Plant-strong & healthy living: Rip Esselstyn at TEDxFremont Rip Esselstyn, a former firefighter and author of The Engine 2 Diet, advocates a plant-strong diet to combat chronic diseases. Esselstyn inspired his fellow firefighting crew at the Austin Engine 2 station to follow a plant-based diet and dramatically heal their health. In 2012, Engine 2 and Whole Foods Market unveiled the Engine 2 food line.

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The Health Effects Of Filtered Water For Children With Autism

brain healthIt is beyond our comprehension to understand autism and how each individual or child works. However, research has revealed that the way they perceive everything around them is strikingly different from the way we understand things happening around us. Studies have gone to the extent of stating that autistic children even see your face differently. If their sense of perception is so different, then it is only natural to expect why they react so differently to things happening around them. One of the easiest ways to understand this is by observing that while talking to anybody they hardly make any eye contact and also suffer from certain social impairments.

Another prominent attribute to autistic children is the external behavior. This is usually caused by some form of internal agitation such as internal yeast or a nutritional imbalance. If the child is low or high in Cholesterol, then the body will feel agitate and out of balance and will lead to an external behavior usually hitting, biting, screaming or some other form to work out that agitation. If you stop the problem at the source, there is usually a significant decrease in negative behavior from the child. In an effort to prevent the imbalance, you want to make sure that your autistic child is not exposed to any contaminants. The most common source for contaminants is your home drinking water. Studies have shown that in some cases installing a water filter on your house can eliminate all harmful contaminants from entering your child’s body which can lead to a reduction in the amount of external behaviors that are occurring if that child’s body is out of balance because of the contaminants in your water supply. Some experts even ask “Is water causing autism?” Having a good home drinking water filtration system can be essential to your child’s health.

What Does Research Say About The Autistic Perception Of Faces?

Cedars-Sinai researchers have gone on record to explore why the difference in reading faces? Studies conducted by them have stated that a certain neuron found in the nerve cells of the brain defined as amygdala acts differently for an autism affected child as compared to any other regular kid. Amygdala is a certain neuron that plays an extremely important part in trying to decode human emotions. It plays a crucial role in evoking the feeling of fear when we face any threat. It is because of this defect on the neuron that autistic people find it difficult to understand the social cues and process the meaning of emotions in their mind. This inability to explore the real meaning keeps them utterly confused about how they should react, this makes them the recluse that they are trying their best to stay within their shell.

How Was The “Faces Theory” Proved

Passing a statement is very easy, but it is important to validate this statement with facts and figures. The conclusion that said autistic kids perceive the face very differently is further supported with the help of research. Let us find out what the research was all about:

The experiment broadly divided into two parts and had two large groups of children, the first group had kids suffering from autism and the other group had kids without this disorder, the first part included children with autism and also the ones without it to look at the face of an individual and respond according to the facial expressions and emotions. The result of this experiment showed that both the kid’s group responded almost similarly. The second part of the experiment emphasized that both these groups focus on parts of an individual’s face like the eyes, the nose, and the lips, etc. separately. The second part of the experiment showed remarkable results and a clear demarcation between both the kid’s group. The conclusion from here clearly showed that autistic kids have a tough time in trying to focus on the eyes and it is easier for them to look into the mouth and focus hard on it. This inability to look into the eyes is probably one of the primary reasons for the bunch of kids suffering from this neurological disorder to have a tough time to read the face of any individual and often end up misinterpreting the face and see it very differently, followed by the lack of social etiquettes and problem in adapting themselves in a social gathering.

How To Address This Issue?

Now that we know the basic problems that these kids have, there is no doubt that there will be problems in dealing with them on a regular basis. So here are some very useful tips:

No point in trying to be stern with them just with your eyes. It is best to try and be as verbal as possible because they cannot interpret your eyes but only your mouth.The best way to interact with them is to speak clearly with a very low pace so that the words get registered in their brain. Try and keep the sentences short and simple for them to comprehend easily.

Potential Treatment Options

Speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral therapy, and supplements have been utilized to treat autism. These have been effective for some, but not all patients. Physicians have had to turn to other options including antipsychotic medications like Risperdal. Various psychotropic medications are being reviewed as solutions for autism. Antidepressants, stimulants, and …

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FREE EBOOKLET No more need for uppers, downers, drugs and stimulants – the natural high from pure living is all you need to stay super inspired and motivated about life.

The sun is essential to keep our hormones in balance. Serotonin, melatonin and many others. We are diurnal animals that thrive on a circadian rhythm of about 12 hours day and 12 hours night, like it is in the tropics – our natural environment. Make sure you get that sleep as soon as the sun goes down (if you’re in the tropics, if not you’ve got to improvise).

Why live life half asleep? How much should we sleep? Well, animals in nature sleep as much as they need! No restriction or guilty feelings for sleeping long hours! I love sleeping!

Provide the essential elements of health like sunshine, sleep, appropriate food (a raw food diet consisting of high carbohydrate, low fat, whole, fresh and ripe fruits and vegetables in their raw natural state), rest, movement, water, air…it’s so simple. Invest in your health and reap the rewards immediately!

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Healthy Living Apps To Help You On Your Wellness Journey

Looking for a few healthy living apps to help you on your wellness journey? Plant-Based Wellness Professional Chelsea Williams joined Roland Martin for this week’s installment of #FitLiveWin to share a number of healthy living apps for both Android and iOS.
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Healthy Living with Chef AJ – Guest John Mackey

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer to a .7 billion Fortune 500 company with more than 460 stores and 87,000 team members in three countries. The company has been included on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 20 consecutive years.

While devoting his career to helping shoppers satisfy their lifestyle needs with quality natural and organic foods, Mackey has also focused on building a more conscious way of doing business. He was the visionary for Whole Planet Foundation to help end poverty in developing nations, the Local Producer Loan Program to help local food producers expand their businesses, the Global Animal Partnership’s rating scale for humane farm animal treatment, and the Health Starts Here initiative to promote health and wellness.

Mackey has been recognized as one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Winner for the United States,” Institutional Investor’s “Best CEO in America,” Barron’s “World’s Best CEO,” MarketWatch’s “CEO of the Year,” Fortune’s “Businessperson of the Year,” and Esquire’s “Most Inspiring CEO.”

A strong believer in free market principles, Mackey co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement ( and co-authored a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book entitled “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business” (Harvard Business Review Press 2013) to boldly defend and reimagine capitalism, and encourage a way of doing business that is grounded in ethical consciousness. Mackey cut his pay to in 2006 and continues to work for Whole Foods Market out of passion to see the business realize its potential for deeper purpose, for the joy of leading a great company and to answer the call to service that he feels in his heart.

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There are many reasons why people meditate. For some it is part of a spiritual journey and has to do with expansion of awareness and how they perceive and experience life. Some simply want to relax, and this benefit of meditation is self-evident. Other people are interested in the benefits of meditation for health and general well-being.

The effectiveness of meditation comes from deep relaxation. When we are deeply relaxed, the body and mind are refreshed and revitalized. This brings many benefits that are both immediate and long lasting.

Some major health benefits of regular meditation include:

Lower blood pressure
Better sleep
Less anxiety
Faster healing
Decreased use of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes
Lower cholesterol
Stronger immune response
Reduction of stress hormones brings many benefits

The results above have been demonstrated in many rigorous scientific studies, a few of which are mentioned below. Researchers have found that meditation lowers levels of stress hormones. In fact, by decreasing the level of one such hormone — epinephrine — meditation has been shown to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood and therefore help arteries to remain clear. Reduction of stress hormones also supports the healthy functioning of the immune system.

Alpha waves and deep relaxation

This reduction in stress hormones may be explained by the relaxed state that comes about through meditation. Electroencephalograph (EEG) studies of the brain in those who are meditating show that meditation boosts the intensity of alpha waves — associated with quiet, receptive states — to levels not seen even during sleep. This relaxed state combats anxiety,

Meditation helps the heart

Meditation has been found to be particularly helpful for the heart. Meditators have been found to have improved blood circulation, as well as a lowered heart rate, which places less demands on the heart. A 1998 study published in Psychosomatic Medicine showed that people who practiced transcendental meditation (TM) had lower levels of lipid peroxide than those who didn’t. Lipid peroxide can contribute to atherosclerosis and other chronic diseases associated with aging.

Help for Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, IBS, and More

A 1998 study in Alternative Therapies showed that meditation helped decrease symptoms such as pain and sleeplessness in patients with fibromyalgia, a disease characterized by muscle pain, fatigue, and mild-to-moderate depression.

Meditation has also been associated with a longer life span, better quality of life, fewer hospitalizations, and reduced health-care costs. It has also shown promise as an adjunct therapy in relieving mild depression, insomnia, tension headache, irritable bowel syndrome, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), as well as in controlling substance abuse.

Increase your threshold for stress…deal with the ups and down of life much more easily…protect yourself from serious physical and emotional problems caused by stress…

Create whole-brain thinking…dramatically increase mental abilities, creativity, learning ability, focus and concentration…
End anxiety, fear, anger, depression, sadness, self-sabotage, substance abuse, and overeating…
Be happier, more peaceful, more compassionate, more at ease…

Meditation is the most potent way to lower stress and
create peace of mind in these highly stressful times…

people who meditate everyday are many times happier than those who don’t?

They’re also healthier, and live longer. And, their sense of well-being is much higher than that of non-meditators.

Meditators’ minds are also sharper, and their problem-solving abilities are better.

meditators have dramatically better mental health? They have less anxiety, anger, depression, and fear, and they have better human relationships, more friends, and feel much more fulfilled in their lives

Dramatic increases in the production of a whole variety of beneficial brain chemicals, including pleasure-causing endorphins—as well as a number of others proven to slow aging and increase longevity and well-being…

Dramatically lower stress levels, and an increased ability to deal with whatever comes at you from the world, calmly and clearly. You become more relaxed, less anxious, more centered, more peaceful, and more connected to others…

The need for sleep decreases, yet aliveness, vitality and energy increase!…


Healthy living facts

Healthy living facts
This Vedio is designed to give readers tips on how they can improve or enhance the actions in your life to have a healthy lifestyle; not intended to be exhaustive, but include major components that are considered part of a lifestyle that lead to good health. Plus tips on what people should do to have a healthy lifestyle, the article mentions some of the tips to avoid actions (doing) that lead to a healthy lifestyle. “Healthy Living” for most people means both physical and mental health are in balance or work well together in one person. In many cases, physical and mental health are closely linked, so a (good or bad) change in one directly affects the other. As a result, some of the tips contain suggestions for emotional and mental “healthy lifestyle”.

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All human beings have to eat food for growth and maintenance of a healthy body, but we humans have different needs, such as infants, children (kids), teens, young adults, adults and seniors. For example, children may require feeding every four hours until gradually grow older and start enjoying more solid foods. Eventually become more normal pattern of eating three times a day as young children. However, as most parents know, children, adolescents and young adults tend to snack between meals. Snacks often not limited to these age groups, and adults and older people often do the same.
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Dr. Tanda Cook on 30 Days to Healthy Living

30 Days to Fit – Simple, Convenient Solutions to a Healthier You

With Dr. Tanda Cook

Tanda Cook, is a naturopathic physician, food expert, published author, international speaker, blogger, as well as a health and lifestyle coach. She is wildly passionate about educating and inspiring people to take steps to add health to their lives.

Dr. Cook has a gift for explaining confusing medical terminology and concepts in clearly understood terms – empowering her audiences to celebrate healthy living through food, lifestyle and choice

Dr. Cook has been traveling and speaking internationally over the past three years teaching on the subjects of health, food, nutrition, entrepreneurialism, and finding the life you love.

Her presentations are fun, energetic, engaging, humorous and educational.…

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Healthy Living with Chef AJ – Guest: Kerrie Saunders, PhD

Dr. Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD (“DrFood”) is an internationally known Presenter, Consultant and Bestselling Author. Her expertise has been featured in numerous books, newspapers, magazines, e-zines, and on radio, including Ultimate Weight Loss, Vegetarians & Vegans in America Today, VegFamily, PlantPure Nation, PlantYourself, MainStreet Vegan, Vegetarian Baby & Child, Famous Vegetarian Celebrities, VegNews, and Food & Nutrition Controversies Today, and DrFood’s Nutrition Intermission – just to name a few. She has presented to audiences throughout the US and Canada, delighting participants from the experienced to the vegan-curious.

She co-authored the critically acclaimed Standard of Care Guide for Preventive and Integrated Medicine, and contributed two chapters to ReThink Food. She is also prominently featured in the blockbuster movie documentary about food in medicine, Eating You Alive.

Her book, The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention is now a Publishers Bestseller in its third print, and ALSO available for Kindle! It’s a Must-Have for anyone serious about health.

Dr. Saunders co-stars with Celebrity Fitness Trainer John Pierre, in their feisty and fabulous Food Demonstration DVD series, When Bachelor Meets Homemaker! Super simple, super nutrition, and absolutely guaranteed delicious recipes – just like they use with their clients from all over the world!…

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