Healthy picks: best of the web

October 20, 2010

in miscellaneous

Life
Read more wise words about boundaries from Kate at Your Courageous Life.

What are the regrets of those who are dying? Lovely insight from a palliative care nurse.

 
What’s the difference between mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)?  They are both stress reduction techniques but how do you choose between them?
 
Did you know that opening your email can give you an endorphin rush? Great tips from Tiny Buddha on how to reduce email stress.
 
Food
Community Support Agriculture/Food Connect: New to Melbourne, weekly boxes of organic fruit and vegetables from small, local farms.  Check the map to see if there’s a neighbourhood pick up location near you.
 
Homemade nut butters, like cashew spread, are so much tastier and healthier than peanut butter. I love Ganga’s easy recipe for raw nut paste.  
 
Jules at Stonesoup gives a short rundown on cooking with non-gluten flours plus a surprisingly simple recipe for a gluten-free sweet treat.
 
Speaking of Jule’s, she’s opened her Virtual Cooking School.  She’ll tailor classes to any dietary requirements you have and being online, there are no set hours so you can learn at your leisure. 
 
Science
Massage really does help you relax and improves immune response. (Another good reason to take up Sue’s discount offer this month!)
 
Could stress prevent conventional cancer treatments from working effectively? This is just a in vitro study but it certainly makes sense. As challenging as it is, try to de-stress as much as possible (e.g. have massages) before embarking on chemo.
 
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a common ingredient in plastic. It is a potential endocrine disrupter, meaning it can mimic hormones like oestrogen, androgens and thyroid hormones. A new study suggests human Exposure to BPA ‘Grossly Underestimated‘.
 
How some pharmaceutical companies manipulate medical trials to get the result they want.  Eye opening stuff!
 
Gill’s favourite link of the month
Another winner from Zen Habits – if you click no other link this month visit this site.  You are already perfect!

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1 Ganga November 11, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Hi Gill, love your wonderful hints here and thanks for including my nut butters. So easy to make and so wonderfully good.

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2 Gill Stannard November 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm

It’s a pleasure Ganga :)

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