Monthly Archives: October 2017

Shaun T’s 10 Commandments for Success

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Adapted from Shaun T’s new book, T Is for Transformation: A 7-Step Program for Digging Deeper, Feeling Stronger, and Living Smarter

Here’s a lesson I’ve learned in my life: It isn’t that I made a bunch of friends who furthered my career. Rather, it’s that you have the ability to look past the limitations of your current circle, especially if it’s so small that it’s squeezing you into an uncomfortable space, or holding you back from rising higher.

Make connections, and give people reasons to connect with you. The stronger you are, the stronger your circle is, and the more you can all accomplish. Together.

More: Shaun T’s 7 Exercises That’ll Transform Your Life

Appearing on stage in Los Angeles in the musical The Ten Commandments was the culmination of all the hard work I’d done as a dancer, and it introduced me to an amazing group of friends and mentors. But, it also started me thinking about my own rules for living. Ten is a good number! With apologies to my grandfather, Pop-Pop, let me take a couple of tablets from God’s own playbook, and hand down my own Ten TransformaShaun Commandments on how to go biblical with your own success.

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9 Spices That Boost Your Immune System

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It’s time to replace your medicine cabinet with your spice rack, according to 16 research papers published in Nutrition Today summarizing a Science Summit held by the McCormick Science institute and the American Society for Nutrition in Washington, DC. They named four major areas where herbs and spices can impact your health:

1: Spicing Up “Bland” Health Food So You Keep Eating Healthy
Health food has a reputation for being rather boring since it’s not loaded up with fat and sugar (two things that taste really good). However, research from the University of Colorado found that adding spices to healthy dishes could make them just as appealing as full-fat versions. This means that “diet” food can be incorporated into a long-term plan for healthy eating.

2: Flavoring Food So You Can Reduce Salt
We turn to salt when our food doesn’t have enough taste. Unfortunately, for people with high blood pressure on a low-sodium diet the menu can start looking pretty tasteless. Fortunately, research from Johns Hopkins found that simply adding spices led people to eat 966 milligrams of sodium per day less than those who didn’t.

More: The Best Salt-Free Flavor Enhancers

3: Helping You Feel Fuller, Longer
Not only does food seasoned with herbs and spices taste better, it also makes you feel fuller and boosts metabolism. Researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands found that adding red pepper helped increase satiety, and if you’re full, you’re less likely to reach for an unhealthy snack later in the day.

4: Reducing Heart Disease Risk Factors
While the healthy-eating strategies above can help you lose weight (which is protective against heart disease), the spices themselves may also have heart-healthy benefits. A review of research from The Pennsylvania State University found that adding spices to even a high-fat meal resulted in lower post-meal insulin and triglyceride levels.

Not sure which herbs to add to your cooking in order to get the most health benefits? Elson Haas, MD, and Sondra Barrett, PhD, authors of Ultimate Immunity, share their favorite immunity-boosting spices next.

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