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10/29/2018 It is well known stress is harmful to your health. A recent study followed 2,231 middle aged people with no signs of dementia for 8 years.  Results showed that those with high levels of cortisol had lower scores on tests of memory and thinking skills than when they started the study. Furthermore, their brain volume (as measured by MRI) had shrunk slightly. In conclusion, study showed why its important to manage your stress before things start to get even worse (such as dementia).

10/23/2018 A recent study reported that all 8 study participants, one each from Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Italy, the United Kingdom, Russia and Japan, had microplastics in their gut. And, these microplastics ranged in size from 50 to 500 microns. Furthermore, these microplastics likely made their way to the gut from food packaged in plastic or plastic entering the food chain after being eaten by sea life. However, the impact of these microplastics on the human body is currently not known.

10/18/2018 Weight Loss Success Linked to Self Control - Increasing self control, using cognitive behavioral therapy, leads to success in losing weight.

10/16/2018 Some ways to prevent back problems include a) getting up and walking around every 15-20 minutes, if you doing things that require you to sit for long periods; b) maintaining good posture even when sitting; c) holding up your mobile phone instead of bending your neck to look down. Click here to find other ways to prevent back problems.

10/9/2018 Both too much and too little sleep are bad for your brain - Reasoning and verbal abilities adversely affected by sleeping less or more than the recommended 7-8 hours of nightly sleep.

Workout News

10/9/2018 Both free weights and machine weight are effective at building muscles, It's a matter of personal preference which one you use. However, only use machines that adjust to your body dimensions and allow your joints to move through their natural motion paths,

10/6/2018 Stay motivated with your workout by setting goals, making it fun, making it part of your daily activity, write it down, involve your friends, reward yourself, and be flexible.

10/1/2018 Evolution made our brain seek sedentary behavior - Consequently, to get our recommended dose of weekly workout to stay healthy, do more fun workouts or change your daily rhythm by adding things that need physical activity.

Medical News

10/22/2018 First of all, Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, or gut, causing inflammation. Moreover, the inflammation can occur in any part of the gut from the mouth to the anus. Also, some of the symptoms include constant diarrhea, bleeding, pain and cramps in the abdomen, and constipation. Studies show that cannabis oil, comprising 4 percent tetrahydrocannabinol and 15 percent cannabidiol. resulted in significant reduction in Crohn's disease symptoms. However, the gut inflammation did not show signs of improvement.

3/17/2017 The two main compounds of marijuana or cannabis THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Medical uses of THC include a) increasing appetite for AIDS and cancer patients, those with wasting diseases; b) pain reduction; c) inflammation reduction; d) improving problems with muscle control. Medical uses of CBD include a) Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Parkinson’s disease; b) pain reduction in cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis; c) anti-tumor effects; d) anti-psychotic effects for schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and post-traumatic stress disorder; e) anti-anxiety effects. Two FDA approved drugs include a) Dronabinol (Marinol) ; and Nabilone (Cesamet). Both increase appetite, decrease nausea, and manage pain.

10/14/2016 Medical marijuana is made from the Cannabis sativa plant. It's use depends on the state. In general, it is used for treatment of conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); Anorexia due to HIV/AIDS; Chronic pain; Crohn's disease; Epilepsy or seizures; Multiple sclerosis or severe muscle spasms; Nausea, vomiting or severe wasting associated with cancer treatment; Terminal illness; Tourette syndrome. More study is needed to determine if medical marijuana is safe.

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