THE LATEST NEWS IN FIVE CATEGORIES: NUTRITION, HEALTH, FITNESS, NATURE, MIND/BODY/SPIRIT
Which food has proven again and again to be anti-cancer? Which simple activity turns out to be the single best anti-aging technique yet? Is foam rolling really that effective for recovery from workouts? Find out this and more, in the Five for Friday.
Turmeric is shown, once again, to be anti-cancer. In this case, it was found work against mesothelioma. If you want to learn more about Turmeric, you can read my blog on it here.
Scientists now think that standing might be the best anti-aging technique yet. It appears that sitting damages and shortens the protective cap on the ends of our DNA, and that standing lengthens them. The quality and length of these caps (called Telomeres) is directly related to aging, so the evidence in favor of standing for health and anti-aging is fairly clear. My advice: if you have a sedentary job create a standing workstation, or at least create a workstation with the option to stand.
Do foam rollers aid workouts? Apparently so. In several studies they have been shown to reduce soreness, and increase flexibility and range of motion.
Solar cells are becoming easier and cheaper to make. Now, scientists have leapt one of the last big hurdles to creating a less expensive, lightweight, organic solar cell.
I reported a few weeks ago that memories and stress can be passed to future generations. Now we have an idea of how that happens: Sperm and eggs transmit memory of gene repression to embryos.
May All Beings Be Happy and Well,
Craig Swogger, L.Ac.
Offering Acupuncture in Santa Monica and Los Angeles