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.
Studies Find Promising Cancer-Fighting Potential Within Avocados – What can’t this delicious superfood do? This makes me want to eat guacamole all the time. Oh wait, I’ve already been doing that a lot lately. Seriously. The 6-packs of avocados from Costco have been really good lately.
Anti-Obesity Report Calls for High-Fat Recommendations – They finally realized this whole low-fat thing wasn’t helping anyone in the long run.
New Alzheimer’s Disease Drug May Help People at Risk – Hopefully one day they find a solution and/or a cure.
How Many Calories We Burn When We Sit, Stand or Walk – I’ve wanted a standing desk for a while. I just feel more energized when I stand vs. sitting while working. I’ve even thought about putting standing desks in my classroom for students who have sensory or attention disorders. I’ve seen studies that say standing to work is much more effective for some. This is most likely the case with me since I have a short attention span (but not diagnosed ADD or anything).
Run for a Better Memory – This is a great study (done on mice, not humans). I decided recently that I actually love running. And now that I think about it, my memory has improved and I seem to have less brain fog. But that could be a non-scale victory of Whole30 as well.
The Importance of Daily Flossing – I can’t fall asleep if my teeth aren’t flossed. It’s like my brain knows how important it is.
If You’re Pregnant, You’ll Want to Avoid These Foods Big Time – FYI, I am not pregnant. I just thought the science behind this was interesting. Do you know what foods to avoid and why? Read this if you care.
Are Cell Phones and EMFs Really Damaging Your Health? – I posted the original article that addressed this last week. And then Mark Sission (thank you!!) went into more detail about it and wrote it out in less sciencey terms that regular humans can understand.
10 Foods That Fight Anxiety – Eat yourself calm. If only it were that simple. But yes, blood sugar regulation has a lot of influence on anxiety and other mood disorders.
American Medical Association Warns of Health and Safety Problems from ‘White’ LED Street Lights – It would really bother me if I lived in a place with LED street lights right outside my window. I wouldn’t be able to sleep. And neither would you because these things can alter your circadian rhythm.
I’m posting 10 articles instead of 12 this week because someone (not me) forgot to pay our internet bill. I’ve been blogging from the BSU library since Wednesday, which has been a total pain. But it is what it is. I don’t know when Century Link plans to turn our service back on, but as of now, it’s still not working.