Week Ending January 3, 2022

How Melatonin Can Help Your Sleep (And 4 Things To Do If It Doesn’t)
“There’s nothing more frustrating than tossing and turning at night, desperate to get a good night’s sleep. That’s where melatonin may come in handy.”

3 ways to stay active and keep your mind in shape
“Aging brings about many changes. Beyond graying hair and wrinkles, your brain is also changing as you grow older and wiser. According to McKnight Brain Research Foundation, 87% of people 65 and older experience cognitive changes associated with normal aging. The good news is that these changes don’t have to be a normal passage of aging. You may find that you can combat some cognitive decline through exercise.”

Fish Oil Thins Your Blood: True Or False? A Nutrition Scientist Explains
“When discussing fish oil myths, a few common misconceptions tend to creep up in conversation: Fish oil supplements taste fishy (not if it’s high-quality!); fish oil makes you burp (it shouldn’t!); and you only need 500 milligrams of EPA + DHA per day.”

Ready for a Mental Health Workout?
“There are thousands of health clubs and gyms to help get physically fit. Yet, where do you go to improve your mental and emotional fitness?”

Survival odds higher for breast cancer patients with access to integrative therapies
“Breast cancer patients treated at hospitals and health systems that educate patients and provide integrative health services have a better chance of survival compared to those treated at institutions with few of these resources, according to a new study published in the Journal of Oncology.”

Fitness May Matter More Than Weight Loss for Health and Longevity
“Numbers are easier. That may be why a person’s weight — and the desire of millions of people to lose weight — is the first topic under discussion when it comes to health and longevity.”

Science Reveals How Red Meat Harms the Heart
“Red-meat lovers may raise their risk of heart disease through a chain of events that plays out in the gut, a new study suggests.”

This One Underrated New Year’s Resolution Is Actually Good For Your Brain
“It’s one of the most common New Year’s resolutions of them all: This year, I will become more organized. You invest in a planner (maybe it’s even color-coded), you wrangle your email until you hit inbox zero (a dream, truly), you organize your closet until it’s spick and span, nary a stray scarf in sight.”

6 Types of Healthy Tea You Ought to Brew, According to Tea Connoisseurs
“When the weather outside is cold and gray the there’s hardly anything more comforting than a warm cup of tea. Whether you like to cozy up with the robust, citrusy tones of an Earl Grey, the sweet, floral aroma of jasmine tea or whatever your favorite brew is there’s just something about sipping tea that feeds the soul.”

The Smartest Tips We Learned About Eating for Brain Health in 2021
“Here’s some food for thought: The brain’s functioning greatly depends on what kind of nutrition you feed it. So, eating a rich supply of vitamins and minerals, protein, heart-healthy fats, and fiber is the best way to make sure your cognitive health is optimal.”

Maintaining Mental Health Is Crucial: 6 Science-Backed Ways To Do It
“At the end of each year, we all get a glimpse into how the world has been thinking with Google’s Year in Search recap. And in 2021, along with less consequential queries like how to move with plants and what is retrograde, the question of how to maintain mental health was on people’s minds and search fields more than ever before.”

How different vitamins affect the body
“At the dawn of a new year, it’s not uncommon for people take inventory of their personal health and strive to make positive changes. Being more conscientious of the foods they put into their bodies is a start, but some individuals may wonder if supplementation can help them go one step further.”

The Benefits of Exercise for Anxiety
“As we embark on a new year, many of us use to this time to reflect on our daily habits and explore ways to improve them. It should come as no surprise that the most popular New Year’s resolution is doing more exercise or improving one’s fitness.”