Acupuncture isn’t just for people! Athene Noctua, or “little owl” is now back in the air after 10 acupuncture treatments to help heal a back injury sustained by flying into a stove pipe.
Read the full article: Acupuncture helps sick owls return to wild in Spain
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University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher Dr. Carol Foster developed an easy, do-it-yourself maneuver to treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) after being afflicted by the disorder herself. Called the half somersault, this new exercise has been found to be effective in treating BPPV and can be easily done at home or with a doctor’s assistance. In the following video, Dr. Foster explains the basics of vertigo and how to perform the exercise.
For more information, read the study published in Audiology and Neurology comparing the Half Somersault to a traditional maneuver used to treat BPPV: A Comparison of Two Home Exercises for Benign Positional Vertigo: Half Somersault versus Epley Maneuver
Listen to the full NPR story Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk
Artificial sweeteners found in diet soda may alter our gut microbes and raise the risk of diabetes according to new research. Next time you reach for a beverage, try water.
Listen to the full NPR story: Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes
I get a lot of questions about why I look at people’s tongues, what I see and what that means. Check out this basic chart and explanation of Chinese tongue diagnosis to see what I see:
Eating breakfast is the key to loosing weight and staying healthy, right? Maybe not. According to several recently published studies, body weight, resting metabolic rate, cholesterol and most measures of blood sugar weren’t effected by either skipping or eating breakfast.
Read the full article: Is Breakfast Overrated?
Want to boost your metabolism with ZERO effort? Sounds too good to be true? A recent study found that lowering the ambient temperature of your bedroom might do just that.
Read the full NY Times article: Let’s Cool It in the Bedroom
Daniel Lieberman, professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard University, presents an interesting take on evolution, health and disease. His theory in a nutshell: our Stone Age bodies are not equipped to thrive in the modern world.
Listen to the full interview: How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times