Fats: the Good, the bad and the Ugly.
A saturated fat is a type of fat in which fatty acid all have single bonds. Most animal fats are saturated. Saturated fats are fat molecule that have no double bond between the carbon molecules because they are saturated with hydrogen molecules.
An unsaturated fat is a fat or fatty acid in which there is at least one double bond within the fatty acid chain. A fatty acid chain is monounsaturated if it contains one double bond, and polyunsaturated if it contains more than one double bond.
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Cold, Flu, or Allergy?
Know the Difference for Best Treatment
National Institute of Health
You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment.
10 Reasons Why We Need at Least 8 Hugs a Day
by Marcus Julian Felicetti
Hugging therapy is definitely a powerful way of healing. Research shows that hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.
Research shows a proper deep hug, where the hearts are pressing together, can benefit you in these ways:
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10 Essentials for Health and Wellness
Let the elements of healthy living enhance your life for this holiday season and into the New Year.
Essential #1: Breathe Deeply
Inhale a full measure of reviving air, hold, then release stress and toxins.
A healthy immune system is dependent upon deep breathing. Your lymphatic system powers the immune response in your body, and lymph fluid moves as you inhale and exhale -- by deep breathing. What a simple way to help your body stay healthy.
Positive Emotions and Your Health
National Institute of Health
Do you tend to look on the sunny side, or do you see a future filled with dark, stormy skies? A growing body of research suggests that having a positive outlook can benefit your physical health. NIH-funded scientists are working to better understand the links between your attitude and your body. They’re finding some evidence that emotional wellness can be improved by developing certain skills.
Having a positive outlook doesn’t mean you never feel negative emotions, such as sadness or anger, says Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson, a psychologist and expert on emotional wellness at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “All emotions—whether positive or negative—are adaptive in the right circumstances. The key seems to be finding a balance between the two,” she says.
Safe and Healthy Cookware
The kind of foods we put into our bodies are very important. The types of cookware that we use to prepare food are also important, because if the cookware is not safe, then what is the point of preparing organically healthy foods.
According to the environmental working group (https://www.ewg.org) when heated, cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces sends off fumes that can kill birds and make people sick. You can eliminate these type of cookware in your kitchen. If you can afford to replace these Teflon and nonstick cookware in your kitchen, please do so.