In recent news, which I was thrilled to hear about, California has become the first U.S. state to ban four potentially harmful food additives. I hope the rest of the United States follows California’s lead on this.
I recently realized that when I am stressed, I tend to be more of a chest breather as opposed to a belly breather. It’s as if my neck, shoulders and chest tighten up and I forget that a proper, invigorating breath should really come deep down from the belly.
It’s National Youth Sports Week, and playing sports has the potential to have a very positive impact on children not only physically but also mentally. A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland found evidence which exhibited that children who participate in sports are more likely to have better long term mental health, according to a report from News Medical that discusses the study.
It is possible to find yourself in a personal health crisis where you may have to be your own hero by being your own advocate and seeking multiple medical opinions. Check out this story about a stage 4 colon cancer survivor.
September is Healthy Aging Month. In order to have a healthier mindset about aging in general, we should probably stop using the term anti-aging. The word anti means opposed to or against. I, for one, am not against aging.
Each of us has to be the biggest advocate for our own healthcare. When we run out of answers for unusual symptoms and illnesses, never forget genetic and routine lab testing. There may not be a cure for some diseases but if we know what they are, they can be managed with proper care.
One of the most powerful methods for attaining healthy and happy longevity is through maintaining a healthy and nutrient-rich diet. The Okinawans, a community of people from a group of islands in Japan’s southernmost prefecture, are living proof of this.
Vegan, Raw Food Influencer Dies of Suspected Starvation. Claimed She Didn’t Drink Water for 6 Years!
Zhanna Samsonova, a Russian vegan and raw food diet enthusiast and influencer, died last month of suspected starvation or malnutrition. Her diet was so extreme that she allegedly lived off of only fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices.
Postpartum depression affects one in seven mothers. In addition to this, some reports say that more than 30 percent of new mothers with postpartum depression and anxiety already have a mental health issue such as depression before even getting pregnant.
Do You Have Treatment-Resistant Depression? You May Want to Consider Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
There are various options to consider if depression is an issue. This may include lifestyle changes such as nutrition. Antidepressant medication prescribed by your doctor may also be effective. However, some people may have medication resistant depression or treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may be the solution.
A young mother recently died of drinking too much water in too little time. Yes, water intoxication is an issue we need to talk more about (especially because it is summer and people are being more diligent about hydration).
I came across a recent study that analyzed materials in popular sports supplements. The results were shocking. Researchers looked at 57 sports supplements purchased online. They discovered that 89 percent of these supplements were labeled inaccurately, and 12 percent included banned drug substances which were not even disclosed on the labels.
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