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The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains
Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, compared intelligence quotients among children whose mothers had been exposed to these neurotoxins while pregnant to those who had not. Last month, more research brought concerns about chemical exposure and brain health to a heightened pitch. “So you recommend that pregnant women eat organic produce?” “That’s what I advise people who ask me, yes. Landrigan had issued that same warning, unprompted, when I spoke to him the week before. For decades, chlorpyrifos, marketed by Dow Chemical beginning in 1965, was the most widely used insect killer in American homes. Silent pandemic. “Researchers Warn of Chemical Impacts on Children,” -USA Today, 2/14/14 How Toxins Destroy Brains Related:  Health

Yoga et angoisse Je n’aime pas spécialement parler de cette « partie » de moi. Mais ce blog a pour but de partager mes découvertes et d’aider le plus de monde possible … Et le fait est que j’ai trouvé une solution a un problème que j’ai depuis longtemps. Je vous le racontais dans cet article, j’ai souffert de phobie scolaire. Ce qui implique de nombreuses crises d’angoisses et attaques de panique assez difficiles à gérer. Aujourd’hui, tout va pour le mieux de ce côté là, fort heureusement. Les angoisses Contrairement à ce que la plupart des personnes souffrant (ou non d’ailleurs) d’angoisses et d’anxiété pensent, ces maux sont extrêmement répandus. Hormis le fait que je me sentais bien souvent juste trop mal, sans raison, parfois dans des lieux publics et que c’était tout sauf agréable … J’avais aussi des palpitations. Non non, ce n’est pas (encore) moi sur cette photo ! Le yoga J’ai tenté beaucoup de choses pour soigner ces angoisses, dont la relaxation. Pourquoi le yoga ? Comment je m’y suis pris ?

Research shows Aussie kids can’t throw or catch as well as 30 years ago Australia, Nick Kyrgios may be our last hope. Picture: Wayne Ludbey Source: News Corp Australia IT’S a secret shame for such a proud sporting nation, but Aussie children are officially terrible at sport — and getting worse. New research shows Australian children are falling behind their international counterparts when it comes to basic skills like throwing, catching and kicking a ball. “Overall it’s a growing trend,” James Rudd, a PHD student at Victoria University’s Institute of Sport, told “There’s no easy answer because it’s not one thing. “PE in schools being pushed to periphery ... To this? How do we take Aussie kids from this ... Mr Rudd’s research took into account 400 students aged from six to 10 at Melbourne primary schools from different socio-economic backgrounds. Results showed Australian children lagging behind their US counterparts when compared to a study done in the US in 2000. Golden girls. “If you’re never used them you’ve never developed them.

Le Yoga, l’outil magique des travailleurs assis | 3heures48minutes Aujourd’hui avec Clem, on avait envie de s’intéresser de plus près à ceux qui bossent et de vous proposer 2 articles en parallèle. Sur My Happy Yoga, retrouvez l’article de Clem sur les travailleurs debout. Quant à moi, il est temps que je vous révèle les secrets du yoga pour les travailleurs assis. Salutations très chers fidèles lecteurs de 3heures48minutes! Aujourd’hui, grâce à Clémentine, c’est moi qui prendrai les rênes du blog, le temps d’un article. A ce propos, je tenais à la remercier très chaleureusement d’avoir accepté cet échange d’articles sur nos blogs respectifs. Je suis Emilie Leduc, professeur de Yoga en formation à l’école Viniyoga de Grenoble. Grande baroudeuse et curieuse de tout, j’ai décidé il y a peu de me consacrer à plein temps à l’enseignement du yoga. Aujourd’hui avec Clem, on avait envie de s’intéresser de plus près à ceux qui bossent et de vous proposer 2 articles en parallèle. J’aborderai dans cet article 2 axes différents. Avec ça, le dos reste bien droit.

Future Science by James Rickman Wednesday, February 11, 2015 When asked about his incredible discovery, the researcher left the interviewers speechless. He acknowledged a new advance in neuroscience is finally hitting the market for the first time. “It doesn’t just give you more energy and mental will literally get you focused at any given time without getting stressed or irritated by unpleasant circumstances. After the story broke, the internet has been going crazy over a promising new product that is currently sending shock-waves through the medical industry. There has already been previous controversy around the cognitive-enhancing supplement. Neuroflexyn soon became known as the ‘most powerful self-development trick on earth’. After several years and rigorous trials at The Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU), Neuroflexyn pills are back in production and recent reports are proving the superhero making drug is more powerful then ever. Summary of Alan’s Neuroflexyn experience 1. 2.

Dire "merci" plutôt que "désolé" : la belle leçon de Yao Xiao ! Présenter ses excuses quand on pense devoir le faire, à première vue, c’est nécessaire. Pourtant, dans la plupart des cas, il y a beaucoup mieux à faire ! Eh oui. Très souvent plutôt que de s’excuser d’avoir été un boulet, il est mille fois préférable de remercier celui ou celle qui vous a supporté/encouragé/relevé/écouté ! Ça évite de se faire du mal… et, surtout, ça fait du bien à quelqu’un d’autre ! Encore faut-il avoir le bon réflexe ! C’est justement pour nous aider à préférer le mot « merci » à celui de « désolé », que Yao Xiao, une illustratrice chinoise a eu l’idée géniale de réaliser une sorte de petit mode d’emploi sous forme de bande-dessinée. Quand on se sent coupable d’un petit quelque chose, mieux vaut adopter un comportement positif (« merci ») plutôt qu’une attitude négative (« désolé »). Démonstration ! Dire « merci » plutôt que « désolé », c’est grandir l’autre plutôt que de s’aplatir soi-même. (Traduction des images : Demotivateur)

Cancer cure discovered by 8-year-old girl, Camilla Lisanti? Certain antibiotics were found to have an effect on breast cancer cells. Picture: Garvan Institute. Picture: Institute Garvan Source: Supplied A YOUNG girl may have accidentally come up with a cure for cancer while talking to her parents over the dinner table. Camilia Lisanti, who is the daughter of a husband and wife cancer research team in Manchester, suggested using antibiotics as a potential cure for cancer. Her father, Michael — a cancer research scientist — asked her how she would cure cancer, and she paused before proving a simple answer. Camilia suggested using antibiotics “like when I have a sore throat” which gave her scientist parents an idea. Professor Lisanti and his wife Federica Sotgia began to test her theory but were shocked when they actually found various cheap and widely used antibiotics did destroy cancerous cells, The Independent reported. The researchers found that certain antibiotics could stop cancer cells making mitochondria, which feeds the cells.

10 conseils simples de 12 nutritionnistes pour bien manger J’ai demandé à mes collègues nutritionnistes de me donner leurs conseils les plus simples pour bien manger. Ces conseils se résument en 10 points. Si vous suivez au moins un de ces conseils, vous aurez une alimentation plus équilibrée et une relation avec les aliments beaucoup moins stressante. Nul besoin de tous les suivre. Commencez par un. Quand c’est intégré, passez à un autre. 1) Consommer des aliments le moins transformé possible « Pensez simple afin de manger des aliments simples, non raffinés et manger vrai. » – Elisabeth Cerqueira, nutritionniste et présidente de Nutrisimple « Si vous achetez des aliments emballés dans du carton ou du plastique, oubliez les tactiques de marketing sur l’emballage et allez directement consulter la liste des ingrédients. 2) Cuisiner « C’est bien entendu un geste d’amour et de partage. « Cuisinez une portion de plus au souper et utilisez les restes pour votre boîte à lunch du lendemain. 3) Manger plus de fruits et de légumes 5) Écouter sa faim

Having trouble sleeping? This could be why Counting sheep ... If simple fixes don't work, there could be a more serious reason for your lack of sleep. Photo: 123RF So you spent a day in the sun, surf and sand and now you're in bed, hot and bothered and tangled in sheets because it's too hot to have the window closed and there are too many mosquitos to risk staying uncovered. At this point, sleep is a long-forgotten pipe dream. For some, the heat is all it takes to lose sleep. But what most people don't realise is that trouble sleeping can actually be the result of an underlying health condition, from asthma and acid reflux to conditions far more serious and potentially life threatening. Advertisement A report from the Harvard Medical School gives a comprehensive list of surprising conditions that could be the real reason you're not catching any Zs these days, and we've picked out a few of the more troubling ones. Asthma Diabetes Diabetes is when your body doesn't make enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels in the normal range.

How do you know if you’re a codependent? After all, our lives are shaped by our relationships. To some extent, we all rely on our loved ones, friends and colleagues to consider our happiness, and we try to do the same for them. So when does the normal desire for harmonious relationships with our fellows grade into a pathology? Codependence as a concept was first written about by Melody Beattie in 1986 in her bestselling book, Codependent No More. Beattie sought recovery for her own addiction issues in the 12-step movement first established by Alcoholics Anonymous, which offers a set of guidelines and traditions designed to help its members live without alcohol. While going through the program, Beattie observed her own behaviour in relationships and found she was neither independent, i.e., able to take care of herself, nor interdependent, whereby two or more individuals agree to trust and rely on each other. How does this destructive situation arise?

How learning music improves our children's abilities and raises their IQs | Life It’s probably as well Langley Hall Primary Academy doesn’t have a school cat. That’s because at any one time, 460 children aged five and upwards are learning the violin – and there are no soundproofed rooms. The school in Berkshire isn’t some exclusive prep school. Studies show that learning music can have a dramatic effect on children’s abilities in maths and reading, increase happiness and even raise their IQs. Every five-year-old pupil starts with the recorder in year one and in the summer term, they also begin to learn violin – parents have to agree to buy an instrument before their child arrives at the school, although those receiving free school meals are provided with one. Then, in year four, pupils can choose to move on to cello or cornet and, later, the clarinet or flute. Sally believes this emphasis on music is at least partly the reason for the school’s rapid academic progress. “Some had really poor academic skills when they joined us, but are now doing well academically.

Des plantes dépolluantes pour décontaminer l'air de la maison On associe souvent la pollution aux espaces extérieurs, à tord. Il faut savoir que l’air intérieur est en moyenne 5 à 10 fois plus pollué que l’air extérieur, alors que nous y passons en moyenne 80% de notre temps. Des substances polluantes et toxiques Les substances qui polluent notre intérieur proviennent en générale des produits ménagers, du chauffage, des animaux de compagnie, de la fumée de tabac, de la poussière, et de la combustion des graisses végétales et animales. Ces substances peuvent, à long terme, poser des problèmes de santé chez les personnes qui y sont très exposées, notamment une toux chronique, des maux de têtes, l’irritation des yeux, des bronches et de la peau. La bioépuration, pour dépolluer naturellement Un chercheur américain à la NASA, William Wolverton, spécialiste des sciences et de l’environnement, s’est penché sur les vertus des plantes pour dépolluer naturellement les milieux urbains. La nature n’a décidement que du bon...

Why parents should stop helping their kids with homework Like many Aussie kids, this guy is battling with his homework. Source: Getty Images KIDS hate homework. Parents hate homework. Homework is the cause of many suburban screaming matches and thousands of grey hairs. The average Australian 15-year-old spends six hours a week doing their homework, according to the OECD. Now several education experts are urging parents to stop helping. There is extensive research proving that homework has little academic benefit, says associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Sydney and author of Reforming Homework, Richard Walker. “There isn’t much academic benefit in homework for primary school children. Psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg agrees: “Homework provides absolutely no academic benefit for younger students. “And parents are demanding it in larger and larger doses, despite the fact that it does nothing. Also, homework helps to solidify a sense of belonging and autonomy. Some schools are already getting on board.

How to Get Up in the Morning: 10 Steps Edit Article Two Parts:Preparing the Night BeforeGetting up in the MorningQuestions and Answers You're tired of hitting the snooze button ten times before you have to will yourself out of bed. Not only is this wasting your time and making you late, but it's also making you feel groggy and uninspired to start your day once your feet hit the floor. Ad Steps Part 1 Preparing the Night Before <img alt="Image titled Get Up in the Morning Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Eat well.[1] Eating the wrong foods at the wrong time can give you an upset stomach or can just make it difficult for your mind to turn off and for your body to fall into a restful sleep. Part 2 Getting up in the Morning Reader Questions and Answers Tips Have a glass of ice cold water right when you get up.