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Organic Produce Facts: Are You Doing Your Body More Harm Than Good?

Organic Produce: The Hazardous Side
Curated Article from GAIA Research

The greatest fear of many conscientious natural foodists is that pesticide residues in their food might cause harm or illness, especially cancer. However, it is an esoteric fact that most of the toxic substances in our diets originate naturally from food plants themselves (endogenously) or are formed during the storage, processing and cooking thereof. This phenomenon does not apply to fruits (the natural food of humans), with exceptions from extreme environments that are unnatural habitats for humans, hence the emphasis on vegetables, tubers, legumes and grains in this analysis.

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Chronic Stress, Depression, and Anxiety: Does the Food I Eat Make it Better or Worse?

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Yes, food influences stress and anxiety!

Toward the end of 2017, we posted an extensive article on how chronic stress causes depression and anxiety. We also updated the article to include a short piece on stress related to the work environment. You can read the article here.

Stress is an integral part of our lives. As the above mentioned article states, stress can be a good thing as long as it does not overwhelm our coping abilities. 

Our coping abilities get strengthened when we apply practical techniques such as exercise, maintaining healthy relationships, making time for ourselves, and enough sleep.

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Stress Management: Best Techniques to Relax your Body & Mind

Stress management should be an integral part of your life. High levels of unchecked stress puts your and your family's wellbeing at risk. Stress devastates both your emotional and physical health. It clouds your mind and hinders you from leading a functional, productive, and joyful life.

I know what you're thinking: "That statement is so true! I should send this article to my boss so he/she can learn about stress management."

Though it might not be a bad idea,  I want you to pay attention, too. Most of us are strangely ignorant of the fact that we can become stressed out just like those around us. I'll be the first to admit... I'm guilty!

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You Are What You Eat: Importance of Healthy Eating

"Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es."
That's French for: "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."

Those words were written by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Someone knew about this almost 200 years ago, and we're still not paying attention to it? At least some people are. Like you. And you will be better informed and empowered to make healthy lifestyle choices after reading this important article. 

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was not the only one who knew that "you are what you eat". 

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Vitamin C Benefits You Urgently Need to Know About if You want to be Healthier

Vitamin C Benefits

What is it with vitamin C? You know about vitamin C. You know your mom and your doctor lied to you. Let's be fair though: your mom didn't lie to you - she really didn't know any better. 

"Pump up on vitamin C or you'll get sick this winter." 

Like that helped, right? You got sick anyway. Every single year. But here you are, still "pumping up" on vitamin C every time winter approaches just to get that cold anyway...

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Lectins: The Culprits Behind Our Health Issues

LECTINS
THE CULPRITS BEHIND OUR HEALTH ISSUES

Lectins are present in almost all plant and animal products in different amounts. They include seeds, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, and tomatoes. Wheat and all other grains contain the highest concentrations of lectins.

BUT WHAT ARE LECTINS?

Lectins are sugar-binding proteins and can bind to cell membranes and cause biochemical changes in it. Lectins are not all bad but, as with most things in life, consuming too much can be detrimental.

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Stress Symptoms: Do You Experience Any of These?

Stress Symptoms:
Do You Experience Any of These?

Stress symptoms manifest in different ways for different people. This is because each of us experience stress in different ways. A situation that makes me stressed might be child's-play to you.

You can only apply effective stress management if you can recognise stress symptoms. But most of us are so used to stress, we don't recognise the symptoms until we reach a breaking point.

No part of the human body is immune to stress: emotions, your body, and your thinking ability can suffer.

Stress symptoms and symptoms caused by other medical conditions can sometimes be the same.

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