Week Ending May 31, 2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation
“Meditation has many health benefits, but it can be overwhelming to figure out how to meditate. Here are some tips to get started.”

Fish Oil Dosage: How Much To Take To Reap Its Benefits, From Experts
“Omega-3-laden fish oil supplements have been linked with a slew of health benefits, including supporting vital organs like your brain and heart and helping to maintain a healthy inflammatory response in your body.* What’s more, fish oil supplements are considered safe and have a low potential for negative side effects.”

Q&A: Osteoporosis and exercise
“Exercise is an important part of healthy aging, but particularly so in the presence of osteoporosis.”

6 Reasons You Fart in Yoga Class and How to Fight Gas Fast
“There you are in Vinyasa class, flowing through your sun salutations like a boss. But as you pull back into a perfect downward dog, you realize, horrified, that you’ve let out a butt blast. Or, more eloquently put, a yoga fart.”

The truth about nutrient deficiencies
“Strolling past drugstore shelves teeming with dietary supplements might make you wonder: Am I getting enough nutrients? The $35-billion-per-year supplement industry feeds this curiosity with splashy labels and claims, hoping to fuel the belief that we all need to fill a few dietary gaps.”

10 Powerful Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices With Health Benefits
“Pharmaceutical drugs are both costly and can be a mixed bag when it comes to treatment. Not all Americans are satisfied with relying on pharmaceuticals. Many folks prefer the use of more traditional systems of medicine, such as Ayurveda, which is more than 3,000 years old.”

What Is Acupuncture? A Beginner’s Guide to How It Works and How It May Improve Your Health
“Volunteering to have a licensed practitioner stick needles in you for healing may sound out there, but acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice of penetrating the skin with tiny, stainless steel needles, continues growing in popularity. More than 10 million patient acupuncture sessions happen in the United States every year.”

Is Organic Produce Healthier Than the Conventional Kind?
“In spite of growing awareness over rising grocery costs, Americans continue to shell out for fresh organic produce. U.S. shoppers collectively spent more than $9 billion on organic fruits and vegetables in 2021, according to a January 2022 report from the Organic Produce Network. That’s more than was spent on conventional produce, even though organic items have a significant markup, the report found.”

Study unveils impact that exercise has on brain health
“A new study of 1,510 Canadians unveiled the impact that exercise has on people’s wellbeing and brain health as well as a disconnect between people’s healthy intentions and their actual participation in exercise.”

Health Advice You Should Ignore (and What to Do Instead)
“Some terrible tips keep getting repeated, even though they’re silly, outdated, or even dangerous. Here’s what to ignore and what you should really do for a healthy, happy life.”

Can Acupuncture Help Ease Allergy Symptoms? Experts Explain
“Acupuncture is one of the five branches of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and as acupuncturist Snow Xia L.Ac., once told mbg “acupuncture can be a powerful preventive modality for supporting the immune system.” Acupuncture has been used for centuries, and now, there’s even promising modern research to back up some of the potential benefits.”

The Impact of Endocrine Disruptors on Health
“Endocrine disruptors are natural or artificial chemicals that interfere with the body’s endocrine system. The endocrine system includes a number of glands and organs that synthesize, store, and secrete hormones.”