Week Ending May 10, 2021

Researchers wirelessly record human brain activity during normal life activities
“Researchers are now able to wirelessly record the directly measured brain activity of patients living with Parkinson’s disease and to then use that information to adjust the stimulation delivered by an implanted device.”

What is ketosis, exactly? A nutritionist breaks it down
“You probably know about the ketogenic diet. However, the benefits of ketosis, the best methods in which to measure it and the ideal dietary components of keto may be something you don’t know.”

What Are Legumes? Types, Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts, Cooking Methods, and More
“Healthy food sometimes seems prohibitively expensive, but it doesn’t need to be. Case in point: legumes, the family of foods that encompasses beans, peas, and lentils, according to the Mayo Clinic. While legumes are a nutritional powerhouse, that’s not all they have going for them — they’re also inexpensive, easy to find in stores, and versatile enough to work in a wide variety of dishes.”

How to calculate active heart rate
“Active heart rate is a measurement of a person’s heart activity during exercise. People can use it to optimize their workouts by ensuring that their heart rate stays within the ideal range. This measurement can also indicate a person’s overall fitness level.”

Best Complementary Treatments for AS Pain
“While medications are the most effective AS treatment, you’ll likely hear about other avenues for symptom relief, too: Enter complementary therapies. We spoke to the experts to get the facts about these options and things to keep in mind.”

Comparing kale and spinach: What are the health benefits?
“Kale and spinach are dark leafy greens that offer an abundance of vitamins, as well as potentially beneficial plant phytochemicals.”

What Is Ashwagandha?
“With the help of integrative medicine specialist Yufang Lin, MD, we’ll cover the basics and some of the medically proven benefits of using ashwagandha.”

5 Complementary Therapies That Help Calm My RA
“There are many paths of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, and trying to decide which ones to try can feel overwhelming sometimes. When I was first diagnosed, everyone from the mailman to my mom was suggesting something for me to try. (If you have RA, you definitely know what I’m talking about.)”

To Boost Immunity, Prioritize Emotional Health Says This Doctor
“What if we told you that to boost your immunity, lower your risk of disease, and be healthier, there is one simple thing you can do, and that is to be happier? It turns out that to be healthier, all you need to do is to be happier.”

3 STEPS TO HEALING AND RESISTANCE IN THE FACE OF RACISM
“Mindfulness can be an act of healing and resistance for Black, Indigenous, People of Color who confront microaggressions as part of everyday life. Mindfulness educators and social workers Trinh Mai and Jean Whitlock provide three steps to build mindful self-compassion for BIPOC.”

Most comprehensive studies to date find ‘insufficient evidence’ to support herbal and dietary supplements for weight loss
“The first global review of complementary medicines (herbal and dietary supplements) for weight loss in 16 years–combining 121 randomised placebo-controlled trials including nearly 10,000 adults–suggests that their use cannot be justified based on the current evidence.”

5 breathing exercises to strengthen your respiratory system
“Breathing exercises are a great way to develop the lungs as they improve lung muscles, clear out any secretion and increase the capacity by supplying an adequate amount of oxygen. There are several other benefits to these exercises as well! It also helps us stay calmer, and de-stress especially in these unprecedented times we are living in.”