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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 211

Research of the Week Afternoon exercise might be the most effective. The oldest known horse riders identified to date. Parasitic infections are still common in the US. The older you are, the more steps you need (and benefit from). Ancient

7 Mood Boosting Foods

There are two nutrition-based approaches a person can take when trying to improve their mood naturally—without drugs or pharmaceuticals. One way is to use supplements and individual nutrients to adjust the specific neurotransmitters that

8 Reasons You Need to Be Eating Avocado

Avocado is one of those foods that almost every dietary ideology agrees is good for you. Vegans, vegetarians, paleos, Mediterranean diet espousers, and keto diet fans all promote avocados as a “good fat.” Even the USDA dietary committee

What Is Yoga Nidra

What mental image does the word “yoga” conjure for you? Probably a spandex-clad individual in downward dog or balancing on one leg in tree pose. Or maybe they’re in a complicated full-body knot that requires five times more flexibility than

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 209

Research of the Week More good news about Covid immunity. The case studies about using ketogenic diets for binge eating are impressive. Fructose may bear some responsibility for Alzheimer’s. Getting a Michelin star might make a restaurant

All About the New Obesity Drugs

The United States and much of the industrialized world has an obesity problem. The environment is obesogenic. The food is delicious and engineered by PhDs to target and titillate our brain reward systems. The portions are enormous. Half of

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 208

Research of the Week Humans got a lot of their circadian genes from Neanderthals. Caffeine is anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective. Scientists urge regulation of eugenic technologies. Low-carb, high-fat works, but only if you stay on it.

9 Wrist Mobility and Strengthening Exercises

The importance of wrist mobility and strength are almost impossible to overstate. Without a strong, mobile wrist that can fluidly operate across multiple planes, our ability to grab and manipulate things with our hands would be nearly