Displaying items by tag: November 2022

Stretching and Balance Exercises Can Avert Mental Decline, Image: MIA Studio/AdobeStock.com - To protect against memory loss, simple stretching and balance exercises work as well as hard-driving aerobics, concludes a new study from...

Fruit and Vitamin B6 May Relieve Anxiety and Depression, Image: Jo Sonn/Unsplash.com- The best strategy to stay upbeat may be to reach for the fruit bowl, suggests a new study comparing the habits and mental states of 428 people published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers at the UK’s Aston University found...

Longevity Diet Also <br />Involves Fasting, Image: logo3in1/AdobeStock.com - After reviewing hundreds of studies on nutrition, diseases and longevity in laboratory animals and humans, the optimal diet for longevity has “lots of legumes, whole grains and...

The Gut-Brain Connection, Image: Photo Sukjai/AdobeStock.comThe Gut-Brain Connection  
How Food Affects Our Mood  

We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat,” but the connection is more than just physical because food impacts our mood, too. During the last decade, there have been an increasing number of studies exploring what’s called the...

The Digestion, Stress and Energy Connection, Image: The Digestion, Stress and Energy Connection  
How Emotional, Visceral and Structural Stress Short-Circuits Your Body's Digestive Healing Power  

One of the most frequent questions I am asked in my practice is, “How did I get this digestive problem?” Whether the patients I work with experience Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation or GERD, the origin...

Making Forever Chemicals Go Away, Image: NorGal/AdobeStock.comMaking Forever Chemicals Go Away  
Manmade Compounds Pose Lasting Threat to Our Health  

Decades ago, environmental groups urged the banning of what are known as forever chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, compromised immune systems and hormonal imbalances, among other health issues. Today, although...

Gratitude is Good Medicine, Image: Tinnakorn/AdobeStock.comGratitude is Good Medicine  

Stress, work and family routines can trap us in a pattern of negative thinking that feeds on itself and creates stress and unhappiness. With our internal and external worlds being...

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Caregiving Companions, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comCaregiving Companions  
The Many Benefits of Service, Therapy and Emotional Support Animals   

Animals offer support to humans in innumerable ways, acting as loyal companions, providing soothing therapy and emotional support, and being attentive service animals for invaluable medical assistance. As animals increasingly take...

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The Colors of Healing, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comThe Colors of Healing  
Art Therapy for Kids  

Opening a brand-new box of crayons or making a happy mess with homemade salt dough can provide hours of fun for most kids, but art therapy—based in a clinical setting—can help children achieve...

Rachel Jones on Grief, Image: Rachel Jones on Grief  
In the Healthcare Front Lines  

After earning a journalism degree from Columbia University, Rachel Jones spent four years as a reporter in Caracas, Venezuela, including a year and a half as a correspondent for The Associated Press. Her articles have...

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