Week Ending January 31, 2022

Should You Get a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist?
“A registered dietitian isn’t just someone who tells you what to eat or puts you on a meal plan. Their skill goes well beyond that. These experts are professionals who have specialized training in food, diet, and nutrition and can help clients with a range of needs, including weight loss, medical nutrition therapy, family eating, and more.”

Crystal Healing: Stone-Cold Facts About Gemstone Treatments
“Crystal healing is an alternative medical technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease. Proponents of this technique believe that crystals act as conduits for healing — enabling positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out.”

The connection between the food environment and healthy eating
“Balanced, nutritional diets are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Researchers are still uncovering which factors contribute to dietary choices. A recent observational study published in Nature Communications Trusted Source examines several environmental factors that may impact people’s food choices.”

3 Hacks To Increase Your Attention Span & Focus Better
“According to Johann Hari, we’re living in a real attention crisis. The New York Times bestselling author interviewed over 200 of the leading experts on attention for his newest title, Stolen Focus, learning all the factors that make concentration better or worse. It turns out, “Loads of the factors that can make your attention worse have been significantly rising in recent years,” he says on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast.”

The One Mistake That Makes Your Cup of Tea Bad for Your Health
“If you’re craving a flavorful drink without added sugar or with less caffeine, or you just aren’t a coffee fan (we see you), tea is a great alternative. Whether you want something fruity like hibiscus or citrusy and floral like Earl Grey, tea boasts plenty of health benefits.”

Nutritional components hold promise for improving the health and well-being of adults
“Emerging research indicates that nutritional components that target specific mechanisms associated with age-associated cellular decline (AACD) hold promise for improving the health and well-being of adults.”

Is there an ideal time of day to exercise?
“Exercise can have many positive effects on the body, and it is a widely recognized and recommended form of self-care.  As more research is being done, more potential benefits of exercise as well as ways to maximize these benefits are being discovered.”

What Is the Gut Microbiome?
“While it may not be the most pleasant thing to think about, our bodies harbor communities of bacteria and other microorganisms both inside and on our skin. These microorganisms, also known as microbes, play an important role in many of the body’s functions.”

‘I’m a Cardiologist Certified in Holistic Integrative Medicine, and These Are My Favorite Heart-Healthy Activities’
“Ask any cardiologist, and they’ll likely tell you that, in general, the best way to prevent heart disease down the road is by adopting holistic heart-healthy activities today, which, bonus points, can also improve your overall well-being. Fortunately, small, daily habits add up in big ways when it comes to protecting your ticker, says cardiologist Mona Shah, MD, who’s also an expert in holistic integrative medicine. This includes your diet, exercise and sleep, as well as your stress level and how you manage it.”