Measuring And Addressing Nutrition Security To Achieve Health And Health Equity
“Stakeholders are developing and testing screening tools and interventions to address nutrition insecurity, additive to and distinct from food insecurity. Given nutrition and health inequities in diet-related diseases, achieving nutrition security must be a priority for health care systems, government programs, and community efforts.”

Are Calories an Accurate Reflection of Good Nutrition?
“Each year, an average of 45 million Americans go on a diet, a concept that involves burning more calories than you take in – otherwise known as a calorie deficit. But just because you watch your caloric intake doesn’t necessarily mean you’re eating healthy and receiving the nutrients you need. We will dispel the myths about calories being equal and provide examples of how the food choices you make matter.”

Meditation & Mindfulness for Increased Longevity
“Meditation and mindfulness practices have been shown to improve mental and physical well-being, yet research suggests that regular practice may also support longevity. Its ability to reduce stress and relax the mind could be the key to its impactful health benefits, such as increasing telomere length and stimulating the vagus nerve.”

Calorie restriction as effective as time-restricted eating in treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
“Time-restricted eating involves limiting all food intake to a specific time window during the day. Some doctors regard it as a better strategy for long-term weight loss than simple calorie restriction due to better long-term adherence. A recent randomized clinical trial published in JAMA Network shows that both calorie restrictions with or without time-restricted eating resulted in similar reductions in liver fat levels and improvements in metabolic markers.”

How to Start (or Restart) Exercising
“Maybe you started the New Year aiming to lose that “spare tire” or some of those holiday-related pounds. Maybe you even invested in an exercise bike, rowing machine, or gym membership. That kept you motivated, right? Maybe. But probably not. All too frequently, the expensive equipment becomes an expensive laundry hamper and the unused gym membership slowly drains the money out of your checking account. This happens just as surely as those unwanted pounds drain your self-esteem, your good health, and your energy levels.”

Research shows massage significantly reduces stress, pain, anxiety in kids with cancer, sickle cell anemia
“University Hospitals published a large study showing that massage therapy is comparable to medication in helping with pain, stress and anxiety in kids with some types of cancer and sickle cell anemia.”

“Autism awareness, acceptance and support is important” shares Walter Reed medical expert
“National Autism Awareness Month is observed annually as an opportunity to promote autism awareness and autism acceptance, and one Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) expert shares that our support is necessary. “Understanding people with autism is important,” said Army Lt. Col. (Dr). Paul Patterson, WRNMMC Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. “Individuals with autism have unique strengths, abilities, and perspectives, where embracing them enriches the world around us.””

9 Incredible Health Benefits of Jackfruit
“Sourced from tropical regions in Asia that include Thailand, India, and Malaysia among others, jackfruit is nutrient dense fruit that grows on trees. Jackfruit is as sweet as it is nutritious, and given all of its potential health benefits, it’s not surprising that many consider jackfruit a superfood.”

Eating Over 6 Teaspoons of Sugar Daily May Raise Your Risk of These 45 Health Conditions
“Consuming too much sugar can lead to numerous chronic health problems according to a new study. A meta-review published by The BMJ outlined how much is too much when it comes to added sugar. Experts suggest lowering your intake of added sugars to around six teaspoons per day and limiting sugar-sweetened drinks to less than one serving each week.”

Why some experts think obesity may increase autoimmune risk
“The immune system’s role is to defend against what is dangerous to the body. However, it does not always work as it should, which can lead to health problems. There is a great need for research to understand what triggers autoimmunity — where the body turns against itself or acts abnormally. A​ recent perspective piece published in Science by Dr. Giuseppe Matarese, a professor of immunology at the University of Naples Federico II in Naples, Italy, discusses how obesity and overnutrition could influence the regulation of the immune system.”