Week Ending December 20, 2021

How Can You Increase Your Red Blood Cells?
“Your red blood cells circulate within your blood vessels to deliver oxygen to all of your body’s tissues and organs and to carry carbon dioxide from your cells to your lungs. Oxygen is vital for the energy and survival of every cell in your body.”

How Lavender Can Improve Your Health
“Best known for its fragrant purple blossoms, lavender is a perennial plant (regrows every year) that’s also known for its health benefits.”

Thinking About Using Ear Seeds? What You Should Know
“Ear seeds are everywhere these days. And though the name may call to mind visions of flowering plants sprouting from your earlobes, they’re actually a form of acupressure, which targets acupuncture points without using needles.”

6 Possible Health Benefits of Deep Breathing
“When it comes to improving our health, many of us focus on areas we can easily quantify and track, such as how many carbs or calories we consume or how many times we exercise each week.”

The Expansion Toward Integrative Wellness Approaches in MS Care
“For years, the conversations surrounding care for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) mainly centered around drug development and the optimization of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs). There are now more than a dozen DMTs approved for MS, administered in various forms such as tablets, injections, or infusions. Although, as clinicians have learned, the management of these patients extends past treating solely the relapses.”

Natural Mood Stabilizers
“Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that involves fluctuations between two extremes, manic episodes and depressive episodes.1 Cyclothymia is a bipolar disorder with frequent shifts in mood but less severe symptoms. Medications prescribed to treat mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and cyclothymic disorder are called mood stabilizers.”

How Anxiety Affects Nutrient Absorption, From A Nutrition Expert
“I’m on the coast of Mexico with my husband celebrating our anniversary. The weather is ideal. The beaches are pristine and beautiful. And then there’s the food. Fresh, juicy papaya. Rich, creamy guacamole. Ginger-lime juice.”

New guidelines for heart-healthy eating
“News-Medical talks to Dr. Alice Lichtenstein about the American Heart Association’s latest guidelines for a heart-healthy diet, and how they can be applied across different lifestyles.”

Which Of The 4 Immunotypes Do You Have? An Immunologist Breaks It Down
“Did you know your immune system has its own identity? It’s true: According to allergist and immunologist Heather Moday, M.D., author of The Immunotype Breakthrough, four common “immunotypes” can help you understand your own body’s needs, so you can create a unique plan to develop a stronger, healthier immune response. After all, two people with different immuno-identities may have totally different reactions to the same trigger.”

6 Root Vegetables You’re Not Eating (But Should Be)
“It’s not news that vegetables are good for your health, and that most of us could stand to eat more. Only 10 percent of Americans get the recommended 2 to 3 servings a day, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

Essential nutrients your body needs for building bone
“Many nutrients play a role in bone health, such as calcium, vitamin D, protein, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. If you eat a healthy diet (with lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and lean proteins), you’ll get enough of most nutrients needed to keep your bones healthy and functioning well.”

How to Calm Down: Ways to Relax Your Body and Mind
“It can be difficult to calm your body and mind when you’re angry, anxious, or stressed. Yet, there are many techniques you can try to help you calm yourself. From deep breathing to muscle relaxation, there are many tools you can utilize to help yourself calm down, both mentally and physically.”