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How to Counter the Effects of Too Much Dopamine

Be Brain Fit // Nov 19, 2017

A high dopamine level can lead to more risk taking, addictive behaviors, and mental disorders. Learn about natural remedies and lifestyle changes that help.

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Why Complete Protein Matters

MyFitnessPal // Nov 17, 2017

We know about good fats and bad fats; good carbs and bad carbs. But what about the quality of protein you’re consuming? Not all protein is created equal.

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Train Your Mind: Overcoming Negative Thoughts Is Half the Battle

Tiny Buddha // Nov 17, 2017

Negative thoughts are next to impossible to fully stop. Instead, you must train your mind to challenge them with stronger, positive thoughts.

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4 Ways to Grow Your Intelligence — at Any Age

Bulletproof // Nov 15, 2017

It’s widely accepted that brain health declines with age. But new research suggests this doesn’t have to be the case.

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Does Carb Cycling Work? It Depends.

Mark's Daily Apple // Nov 15, 2017

Keto may not be for everyone, and low-carb is not the only way to eat well, but most would agree that people in the modern world tend to eat way too many carbs.

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Surprising Mindfulness Hacks That Will Add Hours to Your Day

Bulletproof // Nov 13, 2017

Stopping time seems like a hefty claim. Filmmaker, Qi Gong Master, and Eastern spiritual leader Dr. Pedram Shojai authored a mindfulness guide to do just that.

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The Best Types of Exercise for Anxiety, Ranked

mindbodygreen // Nov 13, 2017

In addition to preventing disease, increasing longevity, and improving memory, exercise has proved an incredibly effective method for maintaining and improving mental health.

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67 Science-Backed Weight-Loss Strategies

MyFitnessPal // Nov 12, 2017

Losing weight isn’t easy — and doing it in a healthy, sustainable way can make the task feel even harder.

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Strength Training Can Add Years to Your Life

Runner's World // Nov 10, 2017

If cardio is all you’re doing, it might be time to make a few changes. New research found that strength training can add years to your life.

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These Are the 3 Best Mood-Boosting Foods

mindbodygreen // Nov 11, 2017

Dale Pinnock, the Medicinal Chef and author of Eat Your Way to Happiness, shares his top three foods to fend off the winter blues.

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The 3 Worst Foods for Blood Sugar and 6 Healthy Foods to Eat Instead

Paleo Blog // Nov 11, 2017

How much glucose is produced and how our body responds to it is determined by a few key factors.

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A 3-Minute Meditation to Turn Jealousy Into Joy

Sonima // Nov 10, 2017

Feeling jealous? Transform a negative emotion into a positive one with this quick and easy guided meditation from Sanjeev Verma.

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5 Diet Changes You Need to Make to Build Muscle

Runner's World // Nov 8, 2017

If building serious muscle is your end goal, pumping iron alone isn’t going to get you where you want to go. Another crucial factor? Your diet.

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The Insulin-Illness Connection

Mark's Daily Apple // Nov 8, 2017

Improving insulin sensitivity and reducing fasting insulin levels have major ramifications for your health, longevity, and resistance to disease.

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The One Food an Inflammation Expert Eats Daily

mindbodygreen // Nov 9, 2017

Chronic inflammation will wreak havoc on your body, both inside and out. The good news is, you can reverse it, and it starts with what you eat.

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We All Make Mistakes, so Let’s Try to Remember the Good

Tiny Buddha // Nov 9, 2017

We're all only human. We all make mistakes. And we all have the choice to honor each other by remembering the best moments instead of focusing on the worst.

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Anti-Aging Stem Cell Therapy Shows “Remarkable” Results in Human Trials

Big Think // Nov 8, 2017

The results of two human clinical trials involving elderly patients suffering from frailty showed no adverse side effects and “remarkable” physical improvement.

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Why Forests and Rivers Are the Most Potent Health Tonic Around

Aeon // Nov 8, 2017

The idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect is far more than just folk wisdom.

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Your Diet May Not Be Clogging Your Arteries. Instead, This Might Be the Culprit

Big Think // Nov 7, 2017

A new study finds that it may not be what we eat, or at least that’s not the whole story. After all, some people eat a terrible diet and never develop cardiovascular disease.

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3 Stuffing Recipes for the Classic, the Paleo, and the Gluten-Free Guest

The Greatist // Nov 7, 2017

Everyone always blames "too much turkey" on the post-Thanksgiving dinner food coma, but we're pretty sure the stuffing is at fault.

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What to Eat After Every Kind of Workout

Outside Magazine // Nov 7, 2017

When it comes to getting the most out of your training, eating the right foods after a workout is almost as important as the activity itself.

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Bone Broth – the Food of Yesteryear Turned Super!

MeBit // Nov 14, 2017

Bone broth is gradually earning its own superfood crown. It’s packed with collagen, gelatin, amino acids, glucosamine, vitamins and minerals.

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6 Common Nutrient Deficiencies and What to Do About Them

mindbodygreen // Nov 7, 2017

Even if you are super health-conscious, busy schedules and the demands of modern life can make it hard to get all the nutrients you need in three meals a day.

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7 Ways to Improve Self-Discipline Even When You’re Distracted and Drained

Everyday Power // Nov 6, 2017

People with well-developed self-discipline are in fact happier – at least according to a study conducted by the University of Chicago.