Week Ending March 8, 2022

Aaron Rodgers’s Panchakarma ‘Cleanse’ Is a Dangerous Play
“Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently made headlines when he said he finished a 12-day detoxification process that is said to cleanse the body from within. But experts warn that this process — known as a Panchakarma cleanse — can have dangerous consequences should fans follow in his footsteps.”

RDs Are Nuts About Pistachios—Here Are 5 Reasons They’re So Good for You
“People have been eating pistachios for a long time—there are actually references to this slightly sweet nut in the Old Testament of the Bible (Genesis 43:11, to be exact), and they’ve been imported into the U.S. since the 1880s.”

Health risks of a sedentary lifestyle
“Ever since the pandemic started, we’ve all been forced to work and study at home. We’ve unconsciously spent most of our day sitting without the daily commute to school and office. We spend more than 10 hours a day sitting in front of our computers without realizing it!”

5 Exercises That Can Keep Your Brain Sharp
“We’ve known for some time that what’s good for your heart is good for your brain. This is especially true when it comes to exercise: Studies show that regular physical activity can help lower the risk of dementia. But what’s been less clear is why.”

An Ecopsychologist On How To Connect To Nature From Anywhere (Even Indoors)
“I was born and raised in Suriname, the most forest-covered nation in the world, with 98% tree cover. “Nature Deficit Disorder”—a term that author Richard Louv coined to describe how being disconnected from nature can harm health—was not something I needed to worry about growing up. However, it plagued me nonstop after moving to the concrete jungles of Miami during my adolescence and attending a middle school that had no windows, looked like a warehouse, and felt like a giant freezer.”

Use of complementary and integrative health in cancer pain management among patients undergoing cancer treatments: a qualitative descriptive study
“Pain is a common symptom in patients undergoing cancer treatment. Despite recommendations for the stronger integration of complementary and integrative health (CIH) in cancer pain management, little is known about the individual experience of using this approach for cancer pain, particularly in certain populations such as African Americans.”

Complementary therapies for lung cancer
“Both lung cancer and its treatments can cause symptoms that diminish quality of life. Complementary therapies may help relieve these symptoms, but they do not treat the underlying cancer.”

Resistance Exercise May Be Better Than Aerobic Exercise To Improve Sleep Quality, Cardiovascular Health
“If you have trouble sleeping at night, consider incorporating resistance exercises into your regular exercise routine. Apart from improving your general muscle and bone health, it can help you get better ZZZs at night, which in turn will boost your cardiovascular health.”

All The Benefits Of Peppermint Tea: Better Digestion, Focus & More
“Peppermint tea is more than just a palate-cleansing nightcap. While it certainly leaves you feeling minty fresh, the herb also has some serious health benefits. Here’s why you should consider adding it to your well-being routine.”

Salt Lamps Are Everywhere, But What Do These Glowy Lights Actually Do? Doctors Break Down the Benefits 
“If spas are your happy place, there’s a good chance you’ve basked in the warm glow of a salt lamp while waiting for your treatment. Or maybe you’ve seen one at a yoga studio, acupuncturist, or even on your favorite wellness influencer’s Instagram.”