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September 18, 2018

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Early Death

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Summary: Researchers report following an anti-inflammatory diet can help lower the risks of dying from cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Source: Wiley.


September 17, 2018

5 Easy And Delicious Mediterranean Chicken Dinner Recipes

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Greek style chicken dishes… from my favorite blogger!

September 15, 2018

Cold Water Swimming May Ease Depression

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cold water immersion… very interesting…


September 14, 2018

Dietary Fiber Reduces Brain Inflammation During Aging

File under: every little bit helps…

Summary: Researchers report a high fiber diet can help to reduce both intestinal and brain inflammation during aging.

Source: University of Illinois.

August 30, 2018

Bodily Sensations Give Rise to Conscious Feelings

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Summary: A new study reports conscious feelings stem from bodily feedback. Researchers have mapped the organization of conscious feelings, reporting they cluster into five categories: positive emotions, negative emotions, cognitive function, somatic state and illness.

Source: University of Turku.


And people always thing that I am kidding when I say that doing tai chi is all about generating happy chemicals…

August 29, 2018

Marijuana Found in Breast Milk up to Six Days after Use

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Summary: A new study reveals marijuana may be present in breast milk six days after exposure. Researchers report 63% of samples taken from mothers who used cannabis contained traces of THC up to six days after using the drug.

Source: UCSD.

August 28, 2018

How Sleep May Contribute to Adverse Weight Gain

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Summary: Researchers report just one night of sleep loss can have a tissue specific impact on metabolism and the regulation of gene expression. The study could explain why those who suffer chronic sleep loss or work shifts are at greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Source: Uppsala University.

August 27, 2018

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia

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by Damian McNamara

March 22, 2018


Compared with aerobic exercise, the traditional martial art of tai chi is as good as, or better than, aerobic exercise, for improving the overall severity of fibromyalgia symptoms, new research shows.

Results of a 52-week single-blind trial showed that in addition to fibromyalgia symptom relief, tai chi was associated greater improvements in depression, anxiety, self-efficacy, and the mental component of the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) quality-of-life measure.

“Compared with aerobic exercise, the most commonly prescribed non-drug treatment, tai chi appears as effective as or better for managing fibromyalgia,” the investigators, led by Chenchen Wang, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, write. “This mind-body approach may be considered a therapeutic option in the multidisciplinary management of fibromyalgia.”

The study was published online March 21 in the BMJ.

Complex Disorder

A complex disorder, fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and prominent physical and

psychological impairment, the investigators note. Estimates suggest it affects 2% to 4% of the general population aged 18 to 65 years.

Aerobic exercise is recommended as a standard treatment for fibromyalgia, but many patients find it difficult to exercise because of fluctuations in symptoms. Some trials have suggested that tai chi alleviates pain and improves physical and mental health in patients with fibromyalgia but concluded that larger and more rigorous trials are needed to confirm the results.

In addition, the duration and frequency of tai chi required to achieve optimal benefit are unknown, as is its efficacy compared with that of aerobic exercise in this patient population.

To find out more, the investigators conducted a prospective, randomized, 52-week, single-blind, comparative effectiveness trial.

The study included 226 people with fibromyalgia who were randomly assigned to receive supervised aerobic exercise for 24 weeks, twice weekly (n = 75), or one of four Yang-style supervised tai chi interventions, 12 or 24 weeks once or twice weekly (n = 151). ¬†Participants were followed for 52 weeks. Investigators report adherence was “rigorously” encouraged in person and by telephone.

The study’s primary outcome was change in the revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) scores at 24 weeks compared with baseline. Secondary outcomes included changes of scores in patients’ global assessment, anxiety, depression, self-efficacy, coping strategies, physical functional performance, functional limitation, sleep, and health-related quality of life as measured by the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36).

The mean age of participants was 52 years, 92% were women, the racial/ethnic composition was diverse (61% white), and mean body mass index was 30 kg/m2. The average duration of body pain was 9 years.

August 26, 2018

Careful what you eat.

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 10:14 am

Link Between Gut Bacteria and Eating For Pleasure Discovered

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

August 24, 2018

Breastfeeding: Not just a one-way street, cupcake.

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 1:41 pm

Breastfeeding May Help Protect Mothers Against Stroke

August 23, 2018

How the Body Clock Controls Inflammation

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