Week Ending November 8, 2021

10 ways to be an effective health care advocate for yourself and loved ones
“From cancer care to chronic disease management, the growing role of patient self-advocacy in health care has become a hot topic. Team-based care, a popular goal in modern health care systems, actively positions patients as full participants in their own care.”

5 Smart Habits for Strong, Healthy Lungs
“The past year and a half has been full of many lessons, perhaps none more important than being keenly aware about the air we breathe and how we take care of our body.”

How to Find the Best Nutrition Help
“One of the many observations from the pandemic is that we have spent much more time self-scrutinizing our appearance on Zoom, being demoralized or inspired by the images we see in magazines, on television or social media that call out toned thighs, flat abs, celebrity weight loss and more.”

The Top Jackfruit Health Benefits
“The tropical fruit offers more than just a satisfying shredded texture. Here, a nutrition pro gives the DL on jackfruit’s nutrition facts.”

Acupuncture Treatment is Associated with a Decreased Risk of Dementia in Patients with Depression: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study
“Depression is one of the most disabling disorders, which causes long-term complications such as neurodegenerative disorder and cerebrovascular disease. Some patients with depression seek acupuncture treatment.”

9 Vitamins and Minerals You Should Take Daily
“Supplements can be used to get the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy body. While it’s best to get your vitamins and minerals from eating a well-balanced diet, a supplement can give your body a boost.”

Eating *This* Every Day Can Seriously Boost Your Brain Health
“Of all the foods you can eat to support a healthy brain, tons of nutrient-dense veggies fit the bill: broccoli, kale, spinach, and the list goes on. And according to nutrition and physiology expert Simon Hill, incorporating them all into your daily meals can seriously fuel your brainpower. In fact, he makes the case for a daily salad on the mindbodygreen podcast, with some pretty promising science backing it up.”

Types and Health Benefits of Hydrotherapy
“Water is essential for our everyday life. From drinking it and using it to bathe, water helps us stay healthy and helps treat disease. Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic therapy or water therapy, is the practice of using water as therapy. There are many ways hydrotherapy can be used — and both hot and cold water offer different benefits.”

5 Types Of Rest To Help Revive Your Energy, From A Functional Medicine Expert
“Are you tired of being tired? After starting one of the first telehealth functional medicine clinics over 10 years ago, I found myself needing rest more than ever. Over the years of honing what that means for my life and my patients, I see that rest isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach and can come in many forms that are all equally important.”

Moderate alcohol consumption ‘should not be recommended for health reasons’
“Some recent studies have linked moderate alcohol consumption to health benefits, such as lower riskTrusted Source of cardiovascular disease. Other studies tout potential health benefits of drinking wineTrusted Source and tequilaTrusted Source. However, results of a new study from the University of Greifswald in Germany contradict the idea of drinking alcohol to protect health.”

Natural Diuretics to Reduce Water Retention
“In the moment, having a delicious meal and drinks is one of life’s great pleasures. However, the aftermath of a gigantic dinner often doesn’t feel quite so good. You could retain water from overdoing it on salt and feel bloated and sluggish.”

6 Common Fitness Myths, Debunked by Pros
“Whether it’s on TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube, there’s so much fitness advice out there that it can be hard to know what’s helpful and what’s nonsense. Luis Cervantes, certified personal trainer and co-founder of Fuego Fitness in Los Angeles, likens some of these fitness hacks to get-rich-quick schemes.”

7 Health Habits Worse Than Fast Food
“We all try to maintain a balanced diet and keep things healthy. However, every now and then we’ll indulge in a bacon cheeseburger or an order of nachos. It’s indulgent and delicious, no doubt. Yet afterwards, you feel rundown or low energy. Your unhealthy habits can have the same effect.”

Clean eating: What does the research say?
“Clean eating has become the hot topic of many conversations in the wellness world. However, there is controversy surrounding the research behind it, as some scientists argue it can lead to disordered eating. In this Honest Nutrition feature, we investigate the studies behind clean eating and its potential risks and benefits.”

 The Mental Health Benefits of Doing Real Things
“Over the past few years, I’ve repeatedly been frustrated by the moral failures and out-of-touch actions of politicians, major business executives, and other conventionally “successful” knowledge workers.”

Does Exercise Lower Cholesterol?
“When it comes to cholesterol, we often hear of the “good” and the “bad.” The “good” (HDL) cholesterol in our bodies helps to remove the “bad” (LDL) cholesterol from our bloodstream to help our organs function properly.”