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mental health: psychology, causes, therapy, public education, funding

Themes related to mental health include psychology, sociology, children.

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Nutrition in Essence - food education book

This book covers all the basics, but is quite wordy with relatively few facts, and doesn't have a condensed summary of dietary guidelines for frequent reference. For anyone with bowel-related problems caused by a permeable intestinal wall (irritable bowel, food sensitivities, ...) both lack of fibre and too much (e.g. fibre removed from its wholefood source, such as bran flakes) cause problems.

diet, dreams, mental health, nutrition, popular science, self knowledge, video, wellbeing,

Individual freedom versus corporations

I asked my pal in Illinois why the area he lives is so sparsely populated and yet Chicago (the nearest very big city) is bursting at the seams: "They move to the city for jobs, but ... Even the city jobs are few. America isn't what the rest of the world envisions it to be any more. I just read an article recently which said Americans need to realize that the 'golden' age of America is over.

advertising, corporations, debt, education, freedom, housing, matrix, mental health, poverty, self-sufficiency,

diet and brain health

Healthy diet for brain health, for over 60s  "Adults who eat more nutrient-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits and fish, have larger left hippocampi." says a report from Deakin University in Australia. The popular science study focussed on adults aged 60-64 years, and used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the size of hippocampi. “Recent research has established that diet and

ageing, dementia, depression, diet, healthyfood, longevity, mental health, popular science, protein, wellbeing,

Healthy Food & exercise impacting insulin resistance and Alzheimers

Interesting and alarming research published by experimental neurologists demonstrates a link between insulin resistance (typically increased by Western diet and insufficient exercise) and memory impairment. The study's authors conclude: Our results show that insulin resistance, a prevalent and increasingly common condition in developed countries, is associated with significantly lower

Alzheimers, diet, exercise, health, insulin, mental health, wellbeing,


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