Week Ending October 11, 2021

Does Tea Count as Fluid?
“Looking for a simple way to improve your health? It doesn’t get much simpler than staying well hydrated. Filling up on enough fluids can help your body maintain its proper temperature and cushion your joints, among other benefits cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While it sounds simple enough, past research indicates that many of us are chronically mildly dehydrated.”

How This Nutritional Psychiatrist Wants To De-Stigmatize & Improve Mental Health
“As a nutritional psychiatrist, I deeply care about de-stigmatizing the topic of mental health and providing people with the resources they need for better mental well-being.”

What Are The Health Benefits of Lavender? 5 Ways It Soothes the Soul
“Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), also commonly known as the English lavender, common lavender and French lavender, is an easy-to-grow plant known for its fragrant flowers and aromatic leaves.”

Questions Loom for the Adequacy of Peer Review in Oncology
“Clinical research published in peer-reviewed general medical and oncology literature is a core component of the process during which advances in care are developed and ultimately instituted as standard of care.”

The Last Word: Do You Really Need to Eat Breakfast?
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — or is it? While it may have been something your mom told you as she tried to give you a bag of cereal as you walked out the door to school, it’s become a trend to intentionally skip a morning meal for health promotion in some cases, such as with intermittent fasting.”

Dr. Haqqani: The impact of relaxation on physical and emotional health
“In June 2021, information on the importance of relaxation and its impact on physical and emotional health was updated by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a division of the National Institutes of Health.”

Can Acupuncture Help with Depression?
“Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine that may offer many health benefits. Research suggests it may also help treat depression.”

Indoor Air Quality Breakthroughs
“October is National Indoor Air Quality Month, and it comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 3.8 million premature deaths are caused each year by indoor air pollution, and COVID-19 has put a spotlight on indoor air quality.”

Chronic back pain: Can psychological therapy be an effective treatment?
“A recent study found that people with low-to-moderate chronic back pain who received pain-reprocessing therapy (PRT) experienced significant reductions in pain intensity after the treatment, with most individuals maintaining these reductions for 1 year.”

Study Suggests Music Therapy May Benefit Migraineurs
“Results of a pilot study revealed that music intervention may significantly reduce migraine attack frequency, although well-controlled clinical trials are warranted to better understand the efficiency of this intervention. Findings were published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine.”

What’s on the menu matters in health care for diverse patients
“Food is a powerful part of community and medicine. It has the potential to build connections, elicit nostalgia, spark joy, mark celebration and promote healing.”

Which Homeopathic Remedies Work for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
“Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can have a big impact on your quality of life. This autoimmune condition can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints, which can impair mobility.”

Nature-based activities can improve mood and reduce anxiety
“Outdoor nature-based activities are effective for improving mental health in adults, including those with pre-existing mental health problems, a new study has found.”