Week Ending August 1, 2022

Hypnosis, meditation are viable alternatives for pain relief
“Adults who pursued pain relief through mindfulness-focused meditation and hypnosis had better long-term effects than those who received education in pain management, according to one of the largest studies of its kind on nonpharmaceutical pain control and relief.”

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Hosts Annual Convention in the Central Hub of Healthcare & Research
“The nation’s leading conference for licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs), which took place July 21-23 in Spokane, Wash., was a unique time of celebration and learning for over 600 physician attendees. AANP 2022 is the largest event in the naturopathic community, organized and hosted by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) – the professional association representing NDs in the United States.”

The Link Between Multiple Sclerosis and Diabetes
“Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system, which typically fights off infections, mistakenly attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. Insulin controls the amount of glucose (blood sugar) within your bloodstream.”

Leading health app launches podcast, Discovering Nutrition with Cronometer
“Nutrition tracking app, Cronometer have announced the launch of a podcast called Discovering Nutrition with Cronometer.”

How Integrative Medicine Plays a Role in Alleviating Chronic Pain
“In the summer of 2020, Maria Kivi’s life was turned upside down when she fell, injuring her wrist, ankle and back. The 59-year-old Westport native had already been dealing with a prior neck injury and the accident sent her into serious chronic pain.”

How To Support Healthy Circulation On A Daily Basis, From Experts
“You’ve probably heard the saying “sitting is the new smoking,” and while it may be true, it can also be pretty infuriating to hear. What if your job requires you to be seated, or you simply need a day to unwind on the couch? Trust us, we hear you!”

Green tea extract promotes gut health, lowers blood sugar
“New research in people with a cluster of heart disease risk factors has shown that consuming green tea extract for four weeks can reduce blood sugar levels and improve gut health by lowering inflammation and decreasing “leaky gut.”

Test Your Knowledge About the Updated Nutrition Facts Label!
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Nutrition Facts label found on packaged foods and beverages can help you make informed food choices that contribute to healthy lifelong eating habits.”

Eating fish linked to skin cancer risk
“If you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet, fish is a good choice, right? After all, fish is high in protein, low in saturated fat, and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and many other nutrients. Eating more fish can mean eating less of foods with harmful fats and higher calorie counts.”

How To Use Supplements in Your Cancer Treatment
“A cancer diagnosis can leave you feeling like your life is spinning out of control. Making decisions on the food you eat and the supplements you take represents an opportunity to regain a measure of control.”

The Application of Acupuncture Therapy for Postoperative Pain Over the Past 20 Years: A Bibliometric Analysis
“The purpose of this study is to analyze and visualize the research trends on acupuncture therapy for postoperative pain over the past 20 years to identify hotspots and frontiers, and provide new research ideas.”

Want to Live Longer? Exercise Is Key, Study Confirms
“Middle-aged people could add years to their lives just by getting off the couch and going for a walk every day — though it wouldn’t hurt to do even more, a large new study suggests.”

Organic vs. Conventional Fermented Food: Which Has Better Nutritional Value?
“Here at mbg, we’re huge proponents of fermented foods. Not only are these ingredients (think kimchi, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut) excellent for supporting your gut because of their probiotic power, but they’re also delicious and packed with a range of nutrients that are great for your overall health and well-being.”

Why are you taking a multivitamin?
“Are you among the one in three Americans who gulps down a multivitamin every morning, probably with a sip of water? The truth about this popular habit may be hard to swallow.”

9 Ways to Improve Your Gut Bacteria, Based on Science
“There are around 40 trillion bacteria in your body, most of which are found in your gut. Collectively, they are known as your gut microbiome, and they’re incredibly important for overall health. However, certain types of bacteria in your intestines can also contribute to many diseases.”

Do You Get ‘Hangry?’ This Might Explain Why
“Snickers gets you – using that so-hungry-you-turn-into-a-cranky-beast feeling you get after skipping a meal with the slogan “You’re not you when you’re hungry.”

Managing IBS with Chinese Herbs
“Since IBS is a chronic condition, most treatments focus on managing symptoms over time. Some recommended treatments include medication, diet and lifestyle changes, and complementary and alternative therapies.”

5 Underrated Herbs That Can Enhance Your Health, From An MD & Herbal Expert 
“According to herbal medicine expert Bill Rawls, M.D., author of The Cellular Wellness Solution, we should all add more herbs to our daily routines. “Plants are the best chemists on Earth,” he says on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, so why not take advantage of their health-promoting phytochemicals?”

What Is Homeopathy and Does It Work?
“Homeopathy is a system of therapeutics that was developed at the end of the 17th century by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician. Homeopathy believes that using extremely minute diluted amounts of plants and minerals can help the body repair itself by promoting healing.”