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February 2, 2019

More on Naps (the benefits and how long to nap)



October 6, 2018

Nap! (more reasons from the research)


Not new on this Blog. Here are several Posts going back 7 years.

August 25, 2018

Naps are not just for the old…

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 1:42 pm

Naps Plus Sleep Enhances Emotional Memory in Early Childhood

May 15, 2018

Nap more?

I think that is what this is really saying….

April 24, 2018

Napping: At Any Age A Good Idea


May 6, 2017

Naps: Part of the BlueZone (Longevity) Lifestyle

Here is a good review: http://www.healthspiritbody.com/nap-benefits/?news6xz


July 24, 2012

One Quadrillion Synaptic Connections

Filed under: Workplace Wellness — doctordilday @ 6:14 pm

This is from Bruce Lipton’s Biology of Belief…

“There are 100 billion neurons in the adult brain. Each neuron can have up to 10 thousand dedrites. This means that it is possible to have up to one quadrillion (1 followed by 15 zeros) synaptic connections in one brain.”

And on the subject of teaching methods…

“… students remember as much as 90% of information they teach others and 75% of what they practice by doing. Yet students remember on 10% of what they read and only 55 of what they hear in a lecture.

By using the first and last segments of class to present the most important information, teachers can make use of the primacy-recency effect, the tendency to remember what comes in first, best, what comes in last, second, and [then] what comes in the middle…”

June 29, 2011

Health & Wellness – The Nap

Filed under: General Health & Wellness, Wellness care — Tags: , , , , — doctordilday @ 5:48 pm

Napping to reduce heart attach risk

I received this as a forwarded email; it’s nice to know. I hope you can take advantage of it:-) It is worth noting that coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country (over a third of the deaths). Something to think about when you make dietary, supplement, exercise, and other choices. Let me know if we can help.


TODAY, I take a nap.

A recent study found that occasional napping reduced a person’s risk for coronary heart disease by 12% and regular napping cut the risk by as much as 37%. It’s not always possible–do your best. If you can get just a few moments, listen to a hypnosis CD. It will take you to a deep level of relaxation very quickly so you can get more rest in a short amount of time.

June 12, 2019

“Fasting” the movie (well documentary); Jason Fung, M.D.

It came out in 2017, but I only found out the other day.  A great movie, staring (among others) Jason Fung, M.D. this movie is comprehensive, so it has a lot of stuff that will not apply to most people. But it is a very good documentary. Easy to find on Netflix – I do not know about the rest of it.

Also, it is a little scary, by design. The sicker you are, the more risky anything you do is, in terms of reaction – you have to be careful who you listen to.

It is interesting that it did not take them long in the movie to refer to T. Colin Campbell (the plant-based diet guy) – though they never did mention his China Study.

Now I am reading Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD., another very good book. In it he didn’t get too far along before he was referencing the Greek island of Ikaria – with regard to napping (important!). He never did mention Blue Zones though, by name. It is one of the five blue zones.

February 27, 2018

Benzodiazepine Harms Overlooked, Especially in Older Adults (Medscape Article)


Nora MacReady, February 22, 2018

“As attention remains focused on opioid abuse, another drug epidemic rages outside the spotlight: inappropriate prescription of benzodiazepines.

In an editorial published in the February 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Anna Lembke, MD, Jennifer Papac, MD, and Keith Humphreys, PhD, from Stanford University School of Medicine in California, point out that from 1996 to 2013, the number of adults who filled a benzodiazepine prescription rose from 8.1 million to 13.5 million, an increase of 67%. During roughly the same time (1999-2015), deaths from benzodiazepine overdose increased from 1135 to 8791.

‘Despite this trend, the adverse effects of benzodiazepine overuse, misuse, and addiction continue to go largely unnoticed,’ they write.

Concurrent opioid use figured in three quarters of the overdoses, ‘which may explain why, in the context of a widely recognized opioid problem, the harms associated with benzodiazepines have been overlooked,’ the editorialists state. They cite data showing that coprescription rates nearly doubled between 2001 and 2013, going from 9% to 17%.”

Here is the link…

May 12, 2017

All NSAIDs Linked to Increased MI Risk: Medscape Article

Published in Medline, by Pauline Anderson, May 10, 2017

Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including naproxen, considered by some as one of the safest drugs in this class, is associated with a significantly increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), results of a new patient-level meta-analysis show.

The analysis showed the heightened MI risk occurred as early as the first week of use and the risk was greater with higher doses.

“This new research on NSAIDs reinforces what physicians know already, that patients should use the smallest possible dose for the shortest possible time,” Michèle Bally, PhD, an epidemiologist in the Department of Pharmacy and Research Center, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada, told Medscape Medical News.

Even though the research suggests the increased MI risk lessened over time, “the findings were not conclusive enough about longer duration,” said Dr Bally.

But for most patients, the risk is very small, she noted. “If you average people with different baseline heart risks, the risk specifically due to an NSAID is only about 1% per year, so out of 100 people treated continuously for a year, there will be one extra heart attack.”

The research was published online May 3 in BMJ.

Although previous studies have linked both traditional and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective NSAIDs to increased MI risk, the timing of the risk, the effect of dose and treatment duration, and the comparative risks between different drugs are poorly understood, the researchers note.

The recently reported Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety Vs Ibuprofen Or Naproxen (PRECISION) study found that at moderate doses, celecoxib was noninferior to ibuprofen or naproxen with regard to cardiovascular safety.

July 8, 2014

This is why Yoga is so good for business…

How to guarantee that you will get back pain

How to guarantee that you will get back pain

Yoga poses recommended to prevent back pain.

Another case in point…

It is so easy for people to think that other people can do what they do, especially if it is easy for them.

These recommended exercises are not beginner level exercises. Some will be way too much for the average person, even if that average person doesn’t currently have back pain.

It is true that a normal healthy adult should be able to do these things without trouble. But in my experience very few people can actually go through a series of tests of normal function and pass them all. These tests are a great starting point for a person wanting to get fit. Whether quantitative or qualitative, these tests will reveal the weakness that can then be the target of a thoughtful workout program.

With that approach, the exercise program will balance out these functional weaknesses and round out a person’s fitness. In this way prevention really is possible, and with safety guiding the process, the usual set backs can be avoided.

Another often unappreciated benefit of this approach is that progress will be very quick and measurable. This gives a person the positive feedback they need to feel good about their choices and motivates people to stick with it… so they can continue to experience these successes.

You can leverage the entire process even more by targeting basic human movement patterns for assessment and correction/training, because then you increase your functional capacity at work and at play. Again, increasing the odds that you will not experience injuries and accidents and you can continue on the training path of health and fitness.

I know that all this might sound complicated, and you haven’t been offered this approach at the gym or from the media. It isn’t that complicated at all. The tests are all published and are being used by sports teams and coaches, trainers and therapists, across the country and through out the world. You haven’t heard about it because it isn’t a sound-bite sell. It doesn’t come across as sexy as the article above.

Think about what you really want from your exercises and what the exercises you are doing really provide. If you are happy with the results you are getting and the progress you are making, wonderful. If you would like help, give us a call at (425) 348-5207.

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