INFRARED/LASER LIGHT THERAPY DEVICE
Infrared Healer uses low light laser therapy (LLLT) to reduce and eliminate pain and other symptoms. The technology emits an infrared laser light that elicits physiological responses in the body, which then leads to restoration of normal cell structure and function. More specifically, LLLT has been proven to:
- accelerate tissue healing
- increase circulation
- reduce pain
- decrease inflammation
PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTHY FOOD
An innovative program was implemented by a Michigan pediatric clinic and a local farmer’s market in August 2018. To promote healthy eating, pediatric patients were given $15 prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables to be redeemed at the market. The program took place in the city of Flint, where more than 50% of the kids live in poverty and therefore, do not have the financial means to be able to afford nutrient-dense foods. The study addresses the need for affordable, healthy foods, as well as nutrition education for families.
SUCCESS STORY OF IMPLEMENTING A FITNESS PROGRAM
An elementary teacher in Scotland created a simple plan to get her students to be more active. The idea was to have students walk or run for 15 minutes per day for a month. The program was so well-received and effective that it even got an endorsement from the British Prime Minister Theresa May. Not only that, many schools and even workplaces across Europe and North America are now considering to adopt this program called the Daily Mile.
BENEFITS OF PLANT-BASED DIETS
There has been an increase in the number of people identifying themselves as a vegan. There are many possibilities that may account for this trend – perhaps because of social media, celebrity endorsements, environmental reasons, or simply wanting to live a more healthy, organic lifestyle. Whatever the reasons, there are many research studies backing up the benefits of living a vegetarian or vegan diet.
IMPROVED METABOLISM WITH INTERMITTENT FASTING
In this health-conscious world, fasting is a common practice that is quick and easy for the average person to participate in. A recent study highlights how fasting and our body’s biological internal clock – the circadian rhythm – play important roles in our metabolism. According to Dr. Courtney Peterson, one of the authors of the study, the human’s body ability to control blood sugar levels is dependent on the time of day we eat. In short, our body works better in the morning than in the afternoon or evening.
BENEFITS OF NUTRITION CLASSES FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
According to a June 2018 study posted by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, people with Type 2 diabetes significantly improved their overall health after a 20-week dietary intervention. Participants learned dietary management in a classroom setting along with other patients with diabetes while waiting in the office waiting rooms.
Fitness levels may lower dementia risk for women
There is an abundance of research indicating the importance of physical exercise and overall fitness level. If you need more reason to keep fit and exercise, here is another one. According to a recent study published in March 2018 by Swedish researchers, high fitness levels may lower the risk of developing dementia.
The participants in the study were middle-aged women aged 38 to 60. It was found that those with high levels of cardiovascular fitness were almost 90% less likely to develop dementia later in life than those with moderate levels of cardiovascular fitness. Continue Reading…
Fitness may reduce negative effects associated with too much screen time
Do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer or TV screen? Whether for leisure or for work, we spend a considerable amount being inactive while in front of the computer or TV. With increasing numbers of hand-held electronic devices like tablets and smartphones at the touch of our fingertips, it makes it even more difficult for us to pull away from the screen.
Unsurprisingly, many researchers have found a strong correlation between too much screen time and negative health effects. Excess sedentary behaviour has been linked to higher risk of obesity, heart disease, cancer, and mortality.