Avocado’s the World’s Most Perfect Food and its Health Benefits Did You Know that the avocado has been called the world’s most perfect food and has many health benefits? It has achieved this distinction because many nutritionists claim it not only contains everything a person needs to survive — but it has also been found [...]
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Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. Findings published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutritionindicated that for every [...]
Mold spores are often associated with mild allergic reaction, but breathing indoor air dwelling with mold can create more dire consequences than the usual seasonal allergic reactions. Chronic disease, immune system dysfunction, neurological problems, and even death can result if house mold is taken too lightly.
Our bodies get Vitamin D from the sun, but as dermatologist Richard Weller suggests, sunlight may confer another surprising benefit too. New research by his team shows that nitric oxide, a chemical transmitter stored in huge reserves in the skin, can be released by UV light, to great benefit for blood pressure and the cardiovascular system. What does it mean? Well, it might begin to explain why Scots get sick more than Australians …
Talk by Richard Weller.
A new study says children who watch more than 3 hours of TV a day are more likely to fight or steal by age 7.
Humanity and junk food have always had this bizarre murder-suicide-pact thing going on between them. As per this agreement, humanity (or just the Western world, really) has vowed to annihilate every last grease-burger and deep-fried Oreo in existence, in return for giving junk food free rein to go to town on our internal organs with a baseball bat.
Sometimes the resulting junk-food-icide is quick, sometimes it’s slow, and sometimes it’s William S. Burroughs-levels of weird, which is what we’ll be talking about today. So without further ado, here are the top 10 cases of people who would still be alive today if not for that accursed abomination of nature known as “food.”
Created by Jason Silva in collaboration with CITIZEN. This video is a non-commercial work created to inspire, made for educational purposes, inspired by the ideas of Douglas Hofstadter explored in the magnificent book GODEL, ESCHER, BACH: An Eternal Golden Braid. Learn more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gödel,_Escher,_Bach It offers my interpretation of Strange Loops of Self Reference, recursion, and [...]
Our bodies and homes are covered in microbes — some good for us, some bad for us, and some just along for the ride. As we learn more about the germs and microbes who share our living spaces, TED Fellow Jessica Green asks: Can we design buildings that encourage happy, healthy microbial environments?
by Trevor Ruben Dietitians are always arguing over the best foods, the best diets and the best lifestyle decisions a person can make. One year, eggs might be all the rage, while the next they could be the leading cause in X symptom for X disease and should be shunned by the masses. One such fad, [...]
Would you believe me if I told you that farts (medically known as flatulence) can actually be an indicator of poor health? Some farts are actually more than simply an embarrassment at the dinner table or a first date. Farts can actually be an indicator that something is seriously wrong in your digestion leading to [...]
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert.
In Your Head | Michael Tucker & Petra Epperlein from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. Can virtual reality control pain? Interface designer Dr. Diane Gromala has experienced chronic pain for the last 25 years. Working with concepts of mindfulness meditation–where a patient focuses on their pain to control it–Dr. Gromala and her team have built [...]