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The Beat Goes On

Immanuel Kant, the famed 18th century philosopher, described the chemistry of his day as science, but not really science, as it wasn’t grounded in mathematics—at least not until a century later. The same could be said for biology, the study of life.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Spending Money on Others Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

According to a new study, "prosocial spending" may be as good for your blood pressure as a healthy diet and exercise.

Many of us believe that the way to become happier and healthier is by spending money on ourselves. We put in extra hours at work and save up money to be able to buy the things that we believe will bring us happiness. But what if spending money on ourselves isn’t the best way to become happier? ​

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This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.

Why Good Sleep is the Key to a Healthy Heart

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Heart Disease - Personal Experience in Ignoring

I want to share personally today. In my book, The Every Woman's Guide to Equality, I write about women's health and how we need to love ourselves more and care for ourselves more.

And be proactive.

I also write about my heart disease.

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Author, lecturer and Huffington Post columnist Carlynne McDonnell has been a passionate and outspoken proponent of social justice and equality for over twenty five years.  She has worked in fields considered non-traditional for women and has personally seen and been on the receiving end of inappropriate and unequal/inequitable behavior.

She has contributed to MariaShriver.com, The Grindstone, E-Harmony.com and has been interviewed on NPR, morning talk and College and University radio.

Carlynne has presented workshops nationally on women’s equality and effective communication, leadership development, mentoring, and self-value all designed to educate and empower women to seek the best for themselves and others.

She has served on Equal Pay panels, presented at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women meeting, the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders, the National Collegiate Leadership Conference women’s organizations, multiple colleges and universities, and for the US Marine Corp.

Carlynne has a Master’s in Public Policy and has been working in the corporate, education and non-profit worlds for over 30 years.

Working on the docks in Galveston and then at an East Coast Railroad, Carlynne was the recipient of and witness to discrimination and sexual harassment, pay inequality, and disrespect for women. As a result of these experiences, she became active in the quest for equality by participating in women’s organization that sought change.

Not satisfied with the status quo or the lack of movement to achieving real equality, Carlynne created Change in Our Lifetime, Inc. to push for education and action and women’s equality.

An articulate and passionate activist, she wrote “The Every Woman’s Guide to Equality” to create a larger platform for change beyond equality’s current state, and for achieving real equality for women.

Discover more on her website: www.carlynnemcdonnell.com and connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlynnemcd/ and Twitter: @carlynnemcd 

Your Healthy Heart Protocol

Simple Tips for Your Ticker

Diet, exercise, lifestyle, and genetics all have an impact on cardiovascular health. To optimize overall wellness and protect yourself against stroke, heart attack, and high blood pressure, consider integrating a few of these heart-healthy tips into your daily regimen.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Bad LDL Cholesterol May be a Good Guy After All

By Emilie Croisier / The Intelligent Optimist

Accumulating biochemical evidence is supporting that “bad” cholesterol is actually good.

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The Intelligent Optimist (formerly Ode) is an independent international media platform focused on solutions, possibility and inspiration. We present optimism as the most effective, efficient and by scientific research confirmed strategy to drive the innovation and creativity that are necessary to solve the problems and meet the challenges that people and society face.

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Two men at the beach check heart rate on watch
03/13/2019
The Beat Goes On Immanuel Kant, the famed 18th century philosopher, described the chemistry of his day as a science, but not really science, as it wasn’t grounded in... read more
Blood pressure cuff and gauge on white background
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Heart shaped ornament made of pieces of driftwood
10/28/2016
by Paige Towers | Van Winkle's Heroic Heart The heart is the Superman of organs: it pumps oxygen and nutrients to the rest of our (very needy albeit grateful) bodies; it also takes care of... read more
Hand holding red pastel drawing a heart on paper.
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I want to share personally today. In my book, The Every Woman's Guide to Equality, I write about women's health and how we need to love ourselves more and care for ourselves more. And be... read more
graphic of heart lifting weights, pumping iron
02/27/2015
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09/29/2014
By Emilie Croisier / The Intelligent Optimist Accumulating biochemical evidence is supporting that “bad” cholesterol is actually good. The dogma that LDL cholesterol is nothing but bad news... read more
Two men at the beach check heart rate on watch
03/13/2019
The Beat Goes On Immanuel Kant, the famed 18th century philosopher, described the chemistry of his day as a science, but not really science, as it wasn’t grounded in... read more
Blood pressure cuff and gauge on white background
01/11/2017
According to a new study, "prosocial spending" may be as good for your blood pressure as a healthy diet and exercise. Many of us believe that the way to become happier and healthier is by spending... read more
Heart shaped ornament made of pieces of driftwood
10/28/2016
by Paige Towers | Van Winkle's Heroic Heart The heart is the Superman of organs: it pumps oxygen and nutrients to the rest of our (very needy albeit grateful) bodies; it also takes care of... read more
Hand holding red pastel drawing a heart on paper.
09/30/2016
I want to share personally today. In my book, The Every Woman's Guide to Equality, I write about women's health and how we need to love ourselves more and care for ourselves more. And be... read more
graphic of heart lifting weights, pumping iron
02/27/2015
Simple Tips for Your Ticker Diet, exercise, lifestyle, and genetics all have an impact on cardiovascular health. To optimize overall wellness and protect yourself against stroke, heart attack, and... read more
09/29/2014
By Emilie Croisier / The Intelligent Optimist Accumulating biochemical evidence is supporting that “bad” cholesterol is actually good. The dogma that LDL cholesterol is nothing but bad news... read more