Welcome to my May news update with the pick of the most interesting stories in health and wellbeing over the last month. Please explore these new findings and be sure to share them with your friends, families and colleagues.
With warmest good wishes,
Dr Rosy Daniel
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Coronavirus Alternative Treatments: Can Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbs Help?
Today I want to share with you my thoughts on how to deal positively with the Coronavirus pandemic. There are four attachments that you can download through the links below – do please feel free to share these with others. And if you do not wish to receive information from me in future, there is an unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email. I have written an article Finding the Health Creation Opportunity in the Corona Crisis urging us all to go further with our self-care and really make the most of this very rare time to focus on ourselves.
Read the full Rosy Daniel Article on the previous blog post.
The good news files: joy and silver linings in the coronavirus pandemic
One of the more improbable upshots of the pandemic is the sheer volume of amateur mask makers out there. Everyone it seems is reaching for the sewing machine or the 3D printer. Like these two Irish schoolboys, featured in the Irish Times. Clear skies and gorgeous spring weather have powered Germany to record solar power generation, according to Time magazine. Meanwhile, we quite like the new bite-size “tarts app” (there’s always reason to smile). Though it’s early days, it will be interesting to see if this kind of service takes off and sustains its appeal.
Read the full Guardian Article:
Diet & Nutrition
Meditarranean Diet may help preserve cognitive function
According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function. Dietary factors also seem to play a role in slowing cognitive decline. Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, led the analysis of data from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and AREDS2. They published their results today in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Read the full NIH article:
Is the Ketogenic Diet Effective for Women?
The ketogenic diet is a popular very low carb, high fat diet favored by many people for its ability to promote quick weight loss.There are other benefits related to the keto diet as well, including improved blood sugar regulation and other markers of metabolic health. However, you may wonder whether the ketogenic diet is equally effective for all populations, including women. This article reviews how the ketogenic diet affects women’s health.
Read the full Healthline Article:
Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists
The glory of the world’s oceans could be restored within a generation, according to a major new scientific review. It reports rebounding sea life, from humpback whales off Australia to elephant seals in the US and green turtles in Japan. Through rampant overfishing, pollution and coastal destruction, humanity has inflicted severe damage on the oceans and its inhabitants for centuries. But conservation successes, while still isolated, demonstrate the remarkable resilience of the seas.
Read the full Guardian Article:
5G Petition & Article
Effects of 5G wireless communication on human health
The fifth generation of telecommunications technologies, 5G, is fundamental to achieving a European gigabit society by 2025. The aim to cover all urban areas, railways and major roads with uninterrupted fifth generation wireless communication can only be achieved by creating a very dense network of antennas and transmitters. In other words, the number of higher frequency base stations and other devices will increase significantly.
Read an extract from this EU 5G PDF:
To see lots more exciting news and evidence go to www.health-e-learning.org.uk and see the health-e-information platform.
Researcher – Sophie Daniel, Health and Wellbeing Trust
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