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6 Ways to Get Happier Naturally by Boosting Your Serotonin Levels

6 Ways to Get Happier Naturally by Boosting Your Serotonin Levels

Serotonin, the ‘happy hormone’ is a neurotransmitter predominantly created in our digestive tract. It’s known to influence our mood, memory, sleeping habits, appetite, cravings, pain senses, digestion, blood vessel tone and even our body temperature regulation. While Dopamine is responsible for that instant gratification feeling, Serotonin is all about delayed gratification for l... »

5 Unhealthy Foods You Can Avoid

5 Unhealthy Foods You Can Avoid

“No matter how old you are, no matter how much you weigh, you can still control the health of your body.” ~ Dr. Oz Our body is our home, our temple and deserve to be treated with utmost respect. We must be aware of what we put into it as it becomes part of us. The fuel we pump ourselves with determines how our bodies will run. There are some foods invented by humans that act as cheaper alternative... »

Eat Right to Feel Right : Change Your Mood with Food

Eat Right to Feel Right : Change Your Mood with Food

“The link between food and mood is cyclical. If poor eating habits are the initial problem, then depression, mood swing, poor concentration, or fatigue can develop as a result of dietary deficiencies & excesses, which in turn result in more bad food choices.” ~ Elizabeth Somer, Food & Mood. Have you observed the food choices made when you are in a bad mood or depressed? More often than not... »

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Are Your Emotions Making You Fat?

Food is comforting and in stressful situations we often seek solace in high-fat, sugary foods. The deeper reason why we eat food when we are low is not just the superficial comfort offered by it. It is a way of escaping from what we are feeling, a way to hide & wrap our emotions and more often than not, an overweight person might be defending themselves of their insecurities by binge eating. O... »

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The Connection between Food and Soul

“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” – Adelle Davis Have you had moments where you have eaten enough food but you end up feeling like you haven’t eaten anything at all? Or you get hunger pangs at odd hours in spite of eating meals on time? This is because the food you eat isn’t fulfilling the kind of ener... »

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A Definitive Guide to Magical Health ~ Part 1

Human beings are by nature believers. We conduct our affairs according to whatever representations of ‘reality’ we take as ‘facts!’ We value what we assume to be ‘true,’ and may argue or even resort to violence to keep our convictions intact. We are human, and paradoxically, intelligent but not ‘dumb’ enough to be wise. Like monkeys, we are capable o... »

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The Future of Food with Monsanto

Going organic, being sustainable is a dire need of the hour, you absolutely need to know what you are eating and I’m just going to cover a piece of the pie. To be more specific this is an article about Genetically Modified food and how its affecting our lives at the moment. Most of us know about BT-Cotton, I personally thought the BT stood for Bio Tech, but apparently it gets its name from, ... »

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Unique Artwork by Italian Artist Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian artist from the 16th century, was not only creative in his work but also way ahead of his time. He used drawings of vegetables, fruits, flowers, leaves, books, fish on a canvas in such a manner that the whole arrangement of these items created beautiful portraits. He created beautiful portraits with drawings of vegetables, fruits, flowers, leaves, books, fish on a c... »

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Effect of Positive Thoughts Before Meals

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” ~ Peace Pilgrim Our thoughts and intentions manifest into reality. They have the power to change our lives. Even the food prepared with love and positive thoughts would taste better. Ever wondered why home-made food always tastes better than restaurant food or canned food? Besides, the use of fresher and po... »

Why Jains don’t Eat After Sunset?

Why Jains don’t Eat After Sunset?

Jainism, a strict religion to follow I would say, advocates the importance of eating vegetarian diet, as they believe in Ahimsa i.e non-violence and not harming any living beings. Science too has established the health benefits of eating vegetarian food. Jains are not suppose to eat food after sunset. This principle, introduced over 2000 years ago by several gurus called ‘Tirthankars’, has its ori... »

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