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Ask a Health Coach: Social Media Triggers

Hey folks, Board-Certified Health Coach Erin Power is here to talk about social media triggers and tidying up your feed. If you find social media hurting your well-being, we’ve got strategies, tips, and backup! Have a question you’d like to ask our health coaches? Leave it below in the comments or over in the Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook group.

Annie asked:
“I switched to Primal a few months ago, and it’s going pretty well. Before that, I had a long history of on-and-off-again dieting and calorie counting. FINALLY, I’m starting to feel like I can just eat real food and let the weight watching go (without gaining weight in the process). The problem: Part of what helped me go Primal was following hashtags on Instagram like #paleo #primal #keto, etc. This actually helped me stick with it and feel part of a community of people eating this way and loving life. BUT lately I’ve noticed myself getting super triggered by certain posts. Usually these are women who are super thin (maybe anorexic) using paleo and keto hashtags. While I’ve come a long way, I don’t look anything like that. It triggers old habits around food and body image. How do

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LITHIUM mining for electric vehicles is incredibly



(Natural News)
Electric vehicles are promoted as the solution for combating “climate change.” Governments are currently incentivizing the production of electric vehicles, while punishing the fossil fuel industry. However, lithium mining for electric vehicles is incredibly destructive to the environment, and is about as far from “green” as one could imagine. Not to mention, most of the lithium-ion batteries produced today come from China and require water-intensive mining operations that ravage natural environments throughout Australia, Argentina and Chile. The process depletes ground water, and leaves behind toxic wastewater that contaminates fields and harms wildlife. The mining process is not carbon dioxide free, either. The mining process releases 15,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions for every ton of lithium that is extracted.

There are serious environmental risks to extracting lithium for the production of lithium-ion batteries

When lithium is extracted from salt mines, the miners must drill into the salt flats and pump out a salty, mineral-rich brine. The brine is placed in large pools, so the water can evaporate out. When the brine evaporates, it leaves behind a sludge of potassium, manganese, borax and lithium salts that must be filtered out further. The process pollutes nearby aquifers and

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Is the Pandemic Over? If Only It Were That Simple

Sept. 21, 2022 – President Joe Biden says the pandemic is over. The World Health Organization says the end is in sight. Many of us would rather talk about almost anything else, and even New York City has dropped most of its COVID protocols.

Biden’s claim (made to reporter Scott Pelley on Sunday on 60 Minutes) has caused the debate over COVID-19 to explode yet again, even though he’s twice now tried to soften it. It has roiled the already divided public, fueled extensive coverage on television news, and led pundits to take sides.

But to many, a pandemic can’t be declared “over” when the U.S. alone is averaging more than 71,000 new cases and more than 400 deaths a day, and there are 500,000 cases and nearly 2,000 deaths each day around the world.

Biden’s comment has split experts in medicine and public health. Some adamantly disagree that the pandemic is over, pointing out that COVID-19 remains a public health emergency in the United States, the World Health Organization still considers it a global pandemic, and most significantly, the virus is still killing over 400 people a day in the U.S.

Others point out that most of the

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How to Find a Marriage or Family Therapist

If you want to save your relationship or work past an issue your family is facing, therapy might be vital. The right therapist can have a positive impact on your relationship and family. 

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find a therapist that’s a good fit for your situation. Here are some tips on how to find a marriage or family therapist. 

Choose a Qualified Therapist

It’s important to make sure you choose a qualified therapist. They should hold a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate in marriage and family therapy from an accredited college or university. The therapist should also be licensed to practice in the state you live in. Additional credentials in certain types of therapy or areas of therapy are also ideal.

Reach Out to Organizations 

Are you trying to find a therapist that specializes in a certain area of mental health? If so, consider reaching out to a national foundation, organization or helpline to see if they can recommend someone in your area. 

For example, if you’re looking for a therapist who treats alcoholism, consider reaching out to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. If you’re

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Texas Attorney General continues fight against school



(Natural News)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a petition aimed at reversing the decision made by a Bexar County judge to reject the state’s request for a temporary injunction that would block a vaccine mandate for staff at the San Antonio Independent School district.

The vaccine mandate is currently on pause, but Paxton is moving full steam ahead now that the court has ruled in favor of the mandate.

In an announcement, Paxton said that the decision is illegal under state law and an affront to individual liberty.

He stated: “Nobody should be bullied, coerced, and certainly not fired because of their COVID-19 vaccination status.”

“The governor’s executive order specifically protects workers from the type of mass firings that San Antonio ISD is seeking, and I will continue to fight in court to defend GA-39 and Texans’ medical freedom,” he added.

A spokesperson for the San Antonio Independent School district said the vaccine mandate will remain suspended for the time being and that employees are not being disciplined over their refusal to get the vaccine. However, that could change soon thanks to the recent decision, so Paxton is taking steps to protect people’s health freedom.

School

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Judge Lifts U.S. Ban on Mexicans Entering Country to Sell

This story was co-published with ARD German TV.

A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered immigration officials to allow Mexican citizens with visas to sell their blood plasma in the U.S.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan granted a preliminary injunction overturning a policy announced last year by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials that barred Mexican visitors from participating in what had become a multibillion-dollar business along the border.

Judge Chutkan ruled that CBP officials had “failed to consider” the extent to which blood plasma companies were relying on Mexican donors and that they had failed to adequately justify the policy.

In issuing the preliminary injunction, the judge found that the companies had shown they had a “likelihood of success” to overturn the ban if the case went to trial. She noted that the costs of opening collection centers in other regions to make up the shortfall — $2.5 million to $4 million per center — would be “substantial.’’

A spokesperson for CBP declined to say whether the

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Best HIIT Running Workouts to Improve Agility

As a beginner, running means exerting all your energy to cover some distance only to feel extremely exhausted and feeling like giving up. Most people take a few minutes to sprint and as soon as they are done, within just a few hours they feel extreme aches and muscle stiffness. Eventually, they do not work again or take at least a few weeks’ rest. To be better at running, you need to be consistent and you need to continuously challenge your body to do better. You have to start with simple steps and progress eventually. Straining your body right away with extreme workouts will only make things worse for your body.

To understand the overall mechanism of running, you need to have extreme control over your body. Within the premises of running, you will have to control your pace, time, and workout capacity. Since running has a lot to do with agility you will be focusing on that as well. Apart from this, your overall body and the way your arms swing and your legs move also play a very important role. Most people start with a simple workout without understanding that even a cardio-based workout will help improve running

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Primal Skincare: Best Practices for Healthy Skin

The average person spends thousands of dollars a year on skincare products—lotions, creams, serums, tonics, and ointments designed to moisturize, heal, and fend off the outward signs of aging. For most people, the foremost consideration when choosing skincare products is, “Does it work?” However, the growing popularity of so-called clean beauty products indicates that more people are also caring about the quality of the ingredients they slather so liberally over their faces and bodies.

Why does it matter? Skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is also permeable. Anything we put on our skin makes its way inside, so we certainly don’t want to be applying harmful substances to our skin. We also rely on our skin to provide a barrier with the outside world, keeping harmful organisms where they belong. When it’s healthy, skin plays an important role in the immune system. In part, it does this by housing its own microbiome. The skin microbiome is distinct from the one you might be more familiar with in the gut, but just like the gut, the skin microbiome can be disrupted. When that happens, a host of health issues can follow Thus, we want to protect the

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Is our love affair with protein healthy?


Americans are obsessed with protein. Fat and carbs have been vilified – for unjustified reasons for the most part; there’s nothing inherently wrong with these two macronutrients, even though some fats and refined carbs are foods to limit.

Protein on the other hand has gained a health halo, as many people think that eating more of it will build muscle and help them eat less – hence the popularity of protein shakes and powders.

The body requires protein for its upkeep – from 10-35 percent of daily calories should come from protein, or about 0.8 gram of protein per kg of weight. Athletes, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and older adults need more protein than the average adult. 

Protein malnutrition plagued the world in the past, and is still an issue in some parts of the world. The American diet, however, has abundant sources of protein from plants (nuts, seeds, legumes, soy, grains etc.) and from animal sources (meat, fish, seafood, cheese, eggs etc.). Pair this abundance with our appetite for protein, which drives people to pack a protein bar and jerky in their bag just in case, and most Americans get twice as much as they need.

Too

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Block the sun and turn Earth into a frozen ice ball in the



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To help cool the allegedly warming planet, mad scientists are proposing the use of geoengineering “chemtrails” to be sprayed at the North and South Poles in order to “refreeze” them.

Jet aircraft would be deployed high up in the sky to blast out massive plumes of microscopic aerosol particles designed to reflect sunlight back into space, preventing it from reaching Earth. This, we are told, will cool down the icecaps.

In order to make this happen, ironically enough, some 175,000 jet flights per year would be necessary – which means a lot of polluting jet fuel will need to be burned.

Millions of tons of these toxic chemicals will also float around before eventually setting onto the icecaps and into the water, causing untold harm to sea life – but at least the planet would be a little cooler, maybe.

“Under the plan, a fleet of 125 military air-to-air refuelling tankers would release a cloud of microscopic sulphur dioxide particles at an altitude of 43,000ft (13km) and latitude of 60 degrees in both hemispheres, roughly equivalent to the Shetland Islands in the north, and the Falklands in the south,” reports explain.

“The particles would slowly drift

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