“Consuming Fruit and Vegetables and Exercising Can Make You Happier” – This research is the first to assess the causation of how happiness, the consumption of fruit and vegetables and exercising are related, rather than generalising a correlation. It found that it is the consumption of fruit and vegetables and exercising that makes people happy and not the other way round. This info may provide helpful behavioral info for your clients/patients – or for your own well-being. From: NeuroscienceNews.com “Increasing use of behavioral care helps patients recover faster from surgery” – this post reviews a growing body of evidence about perioperative
Can Fruits and Vegetables Boost Brain Health? A new study, one of the largest such analyses to date (with data from over 100K people, monitored for 20 years), has found that flavonoids, the chemicals that give plant foods their bright colors, may help curb the frustrating forgetfulness and mild confusion that older people often experience. The study controlled for diet (apart from flavonoid intake), physical activity, alcohol consumption, age ,body mass index and depression. One researcher is quoted, “These are the foods you should be eating for brain health.” From: NYTimes.com Having at least one person you can rely on
Dr. Michael DeSanctis, PhD, LP, ABPP, DBSM This is a commentary on the sleep issues presumed to exist among a very neglected and ignored sub-population in America: the many tens of thousands of our citizens struggling to survive on the street and leading nomadic existences in the shadow of our economic mainstream.