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About Allie Beatty

Allie's Voice is where I put my thoughts on health news. I have Type 1 diabetes but I talk about things that apply to everybody. Reach me on Twitter @AlliesVoice. Please subscribe to Allie's Voice. When you subscribe to Allie's Voice, it's a free way of supporting my nonprofit, Dip a Stick® for Diabetes. Learn more at www.dipastick.org.

#Dopamine Fuels the #Spirit

TweetThe same region of the brain that lights-up when stimulated by music, drugs, and love is activated by spiritual connection. The flood of dopamine gets the brain’s attention and we can do it a few different ways. Thanks to missionaries who … Continue reading

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#IceCream for #Breakfast – Here’s a Great Reason!

TweetA Japanese study found that eating ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter. Some would say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why not start with something sweet and satisfying? If you’re a lover of the … Continue reading

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#Beme me Up, @CaseyNeistat

TweetDo you know about Beme? It’s like the granola version of Snapchat that challenges people to blindly post video that are unedited, unpolished, and unfiltered moments in life. Adios self-consciousness in social media. One of the creators of this app … Continue reading

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Erasing #Fear with #AI

TweetCould you imagine something like the “Terminator” helping remove fear from your brain? It’s not that intense but it’s found to be effective. A study found artificial intelligence is a viable way to minimize fear in the brain. These ‘fear … Continue reading

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Why Can’t #Students Tell Real #News from Fake?

TweetWe live in a world where a former reality star is now the president elect of the United States. Can you blame students from having difficulties deciphering the news as real or fake? Given the choice to categorize news headlines … Continue reading

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Do #CompressionSocks Improve #Workout?

TweetDon’t be misled by the alleged workout improvements offered by compression socks. This is a point-of-view call, at best. They are effective in keeping core temperature stable, muscle containment, improving circulation, and preventing shin splints. Take that, ankle socks! It gets … Continue reading

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#VideoGames Increase #Kids Diabetes Risk?

TweetIt’s the lack of activity that restricts muscles from soaking up  excess glucose from the blood that offsets the balance of blood sugar. Is it fair to point a finger at video games? Probably not but it grabs headlines. Obesity … Continue reading

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#SurgeonGeneral Redefines #Addiction

TweetWhen physical changes occur in the body, it’s arguably due to a health condition some call a disease. When a person develops a substance addiction – doesn’t their brain undergo physical changes? According to the Surgeon General, this may be … Continue reading

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Avoid These #Foods Before #Thanksgiving

TweetBefore the Turkey hits the table, chances are you’ll be pre-gaming with vegetable platters and crudites. If you’re planning on humus in your Thanksgiving meal somewhere, make sure it’s not Sabra labeled “Best Buy” before January 23, 2017. The recall is … Continue reading

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What #Germs Live On Your #ATM?

TweetIs your ATM covered in germs? Science, yet again making us see the things in life to which many of us prefer to remain ignorant. Not all of us take withdrawals from the ATMs but we certainly leave deposits of … Continue reading

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