Health Alert: Wildfire Smoke Can Trigger Eczema.
According to a study that analyzed data from a dermatology clinic in San Francisco, visits for atopic dermatitis (eczema) and general itching increased following a major wildfire 175 miles away. Study co-author Dr. Raj Fadadu writes, “Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it’s in constant interaction with the external environment. So, it makes sense that changes in the external environment, such as increases or decreases in air pollution, could affect our skin health.”
JAMA Dermatology, April 2021
Diet: Eating Mushrooms May Help Lower Risk of Cancer.
Based on a review of data from 17 cancer studies, researchers estimate that consuming 18 grams of mushroom per day can reduce one’s risk for cancer by up to 45%.
Advances in Nutrition, April 2021
Exercise: Try Burpees.
A burpee is a calisthenics exercise that involves performing a push up followed by a jump squat that serves as an excellent way to build strength and endurance in both the upper and lower body. When performing multiple reps and sets, it can also serve as a cardiovascular exercise.
Healthline, April 2021
Chiropractic: Manual Therapies Helps with Stability.
Individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain often experience balance impairments and an increased risk for falls. A systematic review found that manual therapies (such as those provided by doctors of chiropractic) can improve static and dynamic stability in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, February 2021
Mental Attitude: Anxiety Worsens Post-Heart Attack Prognosis.
Pooling data from 16 published studies, researchers report that post-heart attack anxiety can increase the risk for short-term complications by 23% and major adverse cardiac events by 54%.
Clinical Cardiology, May 2021
Wellness/Prevention: Low Vitamin D and Asthma.
Among a group of 132 asthma patients with insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels, researchers found that improving vitamin D status via supplementation also led to improvements in asthma symptoms and lung function.
Tanaffos, December 2020