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It's a bumper blueberry season

July is National Blueberry Month in the USA. Many parts of the country are reporting a bumper crop of blueberries. Here's a brief summary of some of the reported health benefits of this delicious fruit.

13 Jul | Blueberries (fruit) | North America & Europe

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Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers

by David Keil

How do the various parts of human anatomy support the integrated movements involved in yoga? This beautifully illustrated book makes the sometimes challenging subject of human anatomy accessible to all.

This week features books about yoga.

Angel Thought for 19th August:

Don't hesitate to call on the Angels for help; no request is to great or small.

An 'Angel Thought' appears here every day.

See also the pages about Angels and Archangels.
There are many names of archangels, some being due to spelling variations.

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Today's Study Tip:

Your time and energy is valuable - spend it wisely pursuing subjects you enjoy and can excel at.

What else is here?

These pages include articles about healthy living and various approaches to health and well-being. There are also study areas and general interest sections. The content featured here changes frequently.

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If it's your birthday today ...

... you were probably* born under the sign of Leo, often referred to and depicted as the lion, or represented symbolically.

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include carnelian, citrine and diamond.

Leos achieve much due to their tenacity, sticking with projects when others lose patience and stamina.
They can be superb hosts and entertainers, deriving pleasure from of helping others enjoy themselves.

Metabolism Boosting Foods

Many foods often described as metabolism-boosting are low in fat but high in dietary fibre. One idea is that the more effort (energy) is needed to digest, or attempt to digest, food the more likely it is to increase the body's metabolism. Apart from the benefits of dietary fibre, some foods are thought to boost metabolism because they contain certain chemicals.

Examples of foods thought to boost metabolic rate include beetroot, fennel, brussel sprouts, oats and tomatoes.

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More from the News Section:

Wire-bristle grill brush danger for summer BBQs - 3 Jul '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Olfactory receptor OR51E2 and prostate cancer - 8 Jun '18

Frog warning coloration is also camouflage - 5 Jun '18

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities - 30 May '18

Essential oils used in ambulances - 28 May '18

Return unwanted prescription drugs - 27 Apr '18

Concerns about the health impact of social media - 16 Nov '17

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