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Those around them don't take their attacks

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern


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The Paleo diet can be quite the undertaking in the kitchen. There’s plenty of planning, shopping, and kitchen prep involved, but some days, you need something quick and simple like this sweet smoothie. Many of these ingredients are staples in a healthily stocked kitchen, so you’ll already have them at home, ready to go when you’re in need of a light breakfast or snack. It offers 40 percent of your recommended fiber for the day to keep digestion regular, and you’ll be glad to know that despite its hue from the spinach, nothing tastes too “green” in this blend.

Banana Choco-Malt

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups almond milk

1 medium banana, frozen or fresh


1/2 cup crushed ice


2 dates


2 tablespoons unsweetened almond butter


2 tablespoons cacao powder


1 teaspoon golden flaxseeds


1 cup baby spinach


Sprinkle of cacao nibs and unsweetened coconut, to garnish

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except cacao nibs and coconut in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Sprinkle garnishes on top, and enjoy immediately!


Source: Calorie Count


Nutrition

Calories per serving
259

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Achieving toned, beautiful arms doesn’t have to feel like a constant struggle, but you can’t rely on cardio and light weights for dramatic results. Expert trainer, KIND spokesperson, and author of Strong Is the New Skinny Jennifer Cohen doesn’t need you to become an Olympic powerlifter, but she says you might have to get comfortable lifting more than you’re used to.

Many women pine after toned arms but are afraid of lifting more than five pounds. If you want to see real results in your muscle definition, the answer lies in shocking your body with heavier weights. If you’re currently strength training three or four times a week, Jennifer recommends lifting heavier weights one or two times a week in order to shock your body, build lean muscle, and achieve definition. If you tend to grab three- or five-pounders at the gym, Jennifer suggests opting for 10, 12, or 15 pounds on your heavier days. Working with lighter weights one day and heavier weights another will keep your muscles guessing so you don’t plateau and continue to get stronger and stronger.

Beyond the weight you’re lifting, Jennifer says consistency is key. Occasionally lifting or skipping out on your workout routine isn’t going to cut it! If you’re consistent with your program and continue setting (and accomplishing) new goals all the time, you’re putting yourself in the perfect position to reach your goals.

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Women taking the drug lived more than 3 months

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however


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While Halloween is all about the jack-o’-lanterns, you may have more than your fair share of leftover pumpkins or rotting gourds once the festivities are over. So if you’ve been carving up a pumpkin storm or otherwise decorating with pumpkins, here’s what to do with the leftovers.

Pumpkin puree: Don’t discard the insides of your pumpkin - you can add pumpkin puree to everything from baking to your morning yogurt. Just note that the pulp from jack-o’-lantern pumpkins won’t be as flavorful as the flesh from smaller ones. To make pumpkin puree with the pulp of your carving pumpkin, steam it until it’s tender (about 30-45 minutes). If you’re using a whole pumpkin, cut it in half and place on a baking sheet, cut face down, and roast for about 1 1/2 hours in a 350-degree oven. In both cases, let your pumpkin or pumpkin pulp cool a bit, then mash with a potato masher or food processor (after scooping it out of its skin if you’ve roasted a whole pumpkin). You can freeze any pulp you don’t use and add it to any of these healthy pumpkin recipes.

Roast seeds: Roasted pumpkin seeds are easy to make and are the perfect go-to snack, either by themselves, as a trail mix addition, or sprinkled on salads. To roast seeds, first rinse the stringy pulp from the seeds, then pat them dry with a paper towel. Spice things up with these basic roasted pumpkin seeds with seasoning ideas.

Compost the rest: If your jack-o’-lantern has seen better days, it’s time to get rid of it. If you’ve got a compost pile, your leftover pumpkin will make a rich compost for your Fall garden. Cover with leaves to quicken the process.

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dr kent brantly ebola

Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for and recover from Ebola in the U.S., donated his blood — and the potentially lifesaving proteins it contains — to treat other Ebola patients.


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Losing weight doesn’t happen overnight, but making certain changes to your routine will have you feeling your best come Halloween. Each of these tips helps you to embrace all things Fall while prepping your mind and body for the spookiest – and, in many cases, the most scantily clad – night of the year.

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Yes, you need to stretch. Your body will thank you for adding these essential hip stretches from Self to your routine.

We’ve all had those intense lower body workouts that leave you beyond sore, when just the thought of moving hurts. Rest easy though-these stretches will open up your hips, groin, and legs, making your tomorrow a little bit easier. Because let’s be honest, there’s nothing like the day-after sore that follows a killer day in the gym.

Tight muscles aside, great hip mobility is beneficial when it comes to allowing your body to have the full range of motion it should. “If our hips aren’t able to flex and move in the way our bodies intend them to, they don’t become as useful as they should be, which means a lot of the load will fall onto your lower back,” says Heidi Jones, Head Coach at Brick New York. “This creates problems over time.” And your hips are 100 percent designed to generate a ton of power. So go ahead girl, get your stretch on!

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While U.S. prepares tighter infection controls

After two weeks of treatment at Nebraska Medical Center, hospital says Ashoka Mukpo can go home to Rhode Island


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“I love feeling famished and like I’m going to pass out!” said no one – ever. If you’re on the quest to drop pounds, you might be gearing up for constant hunger pangs and feelings of deprivation. But does it have to be this way? Is feeling hungry essential to losing weight?

We turned to Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, author of the New York Times bestselling book S.A.S.S.! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches for the answer. Lucky for us, she says, “You don’t need to experience constant hunger in order to lose weight – in fact, you shouldn’t.” This is good news to dieters everywhere, but Cynthia adds that “you should feel mild to moderate hunger three to four times a day at your scheduled mealtimes. A healthy, balanced meal should leave you feeling full and energized for three to five hours, then your hunger should return, which is a signal that it’s time to refuel.”

Mild to moderate hunger doesn’t mean feeling starved, light-headed, or hungry all day, so you should never skip meals or dip below 1,200 daily calories. Cynthia assures us that “this pattern of hunger is normal, and it’s a good way to know that you’re in balance.” It helps prevent the habit of overeating, so you’re no longer feeding the extra pounds you’re trying to shed. But it also helps avoid under-eating, which starves the lean tissue you need to nourish, and can cause ravenous hunger that leads to bingeing. Cynthia adds, “If you’re always hungry, you’re not eating enough, which could, in turn, trigger a breakdown of calorie–burning muscle, slow down your metabolism, and compromise your immune system.”

Hunger definitely has a piece in the weight-loss puzzle, and it’ll take time to play around with your diet to figure out how much you need in order to feel hungry at mealtimes and satisfied afterward. If you’re not used to feeling hungry, this will also take some adjustment, but take it as a sign that lets you know your body is using up the calories you’re consuming instead of holding on to them. That natural feeling of hunger a few times a day could be the missing key to unlock the new slimmer you.

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