Week Ending July 25, 2022

A Nutrition Scientist Explains Why A Daily Vitamin D Supplement Is So Critical
“When it comes to vitamin D supplements, there are dissenters. “I eat healthy” and “I get plenty of sunshine” are the two most common reasons people give for not needing vitamin D supplementation. Unfortunately, those individuals have been misled at some point.”

How Exercise Benefits Your Bladder—And Can Keep You From Waking Up To Pee at Night
“Heart health, mental health, and metabolic health are often centered as the primary benefactors of moving your body.”

Experts encourage investigation of the benefits of exercise training for patients with multiple sclerosis
“A team of experts encouraged ongoing investigation of the benefits of exercise training for individuals with multiple sclerosis, citing shortcomings of available studies. They outlined their outlook for this avenue of research in, “Exercise in multiple sclerosis,” published in Lancet April 20, 2022.”

Does Bengay help with arthritis pain?
“Bengay is a topical product, which means a person applies it to the skin. It is available as a cream, gel, or patch. Bengay is a brand name, and many other brands of topical analgesics are available.”

Non-Traditional Therapies for Diabetes
“Non-traditional therapies are treatments you would not generally find in typical healthcare centers or medical schools. Generally, non-traditional therapies are of two types.”

Diet and Exercise Alone Won’t Help You Live Longer — You Have to Do Both
“A July 2022 study shows that exercise and a healthy diet can individually reduce your overall risk of mortality, but the largest risk reduction comes from doing both.”

Six Ways To Build Self-Esteem, According To Experts
“Self-esteem is not only a popular topic in psychology research, it’s something that almost all of us deal with—and even struggle with—at certain points in our lives. The reason for this heightened focus in both research and personal life? Self-esteem is very closely associated with well-being—meaning the healthier our self-esteem, the better we may feel overall.”

Affirming Health Equity: A Model for Integrative Health Care
“Integrative health is generally defined as a patient-centered approach that is inclusive of the health professions incorporating traditional systems of healing and evidence-informed clinical approaches.”

Clinical Review of Neuromusculoskeletal Complementary and Alternative Approaches for the Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
“Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is a functional pain disorder characterized by ongoing pain in the apparent absence of clinically identifiable causes. The prevalence of functional pain disorders demonstrates the importance of adequate management of ongoing symptomatology, but due to the uncertain etiology and myriad patient presentation phenotypes, reliable treatment options are difficult to implement.”

Cupping Therapy: What You Should Know
“Cupping therapy, which uses cups to create suction on the skin, is a popular treatment for muscle tension, chronic pain, fatigue, and inflammation. It has been a key part of traditional Middle Eastern and Chinese medicine for thousands of years.”

How can these popular foods benefit our health?
“Though the field of medicine continues to advance and branch out in many ways, nutritionists and health experts continue to praise the benefits of certain foods.”

The little things that can improve your health
“Eating a plant-based diet, exercising, controlling weight, not smoking, limiting alcohol intake, and getting enough sleep are all pillars of a healthy lifestyle. They’re linked to lower risks of chronic disease and a longer life.”

6 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
“New study argues that all doctors should be aware of the benefits of plant-based diets for these six health conditions.”

What exercises can help increase lung capacity?
“Certain exercises can help the lungs work more efficiently. This can reduce shortness of breath when a person’s lung capacity is limited.”

How Integrative Medicine Plays a Role in Alleviating Chronic Pain
“In the summer of 2020, Maria Kivi’s life was turned upside down when she fell, injuring her wrist, ankle and back. The 59-year-old Westport native had already been dealing with a prior neck injury and the accident sent her into serious chronic pain.”

What Is Homeopathy?
“Homeopathy, also called homeopathic medicine, is a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that uses very small amounts of natural substances that, at higher amounts, may cause a disease or symptom.”