Week Ending August 8, 2022

12 Healthy Foods That Are High in Iron
“Iron is a mineral that serves several important functions, its main one being to carry oxygen throughout your body as a part of red blood cells”

What Coffee Does to Your Brain
“The health benefits of coffee are a hotly debated topic these days. Some people talk about it being perfectly healthy, while others say there are health consequences to look out for.”

How many minutes of exercise per week is associated with better health and lower mortality
“A new study found a lower risk of death in adults who engage in long-duration physical activity of between 150 and 600 minutes per week. The results were published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.”

Adhering to a Healthy Diet After a Head and Neck Cancer Diagnosis May Boost Survival
“Patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head or neck were 93% less likely to die of any cause during the first 3 years after diagnosis if they ate a healthy diet high in nutrients found to deter chronic disease, according to results published by Vieytes et al in Frontiers in Nutrition.”

Does B12 give you energy?
“Does B12 give you energy? B12 may be one of many B vitamins, but it is an important little powerhouse of a vitamin that is important for many of our bodily functions.”

Orthodox vs Alternative Medicine: Which Is the Villain?
“Recently, there has been heightened suspicion regarding orthodox medicine as people are taking more interest in alternative medicine. The consensus is that orthodox drugs are artificial chemicals that are harmful to the human body.”

All About Green Tea: Why It’s Good for You and the Risk of Drinking Too Much
“Water is the most-consumed beverage in the world, but occupying the No. 2 spot is tea, research shows. More than 159 million Americans enjoy this brewed beverage every day, according to the Tea Association of the USA (PDF), and no wonder: Tea can be enjoyed hot or cold, and comes in different varieties for different tastes.”

Can MS Go Into Remission?
“Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks healthy cells in the protective myelin covering of nerves in the brain and spinal cord.1 It is a lifelong disease that can lead to disability. Relapsing-remitting MS is a type of MS that includes phases of flare-ups followed by periods of remission.2”

Q and A: 10 nutrition myths debunked
“Among the sea of information about nutrition is a tide of inaccuracies. It can seem challenging to know what is good for you.”

Uncovering the links between diet, gut health and immunity
“A preclinical study from the University of Sydney has found a high-protein diet can change the microbiota of the gut, triggering an immune response. Researchers say the study takes us a step closer to understanding the way diet impacts gut health and immunity.”

Hey, Health Coach: Should I Force Myself To Exercise When I Don’t Want To?

“You want to appreciate your body the way it is, but you also want to take care of your health. Sometimes the latter requires pushing yourself to get stronger—which can be uncomfortable, boring, frustrating or any number of other unpleasant feelings.”

Highly Processed Foods Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline
“Too many daily calories from highly processed foods like lunch meats, frozen dinners, and packaged cookies may speed up cognitive decline, a new study suggests.”

What to Know About Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure
“If you live with high blood pressure, a healthcare team might recommend addressing your symptoms with lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication. But acupuncture, a healing technique rooted in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), may also benefit you as part of your treatment plan.”