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Mila W.

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"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book."

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Natural Sugar and Added Sugar

Natural sugar can be found in most nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables, and if you're looking for added sugar, it goes by 61 different names and it's quite hard to memorize them all.

The two most common sources for processed food sugars are sugarcane and sugar beets, but the cheapest to produce is corn syrup. Due to the desire for sweet-tasting food, there is now an overproduction of corn to satisfy the need for cheap sweets.

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Is healthy sugar possible — and would you eat it?

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The Link Between Food And Love
  • There is a complex hormonal reaction that affects those who are in love, and also their food choice.
  • Even early on in a romantic relationship, food plays an important role, as one can cook for their partner or buy them a fancy dinner.
  • The quality of the food and how it is presented is crucial as it affects the quality of the relationship.
  • New research points towards a ‘reward hormone’ called norepinephrine that shoots up in new romantic relationships, increasing the feeling of euphoria, while also suppressing appetite.

How Food And Relationships Are Linked In The Brain

huffpost.com

Margarine Vs. Butter

Margarine is marketed as a healthier alternative to butter, which is not true. It may seem like butter but is mainly manufactured using vegetable oils, salt, emulsifiers and trans-fats. Most of it isn’t healthy.

Butter, on the other hand, is made from milk, which is a topic of a lot of health debates but has been used without any problem for thousands of years. It is a good source of vitamins and calcium while being high in fats.

Margarine vs. Butter: What’s the Difference—and Which Is Healthier?

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Shut down those activities that stimulate your mind, such as work, emails, internet browsing and even watching TV. 

Try reading a book, taking a bath, listening to music or practicing some gentle yoga or meditation. Develop rituals that work for you.

5 Tips To Create An Evening Routine For Great Sleep

mindbodygreen.com

False Hope Syndrome In Dieting

Many people continue to practice the same diet fad or routine to lose weight even after the effort is proven to be ineffective. This mentality of dieters is called the False Hope Syndrome and happens due to:

  1. Overestimating the weight loss amount.
  2. Misjudgement of the time it would take to lose weight.
  3. Not knowing how easy or difficult it would be.
  4. Unrealistic expectations of the result of weight loss.

False Hope Syndrome Reveals a Big Problem with Dieting

psychologytoday.com

The Japanese Island Of Okinawa

Okinawa, an island in southern Japan is known for the longevity of its population and has an extremely low rate of heart disease issues. The elderly are active and happy in the 80s and 90s.

Part of the secret of their longevity and happiness is their varied diet, rich in fruits and vegetables.

The Biggest Reason Why the Okinawan Diet Works

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Placebo's as pleasing treatments: History of the concept
  • Plato's cure for headaches involved a leaf coupled with a charm. Without uttering the charm at the moment of application, the remedy was not effective. We would call Plato's "charm" a placebo.
  • In the 18th century, the term "placebo" was used to describe a doctor. In his 1763 book, Dr Pierce describes a visit to his sick friend, saying that he found "Dr Placebo" sitting at her bedside. She said she was well, and Pierce seems to imply that the positive effect Dr Placebo had was due to his great bedside manner, rather than the drops he gave.
  • Eventually, the word "placebo" started being used to describe treatments. In 1752, the Scottish obstetrician William Smellie used some innocent Placemus that his patient "may take between whiles, to beguile the time and please her imagination."

The fascinating story of placebos – and why doctors should use them more often

theconversation.com

Approaching Burnout At Work

Feeling and identifying the signs of job burnout is a powerful way to arm yourself with the strategies and resources needed to prevent it from bringing you down. So if it’s time to sit down with your manager or HR team, set up that meeting.

Explain that working longer hours is not leading to your most productive and happiest self. Most companies rather make a small adjustment than having to hire somebody else.

Tips From Job Burnout Survivors: How To Heal From An Overachiever Attitude

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Look at your full day to identify the causes of insomnia, not just the hours before you go to bed.

For example, setting too many meetings or not permitting yourself to take a break can leave you too wound up to fall asleep later at night. Instead, schedule your most intense work in the morning, and do more mundane tasks in the afternoon.

I Was Diagnosed with Insomnia. Here’s How I Get More Sleep.

hbr.org

Caffeine in excess cause anxiety, heart palpitations, and sleeping disturbances.

Up to 400mg of caffeine a day (two to four 8 ounce cups) can be part of a healthy diet, and over 600mg per day is too much.

How to make your coffee habit benefit you

bigthink.com

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