On Our Minds (0:45)
Feeling a little down is SO common this time of year that there's a term called, "the January blues". Can you relate? If so, you're in good company.
Luckily there are a ton of ways to fight it. Here are the 8 things we discussed.
1. Vitamin D
2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
4. Red Meat
6. Low Testosterone
7. Negative Thoughts
Clearly there more things that could go on this list like nature, exercise, dogs, etc. So make your own or add to this one!
Have you been paying attention to any of the latest, weirdest science? No worries if you haven't because this is a TRUE/FALSE quiz. Here are some of the topics it covered:
• Surgeons' Birthdays and Patient Mortality Rate
• The Scents That Make You Feel Thinner And Thicker
• Your Dog and Your Chance of Diabetes
• Toxic Paper Cups
• Mangos and Wrinkles
• Sniffing Your Man For Stress Relief
You might've heard protein is important. But this week's study really put a spotlight on just how well it gives your metabolism a boost.
We also discuss the two big nutrition camps and why they're kind of like The Sneetches, who were characters in a Dr. Seuss book. Check that story out here.
Shugart Cart (28:40)
You don't have to have a green thumb to start growing beautiful plants. You can develop one as you go. The book, How NOT To Kill Your Houseplant, will show you how.
If you do a lot of cooking you're going to want to use a pan that doesn't have a toxic coating that scrapes off in high heat, but you probably also want something that food doesn't stick to. That's where the Ninja Foodi NeverStick Premium comes in. Bonus: It's also dishwasher safe.
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