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Michael Snyder – America You Need To Lose Weight: At Least 1 Out Of Every 5 People Are Obese In All 50 States

The United States officially has an obesity crisis.  According to a brand new reportthat was just released by the Trust for America’s Health, at least one out of every five people meet the clinical definition for obesity in all 50 states.  But of course in some states things are far worse than that.  More than 35 percent of all adults are …

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Helena Norberg-Hodge – Corporate Globalization Has Been a Wrecking Ball to the American Dream

Implicit in all the rhetoric promoting globalization is the premise that the rest of the world can and should be brought up to the standard of living of the West, and America in particular. For much of the world the American Dream—though a constantly moving target—is globalization’s ultimate endpoint. But if this is the direction globalization is taking the world, …

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Candidate for UN health chief eyes global tax to help WHO

A French diplomat competing to be the world’s top health official says a tiny international tax can help fill the World Health Organization’s coffers, a proposal aimed at bringing order to the U.N. agency’s fragmented budget. Dr. Philippe Douste-Blazy told journalists at the Foreign Ministry in Paris that “micropayments” tacked on to as-yet-undetermined international business operations could support WHO’s budget. …

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Dr. Mark Hyman – Here’s How the Food Pyramid Should Look

“Dr. Hyman, I grew up following the guidelines of the Food Pyramid,” writes this week’s house call. “Now the guidelines keep changing. What about these newMyPlate guidelines? And what about the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines? I am confused. What should I eat?” Here’s the truth: The government recommendations released in 1980, promoted low-fat dietsthat have catapulted us into the worst epidemic of obesity …

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MINDFUL PEOPLE OFTEN HAVE BETTER BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS

“Everyday” mindfulness is an awareness of your thoughts and feelings. And people who have it tend to have healthy glucose levels, new research shows. They also are less likely to be obese and they’re more likely to believe they can change many of the important things in their life—two factors that scientists suspect may contribute to the healthy glucose levels. …

New Report Links Pesticides Used in Combination Near California Schools to Increased Cancer Risk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new report by the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) has shown an increase in cancer risk from fumigant pesticides frequently used in combination near schools. In response to the report’s findings, a coalition of parents, health professionals, teachers, and food advocates has urged state policymakers to create stronger protections for schoolchildren across the state. …

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Berberine–A natural alternative for diabetes treatment?

Berberine is a yellow compound found in several different plants including barberry, goldenseal, phellodendron and Oregon grape. Berberine has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing properties, but in recent years, much research has been published around its role in protecting against cardiovascular disease as well as treating diabetes and insulin resistance. How does It work? Berberine activates a specific enzyme called adenosine monophosphate-activated protein …

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Is obesity more deadly than science suggests?

Experts say prior studies that examined the link between obesity and death are flawed because they rely on one-time measures of body mass index (BMI) that obscure the effects of weight change over time. Studies that fail to distinguish between people who never exceeded normal weight and people of normal weight who were formerly overweight or obese are misleading because …

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Study: Preschoolers need more outdoor time at child care centers

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds child care centers play a pivotal role when it comes to the physical activity levels of preschoolers. Yet few children get to experience outdoor recess time as it is scheduled. Only 3 in 10 children had at least 60 minutes of a full child-care day outdoors for recess, as is …

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LOA Today – 08.20.15

Thoughtcatalog.com says, “Happiness is fleeting. It’s that line on the heart monitor that ascends to the highest peak but falls just as easily, if not sooner. It’s that spike in your blood sugar level after an unlawful amount of chocolate. It’s the deluded caffeine high after one too many cups of black coffee. It’s transitory and it’s short-lived.”

Is it true? No, not necessarily. Actually, happiness is the most normal, healthy state a human being can live in, and it can be a permanent experience. This week on LOA Today, we look at scientific studies being done today that move us closer to the conclusion that happiness can and should be our normal experience, as well as telling us what it will take for us to get there.