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Self-Cultivation: Knowing and Embodying Health

As we cultivate our healthy embodiment we create the opportunity for self-knowing, respectful relationships and natural healing.

Insufficient Sleep, Diet and Obesity

By A.V. Nedeltcheva, J.M. Kilkus, J. Imperial, D.A. Schoeller, and P. D . Penev.
From Annals of Internal Medicine

What is the problem and what is known about it so far?
Obesity is a substantial risk factor for serious illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Patients are usually advised to reduce their weight by restricting caloric intake (dieting) and increasing the amount of daily exercise. Some experts also believe that lack of sufficient sleep may contribute to obesity.

Sleep Duration, Restfulness and Screens in the Sleep Environment

By Jennifer Falbe, ScD, MPH, Kirsten K. Davison, PhDb, et al.
From Pediatrics (Volume 135, Number 2, February 2015)

Associations of inadequate sleep with numerous health outcomes abstract among youth necessitate identifying its modifi able determinants. Television (TV) has been associated with sleep curtailment, but little is known about small screens (eg, smartphones), which can be used in bed and emit notifi cations. Therefore, we examined associations of different screens in sleep environments with sleep duration and perceived insuffi cient rest or sleep.

When Quitting Smoking Spontaneity Often Works

By By Jeff Minerd, MedPage Today Staff Writer

The spur-of-the-moment approach to quitting smoking may be more successful than advanced planning, at least for some nicotine addicts, a study here has suggested.

In fact, unplanned quit attempts were more than twice as likely as planned attempts to last six months or more, reported psychologist Robert West, Ph.D., of University College London, in a study published online by BM], formerly the British Medical Journal.

Exercise, Atherosclerosis, Men and Statins

The well known benefits of exercise in retarding the progression of atherosclerosis failed to manifest in a six year study reported on in the June 15 2004 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The DNASCO study, a six year randomized, controlled clinical trial, examined the effects of low to moderate intensity aerobic exercise on inflammation and atherosclerosis in 140 middle aged men.

Lost Sleep Equals Gained Weight

From Reuters

Losing sleep can increase hormones linked with eating behavior.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People who put on a few extra pounds may be able to blame a lack of sleep for the added weight, according to two separate studies published Monday. Losing sleep can raise levels of hormones linked with appetite and eating behavior, the researchers said. In one study, people who slept only four hours a night for two nights had an 18 percent reduction in leptin, a hormone that tells the brain there is no need for more food, and a 28 percent increase in ghrelin, which triggers hunger.

Fungus Causes Most Chronic Sinusitis

From Medical Correspondent Dr. Steve Salvatore (CNN)
September 9, 1999

Fungus may be the cause of almost all cases of the most frequently reported chronic disease in the United States, sinusitis, instead of only a few as previously thought.

And that may be the reason millions of sinus sufferers do not find relief from antibiotics and nasal sprays, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.

Yoga May Help Keep Weight Off At Mid Life

From Associated Press

The slow stretches and meditations of yoga don't burn calories like a run on the treadmill. But a new study suggests it might help people keep weight off in middle age.

Researchers found that overweight people in their 50s who regularly practiced yoga lost about five pounds over 10 years, while a group in the same age range gained about 13 1/2 pounds over the same period.

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