Week Ending February 14, 2022

Integrative-Health Approaches Promote Better Sleep
“Sleep plays a vital role in long-term health and wellness and is as essential as food and water for survival.[i] A few nights without restful sleep or occasionally experiencing sleep disturbance is normal and will not have long-term effects. However, regular sleep disturbance is common and does impact long-term health on many levels.”

The Tiny, Powerful Thyroid – Why It Matters
““Thyroid dysfunction affects many people and often goes undiagnosed, unrecognized and untreated,” stated Army Maj. (Dr.) Nicole Vietor, service chief of the Department of Endocrinology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.”

The Effect of Diet on Mental Health
“The brain controls and regulates most of the body’s vital functions, conscious or not. For this reason, it is essential that the brain receives a steady supply of fuel and oxygen. The fuel is obtained by metabolizing nutrients made available in the bloodstream, originating in the digested food.”

11 exercises to strengthen your back and reduce pain
“Back pain: the bane of a lot of our existence, right? As we get older, more and more of us will notice that pesky back pain creeping in — especially if you spend a lot of time in your car, at your desk or hunched over your phone. The good news is that there’s something you can do about it!”

12 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Magnesium
“From regulating blood sugar levels to boosting athletic performance, magnesium is crucial for your brain and body.”

Complementary therapies for IBS
“Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a collection of symptoms that can include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. Complementary therapies can help reduce the symptoms.”

Scoring highly on Alternative Healthy Eating Index lowers risk for many illnesses
“If you have a family history of heart disease, you probably try to stick to a healthy diet to reduce your heart risk. But did you know that focusing on combinations of foods vetted for their disease-fighting ability can help lower risks for many chronic illnesses, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease that can lead to heart attacks and strokes?”

5 Traditional Chinese Medicine Tips To Get You Through The Coldest Months
“According to the 5-Element Theory in Chinese medicine (TCM), winter is associated with the water element. Water is a symbol of wisdom, fluidity, and femininity (or yin energy), making this season the perfect time to rest and reflect, go with the flow, and develop your inner wisdom. Then, once springtime approaches, you’ll be ready to sow the seeds of growth and expansion.”

What Exactly Is Methylation & Why Is It So Essential To Overall Health?
“If you’re interested in supporting health on a foundational or cellular level, you can’t overlook methylation. Methylation is a simple yet vitally important biochemical process in the body that is widespread and helps regulate the activity of our neurological, cardiovascular, reproductive, and detox systems. To name a few.”

Holistic Therapy: Treating Body, Mind, and Spirit for Whole Person Healing
“Do you have a primary care physician who you see for annual physicals? A therapist who addresses your mental and emotional health? Maybe you also belong to an organized religion or talk with a spiritual adviser.”

Moxibustion: What Is It and Does It Work?
“Ahhh, acupuncture. This relaxing treatment has historically been used to address everything from allergies and headaches to chronic pain, depression and infertility.”

13 Processed Foods That Are Actually Healthy
“Processed foods get a bad rap, and that’s not always fair.”