set contradicts the images, people start trying to change the world to make it like the TV set images.”


A study from last year found that TV alters and changes the brain in children who watch it regularly. Yet TV is used as a way to keep our kids “busy.”


Cultivating Your 7th Sense

Team - 9:33 AM
by Christine Horner
OM Times

Intimately intertwined within the commonly accepted five senses our body uses to collect information about our external world lies the uncharted territory of our metaphysical world containing extrasensory perception and our chakras. It’s only recently that our sixth sense has come into humanity’s collective awareness. But did you know you have a 7th sense?

It is Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) who is credited with the classification of the primary five sense organs: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. These sense organs contain receptors for specific stimuli that are connected to your body’s nervous system which then sends data to your brain, providing you with useful information about your physical/external world. But what about your essential/internal world?

Buddhists consider the mind to be a sense organ in addition to the five senses. Simultaneously processing the collective data of the first five senses, the mind becomes a gateway, making an exponential or fractal leap to a broader spectrum of perception that includes your internal sensory system. This extrasensory system has been referred to as the psychic realm.


Because science was not advanced enough to detect and measure these energy fields, such phenomena was illegitimized as paranormal, and even ridiculed. Slowly, this is beginning to change.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

7 Candles That Won’t Give You Cancer or Make Your Kids Sick

Team - 5:57 AM
by Diane MacEachern
Care2

Candles make everything special – unless their wicks are made from lead and the candle itself is full of chemicals that could cause cancer. Sound too dramatic? It’s not. Candles with lead-core wicks release five times the amount of lead considered to be dangerous for children (see note at end about lead-core wicks). Candles made from paraffin, a petroleum by-product, release carcinogenic soot when burned. Safer alternatives are those that use a cotton or paper wick, and are either unscented or scented with essential oils.

The candles themselves should be made with 100 percent soy, beeswax, coconut wax, hemp oil, or some combination that doesn’t contain any paraffin.

Here are 7 candles to look for when you shop:


1) Way Out Wax – This Morrisville, Vermont company makes candles both out of one hundred percent beeswax and from a combination of vegetable wax and hemp oil wax. The wick is cotton or hemp, and any fragrance is derived by essential plant oils. By the way, to minimize soot, trim wicks to 1/4 inch, and do not burn candles near a draft.


5 Rules For Being Human

Team - 5:57 AM
by Steven Bancarz
Spirit Science and Metaphysics

Being human is not always easy. We have to pretend we are interested in things we are not for the sake of social convention. There is a socially acceptable way to eat, speak, and behave. And heaven forbid we should ever dress inappropriately. That could literally end you up in prison. From the minute we are born, we are piled on with conditionings imposed upon us from our society that shape our behaviour and our mentality.

We live in a strange world where being authentically you is not only discouraged, it’s deliberately suppressed. But beneath the obvious conditionings and conventions that we live by, there are some more deep-seeded “rules” that we must abide by.

These are rules that you learned prior to even being born, and are implicit in your human experience while you’re here. These are essential not only to creating an enjoyable life for yourself, but also for the evolution of your soul. Here are 5 rules you agree to when you sign the contract to become a human.




Friday, November 21, 2014

12 Convincing Herbs That Will Help Reduce Your Dependence On Cholesterol Drugs

HealthyAeon - 3:59 AM
by Marco Torres
Prevent Disease

Our dependence on drug therapy to reduce cholesterol is staggering and approximately 15% of the top prescribed medications in the world are generic statins. The are NO scientific studies ever documented which have proved through causation that lowering LDL cholesterol prevents disease. It's more important to manage your cholesterol with dietary herbs than it is to lower cholesterol with any statin drugs.

The fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers. So we must separate fact from fiction with an understanding that lowering cholesterol is not for everybody, even many with high cholesterol should be cautious of any medical advice to lower cholesterol with drug therapy.

Millions take statin drugs to help lower their cholesterol, making it one of the most popular classes of prescription drugs on the market today, but like most prescription medications, these drugs are often unnecessary, as most people could lower their LDL cholesterol levels simply by changing their diet and lifestyle. Whether your health is at the top of its game or not, there are a number of valuable plants which can help you manage your cholesterol levels naturally if it's necessary at all. Known as curative herbs, these natural substances help in cholesterol management thereby promoting peak health by balancing and revitalizing the system.




Avoid These Foods if You Want to Prevent Diabetes of the Brain

HealthyAeon - 3:59 AM
by Care2

Nearly 12 million older Americans (65 years and older) suffer from diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. More than five million older Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. And the connection between these two dangerous conditions doesn’t end there.

“Diabetics are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s. There are a number of studies that have shown this already,” says Suzanne de la Monte, MD, MPH, a Rhode Island Hospital physician and professor of neurology, neuropathology and neurosurgery at Brown University in a video. De la Monte points out that people with diabetes have approximately a two-fold greater risk for acquiring Alzheimer’s, compared to non-diabetics in their age bracket.


Much of this increased risk has to do with the interplay of insulin and sugar in the brain. A hallmark symptom of type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, a disorder where the body’s cells no longer respond properly to increases in insulin, causing damaging blood sugar spikes and a host of physical troubles in various organs, including the brain.


One Soda a Day Can Age You Five Years

HealthyAeon - 3:58 AM
by The Alternative Daily

Are you STILL drinking soda? If not, kudos! If so, even just one in the afternoon, you may wish to take a second look at all of the research. In the past several years, soda has been strongly linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, tooth decay and certain cancers.

If that’s not enough to convince you, a new study performed at the University of California, San Francisco, has linked drinking just 20 ounces of soda per day to aging nearly 5 years.

According to Elissa Epel, one of the study’s authors, “regular consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas might influence disease development, not only by straining the body’s metabolic control of sugars, but also through accelerated cellular aging of tissues.”


To arrive at this conclusion, researchers examined DNA samples from 5,309 volunteers between the ages of 20 to 65. None of the participants had a history of heart disease or diabetes. The diet of the participants was monitored, and their telomeres were measured.


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