Week Ending August 15, 2022

The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health is an opportunity for transformational change
“In every country, a clear national strategy, goals and metrics are needed to end hunger, improve nutrition, reduce diet-related diseases and create a just, sustainable and equitable food system. We identify six policy domains where real change can be made to deliver this vision in the United States.”

Trial Suggests Time-Restricted Eating Could Aid in Weight Loss, Improve Blood Pressure
“Data from a 14-week randomized clinical trial suggests adherence to a time-restricted diet was associated with significant differences in weight loss and improvements in blood pressure compared to a typical diet.”

Preventing type 2 diabetes: Could acupuncture help?
“Acupuncture has been used as an alternative medical practice for about 3,000 years. First started in China, acupuncture has become a more widespread practice in Western countries since the 1950s. A survey of Americans in 2012 reported about 3.5 million Americans used acupuncture as a complementary health approach.”

Causes of Back Pain and Treatment Options
“There are a wide range of back pain causes. They include acute conditions like a common muscle strain or chronic, more serious issues like scoliosis or even cancer. Getting back pain relief starts with figuring out which cause is at play so treatment can be tailored accordingly.”

Immersing yourself in the forest against chronic pain and more: it is forest therapy
“A journey to a Spa to relax and feel good? Today there are those who prefer a walk in the forest, a magnificent therapeutic environment. In addition to beauty, wildlife richness, utility as an ecosystem, this magical place has the power to act on people on a psychological and physiological level.”

Every little bit helps: Light walking breaks can reduce the harmful effects of prolonged sitting
“Modern lifestyles are often associated with sedentary behavior (SB) and are also associated with adverse health outcomes.”

Anaerobic exercise: What it is and how it affects the body
“You’ve most likely heard of anaerobic exercise before, but how much do you know about the science behind this vital aspect of your physical fitness? Enhancing your comprehension of the anaerobic energy system is a sure-fire way to empower yourself and give your workouts a boost.”

Think You Might Have Long COVID? These Experts Can Help
“If you think you might have long COVID, you’re not alone. Weeks and months after a COVID infection, more than one out of 10 people continue to experience symptoms — or develop brand-new ones. These patients find support and relief at Hartford HealthCare’s COVID Recovery Center. You can too.”

Signs Of An Unhealthy Gut
“When you hear “gut health,” you might automatically think about how well your stomach works to digest food. And while digestion is an important part of gut health, it goes a bit further than that, directly impacting your overall health.”

Can Vicks VapoRub on Your Feet Help With a Cold?
“Putting Vicks VapoRub on the feet to quiet a nighttime cough is advice you may hear from friends or swirling around the internet. However, no scientific study has looked into whether applying Vicks VapoRub on the feet eases a cough. Without this kind of research, it’s impossible to know if the remedy works.”

Hey, Health Coach: What Are The Benefits Of Listening To Music While Working Out?
“I feel like music makes a huge difference in my workouts. I’m biased because I’m a musician, but it got me thinking that there might be a physiological reason for it. What benefits do we get from listening to music while exercising?”

How Do Your Body and Mind Change When You Start Running?
“Recreational running, defined as running for leisure which may or may not include a competitive aspect, has become increasingly popular. Many factors are attributed to the growth in popularity of recreational running, including physical and psychological health benefits.”

Health Care Providers Should Counsel Patients on Integrative Medicine Strategies
“Study suggests that health care providers should discuss with patients whether they are using any integrative medicine strategies, which ones, and why.”

Why Supportive Care Is Critical to Cancer Care
“After receiving a cancer diagnosis, it’s important to consider certain aspects of your care that go beyond finding the right treatment. Cancer and its treatment can cause physical symptoms and side effects and can lead to negative emotional, physical and social impacts.”

How To Meditate, According To Experts
“Meditation is an ancient practice found in cultures and religions all over the world. It’s described as “an exercise of consciousness that results in the expansion of consciousness beyond the day-to-day experience of duality” in the scientific journal AYU.”

Q&A: Dr. Amy Locke, Chief Wellness Officer at U of U Health, on integrative medicine and community health
“The Osher Collaborative is 10 health systems across the United States and 1 in Sweden, and Utah is one of the newer members of the collaborative. The idea behind the Osher Collaborative is to bring together people working in different places in different systems to learn from one another around best practices.”

How food can improve your mood with Professor Felice Jacka