On this New 12 months check-in, Heather and I chat about our objectives for this yr, upcoming tasks, and ideas for getting extra finished with much less stress this yr!
- Stress-reducing ideas: Be taught the highest issues we’re each doing to scale back our stress and be extra productive together with self-care, group ideas, and extra.
- Sauna vs. Crimson Gentle: We reply the much-asked query: what’s the distinction between pink mild remedy with infrared waves and infrared saunas?
- Finland: This leads right into a dialogue about Katie’s upcoming journey to northern Finland (Lapland) with Tero and the Four Sigmatic crew to study how medicinal mushrooms are sourced and concerning the indigenous Sami tribe (inspiration for the e book Santa Offered Shrooms). Comply with Katie on Instagram if you wish to sustain with the journey subsequent week!
- CBD: We additionally delve into the brand new analysis on CBD and the way we’re each utilizing it for various issues. See this podcast for the full scoop.
- Sensory swings for vestibular operate: How hanging sensory swings from my youngsters ceilings has been a time and stress saver this winter
- Decreasing Plastic Use: We additionally go deep with regards to plastic use and encourage everybody listening to scale back their use of plastics (particularly single-use plastics) each for the sake of well being and of the atmosphere. With floating islands of plastic within the ocean which might be the scale of Texas, and plastic chemical substances discovered a number of kilometers deep within the ice of the Arctic, that is now a worldwide downside and we are able to all pitch in to scale back our dependency. Check out this post on reducing plastic use for some ideas.
Well being Developments for 2019:
We delve into some well being developments we anticipate persevering with to develop in reputation in 2019. Particularly:
All issues elderberry appear to be on the rise, and with good cause. Whereas each of us have been using homemade elderberry syrup for years, we’re beginning to see all varieties of treatments and even skincare that entails elderberries. Need to get inventive? Attempt these elderberry marshmallows or elderberry tea.
One other well being pattern that appears to be exploding proper now! Watch out, as a result of there are various sorts on the market and a few aren’t as efficient as others. I personally prefer this one as a result of it’s water soluble and colloidal so it’s extremely efficient and doesn’t use solvents to extract.
After years of accelerating expertise use, we’re seeing a pattern towards intentional break day from expertise and looking for out quiet and focus. Personally, we love taking digital days off for a psychological reset.
With Hawaii main the cost, many states and international locations are transferring to scale back or ban chemical sunscreens that can harm ocean life:
In a world first, final Could Hawaii handed laws that can ban the sale and distribution of any non-prescription sunscreen containing these chemical substances (present in 78% of the most well-liked manufacturers) from 2021. The Caribbean island of Bonaire adopted in the identical month. Essentially the most complete ban to date is within the small Pacific island nation of Palau, which is to ban the shopping for, promoting, importing or manufacturing of sunscreen and skincare merchandise that comprise these chemical substances and eight further ones, from 2020.
Integration of Typical and Different Medication
We’re excited to see an growing quantity of integration between typical and various medication and medical doctors from every class being prepared to work collectively. Particularly, we’re even seeing analysis about ideas from conventional Chinese medicine being used in conventional cancer treatment:
Yung-Chi Cheng, a pharmacology professor at Yale College of Medication, labored on research to assist scale back uncomfortable side effects of chemo for most cancers sufferers. He realized that those that completed therapy lives longest, so he figured that if they might improve the variety of sufferers who didn’t discontinue therapy due to uncomfortable side effects like nausea and digestive issues, extra individuals would survive. He used conventional herbs utilized in Chinese language medication to assist these sufferers and whereas extra did end therapy, he seen one other facet impact: their cancers shrunk quicker than those that didn’t.
This has led to a possible most cancers therapy primarily based on Chinese language medication referred to as PHY906 that reveals promising outcomes.
Due to some new breakthroughs we’re studying far more concerning the superb placenta. Researchers suppose this new information will give them an early window and attainable method to assist at-risk pregnancies and create new checks to assist detect and treatment issues early.
As well as, at a latest assembly in Bethesda, Md., of the Human Placenta Challenge, a number of groups of researchers confirmed off refined new strategies that allow the placenta to be studied in actual time. That work may assist medical doctors diagnose harmful issues in being pregnant — together with pre-eclampsia (a type of hypertension), preterm delivery and fetal development restriction — early sufficient to intervene. It may also assist to disclose why boys are far more weak than ladies to issues of mind growth, together with schizophrenia, A.D.H.D., autism, dyslexia and Tourette syndrome.
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