From our March Reno Acupuncture Newsletter (In Case You Missed it!)
When it Comes to Fatty Foods
New research suggests that a majority of what we’ve been told regarding living healthy for the past 40 years may be wrong. Research compiled over the past decade shows that although many people are making conscious efforts to eat fewer fatty foods, obesity trends continue to increase as well as diagnoses of diet-related heart disease. We’re discovering there may be serious consequences for starving our bodies of the necessary nutrition fats give us; however, new studies inform us how to remedy our actions. The research isn’t arguing that everything we’ve ever learned about nutrition is wrong … just most of it.
As most of you have probably noticed, the season for colds and flus has arrived. Every week another friend, family member or co-worker seems to be coming down with something. Coughs, sore throats, fevers, fatigue, headaches and chills are common symptoms during this time of year when temperatures drop, people become less active and groups gather to share food, drinks and living spaces. However, if you want to avoid these symptoms, acupuncture can be your answer.
Recovering from even minor surgery is a hefty task for your body. While under the precise control of able surgeons, it is still very much a major trauma. There has been a great deal of research regarding the effects acupuncture can have on a patient before, after and even during surgery. One of the primary effects of acupuncture, which western science can back up, is pain relief. Acupuncture triggers your body to release endorphins and hormones that change the way your brain processes pain. This creates the effect of reduced sensitivity to pain.