High school football is part of growing up for a lot us. Playing helps us learn about teamwork, and grace under pressure. At one north Georgia school, wins are rare. But, as the FOX Medical Team’s Beth Galvin explains everyone is welcome.
“If you know the guests you’re inviting into your home have allergies or asthma, adjust your cleaning program to help minimize irritants. Use products that reduce allergens on hard surfaces, but don’t contain harsh or potentially irritating chemicals. A vacuum with a HEPA filter can also reduce the chance of distributing dust into the air. And don’t forget to change your furnace filters as well. Use a high efficiency filter that can last up to 90 days.” (p. 5)
Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America newsletter, Fall/Holiday 2013, p. 5
Are you looking for a way to stay healthy this cold and flu season? One Baltimore man says mining Facebook and Twitter could be the answer.
“If you understand the linkages between your past experiences and current emotions, your stress will begin to lift,” Peterson said. He pointed to the work of James Pennebaker, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who had found that students who wrote about the worst thing that had ever happened to them felt sadder initially, but six months down the road were visiting doctors less frequently. Dozens of subsequent studies by Pennebaker and others showed similar benefits to physical and psychological well-being. Asking people to document difficult emotional experiences was shown to improve immune function, lower heart rate, and ease blood pressure. (p. 140)
Kamenetz, A. (2013). Power of the Pen. Oprah Magazine, 14 (12), 140-143.
Ruby Wax – comedian, writer and mental health campaigner, visited the RSA to explain how and why our busy, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and depression, and to provide ways of taming our out-of-control minds. Ruby was joined by Alastair Campbell – writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy.
The event is chaired by Alastair Campbell.
“Walking for a better memory: Reducing the circulation of blood flow and oxygen to the brain is a major cause of memory difficulties. Any activity that improves your cardiovascular and pulmonary systems as walking does is going to help your thinking and memory alike. Any activity that promotes creative thought, problem solving and any other mental activity will also help maintain an active memory. Memory is greatly dependent on mental relationships and is stimulated by other thoughts; we are reminded of things by similar or related concepts or objects. Keep exercising your mind as well as your body and the dividends can be enormous. Walking will allow you to do this more easily by thoroughly oxygenating your brain, and you will worry less about stressful circumstances.” (p. 102)
Carlson, B. and Seiden, O.J. 1998. Health Walk. Golden, C.O.: Fulcrum, Inc.
Cindy Becker, co-host of the TV show Your Health with Dr. Richard and Cindy Becker, shows how to make Baked Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze. She is joined by special guest, Elisha Nanney of Whole Foods Market.
How does broccoli help prevent cancer?
- It belongs to the cabbage family of anticancer vegetables.
- It is rich in carotene, a nutrient that is believed to help prevent cancer.
- A cup of fresh cooked broccoli tops the scales with 2-1/2 times the recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C.
- Broccoli is one of the best vegetable sources of calcium -another nutrient that looks like it has cancer-preventing properties.
- It contains almost no fat -the best news for those concerned about cancers of the breast, colon, prostate, and other organs. (p. 83)
Hausman, P. and Hurley, J. 1989. The Healing Foods. Emmaus, P.A.: Rodale Press.
Kristin Kons whips up some delicious, healthy snacks.