Eddy's Good News: Non profit organisation helping the homeless and walnuts for brain power

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11 May 2023, 09:58

Credit:  Miracle Messages- Linda reunited with her mum and daughters

Every day during his show on Virgin Radio, Eddy Temple-Morris brings you Good News stories from around the world, to help inject a bit of positivity into your day!Be sure to listen each day between 10am and 1pm (Monday - Friday) to hear Eddy's Good News stories (amongst the finest music of course), but if you miss any of them you can catch up on the transcripts of Eddy's most recent stories below:

Thursday 11th May 2023

Incredibly heart warming news from the USA and a non profit organisation that reunites homeless people with their often lost families and gets them back on their feet. 

Say hello to Linda, who disappeared from her mother and daughters lives 28 years ago. She became an addict and ended up living under a bridge. 

Credit: Miracle Messages- Early meeting with Linda

Now say hello to Miracle Messages, a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness rebuild their social support systems primarily by doing detective work to find their lost families and arranging reunions if they will help. 

Linda’s children are all in their thirties now and were absolutely thrilled, as was their grandmother, that Linda had been found alive. They feared she had died and been forgotten. They’re now reunited, Linda has a new and secure life and the smiles on all their faces will make your day.

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org

Credit: The Times/News UK

Fascinating health news from Spain where a study has shown that a little handful of walnuts three times a week can significantly improve the brain health and function of adolescents, especially those with ADHD.

Speaking as a neuro diverse person with rampant ADHD that advocates using this as a superpower, I’m immensely interested and uplifted by this study which looked at 700 kids ages between 11-16 and tracked their cognitive development and psychological shifts as they went through the hormonal turmoil of that stage of life.

The study found that there’s a type of omega 3 fatty acid in walnuts called ALA which is incredible for the brain, which is a fatty organ. Mother nature even made them look like brains! The lead author says “Adolescence is a period of great brain development and complex behaviours that requires a significant amount of energy and nutrients and those who eat them as little as three times a week would notice “many substantial improvements in cognitive abilities”. I love walnuts so this is a double win!

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org