Week Ending January 24, 2022

How To Achieve A Physical & Mental State Change, From An MD
“In my early 20s, I survived on coffee, green apples from the farmers market outside my apartment building, protein bars, and grilled chicken from the sandwich counter at my local bodega—no exaggeration.”

NIH Common Fund supports Nutrition for Precision Health study
“The National Institutes of Health is awarding $170 million over five years, pending the availability of funds, to clinics and centers across the country for a new study that will develop algorithms to predict individual responses to food and dietary routines.”

What to know about hemp protein
“Hemp seeds are a plant-based source of complete protein that provides a range of nutrients. It is an excellent option for individuals who want to add more protein to their diet while avoiding animal products.”

Acupuncture use is increasing, but many insurers do not cover it
“Even though the number of patients who visited an acupuncturist about doubled from 2010 to 2019, and insurance coverage for the treatment increased, most patients continued to pay out of pocket, according to recent data.”

Alternative therapies for mental health problems: 6 options
“Complementary therapies such as yoga, dietary supplements, and animal therapy may help individuals cope with the symptoms of certain mental health disorders and improve their quality of life.”

Alternative Therapy in Cancer Treatment: Top Approaches
“Alternative cancer treatment uses non-traditional medical treatment methods, such as acupuncture or herbal medicine. It’s not a new phenomenon; in fact, many people believe that alternative therapies are safer than traditional treatments because they’re natural and holistic.”

What Are the Health Benefits of Swedish Massage?
“Swedish massage is a type of massage therapy that’s primarily known for its relaxation effects. With this technique, a massage therapist targets muscles with a combination of friction, gliding strokes, and kneading.”

Exercise boosts the brain — and mental health
“Working out buffs up the body — and perhaps the mind, too. New research is revealing how physical activity can reduce and even ward off depression, anxiety and other psychological ailments.”

BMI is not an accurate measure of health. Here’s why
“Body mass index was invented in the 19th century. In 2022, it’s an outdated and biased tool.”

The Best Teas For Stress Relief & How To Brew Your Perfect Cup
“From waking you up to getting you ready for sleep, there’s a healthy tea for every point in the day. If you’re looking for a sipper that will help you get through stressful moments, the following calming teas come expert-recommended.”