My Choices© Update
Week Ending November 1, 2021

What Really Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Get Enough Fiber
“Many of today’s diets are designed to fill you up on protein and fat. Carbs and sugar are often vilified, and fiber is much forgotten.”

It’s Never Too Late To Make Healthful Lifestyle Changes
“Anti-aging research such as the study in which WHN/A4M co-founders Dr. Robert Goldman and Dr. Ronald Klatz were recently involved in published in the HSOA Journal Of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine shows that it is never too late to take steps towards improving both physical and mental health by adopting healthful lifestyle modifications.”

Boiled Lemons: An Immunity Booster or a Myth?
“Boiled lemon water is often touted as a natural treatment for a variety of ailments. Some people even claim that it can boost weight loss, clear up your skin, and enhance immunity.”

The Best Eating Habits to Fight Inflammation, Say Dietitians
“Inflammation. It’s an essential process our bodies undertake to heal from injury and illness; however, it can become disastrous when chronic. When your body is in a state of chronic inflammation—commonly caused by a poor diet, stress, or lifestyle habits like smoking—it can lead to cellular damage along with an increased risk of weight gain, heart disease, and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.”

Health Benefits Of Tai Chi For Seniors
“Looking to get fitter without stressing out about it? Learn to go with the flow.”

An Herbalist’s Take On The Future Of Plant-Based Health
“In a wellness industry landscape that includes dietary supplements, fitness, nutrition, self-care, and mindfulness, herbalism is a thread that connects it all. Herbalism is a lifestyle—the simple practice of using plants for better health.”

Understanding Opportunities for Non-Invasive Pain Treatments
“Pain management involves a multimodal approach that consists of using treatments from one or more clinical disciplines incorporated into an overall treatment plan. This plan allows for different approaches to address the pain condition (acute and/or chronic) and may include medication, restorative therapies, interventional procedures, behavioral health approaches, and complementary and integrative health.”

An Overview of the Link Between Mental Health and Sleep Disorders
“If you are experiencing mental health issues, any changes in your sleep habits or patterns can negatively affect your health. In fact, sleep problems impact 50% to 80% of patients receiving mental health treatment.”

Food coma: What to know about postprandial somnolence
“People often use the term “food coma” to describe the feeling of sleepiness or decreased energy levels after eating. However, the medical term for this response is postprandial somnolence.”

5 Drinks to Help You Sleep—And 3 That Can Keep You Up at Night
“You know you need sleep—at least seven hours a night, on average. But when bedtime rolls around, it’s often tough to tuck in. There are things you still to do, like chores, social media scrolling, time with your family.”

How Lighting In Your Home Can Help Relieve Or Lead To Anxiousness
“Your home is your sanctuary—and for those working from home or spending a large slice of the day indoors, it’s especially important to ensure your living-slash-office space makes you feel calm yet energized, relaxed yet productive.”

What Are the Benefits of Turmeric — and Can It Be Used to Prevent or Treat Cancer? Here’s What the Science Says
“You may have read about the health benefits of turmeric, a spice native to southeast Asia. For more than 5,000 years, people have used it to treat a variety of ailments, such as skin disorders and digestive issues. Research suggests that its active ingredient, curcumin, may even help prevent or treat cancer. So should you ramp up your intake?”

11 Natural Solutions To Help You Stop Coughing, At Any Time Of Day
“Having a cough under any circumstances is certainly frustrating. After all, a cough can range from irritating to uncomfortable, and it can also alarm the people around you. “

6 Benefits of Berberine, and the Risks You Should Know
“Berberine, a compound found in certain plants, is known for its deep yellow color and has frequently been used throughout history as a natural dye for wood, leather and wool. Berberine is also used in traditional Chinese medicine and has been studied for its potential benefits for heart health, lowering blood sugar and use as an antibacterial.”