Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Snuggle A Day Can Keep You Healthy

A study published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine found that thirty-eight couples who discussed a happy moment together, watched five minutes of a romantic film and shared a 20-second hug had lower levels of stress hormones and an increase in oxytocin, a hormone associated with maternal love. These shifts can contribute to cardiac health. So... a snuggle a day can keep the doctor away.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

It Matter Who Pays For Scientific Studies

There is a chemical called BPA that is involved in the manufacturing of plastics. It leaches out of the products and enters the bodies of people who come in contact with it. It appears to have a very negative impact on the body.

Development Biologist Frederick von Saal of the University of Missouri examined 115 studies on BPA. 90% of the university and government studies traced some kind of negative health effect to BPA, while 100% of the corporate sponsored studies reported no problems at all. You could say this was a mere coincidence. I would say this raises the need to consider the source of research in evaluating it validity.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Exercise Can Help Your Perform Better At Work

A study reported at the website had 200 professionals in a computer company, a life insurance agency, and a university keep records on job performance and mood as it related to exercise they did at work. Most spent 30-60 minutes at lunch doing everything from yoga to strength training to basketball.

The results: 6 out of 10 reported their mental skills and ability to meet deadlines improved on days they exercised; their moods were far better; they were less likely to experience the "post lunch dip", and they felt more satisfied when going home at the end of the day. So... a little exercise will result in happier and more productive employees. Is that worth exercising at work?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Organic Farming Beats Conventional Farming

A study published in Bio science reviewed a 22-year study comparing organic and conventional farming on similar plots with similar crops. Over the 22 years of this study, the organic sites generated yields equal to or greater than the conventional crops. During drought years the conventional crops collapsed, while the organic crops' production fluctuated only slightly. The conventional crops had pesticides leaching into the water that exceeded EPA safety limits, while the organic crops used 30% less fossil energy.

So, as a country what are we waiting for? Besides, organic produce even tastes better!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

How Do These Virulent Bacteria In Hospital's Get Us?

There is a bacterium that occurs in hospitals that is resistant to virtually every antibiotic. It turns out that the bacterium has another way besides resistance to defend itself. It uses a sonar-like system to hear other cells approaching, such as white blood cells. When it locates the other cells, it kills them with a blast of a toxin. If the white blood cells can't get to the bacterium, it is free to multiply and wreck its havoc. This defense mechanism may prove to be the microbe's Achilles' heel.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Getting A Good Night's Sleep Without Pills

Here are several things you can do to get a good night's sleep:

1. Spray a little jasmine in the room. Researchers at Wheeling Jesuit University found the jasmine sleepers reported less anxiety upon waking and performed better in a morning test of cognition function.

2. Artificial light from even an alarm clock can interfere with sleep. Turn bright lights towards the wall or cover them with a cloth. Also invest in room darkening shades.

3. Listen to relaxing music for 45 minutes in bed. This increased the quantity and quality of sleep by 35%.

4. Do your brisk walking in the morning. In a study of women 50 to 75 this improved their ability to fall asleep at night by 75%. Evening exercisers had trouble falling asleep.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sunlight Helps Nursing Home Residents Sleep

Julie Gammack, a geriatrician at St. Louis School of Medicine, conducted a small pilot study and found that exposing nursing home residents to morning sunlight helped them sleep better at night. All it took was an hour a day of sunlight to help residents fall asleep and stay asleep.

This research is right in line with what I've discovered and reported over the years about the impact that full spectrum tubes, bulbs and flood lights can have on our daily functioning. As I've mentioned in the Teplitz Email Report #33, the Summit Chapter School in Florida reported dramatic improvements in children who were learning disabled when they were under the full spectrum lighting.

Two other benefits of sunlight exposure: The first is that Vitamin D production increases and the loss of calcium is reduced in nursing home residents. The second is that 800IU of Vitamin D reduced falls in nursing home residents by 71 percent over five months.

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