Latest in Clinical Nutrition (2010) by Michael Greger

In information packed and research backed dose of fun interesting …A quick, easy, and especially interesting way weeding through thousands of researches published in the last year and selecting out the most interesting, practical, and groundbreaking findings from what the latest nutritional science has to offer. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYLRKa9p0Rs

Latest in Clinical Nutrition (2010) by Michael Greger Latest in Clinical Nutrition (2010) by Michael Greger

Ted Prize winner 2011: JR

Congratulation to the guerrilla photographer JR who is the winner of the TED Prize award 2011. This award grants him $100,000 and a wish to change the world with the support of the TED community. While a seemingly unconventional recipient, his work matches the creativity and innovative spirit of TED’s community, and his art inspires people to view the […]

Ted Prize winner 2011: JR Ted Prize winner 2011: JR

Cheese and Other Foods that Make Diabetes Worse

On this week’s episode of Food for Life TV, Dr. Barnard explains that fatty foods, such as burgers, fried chicken, cheese, and even vegetable fats—like olive oil and peanut butter—can stop insulin from helping glucose enter muscle cells and cause type 2 diabetes. But building your meal with fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans will keep […]

Cheese and Other Foods that Make Diabetes Worse Cheese and Other Foods that Make Diabetes Worse

TEDMED – Anthony Atala on Growing New Organs

Mind-blowing advances in bio-engineering and medicine presented by Anthony Atala at TEDMED. Repairing, reconstructing, and growing functioning organs with your own cell. The future of solving organ damage and organ donor shortages is arriving.

TEDMED – Anthony Atala on Growing New Organs TEDMED – Anthony Atala on Growing New Organs

10 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude & Become Happier

Gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to improve your well-being and among other things, increasing your happiness. Within positive psychology inquiries, gratitude interventions have proven to be among the most effective, as world expert on gratitude Robert A. Emmons and other researchers have found. Among the wide ranging benefits, researchers have found that […]

10 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude & Become Happier 10 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude & Become Happier

Tie your shoes optimally!


Did you think tying your shoes was the one thing that would never change… think again.

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Present like Steve Jobs


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Simplistic Diets Work Better For Loosing Weight


Is a complex diet better or worse for meeting your weight-loss goal? A new study suggests that simpler is indeed better, thereby a whole-plant-based-diet is a natural candidate when considering simplistic diets.

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Running barefoot better than using running shoes


A new study suggests that running shoes might actually exert tension which can damage your knees, hips and ankles, more so than walking with high heels!

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Health benefits of breast feeding possibly overstated


The many benefits of breastfeeding is something all mothers are familiar with, but are there really that many benefits? A Norwegian study is challenging this well established truth.

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Kids eating vegetables


How much does choice affect the amount of vegetables kids eat? A Dutch study tries to answer this question.

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Robert A. Emmons


Robert A. Emmons, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology (Social-Personality)
University of California, Davis

e-mail: raemmons[at]ucdavis.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: gratitude, positive psychology,

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Dean Ornish Discussing the Science of Health


Lifestyle changes, according to Dr. Dean Ornish, can turn on your good genes and help you live longer and better lives. All this without the high costs of new drugs and treatments that will usually cost you a fortune or expose you to countless side effects. (Ornish’s segment starts at 4:19)

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Statins does not lower risk of cancer


Statins, which are drugs used to lower cholesterol, will not lower your risk of colorectal cancer like it has been theorized.

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Tal Ben-Shahar – Quotes


The average is indicative of a trend, not of a necessity or of a universal truth. Often, it is those outside the norm, the exceptional ones, who point to the truth of what is possible.” (Ben-Shahar, 2007, p. 138)

Ben-Shahar, T. (2007). Happier: Learn the secrets of daily joy and lasting fulfillment. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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Effects of Calorie Restriction Registered in Protein


Calorie-restriction diets include very little food

Progress has been made in understanding the physiological effects of calorie-restriction diets, known to increase longevity.  Scientists have discovered proteins in fat cells which change according to weight loss in subjects.   This could be useful for monitoring the effects of calorie-restriction diets and possibly also increase the effectiveness.


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Charlie Rose Brain Series


Charlie Rose Logo In a series of round table discussions, a panel of brain science experts are exploring the most profound questions and challenges pertaining to understanding the brain, mind, consciousness/awareness. Each month, since October 2009, Charlie Rose will continue the discussion with a new round of experts. Continue Reading

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Livestock Accounts for 51% of Climate Change


In 2006 U.N. concluded that about 18% of climate change is due to livestock. Three years later (2009), scientists conclude that livestock accounts for a staggering 51% of climate change.

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Happy People Become Happier Through Kindness


ResearchCounting your kind acts throughout the day will make you happier. This is what a team of Japanese and a U.S. researcher found in two studies they conducted.

Overall people who counted their kind acts each day for a week became happier for at least a month later. And the increase in happiness was greater for people who were already happy to begin with. This finding was the result of two studies in 2006 by researchers Keiko Otake, Satoshi Shimai, Junko Tanaka-Matsumi, Kanako Otsui, and Barbara Fredrickson.

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Mohandas Gandhi – Quotes


“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mohandas Gandhi

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