By now you may realize—because all of the body’s systems are interconnected—that there is usually more than one cause con-tributing to your fatigue. When one of your body’s systems is out of balance (if, for example, your HPA axis is malfunctioning be-cause of chronic stress), then other systems (like your
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In the previous chapter, we looked at the foundational traits that have been shown to be linked with happiness and optimism as well as ways you can cultivate these traits in yourself.
In this chapter, we will look at some additional approaches you can use that also promote happiness and well-being.
Q: Would I be able to maintain a healthier weight if I ate according to my body’s circadian rhythm?
A: Your circadian rhythm—a brain function based on a 24-hour internal clock that influences when you sleep and wake—can help your body more efficiently process nutrients, burn more calories and reduce risk
Preventive Medications for Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer
Postmenopausal women who are at high risk for breast cancer should be offered medications that may reduce their risk, according to a draft recommendation issued in January 2019 by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF said there is
When it comes to memory problems, we tend to focus on the challenges of recalling information. But in many cases, the issue isn’t an inability to reach back for stored memories. The problem is that the information was never really learned in the first place.
Memory starts with learning, which requires
Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities collectively known as dementia. There is no known food or diet that can prevent or cure Alzheimer’s dementia, but diet may help delay onset and slow progression.
What sets Alzheimer’s apart from other forms
More than 7 million people in the U.S. have diabetes but haven’t been diagnosed, according to recent estimates. You may wonder how so many people could have a serious disease like diabetes but be unaware of it. The primary reason is that symptoms are rare in the early stages of
Eat This to Prevent Memory Loss
Drinking orange juice and eating berries, dark orange and red vegetables, and leafy greens is associated with a lower risk of memory loss, suggests a study of 27,842 men. Over the course of 20 years, male health professionals reported on their eating habits and took
Eating on the run can be dangerous to your health—particularly when it comes to your heart. A few bad junk food choices—salty chips, a sugar-filled pastries, high-sodium beef jerky—can undo the strides you’ve been making with smart eating and exercising. Fortunately, convenience stores actually offer healthy snacks on the go.
A study published in Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 2, 2018, suggests that African Americans are at higher risk for hypertension (high blood pressure) than Caucasians due to their diet. Among 6,897 participants whose eating habits were recorded across nine years, 46 percent of African Americans suffered from