My Choices© Update
Week Ending September 20, 2021

Can flavonoids help fend off forgetfulness?
“The foundation of a healthy diet is a vibrant rainbow of fruits and vegetables, like rosy red strawberries, dark green spinach leaves, or sunny yellow peppers. Their colors often come from flavonoids, powerful plant chemicals (phytochemicals) that appear to contribute to many aspects of health. And now a large Harvard study published online in Neurology in July suggests that flavonoids may also play a role in protecting cognition.”

How To Keep a Food Journal: Instructions and Tips
“Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve your diet, or simply understand your eating habits a little better, keeping a food journal can be incredibly beneficial.”

8 Caribbean Cultural Foods for Combatting Inflammation
“Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and infection. However, chronic inflammation — which may be influenced by diet, inadequate sleep, and high stress levels — is linked to overweight and obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.”

Fast Fiber Facts: What Is It and How to Get Enough
“According to data curated by the Department of Agriculture, only about 5% of Americans consume their daily recommended allowance of fiber. And that’s unfortunate, because fiber plays a big role in many aspects of health.”

How to Tell If the Health and Nutrition Information You’re Reading Online is Actually True
“With so much misinformation out there around COVID-19 and vaccinations, in addition to health and wellness information in general, it’s more important than ever to make sure what you’re reading is actually true and credible. There are six ways to tell if the nutrition and health information you’re reading online is trustworthy.”

Health & Wellness: Have you considered complementary or alternative health care?
“Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a broad term for many health care treatments and medicines not generally used by the traditional medical community. Complementary or Integrative therapies are applied in tandem with traditional western medicine whereas alternative therapies are adopted in place of the traditional.”

7 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health, According to Experts
“When your gut is feeling great, you never think about it—but when it isn’t, it’s hard to think about anything else. The group of microorganisms that live in and make up your gastrointestinal tract plays a role in almost every aspect of your health from preventing chronic illnesses to keeping your immune system humming. So it’s no wonder that when it’s out of whack, you feel lousy.”

Nourishdoc Brings Top Integrative Practitioners For Educational Sessions For Balancing Hormones
“NourishDoc, the first 360-degree technology platform connecting wellness seekers and top holistic practitioners, announced today that it will start offering educational programs for chronic conditions. Integrative practitioners, professors, and researchers share their years of expertise in easy-to-understand informational sessions for natural remedies that can help heal millions around the world during these difficult times.”

What Are Botanicals, and What Can They Do for Your Health?
“Walk into a supplement store, and you’re bound to see dozens of products with nature-inspired labels boasting ingredients called “botanicals.”

One Major Side Effect of Not Drinking Tea, Says Science
“Tea is consumed across the globe, at all times of the day. Some people have it in the morning instead of coffee, some enjoy tea time in the afternoon, and others love drinking tea before bed.”