What if Health Insurance Covered Mindfulness?
“A $3.1 million NIH grant supports Professor Blair T. Johnson and collaborators from Brown University in analyzing the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) interventions”

How to Disarm Shame Mindfully
“Shame resulting from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and attachment disruptions imprints in the brain in the earliest months of life. Because the logical, verbal left brain is not sufficiently developed, shame lodges in the nonverbal right brain, with its strong connection to the emotional and survival brain. Shame, then, registers primarily not as words, but as a felt sense—dread, self-contempt, physical sensations, and images—largely beneath conscious awareness.”

Side effects of eating too many chia seeds: Is overindulging a health risk?
“The fiber-rich seeds in chia seeds help support heart health, but how much should you eat? There are many culinary applications for chia seeds, including making silky pudding, fiber-rich smoothies, and adding crunch to oat bars. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, these small but mighty seeds that come from the Salvia Hispanica plant are loaded with nutrition and health benefits. Chia seeds, for instance, are rich in soluble fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids.”

The Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine Discusses Lyme Disease and Co Infections from the Lyme Bacterium Borrelia Burgdorferi
“Charleston, South Carolina – The Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine, a functional, integrative, and environmental medicine clinic is educating patients on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection caused by Borrelia Burgdorferi, a spirochete bacterium carried by deer ticks and transmitted to humans through a bite. When the bacterium invades the bloodstream, it causes inflammation in various bodily systems starting with the skin and later spreading to the joints, nervous system, and even other organs of the body. According to Dr. Stephen Elliott, from COEM, in the later stages, Lyme can adversely impact the heart, short-circuiting the heart’s electrical system (atrioventricular block) and causing a variety of symptoms including lightheadedness, palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue.”

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Urges Patients to Use Only FDA-Approved Oxygen Delivery Devices
“CHICAGO , May 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The medical advisory board of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), the nation’s leading pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research, education, and advocacy organization, has issued a position statement on non-prescription supplemental oxygen.”

UCI researchers discover new drugs with potential for treating world’s leading causes of blindness in age-related and inherited retinal diseases
“Newswise — Irvine, CA – May xx, 2023 – In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers have discovered small-molecule drugs with potential clinical utility in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR), and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The study, titled, “Stress resilience-enhancing drugs preserve tissue structure and function in degenerating retina via phosphodiesterase inhibition,” was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”

Michelle Obama launches a food company aimed at healthier choices for kids
“Michelle Obama is taking on a new role as the co-founder of PLEZi Nutrition, which aims to market food and beverages for kids that are both tasty and healthy. The company, which announced its launch Wednesday, is starting with a line of low-sugar, nutrient-dense kids’ drinks made from a fruit-juice blend.”

Can obstructive sleep apnea negatively impact brain health?
“Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep-breathing disorder that affects nearly a billion individuals across the globe. A recent study published in Neurology suggests that obstructive sleep apnea and a reduction in deep sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep, were independently associated with an increase in white matter abnormalities in the brain.”

The Role of Nutrition: Top Ideas for Supporting Employee Well-Being and Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits
“As a corporate wellness magazine, we understand the importance of a healthy workforce. Employee well-being is crucial to the success of any company, and nutrition plays a vital role in achieving it. A well-balanced diet is not only essential for maintaining physical health but also has a significant impact on mental health, energy levels, and overall productivity. In this article, we will explore the top ideas for supporting employee well-being and encouraging healthy eating habits.”

High-Impact Exercise Is Actually *Good* For The Body. So Why Did It Get Such A Bad Rep?
“From jogging to pickleball to burpees, the category is bigger and broader than ever before. Oh, and the benefits abound, per research. What to know about this misunderstood method, ahead.”

WHO advises not to use non-sugar sweeteners for weight control in newly released guideline
“Geneva, 15 May 2023 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new guideline on non-sugar sweeteners (NSS), which recommends against the use of NSS to control body weight or reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The recommendation is based on the findings of a systematic review of the available evidence which suggests that use of NSS does not confer any long-term benefit in reducing body fat in adults or children. Results of the review also suggest that there may be potential undesirable effects from long-term use of NSS, such as an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and mortality in adults.”