Week Ending June 8, 2021

Can Essential Oils Help with Crohn’s Disease?
“Crohn’s Disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects over half a million people in the United States. People with Crohn’s disease often have periods of remission and then relapses of symptoms.”

ASCO: Oncologists Underestimate Patient Use of Complementary Medicine
“Oncologists may substantially underestimate how many breast cancer patients are using complementary medicine, according to the results of a survey scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held virtually from June 4 to 8.”

Nutrition Break: Celebrate June as Men’s Health Month
“June is National Men’s Health Month which focuses on increasing awareness of men’s health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease.”

What Is Eccentric Exercise—And Why Should You Incorporate It Into Your Training Program?
“Going through the motions is never a good idea when it comes to fitness. Ask any trainer, and they’ll tell you it’s about quality, not quantity—and that phoning it in is more likely to hurt than help you.”

The Future Of Integrative Health And Medicine
“Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM, is a board-certified cardiologist, Medical Director and Founder of Guarneri Integrative Health Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, Founder and former Medical Director of Scripps Center for Integrative Health in La Jolla California, and Founding President of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Here are insights about her important mission and including her work with Deepak Chopra.”

Integrative Medicine for Brain Health: Why Neurologists Should Care
“The field of integrative medicine is gaining a steadily growing interest base among patients and healthcare professionals alike. Defined as healing-oriented practice with a focus on lifestyle interventions, offering patient-centered care addressing physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, it can fill the gaps that many perceive in our traditional healthcare environment.”

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Pomegranates
“Pomegranates may be tricky to break into, but it’s definitely worth the effort, especially if heart disease runs in your family. Pomegranate health benefits stem from its rich supply of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your body needs every day to keep your cardiovascular system running smoothly and prevent diseases like cancer. Half a pomegranate counts as one serving of fruit, so enjoy this bright, tart and healthy food with gusto.”

Elimination diet: Purpose, method, and more
“An elimination diet can help a person identify foods that cause discomfort or symptoms of an allergic reaction.”

Mental health and exercise
“Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is one of the fittest and highest-earning women in the world. She is best known for her exploits on the tennis court and several endorsements in her native Japan and the USA. However, she has been grabbing headlines over her struggles off the court.”

The 7 Most-Important Nutrients for Healthy Skin
“As you’ve likely figured out by now, what you eat is a vital part of keeping your skin radiant for the long-haul. Sure, retinols and jade rollers provide their own benefits when it comes to the vitality of your dermis. But they can’t undo a diet that’s lacking in key nutrients for healthy skin.”

Moderately high blood pressure: Exercise should be first-line treatment
“The advice from the AHA for otherwise healthy adults with moderately elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol is to “sit less and move more.” Together with the ACC, the AHA has released a new scientific statement that stresses the value of recommending physical exercise as the first line of treatment for such individuals.”

Try These Ab Workouts to Strengthen Your Core
“Whether you’re trying to build a six-pack or just trying to tone your body, ab workouts are a terrific way to get in shape and strengthen your core. Plus, ab exercises require no extra equipment and can be done from just about anywhere.”

What’s The Point Of Exercise?
“Exercise is a relatively recent phenomenon. After all, it’s difficult to imagine a caveman on a treadmill. And it’s safe to say that paleolithic humans never pumped iron. But something changed as we moved from the plow to the Peloton. Exercise — physical exertion for the purpose of improving health or fitness — became a huge part of modern life, and a nearly $100 billion global industry.


The Doctor Is In: Integrative Health & Wellness