2015-03 -

Five golden rules to lose weight
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Healthy me Helena Santos
Small changes in daily life help in weight loss, which should ideally be slow and consistent. There is no usefulness in crazy diets and in the fact of losing a lot of weight at a time, to later return to the initial weight or gain even some more extra pounds.

Eat more fiber, increase your breakfast protein, do not eat foods that your grandmother did not know, do exercise and practice relaxation techniques.

Have you tried?

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How to increase serotonin levels by using 5-HTP
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Orthomolecular Nutrition Daniela Seabra

5-HTP is a dietary supplement that is sold over the counter, available in different pharmacies and health food stores.

It is used to increase our levels of serotonin, the feel – good neurotransmitter.

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Top 3: the best and worst sweeteners
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Healthy eating Helena Santos

The "sweet” taste is loved by almost all humanity and the search for sweeteners that could somehow circumvent the evils of sugar is an endless quest. The variety of sweeteners nowadays is huge and it is difficult to know how to choose.

We present our top 3 of the best and worst sweeteners but remember that all should be used sparingly. There is not a perfect substitute, but if you use them in moderation you can have access to very sweet moments without guilt!

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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's disease
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Never stop learning Daniela Seabra

Alzheimer's disease affects millions of people around the world, and the numbers will increase in the coming years. But did you know that about half of the cases of this disease can be prevented by improving certain risk factors?

Let us find how.

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4 Superfoods to combat cognitive and physical decline
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Healthy me Helena Santos
The brain needs to be protected and well nourished, in a way that over the years, the decline does not occur quickly. If the brain is damaged by a deficient diet, the body also suffers and your physical and mental performance will never be the same.

So, protect yourself, prevent yourself and start eating well today. Use these Superfoods almost every day : broccoli, blueberries, walnuts and turmeric.

Have also a healthy diet and practice regular exercise.

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When healthy foods harm us
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Healthy me Daniela Seabra
More and more people refuse today foods seen as healthy. The reasons are varied: because it causes headaches, because it gives them joint pain, because of asthma or rhinitis, or even because it influences how they feel and behave.

But is it possible that eating certain foods influences the pain we feel in the joints, asthma, rhinitis or even the way we behave? The answer is yes.

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Mucosa inflammation: many diseases are ultimately just one!
2015-03 -  -  7
Another look Núcleo de Medicina

And what if the usual childhood diseases - tonsillitis, otitis, rhinopharyngitis, bronchiolitis, asthma, abdominal cramps, dermatitis and atopic eczema – are not different recurring diseases but just different acute episodes of exacerbation of the same problem - a global inflammation of mucosal tissues and lymphoid organs?

And if the responsible is essentially in the gut?

A new perspective, grounded in science, opens new possibilities for prevention and more assertive treatment.

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