Grab a cup of tea and sit down for some good reads. It’s the Wholesome Weekend Roundup featuring my top health and wellness links from around the web this week.
12 Natural Strategies to Prevent Breast Cancer – I know a lot of women who could benefit from reading this article. Including myself…even though I know from genetic testing that I don’t carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations.
Why Social Isolation Leads to Inflammation – Make some friends and hang out with them regularly. I’ve struggled to find my ‘tribe’ in the past. It’s not easy to do if you’re introverted, but I promise it’s worth it.
Conditions Shown to Benefit from a Ketogenic Diet – I love that the keto diet is gaining popularity. Maybe more restaurants will start offering grain-free meal options because of it since those are still so hard to find.
Stress May Counteract Effects of a Healthy Diet – Stress can have negative effects on your metabolism. That’s why it’s so important to find an activity that will de-stress you.
Endurance Training Changes Your Genes’ Activity – It’s so fascinating to me how certain activities can alter gene expression. I’m not a huge fan of endurance training. I’d much rather do burst training exercises, which also have a positive effect on gene expression.
Having a Happy Spouse Could be Good For Your Health – Marry me? Seriously though, I see how this could have a positive impact on ones’ health. As long as both partners are happy and supportive of each other. There are way too many couples who settle and aren’t really happy together. Sad to think that could have been me, but good thing I came to my senses.
9 Ways to Get More Energy That Have Nothing to do with Sleep – Good advice all around. Especially the advice to reduce caffeine consumption. Too many people are overly dependent on it for a quick fix. And there are far better ways to energize.
The Skinny on Fat: A Conversation with Dr. David Ludwig – Separate fat from fiction with two of my favorite nutrition gurus.
Thyroid Autoimmunity and Quality of Life – Avoiding thyroid autoimmune conditions is easy really. All you have to do is put in the effort. In fact, this article suggests that it’s as easy as following a paleo-type diet and making sure that your diet includes plenty of CoQ-10, magnesium and selenium. Sadly, most people aren’t willing to do this on their own. Perhaps that’s where a health coach or functional medicine specialist can come into play.
The Power of B12: How to Tell if You Need More – Chances are you need more because you’re not absorbing B12 properly or you’re not getting enough of it in your diet to begin with.
10 Companies that Control Almost Everything We Eat & Drink – This is nothing new, but if you’ve never seen it before it’s definitely worth checking out. You’ll cringe when you realize who owns your favorite “natural” brands.
Anxiety and Panic Attacks Becoming More Prevalent – What’s to blame for this? Stress and our modern lifestyle, most likely. I’m so glad I decided to take some time off from teaching. It’s made a huge difference in the prevalence of my anxiety and panic attacks. In fact, they’re non-existent.
Happy October, healthy friends! Have a great week.