Week Ending May 3, 2021

Ayurveda Expert Elaborates on Effective Preventive & Recuperative Measures for Cancer
“Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. It led to nearly 10 million deaths in 2020, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The most common causes of cancer death in 2020 were cancers of lung, colon and rectum, liver, stomach and breast.”

Follow Your Gut: Advances in Understanding Microbiomes Are Transforming Cancer Care
“On the same day in March 2018, three things happened in the life of Lorenzo Cohen, professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. First, he and his wife signed off on the final draft of their book “Anticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health With the Mix of Six,” focused on cancer prevention and improving outcomes for those with cancer.”

Positive Thinking Is Powerful During and After Cancer Treatment
“In the fall of 2018, Teri Cettina began feeling a mysterious pain around her ribs. “I thought I had done too many ab exercises at the gym,” says the 55-year-old health writer from Portland, Oregon.”

Is Zucchini Healthy? All the Nutritional Facts and Benefits to Know
“If zucchini can become spaghetti, you can do anything. Seriously, this simple vegetable not only has some serious nutrition superpowers, but it also allows for a ton of culinary creativity in the kitchen. Part of the summer squash family, zucchini has a mild flavor and pairs well in a ton of versatile dishes.”

Care map created to help health professionals navigate nutrigenomics
“An expert advisory panel has developed a care map for health care practitioners (HCPs) who are, or are considering, helping their patients make use of personalised nutrition tests.”

‘Detox diets’: Does science support the claims?
“Detox diets,” or eating plans designed to “detoxify” the body from toxic substances, are popular among people interested in improving their health. But are they beneficial or harmful?”

Mindfulness Is the Best Way to Improve Your Well-Being, Research Concludes
“Most of us want to work on our well-being, but are often unsure about the best place to start. One team of researchers suggests mindfulness can help just about anyone.”

Exploring the Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
“Apple cider vinegar has been around for thousands of years. In ancient times, it was a treatment for coughs and infections. And today, apple cider vinegar is touted as a weight loss aid, acid reflux remedy and more.”

What are the health benefits of persimmon fruit?
“Persimmons are the national fruit of Japan. They are usually in season between September and December, and are a good source of potassium, phosphorous, and vitamin C.”

Does Reiki Actually Work? The Benefits and Science Behind Energy Healing
“Reiki, also known as energy healing, is an alternative therapy that evolved in Japan in the late 1800s. The basic gist is that the universal energy of the practitioner is transferred to the patient through the palms of the practitioner’s hands.”

Pandemic recovery: Thinking of a post-pandemic diet? Consider a different approach.
“If your relationship to food and your body has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone.”

Nine Ways to Eat for Healthier Planet
“The food system accounts for more than one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study published in Nature Food.”

The benefits that can be achieved with acupuncture
“Acupuncture, the alternative Chinese healing treatment that is part of the so-called Traditional Chinese Medicine – TCM, has been used for more than 3,000 years ago for the relief of pain, the cure of diseases and the restoration of energy balance in the organism.”

How exercise and the simple act of moving your body can improve mental health
” Whether running around a track or simply stretching in your living room, physical activity can go a long way toward making you happier.”

How to manage stress after cancer diagnosis