#Hatchimals Will Glitter in #2017

glitterWhen the worldwide phenomenon of Hatchimal was introduced last year, it quickly became the most coveted toy among the kids. The self-hatching, tool to teach responsibility to children is adding sparkle to its appeal for 2017. There’s more to just the glitter Hatchimals with the Hatchimals Colleggtibile. I can’t. However your kids can and will insist you get them the next wave of the best toy ever. Spin Master is giving birth to the concept of Christmas in July, which is when these little eggs will be available.

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#Men and #TestosteroneGel – Yes or Not?

lowTAs men age, invariably their testosterone levels decline and their quality of life suffers. Their mood becomes blah, their sex drive stalls, and their cognition leaves much to be desired. The results of a published study of men using testosterone to treat low T, or low testosterone levels, showed that men using the gel improved their bone density, anemia, and testosterone levels. These results were compared to men who received a placebo gel. However the appearance of plaque in the heart was alarming to researchers. They caution men to first lean on diet, exercise, and weight loss to address the deficit of T. Other side effects of low T that did not improve much for men on the testosterone gel were mood, sex drive, and memory. Of course the findings of the “T Trials” allude to more studies to validate longer-term outcomes.

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#GlutenFree May Increase #HeavyMetals in Body

glutenfreeHeavy metals like arsenic and mercury in the body can lead to neurological problems, heart disease, and cancer. People who’ve eaten a gluten-free diet for many years, had blood and urine with twice the levels of heavy metals than people who ate gluten. There’s nothing wrong with minimizing gluten foods if you’re gluten-sensitive. However, ensure that your diet choices do not overload your system with heavy metals.

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Reason to Stop Judging @realDonaldTrump #Mental Health

DTPThe short answer to the headline is it’s not worth it. The long story involves mental health professionals saying it’s not worth it to your sanity to question it. Personalities come in many shapes and sizes. Trump’s personality, because he’s the President of the US, is well-known, undeniably large, and magnified by public opinion. On any given Sunday, he’d probably describe half the personality disorders, mental health professionals use to diagnose their patients. Considering he’s the Commander in Chief the next 8-years, let’s all ride the current of the political culture. Is it good for everybody? Absolutely not. Is Trump the flesh-and-bone example of a train wreck? Maybe. However the #1 concern we all need to have is for ourselves.. Mental health professionals are held to a higher standard because of governing guidelines for treatment and diagnosis. However, it’s strongly encouraged that everybody else focus on what they can do to lessen the blow of the political decisions, good or bad, Trump will be making for the few years he’s in the White House.

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Surge in #Stress and How to Fix It

stressYes, the political climate of America continues to skyrocket our stress levels. If you’re a Long Islander, you may have heard News 12 reporting on Russian spies docking-out somewhere in Long Island Sound. Trouble hacking our lines? Maybe. But the issue at-hand is that of our newly elected President Trump. Hindsight is 20/20 and the popular opinion is whispering uh oh. So what can we do about it? Likely nothing but the infamous words brace for impact come to mind. As plugged-in as we all are with our SmartPhones and social media are guilty of inflating our stress levels. What’s the easy solution? I wish I knew of one. But the exceptional scholar of life would take these 3 Easy Steps. Bright it to center to declutter your mind. Breathe deeply, learn how to meditate, and disallow yourself to catastrophize your thoughts. Think rationally and deeply about the essence of your suffering, anxiety, and stress.

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@Humama Takes a Stand Against #Obamacare

humanaHumana is putting its money where its mouth is regarding the Affordable Care Act. Of all the large nationwide health insurance companies, they’re the first ones to drop Obamacare. Call them trailblazers or call them business-savvy. Surely they’re not the first and certainly not the last health insurance companies to realize the policies are not economically sustainable. Prevention and education is the best way to reduce the overall cost of conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Then again, here in the US it’s not called ‘healthcare’. Those in the know call it ‘sick care’

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How #BodyShape Infers #Health Risks

bodyshapeAccording to a new study, your body shape may be a greater indicator for heart disease and type 2 diabetes risk than we thought. Researchers found that hip-waist measurement screening maybe more effective in screening for high-risk patients then weight itself. What does this mean? You’re at a greater risk if you’re an apple than if you’re a pear. Apple shape people have a greater incidence of insulin resistance, making it harder for their bodies to process sugar. To the naked eye, pear shapes have always been associated with a more pleasing body type. A thinner waist line (pear) compared to a thicker belly (apple) implies more fat surrounding vital organs. Seeing is believing because a study of more than 430,000 people found apple shapes have greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. The take-home message shows us that a little extra padding in the butt and thighs hurts nobody. It’s the apples who have unnecessary hormonal flow resulting from their belly fat. Too much hormone activity is like too many cooks in the kitchen – nothing good comes of it.

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#WarningLabel on Sodas and Sugary #Drinks

warninglabelSugar is a danger to those who don’t know when to say when.  California already brandishes these warning labels on soda. Now there’s talk to have them slapped on sports drinks. Drinks that contain 75-calories or more per 12-ounces may be required to garnish a warning label. The warning is to alert consumers that excess sugar is harmful to your health. Such manifestations can be seen in childhood obesity, fatty liver, and Type 2 diabetes. Obviously a warning label is not going to deter a thirsty being craving a sports drink of soda but it does check-off the accountability box. When a consumer knows the risk that lies within, the manufacturer and the government cannot feel badly that despite the ‘warning’, the decision was made knowing the potential aftermath.

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#Pregnant Woman – #Sargento Recalls #Cheese

Food Network Magazine Cooking School 2016Cheese is American’s sweetheart in the kitchen…until it puts somebody in the hospital. Then Sargento realizes it’s time to issue a recall for their cheeses that might contain listeria. If your refrigerator is housing any 6.84-ounce packages of Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby with sell-by dates of April 12 and May 10, 2017 and/or an 8-ounce packages of Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese with sell-by dates of June 14 and July 12, 2017 – clear the real estate in your fridge. Those cheeses might contain more than you hoped to bring home. A special word of caution to pregnant ladies. Listeria is bad news for your unborn baby.

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@realDonaldTrump Gets His #FastFood Fix

trumpfastfoodThe President of the United States is not the be-all, end-all of righteous habits. Obama was a smoker.  Clinton was an adulterer. As it turns-out, Donald Trump likes his ‘junk food’. A few of his unsavory culinary choices fall safely within the arena of empty calories. Whose don’t? Diet Coke, Domino’s Pizza, KFC, and McDonald’s often cross the Presidents lips. What else fuels his Twitter rants at 3 in the morning? It seems ridiculous but we all have our vices. Stress has a way of making us do things we know aren’t the healthiest for us but we have to get our dopamine receptors flooded somehow. Be it smoking, sex, drugs, or simply food – stress eating is the #1 preferred easy access way to get your fix. It doesn’t make you a bad person, it just makes you a stress eater. Own it.

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