Welcome to the latest edition of our health newsletter 'For the Health of It'. We hope you're staying healthy and well. This week, we'll be discussing the latest research and findings in the field of health and wellness, providing practical advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and highlighting important health topics that affect us all.
Whether you're looking to boost your energy, improve your overall health, or simply stay informed, we've got you covered.
So let's get started!
This Week's Movie Pick
Of course, watching a movie is no substitute for professional therapy. But what if, like a cooking show can provide a safer way to chop an onion, a documentary like Stutz can provide a tip or two to snap out of that negative dialog that runs in so many of our heads so much of the day? One of the best outcomes of this crisis is that mental health become a hygiene factor just like not slicing your thumb while making dinner. It would follow that 'bandaids,' safer tools, and techniques to avoid injury should be developed and spread far and wide to reduce mental health injuries just like they have for cooking.
Today in Genetics
Scientists have looked for ways to slow down, stop, or reverse the aging process. While research and medical advances have helped increase life expectancy, aging continues. Researchers from Harvard Medical School believe that epigenetic changes — and not just changes to the DNA — affect aging.
This Week's Health Hack
Incorporate more fermented foods in your diet!
Fermented foods like pickles, yogurt, sauerkraut, and kombucha are a great addition to your diet as they contain beneficial probiotics that can improve gut health and boost the immune system. Incorporating fermented foods into your meals can also aid in digestion, reduce inflammation, and improve overall well-being. Try adding yogurt or sauerkraut to your meals, or make your own fermented foods at home for an easy and delicious way to improve your health.
Now in the News
Here’s some of our favorite moments in the news cycle this week.
Most of us reach for a mug when our battery is low, and often, it’s filled with a caffeinated drink like coffee or black tea. Since the start of the pandemic, 59% of Americans have increased their caffeine consumption, according to a recent survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults, commissioned by MUD/WTR, a company that makes coffee alternatives. Read on for ways to boost your energy without caffeine!
How do visual food cues can control your eating habits without you even knowing it? Scientists at Osaka Metropolitan University have found that visual food cues can affect your eating behavior even when you are not aware of them, making controlling your food intake more difficult than previously thought.
Modern life is filled with screens, from smartphones to laptops. The reality of how we work and communicate has a medical side effect: computer eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. This affects how you see and how you feel, and it may even affect your mental health.
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