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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 17:01
Los Angeles, California, May 2015—Pardon the play on words, but there’s a new company out there with an interesting new product we want you to know about. The “gotcha” headline is meant to get your attention. It should have worked; so read on.

The cute headline is also a play on the name of the company: You Are Loved Foods. They have launched a brand new line of truly pure Paleo (e.g., as in caveman—essentially anything processed is not in the picture), gluten-free treats, desserts and snacks.

Thirteen years ago, Jonathan Heine, now president and founder of You Are Loved Foods, was a mess. Only 42 years old, he weighed 294 pounds and was headed toward diabetes. Addicted to chocolate, starch and sweets—and eating poorly, he was stressed out by his job, which, adding insult to injury, was on Wall Street. Diets just exacerbated his problems.
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Quit Slouching! Sit Up Straight!
Health
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:53
Boulder, Colorado, May 2015—Eighty percent of us are in for it: We’ll experience back pain sometime during our lives. And of that enormous group, millions are unable to find long-term relief.

According to a recent survey conducted by BackJoy, a company that makes posture-improving products, only 23% of Americans realize that simply correcting our posture has a positive effect on back pain. To find out more about how we think about this problem, a survey was done. What follows is a summary of what we’re saying about our back pain, posture and exactly how far we’d go (or have already gone) to find relief. (Reminds us of our moms telling us to stop slouching and to sit up straight!)

Survey says:
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Whadaya Mean “Old”?
Health
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:32
Everywhere, May 2015—With May being one of the ‘living life to the fullest’ months, when everything seems to be growing and blossoming—giving the viewer a notion of how beautiful life can be, the subject of growing older might come into play.

 Due to many surveys and research work being done, the so-called ‘gray of America’ continues. By the year 2050, we are told, the United States alone will house nearly 84 million who will be 65 or older. 

And with that, the definition of ‘old’ depends on who you ask. Due to a survey done recently by UnitedHealthcare (their 10th annual), 60 percent of centenarians (those 100 and older) say they do not feel old. However, ask one of today’s ten year-olds, and they’ll tell you that ‘old’ age begins when you’re about 46. 

What do they know, anyway?

Whatever one’s thoughts, all this talk of aging is a good reminder for all of us to take care of our mental, emotional and social health—in addition to the physical. 

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Best Skin on the Beach
Health
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 16:57
Everywhere USA, April 2015—Forget all those expensive creams, toners and scrubs. To have the most radiant skin on the beach, think instead the right kind of foods. To move you in that direction, here’s an example of what you should be consuming (and what you should avoid).

The words that follow are those of clinical professor Mitchell Gaynor, MD (and expert on gene therapy,) whose published works have been given a favorable nod by Dr. Mehmet Oz (you know him.)

Anti-“AGE” Foods: From now until Memorial Day and even the Fourth of July, focus on lowering AGEs, or ‘advanced glycation end products’, in your diet. AGEs are molecules that result from irregular bonding between sugar, DNA, proteins and fats. They attach to collagen in skin, reducing its elasticity. The worst AGEs are found in animal products and foods processed with high and dry heat.
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Flaxseed: Ancient But Still Kicking
Health
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 16:41
Everywhere USA, April 2015—In case you were not aware, flaxseed is the seed of the flax plant and is considered to have originated in Egypt thousands of years ago. For most of its history considered beneficial to our collective health, today, in this hemisphere anyway, it’s grown primarily throughout Canada and the Northwestern United States.

The most typical folk or even traditional usage of flaxseed was as a laxative; additionally it has been utilized for hot flashes and breast pain. But there are a host of other benefits.

Flaxseeds, either whole or crushed, can be combined with water or juice and taken orally. Also available in powder form, flaxseed is a source of healthy fat, antioxidants and fiber. Recent studies have also discovered proof that indicates flaxseed may help reduce the chance of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
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Being Green
Bio-Based
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:44
Everywhere, USA—Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard the future of humanity and the planet we inhabit.

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) reports that environmental education teaches children how to learn about and investigate their environment and to make intelligent, informed decisions about sustainability. Furthermore, learning about the environment is multi-disciplinary, so it allows teachers a rare opportunity to integrate different parts of their curriculum while challenging students to think about the big picture. Thankfully, teachers today have a plethora of resources for incorporating sustainability in their lessons and activities.
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How Do You Know it’s Gluten Free?
Health
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:23
Everywhere, May 2015—Call it a fad, call it a health movement, or call it what you will—the reality is that millions of Americans have jumped aboard the gluten free train, whether because they have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or another form of gluten sensitivity, or as an opt-in lifestyle choice. 

There has been much – and often heated – debate about the impact gluten has on the body, and what can be scientifically proven.  Regardless of the side of the argument you sit on, history tells us that where there is demand, supply often follows. As a result, more and more restaurants are identifying and adding items to their menu that are “gluten free.” But are they really?
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Putting More Spice in your Life
Health
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 16:51
Everywhere USA, April 2015—Most people wrongly assume that healthy eating is like eating chalk. No taste; no fun. If you feel this way, celebrity fitness trainer and nutrition expert Joey Thurman says, "One of the best ways to satiate your appetite and boost your metabolism is by making the most of spices and herbs."

Here are Joey's top recommendations for spices that can help you torch calories in time for swimsuit season, which is approaching fast.

Cayenne pepper, chili pepper, habanero: "You name it," says Joey, "Anything that brings the spice is good for your metabolism. In fact, research shows that spices that contain capsaicin (the ingredient that gives food heat) can temporarily increase your metabolism by up to 25 percent. Capsaicin is also a blood thinner which can prevent blood clotting diseases and is an anti-inflammatory for pain management. It can help save your life." 
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Soy is the Word
Health
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 16:34
…It’s got groove, it’s got meaning.

Everywhere USA, April 2015—Putting a little pizzazz in something that’s been around for thousands of years, soy is a staple for the world—but in the U.S., up until recently we’ve been slow to catch on. Primarily positioned as a vital food for livestock, it’s only been 100 years or so that soy and soy-enhanced foods hit the shelves as something us humans might enjoy—and benefit from.

If you happen to still be standing over there on the reticent side, here’s some new data that might move you over: 
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