July 26th, 2019
Climate change could raise the risk of deadly fungal infections in humans
The nuances of balance in our day to day lives becomes mundane after time. It feels like such a chore. Here is an example of the environment needing balance as well. As our global temperatures rise regardless of the reason, no invasive species can become a real threat to our species. It would be terrible if our history ended from a preventable cause. A simply step for us in the affluent 1st world, consume a little less. Being a little hungry (physically, mentally, spiritually!) keeps us healthy!
“A lot of our fellow creatures are being wiped out,” Casadevall says. And while mammals have tended to be “remarkably resistant to invasive fungal diseases,”
July 25th, 2019
HPV Vaccine is effective in cervical cancer prevention
As a doctor, its important to me you have a long fruitful life. Vaccination against cervical cancer is a good move. Australia is our best example of a measurable drop in cervical cancer rates after increaseing HPV vaccines, with no negative repercussions in increased sexual activity or harm from vaccine
"The HPV vaccine remains under-used, and anti-vaccine movies and conferences could make it more so if we’re not careful. We all need to step it up to protect our children"
July 24th, 2019
Eating earlier in the day aids weight loss by curbing appetite
Intermittent fasting while ending your window of calorie consumption earlier in the day makes you skinny, any combination of diets with eating relatively closer to bed time makes you not skinny!
The authors write that "Eating in sync with circadian rhythms by eating early in the daytime appears to reduce body weight and improve metabolic health."
However, they add that it is not clear which mechanisms could be driving "these weight loss effects."
Contrast that with a "sumo wrestler" diet. Sumo wrestlers have mass rather than fat. A part of there strategy involves doing something you've probably heard you should never do if you're trying to lose weight: sleeping right after you eat.
July 23rd, 2019
Curb your Cravings!
Its important to keep this fresh in our minds. Getting out in the sunshine around some nature is some of the best therapy for our mental health. Take the time in nature to 1) let the busy world settle down 2) give you a chance to breath 3) appreciate the awesome things in your life!
"Now, these findings do not show a causation, meaning someone can’t simply expect to stop smoking for good by going for a walk. (Read this for a no B.S. guide to quitting smoking for good.) But the link between quality greenery time and less severe, less frequent cravings is “a promising first step,” wrote Dr. Sabine Pahl"
July 22nd, 2019
2 Nurses In Tennessee Preach 'Diabetes Reversal'
Doing something to stay healthy is almost secondary how you do it. Some damage to the body may never be reversible, but the body is an amazing creation that can heal!
"All these people will have to find a way to get active at home, because there's no gym anywhere close. There's not a proper grocery store nearby either, so healthy cooking can become a real chore. These communitywide obstacles reveal why it can be a struggle for people to maintain their health in rural America"
June 27th, 2019
Keeping active or becoming more active in middle and older age linked to longer life
It doesn’t matter where you start from, it doesn’t matter where you want to go, MOVEMENT IS THE KEY! The best part is the journey to discover your favorite activity. There will always be a plethora of facilities and fads to get you sweaty and strong again. It’s finding the thing that gives you the benefits of heart health and balanced weight ratios while the effort is minimized by the joy of the activity/sport/hobby/adventure etc.!
June 26th, 2019
Statins may double the risk for type 2 diabetes.
Please do not stop taking your prescription meds! Do know that high blood pressure, high blood sugars, and metabolic syndrome symptoms can be managed through lifestyle activities and habits. Prescription medications are extremely valuable in managing your health, but they should never be the sole method!
"The analysis revealed that people who took statins were more than twice as likely to receive a diabetes diagnosis than those who did not take the medication. Additionally, people who took statins for longer than 2 years were more than three times as likely to develop diabetes."
June 25th, 2019
Gardening does help you feel better.
As a follow up to a previous study demonstrating the health effects of taking time out to be in nature, here is a short article on the benefits using gardening to help manage episodes of depression. Gardens are found in nature! Helping plants grow has many benefits, cleaner air, prettier landscape, perse ecosystem and finally a sense of well being for you!
June 25th, 2019
Low carb diets are for more than weight loss.
A condition known as metabolic syndrome is marked by high blood pressure and high blood sugar amoungst other identifiers. With diets lower in fast digesting carbohydrates, which have a higher glycemic index, many metabolic markers maintain a much more balanced level and can manage spikes in these markers much more efficiently.
June 25th, 2019
CBD potential as antibiotic!
Even if marijuana and hemp derivatives are not that ultimate cure all, they are a necessary step identifying non damaging treatments to wide range of conditions
June 23rd, 2019
Injecting dying cells to trigger tumor destruction.
Now I would like to call this some cool bio-mimicry, and even if it doesnt meet the classic definition this is far better than current treatments. Combining the two would definitely increase the dignity and grace of the good folks fighting these diseases!
"we created tumors in mice using either melanoma or lung carcinoma tumor cells, then introduced dying cells of the same type to those tumors. We found that when we introduced necroptotic (but not apoptotic) cells to these tumors, it activated the immune system to attack the tumor, reducing tumor growth and prolonging survival."
June 23rd, 2019
CBD potential as an antibiotic
Don’t just start smoking away your problems, but another look into plant medicines is always good!
“Asked for his advice for those who might see the study as an excuse to ditch regular antibiotics in favor of using cannabis-based home remedies, he responded: "Don't! Most of what we have shown has been done in test tubes—it needs a lot more work to show it would be useful to treat infections in humans."
June 21st, 2019
Gut bacteria is the canary in the cave for your over arching health. After several generations of poorly regulated food chemistry and engineering driven by profiteering, we are seeing the down side with rampant chronic disease. Whats the first step in getting ahead? For me it was cooking my own food at home for more than 50% of the week, and I'm increasing that percentage!
June 20th, 2019
Pain is a personal and unique experience. Its important to know, your pain is real, and you dont have to live with pain!