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The Problem with ‘Superfoods’

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What we eat has changed more in the last 40 years than it has in the previous 40,000. Every time you open a food magazine, people are promoting the latest “superfood” from açai berries and kale to maca and spirulina. Before you hop on board with the newest fad, take a moment to understand the global environmental consequences of eating this way. What is a ‘superfood’ anyway? A ‘superfood’ is just sales jargon for any food that is nutrient-dense, with above average antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes or proteins. As you can…read more

Stop Diet Hopping and Start Practicing Sensible Eating

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With so many diet trends and a new ‘superfood’ emerging every few months, it’s hard to ignore the temptation to see what all the fuss is about. People have become obsessed with jumping on the newest fad diet in an effort to drop weight and get healthy quick. Here’s why it’s a bad idea: What is diet hopping? There are hundreds of diets out there to choose from, each touting their own benefits. While it’s fine to try different diets and experiment to see what works for you, it’s dangerous…read more

4 Barriers to Changing Habits and How to Overcome Them

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How do you create good habits? Most of us have tried and failed to change our habits many times. There are several common barriers to changing your behaviours, but there are ways to overcome them. Here are 4 common barriers and how to overcome them. 1. Trying too much too soon When you’re trying to change a habit, or create a new one, you need to start small. Choose a small behavior and do it often. It’s best if you plan to do it immediately after something you already do….read more

How Transformative Technology is Changing the World

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Today, people across the globe are generally comfortable using technology. They welcome advancements in technology, particularly ones that improve the quality of their everyday life. To answer this desire, there is an entire industry dedicated to creating technologies that can produce reliable and positive changes in the human psychological experience called Transformative Technology. What is transformative technology? Transformative technology seeks to help people access and develop their mental and emotional wellbeing so that they can experience their best selves every day. Simply speaking, transformative technologies (or ‘transtech’) are scientific devices and…read more