Week Ending September 6, 2022

A Neuroscientist Explains How Diet Can Influence Mood, Behavior and More
“During the lengthy seafaring voyages of the 15th and 16th centuries, a period that is known as the Age of Discovery, sailors experienced visions of sublime foods and verdant fields. The discovery that these were nothing more than hallucinations after months at sea was excruciating. While some sailors wept in longing, others threw themselves overboard.”

Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine
“The leading peer-reviewed journal providing scientific research for the evaluation and integration of complementary medicine into mainstream medical practice.”

Social media is full of dietitians and nutritionists — here are the major differences between them
“If you’re on social media, you’ve likely seen a dietitian’s or nutritionist’s page or video — promoting a program, educating their followers or demonstrating recipes.”

Mindfulness Vs. Meditation: What’s The Difference?
“Meditation and mindfulness are popular techniques used to boost mental health and clarity. Even better, science backs them as viable therapies for various mental wellness concerns including anxiety, stress and depression.”

Do Multivitamins Work? Who Should and Shouldn’t Take Them
“More than half of Americans take multivitamins. But can a daily pill really make up for a poor diet?”

What are superfoods and why should you eat them?
“No standard criteria or legal definitions classify any food as a superfood at this time. However, most superfoods are plant-based.”

How Strength Training Can Help You Live Longer
“Once they get past the “newbie gains” – the quick and exciting increases in muscle strength and size – it takes time, effort, and patience to keep making progress.”

Benefits of Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise — and How to Add Both to Your Routine
“The terms ‘aerobic exercise’ and ‘anaerobic exercise’ get thrown around by health and fitness professionals with the same frequency that Gen Z spits out the terms “bet,” “suss,” and “no cap.”

Acupuncture Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Findings
“Acupuncture is effective for treating incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). Researchers from Zhengzhou First People’s Hospital conducted a clinical trial comparing the efficacy of routine physical therapy with routine care plus acupuncture.”

Foot Massage and Aromatherapy Provide Benefits for Patients With Stroke
“Foot massage and aromatherapy improve sleep quality, happiness, and fatigue in patients with a history of stroke, according to study findings published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.”

7 Ways You’re Ruining Your Liver Without Even Realizing It
“The liver is a three pound organ that performs over 500 vital jobs for us daily without a break, so taking care of the liver is essential for overall health. The liver performs important duties like discarding waste, maintaining blood sugar levels, regulating blood clotting and more.”

You Are What You Eat: Nutrition and Depression
“You are what you eat” is an oft-repeated anthem, a quick way for us say that what we eat matters on an essential level to our health and well-being. It’s far too easy to ignore or dismiss, given the power of emotional, or stress, eating.”

Everything You Need to Know About Ginkgo Biloba
“Ginkgo biloba, sometimes simply referred to as ginkgo, has a long history in ancient medicine. One of the oldest living species of trees, ginkgo has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for a number of health conditions, including respiratory issues and kidney disorders, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).”