Showing posts from March 11, 2018

Foods Surprisingly High in Saturated Fat

1 / 27 What Is Saturated Fat? It's a type of fat that's typically solid at room temperature, like lard, butter, or coconut oil, and is only good for you in small quantities. Too much can raise your LDL "bad" cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease. That's why you shouldn't get more than 10% of your calories from saturated fat. That's 200 calories in a 2,000-calorie diet, or 22 grams of saturated fat. Swipe to advance 2 / 27 Ice Cream or Greek Yogurt? Swipe to advance 3 / 27 Greek Yogurt That's compared to 4 grams for ice cream. But there's a catch. The serving size for ice cream is smaller -- a half cup. There are "low-fat" and "nonfat" Greek-style yogurts that get rid of all or most of the saturated fat. Swipe to advance 4

The Dangers of Nerve Damage

1 / 14 How Nerve Pain Feels People with nerve pain feel it in different ways. For some, it's a stabbing pain in the middle of the night. For others, symptoms can include a chronic prickling, tingling, or burning they feel all day. Uncontrolled nerve pain can be hard to bear. But with treatment, it can often be adequately controlled. Swipe to advance 2 / 14 Understanding Nerve Pain Pain is supposed to be a warning. When your hand gets too close to a stove, the nerves send a pain signal to the brain -- and you pull back before you burn yourself. But if you have nerve damage, that system isn't working. Damaged nerves may send false signals -- and you feel real pain, often without a cause. Damaged nerves may also result in you not feeling pain when you have an injury. Swipe to advance 3 / 14 Nerve Pain T

Inspirational Quote – March 17, 2018

“Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how BLESSED you are.” In our busy everyday lives it is very easy to get so caught up in it all that we forget or overlook the many blessings we have. We’re usually more taken up by how stressful our lives are and perhaps also the irritations and problems we encounter daily. Often these constantly occupy our every waking thought, and perhaps, if we’re really unlucky, our dreams offer no escape. It’s just how things are in our busy lives and ever-changing world. However, there may be times when we are reminded of the bigger picture; perhaps an embrace or kiss from a loved one, the unexpected kindness of a stranger, the laughter of a child, the illness suffered by another and not us. That’s when we realize how blessed we really are and therefore should acknowledge and give thanks to whatever Higher Being we personally believe in.

The Butterfly Child

At 14 years old, Jonathan Pitre appears to have a superhuman ability to deal with the constant pain of epidermolysis bullosa, the rare disease that has been a part of his life from infancy. In this moving and inspiring video we get a glimpse of his life and that of his devoted mother, as they face daunting challenges with love, strength, courage and the heroic ability to reach out and inspire others in the process. Jonathan's skin may be extremely fragile like the wings of a butterfly, but his spirit knows no bounds.

The Biology of the Modern Political Divide

Robert Sapolsky reveals the biological basis for our most unfortunate traits—and insists change is possible. BY  TOM JACOBS   A couple of weeks ago, at a speech before a friendly audience, President Donald Trump  likened immigrants to poisonous snakes . To biologist and behavioral scientist  Robert Sapolsky , it was a revolting but revealing remark. Robert Sapolsky “That’s a textbook dehumanization of ‘them,’ he said. “If you get to the point where citing ‘thems’ causes your followers to activate neurons in the  insular cortex —the part of the brain that responds to viscerally disgusting things—you’ve finished most of your to-do list for your genocide.” That sort of sharply stated, science-based analysis has made Sapolsky a popular and influential writer and thinker. A MacArthur fellow, he is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, and the author of several books, including the 2017 bestseller  Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst . S

The Safest, Smartest Workouts

1 / 15 Go for It: Pilates It's a low-impact workout that focuses on your core -- your hips, back, and abs. It uses your own body as resistance and taps into the mind-body connection. Pilates builds strength, makes you more flexible, and helps your joints move the way they should. Swipe to advance 2 / 15 Use Caution: CrossFit This exercise program can be an effective calorie burner -- when done right. But take on this intense workout with care, or you could get injured. Moves are meant to push you out of your comfort zone to your limit. It can be great for some, but CrossFit definitely isn’t for everyone. Swipe to advance 3 / 15 Go for It: Tai Chi Studies have shown meditation is a big booster of mood and health. Tai chi takes meditation to the next level by putting it into motion. Its series of slow movemen