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  1. How Meditation Renews Your Body and Brain If you are looking to renew your vitality, reset your focus, and recharge your body, meditation is the tried and true path that will lead you to the fulfilment of these goals. Here’s how. For the vast majority of people, 2020 has been filled with unexpected challenges. Pandemic-induced health concerns, career turbulence, loss of routines, and future uncertainties have left many individuals with a generalized sense of unease. Fortunately, stepping into a space of renewal does not require a retreat centre stay nor an elaborately planned va
  2. How Safe Is it to Use A Public Bathroom? With dirty door handles, heavily trafficked toilet bowls, and proximity to strangers, public restrooms can be a germophobe’s worst nightmare. But the COVID-19 pandemic adds a new layer of risk, and infectious disease doctors are urging people to be cautious ahead of the holiday weekend. A recent study published in Physics of Fluids outlines the potential dangers of toilet plumes -- clouds of droplets that can rise 3 feet from a flushing toilet and be inhaled by an unsuspecting user. Aside from the obvious ick factor, simulations found that co
  3. Getting Your Protein From Plants a Recipe for Longevity Swapping out tofu for your morning eggs or using beans instead of ground beef in your chili could help you live longer, a new study report. Getting your daily protein from plants instead of animals appears to reduce your overall risk of early death, researchers found. Every 3% of a person's daily energy intake coming from plant protein instead of animal protein reduced a person's risk of premature death by 10%, the results showed. The results were particularly strong when people swapped plant protein for eggs (24% l
  4. COVID-19 May Spike Blood Sugar, Raising Death Risk Bodies stressed by severe COVID-19 could produce abnormally high blood sugar levels, even in people without diagnosed diabetes. And that appears tied to a doubling of the odds of dying from COVID-19, Chinese researchers report. High blood sugar (glucose) levels, measured at the time of admission to the hospital, were also linked to more severe disease and complications, according to researchers led by Dr. Yang Jin, of the Union Hospital and Tongji Medical College, in Wuhan, China. Wuhan was the originating epicentre of the global pan
  5. Forgiveness and the Power of Letting Go Learning to forgive doesn't always come easy, and it's a patient and tender process. Many times, forgiveness can feel more like a weakness than an act of courage and strength. Let's explore how elevating awareness around this powerful act can be a catalyst toward greater health—physically, mentally, and spiritually—while helping to transform your family, community, and country. Good health and nourishment aren't just about the vitamins and minerals you ingest; it's also who you are as a human being. What Is Forgiveness? In simple ter
  6. Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility A Spanish study has cast doubt on the feasibility of herd immunity as a way of tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The study of more than 60,000 people estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies, the medical journal the Lancet reported. Herd immunity is achieved when enough people become infected with a virus to stop its spread. Around 70% to 90% of a population needs to be immune to protect the uninfected. The prevalence of Covid-19 antibodies was below 3% in coast
  7. BBQ Tempeh Vegan Ribs Ingredients 1 pkg Tempeh (12 oz) 2 Tbs Apple Juice 2-3 Tbs BBQ Rub 2 cups Hickory Wood Chips (for outdoor smoking) BBQ Rub 1/4 cup Paprika 2 Tbs Kosher Salt 2 Tbs Chili Powder 2 Tbs Brown Sugar 1 Tbs Black Pepper 2 tsp Garlic Powder 2 tsp Onion Powder 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (or more to taste) Instructions If using outdoor grill or smoker: Soak Hickory Wood Chips in water for at least 30 minutes. Prepare ribs by slicing Tempeh into 6" long strips about 1" wide. Brush r
  8. Face Shields May Be Next Step to Prevent COVID Face masks have become commonplace in the effort to combat COVID-19, but some doctors say it is time to take protection a step further and try full face shields as restrictions slowly begin to loosen. Face shields are nothing new in medical settings -- doctors and nurses who treat coronavirus patients are using them along with standard face masks. Health care professionals are split on whether they should also be worn by children, teachers, and in offices while states reopen. “Face shields appear to have a number of advantages: The
  9. Make These Vegan Tempeh Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce Ingredients Tempeh: 1/2 block tempeh (113g) thinly sliced 1/4 cup coconut aminos (60ml) 2 tsp chili garlic sauce (5ml) 2 tsp minced ginger (5g) 1 tsp minced garlic (3g) Peanut Butter Sauce: 1/4 cup peanut butter 3 tbsp coconut aminos 45ml 2-3 tbsp water 1 tbsp sriracha 15ml 1 tsp seasoned rice vinegar 5ml 1 tsp agave nectar 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp ginger powder Summer Rolls: Vietnamese rice paper (six) lettuce 36g
  10. Drug Combos May Be Advance Against Heart Failure Many patients with heart failure might live years longer if they were on a combination of newer medications, a study suggests. Researchers estimate that if certain heart failure patients were prescribed a four-pill regimen -- including three recently proven therapies -- they could live up to six years longer, compared with the regimen patients commonly use. The findings, published online recently in the medical journal The Lancet, are projections, not guarantees. But they do make a strong case for the medication cocktail, sa
  11. Another COVID-19 vaccine candidate has achieved good early results, a research team in China reported Friday. The experimental vaccine produced important signs of immune response in a small group of adults, a sign that it could potentially protect people against COVID-19, researchers reported May 22 online in The Lancet medical journal. "These results represent an important milestone," researcher Wei Chen, part of a team with the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, said in a journal news release. "However, these results should be interpreted cautiously," Chen continued. "The cha
  12. SPICY TOFU AND MEATY MUSHROOM VEGAN KOREAN BBQ STIR-FRY Ingredients 2 white potatoes peeled and cubed 1 cup of soy sauce 1/4th white onion diced 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro 1 cup of snow peas 3 cups pre-cooked brown rice ½ red pepper diced ½ green pepper diced ½ poblano pepper diced 2 cups broken up broccoli florets 1 carrot diced ½ cup white button mushrooms 1 pack of firm tofu drained and cubed 2 tablespoons of coconut oil ½ cup of slivered almonds Korean BBQ Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
  13. As some countries ease up, others are reimposing lockdowns amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections As many parts of the world, including the United States, explore ways to ease restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, countries that had already opened up are closing down again after renewed spikes in infections. Such a resurgence of cases had been widely predicted by experts, but these increasing numbers come as a sobering reminder of the challenges ahead as countries chafing under the social and economic burdens of keeping their citizens indoors weigh the
  14. coronavirus attacks the entire body — damaging the brain, kidneys and more While the coronavirus is known to cause deadly respiratory problems, research is showing the multitude of ways the disease can ravage the entire body. Through a growing number of studies, reports and doctors’ experiences, the deadly virus has been linked to issues in everything from the brain to the toes. Here is a breakdown of the ways COVID-19 can affect different parts of the body: Eyes The coronavirus has been observed to turn eyes red, causing pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, in some patients.
  15. FDA Approves Drug for Heart Failure The FDA has approved a new use for the drug dapagliflozin (Farxiga) -- to reduce the risk of a hospital stay or death in people who have a type of heart failure. People with heart failure are more likely to get complications and early death, even when they take other drugs for heart disease such as ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, and angiotensin receptor blockers. Farxiga's new approval is to treat heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, which means the left ventricle, or lower chamber, of the heart is too weak to pump blood out to the bo
  16. I saw it on amazon and walmart but you should get at at health food stores
  17. Ingredients For the vegan mushroom stroganoff: 250 g pasta of choice , (vegan,) 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup non-dairy milk, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons vegan butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 454 g brown or white button mushrooms sliced (about 6 cups sliced) For garnish: 1 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped Parmegan (vegan parmesan) Instructions Bring a large pot of water to a boil and
  18. CAN A PLANT-BASED DIET HELP WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE A growing body of evidence indicates that a healthy plant-based diet can positively impact certain autoimmune diseases. In many cases, individuals report a significant reduction—or even total reversal—of autoimmune disease symptoms when they cut out meat and dairy. Autoimmune diseases are chronic illnesses that occur when healthy cells are destroyed by the body’s own immune system. There are more than eighty different types of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease, lupus, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis
  19. Positivity Isn’t Naïve—It’s Exactly What the World Needs Today In times when people are struggling with their health, finances, loneliness, and tragic circumstances beyond their control, it might seem simplistic or patronising to encourage them to be more positive. Here’s why it’s crucial to stay positive right now. Have you heard of being a Pollyanna? It is a common way to label someone whose glass is always half full, despite any circumstance. The term came from a film about an irrepressibly optimistic young girl named Pollyanna. I’ve never seen the movie, but I do know that charac
  20. What Is the Best Self-Care during the COVID-19 Crisis? Self-care should be uppermost in our minds during the COVID-19 crisis, for several urgent reasons. Self-care returns a sense of control over your own life. It gives you an integrative approach to mind and body. It aligns you with the best knowledge currently available about who is more at risk for developing acute symptoms after being infected. Your immune status is complex, and in mainstream medicine, the chief determining factor is traditionally considered to be genetic. However, there are strong links to underlying low-
  21. Blood Clots Are Another Dangerous COVID-19 Mystery Hooman Poor, MD, was tired of watching his patients die, and it looked like another was slipping away. She was on a ventilator, but it wasn’t helping. Oxygen wasn’t getting to her organs. Acid was building in her blood. Her body was in shock. Her kidneys were failing, but he couldn’t put her on dialysis. She was too sick and probably wouldn’t survive it. Poor, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was about to call her family to deliver the crushing news. As he studied her la
  22. These articles may be relevant. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/press-release/national-sleep-foundation-recommends-new-sleep-times https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080724123255.htm kalip
  23. COVID-19 May Mimic Heart Attack Signs in Some Eighteen patients with severe COVID-19 treated at a New York City hospital showed the classic signs of a heart attack on their electrocardiograms. But a closer look at each case revealed that more than half of these patients didn't have a blockage in a major artery, the typical trigger of a heart attack. Thirteen of the 18 patients died of cardiac causes while in the hospital, said a team from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. These findings, published April 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest
  24. How The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Change the Way We Live Large-scale social and behavioural changes — only some of which we can begin to predict — will follow the global catastrophe. The tsunami-like impact of a global pandemic has a way of drowning out foresight. Right now, it feels impossible to predict what the world will look like next week, let alone next year. Yet behavioural science and the broad sweep of history suggest that COVID-19 will transform our daily lives in the long run. The changes in progress — some predictable, others still hard to fathom — started brewing as
  25. Is 2 metres enough for social distancing? MIT researcher says droplets carrying coronavirus can travel up to 8 metres The novel coronavirus has prompted social distancing measures around the world. One researcher believes what's being done isn't enough Lydia Bourouiba, an associate professor at MIT, has researched the dynamics of exhalations (coughs and sneezes, for instance) for years at The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory and found exhalations cause gaseous clouds that can travel up to 27 feet (8.2 meters). Her research could have implications for the g
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