My 5-Minute Vegan Breakfast
I often get asked what I eat as a vegan, so I’ll share one of my favorite breakfasts that I’ve been enjoying lately. I’ve eaten this simple meal for most days of the month. Previously I would typically have steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, but this month I’m doing a 30-trial of eating grain-free, legume-free, and sugar-free. So I needed to figure out a breakfast that would satisfy those criteria. This breakfast is also: Quick to make (a few minutes tops)Quick to eatSatisfyingDelicious Here we go… 2 sliced peaches (110 calories): 60g grain-free granola (340 calories): ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

5 Ways to Keep Communication Fresh and Stimulating
What do you say to your partner when you’ve run out of things to say? Perhaps you are both working from home now, and you have the chance to check in with each other throughout the day. By dinnertime, you have run out of things to say to each other. There might not be much left to report, except to note something trivial like: “The strawberries are getting moldy.” Or perhaps you used to go out several times a week to concerts or dinner with friends, happily conversing and catching up. But now, it’s just the two of you most of the time, and here you are. Crickets. Comedian and author David Sedaris d...
Source: World of Psychology - August 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Publishers Spirituality & Health Conversation Starters partners Relationships Source Type: blogs

Batch Blogging
Almost all of the articles I’ve posted this year – or ever, actually – were written on the same day they were published. It’s been my blogging style for the past 16 years to write and edit posts in a single writing session and then to publish them when they’re complete. This year is unusual because it’s the first year that I’ve made a commitment to publish a new post every day of the year, so up until this point, I’ve been writing every day of the year. Very occasionally I’ve written two posts in one day, but nearly all of my posts were published on the same day I wr...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Appreciation Density
In the past 11 weeks, I’ve lost an average of 1.15 pounds per week, mainly just by logging what I eat. This simple practice has helped me tweak and adjust my meal choices even though I’m still eating the same foods as I was previously. I’m eating less food in terms of calories, but my current diet is actually more satisfying than before. Since there’s no sense of restriction or deprivation, it’s frictionless to maintain this approach. Let’s say that the appreciation density of a meal is your overall physical and emotional satisfaction with it, divided by its calories: Appreciation ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Emotions Health Lifestyle Productivity Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Life with Binge Eating Disorder
  At one point, Gabe weighed more than 550 pounds. Today, he and Lisa remember and discuss the extreme pain and slow healing process of living with binge-eating disorder. Gabe shares his shame in being so overweight, his intense relationship with food, the story of his gastric bypass and the difficult process of learning new coping mechanisms. How did Gabe’s bipolar and panic attacks tie in with his binge eating? And, importantly, how is he managing the illness today? Join us for an open and honest discussion on living with an eating disorder. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We...
Source: World of Psychology - July 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Binge Eating Disorders Eating Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Studying Yourself
You can make a lot of interesting personal growth gains by studying yourself and your own responses instead of trying to follow someone else’s behavioral prescriptions. Studying yourself is especially useful in the areas of health and productivity habits. What actually creates good results for you? Quite often you’ll find that what works best for you in real life won’t be found in any book or seminar. You can learn ideas from others to inspire your own experimentation, but you may get the best gains by assembling your own unique collection of behaviors and practices. When doing self-experimentation,...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Lifestyle Productivity Source Type: blogs

Food Logging
If you’d like to raise your awareness about what you’re actually eating and how it affects you, food logging is a simple and effective way to do this. Six weeks ago I decided to start keeping a log of everything I ate in a small notebook. I also keep track of calories. I wanted to raise my awareness of what I was eating and how calorically dense each meal was. Computing the calories is easy. I use a small kitchen scale to weigh quantities of foods, and then I just ask a nearby smart device what the calories are. Usually Google or Alexa can give the correct response to a question like, “How many calo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Physician wisdom learned from picking strawberries
I just want a few berries. This was my comment that started the earthy discussion. We were visiting with friends who have a thriving garden producing more than they can consume. As we talked about the types of lettuce and greens in the neatly organized rows, I heard mention of strawberries. No offense to the […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/anthony-fleg" rel="tag" > Anthony Fleg, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Quieting Pandemic Panic: A Mindfulness Exercise
As we collectively experience the prolonged pandemic emergency due to the spread of the coronavirus, and as we make our way through a new norm of social distancing and practicing shelter-in-place (or staying home), it’s important to find different ways of managing the excessive worry and fear that is hitting all of us very hard. It’s hit us hard in so many profound ways, from literally disrupting our daily routines and losing some of our freedoms, to worrying about our lives and the lives of loved ones, to losing our jobs and businesses, and to the frightening possibility of complete economic collapse, etc. We ...
Source: World of Psychology - April 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John Tsilimparis, MFT Tags: Anxiety and Panic Mindfulness Self-Help coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic stress reduction Source Type: blogs

COVID: Supplements, the Immune System, and Preventative Care
In the midst of a viral pandemic, with orders to “shelter at home” in effect, parents may be wondering what else can be done to protect the health of their families. Unprecedented circumstances often lead to feelings of a loss of control, which can sometimes generate a sense of fear, and even sadness. Minimizing unnecessary travel and condensing trips to the grocery store or pharmacy is a vital part of slowing the spread of illness, however, there are also ways to take care of yourself and your children that can improve the function of the innate immune system, lessen stress, and increase the chances of staying...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - April 14, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Air Quality COVID COVID-19 Immunity Vitamins & Supplements Zinc Source Type: blogs

Living Inside While the Coronavirus Is Outside
The outbreak of coronavirus has rocked our world and caused all of us to isolate in ways we never dreamed of doing before. For some of us who have a severe mental health illness diagnosis, this isolation is more than we might have ever experienced with our most extreme symptoms. While I have to fight my tendency to self-isolate as a result of my schizoaffective diagnosis, recent days have caused me to think about my routine and how it can, not only keep me safe from the virus, but enable me to have a productive life. While I value my routine, I have had to search for more ways to keep myself actively involved in life. Bef...
Source: World of Psychology - March 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Antipsychotic Personal Schizophrenia coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic Psychosis quarantine Schizoaffective Disorder Source Type: blogs

7 Tips on How to Train Your Brain and Improve Your Memory
You're reading 7 Tips on How to Train Your Brain and Improve Your Memory, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Our memory is the part of the brain where we encode, store and retrieve information. There are two types: our short term (or working memory) and long-term memory. Short-term memory is how we remember things temporarily, and it is thought that we can hold around seven items here at any one time. When we no longer need this information however, it leaves us – unless it makes it to our long-term me...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anne Willis Tags: career featured success memory wellbeing Source Type: blogs

Destiny shares her recipe for the best fat bombs she ’ s ever had: Strawberry Cheesecake
Destany shared her recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs in the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Facebook page, re-posted here. People have gone wild for them! “These were THE BEST fat bombs I’ve ever made: Strawberry Cheesecake! “One of the hardest parts in the beginning of this WOE (way of eating) is consuming enough fat. After years of being taught ‘fat is bad’ it can be difficult to UN-learn that. “I eat a couple for breakfast, 1 between lunch and dinner, and another before bed. Sunday is always a good day to prep for the week!” Destany shared her recipe: 1 block cream che...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open fat blaster fat bomb Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

7 Foods That May Help Your Productivity
You're reading 7 Foods That May Help Your Productivity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Food is fuel to your productivity. Understanding this should revolutionize the way we eat. How often do you ask yourself  “Am I eating what my body needs, or what my tastebuds want?”   When it comes to achieving productivity in your workday, the importance of eating well cannot be overemphasized. Here are 7 suggestions for healthy meals/snacks to improve your health and productivity at the...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BenTejes Tags: featured productivity tips food for brain food for the mind Source Type: blogs

The DASH diet: A great way to eat foods that are healthy AND delicious
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is an eating plan based on eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and choosing lean proteins, low-fat dairy, beans, nuts, and vegetable oils, while limiting sweets and foods high in saturated fats. A recent study published the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that men and women younger than 75 who most closely followed the DASH diet had a significantly lower risk of heart failure compared to study participants who did not follow the DASH diet. Currently, about 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure, and about half of those who d...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Food as medicine Health Healthy Eating Heart Health Source Type: blogs

Heart & Dart, Agrotis exclamationis
Just added another new moth species to the mothematical list, the Heart & Dart (Agrotis exclamationis). Here’s a focus-stacked shot looking down on the moth so you can see its “darts” and its “hearts”. Heart & Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) Here’s a face-on closeup, also focus stacked using digiCamControl to capture a sequence of six photos at different focus positions, front to back, and then aligning and stacking together with CombineZP. The stacking has not worked brilliantly in this shot, the antennae have artefacts, but at least you can see this species’ distinctive blac...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - May 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

Phytonutrients: Paint your plate with the colors of the rainbow
Did you know that adding color to your meals will help you live a longer, healthier life? Colorful fruits and vegetables can paint a beautiful picture of health because they contain phytonutrients, compounds that give plants their rich colors as well as their distinctive tastes and aromas. Phytonutrients also strengthen a plant’s immune system. They protect the plant from threats in their natural environment such as disease and excessive sun. When humans eat plant foods, phytonutrients protect us from chronic diseases. Phytonutrients have potent anti-cancer and anti-heart disease effects. And epidemiological research...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

ADHD – Reminders Right Where You Need Them
This article and others will be featured inmy upcoming ebook on ADHD and ToDo Lists. (Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey)
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - February 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Goodreads Source Type: blogs

Re-post: Make L. reuteri yogurt
People seem to be having a tough time locating the Wheat Belly Blog post in which I summarized how we make the L. reuteri yogurt, so I’m re-posting it. Remember: It’s NOT about yogurt; it’s about a means of amplifying the counts of a specific bacteria that possesses unique properties. To maximize bacterial counts, the recipe to make the yogurt therefore includes a prebiotic fiber and prolonged fermentation, very different from conventional yogurt. And, no, NONE of these benefits come from consuming conventional yogurt. We make the yogurt with two strains of Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 6475 and DSM 1793...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates prebiotic probiotic reuteri Weight Loss wheat belly yogurt Source Type: blogs

Gut feelings: How food affects your mood
The human microbiome, or gut environment, is a community of different bacteria that has co-evolved with humans to be beneficial to both a person and the bacteria. Researchers agree that a person’s unique microbiome is created within the first 1,000 days of life, but there are things you can do to alter your gut environment throughout your life. Ultra-processed foods and gut health What we eat, especially foods that contain chemical additives and ultra-processed foods, affects our gut environment and increases our risk of diseases. Ultra-processed foods contain substances extracted from food (such as sugar and starch)...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Uma Naidoo, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Digestive Disorders Food as medicine Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

5 Ways to Stop Feeling So Irritated All the Time
Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies. “I’m taking this car and moving to Florida!” the elderly man in front of me at the DMV raged. He held up the line for a good 20 minutes, all over a measly $25 fee. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person in line thinking, “By all means, head for that state line… and now.” But you can’t completely blame the guy. Sometimes life triggers what can feels like an endless case of road rage. Even us yogis and meditators aren’t immune from it. Every little thing starts to grate, from the headline in the Washington Post to the #$% co...
Source: World of Psychology - November 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Anger Personal Publishers Self-Help Spirituality & Health Stress alone time annoyed anxiety Caffeine Calm Depression irritable irritated Mood Relax Source Type: blogs

Job: USDA-ARS Research Plant Pathologist, Salinas, CA
The USDA-ARS lab in Salinas, California has a permanent scientist positions open to work on Macrophomina phaseolina and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. fragariae. The position will support regional agricultural production, which in the Salinas Valley alone has a value in excess of $4.8 billion per year. Historically researchers at our location have enjoyed strong support from our regional agricultural producers. Our location is 2 hours south of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur area. Hiring level is at a GS-12 or GS-13 (Salary range of $88,582 to $136,969 per year) As a Research Plant...
Source: Fungal Genomes and Comparative Genomics - October 11, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Jason Stajich Tags: jobs california fungi plant pathology USDA-ARS Source Type: blogs

Healthy, wholesome easy lunches
Just the idea of packing a lunch elicits a stress response in so many of us. Maybe we’re packing lunch for our kids, maybe it’s for us, but the pressure is on to create a simple yet satisfying, healthy yet hearty, easily transportable meal. This seemingly impossible task is daunting to many people. So much easier to rely on the school cafeteria, lunch trucks, and takeout, right? Wrong! Let us consider the short- and long-term effects of poor choices at lunchtime. Yes, the school cafeteria may offer some healthy-ish options. I can count on my kids not to choose any of them. Likewise our workplace food trucks and...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Food as medicine Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

What is a plant-based diet and why should you try it?
Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources. Mediterranean and vegetarian diets What is the evidence that plant-based eating patterns are healthy? Much nutrition research has examined plant-based eating patterns such as the Mediterranean diet and a vegetarian diet. The Mediterranean diet has a foundation of plant-based...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Tired? 4 simple ways to boost energy
When I’m dragging and feeling tired during the occasional low-energy day, my go-to elixir is an extra cup (or two or three) of black French press coffee. It gives my body and brain a needed jolt, but it may not help where I need it the most: my cells. The cellular basis of being tired What we call “energy” is actually a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), produced by tiny cellular structures called mitochondria. ATP’s job is to store energy and then deliver that energy to cells in other parts of the body. However, as you grow older, your body has fewer mitochondria. “If you feel you ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Fatigue Health Source Type: blogs

Making the Most of Summer Games for Your Child and YOU
I don’t play. I don’t do games. When one of my colleagues in the industry asked me what educational games I would recommend for the summer I found myself thinking: What do I know about games? What do I know about playing? I reached out to a few friends and did some cursory research but generally felt uninspired. As I dug a little deeper, I realized I was battling a familiar pang: mother guilt layered upon the recognition that I don’t play enough with my daughter. I do laundry, I pack the bags, I obsess about whether or not we’ll make it out of the door on time for school, sports, playdate, doctor ...
Source: World of Psychology - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erina White, PhD, MPH, MSW Tags: ADHD and ADD Autism Children and Teens Communication Parenting Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Can dark chocolate improve vision?
It was very fitting: I had just finished a square of 86% cacao dark chocolate when I got the email about yet another study suggesting health benefits of dark chocolate. In addition, I had just returned from vacation in Guatemala, the land of the Maya. It was the Maya who discovered the usefulness of the seeds of the cacao plant in 2,000 BC, seeds they roasted and ground into a drink fit for kings. Health benefits of dark chocolate Many studies have shown that chocolate has health benefits. An analysis of several studies that included data on over 500,000 participants found that those who regularly eat dark chocolate (two t...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Eye Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Make your own L. reuteri yogurt
Here is a summary on the Lactobacillus reuteri yogurt that I have been talking about over several blog posts, all put together for ease. I’ve been discussing this idea of making yogurt by starting with a specific strain of Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 6475, based on the detailed studies conducted at MIT and elsewhere, both experimental animal and human, that have suggested dramatic effects. Those effects include: Complete shut-down of appetite, an “anorexigenic” effect, that can be used to facilitate intermittent fasting or break a weight loss plateau. This, along with an increase in metabolic rate, ex...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora gluten-free grain-free Inflammation lactobacillus microbiota oxytocin prebiotic probiotic reuteri Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health yogurt Source Type: blogs

U.S. and EU Trade Barriers Are Too High: Bring Back the TTIP!
In response to threats of retaliation by the EU over his announcment of steel/aluminum tariffs,  President Trump has been complaining about high EU trade barriers. Here’s a recent tweet of his:If the E.U. wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on U.S. companies doing business there, we will simply apply a Tax on their Cars which freely pour into the U.S. They make it impossible for our cars (and more) to sell there. Big trade imbalance!And here ’s somethinghe said yesterday:“The European Union has been particularly tough on the United States,” Mr Trump sa...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Simon Lester Source Type: blogs

Scientific Studies Show How Nutrition Influences Our Creativity
In conclusion, our creative thinking is affected by a number of external elements, but the food we eat is such an important part of it. Choosing a diet with ingredients that are gradually processed by our body are crucial to staying productive. At the same time, our diet will also affect mental energy and positivity, and the combination of these factors will determine our levels of creativity.  You've read Scientific Studies Show How Nutrition Influences Our Creativity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you've enjoyed this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles....
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Onzain Tags: featured productivity tips self improvement creativity improve well-being nutrition nutrition and creativity nutrition and mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Residency and family: How this resident finds balance
It was 5:30 a.m., and I was startled to feel the nudge of my husband’s hand on my arm while vaguely hearing the sound of my alarm going off in the background.  Although I was not prepared mentally to get up for another day, I quickly jumped out of bed so as not to allow the sound to wake my sleeping daughter in the next room. I cherished no actually, I needed the time I had to myself in the morning to not only prepare for the day for me but also for my daughter.  I had already set our clothes out the night before, so that was thankfully taken care of. Unfortunately, I dropped my daughter off at “schoo...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kerri-vincenti" rel="tag" > Kerri Vincenti, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Radiology Source Type: blogs

A doctor ’s recipe for a healthy breakfast
When I look at the typical breakfast food offerings at many restaurants, supermarkets, and food trucks, and I think about the health of our nation, I want to cry. Muffins, bagels, donuts, pancakes, waffles, French toast sticks… Want some bacon, sausage, or fried potatoes with that, ma’am? Then there’s what marketing tells you is a “well-balanced breakfast”: the image of a big bowl of cereal and a few decorative strawberries on top, with a tall glass of orange juice. You get the idea that you need the calcium in that milk, that vitamin C in that orange juice, and the carbs in that cereal for e...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Health Healthy Eating nutrition Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly: Quick and Dirty #3
In view of the many new readers on the Wheat Belly Blog, many of whom have not yet had an opportunity to read the book but are eager to get started, here is the most recently updated Wheat Belly Quick & Dirty summary. It summarizes the essential dietary strategies of the Wheat Belly approach to 1) avoid all products made from high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat that wreak health destruction along with all other grains, and 2) create a diet that is otherwise healthy and appropriate for all members of the family. In particular, I’ve tried to clarify some items that were unclear in previous versions. This is the lifestyle ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Strawberry Cheesecake Pops
Here is another variation on frozen pops to help you enjoy your grain-free summer: Strawberry Cheesecake Pops that taste like a slice of creamy cheesecake. Despite their wonderful sweet creaminess, each pop provides only 4 grams net carbs, well within safe bounds and will not trigger a rise in blood sugar. Makes 4 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 1 can full-fat coconut milk (13.5 ounces; not “lite”) 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese 3 tablespoons Virtue Sweetener (or other natural sweetener equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar) Puree strawberries in food chopper/processor. In medium saucepan over low-medium heat,...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates coconut diabetes erythritol gluten-free health ice cream low-carb monk fruit monkfruit natural sweetener stevia wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Strawberry Coconut Pops
Here’s an ultra-simple recipe for a healthy frozen dessert perfect for summer. Because no sugar or other unhealthy ingredients are used, serve these Strawberry Coconut Pops without worries. You can also enjoy them yourself without worrying about gaining weight or counting calories. You can easily modify this recipe by replacing strawberries with other berries or fruit. I used the Tiki Molds I bought at Sur la Table, but many other fun shapes are available. Makes 4 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 1 can coconut milk (full-fat, not “lite”) or coconut cream 2 tablespoons Virtue Sweetener (or other natural ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle Dr. Davis gluten-free grain-free low-carb Source Type: blogs

Building Unity Farm Sanctuary - First Week of July 2017
Admittedly, the pace of my writing has slowed this Summer since each day is filled with a combination of IT work, mentoring, and keeping 60 acres of farm/sanctuary running smoothly.  How ’s it all going? Our trajectory is good.So much of what we ’re doing at the farm/sanctuary is improvisation that we have no choice but to create a vision and accept ambiguity on the daily journey.We received a request to adopt a house pig - Rue, who ’s 80 pounds at 4 years old and extremely well behaved. We ’ve been socializing her with the other pigs and thus far, all is proceeding as expec...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - July 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs

Eating the Same Foods Repeatedly Is Stupid
Do you have a tendency to eat the same foods over and over? Are you aware that it’s much better for your overall health, mental functioning, and immunity to take in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts, and seeds? Eating the same limited foods repeatedly increases the chance that you’ll miss out on certain micronutrients, including many that haven’t been identified or studied yet. A nutritionally restricted diet also increases your susceptibility to disease. Our forager ancestors moved around a lot and ate nutritionally different wild foods wherever they went. With the rise of agriculture, h...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Grain-Free Strawberry Shortcake
Everyone loves Strawberry Shortcake! And, because this version is made without grains or added sugars, it is also healthy (provided you include dairy in your program). Be warned, however: Because there are no appetite-stimulating grains or added sugars, one Shortcake is impressively filling! The almond flour-based dough browns more readily than grain flour, thus the golden color of the final product. Makes 4 1 pound strawberries, stemmed and quartered 1/4 cup Virtue Sweetener (or other natural sweetener equivalent to 1 cup sugar), divided 3 cups almond flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 6 tablespoons butt...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten grain low-carb no added sugar Source Type: blogs

The Future of 3D Printing Drugs In Pharmacies Is Closer Than You Think
3D printing drugs is not a phantasy anymore. Unbelievable shapes and any kind of drug can be fabricated with the groundbreaking technology. The UK biotech company, FabRx believes it could even appear as a regular technique in hospitals and pharmacies for creating personalized drugs in specific doses within 5-10 years. Print out starfish-shaped drugs for your child at home Somewhere in the 2030s: Annie was called by the teacher of her daughter that she had a high fever and went with her to the school doctor. He told the girl that she had the flu, and it would be better for her to go home. He also prescribed some pills; and...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: 3D Printing in Medicine Future of Medicine Future of Pharma 3d printed drugs GC1 Healthcare Innovation personalized drugs Personalized medicine pharmacies Source Type: blogs

weekend warriors
I have this phenomenon in my house--you may be familiar with it in your own--where I need to get my kids out of the house on weekends to dosomething. It barely matters what. Really, it could be anything. The playground is a nice, easy choice. Or hiking, we like to do that. If it's rainy or cold, theGeorgia Aquarium is clutch, or theTellus Science Museum, or sometimes (when we're feeling a little least earnest in our intentions), any of a number of indoor playgrounds, plus or minus go karts. But the reason I need to get my kids out of the house on weekends is the same reason you need to walk your dogs. Well, maybe not in or...
Source: the underwear drawer - April 15, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Michelle Au Source Type: blogs

April in Paris: Voyager Avec Enfants (Day Five)
" A touts les glories de la France. "Coming into this trip, I scheduled two guided tours, and deliberately put them at the end of the trip. I wanted to leave things a little open-ended and less time-pressured at the start of the week, just to allow for jet lag and child recalcitrance and the general unpredictability of kid life. However, Idid have two organized excursions I wanted for us to do, the first of which was a bike tour of the grounds at the Palace of Versailles.Generally speaking, there's enough in the city of Paris to do with kids, particularly if you're only planning to be here for less than a week, a...
Source: the underwear drawer - April 7, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Michelle Au Source Type: blogs

How Strawberries and The Clash Helped Save Separation of Powers
Yesterday the Supreme Courtruled in the case ofNational Labor Relations Board v. SW General that an “acting” officer cannot simultaneously stand as a nominee to hold that office permanently, regardless of how the acting officer was appointed. The ruling is a double victory, both for the separation of powers between the president and Senate and for textualism.Though technical, the statutory interpretation issue in this case was not overly complicated. TheFederal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA) lays out three methods by which someone can become an acting officer in three separate clauses, subsections (a)(1), (a)...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Berry Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Spices for a Healthy Brain
Your diet plays a crucial role in your mental well being and physical health, as they are intricately connected. Have you ever thought about everyday spices that could give your brain an internal boost and reset from within to function at an optimal level? Consider adding these 10 spices below to your current diet, or better yet cook with them to improve overall brain health, and help prevent, or at the very least stave off future cognitive decline. These top spices have been studied extensively by world renowned psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, and is widely discussed in many of his journal publications and books, including ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Books Health-related Mental Health and Wellness herbs rosemary Spices Turmeric Source Type: blogs

Super-Duper High-Fat Wheat Belly Yogurt
We celebrate fat on the Wheat Belly lifestyle. With yogurt, it means we never eat the thin, insipid non-fat or low-fat stuff. We laugh at the anemic 2% yogurt that you can practically drink rather than eat–and they’re filled with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, anyway. You could go for the full-fat (3-6%, though typically 4% milk fat). Or you could go for the Super-Duper High-Fat Wheat Belly Yogurt made with heavy cream that is about 33-36% fat–really fatty. Almost like melted cream cheese, thick and rich. Fat, including that in dairy, has been demonized. Ironically, it is clear that the fat is the bes...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle full-fat gluten grains low-carb yogurt Source Type: blogs

7 Simple Smoothies to Boost Your Mood
I have mentioned in some of my posts that drinking a green smoothie is one of my more effective sanity tools. For fear of sounding like an infomercial, I must say that I realize there is no simple cure for depression. But I do think chugging down two or three of these leafy-green concoctions a day has significantly impacted my health and begun the healing process for some of my conditions. The Benefits of Green Smoothies Why green smoothies? “Greens are the primary found group that matches human nutritional needs most completely,” explains Victoria Boutenko in her book Green for Life. They are nutrition powerho...
Source: World of Psychology - January 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Diet Digestion green smoothie juicing Source Type: blogs

The 3 biggest feeding mistakes you can make with your preschooler
Follow me on Twitter @drClaire As parents, we sometimes forget that habits learned early can stick with us for a lifetime. We cut corners and just figure that we’ll fix things later. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always work out. This is particularly true with preschoolers, both because they are at a point when they are learning all sorts of habits — and because they can be opinionated and very stubborn. This can be particularly true when it comes to eating! That’s why you need to be patient and persistent — and just as stubborn — when it comes to feeding your preschooler. Here are the thr...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Healthy Eating Parenting Source Type: blogs

Fat Blasters: Ketosis ’ best friend
After elimination of virtually all dietary carbohydrates/sugars, the key to achieving physiologic ketosis is to maintain high fat intake. Not increased protein intake that can, in fact, “turn off” ketosis, since liberal protein intake modestly increases blood insulin and sugar levels, thereby undoing the process that generates ketosis. The key is to increase fat intake and thereby feel satiated and turn off all desire for carbs while not provoking insulin release. If accelerated weight loss or breaking a weight loss plateau is among your goals, increased fat intake—counterintuitively—encourages mobi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 5, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle carbs fat blasters gluten grains ketosis low-carb Source Type: blogs

MIND Diet Reduces Risk of Alzheimer ’s Disease
A new diet, calledMIND, could significantlylower a person ’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the diet is not meticulously followed.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaThe study shows that the MIND diet lowered the risk of AD by as much as53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously, and by about35 percentin those who followed it moderately well.The MIND diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets, both of which have been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular conditions, likehypertension, heart atta...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - October 31, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's diet Alzheimer's disease alzheimer's prevention brain health lifestyle memory. lower risk of alzheimer's Source Type: blogs

5 Fun Ways to Get Kids Drinking More Water
As an SLP specializing in pediatric feeding, I often get parents and physicians asking me how to encourage toddlers and preschoolers to drink more water. Many young kids in feeding treatment get “stuck” on one type of liquid, typically breast milk, formula or a supplemental high-calorie drink. Introducing water ensures that kids don’t fill their bellies with their favorite milk-like drinks and reduce their appetite for trying new foods. Plus, water is essential for gut health, regular bowel movements, and dental and vocal hygiene. Here are five fun ways to help young clients enjoy drinking water: Ti...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - October 13, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Melanie Potock MA Tags: Speech-Language Pathology Early Intervention Feeding Disorders private practice Swallowing Disorders Voice Disorders Source Type: blogs

Water Fasting Summary
I completed my water fast yesterday. I fasted for 17 days and 3 hours, which is longer than I’ve ever fasted before. This post is a summary of the experience, building upon what I shared on Day 6 of the fast. Motivation This isn’t the same world people lived in 100 years ago. The unfortunate truth is that we now live in an environment filled with toxins that our bodies weren’t evolved to efficiently eliminate. These toxins include pesticides, herbicides, pollution, heavy metals, plastics, animal hormones, pharmaceuticals, radiation, and more. We’re exposed to such toxins merely by drinking water, br...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - September 12, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Source Type: blogs