Week Ending July 5, 2022

The Role of Liquid Biopsies in Oncology
“When a patient has cancer, cell-free tumor DNA circulates in the blood and can be detected in a peripheral blood sample. This is known as a “liquid biopsy,” and it has become a routine practice in oncology, greatly facilitating detection of residual disease.”

5 Worst Eating Habits Secretly Raising Your Cholesterol, Say Dietitians
“No one wants to hear from their doctor that they have high cholesterol, but unfortunately, this is a common issue in the United States. While a healthy amount of cholesterol is needed in the body for creating cells, having too much of it can lead to blood clots in your arteries, which may ultimately lead to stroke or heart disease for some.”

What Is Infrared Sauna Therapy? A Complete Guide for Beginners
“Gwyneth Paltrow does it. Cindy Crawford does, too. Same with Selena Gomez and Emma Roberts. It turns out, one of the hottest wellness therapies among celebrities is literally hot — well, more like pleasantly warm.”

Ten Small Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Health 
“Do you feel like you do not have the time to improve your overall health and fitness levels? If so, you are wrong. You do not need to start running marathons or alter your lifestyle completely to get fitter and healthier. Little changes are often all that you need to improve your health.”

What to know about hanyak
“Hanyak is one component of Han bang, which is the broader umbrella of traditional Korean medicine that incorporates acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and herbal remedies. It focuses on balancing the energies of the body and the elements of earth, fire, water, metal, and wood.”

This One Type of Workout Is a Huge Stress Reducer, New Study Says
“Many lifestyle changes have occurred since the COVID-19 pandemic, and in some instances, have improved everyday routines. Employees have had flexibility in a hybrid work situation, and others are able to work from the comfort of their own homes permanently.”

Participate in a Time-Restricted Feeding, Nutrition and Health Study
“The Department of Food Science and the Center for Human Nutrition at the U of A are recruiting adults between the ages of 23-65 years to participate in a nutrition study related to time-restricted feeding (eating for eight hours and fasting for 16 hours each day). “

How To Lower Your Blood Sugar Naturally
“Your blood sugar levels are affected by many things. Some of these things are out of your control — for example, some health conditions can cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or you might have a genetic disposition to develop high blood sugar.”

How Changing Your Diet Could Have a Major Impact on Managing Lupus Symptoms
“After Jewell Singletary was diagnosed with lupus, she developed rheumatoid arthritis as well—a common pairing, since both are autoimmune conditions—and had to use a cane to navigate her college campus.”

Nordic Walking Beats Other Workouts for Heart Health: Study
“A new study in people with heart disease shows that Nordic walking – think cross-country skiing without the skis – improved their mental and physical health more than other types of workouts.”

7 Best Chest Exercises, According To Fitness Experts
“Chest strength is about more than physical definition—strong pectoral muscles can help improve posture, benefit breathing and support the surrounding muscles and joints.”

14 Surprising Uses for Acupuncture
“When you think “healthcare,” you probably think stethoscopes, syringes and blood pressure cuffs. It might be time to add acupuncture needles to the list. For more and more patients in the U.S., acupuncture has become an integral part of their regular medical care, often used alongside prescription drugs, surgical intervention and other mainstays of Western medicine.”

This Underrated Herb Sucks Up Stress Like A High-Power Vacuum
“Stress is an unavoidable part of life; always just a click of the phone or check of the inbox away. As such, it’s important to hold tight to tools that help keep your body and mind calm amid the outer chaos. If you’re in the market for a new one, might we suggest ashwagandha?”

How changing your diet can help fight the climate crisis
“It’s a vicious cycle and one that’s harming human health. But, changing how we produce our food—as well as what we eat—could help protect our planet and our health.”

How Alcohol & Melatonin Impact Sleep (+ Why You Should Never Combine Them)
“Alcohol is clearly dangerous to mix with medications like blood thinners, mood stabilizers, pain relievers, and antibiotics—but what about supplements like melatonin? Here’s what to know about how alcohol and melatonin impact the body individually, and when taken in tandem.”

Calisthenics – a beginner’s guide to getting started at home
“Healthy living consists of various essential elements, and exercise is one of them. Most people can’t find the time to work out for numerous reasons, but calisthenics is an exercise you can do at home.”