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  • Parsley and Dill May Help Prevent Cancer

    by Paula Gallagher | July 20, 2016

    parsley-dillA new study published in the Journal of Natural Products has found that the combination of parsley and dill may help prevent cancer.

    Scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry (RAS), the Institute of Developmental Biology (RAS) and the Institute of Cell Biophysics (RAS) found that when parsley and dill seeds were combined, a compound called glaziovianin A was produced. This compound along with its structural analogs was found to inhibit the growth of tumor cells. This compound already exists and is currently harvested from the leaves of the Brazilian tree Ateleia glazioviana Baill, but production is costly. Read more

  • Food: It's Not About Willpower

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | July 19, 2016

    binge-eatingIf you’re like many of my clients, you may have struggled for years, often decades, having a dysfunctional relationship with food. Food and emotions are so intertwined, which can lead us to eat for any number of reasons other than physical hunger. We can eat socially, mindlessly, emotionally, or have binge-eating behaviors that keep us overweight, frustrated, exhausted and unhappy. But it's not just about willpower.

    Binge eating can happen because:

    We’re over-hungry, which leads to overeating.
    We haven’t created a strategic plan for our eating.
    A trigger (person, place, thought or feeling) encourages a binge. Read more

  • Good Sleep As a Baby Affects Health Decades Later

    by Paula Gallagher | July 18, 2016

    baby-sleepingGood sleep is important for all of us, but interestingly, good sleep as a baby turns out to be more important than we knew previously. Researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine have found that establishing good sleep patterns for your baby will affect their health, even years later.

    They found that babies that get into a good bedtime routine are half as likely to be overweight at the age of 1 as other babies the same age. This finding is important because infants that gain a lot of weight in the first year of life are more likely to be obese later in life, putting them at risk of heart disease, diabetes and a host of other illnesses. Read more

  • Yoga For Beginners

    by Paula Gallagher | July 13, 2016

    yoga-class2I am a beginner. The group of ladies on my street have been trying to get me to go with them for years. However, my perception of yoga – silent, meditative, slow – never appealed to me. Personally, I'm a mover. I need to run, jump, climb, sweat to feel like I am getting a workout. How could such a slow gentle workout, well, be a workout? I was wrong. Finally caving in, I attended my first class in yoga for beginners and found myself thoroughly challenged and feeling strong afterward.

    If you have never attempted yoga and are skeptical about its benefits, here are some tips. Read more

  • 5 Tips to a Happier Workplace

    by Paula Gallagher | July 12, 2016

    happy-workplaceWhether we’re tired, stressed, hungry, or distracted by problems at home, it’s okay to have a rough day every now and then – but it shouldn’t become a regular occurrence. These quick tips for a happier workplace can help you get back on track and enhance productivity, fight fatigue, and reduce stress, all in a day’s work.

    1. Make the most of your lunch break: Taking a short break can help you refresh and restore, increasing your productivity for the rest of the day. Step away from your desk and take time to enjoy your meal. If it's nice out, head out for a 15-minute walk. Make sure you also pack an energy-filled lunch. Protein powers up your body for a busy day, warding off a dreaded afternoon energy crash. Read more


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