Week Ending November 7, 2022

Legal and Ethical Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Interventions in Oncology
“A dangerous trend is emerging to force physicians to provide unproven drugs to patients with COVID-19. It could spill over into oncology.”

How to Build Healthy Habits
“It’s not about willpower. Good habits happen when we set ourselves up for success. Our challenge will show you how.”

Do Isometric Exercises Build Strength? A Fitness Expert Explains
“Everyone has different goals when it comes to working out. Some aim to gain muscle, others look to lose weight, and some want to build strength and endurance. Isometric exercises are great for the latter and are super common in more static routines like yoga. Below, a fitness expert explains how they work, the benefits, and offers a few isometric exercise examples that you can try during your next gym session.”

“Self-Healing”: A Novel and Integrated Multimodal Concept for the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain
“According to the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 1.7 billion people suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.1,2 MSK conditions are the leading contributor to disability worldwide, with low back pain (LBP) and osteoarthritis (OA) being the leading causes of physical disability globally, with a prevalence of 700 million and 500 million people, respectively.”

You’re eating healthier these days, but is it as healthy as you think?
“Only about 1 in 4 people could accurately estimate how healthy they were eating when asked to assess their diet after a year spent trying to lose weight, researchers found.”

Should You Eat Based On Your Blood Type? What Experts Say
“Your blood type matters in ways that might surprise you. It’s tied to your risk of heart disease, how much you get bit by mosquitoes and more. There’s even a diet based on blood type, which proposes that people with type O blood should focus on eating different foods than, say, those with type A or B.”

How A Health Psychologist Can Help With Your Digestive Issues
“There’s a lot of research that shows a clear relationship between stress and gastrointestinal inflammation.”

Could Green-Light Eyeglasses Help Manage Anxiety About Fibromyalgia Pain?
“People with fibromyalgia who wore special green eyeglasses for several hours a day had less anxiety and used fewer opioids to manage chronic pain than people who didn’t wear the glasses, according to a new study presented at Anesthesiology 2022 conference, held in San Francisco October 13–17.”

What Is Cryotherapy? A Beginner’s Guide to How This Form of Cold Therapy Works
“We’re talking about cold therapy, perhaps better known as cryotherapy. As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains, cryotherapy involves “super-cooling” the body for therapeutic purposes, and its proponents claim it can benefit a number of conditions, including Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, insomnia, depression, and rheumatoid arthritis.”

Sick Day Foods: Best Healthy Foods to Eat When You’re Not Feeling Well
“As the cold weather starts setting in, so does cold and flu season. And while eating the right foods can help with your immunity health, eating healthy comfort food will also make you feel better. Being prepared by having these foods (or recipes) when that pesky illness sets in always makes life just a little easier.”

Building up your immune system
“Building up your immune system – The vitamins you need: Vitamins play a significant role in building up your immune system, but which vitamins should you be taking for a healthy immune system?”

What Happens to Your Body When You Take Melatonin Every Night
“When was the last time you woke up feeling chipper, well-rested and ready to take on the day? If you’re like the average American, that certainly wasn’t this morning. A July 2022 study in the journal Frontiers in Sleep reports that only 28% of American adults get the quality and quantity of shuteye that’s ample enough to qualify as “restorative sleep.”

This Underrated Fruit Is Packed With Vitamin C (And A+ For Immune Health)
“Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world, but their fruit—called the “hip”—is rarely seen by comparison. This is unfortunate, because rose hips are bursting with beneficial vitamin C, and they ripen at the perfect time of year to bolster your immune system1 as we head into autumn.”

How to beat the negative health effects of daylight saving time
“The “fall back” from daylight saving is linked to an uptick in car accidents and poor mood, but doctors say careful attention to sleep hygiene and a gradual adjustment of your bedtime may help.”