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Your Gut Microbiome May Influence Your Heart Health (and Everything Else) – Here’s How to Take Care of It

Contributed by Ryan Peterson. If you’re anything like most people, you’ve likely got a lot of respect for the health of your heart. And rightly so. When your heart is functioning optimally, everything in your life is simply better. Your mood will be better, you will be better able to perform strenuous physical activity, without as much stress, you’ll be healthier across the board, and – perhaps most importantly – you can expect to live significantly longer. When people think about gu...
Tags: Health, Jerusalem, McDonald, Michael Pollan, Lower Cholesterol, Lisa Nelson, Ryan Peterson, Tim Spector


MDMA shown to increase empathy over other substances

In a new study, MDMA is shown to produce better cognitive and emotional empathy than users of cocaine, ketamine, and alcohol. This follows in the wake of criticism that MDMA use leads to social distress.Illegal in America since 1985, MDMA is showing positive efficacy rates in clinical trials for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. None Selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed class of drugs for people under the age of 65, as well as the third most prescribed o...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Happiness, America, Compassion, Empathy, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Narcotics, Derek, Mdma, Nixon, University of Exeter, Michael Pollan


Organic farming is 'much worse' for the climate than conventional food production, researchers say

A report from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, found that organic food production leads to higher carbon emissions. This includes livestock as well as vegetables, as organic farming requires no fertilizer usage. Certain types of organic foods are less impactful than others, the researchers note. None History has not been kind to Earl Butz. From 1971–76, the Indiana native served as secretary of agriculture, reengineering several New Deal-era farm programs. One of his most famous state...
Tags: Health, Sweden, Climate Change, Animals, Sustainability, Indiana, Fish, Conservation, Innovation, Derek, Michael Pollan, Butz, Chalmers University of Technology, Joel Salatin, Earl Butz, Biosphere


Antidepressant foods: Study discovers which foods help fight depression

Leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and oysters top the list of depression-fighting foods.Organ meats are also near the top of nutrient-dense food sources that should be included in your diet.Researchers focus more on what to eat rather than what to remove from the standard diet. None Michael Pollan was onto something when he added two words to conventional wisdom, writing, "You are what what you eat eats." The nutrients your meal consumes becomes part of you as well, whether it's a cow munch...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Biology, Mental Health, Innovation, Plants, Epa, University of Toronto, Columbia, Derek, Michael Pollan, Joe Rogan, DHA, Human body, Chris Kresser, Drew Ramsey


The first list of antidepressant foods restructures the "standard" American diet

Leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and oysters top the list of depression-fighting foods.Organ meats are also near the top of nutrient-dense food sources that should be included in your diet.Researchers focus more on what to eat rather than what to remove from the standard diet. None Michael Pollan was onto something when he added two words to conventional wisdom, writing, "You are what what you eat eats." The nutrients your meal consumes becomes part of you as well, whether it's a cow munch...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Biology, Mental Health, Innovation, Plants, Epa, University of Toronto, Columbia, Derek, Michael Pollan, Joe Rogan, DHA, Human body, Chris Kresser, Drew Ramsey


Psilocybin Could Soon Be a Legal Treatment for Depression: Johns Hopkins Professor, Roland Griffiths, Explains How Psilocybin Can Relieve Suffering

Much of the recent scientific research into psychedelics has picked up where researchers left off in the mid-20th century, before LSD, psilocybin, and other psychoactive drugs became countercultural means of consciousness expansion, and then banned, illegal substances the government sought to control. Scientists from several fields studied psychedelics as treatments for addiction, depression, and anxiety, and end-of-life care. These applications were conceived and tested several decades ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Science, College, Food And Drug Administration, Rolling Stone, Einstein, Johns Hopkins, TED Talks, Griffiths, Facebook Twitter, Michael Pollan, Pollan, Josh Jones, Hartman


How to Use Psychedelic Drugs to Improve Mental Health: Michael Pollan’s New Book, How to Change Your Mind, Makes the Case

The history of research on psychedelic drugs is so sensational that more sober-minded experiments (so to speak) often get obscured by the hip, the weird, and the nefarious, the latter including secret CIA and Army testing of LSD and other drugs as a means of psychological warfare and “enhanced interrogation.” These experiments inadvertently led to Ken Kesey’s infamous “Acid Tests” in Northern California. On the other side of the country, Harvard psychologist Timothy Leary used questionab...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Books, California, College, US, America, Harvard, Army, Cia, Vox, Johns Hopkins, Facebook Twitter, Richard Nixon, Michael Pollan


How Baking, Cooking & Other Daily Activities Help Promote Happiness and Alleviate Depression and Anxiety

Image by Beth MacKenzie, via Flickr Commons Most healthy people practice at least some form of what we call these days “self-care,” whether it be yoga, meditation, running, writing, art, music, therapy, coloring books, or what-have-you. And if you’re functioning tolerably well in the madness of our times, you’re probably dipping regularly into the well of at least one restorative discipline, in addition to whatever larger beliefs you may hold. But perhaps you feel at loose ends—unable to find t...
Tags: Psychology, Google, College, Life, Food & Drink, New Zealand, Smithsonian, Baking, Boston University, Facebook Twitter, THOMSON, Michael Pollan, Pincus, Josh Jones, Baumeister, Ohana


8 Ways to Avoid Coming Down from Your Traveler’s High

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. “So it’s back to reality, huh?” I keep hearing some version of this statement from friends, family, even strangers, about my return from WWOOFing (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) in Italy. At first, I’d shrug and nod, “Mmmhmm,” still daydreaming about being back in the Italian countryside, paying my room and board in grapes crushed, olives picked and weeds weeded. Then, I took a moment to consider the statement in all its absurdity. Living, sh...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Facebook, Life, Boston, Inspiration, America, Society, Features, Rome, Italy, Tips, Travel Tips, Napoli, Wanderlust, Trinity Church


Renegade Health Radio: “Food Rules” Book Review Podcast #49

In this episode: Frederic and Shelli Stein talk about Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules, an Eater’s Manual. Download Episode Click Here [Author: Frederic Patenaude]
Tags: Health, Frederic, Michael Pollan, Frederic Patenaude


Dr. Melanie Joy on Going Beyond Carnism: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows

“To identify with others is to see something of yourself in them and to see something of them in yourself...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Podcast, Sport, Compassion, Harvard, Running, Animal Rights, Animal Abuse, Vegan, Impossible Foods, Cuisine, Factory Farming, Psychologist, Gary Francione, Michael Pollan


Take UC Berkeley’s Free “Edible Education 101” Lecture Course, Featuring a Pantheon of Sustainable Food Superstars

Dinner at Berkeley’s famed Chez Panisse shows up on a lot of foodie’s bucket lists. Its founder, Alice Waters, has been promoting the importance of eating organically and locally for nearly half a century. With the Edible Schoolyard Project, she found a way to share these beliefs in true hands-on fashion, by involving thousands of children and teens in kitchens and gardens across the country. We will all benefit from this revolution, though I can’t help but envy the kids at its epicenter. B...
Tags: Health, Google, California, College, Life, Food & Drink, New York Times, Online Courses, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Salisbury, Facebook Twitter, Chez Panisse, Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Alice Waters


Could sourdough bread be the answer to the gluten sensitivity epidemic?

Sourdough prepared the old fashioned way, before added gluten and fast-rising yeast became the norm, may be one solution for those who can’t tolerate gluten“I would bet that if you took a dozen people who claimed gluten intolerance and you gave them Richard’s bread, they’d be fine,” says Michael Pollan in the third episode of his new Netflix food documentary, Cooked. The bread he is referring to is a sourdough made the old fashioned way, with hours of fermentation and naturally occurring yeast f...
Tags: Health, Life and style, Society, Bread, Food & Drink, Richard, Michael Pollan, Pollan, Richard Bourdon, Massachusetts Bourdon



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