Do You Plan Your Day?

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Did you plan your day today?  If so, you probably found time for that healthy snack, a light jog, or to enjoy the evening with your loved ones. Sometimes we get caught in a trap of poor day-planning, and that can lead to vicious cycles. When we forget to eat a square breakfast or lunch, for example, we might reach for calorie-dense …

Cigarettes, Trans Fats
and Light Bulbs

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It wasn’t long ago that a surgeon might stroll into the operating room with a lit cigarette in tow, as some lauded nicotine’s beneficial effects on focus and attention, but the CDC now considers tobacco use the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Trans fats used in fast foods were considered a healthy alternative to saturated fats, until further research linked them …

Sleep Promotes Neurogenesis

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Neurogenesis: neu·ro·gen·e·sis (nur’ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs, nyur’-) n. Formation of nervous tissue. As recently as 10 years ago, scientists and medical professionals thought it was impossible for human beings to grow new nerve cells. Research from institutions including UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UCLA are showing that good ol’ sleep helps promote a healthy amount of neurogenesis. This includes areas like the “hippocampus” which …