Week Ending April 19, 2021

Exercise is good medicine for cancer patients — and all of us
“Mayo Clinic reviewed 61 studies about women diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer and found if they did aerobic-type exercises and strength training, it improved their outcomes. They also found through these studies that exercise can change a tumor’s environment and set off strong anti-tumor activity in the immune system.”

Does White Mulberry Have Health Benefits?
“White mulberry is a plant that has long been used in natural medicine to treat various ailments. In addition to its impressive nutrient content, some studies have found that white mulberry may be associated with several health benefits. In fact, research suggests that it may help block cancer cell growth and lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.”

New research reveals why some of us are hungry all the time
“New research shows that people who experience big dips in blood sugar levels, several hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming hundreds more calories during the day than others.”

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia
“Acupuncture for fibromyalgia (FM) has become more common over the years, especially since more and more research has shown the benefits of this treatment. One in five people with fibromyalgia seek acupuncture treatment within two years of diagnosis.”

Physically Active at Work? It’s Not as Healthy as Leisure Exercise
“New research suggests that while current health guidelines indicate that leisure-time activity and physical activity at work are created equally when it comes to heart health benefits, this may not be the case after all.”

Treating anxiety without medication
“Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 19.1% of adults had an anxiety disorder during the past year. Anxiety treatment without medication can and does work. It is important for people to work with a knowledgeable provider and discuss their specific concerns about medication.”

Foods to help increase blood circulation: What to know
“Good blood circulation is essential for the body because it allows the transport of oxygen and nutrients to cells. Diet plays a vital role in blood flow, and certain foods can have a positive or negative effect on circulation.”

Health benefits of eating cruciferous vegetables
“What are cruciferous vegetables? They are a group of vegetables known for their bitter taste and often pungent aroma. When cooked the right way, they can add lots of flavor and hardness to your meals. Arugula, bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, radishes and turnips are some of the foods included in the cruciferous vegetable family.”

I Tried the Whole30 Program for Psoriatic Arthritis and This Is What Happened
“Learning about the relationship between diet and inflammation helped me make long-term changes and have fewer flare-ups.”

Easy Tips for Moving Your Body
“For many people, the shift from going into the office to working from home has been a good thing. There’s no commute. There’s potential to save money on gas, not to mention wear and tear on cars. And it’s just darn more convenient—you can put away dishes during a break or even, dare we say it, get in a quick catnap.”

To Level Up Your Brain Health, A Nutritional Psychiatrist Swears By This Ingredient
“As the field of nutritional psychiatry expands, we are learning more and more about just how integral food can be for brain health. Just ask nutritional psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, M.D., author of Eat To Beat Depression and Anxiety: “There are certain nutrients throughout history and psychiatry we’ve just known are important in terms of mental health,” he says on the mindbodygreen podcast.”

Study: How Quickly Your Blood Sugar Falls After Eating Is a Key to Weight Gain
“A new study shows that how you metabolize calories determines whether you get hungry within just a few hours of eating, according to a new study just released in the journal Nature Metabolism. Âre you a big dipper or a little dipper? Meaning does your blood sugar fall like a rock, or stay steady? The answer may reveal why some of us might be driven to eat more than others, especially within hours of having our last meal, causing us to be more prone to gain weight or not be able to lose it.”

Essential oils as a complementary therapy for COPD: What to know
“Essential oils may ease the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or support other therapies. However, they cannot be used as a replacement for other therapies, and may best be considered as a complementary therapy for symptom relief.”

Study finds no limit to the cardiovascular benefits of exercise
“Exercise has long been recognized as a way to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Now, researchers from the University of Oxford report there’s no limit to its cardiovascular benefits.”

Holistic remedies to reduce stress with integrative wellness physician Dr. Taz Bhatia