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Mindfulness linked to lower obesity risk, belly fat

A study of 400 people found that those who were mindful, which means they pay attention to their present thoughts and feelings, were less likely to be obese. They also had less belly fat than less mindful people. The study only measures an association, notes says Eric Loucks, assistant professor of epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health, …

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People in touch with their feelings have less belly fat

A study of 400 people found that those who were mindful, which means they pay attention to their present thoughts and feelings, were less likely to be obese. They also had less belly fat than less mindful people. The study only measures an association, notes says Eric Loucks, assistant professor of epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health, …

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Antibiotics Fed to Livestock are Putting Kids’ Lives in Danger

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a technical report warning that doctors’ ability to treat life-threatening infections in children is being compromised by the practice of adding antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs to the feed of healthy livestock. “Children can be exposed to multiple-drug resistant bacteria, which are extremely difficult to treat if they cause an infection, through …

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Leid Stories – 09.18.15

Got Something to Say? Say It on ‘Free Your Mind Friday!’

It’s been quite a week. No doubt you have something to say about the issues and events that made the headlines. Or, maybe you’d like to share your thoughts about something altogether different. Either way, there’s plenty of room for your information, opinions and ideas on Leid Stories’ “free Your Mind Friday,” the world’s greatest open forum.

The 10 most common environmental toxins to avoid and why

If you’re suffering with chronic health conditions like fatigue, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease or cancer (to name a few), it’s probably due to a toxic overload within your body. Yet, most conventionally-trained doctors know little about safe detoxification programs. So don’t wait for Western medicine to change, educate yourself and make detoxification a top priority. Eliminate the symptoms of disease …

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Are You Strong Enough to Unplug for 24 Hours?

I admit that the idea of disconnecting for National Unplugging Day makes me nervous. I feel as if I am almost always connected by one device or another and that seems necessary. Between taking care of your children, tending to responsibilities at work and keeping up with friends, there’s a good chance you own a cell phone, computer and/or tablet. …