Week Ending August 2, 2021

Improving Air Quality Reduces Dementia Risk, Multiple Studies Suggest
“Improving air quality may improve cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to several studies reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2021 in Denver and virtually.”

7 ways to prevent type 2 diabetes
“People with risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes can take steps to prevent the onset of the condition. These risk factors include prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis.”

Secret Side Effects of Taking Apple Cider Vinegar, Says Science
“Even if you haven’t been down the rabbit hole of nutrition trends, you’ve likely heard about how people have been consuming apple cider vinegar for its health benefits.”

How Long Does It Really Take to Make Healthy Eating and Exercise a Habit?
“While it’s no surprise that humans are creatures of habit, research shows that as much as 45% of people’s behaviors happen on repeat each and every day, and often in the same location and around the same time. Your morning coffee? That’s a habit. Binge-watching Netflix to fall asleep each night? That’s a habit too. For some people, waking up at 5:30 every morning to work out for an hour is a habit.”

Kimchi, kombucha and kefir: What are the facts on fermented foods?
“Given the long history of fermented foods — fermentation was a biological method of food preservation long before we had refrigeration or preservatives — it can seem a bit surprising that fermented foods are currently so trendy.”

Lifestyle and brain health are interconnected
“Most of us know the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits to promote heart health, but do you know that nutrition and lifestyle also impact the health of your brain? It is never too late to incorporate healthy habits into your daily life to protect your brain. The national Alzheimer’s Association recommends ten ways to help take care of your brain.”

A Neurologist Makes the Case for Integrative Medicine