Week Ending June 13, 2022

Priorities for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
“More than 50 years have passed since the United States convened the White House conference that helped elevate hunger as a national priority and sparked major improvements and expansions to the federal nutrition programs—food stamps (now SNAP), school meals, and WIC—paving the way to significant reductions in food insecurity for millions of individuals and families. But we still have a long way to go.”

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Osteoporosis and exercise
“My 70-year-old mother is an active person. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking and boating, and regularly playing tennis with a group of other women. Recently, she was diagnosed with osteoporosis and is worried about maintaining her active lifestyle for fear of injury.”

What Are the Practical Uses of Cannabinoids in Cancer Treatment
“In addition to its traditional medicinal use as an anti-inflammatory, cannabinoids have been shown to have numerous applications in the treatment of cancer. This explains why many medical cannabis patients purchase cannabis sativa seeds and grow them at home.”

4 Expert-Backed Breathing Exercises For Anxiety
“One of the most powerful tools to help with acute and chronic anxiety is our breath. Breathing is a unique method of anxiety relief because it’s both automatic and self-controlled, meaning even though we breathe unconsciously, the way we breathe can be manipulated or adjusted.”

How Your Gut Microbiome Impacts Your Health
“We’ve all had a “gut feeling.” And while that popular saying is based on our intuition and instinct, our gut truly does play a role in our health and how we feel and function.”

What Is Intuitive Eating? 10 Principles To Follow
“If you’ve ever heard of intuitive eating, you might assume that it’s just another diet trend — but you’d be wrong. In a world full of fad diets, this eating philosophy offers something completely different. Something kinder, gentler and more sustainable.”

4 physical symptoms of stress – and what to do about it
“There is no denying that Americans are more stressed than ever before. Luckily, there are so many ways to help manage stress – and they’re all very accessible. Here are a few different ways stress could show up in the body, and how to combat its effects.”

Plant compound effective against lung cancer in laboratory setting
“While there is currently no cure for lung cancer, scientists are working on treatment options. Some of these scientists are at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), where a new study found a natural herbal compound called berberine stops the growth of lung cancer cells in a laboratory setting.”

AHA News: Tiny Sprouts Provide Big Nutrition
“Microscale vegetables, a growing food category that includes sprouted seeds, are miniature in size yet big in nutrition. Eating sprouts well before they become full-blown plants can crank up certain nutrient levels considerably, said Emily Ho, nutrition professor and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis.”

I’m A Gastroenterologist: Why I Love Polyphenols & How To Get More In Your Diet
“You’ve probably heard about the potential benefits of drinking green tea, adding some olive oil to your diet, and eating your vegetables. Did you know that part of the reason for these recommendations has to do with compounds called polyphenols? Polyphenols are found in lots of plant-based foods and have been found to have numerous benefits for health.”

7 Potential Health Benefits of Acupuncture
“More and more people are turning to acupuncture as a likely safe and possibly effective therapy for various health concerns, from insomnia to stress, menstrual cramps to low back pain.”

Just 3 Minutes of Exercise Can Boost Your Health—Here Are 7 Mini Moves to Try Throughout the Day
“Can just three minutes of exercise have a real impact on overall health and physical fitness? This might sound like a get-fit-quick gimmick, but a recent study in The American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that committing to moving your body for three minutes twice an hour may have positive health benefits.”

How To Work With Your Chronotype To Sleep Deeper & Wake Up More Energized
“What if there was a system that could control your sleep, digestion, metabolism, mood, and more—and a simple way to keep it running smoothly? As it turns out, there is, and it’s called the circadian rhythm.”