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5 Methods to Keep Your Brain Healthy

A neuroscientist, Dr Tara Swart, explains the 5 most effective methods to keep your brain healthy. Nutrition The top 5 brain-friendly foods are salmon, avocado, eggs, nuts and seeds, coconut oil and olive oil Although your brain only weighs 2-3 kilos, so its a tiny percentage of your body weight, it sucks up 20-30% of the breakdown products of a healthy balanced diet. So glucose…

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Are you an Enterpreneur?

There are all types of entrepreneurs- young, old, experienced, inexperienced, technology-inclined, service-oriented! The one thing to be true of all entrepreneurs is this: they have what it takes to succeed: passion, confidence, a strong backbone, and self-discipline. If you want to pursue life as an entrepreneur, you may need to invest time and energy in gaining these and other traits. Or you might think about…

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Signs that You Don’t Drink Enough Water

If you don’t drink enough water every day, it disappears: 8% blood – This leads to narrow blood vessels, blood clots, raised blood pressure, and risk of heart attack and stroke. 26% intercellular space – This leads to raised acidity levels, gout, kidney stones, brittle bones, lower immunity. 66% cells – This leads to higher cholesterol, reduced metabolism, and accelerated aging. Signs of dehydration Your…

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Genes can shape workplace success

Many people love their work; some even find it hard to know when to stop. Others have a reputation as the office grinch – always complaining, never satisfied. Why might this be? Are we genetically pre-programmed to be happy or unhappy in our jobs? Studies in molecular genetics have found that many psychological characteristics can be inherited. For example, researchers have found that certain genes…

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7 Natural Ways of Boosting Your Mood

1. Sunlight. Vitamin D plays many roles in your body, including promoting serotonin production.  Bright light through your eyes also increases serotonin activity 2. Exercise is a natural mood lifter! Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. 3. Sleep 8 hours. Sleep = repair. When we feel rested, we’re happier people. 4. Schedule some downtime. When we’re stressed and overwhelmed, our moods tend to be…

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Foods and Beverages That Help You Feel Good

6 Tips for Foods and Beverages That Help You Feel Good 1. Seek out foods rich in vitamin B12 and folic acid (folate). Folic acid (folate) and vitamin B12 appear to help prevent disorders of the central nervous system, mood disorders,  and dementias. Folic acid is usually found in beans and greens. Vitamin B12 is found in meats, fish, poultry, and dairy. dishes that feature…

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Symptoms of Low Serotonin Levels

Because serotonin has a profound effect on the central nervous system and also on the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, low levels of serotonin can cause some very serious effects. The symptoms of low serotonin levels can be classified under two headings: physical and emotional. Physical Symptoms of Low Serotonin Levels Chronic, persistent fatigue – this happens even though the sufferer is fully rested and is…